News Flash (12th October 2020): Top 10 Stories Of The Day

beaches, International Blue Flag Certification
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India receives International Blue Flag Certification for 8 beaches 

India was also awarded third prize for “International Best Practices” for pollution control in coastal regions. The beaches were: Ghoghla (Diu), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), Shivrajpur (Dwarka-Gujarat), Golden (Puri-Odisha) and Radhanagar (Andaman & Nicobar Islands), Kappad (Kerala) and Rushikonda (AP). 

UP will reopen schools from October 19

The physical school will resume from Oct 19 in UP for students from classes 9-12 only if they have written consent from their parents or guardian. Regular Covid-19 protocol is to be followed. Schools are required to thoroughly disinfect the campus. Classes will be held in two shifts and an emergency response team is required to be formed by schools. 

Union Education Minister says that students will not need to “spend dollars” now 

With the introduction of the new National Education Policy, the Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal says that India has all the infrastructure and facilities and Indian students will not have to enroll in foreign universities. PM Narendra Modi has invited foriegn universities to set up campuses in India. 

“I am immune from Coronavirus” – Donald Trump 

Donald Trump’s doctor stated that he is no longer at a transmission risk. However, it has not been mentioned whether he tested negative. Trump mentioned that he has passed the highest test, highest standard and is in great shape. He now claims to be immune. 

Nadal wins French Open 2020 final

Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5. He equalled Federer’s record for most major titles. He is now the first man to win four Grand Slams without breaking a set.  

Feluda Test to detect COVID-19 causing virus, maybe out in a few weeks

The Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan announced that the Feluda Test that can detect COVID causing virus will be out in a few weeks. This Feluda paper strip can show results in about 45 minutes. It changes colour on detection and is more accurate than Rapid Antigen Test.

Former UP DGP says that there must be an inquiry into Hathras “forced” cremation 

Javeed Ahmad criticised the action taken by UP police of cremating the body without the victim’s family. He mentioned that this has happened before but with consent of the family. He stated, “To maintain the order, one cannot break the law.”

Greater Noida to set up “water courts” 

To address water bill related issues, Greater Noida has set up “water courts”. Residents can approach officials with their issues regarding water bills. One sector will be selected weekly and be presented in this court. 

Afridi comments on rape threats to Dhoni’s daughter, says he doesn’t deserve this

After CSK’s performance, Dhoni’s daughter has been receiving rape threats. Shahid Afridi commented that this isn’t right and should not happen. Afridi had labelled Dhoni as a true legend when he announced his retirement. 

Audi A6 to have exclusive benefits 

The benefits include 5 years Comprehensive Service Package, extended warranty and a 5% rate of interest for five years. 


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