News Flash (18th November 2020): Top 10 Stories Of The Day

15 yr old rape UP Bulandshahr
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15-yr-old girl raped and set on fire in UP’s Bulandshahr, breathed her last in Delhi 

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly set on fire in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr who was taken to the hospital in Delhi where she was declared dead later in the day, the police said in an official statement. The FIR filed has listed seven names. As per reports, the girl was raped by a local resident in the month of August and was later set ablaze by the accused’s relatives, accused her relatives. 

India is now home to 2 of the world’s 100 most powerful supercomputers

most powerful supercomputers
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PARAM-Siddhi A, India’s newest supercomputer set in Pune, has been ranked 63rd in the Top500’s list of most powerful supercomputers in the world. The PARAM-Siddhi A is the second Indian supercomputer to enter the list drafted by Top500project. Top500project is responsible for tracking the most powerful supercomputers around the world. Another supercomputer in India is Pratyush, which is used for weather forecasting in Pune, ranked 78th.

Madhya Pradesh govt to set up ‘Cow Cabinet’ to protect cows

Cow Cabinet, Bulandshahr
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A ‘Cow Cabinet’ is soon going to be set up by the Madhya Pradesh government for the protection of cows in the state, announced Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Animal Husbandry, Forest, Panchayat, Rural Development, Home, and Farmer Welfare departments will all fall under the limits of the ‘Cow Cabinet’. The first meeting of the same will be conducted on November 22 in Agar Malwa.

China will cooperate with India over COVID-19 vaccine: President Xi

President Xi
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Chinese President Xi Jinping has confirmed that China is willing to cooperate with India over the coronavirus vaccine. Chinese companies are working with Russian and Brazilian partners as well on phase-III clinical trials of vaccines, the president added. He also informed that China will also cooperate with other BRICS countries to speed up the collective vaccine research and trials, establish plants, and acknowledge each other’s standards.

FIFA’s U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020 canceled, India to host in 2022

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2020, Bulandshahr
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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which was to happen in India in 2021 after it got postponed this year due to the pandemic, now stands canceled. The tournament will now be hosted in India in 2022. The U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica, too is canceled and will be held again in 2022. 

Students of Oxford university vote to ban beef from the canteens

Oxford university vote to ban beef
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Students of Oxford University in the UK have voted to impose a ban on beef and lamb from campus canteens to fight climate change. A motion for the same was passed with a two-thirds majority. With this ban, the students are hopeful of reducing the University’s greenhouse emissions.

Bill Gates predicts the loss of over 50% business travel and 30% office days 

Bill Gates
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Bill Gates,  Microsoft Co-founder and billionaire has predicted that the future of work would result in the loss of “over 50% of business travel and over 30% of days in the office”. He also stated that that face-to-face business meetings will no longer be the “gold standard” anymore. 

A suicide bomb attack in Somalia’s capital kills 5 killed, injures 8 

suicide bomb attack in Somalia
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Somalia’s capital Mogadishu witnessed a bomb blast in which at least five people have been killed and eight others have been injured. The attack was in the form of a suicide bombing where the bomber blew himself up in a restaurant near a police academy, an official statement from the government informed. The responsibility for this attack has been claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked insurgent group al-Shabaab.

SpaceX urges India to facilitate it with satellite broadband

satellite broadband, SpaceX
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Senior SpaceX official Patricia Cooper has requested the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to enable the company to set up satellite broadband in India and promote maximum spectrum efficiency across terrestrial or space-based systems. Elon Musk’s SpaceX has also agreed to pay fees and take on the “administrative burdens” that make broadband expensive. 

3rd summon issued by the Mumbai Police for Kangana, Rangoli over ‘communal’ post

Kangana Ranaut, Rangoli Chandel, Bulandshahr
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The third summon has been issued by Mumbai’s Bandra Police to actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel. The Bandra Police has asked both sisters to appear in the station on November 23 and 24 on charges of posting “objectionable comments on social media to spread communal tension between two groups”. Prior to the third summon, the sisters were summoned by the police on October 26 and October 27, and then on November 10.


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