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DGCA bans wide-bodied aircraft at Kozhikode airport: With big passenger capacity, these planes are used for medium and long hauls
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DGCA bans wide-bodied aircraft at Kozhikode airport: With big passenger capacity, these planes are used for medium and long hauls

A wide-body aircraft, also known as a twin-aisle aircraft, is a jet airliner with a fuselage wide enough to accommodate two passenger aisles with seven or more seats abreast.

Moderna, Pfizer move to include HIV-positive volunteers in Phase 3 trials of COVID-19 vaccines
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Moderna, Pfizer move to include HIV-positive volunteers in Phase 3 trials of COVID-19 vaccines

Health organizations including the CDC recommend routine immunization for HIV-positive people, who have been unilaterally left out of vaccine trials so far.

From limiting screen time to number of classes per day, HRD ministry issues guidelines for online education
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From limiting screen time to number of classes per day, HRD ministry issues guidelines for online education

In the guideline called 'Pragyata', the HRD ministry has recommended that the duration for online classes for pre-primary students should not be for more than 30 minutes

Mauritius struggles to contain massive oil spill from damaged ship; bad weather ahead to worsen ecological impact
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Mauritius struggles to contain massive oil spill from damaged ship; bad weather ahead to worsen ecological impact

Clean-up crews, volunteers are scrambling to contain the ecological disaster, with further damage to the ship expected due to bad weather.

One dead, 4 severely injured after gas explosion in US' Baltimore; rescue and relief ops underway
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One dead, 4 severely injured after gas explosion in US' Baltimore; rescue and relief ops underway

Dozens of firefighters converged on the scene, where the natural gas explosion reduced to the row houses to piles of rubble

Tea plantation workers bear brunt of Idukki landslide; activist says inadequate housing compounded woes
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Tea plantation workers bear brunt of Idukki landslide; activist says inadequate housing compounded woes

The Idukki landslide has once again underlined how marginalised communities are worst-affected by natural disasters.

VSATs installed at 200 places in J&K to enable satellite phone services for soldiers, says Centre
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VSATs installed at 200 places in J&K to enable satellite phone services for soldiers, says Centre

Ravi Shankar Prasad said digital satellite phone terminals are also being set up at 1,347 sites for Army, BRO, BSF, CRPF, ITBP and SSB personnel

Sachin Pilot 'will work in party's interest', says Congress after ex-deputy CM's meeting with Rahul Gandhi
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Sachin Pilot 'will work in party's interest', says Congress after ex-deputy CM's meeting with Rahul Gandhi

Sachin Pilot and Rahul Gandhi had a 'frank, open and conclusive discussion', AICC general secretary (Organisation) KC Venugopal said in a statement.

US Open 2020: Former winner Svetlana Kuznetsova drops out of tournament over COVID-19 concerns
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US Open 2020: Former winner Svetlana Kuznetsova drops out of tournament over COVID-19 concerns

Kuznetsova wrote Monday on Instagram that she was pulling out of the US Open and the tournament preceding it at the same site in New York.

India's KN Ananthapadmanabhan inducted into ICC's international panel of umpires
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India's KN Ananthapadmanabhan inducted into ICC's international panel of umpires

Ananthapadmanabhan joins fellow Indians C Shamshuddin, Anil Chaudhary and Virender Sharma in the international panel and is now eligible to officiate in the ODI and T20 Internationals apart from junior World Cup

IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal steps down as president of J&K People's Movement party
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IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal steps down as president of J&K People's Movement party

Faesal had hinted towards stepping away from politics on Sunday as he removed references to his political affiliations from his Twitter profile

CM BS Yediyurappa 'completely' cured of COVID-19, discharged from hospital today, says Karnataka govt
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CM BS Yediyurappa 'completely' cured of COVID-19, discharged from hospital today, says Karnataka govt

The 77-year old BJP leader was admitted to the Manipal Hospital on 2 August after he tested positive for coronavirus

LaLiga: Real Madrid's Japanese talent Takefusa Kubo joins Villarreal on loan for 2020/21 season
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LaLiga: Real Madrid's Japanese talent Takefusa Kubo joins Villarreal on loan for 2020/21 season

Kubo, who has already earned seven caps for the Japanese national team, will be presented at Villarreal's La Ceramica stadium on Tuesday.

ICC still undecided on chairman nomination process as members search for unanimous candidate
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ICC still undecided on chairman nomination process as members search for unanimous candidate

The ICC Board of Directors meeting on Monday ended up being a damp squib after they failed to reach consensus over Shashank Manohar's replacement as the next chairman of cricket's global governing body.

Lebanon's entire government resigns over Beirut explosion, says health minister
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Lebanon's entire government resigns over Beirut explosion, says health minister

The decision came after several ministers announced their resignations and protesters clashed with security forces over the blast that left 160 dead

SC to hear plea challenging merger of 6 BSP Rajasthan MLAs with Congress tomorrow
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SC to hear plea challenging merger of 6 BSP Rajasthan MLAs with Congress tomorrow

The 6 MLAs had contested and won the 2018 Assembly election on BSP tickets but they defected to Congress in September 2019

2021 Tour de France to start in Brest after Copenhagen pulls out of staging duties
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2021 Tour de France to start in Brest after Copenhagen pulls out of staging duties

The Tour will spend around a week in Brittany, with four departure points and four arrivals, the region's president Loig Chesnais-Girard said.

IPL 2020: BCCI invites tender for four-month title sponsorship; highest bid not guaranteed winner
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IPL 2020: BCCI invites tender for four-month title sponsorship; highest bid not guaranteed winner

The new IPL title sponsor to replace Chinese mobile phone company Vivo will hold the rights for only a four-and-a-half-month period and the highest bid may not necessarily end up being the winning one, the BCCI stated on Monday.

Post COVID-19 care: Seven tips to help recovering coronavirus patients manage brain fog, memory and attention issues
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Post COVID-19 care: Seven tips to help recovering coronavirus patients manage brain fog, memory and attention issues

For those who’ve contracted COVID-19 infection, the road to recovery can seem quite a long one.

Ligue 1: Bordeaux appoint veteran Jean-Louis Gasset as head coach after parting ways with Paulo Sousa
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Ligue 1: Bordeaux appoint veteran Jean-Louis Gasset as head coach after parting ways with Paulo Sousa

Gasset was assistant to Laurent Blanc when Bordeaux won the French top flight in 2009.