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Day: November 27, 2020

India

“Win By Even One Vote Is Ultimately A Victory”: Nitish Kumar

Victory even by one vote is ultimately a victory, said Nitish Kumar. (FILE)Patna: In a bid to blunt the RJD's assertion that the NDA managed to win the Bihar assembly election by getting only 12,270 votes more than the Grand Alliance led by the party, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that victory by even one vote is ultimately a triumph.If anyone thinks that irregularities have been committed in the election, he can move the court for the redressal of grievances, Mr Kumar said in the assembly while replying to a debate on the Motion of Thanks to the Governor's address."Victory even by one vote is ultimately a victory. We have 125 (seats) and anyone having 122 would form the government. If anyone thinks that something wrong has been done (in the assembly election), he can move ...
Health and Lifestyle

Review: ‘Legend of Suheldev: The King who Saved India’ by Amish Tripathi – Times of India

A few days ago I read Amish’s latest contribution to the literary world, ‘Legend of Suheldev: The King who saved India’. This was my first exposure to Amish’s writing. Though Amish has been one of India’s most popular writers for many years, Suheldev is the first of his books that I read. Until recently, I knew Amish as a cheerful and bubbly person, full of ideas and energy, always wanting to do something interesting. Suheldev introduced me to Amish, the writer. Knowing Amish, both as a person and as a writer, I finally understand the reason for the success of his books. 'Legend of Suheldev' tells the story of King Suheldev of Shravasti, who was so moved by the looting and destruction of the magnificent temple of Lord Shiva at Somnath, that he decided to give up the comfort of a royal...
Career and Education

Pune’s GMRT becomes India’s third IEEE Milestone facility – Times of India

PUNE: The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) has been selected as an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Milestone facility on November 23. This is the third such IEEE Milestone recognition for an Indian contribution, to date. The previous two Indian IEEE milestones in India (recognized in 2012) are for the pioneering work done by Sir JC Bose to demonstrate the generation and reception of radio waves in 1895, and for the Nobel prize-winning discovery by Sir CV Raman in 1928, said the official release. Considering the global impact of GMRT with users from over 40 countries worldwide and the fact that it was designed and built entirely in India, the IEEE India office and IEEE Pune section initiated the proposal to nominate the GMRT for this prestigious internatio...
India

Top Medical Body Approves Dry Swab Testing For COVID-19

Top Medical Body Approves Dry Swab Testing For COVID-19. (Representational)Hyderabad: The Indian Council of Medical Research has approved a dry swab RNA- extraction-free testing method for the COVID-19 virus developed by CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, CCMB said here on Friday.Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is an important macromolecule that is present in all biological cells.In the conventional testing method, nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab samples collected by sample collection centres are transported to testing centres, sometimes even hundreds of kilometres away.The samples are generally placed in a liquid called Viral Transport Medium (VTM).To avoid leakage, they are packed heavily that adds on to sample processing times at both the sample collection and testing centre...
Sports

ISL: Roy Krishna, Manvir Singh Seal ATK Mohun Bagan’s First ISL Derby Win | Football News

Fijian striker Roy Krishna continued his prolific goal-scoring form as he helped ATK Mohun Bagan prevail over SC East Bengal 2-0 in the first ever Indian Super League derby on Friday. Krishna, who had scored ATKMB's lone goal against Kerala Blasters in their campaign opener, struck in the 49th minute before Manvir Singh killed the contest in the 85th minute with a solo effort. With two wins on the trot, ATK Mohun Bagan led the table with six points, followed by Northeast United FC. It was a typical Antonio Lopez Habas' style of play that panned out on the field as ATKMB were slow to get off the blocks before taking control of the game. Their defence,...
Career and Education

Vice President Naidu calls for mass movement to promote digital literacy – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday called for a mass movement to promote digital literacy and urged all stakeholders, including technological and educational institutions, to play a leading role in achieving the desired results. Virtually launching the Adi Shankara Digital Academy, the vice president said information was the main commodity in the present-day knowledge society, and added that whoever has quick access to information, has the advantage. He described 'digitalisation' as the medium to access such information. Drawing attention towards unprecedented disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Naidu said it has forced millions of students out of classrooms due to closure of schools, and that the world community is trying to address the challenge by adoptin...
India

Four Killed Due To Cyclone Nivar In Tamil Nadu; Centre, State Announce Relief

PM Modi spoke to Palaniswami who apprised him of the situation in the state.Chennai: The Centre on Friday pledged all support to cyclone Nivar-affected Tamil Nadu with both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister K Palniswami announcing relief to the families of those killed.Nivar which wreaked havoc in 18 districts of the state has claimed four lives besides leaving several cattle dead and over 2,000 trees uprooted, Palaniswami said, a day after the very severe storm made landfall.PM Modi spoke to Palaniswami who apprised him of the situation in the state.The prime minister informed Central teams would be deputed the state for all assistance."Spoke to Tamil Nadu CM Thiru @EPSTamilNadu and discussed the situation in the wake of the cyclone and heavy rainfall in parts of the stat...
Sports

Tokyo Olympics Test Events To Resume In March | Olympics News

Tokyo Olympics test events will resume in March and a decision on fan attendance will come in the spring, an official said on Friday, as preparations continued for the postponed Games despite ongoing coronavirus fears. The comments from Yasuo Mori, deputy executive director of the Games Operations Bureau, come after International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach last week said he was "very confident" the Games will have fans. The Tokyo Olympics were postponed for a year over the coronavirus, becoming the first to be rescheduled in peace time. The 2020 Games will now start on July 23, 2021. "We are... thinking about what kind of Tokyo 2020 Games w...
India

“States Have To Rise Above Politics To Contain Covid Surge”: Supreme Court

The top court said "this is high time to take strict measures"New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday said states have to rise "above the politics" and harsh measures were required to be taken to contain the surge of COVID-19 as things have gone from "bad to worse".The top court also said there are policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures (SoP) for COVID-19 management in the country but there is lack of implementation by the authorities and no concrete steps have been taken to deal with the issue.The top court said "this is high time to take strict measures", otherwise Central government's effort will go in vain.The observations by a bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan came after the Centre apprised it that ongoing wave of the pandemic appears to be "harsher" than earlier.Th...
India

3 Killed, 6 Hurt As Bus Catches Fire From Electric Wire In Jaipur: Police

Three persons were killed and six others injured in the accident. (Representational)Jaipur: Three persons were killed and six others injured on Friday when a private bus travelling from Delhi to Jaipur caught fire after coming in contact with a high-tension power line, police said.The Jaipur-Delhi national highway was blocked after a truck overturned near Labana village. Due to this, a private bus driver tried to take his vehicle in the wrong direction. The bus came in contact with the power line and caught fire, police official Anita Meena said.She said three passengers were killed and six others were injured. Other passengers in the bus were safely evacuated, Ms Meena said.The injured have been admitted to NIMS Hospital, she said. The bus was completely destroyed in the fire, Ms Meena...