Congress veteran Ahmed Patel died at 71 after battling covid
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel passed away this morning due to multiple organ failure after having tested positive for novel coronavirus last month.
Ahmed Patel was one of the tallest leaders of the Congress party and an 8 time parliamentarian from Gujarat.
Amaravati land scam case: Supreme Court lifts gag order
The supreme court refused to interfere with Andhra Pradesh high court handling of the alleged Amravati land scam case, but removed the gag order.
The Supreme Court has requested the High Court not to decide the writ petition while issuing notice to Ex-Adv Gen DGP, DG(ACB).
An adult woman is free to decide where ever she wishes and with whoever she wishes: Delhi HC
The court said this while providing relief to an adult woman who left her home to marry the man of her choice.
The division bench passed the ruling in a habeas corpus petition where in the family members of the woman was seeking a production before the court.
Health hazards of online classes: Ahmedabad high court seeks response on plea for promoting of students up to class 8 without exams
The Ahmedabad HC asked government authority to response on please seeking no examination system for promotion of students upto 8th standard, until physical classes resume.
The plea has been filed in the backdrop of “health hazards” among children caused due to online classes.
The Trump administration imposed the bans in a bid to comprise the novel coronavirus pandemic:
The White House is contemplating rescinding entry bans for many non-US residents.
These people are who lately had been in Brazil, Britain, Ireland and 26 different European nations, 5 US and airline officers informed Reuters News.
It is just not contemplating lifting separate entry bans on most non-US residents who’ve lately been in China or Iran, the officers stated.
People have been urged to be cautious of the risk of spreading coronavirus when rules are relaxed over Christmas:
Up to three households will be allowed to stay together and form a “Christmas bubble” from 23 to 27 December, as agreed by all four UK nations.
A scientific adviser to the government said the relaxation of rules amounted to “throwing fuel on the Covid fire” respectively.
The measures will see travel restrictions across the four nations, and between tiers and levels, lifted to allow people to visit families in other parts of the UK.
The spotting of a ‘metal monolith installed in the ground’ has resulted in wild theories with many wondering if aliens put the monolith in the middle of nowhere:
When a crew from the Utah Department of Public Safety left, their mission was to count sheep.
Instead, deep in the Mars-like landscape of red-rock desert, they uncovered a mystery — a metal monolith in one of the most remote parts, the stuff of sci-fi sagas.
Pilot Bret Hutchings of the Utah Department of Public Safety recalled someone on board spotting the gleaming metal object from the air on November 18 implanted in a small clearing set against the redness of the rocks.
The White House has decides a possible pardon for Michael Flynn:
US President Donald Trump plans to pardon his former nationwide safety adviser Michael Flynn earlier than he leaves workplace, in response to a number of media reviews.
Earlier in March, Trump stated that he was strongly contemplating a full pardon for Flynn. He stated the FBI and Justice Division had “destroyed” Flynn’s life and that of his household.
Tornado warnings were in place for areas in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton and Arlington:
Authorities in Arlington, Texas were responding to reports of collapsed buildings and flying debris after strong winds swept through the southern U.S. state on Tuesday night.
“Our units are currently assessing the structures, triaging potential patients, and moving to other reported locations,” the city’s fired department said in a report while the police were determining the extent of damages and there were no immediate reports of casualties mentioned.
NIA arrested PDP leader Waheed Parra in former DSP Davinder Singh case
PDP youth wing president Waheed Parra arrested by NIA in connection with terror case.
He is the first politician to be arrested in DSP case.
Parra was being interrogated for the past two days at agency’s New Delhi Headquarters.
Parra was also alleged for involvement with the Hizbul Mujahideen terror group.
Whereas, Imran got seven Councillors while 19 Councillors abstained from voting.
Mattu got 62% of the total votes.
Merger of Lakshmi Vilas and DBS India approved by Cabinet
On Wednesday, The Union Cabinet has authorised the merger of Lakshmi Vilas Bank and DBS Bank. During press meeting, Prakash Javadekar who is a Union Minister said that this would ensure job security of more than 400 employees and in addition the depositors would also be protected.
