News Roundup: Top 10 stories of the week

Team Udayavani, Aug 16, 2020, 12:37 PM IST


Bengaluru: Police arrests accused of sharing derogatory post, 110 people for violence

A mob rampaged through Bengaluru’s Pulakeshi Nagar on Tuesday night and vandalized a police station and a Congress legislator’s residence after Naveen shared a social media post purportedly on a communal issue

A large number of people gathered near MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy”s residence and vandalized it and damaged the vehicles parked there. The mob then targeted the police station and damaged vehicles believing that the police had kept the accused detained there

Karnataka: SSLC results declared; Pass percentage falls to 71.80%

Education Minister S Suresh Kumar on Monday, August 10 declared SSLC results. The overall pass percentage recorded this year is 71.80%. The pass percentage has dipped this year compared to last year. Last year the overall pass percentage was 73.7 percent, informed Suresh Kumar.

MS Dhoni announces retirement from international cricket

MS Dhoni the former captain of the Indian cricket team, has announced his retirement from international cricket,on Saturday. The announcement means that Dhoni’s last India game would remain the semifinal of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in which India lost to New Zealand by 18 runs.

Independence Day: PM Modi unfurls National Flag at Red Fort

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, August 15 unfurled the Indian National Flag at the Red Fort on the occasion Independence Day.

Drunk man draped SDPI flag on Sringeri Shankaracharya statue

Miscreants drape SDPI flag with text written in Arabic on the statue of Adi Shankaracharya in the holy city of Sringeri on Wednesday

PM Announced National Digital Health Mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Digital Health Mission today, while addressing the nation from Delhi’s iconic Red Fort on the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day.

PM Modi launches Transparent Taxation platform

PM Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the platform for ‘Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest’ aimed at easing compliance and expediting refunds, benefiting honest taxpayers.

E-Passports to be issued to every Indian citizen from the year 2021

The Indian government will start to issue e-passports embedded with electronic microprocessor chip from next year. The government had completed the trial of issuing 20,000 e-passports and now will issue such passports with the help of an agency that will be responsible for setting up IT infrastructure and providing solution regarding the project.

Kamala Harris named as Joe Biden’s running mate

Joe Biden who is running as the president candidate chose Kamala Harris as his running mate on the Democratic ticket.

Russia produces first batch of covid-19 vaccines, to be given to doctors

Russia on Saturday said it has produced the first batch of its coronavirus vaccine, just days after President Vladimir Putin announced it had been first in the world to approve a vaccine.

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