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CBSE to reduce syllabus for Classes 9-12 by up to 30%: HRD Minister
short by Anmol Sharma / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday announced that CBSE will reduce syllabus for Classes 9 to 12 by up to 30% amid the coronavirus pandemic. He further said that the core concepts will be retained. He added that the ministry received more than 1,500 suggestions from educationists to aid the decision.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:18 pm on 07 Jul
Actress Raveena Tandon has said she was once dumped from a movie because the hero's girlfriend didn't like her. "I was doing fittings with the designer for an outfit for mahurat party. At 4 pm...I get a call that I've been dumped," she added. She further said that there are bad people in the industry who do plan your failure.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:06 pm on 07 Jul
Mumbai Police on Tuesday said that Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was planning to cast late actor Sushant Singh Rajput in four films, but due to unavailability of his dates, the movies were offered to other actors. The Bandra police, who are probing professional rivalry angle in case of Rajput's suicide, recorded Bhansali's statement on Monday.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:15 pm on 07 Jul
Shaaz Jung, the photographer behind viral pictures of rare black panther 'Saya' residing in Kabini forest in Karnataka, has said that he spent 12 hours a day for five years tracking the panther. The 31-year-old has been going into the jungle at 6:00 am and staying there till 6:30 pm. "It was like finding a needle in haystack," Jung said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:05 pm on 07 Jul
Nurses at Delhi hospital protest over delay in payment of salary
short by Apaar Sharma / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
The nurses at NDMC's Kasturba Hospital held a two-hour protest on Monday over the delay in payment of salary. BL Sharma, president of the hospital's nurses' union, said the last salary they got is for March which was paid in May. "Why are we risking our lives if we don't even get a salary?" said a nurse at the hospital.
short by Apaar Sharma / 05:53 pm on 07 Jul
Masks, sanitisers no more essential items due to sufficient supply: Govt
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Consumer Affairs Secretary Leena Nandan has said face masks and hand sanitisers are no more under Essential Commodities Act as their supply is sufficient in the country. "These two products were declared as essential items till June 30. We're not extending further," she stated. "We've checked with all states and got information from them that there's sufficient supply," Nandan added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 06:21 pm on 07 Jul
COVID-19 is widespread; wear masks on planes: WHO to travellers
short by Nandini Sinha / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
The World Health Organization on Tuesday said that the coronavirus is widespread and people have to take that "very, very seriously", as it urged travellers to wear masks on planes. WHO spokesperson Margaret Harris urged people to not get surprised by resurgent local epidemics and quarantine measures, saying, "If it's anywhere, it's everywhere and people travelling have to understand that."
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:59 pm on 07 Jul
Mumbai MP Gopal Shetty felicitates COVID-19 warriors with gold coins
short by Nandini Sinha / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Mumbai North MP Gopal Shetty has felicitated 30 coronavirus warriors including security guards, sanitation workers and administrative staff by giving them each a 1 gram gold coin and ₹5,000 cash. He also inaugurated a COVID-19 care centre set up by the Satra Park Cooperative Housing Society within its premises in Borivali.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:25 pm on 07 Jul
Google puts an end to Google Plus, rebrands app as 'Google Currents'
short by Pragya Swastik / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Google has officially put an end to its social networking platform Google Plus and rebranded app on Android and iOS app stores as 'Google Currents'. The rebranding started in April of 2019 when Google Plus was shut down for consumers and Google began deleting user accounts. The existing plus.google.com URLs will continue to function and automatically redirect users to currents.google.com.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:17 pm on 07 Jul
J&K local accused of sheltering terrorists behind Pulwama attack held
short by Apaar Sharma / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested Jammu and Kashmir resident Bilal Ahmed Kuchey for allegedly providing logistical support to terrorists who planned the Pulwama terror attack last year. The main perpetrators of the attack had stayed in his house, the NIA said. He is also accused of providing them with "high-end mobile phones" to communicate with Pakistan-based JeM leadership.
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:03 pm on 07 Jul
Surrender can't be interpreted as consent for sex: Kerala HC
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
While finding a 59-year-old man guilty of raping a 14-year-old girl multiple times in 2009, Kerala High Court recently said that surrender can never be construed as consensual acts of sexual intercourse. "Only sexual intercourse which are welcomed could be construed as not violative of the rights of the victim, and accepted as consensual," the court stated.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 05:56 pm on 07 Jul
Mere Sai shoot stalled after crew member tests +ve for COVID-19
short by Udit Gupta / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
The shoot of the television show 'Mere Sai' has been halted after a crew member tested positive for coronavirus. The person, who tested positive, was not present on the sets and has been admitted to a quarantine facility, producer Nitin Vaidya said. "The cast and crew associated with...show are healthy and haven't come in contact with...person affected," he added.
short by Udit Gupta / 06:28 pm on 07 Jul
There's favouritism in B'wood not nepotism: Johnny Lever's daughter
short by Vidushi Mishra / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Johnny Lever's daughter, actress Jamie Lever has said nepotism does not apply to all the star kids in Bollywood, adding, "Not all star kids are given the privilege." "I've had a very different journey. There's...no nepotism, there's favouritism to a certain lot," she further said. "There's favouritism to a friend's child...to a certain group of people you know," Jamie added.