The RBI (Reserve Bank of India) has made a draft scheme proposition which states the merger of DBS Bank of Singapore having branch in India with the Lakshmi Vilas Bank.
Ahmed Patel to have burial at his native place in Gujarat
Congress Leader Ahmed Patel who had died on Wednesday due to multiple organ failure and COVID related complications at a Gurugram Hospital.
He is said to have burial at his village Piraman in Bharuch district of Gujarat.
His close confidante and fellow leader of Congress Nazubhai Fadwala has stated that he wished to be laid in his ancestral home beside his parents which is located in Bharuch district of Gujarat.
NDRF Chief says they are making arrangements for the worst as the Cyclone Nivar nears
The NDRF (National Disater Response Force) has stated that they are making arrangements for the worst case scenario as the Cyclone Nivar has been naring towards the coast of Tamil Nadu.
The Director General of NDRF SN Pradhan has said that the cyclone has been categorised as the most severe cyclone and thus keeping this in mind they have prepared for the worst.
He further added that over 30,000 people have been removed from Tamil Nadu and 7,000 people from Puducherry.
Google Pay: Fee on money transfers for US, doesn’t apply to India
Google on Wednesday clarified that users in India will not have to pay any fee for money transfers on its payment platform and that the charges are for users in the US.
Last week, Google had announced that it is launching a redesigned Google Pay app next year on Android and iOS, starting with the US and that users will not be able to use the service on a web browser.
Reports had said that Google Pay will also add a fee on instant money transfers. ”These charges and fees are specific to the US and don’t apply to the Google Pay or Google Pay for Business apps in India,” a Google spokesperson said.
Google Pay competes with players like Paytm, Walmart-owned PhonePe and Amazon Pay in India.
MPEDA knocks state govts for reforms in marine fishing act to boost shrimp exports to US
The Marine Products Export Development Authority
MPEDA is pushing for necessary reforms in marine products act with state governments that will facilitate lifting of the ban by United States imposed two years earlier to make India more responsible toward turtle prevention, an official said.
Some 15 per cent of total shrimps exports from India had been impacted due to the ban by the US on import of sea caught shrimps from India.
In India, law and order and fishing regulations are state subjects and are governed by respective local governments.
The ban is only on sea shrimps (catch shrimps) as they are presumed to be caught by vessels without using turtle excluder devices (TED).
There is no issue with farmed shrimps exports.
DoT accepts proposal on ‘0’ prefix for all calls from landlines to mobile phones
The department has accepted sectoral regulator Trai”s recommendation for having the ”0” prefix for such calls, a move that will create sufficient numbering space for telecom services.
Callers will soon be required to add ”0” prefix for making calls from landlines to mobile phones in the country, with the telecom department asking telcos to make necessary arrangements by January 1 to implement the new system.
“All the fixed line subscribers should be provided with `0” dialling facility, that is, STD dialling facility,” said the circular posted on DoT”s website.
DoT said that time till January 1 is allowed to all the telecom service providers to implement this new system.
Against US dollar in early trade, Rupee rises 6 paise to 73.95
The rupee appreciated 6 paise to 73.95 against the US dollar in the opening session on Wednesday.
Traders said strong domestic equities, sustained foreign fund inflows and weak American currency also supported the rupee.
At the interbank forex market, the domestic unit opened at 73.98 against the US dollar, and gained ground to touch 73.95 against the greenback, registering a rise of 6 paise over its previous close.
On Tuesday, the rupee appreciated by 10 paise to close at a three-week high of 74.01 against the US dollar.
Nifty tops 13,100-mark, Sensex rallies over 300 points to scale fresh peak in opening session
Equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 300 points in opening trade on Wednesday, tracking gains in index-heavyweights HDFC twins, Reliance Industries and ICICI Bank amid largely positive cues from global markets and persistent foreign fund inflows.
After touching a lifetime high of 44,825.37 in the opening session, the 30-share BSE index was trading 242.76 points or 0.55 per cent higher at 44,765.78.
