News Roundup: Top 10 stories of the week
Team Udayavani, Sep 6, 2020, 12:51 PM IST
Pranab Mukherjee, former President, dies aged 84
Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee passed away at the age of 84 in Delhi. Mukherjee, who served as the 13th President of India, was hospitalised at the Army Hospital on August 10.
India bans PUBG Mobile, and over 100 other Chinese apps
India has banned more than 100 additional apps with linkage to China, including popular mobile game PUBG, citing cybersecurity concerns as geopolitical tensions escalate at the two neighboring nations’ disputed border.
Sandalwood drug racket: Ragini Dwivedi arrested by Bengaluru Crime Branch
Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi was on Friday arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) in connection with the Sandalwood drug racket case. On September 4, the CCB officers raided her house in Yelahanka in Bengaluru for four hours and detained her. She was brought to CCB headquarters for questioning
Coronavirus Live Updates: With 86,432 Cases In A Day, India’s COVID Tally Crosses 40-Lakh Mark
A record single-day spike of 86,432 cases has pushed India’s coronavirus tally past 40-lakh mark, the Union Health Ministry data this morning showed. The total number of cases now stand at 40,23,179, which is few cases behind Brazil, the world’s second worst affected nation after the United States.
Bengaluru riots pre-planned and organised, says a fact-finding committee report
A fact-finding committee of Citizens for Democracy has described the recent mob violence in East Bengaluru’s DJ Halli as “pre-planned and organised,” and has recommended a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the funding of organisations that instigated the violence.
Belthangady teacher among 47 awarded by Prez on Teachers Day
President Ramanath Kovind on Thursday, September 5, Teachers Day honoured 47 teachers from across the country in an online award ceremony. Among the recipients of the award was Yakub Kooyur, a mathematics teacher from Belthangady.
Rhea’s brother Showik Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda arrested over drug allegations
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday night arrested Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda in connection with the drugs probe linked to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
India-China stand-off: Meeting between Rajnath Singh, his Chinese counterpart ends
Two days after India banned 118 Chinese apps in its retaliation to the Chinese troops’ “provocative military movement” near Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh and then again in Chumar, China on Thursday said India’s decision to ban 118 Chinese apps is not beneficial to the Indian users nor to China’s businesses.
Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine showed antibody response in initial trials: Lancet study
Russia’s new Covid-19 vaccine has passed early trial test and the patients involved in early tests developed antibodies with no serious adverse effects
A research article published in The Lancet reported that two small trials, each involving 38 healthy adults aged between 18 and 60, were given a two-part immunisation.
IPL 2020: BCCI official reportedly tests positive for coronavirus in Dubai
The novel coronavirus has reportedly hit the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Dubai where a member of its contingent tested positive for Covid-19.
News of a member of the BCCI contingent testing positive for coronavirus was reported by Press Trust of India on Wednesday night. The news came just over a couple of weeks before the scheduled start of IPL 2020.
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia hospitalised due to Covid-19
CMS gets contract from Karnataka Bank, Paytm for home delivery of cash
PM reviews COVID-19 situation with CMs, representatives of 7 states with high case load
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