News Flash (1st September 2020): Top 10 Stories Of The Day

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1. JEE students residing in flood-hit parts of Vidarbha can apply for re-exam: HC

Bombay High Court’s Nagpur bench on Tuesday refused to stay JEE Main examination but has allowed students residing in flood-hit parts of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra who fail to reach the examination centre or reaches late can apply to National Testing Agency (NTA) requesting for re-examination. The HC bench has directed NTA to consider such applications and decide accordingly. 

2. Over 5.6 lakh UG applications pour in DU, highest in 3 years

UG Application, Delhi University, DU, Vidarbha
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The registration process for UG admission to the Delhi University came to an ends on Monday totaling the number of applicants to over 5.63 lakh. These are applicants who are willing to take admission for undergraduate courses. This number is the highest in the last three years. In addition to this, over 1.8 lakh students have applied for postgraduate courses and 34,306 students have applied for M.Phil and PhD, a data that is available on DU’s official website. 

3. UPSC releases admit card for civil services prelims exam 2020

UPSC Exam, Civil service exam 2020, admit card, Vidarbha
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The admit card for civil services prelims exam 2020 has been released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on its official website at upsc.gov.in. Candidates can now sign in using either their registration ID or their roll number to download their e-admit card. The prelims are scheduled to commence on October 4. Candidates are expected to download and check their admit card. Any error in the card should be brought to the notice of UPSC immediately. The E-Admit Card must be kept safe with the candidates until the final results of the Civil Services Examination, 2020 get announced. 

4. IGNOU further extends application dates to 15 September for July 2020 session

IGNOU, Vidarbha
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Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has once again extended the deadline to fill out the application for admission and re-registration for July 2020 session till September 15. Candidates can apply online for all programs at ignou.ac.in. The programmes offered by IGNOU include all undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, certificate, PG Certificate, and appreciation/awareness level programmes. Candidates can head to ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in. to apply online. 

5. IIT Madras proves brainwaves study can help determine worker’s ability to handle crisis 

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Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have found a method that successfully determines whether an employee has the mental capacity to handle a crisis situation in a factory or other high-stress jobs by measuring their brainwaves using an electroencephalogram (EEG).EEG is a technique that measures brain activity, and can also measure the cognitive workload of human operators in a chemical plant control room. This technique involves fixing sensors on the scalp of the person and measuring his/her brainwave activity. 

6. September 14 to mark the beginning of Parliament’s monsoon session 

Parliament monsoon session
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Even though the number of coronavirus cases is soaring high as ever in the country, the monsoon session of the Parliament is all set to begin on September 14 and will continue to remain in session till October 1, the government said. “Subject to exigencies of business, the session is scheduled to conclude on Thursday, October 1, 2020,” the official circular stated. 

7. Joe Biden attacks Trump. Says ‘a toxic presence in our nation for 4 years’

Joe Biden, Donald Trump
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Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate attacked president Donald Trump calling him a “toxic presence” who has exploited violence linked to anti-racism riots as a “political lifeline” to save his campaign for a second term doomed by his handling of the Covid-19 epidemic.  Biden said “Donald Trump has been a toxic presence in our nation for four years,” “Poisoning how we talk to one another. Poisoning how we treat one another. Poisoning the values this nation has always held dear. Poisoning to our democracy,” he added. 

8. ‘Shape of You’ singer Ed Sheeran announces birth of his daughter

Shape Of you, Ed Sheeran
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Shape of You and Perfect singer Ed Sheeran on Tuesday announced the birth of his daughter with wife Cherry Seaborn on the platform of Instagram. “Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter – Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran,” he captioned. 

9. Virat Kohli says, “Didn’t miss cricket as much, understood it’s just a part of life”

Virat Kohli
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While answering a question on his time spent during the lockdown, Indian cricketer and captain Virat Kohli said he didn’t miss cricket as much as he thought he might. “I’d been going on for 9-10 years before that and this was the only break I was ever going to get that long,” he said. He further added that he carried on with life and realised cricket is just a part of life.

10. September 10 finalized as the launch date for Samsung Galaxy M51 in India 

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September 10 is the date confirmed to launch Samsung Galaxy M51 in India. The company is going to conduct an online launch event, considering the pandemic. The Galaxy M51 has already made its entry into the German market. The same version of the device is expected to arrive in the country. Now Samsung is attempting to push its M series in India. The price of the phone as per the reports is said to be somewhere between Rs 25,000 to 30,000 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The company, however, is also yet to confirm the variants it plans to bring to the country.

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