UPSC postpones June 27 civil services preliminary exam; to be held Oct 10

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New Delhi:  The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Thursday postponed the civil services preliminary examination, scheduled to be held in June, to October 10 in view of the alarming COVID situation in the country. The commission conducts civil services examination annually in three stages -- preliminary, main and interview -- to select officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others. "Due to...

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Vitalik Buterin donates $1.14bn in Ethereum, meme coins to COVID-hit India

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New Delhi: Vitalik Buterin, the Russia-based co-founder of the world's second-largest cryptocurrency Ethereum, has donated 500 coins and over 50 trillion SHIB meme coin worth around $1.14 billion to India COVID-Crypto Relief Fund, as the country grapples with the lethal second wave of the pandemic. Sandeep Nailwal, the man behind India COVID-Crypto Relief Fund, said in a tweet late Wednesday that they will not "do anything which hurts any community specially...

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Using term ‘Indian variant’ for B.1.617 strain has no basis, WHO has not done so: Health ministry

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New Delhi: Taking umbrage at the B.1.617 mutant of the novel coronavirus being termed an ‘Indian variant’, the Union health ministry Wednesday said the WHO has not used the word ‘Indian’ for this strain in its document. The ministry dismissed as "without any basis and unfounded" media reports that have used the term "Indian variant" for the B.1.617 mutant strain, which the WHO recently said was a "variant of global concern"....

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India may overtake China as most populous country before 2027

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Beijing: Chinese demographers say India will become the world's most populous country earlier than the United Nations' projection of 2027, surpassing China where a steady drop in the birth rate has been recorded in the last few years. India is expected to add nearly 273 million people to its population between now and 2050, a UN report said in 2019, forecasting that the country will cross China as the world's most...

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After Buxar, bodies of suspected COVID-19 patients found floating in Patna

Patna: After Bihar's Buxar, several decomposed dead bodies of suspected COVID-19 patients were found floating in the Ganga near Patna's Gulabi Ghat Thursday, officials said. District Magistrate Chandrasheker Singh has directed municipal authorities to retrieve the dead bodies and cremate them properly. According to eyewitnesses, the majority of the dead bodies are partially burnt. "After the emergence...

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Auto dealers seek fiscal support as second COVID wave batters auto sector

New Delhi: Automotive dealers have sought fiscal support, including an extension of GST payment for the next three months, to survive the second wave of COVID-19. As per industry sources, the automotive dealers' body FADA  has written to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, apprising them of the difficulties being faced by the sector...

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US budget deficit hits record USD 1.9 trillion so far this year

Washington: The US budget deficit surged to a record of USD 1.9 trillion for the first seven months of this budget year, bloated by the billions of dollars being spent in coronavirus relief packages. In its monthly budget report, the Treasury Department said Wednesday that the shortfall so far this year is 30.3 per cent higher than...

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Blood-stained body of woman found in Paralakhemundi, murder suspected

Paralakhemundi: The blood-stained body of a woman was found lying under mysterious circumstances at Naraharipur village under Paralakhemundi police limits in Gajapati district Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Ambika Sabar from Munisingh village under Seranga police limits. Some local people spotted the body with stains of blood lying in a private nursery at Naraharipur village....

Khurda chemists threaten to shut shops sans COVID warrior status

Khurda chemists threaten to shut shops sans COVID warrior status

Khurda: After teachers in Odisha demanded ‘frontline COVID warrior’ status at par with police, health workers and journalists, the chemists of Khurda district have demanded the same. The chemists Thursday warned that some 20,000 shop owners would shut their shops in coming days if the state government doesn’t take any favourable decision within 15 days. Their demand...

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Bharat Biotech rubbishes criticism, says its vaccine is safe    

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The Centre seems to have lost its direction and priorities in battling the COVID-19 pandemic forcing millions to run helplessly...

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