Today’s news (12th Oct 2021, Tuesday)

Today’s news (12th Oct 2021, Tuesday)

by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

The 2021 Nobel in Economics (Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Science in memory of Alfred Nobel) has been awarded with one half to David Card, and the other half jointly to Joshua Angrist, Guido W Imbens, for providing new insights about the labour market" and showing “what conclusions about cause and effect can be drawn from natural experiments

12 men, only one woman: Nobel Prizes for 2021 remain male-dominated; In 2019, there was only one woman laureate, and in 2017 & 2016 there were none

RCB vs. KKR, IPL 2021 Eliminator: Sunil Narine starred with both bat and ball as Kolkata beat Bangalore by 4 wickets in Eliminator in Sharjah, to meet Delhi in qualifier 2

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's Akasa Air clears flight path, likely to take off by the middle of next year

JCO among 5 Army Personnel killed in gunfight with terrorists during an anti-insurgency operation in J&K's Poonch; Encounter underway in Tulran village of Shopian district, 3 terrorists trapped

J&K encounter: 3 from Punjab, 1 each from UP, Kerala martyred

Targeted civilians killings: Why J&K is witnessing uptick in violence

Punjab resorts to 3-hour power cuts amid coal shortage, expected to improve in 3-5 days; Number of plants with less than 4-day stock rose to 70 on Sunday from 64 a week ago; SECL to supply 29,500MT of coal per day to Chhattisgarh

Delhi Forest Department given permission to fell 323 trees, transplant another 210 for redevelopment of the Safdarjung Railway Station

Coal Crisis: Amit Shah holds high-level meeting with ministers as several states warn power outage; Coal ministry asserted sufficient dry fuel available to meet the demand of electricity generating plants

Chinese side not agreeable couldn’t provide forward-looking proposals’: India days no resolution in 13th round of Military talks

Mumbai: Scientists develop world's first Rapid Test kit to detect Silicosis (progressive lung disease); similar to a pregnancy test kit, identifies the levels of serum CC16 (6 and 9 mg/ml) in a drop of blood

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Union Minister’s son Ashish Mishra sent to 3-day police remand

BJP obstructing justice by not sacking minister: Rahul Gandhi on Lakhimpur case

Haryana Congress chief sits on ‘maun vrat’ demanding MoS Ajay Mishra’s resignation

Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan drug case: Complaint filed against Mehbooba Mufti for her comment in Aryan Khan drug case

Rahul should lead Congress as early as possible as Sonia not keeping well: Siddaramaiah

Shah Rukh Khan ‘feeling helpless and broken, not sleeping and eating much’: Reports

NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede on Monday filed a complaint with Maharashtra Police as well to the Union government, alleging that someone is stalking him and his movements are being tracked; alleges of being followed by Mumbai Police

Brand HALTS ad featuring Shah Rukh Khan amid Aryan Khan's ARREST

Sushant Singh Rajput's fans SUPPORT Shah Rukh Khan

Financial & Business News

India does a turnaround on trade spurred by post-Covid economic reality

A post-pandemic surge in manufacturing has spiked demand for power and caught power producers off guard to the point that India is staring at a major power crisis

Coal shortage: Amit Shah meets power, coal ministers

Govt issues LoI to Tatas for sales of Air India

Government to also take over Air India’s unpaid bill of Rs. 16,000 crore

Auto: Ashok Leyland launches ICV 'ecomet STAR' with additional features; Tata Motors reports a 24% increase in group global wholesales in Q2; MG Motor launches midsize SUV Astor to take on Creta, starts at Rs. 9.78 lakh

TVS Supply Chain Solutions raises Rs. 590 crore

Proposal to nullify pilot license if unused for over 3 years draws flak from industry

The Alliance of Digital India Foundation (ADIF), moves CCI to pause Google’s new billing policy

Fuel prices to pinch harder as crude tops $83/barrel

Petrol costs more than Rs. 100 in almost all state capitals

Buy-now, pay-later loans help fuel India’s festive recovery

India should take advantage of industry 4.0 technological resolution to catapult itself into a global manufacturing hub, says Dr Navneet Kumar Sharma, IRSS, chairperson - Government, Industry-Academia Interface Committee

