News Flash (17th June 2020): Top 13 Stories Of The Day

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1. 20 Indian soldiers martyred in violent face-off with China

20 Indian soldiers have been martyred in the brutal go head to head with China in the Galwan valley zone in Eastern Ladakh. “Casualty numbers could rise,” government Sources were cited as saying by news organization ANI. The loss check was affirmed by the Army in a matter of seconds after the fact. ANI detailed that the Chinese side endured 43 losses, in any case, the Army proclamation made no reference to the harm caused on the Chinese side.

2. UN says India to be 9th largest recipient of FDI in 2019 with $51 bn of inflow

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India got $51 billion in foreign direct interest in 2019, making it the world’s ninth biggest beneficiary in 2019, as indicated by a report by the United Nations’ exchange body, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). A lower however positive monetary development in India in the post-COVID19 pandemic period and the nation’s huge market will keep on drawing in showcase looking for speculations, the UNCTAD said in its World Investment Report 2020 report on Monday. 

FDI inflows into the nation rose to $51 billion out of 2019, from $42 billion out of 2018 when India the twelfth situation among top 20 host economies on the planet, as indicated by the report.

3. Tesla Model S variant first electric car to travel 647 kms on single charge

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk reported Tesla Model S Long Range Plus has become the primary ever electric vehicle to get EPA extended rating of 402 miles (647 kms). These progressions went into creation not long ago when Tesla initially began producing Model S Long Range Plus at Fremont. All Model S Long Range Plus vehicles will get the new 402-mile rating.

4. Trial shows Dexamethasone 1st drug to reduce deaths in COVID-19 patients

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Tests have demonstrated that low portions of dexamethasone can decrease passings of 33% patients influenced by COVID-19. The specialists come to the end result subsequent to surveying the economical medication on 2,100 individuals, PTI announced. The examination on low-portion dexamethasone steroid treatment was a piece of the RECOVERY (Randomized Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY) preliminary that was trying the adequacy of a wide-scope of medications and treatments for COVID-19, PTI included.

5. Google supports LGBTQ+ movement by donating $2.4 million

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Google has given more than $2.4 million to more than 70 nearby LGBTQ+ associations around the globe and its own The Trevor Project. The $1.2 million gift in excess of 70 associations is done by means of which are situated in urban communities around the globe. For the most powerless LGBTQ+ people group, including Black+ people group encountering the unbalanced effects of COVID-19 and racial foul play, these spaces and administrations are basic. “As diverse as the local communities they serve, these organizations create cherished spaces to embrace our intersections and individuality, organize against injustice, and provide access to services,” said Maab Ibrahim Programme Manager,

6. Unique green glow spotted by astronomers around Mars

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The European Space Agency’s Trace Gas Orbiter has recognized an emerald shine in Mars’ air. The gleam originates from oxygen particles when they are energized by the Sun’s light. In spite of the fact that this is the first run through the wonder has been recognized on a planet past Earth, this discharge has been anticipated to exist at Mars for around 40 years, a specialist said. ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has distinguished shining green oxygen in Mars’ air – the first occasion when that this outflow has been seen around a planet other than Earth.

7. World Economic Forum’s Tech Pioneers list now includes India’s ZestMoney, Stellapps

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Bengaluru-based fintech startup ZestMoney, and dairy innovation arrangements startup Stellapps, have highlighted on the World Economic Forum’s rundown of 100 Technology Pioneers of 2020. Five-year-old ZestMoney, sponsored by Goldman Sachs, Ribbit Capital, Xiaomi and others, empowers moment EMIs without a Mastercard or CIBIL score. Stellapps checks Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation among financial specialists.

8. FBI held US man in Indonesia for suspected child sex crimes

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A U.S. national wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation over a bitcoin scandal has been held in Indonesia and charged under a youngster assurance law for suspected sex violations, Indonesian police said on Tuesday. US man named Russ Albert Medlin was booked at his habitation in Jakarta on Monday after police addressed three minors, and he was associated with sex wrongdoings, Jakarta police representative Yusri Yunus told a spilled news gathering. Indonesia’s kid security law conveys a most extreme punishment of 15 years in jail.

9. Pak condemned by India for raising Kashmir issue at UN Human Rights Council

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Pakistan has been condemned by India for raising Kashmir issue at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). “It’s a matter of genuine worry that Pakistan being the main nation in South Asia of affecting a state-supported destruction would have the dauntlessness to blame others for it,” said Senthil Kumar, the First Secretary of India’s Permanent Mission.

10. Tool to access COVID-19 preparedness of workplace developed by IISC B’luru 

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Analysts at Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bengaluru, Karnataka, have built up an online self-assessment device for organizations to realize that they are completely arranged to revive working environments in the midst of coronavirus spread. The apparatus has been named COVID-19 Workplace Readiness Indicator (COVID-19 WRI). Aside from scoring an association’s availability, it additionally gives recommendations if explicit shortcomings are found.

11. US: 25-foot-tall statue of Hanuman shipped from Telangana to be installed in Delaware

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The USA introduced its tallest Lord Hanuman sculpture in Hockessin, Delaware. The 25-feet tall sculpture made in Telangana’s Warangal got transported to the USA in January. This is the tallest sculpture of a Hindu god in the USA. Also, it’s the second tallest strict sculpture in the nation after Our Lady Queen of Peace sculpture at Holy Spirit Church in New Castle. In excess of 12 craftsmans from Warangal cut this sculpture from a solitary square of dark stone. It costs $1,00,000 ( Rs 76,17,250) and weighs 45,000 kg.

12. Vladmir Putin protected from coronavirus by a specially designed disinfected tunnel setup 

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The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has been shielded from the coronavirus by an uncommon sterilization burrow that anybody visiting his habitation outside Moscow must go through, as per state TV. The extraordinary passage, fabricated by a Russian organization situated in the town of Penza, has been introduced at his authority Novo-Ogaryovo home outside Moscow where he gets guests, RIA news office covered Tuesday. Exhibit film of the passage, distributed by RIA, indicated veiled individuals going through it being splashed with disinfectant from the roof and from the side

13. “Green shoots have begun to be visible in economy” says PM Modi 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday while addressing 12 state ministers and lieutenant governors of Union Territories,  stated, ” Because of the efforts made in the last few weeks, green shoots have begun to be visible in our economy.” He included, ” Power consumption, which was earlier reducing is increasing. Fertiliser sale in May this year has doubled since May last year.”


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