ONGC was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, surging around 5 per cent, followed by SBI, ICICI Bank, Bajaj Auto, HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries and Axis Bank.
Domestic equities continued to look good at the moment on favourable global cues, said Binod Modi, Head-Strategy at Reliance Securities.
South Africa cricket gives its media rights to star India till 2024
South Africa cricket has signed a deal with star India giving the broadcaster its media rights for Asia middle East and North Africa till 2024 season.
The association will commence with England’s tour to South Africa starting 27th November.
“There are few social events on the South African sporting calendar that rally offence up as much the cricket,” said CSA chief Executive Officer.
Star India already has the global rights for ICC, BCCI, Cricket Indian Premier league among others.
“we are delighted to collaborate with cricket South Africa this alliance 45 our commitment to cricket,” said Star sports chief.
Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis expect side contest between India and Australia
With Virat Kohli Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma missing at least the first two matches, he believes it’s going to be tough for India.
Waqar Younis believes the comeback of Steve Smith and David Warner is going to make things tough for India.
India’s Australia challenge will begin on Friday with the first ODI in Sydney.
Waqar Younis believes the Indian bowlers has got the touch and can do the job for India.
Sherkhan Aslam rights over Batra bin male Hockey India ‘life president’
Olympian Aslam Sher Khan believes that sports minister Kiran Rijiju is amending Sports code which is unconstitutional and illegal.
In August, the Delhi High court asks the sports ministry and Hockey India for their stand on khan’s plea.
A member of the Indian team that won 1975 Hockey World Cup, Sun alleged that Hockey India had violated the national sports code.
The petition in the Delhi High court was filed by Advocate Vanshdeep Dalmia.
Khan, in his letter to Rijiju, cited the examples of other federations, like Tennis and khokho that had abolished the post of life president.
Klopp highlights Roberto firmino’s importance to Liverpool’s “orchestra
Klopp has compared firmino’s importance to Liverpool to a musician playing 12 instruments in our orchestra.
Firmino had struggled to episode his usual influence until Sunday find display against Leicester.
Liverpool would qualify for the knockout stages but matches to spare with victory over the Italian club.
Klopp considered him a great striker and a valuable player for the Liverpool team.
Klopp believes firmino’s confidence will improve following what was only his second goal of the campaign against Leicester.
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Spotify Starts ‘Rolling Reset’ of User Passwords Found Victim to Possible Credential Stuffing Operation
Spotify reportedly see over 299 million active monthly users and is one of the most popular music streaming services.
Spotify starts resetting passwords after an open database was discovered.
This database contained 72GB of user information.
Around 300,000 to 350,000 Spotify users may have been affected.
Report: D-Link May Start a New Production Unit in India
The Taiwanese company may start local production of its networking devices that are sold in India.
The move by D-Link is claimed to be of advantage to the OEMs in India.
D-Link’s decision comes amidst rising tension between India and China.
D-Link also intends to boost its sales to North America.
In Ladakh Army digs out old sleeping bags for troop acclimatization
With thousands of troops deployed to new forward posts in eastern Ladakh after aggressive moves by China, the Army has been forced to dig out old sleeping bags from its reserves to equip soldiers for bitter winter months on the frontier.
Explaining the decision to use them now, an official said: “A board of officers constituted in 2015 recommended that they are fit for use by troops deployed at lower altitudes.
Therefore, a decision was taken to preserve the consignment as reserve.
In July 2020, a portion of this consignment was issued to troops deployed at lower altitudes undergoing training and acclimatisation.
Pak host to largest number of UN proscribed terrorists, should remember Abbottabad: India
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador T S Tirumurti on Tuesday tweeted that the “dossier of lies presented by Pakistan enjoys zero credibility”.
India has reminded Pakistan, the “host to the world’s largest number of UN proscribed terrorists and entities”, of Abbottabad, the garrison city.
Where al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden hid for years and was killed, in a hard-hitting response as Islamabad’s UN envoy gave a “dossier of lies” to Secretary General Antonio Guterres.