Wednesday, April 14News That Matters

Day: March 1, 2021

Sports

IND vs ENG: Jack Leach Says No Pitch Talk In Dressing Room, England Focussed On Improving | Cricket News

Spinner Jack Leach said on Monday England are not obsessed by the state of the pitches in India but are keen to learn from their two-day defeat before the final Test starts this week. Joe Root-led England went down by 10 wickets in less than two full days on a viciously turning Ahmedabad track last week and trail the four-match series 2-1. Former England cricketers including Michael Vaughan and David Lloyd slammed the pitch at the world's biggest stadium which was hosting its first international game, since renovation.But left-arm spinner Leach, who has taken 16 wickets in three Tests, said his side is focused on setting things right in the match th...
World

China Expelled Largest Number Of Foreign Journalists Since 1989: Report

Foreign correspondents were targeted in alleged national security investigations, the report said (File)Beijing: Working conditions for the foreign journalists in China deteriorated in 2020 with Beijing expelling 18 correspondents, the largest since the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China (FCCC) said on Monday.The FCCC, which periodically puts out reports on the state of conditions faced by the foreign media in China, said the Chinese authorities "track, trace, expel" restricting the reportage on the COVID-19 pandemic."Chinese authorities dramatically stepped-up efforts in 2020 to frustrate the work of foreign correspondents. All arms of state power - including surveillance systems introduced to curb coronavirus -  were used to h...
World

Fraudsters Offer 1 Billion COVID-19 Doses Across EU

A total of about 1 billion non-existent COVID-19 vaccine doses are on offer, EU has warned.Dubious intermediaries have offered governments across the European Union a total of about 1 billion non-existent COVID-19 vaccine doses worth about 14 billion euros, the bloc's anti-fraud agency told Reuters on Monday.Such middleman are asking for advance payments and giving no delivery details, Ville Itala, the head of the European anti-fraud office OLAF, said, stressing that pharmaceutical companies insist they sell directly to governments."It's quite massive," he added."They send an offer, which is not a real one. In fact, there is as such no vaccines attached to the offer from what we have seen so far," he said.The scams OLAF was investigating came from both professional criminals and individ...
World

Global COVID-19 Infections Up For First Time In 7 Weeks: WHO

The coronavirus infections globally rose last week for the first time in seven weeks, WHO said.ZURICH (Reuters): The number of new coronavirus infections globally rose last week for the first time in seven weeks, the World Health Organization said on Monday."We need to have a stern warning for all of us: that this virus will rebound if we let it," Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO technical lead for COVID-19, told a briefing. "And we cannot let it."WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the rise in cases was "disappointing but not surprising" and urged countries not to relax measures to fight the disease.It was too early for countries to rely solely on vaccination programmes and abandon other measures, he said: "If countries rely solely on vaccines, they are making a mistake. Ba...
World

Apple’s 270 US Stores Open For First Time Since Pandemic Began

Apple said on Monday all its 270 US stores have been opened.Apple said on Monday all its 270 US stores have been opened, the first time in almost a year after it was forced to shutter several outlets because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The company has been cautious in re-opening its retail stores, using a team that includes medical experts to make its own calls on a county-by-county basis and sometimes shuttering stores again when local rules would otherwise allow stores to operate.The iPhone maker has also expanded its 'Express' format, a wall built in front of the main store with sales counters protected by plexiglass and a few shelves of accessories such as phone cases and AirPods. Source link
Career and Education

JKBOSE Jammu Winter Zone Class 10 annual regualr result 2020 released, check here – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has the Winter-Zone Class 10 annual regular result 2020 for Jammu Division on its official website - https://www.jkbose.ac.in/. Candidates, who appeared for the Secondary School (Class 10th, Regular) Jammu (Winter Zone) annual examination, can check their results online through the official website. Candidates can search their results by entering their Class 10th roll number in the given box on the official website. Along with the marks scored, the candidates will get his/her name, father's name and roll number mentioned on the scorecard. It may be recalled that the JKBOSE Class 10th Kashmir Division result were declared on February 26, 2021. Here's the direct link to check Jammu (Winter Zone) Class 10th Annual Resul...
Health and Lifestyle

Coronavirus vaccine: COVID-19 vaccination opens up for senior citizens, select people over 45, here’s what you can expect | The Times of India

Vaccination is also being offered to people with bad comorbidities. However, people over 45 years old are subject to conditions, and may even require a doctor's reference for vaccination.Right now, the list of comorbidities covered right now includes the ones who have one of these conditions:-Heart failure with hospitalization in the past year-Cancer diagnosis/treatment in the last 2 years-Cardiac transplant/dysfunction/ heart disease/coronary artery disease-Congenital heart disease-Hypertension/diabetes (for a persisting time, with treatment going on)-CT/MRI and documented stroke risk-Kidney/ Liver/ Hematopoietic stem cell transplant: Recipient/On wait-list-Ones who are on immunosuppressant medications/ corticosteroids.-Decompensated cirrhosis-Severe respiratory disease with hospitalis...
Sports

IND vs ENG: Expect England To “Punch Back Very Hard” In 4th Test, Says Jeetan Patel | Cricket News

England did not expect the third Test pitch in Motera to spin so early but despite that the outcome of the match could have been different had the visitors scored more than 200 in their first innings, new spin bowling coach Jeetan Patel said on Monday. England scored 112 and 81 in the two innings after opting to bat and they fell to the guile of Indian spinners, led by Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel, who took 19 England wickets among them, to lose the first Test by 10 wickets inside two days."Look, it is India, it is Asia. We expect to get spinning surfaces, may be we did not expect to take spin as early as it did and hence the line-up we picked...
Health and Lifestyle

5 vegetarian sources of protein to have daily | The Times of India

Almonds are a rich source of protein, a nutrient which is not only energy-yielding, but also known to contribute to growth and maintenance of muscle mass. According to a study, eating protein-rich snack foods like almonds increases satiety, or a feeling of fullness, which can help improve appetite control and lead to a reduced caloric intake 1 . Additionally, almonds are also a source of 15 nutrients such as vitamin E, magnesium, protein, riboflavin, zinc etc. And finally, almonds are also easy and quick to flavour and go with just about any Indian masala/spices. You could mix almonds with your favourite flavours to create healthy, and yet tasty snacks. Regular consumption of almonds may help in leading a healthier lifestyle! So be sure to add a handful to your diet every day. (Image: P...
Career and Education

West Bengal civil service, audit & accounts service exams postponed – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Public Service Commission, West Bengal has decided to postpone the West Bengal Civil Service (Exe.) (Preli.) Examination, 2021, owing to the pre-occupation of the administrative machinery with activities related to the conduct of the ensuing Assembly General Elections in the State. West Bengal Civil Service preliminary examination was scheduled to be held on March 21, which has now been postponed till May 15. Along with the Civil Service preliminary exam, West Bengal Audit & Accounts Service Recruitment (Preli.), Exam, and West Bengal Civil Service (Exe.), etc. (Main) Exam have also been postponed. West Bengal Audit & Accounts Service recruitment exam was scheduled for April 11. WB Civil Service main exam 2020 was scheduled to be held between April 24 to 28. The r...