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  • 10 Facts You Need To Know About Zika Virus In India
    The first two Zika virus outbreaks were reported in India in early 2017. Both these outbreaks were successfully contained through intensive surveillance and vector management. After a year, Zika virus has again hit the country, this time in Jaipur. At least 22 people have tested positive for Zika virus in the 'Pink City'. Zika virus infection is a mosquito-borne illness like dengue and chikungunya viruses. Its symptoms include fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise, and headache. Zika virus disease has so far been reported from 86 countries across the world.
  • 29 Test Positive For Zika Virus In Jaipur, Bihar On Alert: 10 Points
    Twenty nine people have tested positive for Zika virus in Rajasthan's Jaipur where a central team is monitoring the situation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Office has sought a detailed report from the union health ministry. There is no need to panic and everything is under control, the ministry said. Bihar has also issued advisories to all its 38 districts as one of those affected in Jaipur, a student, visited his home in Bihar's Siwan in August. The student visited Bihar between August 28 and September 12 for an exam. His family members have been put under surveillance.
  • Low Voting In Kashmir As 2 Key Parties Boycott Civic Polls: 10 Points
    As Jammu and Kashmir is voting in the first of the four-phased municipal elections after a hiatus of 13 years, voters in Jammu are queuing up at polling stations, but staying away in Kashmir. Brisk voting was observed in almost all the wards in Jammu region with Rajouri registering the highest votes, but only seven per cent voters turned up in Kashmir till 2 pm. Amid shutdown called by separatists in the Valley, streets were deserted and voting remained abysmal in Srinagar, Bandipora, Baramulla and other areas. Two key parties in the state -- the National Conference and Mehbooba Mufti's People's Democratic Party (PDP) -- have abstained from the elections over the centre's stand on Article 35-A, making it a contest between the BJP and the Congress. Terrorists had killed two National Conference workers on Friday and threatened against participating in the polls. The situation has remained peaceful so far, police said.
  • Won't Hurt Allies, Says US After India-Russia Sign Missile Deal: 10 Facts
    India will finally acquire the S-400 Triumf, arguably the world's most lethal surface-to-air missile system, from Russia, brushing off a threat of sanctions from the US. The $5-billion pact was signed between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday afternoon along with a raft of other agreements ranging from nuclear power to space exploration. In its first reaction to the deal, US said it did not want to hurt military capabilities of its "allies or partners". In a joint address after the bilateral meeting with Mr Putin, PM Modi said, "Russia has stood by India through time and has played a crucial role In India's growth story."
  • World Teachers' Day 2018: 10 Inspiring Quotes To Celebrate Your Educators
    World Teachers' Day, also known as International Teachers' Day, is observed on October 5 every year. World Teachers' Day focuses on "appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world" and to provide an opportunity to address issues related to teachers and teaching. Every year, a theme is chosen by the UNESCO to mark the day. This year's World Teachers' Day theme is : "The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher.
  • Russian S-400 Triumf Missile System: 10 Things To Know
    The Russian S-400 Triumf air defence missile system that India is looking to add to its arsenal has an operational range of over 400 km, and is considered one of the deadliest surface-to-air missiles or SAM in the world. Russian President Vladimir Putin, during his two-day India visit, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to sign the deal for India's acquisition of the S-400 missile system.
  • India Signs Deal For Russia S-400 Missile System Amid US Threat: 10 Facts
    India will finally acquire the S-400 Triumf, the world's most lethal surface-to-air missile system, from Russia amid a threat of sanctions from the US. The deal was signed between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin this afternoon. Mr Putin is in India on a two-day visit; he arrived in the national capital on Thursday. The US has hinted at tough sanctions against any nation that buys advanced military hardware from Russia. Russia has been an important supplier of defence hardware to India for decades. "Russia has stood by India through time and has played a crucial role In India's growth story," PM Modi said in a joint address after the bilateral meeting with Mr Putin.
