Grim milestones: 77k new cases in US, Brazil infections hit 2 million

[ad_1] The US has reported more than 77,000 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, setting yet another single-day record amid a fierce debate over the need to reopen the country with the Trump administration urging schools to resume in-person teaching. There was grim news from Brazil as well – the worst-affected country in […]

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China’s restive Xinjiang province reports Covid-19 cluster with 16 new cases

[ad_1] China’s Xinjiang reported 16 new locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases on Friday, health authorities said Saturday as the country readies to battle a new front against the outbreak in the remote northwestern region. The jump in cases on Friday followed one new case, and eight more asymptomatic ones, which were reported on Thursday. All the cases […]

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Aaditya Thackeray Moves Supreme Court Against Final Year Exams Decision

[ad_1] Aaditya Thackeray has moved the Supreme Court against UGC decision to hold final year exams (File) Mumbai: Maharashtra cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray moved the Supreme Court Saturday against the centre’s decision to hold final year exams for colleges and universities in September, after they were postponed from earlier this year due to the coronavirus […]

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Google Bans Ads on Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Content

[ad_1] Alphabet’s Google said on Friday it would prohibit websites and apps that use its advertising technology from running ads on “dangerous content” that goes against scientific consensus during the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s largest search engine updated its policy as the health crisis has continued to rage throughout the United States, and digital advertising […]

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PUBG Mobile Launches New COVID-19 Donation Event For Players

[ad_1] PUBG Mobile will donate funds to fight COVID-19 based on how far players run in the game. This new in-game donation drive has been organised in partnership with humanitarian aid organisation Direct Relief. The “Running Challenge For Donation” in-game challenge will allow individual players to participate and contribute to the worthy cause. The in-game […]

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Brazil’s Covid-19 tally crosses 2 million; death toll at 76,000

[ad_1] A thousand deaths a day. Since late May, three months after Brazil’s first reported case of the coronavirus, it has recorded more than 1,000 daily deaths on average in a gruesome plateau that has yet to tilt downward. On Thursday evening, the federal health ministry reported that the country had passed 2 million confirmed […]

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After dwindling Covid-19 cases, UK PM Johnson hopes for normalcy by Christmas

[ad_1] Pleased with ‘steady progress’ on dealing with the coronavirus challenge, Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday hoped that the UK will be able to allow a more significant return to normality from November, “possibly in time for Christmas”. Several restrictions have been eased in recent weeks. Johnson said people could now return to work […]

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After US, India has done most Covid-19 tests, says White House

[ad_1] After the US, which has carried out a record 42 million Covid-19 tests, India has done the second largest number of 12 million coronavirus tests, the White House has said. More than 3.5 million people have tested positive with the coronavirus and 138,000 died in the US. Globally, more than 13.6 million have tested […]

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Rupee At 75.02 Against Dollar, Analysts Expect 74 Levels In Near Term

[ad_1] The rupee has recovered 2.46% from a record low of 76.91 logged in April The rupee appreciated to briefly trade below the 75 mark against the dollar on Friday, amid a mixed trend in Asian currencies. It moved in a range of 28 paise against the greenback, between 74.96 and 75.24, during the four-hour […]

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Trump administration exempts European students from Covid travel restrictions

[ad_1] Foreign students coming from Europe are exempt from a travel ban the United States imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the US State Department told congressional offices on Thursday. The State Department also told lawmakers that it would offer exemptions for some au pairs and family members of visa holders in the United States, […]

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