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Day: February 25, 2021

World

UK Lowers COVID-19 Alert Level

The UK has administered a first dose of coronavirus vaccine to more than 18 million people. (File)London, United Kingdom: Britain on Thursday lowered the country's virus alert level down one notch from the highest possible, saying a fall in cases had reduced the threat to the state-run National Health Service.Since January, the country has been at the highest level 5, indicating a "material risk of healthcare services being overwhelmed" and a need for "extremely strict" social distancing.It is now moving to level 4, indicating a "high or rising level of transmission" with enforced social distancing.The UK's chief medical officers and the medical director of NHS England said they had agreed to the move as cases have been "consistently declining" and the threat of the NHS "being overwhelm...
Career and Education

EFLU students protest seeking reopening of hostels – Times of India

HYDERABAD: The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad (EFLU) has decided not to conduct any in-person classes until March 31, 2021. The standing committee took the decision following resurgence of Covid-19 virus in some states. The committee is prioritizing the safety and the well-being of the students and decided to not conduct in-person classes. “The university is exclusively dedicated to the study of humanities and does not have science, engineering or technological subjects that require in person access to the laboratories for experiments. In view of this, the committee resolved that the classes will continue to be conducted in the online mode until March 31, 2021 after which the situation will be reviewed,” stated a circular issued by the Prof T Samson, EFLU registrar...
Sports

IND vs ENG: England Out Of World Test Championship Final Contention; India Move To Top Spot | Cricket News

IND vs ENG: India beat England by 10 wickets in the third Test to take 2-1 lead in the series.© BCCI India knocked England out of contention from the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final in June with their 10-wicket triumph in the day-night third Test in Ahmedabad which propelled the hosts to the top of the standings. India now have to either win or draw the final game here starting March 4 to claim the ri...
World

“Serious Deficiencies”: Terror Funding Watchdog Keeps Pak On “Grey List”

There is serious deficiency by Pakistan in checking terror financing, the watchdog said. (File)New Delhi: Indicating status quo of being on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) "grey list", the global body against money laundering and terror financing on Thursday said Pakistan will continue to remain on increased monitoring list as there are "serious deficiencies" in checking terror financing and the country lacks an effective system to deal with it.After its meeting, Marcus Pleyer, president of the Paris-based FATF, said the deadline given to Pakistan has already expired and asked Islamabad to address their concerns "as quickly as possible"."To date, Pakistan has made progress across all action plan items and has now largely addressed 24 of the 27 action items. As all action plan dea...
Sports

IND vs ENG: Axar Patel Wants Ahmedabad Pitch To Remain Same For Final Test | Cricket News

IND vs ENG: Axar Patel picked up 11 wickets in the third Test in Ahmedabad.© BCCI After guiding India to a comprehensive 10-wicket win in the third Test against England, Axar Patel said he would want the wicket to remain the same for the fourth and final Test of the series. Axar finished with 11 wickets in the game (six in the first innings and five in the second). Senior partner Ravichandran Ashwin wasn't to...
Sports

Athletics Indian Grand Prix II: Hima Das Cruises To 200m Gold In Her First Race After More Than A Year | Athletics News

Star Indian sprinter Hima Das ran her first competitive race in more than a year and won a gold in the women's 200m in the Indian Grand Prix II at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports campus, on Thursday. The 21-year-old Hima, the 2018 world junior champion in 400m, won the race in 23.31 seconds. She ran faster only three times earlier in this distance -- twice in 2018 when she clocked 23.10 seconds in the National Inter-State Athletics Championships in Guwahati and 23.22 seconds in a Grand Prix meet in Poland and once in 2019 when she clocked 23.25 seconds in Czech Republic. Hima, who is yet to qualify for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, had...
Career and Education

Assam Police Constable admit card for PET/PST released, check here – Times of India

NEW DELHI: State Level Police Recruitment Board, Assam has released the admit card for Physical Standard Test and Physical Efficiency Test on its official website today, i.e., February 25. The candidates who have applied for the Assam Constable recruitment can visit the official website of SLPRB Assam — slprbassam.in — to check and download their admit card. The Physical Standard Test & Physical Efficiency Test in the following three districts — Sivasagar, Jorhat, and Karimganj — will be held shortly. Candidates can download their Assam Police PET/ PST admit card either from the official website or from the direct link provided below. Direct link to download Assam Police PET/ PST admit cardHow to download Assam Police PET/ PST admit card Candidates can follow the steps given b...
Sports

भारत के नाम अनोखा रिकॉर्ड: 86 साल में सबसे कम ओवर में खत्म हुआ मैच, 1945 के बाद सबसे कम गेंदों पर खत्म हुआ मैच

Ads से है परेशान? बिना Ads खबरों के लिए इनस्टॉल करें दैनिक भास्कर ऐपअहमदाबाद4 मिनट पहलेकॉपी लिंकभारत ने इंग्लैंड को रिकॉर्ड 10 विकेट से हराया। यह मोटेरा में भारत की सबसे बड़ी जीत है।दोनों टीमों ने इस टेस्ट में कुल मिलाकर 140.2 ओवर खेलीं। यह 1935 के बाद से सबसे कम ओवर में खत्म होने वाला टेस्ट है। वहीं, दोनों टीमों ने कुल मिलाकर 842 गेंदें खेलीं। यह सबसे कम बॉल में खत्म होने वाला टेस्ट भी है। इससे पहले ऑस्ट्रेलिया और न्यूजीलैंड ने 1945/46 में कुल मिलाकर 872 गेंदें खेली थीं। यानी वर्ल्ड वॉर-2 के बाद से इस टेस्ट में सबसे कम गेंदें खेली गईं। यह 5 दिन के मैच का मजा लेने आए दर्शकों के लिए बेहद निराशानजनक रहा।ओवर के लिहाज से ओवरऑल 7वां सबसे छोटा टेस्टयह वर्ल्ड वॉर-2 के बाद से सबसे छोटा टेस्ट है। 1935 के बाद से अब तक 2000 से ज्यादा टेस्ट खेले जा चुके हैं। इसमें यह सबसे छोटा टेस्ट रहा। यह वर्ल्ड ...
Sports

IND vs ENG: Rohit Sharma Says Intent To Score Way To Go On “Normal” Ahmedabad Pitch | Cricket News

IND vs ENG: Rohit Sharma scored a half-century in the first innings of the third Test.© BCCI Rohit Sharma attributed his sublime first innings half-century to the positive intent that he displayed by not just trying to survive on an "interesting" but "normal" Indian wicket where England got thrashed by 10 wickets. The senior opener scored India's only half-century of the game with the home side spinners accou...
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IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: Ravichandran Ashwin Hopes To Continue Fine Form Despite Ageing Body | Cricket News

Axar Patel might have stolen the show in the pink-ball Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium, but senior partner Ravichandran Ashwin constantly guided him as the duo spun a web over the English batsmen. While Axar had 11 wickets to show for his efforts, Ashwin finished with 7 to enter the 400-wicket club. Ashwin is the fourth Indian bowler in the club after Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh. Speaking after the game, Ashwin revealed that he is working on his fitness despite his ageing body. "I think my bowling is coming beautifully, I thought I was bowling well in the IPL. In Australia, I had a chat with Ravi (Shastri) and Virat (Kohli), they fel...