News Flash (2nd September 2020): Top 10 Stories Of The Day

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1. 17-year-old student commits suicide after not receiving NEET hall ticket

Harishma, 17-year-old, student from Pudhukottai in Tamil Nadu committed suicide. The suicide was committed because she failed to receive the NEET entrance exam ticket. She had recently finished her 12th boards and had applied for NEET. All her friends received the ticket except her resulting in depression.

2. Final semester exams of UG & PG courses to be conducted by Odisha by September 30

final semester exam, suicide
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The government of Odisha has decided to take exams of all UG and PG courses in varsity. The final examination for the mentioned courses will be taken by September 30 and the results will be declared before 31st October. The decision to let the examination take place came after a video conference of vice-chancellors and principals.

3. Amid growing India-China tension, India changes its strategy to deal with China

India-China tension
Image Credits: Al Jazeera

After a four-month-long stand-off between India and China, the strategy has been changed to deal with China. The initial reaction was when the Indian army occupied areas of strategic importance and increased its presence near Pangong lake. Now the idea is to decrease the conflict and to disengage and de-escalate.

4. India is currently witnessing its worst GDP contraction ever

worst GDP contraction ever
Image Credits: The Indian Express

For the April-June quarter (q1), India has recorded the worst quarterly contraction of 23.9 percent. This data was released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. This makes India officially enter the phase of recession. This has angered many over Twitter and the #ResignNirmala has started trending on the social media site.

5. OPPO F17 launches in India today with an online music concert

Oppo F17
Image Credits: The Indian Express

The sleekest phone of 2020, OPPO F17, is to launch with a dazzling music concert performed online. Big names like Raftaar and Harrdy Sandhu are to be performing and fashion influencer Nikki Mehra too will join in. Launched on September 2, the phone offers 6 AI Portrait Cameras and a bundle of other great features.

6. Suresh Raina reveals reason behind decision to step back from IPL

Suresh Raina, IPL, CSK
Image Credits: The Quint

With plenty of speculative rumors on why Suresh Raina chose not to play for CSK, the real reason is finally here. While giving an interview to Cricbuzz, Raina said that he has to return to India because of personal reasons. He also mentioned that there is no bad blood between him and any member of CSK. He plans to play for more 4-5 years with the team.

7. 1st Woman IPS Officer Appointed As Inspector General Of CRPF Srinagar Sector

1st Woman IPS Officer, Charu Shah, suicide
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Officer Charu Shah has created history by being the first female IPS officer to get appointed as inspector general (IG) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for Srinagar sector. That area is one of the terrorist prone areas. Officer Shah has also taken up leadership roles in Naxal areas.

8. Chidambaram questions the donor’s name as PM-CARES receives Rs 3,079 crore

Chidambaram, PM Care
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An audit statement made public by the government declares that the PM-CARES fund has received Rs. 3076 in five days. Out of the total Rs.3,075.85 came through domestic contributions. And it got a foreign voluntary contribution of Rs 39.67. P Chidambaram has asked via Twitter to disclose the names of the donors as every NGO or Trust should disclose.

9. By 2022 Infosys will hire 12 thousand IT workers in US

Infosys
Image Credits: Deccan Herald

The global software dealer, Infosys, has said that it would hire 12 thousand US workers by the year 2022. In 2017 they had plans to hire 10,000 people. They overachieved their target and recruited 13,000 people. Now they plan to create a workforce of 25,000 by 2022

10. Twitter to launch a feature that will provide context to the trending topics

Twitter
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Twitter is now going to attach a small description to trending tweets. In an attempt to give the reader a context Twitter has added this feature. The trends would have a representative tweet pinned to it to showcase the insights right away. The feature will be coming in a few weeks.

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