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  • Wipro Q2 consolidated profit rises by 17{cfdf3f5372635aeb15fd3e2aecc7cb5d7150695e02bd72e0a44f1581164ad809} to Rs 2,930.6 cr, revenue up at Rs 19,667.4 cr
  • Infosys Q2 net profit up 11.9 pc at Rs 5,421 crore; revenue rises 20.5 pc to Rs 29,602 crore: Co filing
  • Govt scraps basic customs duty on crude varieties of palm, soyabean and sunflower oil till March 31; also cuts agri cess
  • Govt withdraws travel advisory that added COVID-19 related additional checks, restrictions on those arriving from the UK
  • Shardul Thakur replaces all-rounder Axar Patel in India’s main squad for T20 World Cup. Patel placed in list of stand-by players: BCCI
  • Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets in second IPL qualifier, set up title clash with Chennai Super Kings
  • Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 96 crore with more than 32 lakh jabs administered today
  • All colleges and universities in Maharashtra can conduct physical classes from October 20
  • Delhi records 31 fresh COVID-19 cases, zero death; positivity rate at 0.05 per cent: Health bulletin

Deity at Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Temple decorated with gold

IBM in talks with states to expand ‘SkillBuild’ initiative in India

IT company IBM on Wednesday said it is in talks with several states in India to expand its ‘SkillsBuild’ initiative.

Government of Puducherry declares holidays on October 15 and 16 for govt, govt-aided and private schools on account of Vijayadasami in the UT and Karaikal regions.

IPL2021, Qualifier 2: Kolkata Knight Riders (136/7) beat Delhi Capitals (135/5) by three wickets, to face Chennai Super Kings in the final

36 IPS, 14 PPS officers transferred in Punjab

Mexico tells WHO to act without “ideology” on certifying COVID-19 vaccines

Mortal remains of Sepoy Vaisakh H reaches Thiruvananthapuram

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry says 1,183 of 1,224 pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen generation plants being funded by PM Cares Fund have been commissioned across country so far

Air India Unions have demanded that employees should be allowed to stay in airline flats till monetization or at least for a year as Tatas are giving a one-year employment guarantee

Air India Unions in a joint letter to Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation raise concerns about cash, leave, medical benefits, accommodation of employees & arrears

Ghaziabad: Many people feared injured after a bus falls from Bhatia Modh flyover; Police present at the spot, rescue operation underway

Israel FM Lapid, with Blinken at his side, says his country ‘reserves right’ to use force on Iran

Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO) has reported that the total capacity of units under outage due to low coal stocks has reduced from 11 GW on 12th October to 6 GW on 13th October: Ministry of Power

BJP leaders in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore send air tickets to Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi, ask them to visit their party-ruled Rajasthan, where atrocities have been allegedly committed on Dalits

National Commission for Schedules Castes chairman Vijay Sampla directs officials to take swift action against those who thrashed a Dalit man to death in Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh district

Blue Origin capsule lands on Earth after space flight with Star Trek’s Shatner

Telangana logs 184 cases, 1 death; 2 Cr people have got first dose of vaccine

Letter from Delhi Police received with names of 32 jail officials found prima facie complicit in the Unitech matter

Out of 32 personnel, 30 regular employees suspended & 2 contractural employees terminated: Prison officials

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi for evaluation of fever; his condition is stable: AIIMS officials

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crosses 96.78 crore with more than 32 lakh vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm today: Government of India

Priyank Kanoongo re-appointed as chairperson of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights for a period of three years

Former BJP MP Kirit Somaiya claims searches conducted by Income Tax officials on premises linked to family members of Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar are ‘biggest’ such raids in India

The maximum demand of Delhi was 4707 MW (peak) and 101.5 MU (Energy) on 12 Oct. As per the information received from Delhi DISCOMs, there was no outage on account of power shortage, as the required amount of power was supplied to them

– Ministry of Power

India’s COVID-19 vaccination will cross landmark of 100 crore vaccine doses in a few days; country will produce over 28 crore doses in October

– Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has said that on death due to COVID19, the state government will give a compensation of Rs 50,000 to the kin of the deceased: Uttarakhand Chief Minister’s Office

“Unsung Heroes of Odisha”

Tamil Nadu reports 1,280 new COVID19 cases, 19 deaths and 1,453 recoveries in the last 24 hours

active cases 15,650

COVID19: Himachal Pradesh reported 139 new cases, 68 recoveries and one death during the past 24 hours

