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NASA announces discovery of water on sunlit surface of Moon
short by Pragya Swastik / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
NASA on Monday announced that its Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed there's water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places. SOFIA has detected water molecules (H2O) in Clavius Crater, one of the largest craters visible from Earth.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:20 pm on 26 Oct
Praising KXIP opener Mandeep Singh for his match-winning 66*(56) against KKR on Monday, Yuvraj Singh tweeted, "Very happy for Mandeep...specially more today because this one is for his father watching him from the heavens above." He added, "Gayle is just like red wine...older he gets better he hits it out of the park."
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:47 pm on 26 Oct
KXIP opener Mandeep Singh, who scored an unbeaten fifty against KKR to help his team win their fifth match in a row, dedicated his knock to his late father. "My father always used to tell me to remain not out in every game. I am happy I could do that today," he added. Mandeep scored 66 runs off 56 deliveries.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:05 am on 27 Oct
Mandeep Singh and Chris Gayle smashed fifties to help KXIP defeat KKR by eight wickets. This is KXIP's fifth win in a row and they have jumped to the fourth position on the IPL 2020 points table. Meanwhile, KKR have dropped to the fifth position on the points table. Gayle's fifty was his 30th in IPL history.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:07 pm on 26 Oct
Reacting to a superfan who painted his house in yellow and named it 'Home of Dhoni Fan', CSK captain MS Dhoni said, "It's a great gesture. It is not something that can be done very easily." Dhoni added, "The whole family needs to agree on that and then you go ahead with it. It is something that will stay."
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:49 pm on 26 Oct
After Rohit Sharma wasn't included in India squad for Australia Tests, commentator Harsha Bhogle tweeted, "I guess the fact that Rohit may not be fit enough to even play Tests in mid-December would suggest he won't be part of IPL anymore." He added, "His fitness is being monitored but with quarantine and travel restrictions, it seems unlikely. What a pity!"
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:47 pm on 26 Oct
Ben Stokes, who smashed an unbeaten hundred to help RR defeat MI on Sunday, dedicated the victory to his family. "Things are difficult at home, but hope this has given a bit of happiness back home," Stokes added. He further said, "A bit taken aback by why it's taken me so long to get into the tournament for the team."
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:00 pm on 26 Oct
Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, who retired from cricket in 2018, has said he has found retirement hard. "I found out I have got depression...but I think the depression was something I've had even from a younger age," he added. "Through my cricket career, I actually just dealt with it [depression]," he further said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:50 pm on 26 Oct
While hearing a plea against Bombay High Court order quashing FIRs against journalist Arnab Goswami over alleged inflammatory comments on the Palghar case, CJI SA Bobde told Arnab's lawyer Harish Salve, "There has to be responsibility in reporting." "Frankly speaking I can't stand it. This is not the kind of public discourse we should have," he added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:02 pm on 26 Oct
India, US to sign BECA defence cooperation deal during 2+2 talks
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
India and US will sign the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) to facilitate exchange of geo-spatial data for defence applications. This was announced after US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper met Rajnath Singh in Delhi ahead of India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. "The two ministers expressed satisfaction that BECA will be signed during (Esper's ongoing) visit," said Defence Ministry.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 10:31 pm on 26 Oct
Karthik gets dismissed for 2-ball duck in his 300th T20 match
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Playing for KKR on Monday, wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik became the fourth Indian player to play 300 T20 matches. However, Karthik was dismissed for a two-ball duck in the match. MI captain Rohit Sharma (337) has the most T20 appearances, followed by ex-India captain MS Dhoni (329). Ex-India batsman Suresh Raina has played 319 T20 matches.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:20 pm on 26 Oct
French footballer Paul Pogba, a practising Muslim, has refuted a report alleging that he quit the national team over comments made by the country's President Emmanuel Macron regarding Islam. "Absolutely 100% unfounded news," said Pogba. Speaking over the beheading of a French teacher for showing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad, Macron had said, "Islam is in crisis all over the world."
