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195th Day Of Lockdown

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Newsmakers

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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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US President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a "Make America Great Again" rally on October 15, 2020, at Pitt-Greenville Airport in Greenville, North Carolina. (AFP)

China, Russia and India spewing stuff into air: Trump

Trump said the US under his administration has achieved energy independence while protecting its pristine environment

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan. (AFP)

FATF keeps Pakistan on 'Enhanced Follow-up' for meagre progress against terror financing

The development came only a few weeks ahead of the meeting of the FATF to decide on Pakistan's grey list status

  US President Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking about law and order from the South Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2020. (AFP)

Claiming COVID-19 immunity, Trump hits the election trail again

Twitter on Sunday hid a tweet from Trump in which he claimed he was immune, saying the post violated its rules about misinformation

Business

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 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

 The amount so borrowed will be passed on to the states as a back-to-back loan in lieu of GST Compensation Cess releases. (PTI)

Centre to borrow Rs 1.1 lakh cr GST compensation for states

The amount so borrowed will be passed on to the states as a back-to-back loan in lieu of GST Compensation Cess releases

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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 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

Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut.

Maharashtra minister suspects sabotage behind Mumbai power outage

According to the minister, a similar incident of grid failure had taken place in 2011

View of Mumbai city skyline. Large parts of the financial capital reported major power outage on Monday morning due to a technical failure. (PTI)

Major power outage across Mumbai due to grid failure

Suburban local train services, operating only for essential workers at present, were affected from 10 am, sources said

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