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Diwali 2020: Festival of lights to be celebrated on 14 November; significance of the day and puja timings this year
Sports

Diwali 2020: Festival of lights to be celebrated on 14 November; significance of the day and puja timings this year

Diwali is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama and Sita to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, but some celebrate the festival to honour the return of Pandavas after 12 years of vanvas

NEET UG Counselling 2020: MCC extends Round 1 reporting and admission date till 16 Nov
Sports

NEET UG Counselling 2020: MCC extends Round 1 reporting and admission date till 16 Nov

The second round of NEET UG Counselling 2020 will be held from 18 to 22 November, and the allotment list will be declared on 23 November

Diwali 2020: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, others allow sale of green crackers, here’s what you need to know
India

Diwali 2020: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, others allow sale of green crackers, here’s what you need to know

Green crackers come in two categories: one without barium salt and the other with lesser quantities of barium. Both would lead to a 30 percent to 35 percent emission reduction

Ludo, Chhalaang, Soorarai Pottru, The Crown season 4: What to watch, and where, this Diwali
Entertainment

Ludo, Chhalaang, Soorarai Pottru, The Crown season 4: What to watch, and where, this Diwali

The Crown Season 4, Aashram: Chapter 2, Sir, Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari are among the shows and films releasing this Diwali weekend.

National Green Tribunal imposes complete ban on sale, use of firecrackers in NCR till 30 November
India

National Green Tribunal imposes complete ban on sale, use of firecrackers in NCR till 30 November

In places where air quality is 'moderate' or below, only green crackers be sold and the timings for bursting of crackers will be restricted to two hours during festivals

Uddhav Thackeray hints at reopening religious places after Diwali, says SOPs to be formulated after festival
India

Uddhav Thackeray hints at reopening religious places after Diwali, says SOPs to be formulated after festival

The chief minister said wearing of masks will be mandatory in places of worship and the SOPs will focus on avoiding crowds and ensuring social distancing

BS Yediyurappa says Karnataka govt will ban firecrackers during Diwali due to COVID-19
India

BS Yediyurappa says Karnataka govt will ban firecrackers during Diwali due to COVID-19

The govt's decision comes amid research that pollution due to firecrackers can adversely impact patients. Karnataka has reported 8,38,929 COVID-19 cases so far

Delhi bans firecrackers ahead of Diwali as COVID-19 cases rise, pollution worsens
India

Delhi bans firecrackers ahead of Diwali as COVID-19 cases rise, pollution worsens

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal also appealed to people to join him and his ministers in a 'Laxmi Pujan' programme to be organised by the AAP government this Diwali instead of bursting crackers

Will monitor smoke levels during Diwali, says West Bengal pollution control board
India

Will monitor smoke levels during Diwali, says West Bengal pollution control board

After citizens voiced concerns about firecracker smoke endangering COVID-19 patients, WBPCB said it may consider banning firecrackers in vicinity of designated hospitals and quarantine centres

Delaying COVID-19 peak was important, says govt-appointed panel chief Prof M Vidyasagar as India bends curve
India

Delaying COVID-19 peak was important, says govt-appointed panel chief Prof M Vidyasagar as India bends curve

Staying the course would lead to a steady reduction in cases, while any departure in terms of slackening safety protocols would disturb this trend, the professor who chaired a panel of experts that worked on India’s COVID-19 “supermodel”, warns

Narendra Modi to address nation today at 6 pm; when and where to watch livestream of PM's speech
India

Narendra Modi to address nation today at 6 pm; when and where to watch livestream of PM's speech

This will be the prime minister's seventh address to the nation since he announced a country-wide lockdown in March to curtail the spread of COVID-19

Western Railway to run 12 pairs of special trains during upcoming festival season
India

Western Railway to run 12 pairs of special trains during upcoming festival season

Of these 12 pairs of special trains, five pairs will run from Bandra Terminus, two pairs each from Indore and Udhna and one pair each from Okha, Porbandar and Gandhidham stations

'Common man's Diwali in your hands': SC sets 2 Nov deadline for Centre to implement interest waiver
Business

'Common man's Diwali in your hands': SC sets 2 Nov deadline for Centre to implement interest waiver

The court said the Central Government should implement 'as soon as possible' interest waiver on loans of up to Rs 2 crore under the RBI moratorium scheme in view of the COVID-19 pandemic

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan believes India can get COVID-19 spread under control by Diwali
India

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan believes India can get COVID-19 spread under control by Diwali

He said that the country is conducting about one million tests per day which is way ahead of the target.

Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, Ranveer Singh's 83 to release in theatres on Diwali, Christmas respectively
Entertainment

Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, Ranveer Singh's 83 to release in theatres on Diwali, Christmas respectively

A Reliance Entertainment spokesperson said the company hopes situation would revert to normal by the festival season

Bank holidays 2020: Banks will remain closed for 10 days this month; here is the list of major bank holidays this year
Business

Bank holidays 2020: Banks will remain closed for 10 days this month; here is the list of major bank holidays this year

The month of April has nine bank holidays of which annual closing of banks (1 April) Good Friday (10 April) and Dr BR Ambedkar Jayanti (14 April) are prominent ones.

Massive success of Bigil and Kaithi at Tamil Nadu box office may have resulted in a lull period post Diwali
Entertainment

Massive success of Bigil and Kaithi at Tamil Nadu box office may have resulted in a lull period post Diwali

After Bigil and Kaithi, none of the expected biggies like Action, Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta, Sangathamizhan, and Adithya Varma lived up to the expectations at the box office.

Consumer demand muted during Diwali festival; GDP growth may fall to 5.8% in current fiscal: Report
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Consumer demand muted during Diwali festival; GDP growth may fall to 5.8% in current fiscal: Report

Despite efforts mounted by the government, demand has been "muted" during the festive time, and this leads to a 0.30 percent cut in FY20 GDP growth forecast to 5.8 percent, a foreign brokerage said on Monday

Delhi air pollution: Crucifying Arvind Kejriwal alone for bad air is unfair; Centre, Haryana, Punjab are equally responsible
India

Delhi air pollution: Crucifying Arvind Kejriwal alone for bad air is unfair; Centre, Haryana, Punjab are equally responsible

What is more alarming is the fact that choking of Delhi post-Diwali is an annual phenomenon while the Union environment ministry and the state governments of Punjab and Haryana, who should have ensured to take care of their bit, have again been found napping.

Air Quality Index Delhi: Odd-Even kicks off in National Capital; pollution levels remain in 'severe' category with AQI at 437
India

Air Quality Index Delhi: Odd-Even kicks off in National Capital; pollution levels remain in 'severe' category with AQI at 437

The air pollution crisis in Delhi and neighbouring National Capital Region (NCR) continued on Monday, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) docking at 437, according to Central Pollution Control Board's 9 am bulletin