The Tamil Nadu government on October 31 announced further relaxations in the 'Unlock 6'. It stated schools for grades 9-12 and other higher educational institutions can function offline from November 16. The government also permitted the resumption of theatres with 50% capacity from November 10. It further announced re-opening of recreational places and permitted outdoor activities with limited footfall. However, the government urged people… read-more
Courtesy: The Times of India
Addressing an election rally on October 31, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath announced to bring strict law against "love jihad". He made the remarks citing the Allahabad High Court's verdict that stated conversion only for marriage was invalid. CM Adityanath added, "They should mend their ways or their final procession will begin." He also said that his government has pledged to protect women and launched 'Operation Shakti' for the same.
Courtesy: The Times of India
Former James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery has passed away at 90, as the BBC reported on October 31. His son Jason Connery informed that the actor was "unwell for some time" and died during his sleep. The legendary Scottish actor depicted James Bond character in seven films of the series. Sir Connery won numerous awards including an Oscar in 1988 for his role in 'The Untouchables'.
To support PM Narendra Modi's 'Vocal for Local' initiative, the Uttarakhand government on October 31 launched 'Devbhog Sweets'. Manufactured by Himalay Devbhoomi Sansadhan Trust, the sweets have been made of foodgrains such as mandua, chailai, jhangora, kuttu flour, gahat, soyabin and urad. The state CM T.S. Rawat also directed to launch the products in online markets. He further… read-more
Courtesy: Outlook India
Amazon has launched its 'Dhanteras Store' to sell products, including jewelleries and electronics items, with cashback offers. The company has assured special discounts on products from Malabar Gold and Gems, Joyalukkas, Samsung, BIBA, Lenovo and Dell among others. It also announced exclusive rewards on purchase through RuPay cards of Citi Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and ICICI Bank. Cashback up to Rs 1,500 for payments via Amazon Pay wallet… read-more
Courtesy: Good Returns
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31 launched India's first seaplane service in Gujarat. The service will operate between the Statue of Unity near Kevadiya in Narmada district and Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad. It will cover the 200-km stretch in 40-45 minutes, reducing the travel time by over three hours if compared to road journey. The fare of the seaplane journey is pegged at Rs 4,800 per person.
Courtesy: Zee News
While confirming some AirPods Pro have manufacturing defect, tech giant Apple has announced a free replacement of the defected earbuds. The company mentioned that it will either replace or fix the issues with the product. In addition to the substandard noise cancellation, the faulty earbuds are said to have producing cackling or static sounds, which also become louder sometimes. However, the replacement scheme will not cover the AirPods Pro… read-more
Schools in Odisha will reopen partially for classes 9 to 12 from November 16, informed Unlock 6 order from the state government. However, academic institutions for other grades will remain closed till November 30. The order urged online mode and allowed teachers and staff to visit schools for online classes. For higher education institutions, only PhD and postgraduate students from science and technology streams will be allowed for laboratory… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Indian boxers shone at the Alexis Vastine International Boxing Tournament in France as Amit Panghal and Sanjeet clinched gold in their respective categories on October 31. Panghal defeated the American Rene Abraham 3-0 to win gold in the 52 kg category. In the 91 kg category, Sanjeet took down Frenchman Soheb Bouafia to secure gold. India's Ashish Kumar in 75 kg received gold after opponent retired-hurt.
'Manohari Gold'- a rare variety of tea from Assam was has been auctioned for record price of Rs 75,000/Kg. The aromatic and antioxidant-rich Manohari tea is prepared from the finest tea buds and is hand-plucked only at dawn. It was sold to Vishnu Tea Company which will sell it globally through its official website. The tea earlier held the record for being sold at Rs 50,000/Kg in 2019.
Courtesy: The Print