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Day: February 24, 2021

World

In A First, Russia Jails Female Jehovah’s Witness

Valentina Baranovskaya was sentenced to two years in a penal colony (Representational)Moscow, Russia: Russia on Wednesday sentenced a female member of the Jehovah's Witnesses faith to two years in prison, a first in the country's crackdown on the US-based religious movement.Moscow outlawed the Jehovah's Witnesses in 2017, labelling it an extremist organisation and has since sentenced several members to lengthy jail terms.A court in the Siberian city of Abakan on Wednesday sentenced Valentina Baranovskaya, 69, to two years in a penal colony for participating in a banned organisation, the religious movement said.Her son, Roman Baranovsky, was jailed for six years for organising activities of a banned organisation.The religious movement said Baranovskaya was the first female member of the ...
Sports

IND vs ENG: Axar Patel Says Ball Was Skidding Off Ahmedabad Pitch, Plan Was To Bowl Wicket To Wicket | Cricket News

IND vs ENG: Axar Patel returned 6 for 38 on Day 1 of the third Test against England.© BCCI India left-arm spinner Axar Patel on Wednesday said his plan to bowl wicket-to-wicket on a "skidding" Motera surface reaped rich dividends for him on the opening day of the day-night third Test against England in Ahmedabad. Patel and senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin exploited the turning Motera pitch at the newly-...
Health and Lifestyle

Coronavirus: Experts declare hair loss as one of the 5 reigning symptoms of long COVID | The Times of India

Long COVID is a term used to define the symptoms faced by the people and the effects the coronavirus has on various individuals for weeks or months beyond the initial illness.As per the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), long COVID lasts for more than 12 weeks. However, other studies claim that symptoms can last for more than eight weeks to become long COVID.According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), one in five coronavirus patients exhibit symptoms "for a period of five weeks or longer".A recent lancet study claimed that COVID survivors faced symptoms even after six months of recovery, of which hair loss was a major source of concern. Source link
World

Facebook To Invest $1 Billion In News Industry After Australia Row

Facebook said it has already invested $600 million in news industry since 2018. (Representational)Facebook Inc on Wednesday pledged to invest at least $1 billion in the news industry over the next three years, days after a high-profile stand-off with the Australian government over paying news outlets for content.The social network's commitment to the news industry follows Google's $1 billion investment last year, as technology giants come under scrutiny over their business model as well as the proliferation of misinformation on their platform.Facebook on Tuesday restored Australian news pages, ending an unprecedented week-long blackout after wringing concessions from the government over a proposed law that will require tech giants to pay traditional media companies for their content.The...
Sports

Ferrari To Rejoin FIA World Endurance Championship In 2023 | Formula 1 News

The iconic Ferrari racing car has been absent from the endurance scene since 1973.© AFP Ferrari has entered the Le Mans Hypercar era with the Italian motor racing team announcing on Wednesday it would join the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2023. The iconic Ferrari racing car has been absent from the endurance scene, spearheaded by the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, since 1973. While the hotly awaited car has...
Corona

पैसेंजर ट्रेनों का किराया बढ़ा, रेलवे ने भारी घाटे और कोविड संकट के दौरान ट्रेन चलाने के जोखिम की दुहाई दी

पैसेंजर ट्रेनों का किराया बढ़ाने को लेकर रेलवे ने सफाई दी है. रेलवे की ओर से कहा गया है कि किराया इसलिए बढ़ाया गया है ताकि... Source link
Career and Education

MAHADISCOM Recruitment 2021: Apply online for 7000 Vidyut Sahayak and Upkendra Sahayak posts – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MAHADISCOM) has reopened the application portal for 7000 Vidyut Sahayak (Electrical Assistant) and Upkendra Sahayak (Substation Assistant) posts against Advt no 04/2019 and 05/2019 respectively. The MAHADISCOM had earlier released two separate notifications for the recruitment of Electrical Assistant and Substation Assistant online. The application registration process for the same will be active till March 20, 2021. The interested and eligible candidates can now apply online through the official website - mahadiscom.in - for 5000 Vidyut Sahayak and 2000 Upkendra Sahayak posts.MAHADISCOM Recruitment 2021: Important DatesS. No. Event Date 1 Online application starting date February 22, 2021 2 Last date to apply onlin...
Career and Education

CSBC Bihar Police Constable admit card 2021 released, download here – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Central Selection Board of Constable (CSBC) on Wednesday released the Biar Constable exam admit card on its official website. The candidates who have applied for the CSBC Constable exam can visit the official website of CSBC — csbc.bih.nic.in — to check and download their CSBC Bihar Police Constable admit card 2021. The Central Selection Board of Constable has scheduled to conduct the written examination on March 14 and 21 at various centres across the country. Candidates can download their CSBC Bihar Police Constable admit card 2021 either from the official website or from the direct link provided below. Candidates are required to login with their registration number and password to obtain the admit card. Direct link: CSBC Bihar Police Constable admit card 2021How ...
Sports

IND vs ENG: Rohit Sharma’s Unbeaten Fifty, Axar Patel’s Six Wickets Put India In Command In Day-Night Test | Cricket News

Axar Patel's devastating six-wicket haul bundled England out for 112 before Rohit Sharma's languid elegance shone through in an unbeaten half century that handed India the edge on the opening day of the day-night third Test in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. The spin combination of left-armer Patel and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin exploited the turning Motera pitch at the newly-inaugurated Narendra Modi Stadium to the full and England's first innings folded in just 48.4 overs after the visitors opted to bat. Patel (21.4-6-38-6) grabbed his second five-for in his second Test while Ashwin (16-6-26-3) took three. At Stumps, India were 99 for 3 from 33 overs ...