Sunday, 17 October, 2021

PrimeTime

Devotees not adhering to Covid-19 norms during religious procession ahead of Holi in Varanasi on 24 March 2021 | PTI

Aaj Tak on public’s irresponsible Covid behaviour, Mirror Now worries about NCT Bill

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Screenshot of anchor Rajdeep Sardesai with a panel during Prime Time debate on India Today

‘Vasooli Gate’ and Fadnavis Bureau of Investigation on Times Now & BJP’s CAA dilemma

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A box containing 10 multidose vials of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine | Photo: Andre Malerba | Bloomberg

Aaj Tak on how politicians rely on Gods, AstraZeneca vaccine side-effects on India Today

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On Camera

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The Finance Ministry at North Block in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Apple plans satellite features for iPhone that allow emergency calls

Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017. However, the feature is unlikely to be ready before next year. an Francisco: Apple Inc.’s push to bring satellite capabilities to the iPhone will be focused on emergency situations, allowing users to send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage. The company is developing at least two related emergency features that will rely on satellite networks, aiming to release them in future iPhones, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017, Bloomberg has reported. Speculation that the next iPhone will have satellite capabilities ramped up this week after TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the phone will probably work with spectrum owned by Globalstar Inc. That’s led to conjecture that the iPhone will become something akin to a satellite phone,...
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Bloomberg

RBI to penalise banks if ATMs run out of cash from 1 October

The scheme has been formulated over concerns of inconvenience caused to the public and to ensure that sufficient cash is available through ATMs, RBI said in a circular.

Defence

‘Will pull India into a vortex’ — why Delhi is unlikely to heed ‘Afghan demand for air support’

While no active military aid is being discussed, ‘benign support’ like maintenance of equipment, training and spare parts has been under discussion between India and Afghanistan.

Caste, ethnicity, religion – United colours of Indian hockey prove the game thrives in inclusivity

It's impossible to field an Indian hockey team that doesn’t reflect the diversity, the united colours, better than any other. Shows that a sport, or a nation, will prosper with growing inclusivity.
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