Former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh tells Bombay HC that ED initiated proceedings against him in alleged money laundering case based on claims made by those people who themselves are accused of “heinous offences such as murder and extortion”

4 held with 66 grams of heroin in separate incidents in J-K’s Kathua

Former PM Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS with fever and weakness

Media Reports

At least 108 Yemen rebels dead in strikes south of Marib: Saudi-led coalition

National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested five more terror operatives in J&K terrorism conspiracy case during raids at two places in Srinagar earlier today: NIA

‘Samajwadi Vijay Yatra’ reaches Kanpur

President appoints the 14 advocates and judicial officers as judges of the Telangana High Court, Orissa HC and Kerala HC

Mumbai reports 481 new cases, 3 deaths and 461 recoveries in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Delhi reports 31 new cases, 58 recoveries and zero deaths in the last 24 hours; active cases 338

US consumer prices rose 5.4 percent annually in September: govt

COVID-19; 357 new positive cases, 438 recoveries and 10 deaths have been reported in Karnataka, today

Active cases 9621 and total positive cases 29,82,089

Lakhimpur Kheri violence case: Ankit Das sent to judicial custody till 22nd October

COVID19: 11,079 new cases, 123 deaths and 9,972 recoveries reported in Kerala today

Active caseload stands at 97,630

Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane in Sri Lanka

Colleges in Maharashtra to re-open from October 20, reported ToI quoting Higher and technical education Minister Uday Samant.

NCB says it has spoken to MEA for identification of foreign nationals allegedly involved in the VIP drug bust case


Cruise ship raid case: A Mumbai Court adjourns hearing for tomorrow on bail applications of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha

President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir on Oct 14 & 15

The coal target which was given to us by Power Ministry was 1.9 million tonnes/day & after 20th it was 2 million tonnes/day. Today, we’ve supplied 2 million tonnes of coal. I can assure that there’ll be no shortage of coal for electricity production

– Union Coal Min Pralhad Joshi

An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale occurred at East Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh at 1610 hours: National Center for Seismology (NCS)

Putin says ‘very important’ to ‘stabilise’ gas market

Shardul Thakur added to India’s main T20 World Cup squad

All-rounder Axar Patel, who was part of the 15-member squad will now be on the list of stand-by players: BCCI

India was one of 1st countries recognising Armenia’s independence & established diplomatic ties. Today, we did comprehensive review of our bilateral relations & discussed regional & multilateral issues. We agreed on road map for future cooperation

– EAM Dr S Jaishankar in Armenia

Rajnath Singh to address SCO webinar on Role of Women in Armed Forces

Session on ‘Historical Perspective of Women’s Roles in Combat Operations’ will be chaired by Dy Chief of IDS (Medical) Lt General Madhuri Kanitkar

Gold gains Rs 63; silver jumps Rs 371

Gold in the national capital on Wednesday rose Rs 63 to Rs 46,329 per 10 grams amid rally in international precious metal prices, according to HDFC Securities. Silver also jumped Rs 371 to Rs 60,788 per kg, from Rs 60,417 per kg in the previous trade.

Infosys Q2 net profit up 11.9 pc at Rs 5,421 crore; revenue rises 20.5 pc to Rs 29,602 crore: Co filing

Maharashtra Cabinet announces a package of Rs 10,000 cr to the farmers affected by heavy rains and floods

Rs 10,000/hectare assistance for agriculture, Rs 15,000/hectare for horticulture& Rs 25,000/hectare for perennial crops; aid to be provided up to a limit of 2 hectares land.

Mindtree Q2 PAT at Rs 398.9 cr vs Rs 343.4 cr QoQ

Infosys board approves dividend of Rs 15/share

Reports ET NOW

Wipro Q2 consolidated profit rises by 17{cfdf3f5372635aeb15fd3e2aecc7cb5d7150695e02bd72e0a44f1581164ad809} to Rs 2,930.6 cr, revenue up at Rs 19,667.4 cr

It’s good that Devendra Fadnavis still considers himself as CM. I congratulate him. After being CM for five years, Fadnavis still feels he is holding the post. I lacked this trait. I had served as CM (of Maharashtra) four times. But I don’t even remember

– NCP chief Sharad Pawar