Investors get richer by Rs. 5.03 lakh crore in 3 days

Sensex, Nifty scale new peaks; TCS tanks over 6%

TCS shares tank 7% after earnings announcement

Rupee slumps 17 paise to 75.16 against US dollar in early trade

TAFE launches tractor service campaign

India gets 3rd set of Swiss bank details under automatic info exchange framework

IPOs garner $9.7 billion in January-September

Legal spat with Zostel over a sour deal now threatens to cast shadow over Oyo's $1.2-billion IPO

Invesco breaks silence on Zee, says deeply disappointed with board, governance standard of company

Amitabh Bachchan terminates contract with Pan Masala brand, returns money received for promotion; says wasn't aware that it falls under surrogate advertising

Corona Updates

World: 238,961,596; Active 17,882,951 (7.48%); Recovery 216,206,790 (90.48%); Vaccinated 6.52BN

India: 33,984,466; Active 221,032 (0.65%); Recovery 33,312,443 (98.02%); Vaccinated 951.14MN

Total of 25Cr pills, 50Lac vials; sales of Rs 2,800Cr - this is how Indians purchased 2 key Covid-19 drugs Remdesivir and Favipiravir in the last 15 months

Researchers: An ideal therapeutic candidate for Covid-19 should be able to target pathways that are common to diabetes, ageing and the SARS-CoV-2 infection

Vaccines prevent severe Covid, even from Delta, reveals latest study in Hope for Fight against Covid; results confirm observations from US, UK & Israel, researchers say it is largest study of its kind so far

Significant reduction in severe Covid, death’: AstraZeneca logs upbeat trial results from drug

Russia: New Covid cases, deaths near all-time high amid sluggish vaccination rate; Thailand to end Quarantine for some vaccinated visitors from Nov 2021

India has reported a total of 18,132 new Covid-19 cases with 193 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours

WHO experts back extra Covid jab for immunocompromised

WHO’s vaccine advisory group estimates 1.5 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine available globally per month, enough to meet target of vaccinating 40% in each country

WHO’s vaccine advisory group advises third dose of Sinovac and Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines, should be offered to those above 60 years

WHO Experts recommend extra Covid-19 dose for people with Weaker Immune Systems; stressed they were not recommending an additional so-called booster dose for the population at large

AstraZeneca antibody drug important as preventive Covid-19 therapy

AstraZeneca logs upbeat trial results from Covid drug

PM Modi, Boris Johnson connect to discuss vaccine certification, trade, climate

AQ Khan, ‘father of Pakistan's N-bomb’, dies of Covid

Thailand to end quarantine for vaccinated visitors from 10 nations from November 1

Russia’s new Covid-19 infections, deaths near all-time highs

Turkey logs 30,563 coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, highest daily figure since April 30

Latvia declares a three-month state of emergency after surge in Covid cases

Bahrain records 80 new cases of Corona virus

Telangana records 183 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

About 25L people in Telangana did not take 2nd Covid jab even after due date: official

Andhra Pradesh reports 310 fresh cases, two deaths

At 1,736, Maharashtra logs lowest daily Covid cases in nearly 17 months

Chhattisgarh sees 24 new cases, no deaths

Assam reports 270 new cases, 5 deaths

Gujarat reports 21 new positive cases, no deaths.

1,303 new cases, 13 deaths in Tamil Nadu

Roche applies to market Covid antibody treatment in EU

India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage crosses 95.82 crore, 59 lakh doses administered

State News

Telangana rejects NGT panel report on Palamuru

Telangana: Congress likely to rope Kanhaiya in for Huzurabad campaign

Telangana: Hurt, Prakash Raj quits Movie Artistes Association (MAA) after facing defeat in the recent elections

Newly elected Movie Artistes Association president Vishnu urges Prakash Raj not to resign from the association

Naga Babu resigns from MMA after Prakash Raj loses presidency

Chiranjeevi on MAA elections: Such unhealthy fights are not good for the film fraternity

Pawan Kalyan recalls his shelved film Satyagrahi

Fans trend #25YearsOfPAWANISM on Twitter as they celebrate Pawan Kalyan’s glorious journey

Dance Karnataka Dance finally got its winner. The much-awaited moment of Karnataka's most loved dance reality show witnesses the Grand Finale yesterday (October 10) and Rahul S Rao and Brunda Prabhakar were elated to bag the title.

