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7 Oct
#CabinetDecisions | Three new #naturalgas marketing reforms introduced by #UnionCabinet to reduce dependence on imports

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-The Indian government’s #UnionCabinet has approved three new #naturalgas marketing reforms to give a boost to the gas economy and reduce import dependence.
-This includes setting up a new e-bidding platform, prohibiting producing companies from participating in the bidding process and bringing all different fiscal models under the new bidding mechanism.

“India currently produces 84 million standard cubic meters (MMSCM)...
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7 Oct
New #H1BVisaRules make it more expensive and harder to hire workers from India — but they may not hold ground - by @pabsgill

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What are the new changes to #H1B visa rules?

▶️The new rules significantly raise the existing wage levels of H-1B employees. There are four wage levels, and the minimum amount for each has been bumped up — in certain cases, to more than double than what it used to be.
▶️The definition of ‘speciality occupation’ has also been narrowed down. Only certain types of degrees will now qualify a candidate for a visa.

▶️Select contract workers will also have a shorter time limit on their visas.
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7 Oct
By 2021, as many as 150 million people likely to be in extreme poverty due to #COVID19: @WorldBank

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The World Bank has warned that by 2021, as many as 150 million people are likely to be in extreme poverty because of the #coronaviruspandemic and countries will have to prepare for a "different economy" post-#COVID.
COVID-19 pandemic is estimated to push an additional 88 million to 115 million people into extreme poverty this year, with the total rising to as many as 150 million by 2021, depending on the severity of the economic contraction, according to the Washington-based global lender.
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7 Oct
Schitt’s Creek star #DanLevy lashes out at an Indian channel for censorship on the show - by @SanchDash

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Canadian actor and the writer, producer of the immensely popular comedy show Schitt’s Creek Daniel Levy (@danjlevy) lashed out at the Indian arm of a global television channel for allegedly censoring a kiss between the two leading men of the show.
Levy took to Twitter about the censorship of gay intimacy on particularly the Indian channel. @danjlevy had pointed out a snippet from the show that Comedy Central India had shared on Twitter in March 2019 when the show was being aired on the channel.
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6 Oct
#Unlock5 | Government issues guidelines for re-opening #cinemahalls — 50% capacity, one-seat distance, compulsory masks and other

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#Cinema
After seven months of shutdown due to #COVID19, cinema halls will reopen on October 15 as per the MHA guidelines, the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister @PrakashJavdekar said on Tuesday.
These are the guidelines and SOPs to be followed at all cinema halls:

➡️Cinema halls will only be allowed to accommodate people up to 50% of their capacity.

➡️Visitors will maintain one-seat distance and will have to wear masks at all times mandatorily.

#Unlock5
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5 Oct
#COVID19: @EduMinOfIndia releases guidelines for reopening of schools from October 15 in a graded manner: news agency PTI

#CoronaVirusUpdates #CoronavirusOutbreak #coronavirus
@EduMinOfIndia #SchoolGuidelines | No assessment till up to 2-3 weeks of schools' reopening, flexibility in attendance norms, says @EduMinOfIndia

(PTI)

#schoolsreopening
@EduMinOfIndia #SchoolGuidelines | Schools must ensure smooth transition of students from home-based schooling during #COVID19lockdown to formal schooling, says @EduMinOfIndia

(PTI)

#schoolsreopening
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5 Oct
Two dozen superhabitable planets identified — some older, a little larger, slightly warmer and possibly wetter than Earth

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Researchers have identified two dozen planets outside our solar system that may have conditions more suitable for life than our own and some of these orbit stars that may be better than even our Sun.
A study, led by Washington State University scientist Dirk Schulze-Makuch and published in the journal Astrobiology, detailed characteristics of potential "superhabitable" planets, that include those that are older, a little larger, slightly warmer and possibly wetter than Earth.
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5 Oct
#NobelPrize | This year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice
for the discovery of Hepatitis-C virus.

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Harvey J Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M Rice jointly win the 2020 #NobelPrize in Medicine for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus
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@NobelPrize #NobelPrize | This year's Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded with one half to Roger Penrose and the other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez.

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5 Oct
Vijay Shekhar Sharma (@vijayshekhar) fires the shots – @Paytm launches its own Android mini-app store to take on #Google - by @SanchDash

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After reports of Indian startups getting together to launch their own app store to tackle #Google’s monopoly, @Paytm has now announced that it has launched an Android mini-app store for Indian developers.

@vijayshekhar
Mini apps are a ‘custom-built mobile website’ with the same functionalities as a regular app. It is a hybrid solution between a website and an app.
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22 Sep
#ShapoorjiPallonjiGroup says it's time to part ways with the #Tatas

The largest shareholder in the #TataGroup, #SPGroup said before the Supreme Court on Tuesday that a separation from the Tatas is necessary.

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➡️The #SPGroup stated before the Supreme Court that a separation from the #TataGroup is necessary due to the potential impact this continuing litigation could have on livelihoods and the economy.
➡️They stated that it was crucial that an early resolution is reached to arrive at a fair and equitable solution reflecting the value of the underlying tangible and intangible assets.
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22 Sep
#Discovery | Archaeologists unearthed 27 #sarcophagi in an ancient #Egyptian city of the dead. They've been sealed for more than 2,500 years.

#Egypt #Archaeology

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More than two millennia ago, 27 Egyptians were laid to rest in #Saqqara, an ancient city of the dead. Their organs were removed, and their bodies wrapped in linens. Priests placed them inside wooden boxes adorned with hieroglyphics.

#Egypt #Archaeology
The #mummies stayed buried in those #sarcophagi for 2,500 years — until their recent discovery by Egyptian archaeologists. The finding is one of #Egypt's largest in over a century.

