News Flash (3rd November 2020): Top 10 Stories Of The Day

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German warship, Indian ocean
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Germany’s warships to patrol the Indian Ocean today 

Germany’s defence minister introduced one of many nation’s warships that will patrol the Indian Ocean as a part of plans to handle China’s effect within the area. On Monday, Harsh Shringla, the International secretary conducted talks in Berlin to boost cooperation in areas starting from post-pandemic restoration to the Indo-Pacific.

19 passengers on Vande Bharat Mission Flight to Wuhan test COVID-19 positive

Vande Bharat Mission, flight to wuhan,
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A total of 19 Indian passengers were tested COVID-19 positive in a recent flight from New Delhi to the Chinese city of Wuhan under the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM). Moreover, on Monday, India announced plans to operate four more such flights to China starting November 13.

Inspired by “Koffee With Karan”, Goa CM launches “Coffee With CM” Programme

Coffee With CM programme
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Chief Minister Pramod Sawant says, ‘Coffee with CM’ series, will basically be a youth outreach programme, wherein the CM will visit different parts of the state and address the grievances of the youth over a cup of coffee.

Will declare COVID-19 action plan on day 1 of presidency: Biden

COVID-19 action plan, Joe Biden
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Joe Biden, a Democratic presidential candidate for the United States has assured the citizens that if voted to power, he would put into place a COVID-19 action plan on the first day of his presidency. Biden also urged people to vote out President Donald Trump, stating it is time for the president to pack his bags and go home.

Half of Slovakia’s population tested for virus in one day

Slovakia, covid-19, Indian Ocean
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The east European country of Slovakia tested nearly half of its population for COVID-19, on the first day of its nationwide lockdown. This testing drive conducted by the government aimed at reversing the surge in infections without a ‘hard lockdown’

Tamil Nadu govt announces Diwali bonus for over 2.91 lakh employees

Diwali bonus
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The Tamil Nadu government has announced that around 2.91 lakh state government employees will be offered a Diwali bonus. Workers and employees belonging to Group ‘C’ and ‘D’, working in all profit/loss-making public sector undertakings will receive a bonus of 8.33 per cent and an ex-gratia payment of 1.67 percent, the government statement added. 

There was no alternative but to Impose new COVID-19 lockdown: UK PM

UK PM Borris
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PM Boris Johnson announced England would go into a one-month lockdown starting from November 5 until December 2. Under the new lockdown restrictions, citizens will have to stay at home unless it’s for essential purposes, including education, medical reasons, or to shop for groceries.

French school hold minutes silence in memory of the beheaded teacher

French teacher
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Schools in France held a minute’s silence on Monday in memory of Samuel Paty, the teacher who was beheaded by a Chechen teenager for making use of cartoons to show Prophet Mohammad while teaching the class, freedom of expression.

Artwork saves metro train from falling after it crashes through buffer stop

metro train crash, Indian Ocean
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A metro in the Netherlands overran from its track and stopped at the sculpture of the Whale Tail, an artwork named, “Saved by the Whale’s Tail,” which now seems apt. Installed in 2002, the artwork was completely made of plastic. On hearing about this incident, its designer seemed surprised it could hold a moving train.

BMC starts free COVID-19 testing at 244 facilities in Mumbai

BMC, covid-19 testing
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These 244 COVID-19 testing centers are distributed across all 24 wards. BMC’s free COVID testing facility will be available at designated places every day from 10 am to 12 noon.The addresses of the testing centres will be available by calling toll free number 1916 managed by the BMC’s main control room, and on the COVID-19 dedicated link.

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