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:50 pm on 26 Oct
News agency PTI suffers a ransomware attack, services restored
short by Hiral Goyal / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
The servers of news agency Press Trust of India (PTI) suffered a ransomware attack over the weekend, disrupting the delivery of news to its subscribers across India. The services were restored by Sunday morning and no ransom was paid, a company spokesperson said. The ransomware, identified as LockBit, blocks user access to computer systems in exchange for a ransom.
short by Hiral Goyal / 10:31 pm on 26 Oct
Instagram amends its nudity policy after model alleges racial bias
short by Hiral Goyal / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Instagram will be amending its nudity policy following a campaign by a model who alleged discrimination against plus-sized people and Black women. Nyome Nicholas-Williams started the campaign after Instagram took down an image of her wrapping arms around her breasts for violating its nudity rules. She noted that Instagram didn't censor photos of "very naked, skinny white women".
short by Hiral Goyal / 10:31 pm on 26 Oct
MIT unveils autonomous boat 'Roboat II' that can carry passengers
short by Hiral Goyal / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) unveiled an autonomous boat "Roboat II" on Monday, that is capable of carrying two passengers. Developed by MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Senseable City Lab, the robotic boat is 2-metre long, COVID-19 friendly and capable of assembling itself into a larger vessel that can be commanded by a main boat.
short by Hiral Goyal / 10:38 pm on 26 Oct
Crime has reduced in Bihar, state at number 23 ranking: Bihar CM
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that crime has reduced in Bihar "as the state is now at number 23 ranking, according to government data". "We're interested only in work, not in our self-promotion," he said. "Those who don't have any knowledge or experience, are speaking against me at behest of their advisers," he added.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 10:27 pm on 26 Oct
BJP launches programme to prepare workers for 2022 Delhi civic polls
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
The Delhi BJP has launched a training programme for its workers at the booth level, party leaders said on Sunday. "The training will be aimed at preparing the workers for...the municipal corporations [elections] in the city due in 2022," an official said. "[There] will be interaction between the senior leaders and booth-level workers regarding...issues at the block level," he added.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 11:00 pm on 26 Oct
Virtual events platform Hubilo has raised $4.5 million funding in a seed round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Angel investors such as ex-LinkedIn India CEO Nishant Rao, Freshworks CEO Girish Mathrubootham and SlideShare Co-founder Jonathan Boutelle also participated in the round. Founded in 2015 as an event management software, the startup pivoted to a virtual platform in February this year.
short by Hiral Goyal / 11:20 pm on 26 Oct
The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea submitted by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) seeking the removal of stay order imposed by the Karnataka High Court on its probe against Amazon and Flipkart over alleged anti-competitive practices. It has sent the issue back to the Karnataka High Court, asking it to take a decision within six weeks, CNBC-TV18 reported.
short by Hiral Goyal / 10:39 pm on 26 Oct
CRPF jawan shoots himself near Pak High Commission, hospitalised
short by Tushar Swarup / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
A Central Reserve Police Force jawan on Monday shot himself with his service weapon near the Pakistan High Commission, according to a statement by the Delhi Police. "He was sent to AIIMS Trauma Centre by his colleagues and is currently being operated upon," they said. The police added that further investigation is underway.
short by Tushar Swarup / 10:30 pm on 26 Oct
India sends 270 MT of food aid to 4 African countries
short by Shailesh / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
India has sent 270 metric tonnes of food aid to Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea to "alleviate the suffering of the people" affected by natural calamities and the pandemic. The aid, comprising 155 metric tonnes of wheat flour, 65 metric tonnes of rice and 50 metric tonnes of sugar, is being transported by INS Airavat, an MEA statement said.
short by Shailesh / 11:31 pm on 26 Oct
IMA demands payment of salaries, dues of Hindu Rao Hospital doctors
short by Tushar Swarup / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
The Indian Medical Association on Monday issued a press release demanding immediate payment of salaries along with the dues of Hindu Rao Hospital doctors. "Issue of non-payment of salaries of doctors is a case of systemic failure," the press release said. IMA further said that doctors who served during the pandemic deserve appropriate accolades and incentives.
short by Tushar Swarup / 10:46 pm on 26 Oct
Thousands of people across Chile took to the streets to celebrate after a majority of the voters endorsed a plan to rewrite the country's constitution, drafted under Chile's dictatorship four decades ago, in a referendum. "This referendum is not the end, it is the start of a road we must walk towards a new constitution," Chile's President Sebastian Pinera said.
short by Shailesh / 10:15 pm on 26 Oct
Chinese leaders meet to formulate next five-year plan
short by Shailesh / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
China's Communist Party (CPC) on Monday began a four-day annual conclave of its top leaders to discuss the formulation of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) and a longer-term strategy named as "Vision 2035". Chinese President Xi Jinping, holding the post of CPC General Secretary, delivered a work report on Politburo's behalf at the start of the meeting.
short by Shailesh / 10:40 pm on 26 Oct
Airstrikes carried out by Russia killed 78 Turkey-backed rebels in northwestern Syria on Monday after a rebel camp was targeted, a report by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Over 90 others were left injured, it added. Notably, it's the first major offensive carried out by Russia against the rebels since March, when a ceasefire deal with Turkey was reached.
short by Shailesh / 11:20 pm on 26 Oct
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