short by Vidushi Mishra / 06:50 pm on 07 Jul
Talking about nepotism, Annu Kapoor said, "If nepotism really worked then Vashu Bhagnani's son, Harry Baweja's son, Sunny Deol's son, or even Amitabh Bachchan's son would've been like Tom Cruise the star, but we all know it's not factual." He added, "Son of...architect or doctor can become...architect or...doctor, but if...film star launches his son/daughter in...industry, then why cry nepotism?"
short by Udit Gupta / 07:09 pm on 07 Jul
Will test 20L people in next 2 months: UAE amid rise in COVID-19 cases
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
UAE plans to test 20 lakh people for COVID-19 over the next two months, a government spokesperson said. This comes after the country reported rise in COVID-19 cases following lifting of curfew on June 24. "It's a reminder that we all should be responsible," the spokesperson added. UAE's daily infection rate rose from an average of 300-400 to nearly 700.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 06:30 pm on 07 Jul
SoftBank revealed that its robotic division's 'Pepper' humanoid robot and Boston Dynamics' quadruped robot 'Spot' will perform at spectator-less Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks' home games in Japan. The robots are expected to perform from July 7-July 31 at the Fukuoka PayPay Dome. SoftBank added that this is the first time that 'Spot' will perform at a sports event.
short by Aishwarya / 06:57 pm on 07 Jul
Sreesanth names his India XI, picks Rohit Sharma as captain for T20Is
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Sreesanth has named his India XI with Rohit Sharma as captain in the T20I format. "I firmly believe in one team for all formats...[but]...with due respect to Virat Kohli, Rohit will captain in T20Is," he stated. Apart from Kohli, Rohit, Sreesanth picked Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and himself.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 06:56 pm on 07 Jul
48-yr-old Pravin Tambe set to be 1st Indian to play in CPL
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Pravin Tambe, who was disqualified from IPL 2020, is set to become the first Indian player to play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after being signed by Trinbago Knight Riders. The 48-year-old was bought by KKR in the IPL 2020 auction but was disqualified by the BCCI for playing in T10 league in Sharjah in 2018.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 06:07 pm on 07 Jul
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet's CEOs will be testifying before House Judiciary Committee for an antitrust hearing on July 27. Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai will appear before the committee virtually. Since June 2019, the House has been investigating concerns that the four companies suppressed competition.
short by Aishwarya / 06:55 pm on 07 Jul
Co-living startup Zolo raises $56M led by Nexus, others
short by Aishwarya / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Co-living startup Zolo has raised $56 million in Series C funding led by Investcorp, Nexus Venture Partners, Mirae Asset and Trifecta Capital, among others. The total amount raised by Zolo currently stands at $90 million, YourStory said. Earlier, CEO Nikhil Sikri had said Zolo was looking to raise $100 million in a mix of equity and debt Series C funding.
short by Aishwarya / 06:58 pm on 07 Jul
Pimpri-Chinchwad civic body scraps mechanised road sweeping tender
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) on Monday cancelled the ₹750 crore tender for mechanised road sweeping project. "We'll redo the proposal and put it before the civic general body for approval," said PCMC Commissioner Shravan Hardikar. This came after BJP corporator Seema Savale flagged attempts by politicians to grab the tender through proxy contractors, reported the Indian Express.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 05:40 pm on 07 Jul
Govt committee suggests moving LG Polymers Vizag plant hit by gas leak
short by Anushka Dixit / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
A government-appointed committee said that LG Polymers, owned by South Korea's LG Chem, should be moved from Vizag after the deadly gas leak killed 12 people in May. An investigation found that the plant was negligent and warning systems were not working, the committee said. "We will sincerely respond to the probe result and take corresponding measures," LG Chem said.
short by Anushka Dixit / 06:17 pm on 07 Jul
An apparent outbreak of bubonic plague in China's Inner Mongolia region is being "well managed" and is not considered to represent a high risk, World Health Organization (WHO) spokeswoman Margaret Harris said. "We're looking at the case numbers in China...we're watching it, monitoring it carefully," she added. Harris further said the WHO was working in partnership with the Chinese authorities.
short by Shailesh / 06:18 pm on 07 Jul
Australia warns citizens of 'arbitrary detention' risk in China
short by Shailesh / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Australia on Tuesday, in an updated travel advisory, warned its citizens they may be at risk of "arbitrary detention" in China. "Authorities have detained foreigners because they're 'endangering national security'," the travel advice for China, on Australia's Smart Traveller website, added. Australia continues to advise its citizens not to travel to China due to the coronavirus pandemic.
short by Shailesh / 05:42 pm on 07 Jul
The ED has filed a money laundering case against GVK Group and Mumbai International Airport (MIAL) to probe alleged irregularities worth ₹705 crore in running of Mumbai airport operations. This comes a week after the CBI booked the group's Chairman GVK Reddy for allegedly causing a loss to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) by siphoning off funds.
short by Kiran Khatri / 05:50 pm on 07 Jul
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