Bigg Boss Telugu 5, Day 35, October 11: From Hyper Aadi roasting housemates to Sreerama Chandra getting emotional over Hamida's eviction

Bigg Boss Telugu 5: "You think you are the god of BB house," Shanmukh asks Sreerama Chandra; the latter vows to continue nominating him

Legendary actor Nedumudi Venu passed away at 73; Malayalam TV actors mourn the demise

Jeeva Joseph and Sreevidya starrer web series 'Just Married Things' to premiere soon

Super 4 winner: Abhijith Anilkumar from Vidhu Prathap's team lifts the trophy

India resumes 2018 Visa Exemption Agreement to facilitate visa free travel for Maldivians

Amitabh Bachchan is 79

Maha bandh: Shops stay shut, road transport services affected

Maharashtra: Goods train derails near Mumbai; main rail route unaffected

Kuwait News

Kuwait confirms that its participation in the meetings of the Convention against Torture derives from its interest in human rights issues

His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah receives the Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques

The Kuwaiti Cabinet holds its weekly meeting

The Minister of Foreign Affairs heads the Kuwaiti delegation participating in the high-level meeting on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the First Conference of Non-Aligned Countries

Kuwait to allow foreigners full ownership of companies

Kuwaitis still prefer to wait in housing queue than live in an apartment

Decision to halt SMEs financing stays due to pressure on budget

Asian Drug trafficker arrested

Don’t drive with expired license

We dream of Kuwait as a financial hub… then why this shortsightedness?

Cabinet follows up on developments about the health situation in country

Kuwait reports 42 new Covid-19 cases, one death

Kuwait fashionista accused of selling sex paraphernalia

Cabinet approves holding exhibitions and activities in open outdoor areas

Sea Turtle rescued

Court refuses to release Farmer’s Union Board Chairman

MPW dealt with 2,944 road and network repairs complaints last month

Comprehensive Health Insurance, affordable fees to renew work permits for ‘sixties’

Group of Companies barred from participating in Tenders due to Labour Violations

Internet malfunction may delay payment of salaries of MPW Employees

Hospital furious after ‘spring’ found inside pastry cake

Dubai police seize 500 kilos of cocaine

Airport operations unchanged until further notice

The Kuwaiti Al-Rahma International funded a project to build a primary school in the Yemeni government of Lahi

The Qatari Armed Forces honours the participants in the battle of Khafji and the operation to liberate Kuwait

The Cabinet expresses the State of Kuwait’s welcome to the UAE’s announcement of its goal to achieve climate neutrality by 2050

The Minister of Information participates in the 25th meeting of the Ministers of Culture and the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf

The Council of Minister decides to assign the task of the railway network project with all its components and stages of the Public Authority for Roads and Land Transport

*The Kuwaiti rider wins the second place in the World Championship in Jet Ski (gallsstock)

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior stresses the importance of community partnership to preserve the environment and wildlife in the country

Pakistan & Afghanistan News

Adani Ports to stop handling containers from Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan

Afghan women demand political, social inclusion

US, UK warn citizens of threat to Kabul hotels

Terrorist attacks serious obstacle to stable, peaceful Afghanistan: EU

‘Selective pronouncements’ on human rights are ‘immoral’, says Pak PM on Chinese atrocities on Uyghurs

Australia’s Test against Afghanistan ‘likely to be postponed’

International News

1.76 million people affected due to severe flooding in North China’s Shanxi; 17,000 houses collapse

US has lost AI battle to China, Pentagon’s ex-software chief says

Iraqi forces capture deputy of IS slain leader Baghdadi

Tornadoes cause damage in Oklahoma; storms rock central US

Turkey and Russia: Are they rivals or cooperating competitors?

