News Flash (6th November 2020): Top 10 Stories Of The Day

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New UGC guidelines for reopening of universities and colleges issued 

UGC guidelines were released on November 5, 2020, regarding the reopening of universities and colleges across the nation. The new UGC guidelines releases generic and preventive measures to be taken and appropriate behavior to be followed by students and staff while the physical classes resume. As per the UGC guidelines, ‘’Up to 50% of students may be allowed on a rotation basis to attend the classes.’’

Conducting upcoming CA exams online not possible: ICAI tells SC

ICAI, UGC guidelines
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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) said, ‘’Its 3-hour exam is of a different pattern altogether, which have descriptive answers and not tick marks.’’ ICAI said to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, ‘’CA exams test the analytical capabilities of the examinee.’’

Yogi Government announces reward for arrest of fleeing anti-CAA, NRC protesters 

anti-CAA, NRC protesters , Yogi Government
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Yogi Government termed 14 anti-citizenship Law and a national register of citizen protesters as escapees and announced a reward for their arrest. More than eight of these protestors were declared wanted under Gangster Act and notices were put up to their houses. 

Goans stage massive protests against govt projects that are to erase huge forest lands 

Goa protest
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Residents in Goa gathered in numbers to protest against government projects that will erase large forest lands. People gathered on the railway line of Chandor in South Goa to block several trains carrying Adani’s coal. Yet work being in full swing, protesters said that the government has failed to get needed clearance to start work.

WhatsApp rolls out payments services in India from today 

Whatsapp Pay
Image Credits: Payment Media

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPC) gave its permission to WhatsApp to offer payment services via UPI in the multi-bank model. WhatsApp Pay joins apps like GooglePay, PhonePay, Paytm, and others offering Payments via UPI. WhatsApp Pay waited for two-year for the decision. 

As Joe Biden moves closer to victory, Trump moves to court to seek recounting of votes 

Joe Biden, Donald Trump
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US President Donald Trump claimed that Democrats are ‘trying to steal the election’. He said, ‘’If you count legal votes I easily win.’’ He added, ‘’A lot of votes came in late, I have already decisively won many critical states.’’ He further added, ‘’There should be recounting of votes in the key state of Wisconsin.’’

UN plans to commemorate World War II victims on December 1

UN, World War II victims
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The U.N. General Assembly decided to hold a meeting on December 1 to commemorate all victims of World War II, which ended 75 years ago. World War II is considered the deadliest conflict in history, including the vast majority of countries leading to the deaths of an estimated 70 million to 85 million people.

Link for IIM CAT’s mock test activated, exam to be held on November 29

IIM Mock test, UGC guidelines
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The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) has activated the mock test link for CAT on its official website st iimcat.ac.in. students can give the mock tests who have applied for IIM CAT-2020 to get an idea of the exam pattern, duration, and procedure to answer in the online mode which is going to be held on November 29. 

84 schools of Uttarakhand shut after 80 teachers test COVID positive 

schools shutdown, UGC guidelines
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Schools of Uttarakhand shut for five days after 80 teachers test COVID positive. The teachers, working in schools of Khirsu, Pauri, Kot, Pabo, and Kaljikhal blocks of Pauri district, detected positive for COVID-19. The Health Secretary said to take all the necessary precautions against the increasing number of coronavirus cases and said it is likely to spread further during the winter season.

Scientists might have discovered Moon’s twin hiding behind Mars 

Moon twin hiding behind Mars
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Scientists might have discovered the Moon’s “long-lost twin” hiding behind Mars, it’s not a moon, but a Trojan asteroid which has moon-like composition. NASA said, ‘’Closely resembling our moon, this asteroid named (101429) 1998 VF31 is about 1 km in diameter and sharing the Martian orbit, It’s a Mars-crossing Asteroid’’. 

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