News Flash (9th October 2020): Top 10 Stories Of The Day

CBSE Maths practise books
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CBSE introduces practise books for math for students of grade 7-10

To promote critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, CBSE introduced Mathematics practise books for grade 7-10 on Wednesday. They aim at helping students solve problems easily until physical classes resume. The book is available on the CBSE website and DIKSHA platform.

Maharashtra Education Minister says schools cannot be reopened yet

Maharashtra Education Minister, practise books
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Schools have been shut since March, 2020 and will continue to be so as the number of cases increase everyday. Even for the states that are allowed to reopen schools cannot force attendance and parental permission is required. Only PhD and postgraduate science students who require the use of laboratories will be allowed to access them from October 15. 

1st list of Bihar poll candidates released

Bihar poll candidates
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For the first phase of the upcoming Bihar elections, BJP, Congress and around four other political parties have released their list of candidates. It will be held in three phases. 

Trump refuses to participate in the virtual 2nd presidential debate

virtual presidential debate
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Trump refuses to participate in the 2nd presidential debate if it is held virtually. Organizers took this step as Trump had been diagnosed with Covid-19 a week ago. He is still contagious with the virus and should ideally isolate himself for 10 days. 

SpaceX launches its 13th Starlink mission successfully

SpaceX, Starlink mission, practise books
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SpaceX has successfully launched 60 Starlink broadband internet satellites. It had been delayed thrice. This means more than 700 SpaceX satellites have been launched so far. 

“Feels like whole India is with us” – Kanta Prasad, an 80-year-old Dhaba owner 

Kanta Prasad, Baba Ka Dhaba
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After a video of the dhaba owner crying because he was unable to sell food went viral, a large crowd queued up to purchase food. Some even offered monetary help. #BabaKaDhaba was trending on Twitter.

Mi will launch AdaptiveSync display technology with its Mi 10T series 

Mi 10T series
Image Credits: Mi Blog

Mi India will launch its 7-stage content-aware  AdaptiveSync display technology. It enables 7 stages of refresh rate adjustment. It will eliminate screen lags and display jittering. Mi is the first ever phone to vary its refresh rate in seven stages. 

COVID-19 patients houses won’t have posters anymore 

posters at COVID-19 patients houses
Image Credits: New Indian Express

The Delhi administration announced on Thursday that they will not put posters on the houses of people who are in home isolation. They mentioned this was to reduce the unnecessary stigma. They hope this will encourage more people to get tested. 

KXIP loses 4th match in a row 

Kings XI Punjab
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On Thursday, Kings XI Punjab  lost to SunRisers Hyderabad by 69 runs. This is their fourth loss in this season. The Mumbai team moved to fourth position and KXIP fell to sixth position. 

Diesel generators usage banned from October 15 In Delhi and NCR

Diesel generators ban
Image Credits: Navbharat Times

To fight air pollution in Delhi, the use of diesel generators have been banned, except for emergency or essential uses. Other construction projects and economic activity is already affecting everyone around. Evidence states that pollution can make COVID-19 more dangerous to health. 


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