  • PM Modi Welcomes Putin With Hug, Focus On S-400 Missiles Deal: 10 Facts
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is in New Delhi on a two-day visit, the focus of which is the possible inking of a $5 billion deal for to procure Moscow's most advanced air defence system, the S-400 Triumf, despite a risk of US sanctions against countries buying Russian defence equipment. After being greeted by Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj at the airport, Mr Putin was welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a warm hug at his residence before the two sat down for a private meeting, followed by dinner. On Friday, the two leaders will hold the annual India-Russia bilateral summit.
  • Centre Slashes Fuel Prices By Rs 2.50, 13 States Follow: 10 Points
    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today offered relief to the people from the skyrocketing oil prices by slashing oil duty by Rs. 1.50. The oil marketing companies will cut prices by another Rs 1 - a first since fuel prices were deregulated. The minister has appealed to the states to match the cut, so prices will come down by Rs 5. The Congress called it "band aid" treatment. Petrol prices have touched Rs 84 in Delhi and crossed Rs 91 in Mumbai. Diesel has touched an all-time high of Rs 80 in Mumbai and Rs 79 in Chennai.
  • What Is The IL&FS Crisis And How It Is Linked To Your Money: 10 Points
    Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services or IL&FS is in deep trouble. After the corporate affairs ministry moved the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal, the NCLT has named six people to take over the board and management of the major infrastructure lender to defuse the crisis. The IL&FS group has a debt burden of over Rs 90,000 crore. Panic among investors set in after the company defaulted on short-term debt repayment a month ago, followed by more defaults that eventually led to a ratings downgrade. The IL&FS crisis is likely to affect people who have invested in mutual funds.
  • "Pakistan Sheltered Osama Bin Laden": Top Quotes Of Sushma Swaraj At UN
    Addressing the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today that the biggest challenges the world faces currently are climate change and terrorism. She slammed Pakistan for "spawning grounds for terrorism", saying the country sheltered Osama Bin Laden. She said Pakistan's commitment to terrorism as an instrument of official policy has not abated one bit. She assured the Assembly that India would achieve its sustainable development goals much before time.
  • UP Man Killed By Cop, Police Chief Slams "Rogues In Uniform": 10 Points
    A 38-year-old employee of a multinational company died after he was shot at by a police constable in Lucknow in the early hours of Saturday after he allegedly refused to stop his SUV for checking by the police. The constable and his colleague have been arrested, with a murder case registered against them. With the opposition Congress attacking the Uttar Pradesh government, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has reacted to the incident, saying he will even ask for a CBI investigation, if need be. The government has also promised a compensation of Rs 25 lakh and government job for Vivek Tiwari's wife. Mr Tiwari will be cremated tomorrow.
  • "Devotion Can't Be Subject To Discrimination": Judges' Sabarimala Verdict
    The Supreme Court on Friday lifted the ban on women of menstruating age at the Sabarimala Temple. Opening the gates of the temple in Kerala, dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, to the women in the age group of 10-50, the top court said it was violative of fundamental rights that the constitution guarantees. Chief Justice Dipak Misra reading out the judgment also on behalf of Justice AM Khanwilkar, said that subversion of women's rights under the garb of physiological phenomenon cannot be allowed. Justice Indu Malhotra, the only woman judge in the five-judges bench, gave a dissenting judgment.
  • Sabarimala Temple Open To Women Of All Ages, Says Supreme Court: 10 Facts
    Women of all ages must be allowed in Kerala's renowned Sabarimala temple, the Supreme Court ordered today, ending a ban that prevented women and girls between 10 and 50 years from entering the shrine that draws millions of pilgrims every year. "Restrictions can't be treated as essential religious practice," the top court said in a majority four-one judgement, calling the custom "almost like untouchability". The only woman on the five-judge constitution bench, Justice Indu Malhotra, dissented, saying the court should not interfere in religious practices.
  • Will Sabarimala Temple Ban On Women End? Top Court Reads Out Verdict
    The Supreme Court has started reading out its verdict on whether women between 10 and 50 years should be allowed to enter Kerala's renowned Sabarimala temple. Women of menstrual age are restricted from entering the temple as its presiding deity, Lord Ayyappa, is considered to be a celibate. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had reserved its judgement on a bunch of petitions that challenge the ban on entry of women on August 1 after hearing the case for eight days.

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