News Flash (8th June 2020): Top 12 Stories Of The Day

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1. Schools likely to reopen after August 15 if MHA permits: HRD Minister

With the lockdown from March 23, schools and colleges in India were shut to contain the spread of coronavirus. On June 8, HRD (Human Resources Development) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal during an interview announced the reopening of schools and colleges in India after August 15 with the permission of MHA. The HRD minister also added the declaration of pending CBSE results can be expected before August 15, after which the new academic session will begin.

2. MBA in Business Analytics offered by BITS Pilani

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By the year 2021, Global analytics market size is expected to reach USD 33.8 Billion. MBA in Business Analytics at BITS Pilani provides exposure to data analysis/ visualisation tools like R, Python and Tableau. It helps the working professionals to advance their career in high-growth areas of business analytics and big data, standing out in a highly competitive workplace, without a career break.

3. New Zealand to lift all restrictions, declared itself to be ‘virus-free’

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According to AFP reports, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday   expressed her confidence saying the country had eliminated the transmission of the coronavirus after the last known infected person recovered. The Prime Minister also added up that the government will lift all restrictions that had been imposed to control the spread of coronavirus, although the strict border controls will remain the same. i.e only the citizens of New Zealand will be allowed to enter the country following to undergo 14-day quarantine.

4. Javed Akhtar becomes the first Indian to be honoured with Richard Dawkins Award.

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After the known American TV host, political commentator and comedian, Bill Maher and English-American intellectual, philosopher, social critic and writer Christopher Hitchens, Indian poet, lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar becomes the first Indian to be honoured with Richard Dawkins Award, 2020 for critical thinking, holding religious dogma up to scrutiny, human values and advancing human progress.

5. Petrol, diesel prices hiked by nearly 60 paise per litre across india

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Petroleum and diesel costs on Sunday spiked by 60 paisa for each liter, as the state-possessed oil firms restarted day by day value corrections following a 82-day rest. Petroleum costs in Delhi were climbed to Rs 71.86 per liter from Rs 71.26 a liter, while diesel rates were expanded to Rs 69.99 per liter from Rs 69.39, as per a value notice of state oil showcasing organizations. Everyday value correction has restarted, an oil organization official said.

6. Jigsaw Academy and IIM-I in collaboration to offer Business Analytical Program 

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Jigsaw Academy has worked together with IIM Indore to offer a 10-month online program in Business Analytics. The program is structured by industry specialists and the executives masters for future pioneers who wish to fabricate feasible organizations and change their administration style. According to AIM’s Salary Study, the middle pay for investigation experts remains at Rs 14.4 lakhs.

7. Russia to be assisted by US for cleaning the Siberia oil spill

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The major oil spill in Norilsk has caught global attention because of the normal enduring harm to nature. The US, which has encountered comparable calamities previously, has offered its help to Moscow in managing the result of the mishap. Reacting to the offer, Foreign Ministry representative Maria Zakharova offered thanks to Washington, calling the move “yet another goodwill gesture” which “shows that such mutual cooperation is possible.”US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that “in spite of our contradictions, the US stands prepared to help Russia” in tidying up the fuel spill in Siberia

8. London: Anti-racism protest joined by thousands outside the US embassy 

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Thousands of protesters assembled outside the US Embassy in London on Sunday to censure police ruthlessness after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, some wearing face covers to ensure safety against COVID-19 bearing the trademark “racism is a virus”. London Police boss Cressida Dick said 27 officials had been harmed in “shocking and completely unacceptable” attacks during against anti-racism dissents in focal London this week, remembering 14 for Saturday. Both Dick and Health Minister Matt Hancock asked dissenters not to assemble in London again on Sunday because of the danger of the spread of the coronavirus. Be that as it may, thousands overlooked this to pack the street outside the international safe haven on the south bank of the River Thames.

9. Ghana footballer shifted to a hotel after being stranded at Mumbai airport for 74 days.

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Randy Juan Muller, a 23-year-old footballer from Ghana, has been moved to a nearby lodging in the wake of being abandoned at Mumbai air terminal for 74 days over lockdown. “He’d invest his energy at air terminal’s extravagant counterfeit nurseries and some way or another purchase food from slows down and take a break with air terminal staff. Muller said air terminal staff was exceptionally useful,” Yuva Sena office-carrier Rahul Kanal said. 

The Mumbai air terminal got home for a 23-year-old Ghanaian footballer for 74 days after he got abandoned there due to the coronavirus-actuated lockdown that prompted scratch-off of flights. The Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) likewise gave him all assistance, including food, and permitted him to utilize the air terminal WiFi system to make calls, an authority said. Muller, a Ghana national who used to play for a club in Kerala, was booked to fly home by Kenya Airways flight when the lockdown was declared and he wound up abandoned at the Mumbai air terminal.

10. India will have a large number of unicorns: Infosys Co-founder

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Infosys Co-founder S Gopalakrishnan said “India will have an enormous number of unicorns,” including that new businesses react quicker than built up organizations because of “less administration and stress”. He stated, “ventures will come into India to make the most of the chance”. Gopalakrishnan further called for formation of Indian VC firms and assets, expressing “riches is there in private turns in India”

11. Apple patent tools to ensure social distancing while clicking group selfies

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It’s commonly hazardous to take bunch selfies during a pandemic, however Apple may have an approach to make that work later on. The iPhone creator has gotten a patent (by means of Patently Apple and The Verge) for making a “synthetic group selfie.” You could welcome individuals to a selfie meeting where the product would put individuals as though they were directly behind you. The pics could incorporate recorded or even livestreamed recordings, and the members could alter the shots to put themselves up front.

12. Gamer grandma playing her way into record books say: will play as long as I can

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A 90-year-old Japanese lady, known as “Gamer Grandma”, has been perceived as the world’s most established gaming YouTuber by the Guinness World Records. Hamako Mori told the AFP, “I need to play well regardless of how old I am…I need to proceed to the extent that this would be possible”. She began playing computer games 39 years prior and made her YouTube direct in 2014.


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