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

OECD, school shutdown, economic impact
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Shutdown of schools to have decades-long economic impact: OECD

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has said that the closure of schools will impact for several decades. The pandemic will cause a severe skill loss that will lead to a 1.5% drop in the global economic output. A United Nation’s report that the pandemic has caused 1.5 billion children worldwide to suffer.

Delhi Metro resumes operation, to run from 7-11 am & 4-8 pm

Delhi Metro, OECD
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After being closed for 171 days, Delhi’s Metro resumes services amidst the pandemic. It has resumed activity on its Blue Line and Pink Line. The trains will operate in 4-hour gaps from 7 to 11 A.M. and 4 to 8 P.M. Under stage one, the Yellow Line was made open for use. The DMRC has requested people to use transportation only if the task is deeply urgent.

4G services only available to the Ganderbal and Udhampur districts of J&K

4g services, J&K, OECD
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The administration of Jammu and Kashmir has decided to continue their decision of giving 4G net in two districts of J&K. So far only Ganderbal & Udhampur districts receive 4G data. The surrounding areas are still not allowed to use 4G net to restrict the terror activities. The high-speed facility was restored on August 16th.

Kangana’s Mumbai office demolished by BMC, actress calls Maha govt a goon

Kangana Ranaut, Mumbai Office Demolish, BMC
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The BMC has made a civic body reach Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika Films Private Limited office. It is an office with two storeys plus the ground floor. The assistant municipal commissioner said the demolition will take place on Wednesday because of the violations of Kangana’s Pali Hill office. BMC had given Kangana a notice and to respond within twenty-four hours without which the “illegal portions” would be demolished.

Reliance Retail to receive investment of $1 bn from Silver lake for 1.75% stake in company

Reliance Retail, Silver Lake
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California based private equity firm has invested $1 billion in Reliance’s retail sector. The foreign company has taken 1.75% equity stakes in Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd. Silver Lake has been investing in Ambani’s widening services including 400 million wireless phone subscribers.

Ronaldo, the 2nd male footballer in history to score 100 international goals

Christiano Ronaldo, OECD
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Cristiano Ronaldo is now the second man to score 100 international goals. The record was formed in a UEFA Nations League match against Sweden. He is also the first European to create this record after the Iranian ALi Daei who has scored 109 goals in his career. Ronaldo also has six international hat tricks. 

Delhi mandates Aadhaar card, ICMR form for COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 testing, Aadhar Card
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If someone wants to go for a voluntary Covid-19 check in the national capital, then doctor’s prescription would not be compulsory. Delhi HC has created a new rule that would be applied for RT/PCR testing. Now Aadhar card should be submitted for address. Along with a form filled by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The decision was passed by a bench of justices named Kohli and Prasad.

Prison guard’s finger bitten and swallowed by Sicilian mafia boss

Sicilian mafia boss, OECD
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Giuseppe Fanara, age 60, was serving life imprisonment in Rebibbia prison in Rome. Fanara, a Sicilian mafia leader of the Cosa Nostra clan, attacked seven guards. He bit the little finger off the first guard and seeing the finger disappear they concluded it had been eaten. Fanara now had been transferred into Sassari prison.

Apple claims damages from Epic Games after it violates the App Store contract

Apple, App Store, EPic Games
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Tech giant, Apple will seek damage from Epic Games as it has violated its contract with iOS App Store. The conflict between the two companies will be solved through legal means. Apple has also mentioned the unjust enrichment and tortious interference of Epic Games with Apple’s relationship with the customers.

Wipro might soon set up an innovation hub in Germany   

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Bengaluru based IT giant Wipro Ltd. has decided to move their innovation Hub in Germany. Düsseldorf will serve as the company’s flagship centre in Europe. The centre in Germany plans to offer digital transformation to existing companies in Germany. They also plan to collaborate with institutions and universities. The company’s decision can be linked to when only one in 5 countries in the EU are digitized.

COVID-19 vaccine trial of Oxford paused over ‘unexplained illness’ in the UK     

Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
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After successful testing in phase 1 and phase 2, the AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s vaccine has “an unexplained illness.” The vaccine was heavily thought to have come out successful. Its phase 3 testing was done in the UK, US, Brazil and South Africa, involving 30,000 participants. The volunteer is said to have gotten myelitis. However, the link to the vaccine has not been confirmed.


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