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DDMA meet on Wed on reopening of hotels, gyms and weekly markets

DDMA meet on Wed on reopening of hotels, gyms and weekly markets
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 (20:45)  New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A crucial meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is scheduled for Wednesday where a decision is likely to be taken on reopening of hotels, gymnasiums and weekly markets in the national capital. The meeting was to take place on Tuesday but it got postponed due to some issues, … Read more DDMA meet on Wed on reopening of hotels, gyms and weekly markets

OMC gives Rs 250 cr more for corona fight in Odisha

OMC gives Rs 250 cr more for corona fight in Odisha
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 (20:46)  Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) The Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) on Tuesday contributed Rs 250 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) for supporting the state government’s efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic. OMC Chairman Sanjeev Chopra handed over the cheque to Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy at Lok Seva Bhavan here. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik … Read more OMC gives Rs 250 cr more for corona fight in Odisha

Healthy monsoon, global cues push equity market higher (Lead)

Healthy monsoon, global cues push equity market higher (Lead)
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 (20:53)  Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) A healthy monsoon, along with global cues and stock-specific movements, lifted the Indian equity market on Tuesday. Sector-wise, top gainers were BSE Realty, Bankex, CD and Metal indices, whereas top losers included the BSE Healthcare index. Globally, major Asian markets closed on a mixed note, while European indices like FTSE and … Read more Healthy monsoon, global cues push equity market higher (Lead)

88 more die of Covid in Andhra, cases breach 3 lakh mark

88 more die of Covid in Andhra, cases breach 3 lakh mark
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 (21:01)  Amaravati, Aug 18 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic claimed 88 more lives in Andhra Pradesh while 9,652 new positive cases pushed the state’s tally to over 3 lakh on Tuesday, officials said. With the fresh fatalities, the death toll mounted to 2,820 while new cases have taken the tally to 3,06,261. According to the media bulletin … Read more 88 more die of Covid in Andhra, cases breach 3 lakh mark

50% people in Pune develop Covid antibodies: Survey

50% people in Pune develop Covid antibodies: Survey
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 (21:05)  Pune, Aug 18 (IANS) Barely a couple of days after Pune surpassed Mumbai to become the country’s top Corona hotspot, it has emerged that over 50 per cent of Puneites have developed antibodies against the SARS-CoV2 or Covid-19, officials said here on Tuesday. The findings were revealed in the first sero-survey, ‘Epidemiological and Serological Surveillance … Read more 50% people in Pune develop Covid antibodies: Survey

Why is Aug 18 being marked as Netaji’s death anniversary, ask kin (Lead)

Why is Aug 18 being marked as Netaji’s death anniversary, ask kin (Lead)
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BY SOUDHRITI BHABANI (21:20)  Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Some family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and activists are not happy with many politicians, including senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, observing August 18 as the death anniversary of the redoubtable freedom fighter. “It is absolutely false… there is no question of observing the date as Netaji’s … Read more Why is Aug 18 being marked as Netaji’s death anniversary, ask kin (Lead)

Fake appointment racket busted in Delhi, 5 held

Fake appointment racket busted in Delhi, 5 held
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 (21:20)  New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Five persons have been arrested on the charge of duping hundreds of unemployed youths on the pretext of providing them jobs in the Airport Authority of India (AAI) at the IGI Airport here, a senior Delhi Police officer said on Tuesday. The accused were identified as Sumit Upadhay, Sajid Ali, … Read more Fake appointment racket busted in Delhi, 5 held

AI can speed up MRI scans, shows Facebook study

AI can speed up MRI scans, shows Facebook study
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 (21:40)  New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Rapid MRI scans generated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be just as accurate, useful and reliable as traditional magnetic resonance imaging, shows a study by Facebook AI researchers and NYU Langone Health. For the study, radiologists reviewed two sets of knee MRIs from 108 patients — one set using the … Read more AI can speed up MRI scans, shows Facebook study