#Archaeology
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21 Sep
‘There should be a price on #carbon,’ says an expert pushing for policies to combat #climatechange - by @preeti_msoni

@ETC_energy @iyer_sriram #LordAdairTurner

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@preeti_msoni @ETC_energy @iyer_sriram A #carbon price is a fee imposed by the #Government on carbon to reduce carbon emissions. The idea behind carbon pricing is to encourage lower-carbon behaviour and to attract investments into renewable energy by making polluting production processes more expensive.

@ETC_energy
@preeti_msoni @ETC_energy @iyer_sriram With a #carbon pricing policy in place, countries have seen a 2% fall per year between 2007 and 2017. Whereas, countries without carbon pricing have witnessed a 3% increase in carbon emissions, according to a latest study by the World Economic Forum (@Davos).

@ETC_energy
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21 Sep
#EdTech | From #BYJU’S to #Unacademy – competition in India’s fast-rising online education sector - by @sanchdash

@unacademy @BYJUS @vedantu_learn #Eruditus

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The opportunity in Indian #EdTech is huge and the top edtech startups are all vying for the same pie. In 2020 alone, India’s edtech startups have raised over $1.5 billion which is just as much as the startups had raised in the past five years put together.

@unacademy
According to a Redseer report, India’s #EdTech startups had raised $1.6 billion between 2014-2019. Here's a look at the valuations of India's fast-rising #onlinelearning sector.

@BYJUS @unacademy @vedantu_learn #Eruditus
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19 Sep
.@NASAHubble telescope captured a stunning photo of the distant spiral galaxy named 'Eye of the Serpent'

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A spiral galaxy nicknamed "Eye of the Serpent" is 35 million light-years from #Earth. The Hubble Space Telescope recently snapped a photo of the #galaxy, which is about half the width of the #MilkyWay and has a supermassive black hole at its center.

@NASA @NASAHubble @esa
Its distinct arms, where stars and gas are compressed, create the illusion of an eye — which is why astronomers call it the "Eye of the Serpent."

@NASA @NASAHubble @esa
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19 Sep
#BioSecureBubbles – Here's how IPL players will be staying safe during the pandemic

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#IPL2020 #ipl2020

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➡️Now that safety has become the topmost priority for all.

-Adopting the same methodology used by the England Cricket Board (@ECB_cricket) recently, @IPL players will be living within bio-secure bubbles.

#IPL2020 #ipl2020 #IPLinUAE
➡️And before you imagine a huge futuristic bubble inside which the players will be staying - well, no. That is not what it is.

What is a bio-secure bubble?
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18 Sep
#BREAKING | #Paytm app removed from the Play store, #Google says it doesn't allow unregulated gambling apps

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The #Paytm app has been removed from the #GooglePlayStore. The reason reported for the removal of the app is that #Google doesn’t allow ‘unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting’.
According to CNBC-TV18, #Google had notified developers about this a few days ago. It also said that it is working with #Paytm to bring the app back on the #PlayStore.
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17 Sep
#BIEXCLUSIVE | @DailyhuntApp founders confirm @IPL 2020 associate sponsorship — promise new release for Josh ahead of India’s biggest cricket tournament

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#Dream11IPL #IPL2020 @viru21 @umang_bedi

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#IPL2020 | India’s homegrown news app @DailyhuntApp has confirmed that it has signed on as an associate sponsor with Star Sports for the massive cricketing tournament, the Indian Premier League 2020 after reports have been floating in the market for over a week.

#Dream11IPL
Bedi, along with his partner-in-crime, Virendra Gupta, are also eyeing the IPL to boost Josh, Dailyhunt’s sister short video-streaming app launched around 50 days ago.

#IPL2020
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17 Sep
#EXCLUSIVE: Muthoot Finance says this year's growth is likely to exceed guidance - by @pabsgill

@TheMuthootGroup #muthootfinance

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Muthoot Finance Managing Director #GeorgeAlexanderMuthoot told Business Insider that the company is likely to exceed its annual guidance of 15% growth.

@TheMuthootGroup #muthootfinance
With more people reluctant to leave the house, #Muthoot’s new 'Loan@Home' service has seen the average ticket sizes surge to around ₹3.5 lakh — six times the size of gold loans given out in branches.

@TheMuthootGroup #muthootfinance
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16 Sep
Economic recovery is not fully entrenched; recovery to be gradual, says RBI Governor #ShaktikantaDas (News agency: PTI)
Persistently large liquidity infusion by RBI has ensured large borrowing by the government at low rate and in non-disruptive manner - #ShaktikantaDas (News agency: PTI)
#RBI stands battle ready to take whatever steps need to be taken for the economy: RBI Governor #ShaktikantaDas (News agency: PTI)
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15 Sep
#AppleEvent | #Apple kicks off its Annual September event with CEO @tim_cook's keynote address

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@tim_cook "Today's launch will focus on two products integral to people's daily lives": @tim_cook

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@tim_cook #AppleEvent | "Researchers are using #AppleWatch to conduct #COVID19 research to detect symptoms before they appear": @tim_cook

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15 Sep
Snapdeal (@snapdeal) says it has just tested deliveries using #robots and it was successful - by @SanchDash

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.@snapdeal has said that it has successfully tested robots for e-commerce deliveries. Snapdeal has partnered with autonomous mobility startup #OttonomyIO to deliver ‘sanitized’ packages.

#robotdelivery
During the test run for the #robotdelivery in Delhi, the robots were placed at the gates of societies where a delivery agent came and placed the parcel in a compartment inside the robot.

@snapdeal #OttonomyIO
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