News Roundup: Top 10 stories of the week

01:07 PM Jul 19, 2020 | Team Udayavani |



Sachin Pilot sacked as deputy CM

The Congress on Tuesday, July 14 sacked Sachin Pilot from the posts of Rajasthan’s deputy chief minister and the party’s state unit chief.

Cracking the whip on the rebel party leader, the party also removed his loyalists Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena from the state cabinet.

Drone Pratap controversy


Drone Prathap, son of a farmer who claimed to have learned to make drones using e-waste and rose to fame by winning several accolades around the world and made India proud, is now facing unprecedented controversy after he not only refused to answer basic questions about aerodynamics but also to showcase some of the drones that he has made.

Celebrities’ Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam

Unidentified hackers broke into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians, celebrities, and major companies Wednesday, July 15 in an apparent Bitcoin scam.

RJIL unveils JioGlass to expand presence in virtual reality space

Reliance Jio on Wednesday unveiled JioGlass to strengthen its presence in virtual reality space and capitalise on remote working culture triggered by COVID-19 pandemic.

Varavaro Rao tests positive for Covid-19

Poet and Elgar Parishad case accused Varavara Rao was tested positive for Covid-19 and on Sunday, July 10, was shifted to the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai for neurological and urological treatment

Lockdown in Karnataka

Amid a spike in Covid-19 cases, the Karnataka government Saturday announced a complete lockdown from July 14 to July 23 in several districts.

DCs and other officials of several districts attended a conference with the B S Yediyurappa and updated the CM about the COVID-situation in the state.  In the meeting, Yediyurappa has directed the deputy commissioner to take a decision with this regard

Karnataka second PU results announced; Dakshina Kannada, Udupi stand first

Department of Pre-university Education announced the second PU results on Tuesday, July 14 on the department’s official website. Dakshina Kannada and Udupi have bagged the top spot in the state, followed by the Kodagu district

A total of 61.80 per cent students cleared the PUC 2nd year exam this year. The overall pass percentage was recorded at 61.73 per cent last year.

Assam flood situation worsens, 3.4 lakh affected in 14 districts

The flood situation in Assam deteriorated as vast areas of two more districts were inundated, affecting 1.70 lakh more people, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA)

Ram Janambhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust invites PM to lay foundation stone of temple on Aug 3 or 5

The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya either on August 3 or 5, both auspicious dates

It has also decided to launch a massive nationwide fund collection drive from November 25 to December 25

MoU signed for India to develop strategic petroleum reserve in US

India and the US have signed an MoU to develop a strategic petroleum reserve and the two countries are in advanced stage of discussion to store crude oil in America to increase India”s stockpile, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday, July 17


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