Delhi University has reportedly provided admissions to more than 52,000 students till now. As per sources, more than 10,000 applications have been approved by the principal on October 20. However, the cut-off of popular courses remained high, and the last date to apply for the third cut-off list is October 21. Furthermore, DU has received a total of 1,61,024 applications under three lists this year.
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Lenovo Tab 11 which was first unveiled in Europe earlier this year, is now available in India with Android 11 OS. At the rear of the tablet is a metal stand that can be used to adjust various angles. However, it can be placed or hung using the stainless steel built-in kickstand. Besides, it has "Tilt" and "Hang" modes, which allow users to tilt the screen in any direction.
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Bollywood actress, Ananya Panday has been summoned by the NCB on October 21 for questioning under the Aryan Khan's drug case. Reportedly, Khan and Ananya Panday are said to be good friends. "The investigation is going on. When NCB officials visit a person or location for questioning that does not mean the person is a culprit or being investigated. There are several procedures being followed," said an NCB officer.
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Mumbai has reported 463 fresh COVID-19 cases on October 20, taking the total active cases to 4,550. Besides, the city reported 4 deaths, taking the death toll to 16,192. Reportedly, the number of active cases in the metropolitan city stands at 7,51,957. Further, as many as 40 buildings have been sealed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to avoid virus spread due to the ongoing pandemic.
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India finally achieves the 100-crore Covid-19 vaccination benchmark on October 21. PM Narendra Modi on the occasion expressed his gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and everyone who contributed to the success. Modi tweeted, "We are witnessing the triumph of Indian science, enterprise, and the collective spirit of 130 crore Indians." However, Modi was joined by Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya as he engaged with hospital officials.
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Taigun is a German-engineered 'SUVW' that is the newest entrant in the mid-size SUV category. The launch began with a visual display at a large-outdoor-event, hosted at Central Park in Delhi's renowned Connaught Place. Huge LED grids which took 144 hours to build, were programmed to create color combinations with music. Moreover, 70 feet towers were constructed to support cameras for broadcasting the event around the world.
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Tesla is set to enter the Indian markets, but before that, the company has requested PM Narendra Modi to reduce the import taxes on electric cars. Reportedly, a meeting was held between officials on the same issue, last month. Furthermore, the company has also urged for a meeting between Elon Musk and Modi. Besides, India levies 60% import duty on electric vehicles.
A person was arrested at Thane as he was allegedly smuggling 2,500 kilograms of beef. Reportedly, the beef was worth Rs 2.5 lakhs, and was being smuggled to an area called Kurla in Mumbai. According to sources, the police detained the tempo near Jupiter Hospital. However, a case been filed for the issue under concerned sections of IPC and further investigation is underway.
India is anticipated to reach the milestone of 100 crore Covid vaccinations on October 21, including first and second doses. As of October 20, around 99.70 crore vaccination doses have been distributed across the country, as per preliminary statistics. Although 74% of the projected adult population has got the first dose, only 31% has received both the doses. Ministry of Health has advised the government to prioritise second dose coverage.… read-more
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Swiggy announced that it will provide a two-day paid monthly period leave to its regular female delivery agents, on October 20. The delivery agents can take the said leaves voluntarily in the month. This decision was made to ensure comfort to the female delivery partners. Notably, more than 99% of the females working in the firm are below 45 years of age, and almost 89% of them have a child.
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