Russia’s Navalny says prison has changed his status to ‘terrorist’

Japan’s new PM defends pro-nuclear stance in parliamentary debut

North Korean leader calls for improved living conditions

Singapore reopens for quarantine-free visits from 11 countries

Israel says it will keep Golan as Assad’s fortunes, US views shift

Arabs ease Assad’s isolation as US looks elsewhere

Iraqi PM says arrested IS finance chief wanted by US

Angela Merkel meets Israeli leaders in farewell visit; Israel security will remain priority, Merkel says on farewell tour

UK police won’t act against Prince Andrew over abuse claim

Prince Charles urges action, not words at UN climate summit

French Interior Minister: Protecting the Greek borders means protecting the European Union

The Algerian Prime Minister and the Saudi Foreign Minister discuss coordinating efforts in the upcoming entitlements

The Secretary-General of the United Nations praises the participation of Iraqi citizens in the parliamentary elections

The independent High Electoral Commission in Iraq says that the initial official participation rate in the early parliamentary elections in the country amounted to 41 percent of the total stations received, which amounted to 94 percent

The Yemeni Ministry of Interior announces the killing of 3 of its officers in an explosive device explosion in the east of the country

World Bank: Debt burden on low-income countries will rise to $860 billion in 2020

Britain welcomes the signing of the action plan for the withdrawal of foreign fighters and foreign force from Libya

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi announces that the Iraqi intelligence service has arrested a prominent leader of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in a difficult operation carried out outside the country

The Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water Walid Fayyad says that a huge fire broke out in one of the oil installation tanks, in the Zahrani area in southern Lebanon, while attempts to contain the fire are still ongoing

The Israeli occupation forces prevented Palestinian and foreign volunteers from reaching agricultural lands to pick olives in the Salfit governorate in the norther West Bank by firing tear gas and bullets at them, and arrested three of them

Lankan President Gotabaya admitted his Govt not delivering as shortages persist of food, medicines and other essential items because of a dire foreign exchange squeeze

Ahead of COP26 Summit, UK attempts to create climate of conciliation with India; trying to smoothen out concerns to the opportunities for Indian truck drivers and nurses in Britain

A WHO report states that 13 people are dying per minute across the globe due to air pollution

Sports News

IPL 2021 Eliminator: KKR set up qualifier 2 against DC with 4-wicket win over RCB

Virat Kohli signs off as RCB skipper; Matches: 140 | Wins: 66 | Defeats: 70 | NR:4

Any good performance in a match-winning game is always good. Today was my day and made the best use of it. All wickets I enjoy. I'm not that close to what I was before but I'm getting there. Hard work is paying off. Always get some heart beats before the game. But cool and calm during the game. Prefer to have the ball in hand which you can control: Player of the match - Sunil Narine

He makes it look very very easy (Narine). On an improved wicket in Sharjah he bowled outstandingly. Throughout the innings we continued to take wickets post the first six overs. Then in the chase, being in control the whole time doesn't allow you to breathe as a defending side. Don't have to do a lot of moving (so many spinners). Huge privilege. When it comes off like that it looks quite strong and deep. The way the wicket played we thought we have to bat quite deep. Onwards and upwards for us. For us it's a matter of coming back, adjusting and seeing what the wicket does. Looking forward to it. The cricket that we have played and the consistency we have shown has surprised everybody. He's a true legend of T20 cricket and we're delighted to have him (Narine): Winning captain Eoin Morgan

Don’t expect me to be polite and calm on radio, says Hamilton

Verstappen is back on top but Hamilton picking up speed

When will we get a rest? Never: Courtois lashes out over number of games

Rashford thanks fans for overwhelming support after racist abuse at Euros

Derby County administrators appeal 12-point deduction

Dawid Malan has patience, concentration to let Australia’s sledging go over his head: Geoffrey Boycott

T20 format is casting dark shadow on Test cricket, reckons Ian Chappell

England all-rounder Ben Stokes provides positive finger injury update

IPL 2021: Dhoni asked me to try and finish the game, says Gaikwad

IPL 2021: MS Dhoni is something different, says awestruck Prithvi Shaw

IPL 2021: My only thought process was to stitch up a great partnership, says Robin Uthappa

Qualifiers and Eliminators are terms coined to create more pressure, says Virat Kohli

IPL 2021: RCB release Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera from bio-bubble

Mumbai: Listen to my soul, says Poonam Raut on decision to ‘walk’

Sandeep Lamichhane, Heather Knight voted as ICC Players of the Month for September

FIFA unveils Ibha - official mascot of U-17 2022 Women’s World Cup

‘I hope to keep playing and scoring in foreseeable future’: Chhetri after equalling Pele

Japan boss vows to fight for World Cup place against Australia

Didier Deschamps ‘improved’ Karim Benzema’s maturity after helping France to Nations League triumph

Kenya’s Benson Kipruto wins Boston Marathon