News Flash (12th June 2020): Top 12 Stories Of The Day

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1. JGU ranked #1 Indian private university in QS world university rankings

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, a yearly distribution of college rankings, recently discharged its evaluations. Out of 21 Indian Universities in the best 1000, OP Jindal Global University (JGU) is positioned as the No.1 Indian Private University. JGU said that it is likewise India’s top-positioning college with attention exclusively on sociologies, expressions and humanities.

2. Unidentified vast structures near Earth’s core detected by scientists

Earth Core, JGU
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University of Maryland geophysicists have detected vast structures made of “unusually dense, hot” material occupying the boundary between Earth’s molten core and the solid mantle layer above it. They analyzed recordings of seismic waves, traveling beneath the Pacific Ocean basin. The analysis of the scientists showed an unknown structure beneath the Marquesas Islands and showed the structure beneath the Hawaiian Islands to be larger than known before. The study was published in the issue of the journal Science on June 12, 2020.

3. Lonar crater lake in Maharashtra turns pink, water samples sent for testing

Lonar Lake
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The shade of water in Maharashtra’s Lonar lake, otherwise called Lonar hole, which was shaped after a shooting star hit the Earth somewhere in the range of 50,000 years back, has changed to pink. The adjustment in the shade of water of the lake, having a mean distance across of 1.2 km, has not just shocked local people, but also nature fans and researchers. Buldhana Collector Suman Rawat Chandra tweeted saying that the Lonar lake water turning pink is the marvel of nature. When reached, she said that consistently during the stormy season, the lake water turns rosy. Be that as it may, this year it turned pink.

4. We won’t sell facial recognition tech to police without a law in place: Microsoft

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Microsoft has refused to offer its facial recognition technologies to police offices until there is a government law directing its utilization, the organization’s leader, Brad Smith, declared on Thursday. While there are generous applications for facial recognition, for example, opening your cell phone, the innovation is questionable in light of the fact that it can encourage mass reconnaissance, worsen human inclination in policing and encroach on individuals’ affable freedoms. Along these lines, security and common freedoms bunches have gone through years calling for severe controls or complete bans on the utilization of the innovation.

5. Coronavirus Pandemic could push Millions Into Child Labour: UN

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A huge number of children could be driven into work by the coronavirus emergency, the UN said on Friday as it prepared for the primary ascent in youngster work in two decades. In a joint brief, the International Labor Organization (ILO) and UNICEF, the UN children’s’ office, noticed that the number of youngsters secured kid work had declined by 94 million since 2000. However, the UN offices cautioned that “the COVID-19 pandemic postures genuine dangers of backtracking.”

6. Big B says it took 4-5hrs daily to do prosthetic make-up for Gulabo Sitabo

Gulabo-Sitabo, Big B, Amitabh Bachchan
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The recently released Gulabo Sitabo has attracted the attention of all Big B fans not just because of his acting, but also for his impeccable makeup. When sharing with his fans about the biggest challenges he faced while shooting for the film, Mr Bachchan said, just every other film, this one was too was a challenge.”Yes (there was) prosthetic make-up routine each day for four-five hours and its discomfort…extraneous weather of…May,” he said. “But if you wish to call yourself a professional then…you damn well accept…it,” Big B added.

7. “State-Linked” Accounts of  China, Russia, and Turkey removed by Twitter 

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Twitter said Thursday it had evacuated in excess of 170,000 state-connected records utilized by China, Russia and Turkey. The US internet based life organization said these records comprised of a system of reverberation chambers, used to push promulgation, spread deception or assault pundits of the legislature. The greatest system of these records was connected to China, with 23,750 that were additionally supported by 150,000 “amplifier” accounts.

8. Cases Against 3 Firms Filed by CBI For Defrauding PNB Of Over Rs 125 Crore

PNB Bank, JGU
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The CBI on Thursday led to look at various areas in the nation subsequent to enlisting three separate bodies of evidence against two Nagpur-based organizations and a Bhubaneswar-based firm relating to advance cheats in the Punjab National Bank totalling over Rs 125 crore, authorities said. The office has booked Nagpur-based Linkson Ispat and Energies Pvt Ltd, its Chairman-cum-Managing Director Yashwant Sangla, and Linkson International Ltd in which he is an executive, in two separate cases for supposed aggregate extortion of around Rs 93 crore through preoccupation of credit assets and cheating, they said.

9. Man receives Rs. 19000 earbuds from Amazon instead of Rs. 300 lotion, Amazon says keep it.

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A man in Pune has earned the jealousy of internet-based life clients after he uncovered that Amazon India sent him Bose earbuds costing Rs 19,000 when he requested a skin cream worth Rs 300 on the web-based business stage. Furthermore, Amazon even would not take the earbuds back when he announced the issue as the request was non-returnable. 

10. Confined and raped, 2 women hide in K’taka forest for 1 month amid lockdown

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Two Adivasi women from Dumka in Jharkhand were allegedly forcibly confined in a Karnataka factory where they used to work and were physically abused before they could escape and hide in a forest for nearly a month during lockdown, with their minor daughters. One of them alleged she was gang-raped in the factory. After they came across people who spoken the same language as theirs, the story of their escape and rape come to the forefront. They were rescued from a contractor’s building by volunteer groups.

11. India gives a biting reply to Imran Khan’s offers to share Pak’s cash transfer programme 

Imran Khan, JGU
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In a sharp answer to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s proposal to help with the money move innovation to help the poor during the coronavirus pandemic, India reminded its neighbor that the size of the financial alleviation bundle reached out by New Delhi to its residents during the pandemic is as extensive as Pakistan’s GDP. “Pakistan would do well to recall that they have a debt problem which covers 90% of their GDP. As far as India goes, our stimulus package is as large as the GDP of Pakistan,” said Anurag Srivastava, spokesperson for the foreign affairs ministry.

12. 1st known US lung transplant for COVID-19 performed by a team led by Indian- origin doctor

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PTI reported, an Indian-inception specialist Ankit Bharat led a group of specialists to perform a twofold lung transplant on a patient whose lungs had been harmed due to COVID-19. Since the time the flare-up started, this medical procedure is viewed as the first of its sort in the US. The patient, a Hispanic lady in her 20’s, had contracted coronavirus while she was on an immunosuppressant prescription for a past condition. 

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