News Flash (10th June 2020): Top 11 Stories Of The Day

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1. Assam may need 4 weeks to restore the gas well leak

The oil field in the Baghjan, Assam, after 14 days of a gas spill, took a wild turn as it caught fire on Tuesday. Tridiv Hazarika, OIL representative said that they can’t state how and why it occurred. The oil well has been heaving gas in Assam’s Tinsukia locale for longer than seven days after a victory on May 27. 

Oil India Limited said on Tuesday that it might take four additional weeks to control the fire. OIL said in an explanation that “Crisis gatherings are in progress with the master group. They have communicated certainty that the circumstance can be controlled and the all-around topped securely.”

2. Amid coronavirus, use of saliva on cricket ball banned by ICC

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The International Cricket Council on Tuesday with the suggestions made by the Anil Kumble-led committee affirmed break changes to the game’s playing guidelines, which remember the boycott for the utilization of saliva to shine the ball and permitting home umpires in the universal arrangement. ICC Chief Executives’ Committee approved suggestions from Kumble’s advisory group, planned for moderating the dangers presented by a coronavirus, and secure the wellbeing of players and match authorities when cricket resumes.

3. Black woman’s suggestion convinces Merriam-Webster to change the definition of racism

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American word dictionary Merriam-Webster with a proposal given by Kennedy Mitchum will change its meaning of the word racism. “I basically told them that they need to include that there’s a systematic oppression upon a group of people,” she told the local CBS affiliate KMOV. The modification in the definition of the word racism has been confirmed by Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editorial manager.

4. Pune teacher conducts online classes using DIY tripod.

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Moumita B, Chemistry teacher from Pune, shared a video on LinkedIn a week ago to show how she was conducting the online classes as the coronavirus constrained a large number of students in India to remain at home. Due to the closure of institutions, the chemistry teacher came up with a cloth hanger, chair to construct a DIY tripod in order to conduct online classes. “As I didn’t have any tripod so I made an Indian jugad [substitute] for taking online classes from my home,” wrote Moumita on her LinkedIn page.

5. Vivek Gambhir resigns, Nasaba Godrej to take over as new MD and CEO.

Nisaba Godrej, Assam
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The organization on Tuesday told the traders that Vivek Gambhir, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd’s overseeing executive (MD) and (CEO), will step down on 30 June as a result of individual reasons. Nisaba Godrej, daughter of Godrej Group chairman Adi Godrej will take up the extra job as MD and CEO.

The organization said “Nisaba Godrej has been appointed as managing director from 1 July to 30 September 2022, subject to the approval of the shareholders at the annual general meeting. She will also continue to be the chairperson of the board till 31 March 2022 and designated as chairperson and managing director”

6. San-Francisco’s springboard now offering Data science course in India

springboard, Assam
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San Francisco-based Springboard has served more than 10,000 individuals over the world, around 80 percent of which have been in the US. On Monday, the US-based online course stage Springboard propelled its India activities. While the organization may host the India internet learning get-together late, its India Managing Director Vivek Kumar is certain of making an imprint in the effectively jam-packed market.

7. Rajya Sabha polls from Karnataka to be contested by former PM HD Devegowda

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The Janata Dal on Monday declared former PM HD Deve Gowda’s decision to contest the Rajya Sabha elections.“Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda has decided to contest the Rajya Sabha elections at the request of our party legislators, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and many other leaders of the country. Tomorrow, he will be filing nomination for the election. Thanks to the former PM for agreeing to everyone’s consensus,” JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy said.

8. Removal of Cecil Rhodes demanded by the protestors in Oxford.

Cecil Rhodes, Assam
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A huge number of protesters in Oxford rallied outside the university’s Oriel College on Tuesday demanding the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, the media reported. The long-running campaign to remove the statue gained momentum once again after the recent Black Lives Matter protests began to take place across the world following the death of George Floyd. This comes a day after anti-racism protesters in the UK destructed the statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol.

9. Google announces noise cancellation feature for Google Meet

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Google’s video conferencing service, Google Meet, is revealing another feature that consequently expels background noises during a video call. The AI-fueled clamor wiping out element was first reported back in April and it is currently arriving at its Web customer first, and will later come to Android and iOS gadgets. The element, nonetheless, is supposed to be pushed out in a staged way to choose G Suite clients. Google Meet over the most recent two months has declared a few updates as the stage is seeing a huge development in its user base inferable from the coronavirus pandemic.

10. London: 18th-century slave trader’s statue to be removed

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A sculpture of Robert Milligan, an eighteenth-century slave merchant, has been from its plinth outside a London Museum c on Tuesday after worldwide anti-racism protests set off a discussion about how Britain honours its magnificent past. 

Sculptures celebrating slave dealers and colonialists have come into sharp concentration lately, as a major aspect of a more extensive development roused by the Black Lives Matter fights that began in the United States following the demise of George Floyd.

11. CBSE  conducting exams in July, Petition filed in Supreme Court by parents against the same.

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A group of parents have filed a petition in Supreme Court to request a stay on decision of CBSE on the pending board exams in July. In the petition, it has been claimed by the parents that COVID-19 cases will be at its peak during the month of July. Parents, through the petition, have made a request for the cancellation of exams and promotion on the basis of internal assessment.

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