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Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg acknowledges applause as she arrives to speak at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died September 18, 2020 at her home in Washington, the court says. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. (AFP)

The Notorious RBG: A legacy marked by triumphs for equality for women

In 2018, Ginsburg was the subject of a documentary and a feature film ‘On the Basis of Sex,’ in which the actor Felicity Jones portrayed her

  Kangana Ranaut (Pic courtesy: Instagram)

Kangana slams Raut's abusive language, says 'you are not Maharashtra'

You know how many girls are raped every day in the country, how many of them are tortured and killed — sometimes by their own husbands?

Legendary percussionist Sivamani with the lead star of Atkan Chatkan, Lydian Nadhaswaram. (Photo: Twitter/@drumssivamani)

Sivamani: From little drummer boy to maestro of Atkan Chatkan

The storied percussionist has scored music for a Bollywood film that's ruling the OTT platforms

J.K. Rowling poses for the media at the world premiere of the film "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" in Paris. (AP File)

JK Rowling returns her Kennedy human rights award after ‘transphobic’ tweets

'The statement incorrectly implied that I was transphobic, and that I am responsible for harm to trans people,' Rowling said on her website

World

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  Sudanese Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the military council, speaks during a military-backed rally, in Omdurman district, west of Khartoum, Sudan. Officials in Sudan confirmed that a senior U.S.-Israeli delegation flew to Sudan on a private jet Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, and met with Burhan and others to wrap up a deal that would make Sudan the third Arab country to normalize ties with Israel this year. (AP)

Sudan to join UAE, Bahrain in recognising Israel

Trump said at least five other countries want to come into the deal, which is collectively called the Abraham Accords

 Pro-democracy protesters wave Thailand's national flag as others shine their mobile phone lights during an anti-government protest in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP)

Thailand cancels emergency decree in bid to calm protests

Wednesday marked the eighth straight day of demonstrations by a movement that was launched in March

Pope Francis delivers a speech during a ceremony for peace with representatives from various religions in Campidoglio Square in Rome on October 20, 2020. (AFP)

Pope says same-sex couples should be protected by civil union laws

He made his comments in a new documentary “Francesco” by Oscar-nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky that was released on Wednesday

Business

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 During April to August 2020, the country received a total FDI inflow of $35.73 billion.

India receives $35 billion FDI in first five months of the fiscal

FDI is largely made by multinational companies, large institutions and private equity and venture capital firms

 From an average growth of 8 per cent during FY17-19, urban consumption declined 0.6 per cent for the first time in two decades in FY20 before collapsing by more than a quarter during April-August 2020. (Representational Image: AFP)

Urban consumption sees worst decline in two decades

While urban consumption contracted 34 per cent, rural consumption shrank only 4 per cent

Easing of lockdown- related restrictions and increase in festive season orders has supported the rough diamond import growth in September.

Rough diamond imports grow after seven months as order come in

The pandemic lockdown and voluntary stoppage of imports by the industry to clear inventories have seen imports declining for past 7 months

Sports

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Eoin Morgan

IPL 2020: Dinesh Karthik steps down as KKR captain, Eoin Morgan takes over

Karthik told the KKR management that he wants to "focus on his batting and contributing more to the team's cause.

Pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada led a fine bowling display to end with excellent figures of 4/24, including picking up the big wicket of Virat Kohli. (File Photo | PTI)

Delhi Capitals reclaim top spot with 59-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore

Blistering knocks by Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis (53) and Prithvi Shaw (42) powered Delhi Capitals to 196 for four.

Marcus Stoinis and Rishabh Pant (37) immediately stitched up an 89-run partnership. (Photo | iplt20.com)

Marcus Stoinis' half-century, Prithvi Shaws 42 power Delhi Capitals to 196/4 against RCB

Stoinis, who was dropped on 30 by Yuzvendra Chahal, made RCB pay for the mistake as he raced to his 53 in just 26 balls.

Science

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An Atlas Centaur 7 rocket on the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA's leading asteroid expert, Paul Chodas, speculates that asteroid 2020 SO, as it is formally known, is actually a Centaur upper rocket stage that propelled NASA’s Surveyor 2 lander to the moon in 1966 before it was discarded. (AP)

Fake asteroid? NASA expert IDs mystery object as old rocket

The rocket swept past the moon and into orbit around the sun as intended junk, never to be seen again — until perhaps now

Experiments done at 20, 30 and 40 degrees C showed the virus survived longer at cooler temperatures, longer on smooth surfaces than on complex surfaces such as cotton, and longer on paper banknotes than on plastic banknotes. (Representational Image:AFP)

Australian study finds coronavirus can last 28 days on glass, currency

Findings from the study show that in a very controlled environment the virus remains infectious for longer than other studies have found

A person walks past a board advising on hand disinfection facilities in a public place in Berlin on October 6, 2020, amid the new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (AFP)

Coronavirus can survive on skin for 9 hours: Study

The study found that virus was inactivated more rapidly on skin surfaces than on other surfaces such as stainless steel, glass and plastic

Life

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It all began with British historian Edward Anderson responding to a question from food aggregator with this innocuous statement on Twitter, "Idlis are the most boring things in the world." (Pixabay)

All about an idli: British professor's tweet sparks not so 'boring' debate

The steamed rice and lentil 'cake' - a pan India favourite - is suddenly much talked about and much discussed

 Fishing Cat. (By arrangement)

Rare, endangered Fishing Cat sighted in Chilika

Fishing Cat is the only wild cat species in India that is a wetland specialist

 With most frontrunner vaccine candidates likely to require ‘extra cold' storage, the private sector could also be roped in for effective delivery of a preventive when it is available, suggest several experts and industry insiders. (AP)

Ramping up cold storage facilities critical as India preps for virus vaccine: experts

Unlike drugs, virtually all vaccines need to be transported at cold temperatures, usually between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius

Relationship

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A certain conclave organised by a prominent magazine that concluded this weekend, had a most topical panel on anxiety and stress.

The great malaise of our times

Stress is like reverse-oxygen — it slowly, silently, kills. Therefore, it must be taken seriously, and to reach out is to self-preserve.

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No room for racism

It is an ugly truth that racism exists in the world, but you can certainly make your child aware of it

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The cons of quarantine

With domestic violence on the rise amidst lockdown, one must consider being empathetic, understanding and sensitive towards others

Metros

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Smoke rises from City Central Mall after fire broke out in it, in Mumbai, Friday, October 23, 2020. (PTI)

Mumbai Central mall fire under control, 3,500 evacuated from adjacent tower

The fire brigade evacuated around 3500 people residing in a building adjacent to City Centre Mall which caught a huge Level-5 fire

Kangana Ranaut.

Court tells police to probe Kangana Ranaut's social media posts

Mumbai based Director Sahil Ashrafali Sayyed has lodged a complaint alleging the actor has been defaming Bollywood since the last two months

 Mumbai Metro One said that it will start operations from October 19 and the services will operate from 8.30am to 8.30pm. (Representational Image: PTI)

Mumbai Metro service to resume on Monday

MMOPL said the entry points at every station will be limited to ensure effective crowd management and screening

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