News Flash (8th October 2020): Top 10 Stories Of The Day

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MU’s distance education exam stands cancelled due to cyber attack

Institute of Open and Distance Learning (IDOL) called off their online exam after cyber attack on their server on Tuesday. The review meeting held by Mumbai University concluded that it is a case of cyber attack. And in response to it IDOL subsequently lodged a complaint with cyber cell. 

50% rise in seats seen in top IITs in last 5 years

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Top IITs have seen an over 50% jump in seats in last five years from 10,572 seats in 2016-17, aspirants now have a larger vacancy of around 16,053 to choose from. This growth can be attributed to addition of 25% seats to accommodate the 10% EWS quota. 

IAF celebrates its 88th Anniversary Today

IAF Anniversary
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Rafale fighter aircraft that featured today as Indian Air Force is celebrated its 88th anniversary along with mainstream fighter jets to showcase it prowess. A grand parade-cum-investiture ceremony held at the Air Force Station at Hindon near Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended his greetings to the ”brave warriors” of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

UP Government to create Data Analytical Centre to ensure women’s safety

Data Analytical Centre, cyber attack
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Uttar Pradesh government is setting up a ”Data Analytical Centre” under women power line 1090, in order to provide a safe city to the women in the state said Awanish Kumar Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary on Wednesday. With the help of this Data Analytical Centre, the hot spots where crime against women are taking place, will be marked and police will be deployed over there.

Assam assigns Associate Official Language Status To Bodo

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Bodo language will be another state language of Assam as decided by state cabinet. State Government also created Bodo-Kachari autonomous welfare council outside the sixth schedule area for the welfare of the community, particularly for those who living outside the areas of the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR). With this, the Assam government has fulfilled one of the key promises of the Bodoland accord signed with NDFB earlier this year.

Canada To Ban Single-Use Plastics By End Of 2021

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The environment minister of Canada announced on Wednesday that, Checkout bags, straws and four other single-use plastic items will be banned in Canada by the end of 2021. This ban also targets stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery, and food ware made from hard-to-recycle plastics is part of a broader plan to eliminate plastics waste by 2030.

Indian Ambassador Discusses Bilateral Issues With US Treasury, Health Secretaries

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Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India’s Ambassador to the US, discussed bilateral issues with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar regarding opportunities to deepen the economic partnership between the two countries and cooperation on issues of money laundering and financing of terrorism.

M Rajeshwar Rao appointed as New Deputy Governor Of RBI 

M Rajeshwar Rao
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M Rajeshwar Rao as deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India, by the central government on Wednesday through a notification. Rao to succeed NS Vishwanathan as the fourth deputy governor. He has been associated with the Reserve Bank since 1984, holding various positions.

Facebook To Pause Political Ads As US Election Day Ends

Political Ads, Facebook
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Facebook on Wednesday said it will stop running political or social issue ads after the US polls close on November 3 to reduce chances of confusion or abuse. The California-based internet giant has been under pressure to avoid being used to spread misinformation and inflame social division as was the case during the presidential election in 2016.

French Open 2020: Stefanos Tsitsipas Downs Andrey Rublev To Reach Last Four

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On Wednesday, Stefanos Tsitsipas reached his second Grand Slam semi-final with a straight-sets win over Andrey Rublev at Roland Garros, setting up a potential clash with world number one Novak Djokovic for a place in the championship match. Tsitsipas, has now won 15 successive sets at the tournament having been two sets down to Jaume Munar in the opening round.

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