News Flash (5th November 2020): Top 10 Stories Of The Day

Pinaka Rocket System
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India successfully tests advanced version of Pinaka Rocket System

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed the advanced version of India’s Pinaka Rocket which was successfully tested from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha. An official declared, all the tests satisfied the mission objectives. 

Trans-border tunnel in Jammu’s RS Pura detected by BSF

Trans-border tunnel, BSF, Pinaka Rocket System
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BSF has discovered a trans-border tunnel in the RS Pura sector in Jammu district. “The tunnel is around 170 metres inside the Indian territory and it caved in near Pindi post of the BSF on RS Pura sector”, a BSF official said.

Court sends Arnab to 14 days of judicial custody, rejects his assault charge

Arnab arrest
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Republic TV Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami was arrested in the early hours of November 4, from his residence in connection with the suicide case of an interior designer, Anvay Naik, and his mother in 2018. A court in Alibaug has dismissed Arnab’s allegation of being physically assaulted while he was detained. 

Ritchie Torres becomes 1st openly gay Afro-Latino elected Member of Congress

Ritchie Torres, Member of Congress
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The Democratic party candidate Ritchie became the first gay Afro-Latino member of the US Congress after winning the New York 15th Congressional district. “Tonight, a new era begins for the South Bronx,” Ritchie said.

Joe Biden sets record with 70 million votes, beats Obama

Joe Biden
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Democratic candidate Joe Biden has won higher votes than any other presidential aspirant in the US history, smashing a record set by previous President Barack Obama. Biden, as of November 4, has received over 70.7 million votes, more than anyone who has ever run for the presidential post.

Trump files lawsuit to stop counting of votes in three states

Donald Trump files lawsuit, Pinaka Rocket System
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United States President Donald Trump’s campaign has filed lawsuits to prevent the counting of votes in Georgia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. After losing in three significant states Arizona, Wisconsin and Michigan. His campaign has filed for re-counting in Wisconsin. They have also filed multiple lawsuits against the vote-counting process. 

Hyderabad policeman runs 2km to clear traffic for ambulance

Hyderabad policeman
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G Babji, a traffic constable ran two kilometers to help a patient by taking him to the hospital. A video of the same was recorded by someone sitting inside the van, that showed the constable assisting the van by telling the commuters to make space for the vehicle.

US withdraws from Paris climate change agreement, Biden vows to rejoin

Paris climate change agreement
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The USA has become the first country to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement framed in 2015. The withdrawal initiated with an article published in Journal Science Advances that stated, the US has been far more responsible for polluting the world’s oceans with plastic waste. However, Joe Biden, US presidential candidate has vowed to rejoin the historic agreement after winning the election. 

UK court rules in India’s favour in Nirav Modi extraction case

Nirav Modi extraction case
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The 49-year-old jeweler, disputing to India on charges of fraud and money laundering in the estimated USD 2-billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case will face a crisis. UK judge ruled in favor of the Indian government after witnessing the evidence against Modi.

Second batch of Raffle arrives after flying non-stop from France

Second batch of Raffle
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Rafale fighter jets’ second batch finally arrived in India on Wednesday after flying non-stop from France. The aircraft advances the capability of the strike of the Indian Air Force when India and China are locked in the eastern Kadhai borders.


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