Hockey India and FIH have jointly decided to hold the FIH Odisha men's Hockey Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021 without the presence of spectators, starting from November 24. The decision was taken to avoid the crowd amid the menace of Covid-19 infection. Reportedly, 16 teams from different countries will fight for the title. The classification matches will start on November 30 and the final is scheduled for December 5.
Leader of Bihar's opposition party, Tejashwi Yadav on October 26 said that Nitish Kumar is the most 'shyest' Chief Minister who refrains from talking about the ongoing issues of education, employment, and inflation in the state. The young leader further slammed Kumar of the poor health facilities in Bihar and alleged the need to conduct by-polls. "Running the state since 15 years yet there is no development," he added.
To help a six-year-old girl, Jainab Mondal, who recently recovered from a brain tumour, South Western Railway delayed the Howrah Duronto train for 26 minutes at Karnataka's Yeshwanthpur railway station on October 24. Reportedly, an oxygen concentrator for the girl wasn't working due to electricity issues so the railways helped the family to arrange an oxygen cylinder. ''She didn't face any difficulty throughout the journey,'' said Jainab's… read-more
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Alagarathanam Natarajan, "Matka Man," is well-known for his altruistic service to the poor. Everyday, he fills clay pots with drinking water. He has built more than 15 Matka stands around the South Delhi locality. He attracted Anand Mahindra's notice by modifying a Bolero vehicle to suit his needs. Anand Mahindra tweeted, "A Superhero that's more powerful than the entire Marvel stable," due to which he gained massive recognition.
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In the latest development in the drugs on cruise case, the hearing of Aryan Khan's bail application was adjourned by the Bombay High Court for the next day in Mumbai on October 26. Reportedly, Aryan Khan moved to the High Court after a special court in Mumbai refused to grant bail to him and two others, on October 20. So far, 20 people have been arrested in the case.
The heads of the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters will gather in Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit, on October 31 to November 12. PM Modi along with other leaders will join the summit and take measures to reduce carbon emissions. However, Chinese President Xi Jinping will not be attending the summit due to rising Covid-19 cases in the country.
After NCB Zonal Head Sameer Wankhede released a statement clarifying his family details, Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik on October 26, said that the birth certificate of Wankhede is not fake. "If it's fake, then he should show us the original one," he added. Last week Malik said that he will not stop until the NCB officer is put behind bars. Moreover, he also raised questions over the cruise drug case.
Dhavani N (7) from Karnataka's Tumakuru has gone viral on the internet for pleading to Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai, to fix potholes in Bengaluru. Furthermore, she offered her "pocket money" for it. Reportedly, her mother got her leg fractured in an accident due to potholes nearly two years ago. ''Please get these potholes fixed. They've become death traps. Many people are losing lives,'' appealed Dhavani.
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The World Health Organisation is expected to review and take a final call on an emergency use listing for Covaxin shots on October 26. The organisation is reviewing the data to decide whether the approval will be given for which several Indians are waiting to travel abroad. If all goes well, the positive decision of the WHO will help Indians who've received the vaccine.
In the latest development, the Finance Ministry announced that Central Government employees' Dearness Allowance has been hiked from 28% to 31% of the basic pay with effect from July 1, 2021. Reportedly, the civilian employees paid by Defence Services will also get the benefit. The hike will cover 47.14 lakh central government employees and 68.62 lakh pensioners in India. Earlier, the rate was hiked to 28% from 17%.
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