News Flash (23rd October 2020): Top 10 Stories Of The Day

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Bihar election
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Providing free COVID vaccine under BJP’s manifesto for Bihar election sparks storm 

BJP promised to provide a free COVID vaccine under their manifesto for Bihar election. They said that once the mass production of the vaccine starts it will be given free of cost for the people in Bihar. Many opposition parties raised their voices against this statement and asked the central government about what would happen to non- BJP states?, will not all Indians get the vaccine if they don’t vote for BJP? and this ultimately created a political storm. 

Ban on 4G extended in Jammu and Kashmir by gov except in 2 districts 

ban on 4G, Jammu and Kashmir
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The government of Jammu and Kashmir extended the ban on high-speed 4G internet services till November 12 except in two districts, Ganderbal and Udhampur. The government added that internet services will be available in 2G only in the rest of the districts. Only post-paid and verified pre-paid SIM cards can avail of internet services in Jammu and Kashmir.

‘If jobs not created then youth will come to streets’: Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan, Bihar election
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Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said on Wednesday, “If India does not create jobs then youth will come to streets’’. Raghuram added, “young people without jobs can be diverted to this and that for a little while, we can use social media, fake news to divert things but eventually, it is going to fail’’.

‘Lost’ river evidence found in Thar Desert

Thar Desert
Image Credits: Coastal Digest

Evidence of a river that ran through the Thar Desert 1,72,000 years ago has been found by the researchers. Researchers added that the river would’ve provided a lifeline to Paleolithic populations. Satellite imagery studies have shown a dense network of river channels crossing the Desert.

Trump in Presidential debate: India is filthy, it’s air is filthy.

Presidential debate
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During the presidential debate, the US president talked about climate change and said, “Look at china…How filthy it is.. Look at Russia. Look at India, it’s filthy. The air is filthy.’’ He stated that he loves the environment, “ we have the cleanest air, the cleanest water and we have the best lowest number in carbon emissions.’’

Mirzapur actor Pankaj Tripathi talks about his career struggles.

Mirzapur, Pankaj Tripathi
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Pankaj Tripathi opened up about how his life has changed over the past few years. He said that he would have to search for some work and now the work searches him, ‘I had to go door-to-door for auditions, wait outside offices and say I’m actor, give me work’. His hard work can be seen by everyone now and the platform where he stands.

A new way to reduce air pollution in Delhi: ‘Red light on, Gaadi off’

Delhi air pollution, Bihar election
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To reduce air pollution, drivers switch off their engines on traffic lights by taking part in the ‘Red light on, Gaadi off’ campaign. “This drive will not only reduce pollution but save fuel as well’’ says an environment marshal at ITO traffic signal. The rise of pollutants in the atmosphere recently deteriorated the AQI in Delhi. 

No expiry date to Covid-19 situation: chairman of Aditya Birla group

Aditya Birla group
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Aditya Birla group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla said that there is no expiry date to Covid-19 situation to Business Insider he further added, “People are now building a new home, they’re adding one more room out of safety.’’ Agriculture support by the government has increased rural incomes and thus helped in increased construction said Birla.

WHO says, ‘Risk of spreading Covid-19 on flights is ‘very low’, not zero

WHO, COVID on flight
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WHO said in a statement to Reuters, ‘Risk of spreading Covid-19 on flights is ‘very low’, not zero’. We must not ignore the fact that Covid is not over yet and one should take all the necessary precautions, ”The fact that transmission is not widely documented in the published literature does not, however, mean it does not happen”, said WHO.  

Increased the number of MBBS seats in west Bengal: Mamta Banerjee

Mamta Banerjee
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Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee has announced that the number of MBBS program seats has been increased to 4000 in West Bengal. Banerjee in her tweet said, ‘’the initiation of the first MBBS batch in Purulia Government Medical college and Hospital consisting of 100 seats’’. 150 seats have been added to Gouri Devi Medical college in Durgapur, She further wrote in the tweet.

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