VOL. 10 | NO. 81 | TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER 2020 | AMARAVATI | PAGES 10 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com Forecast: Breaks of sun late Temp: Max.32°C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 66% Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 05:52 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H H Follow @ WINDOWS /thehansindia | AP to insist on judicial share of Krishna water HANS NEWS SERVICE 1 in 10 may have Covid: WHO Geneva: The head of emergencies at the World Health Organisation says its "best estimates" indicate that roughly one in 10 people worldwide may have been infected by the coronavirus. Dr Michael Ryan, speaking on Monday to a meeting of the WHO's 34-member executive board focusing on COVID-19, said the ﬁgures vary from urban to rural, and between diﬀerent groups, but that ultimately it means "the vast majority of the world remains at risk". The estimate -- which would amount to more than 760 million people based on current world population of about 7.6 billion -- far outstrips the number of conﬁrmed cases as tallied by both WHO and Johns Hopkins University, now more than 35 million worldwide. Experts have long said that the number of conﬁrmed cases greatly underestimates the true ﬁgure. CBI raids Karnataka Cong chief house Bengaluru (IANS): Close on the heels of the announcement of dates for by-elections for two assembly seats in Karnataka, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided 14 locations associated with Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president DK Shivakumar and his brother Bengaluru Rural Lok Sabha MP, D.K. Suresh on Monday. The CBI launched the raids at around 6 am on Monday, and as the news spread, scores of supporters started gathering in front of his house. The Congress leaders launched scathing attacks on the union government, with party General Secretary Randeeep Singh Surjewala terming it "raid raj" and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah terming it to be an effort by the BJP government at the Centre to derail the Congress party's preparations for the bypolls. SPORTS Dhoni 2nd wicketkeeper to take 100 catches in IPL P10 /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H Amaravati: The stage is set for the Apex Council meeting in which the two Telugu Chief Ministers will participate. The meeting, to be chaired by Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Sigh Shekhawat, will address the interstate disputes on water sharing by the two states. AP Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is in Delhi now, will participate in the virtual meeting from his Delhi residence. It is learnt that he would insist on the judicial share of Krishna waters to Andhra Pradesh. The Chief Minister after a meeting with top officials of the Irrigation department, including Special Chief Secretary (Irrigation) Adityanath Das, decided Jagan to meet PM ahead of Apex Council meet today HANS NEWS SERVICE Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy arrives in Delhi on Monday that they should once again put forward their strong objection to the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project being constructed across river Godavari. Continued on Page 9 Amaravati: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will be holding a crucial meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday morning. The Chief Minister, who took part in the memorial meeting held for his father-in-law late Dr EC Gangi Reddy in Pulivendula on Monday morning, later ﬂew to Delhi from the Gannavaram airport. After reaching Gannavaram from Kadapa on Monday afternoon, Jagan took off to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, he drove Kadapa boy bags 2nd rank in JEE HANS NEWS SERVICE New Delhi: The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced results were announced by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi on Monday. This year, Chirag Falor of IIT Bombay zone is the top ranker in Common Rank List (CRL). He obtained 352 marks out of 396 marks. Gangula Bhuvan Reddy from Kadapa bagged the second rank in CRL. Bhuvan Reddy belongs to Buttaipalli village in Proddatur mandal of YSR Kadapa district. Talking to The Hans India, Bhuvan Reddy said he Bhuvan Reddy was happy for securing the second rank, as his hard work, guidance from his teachers and parents has yielded results. The second rank holder who aspired to made it to IIT Mumbai has however had also stood top ﬁve candidates under IIT Madras zone. He was also the ﬁrst ranker among the General IT stocks surge as US judge blocks H-1B visa ban Mumbai (IANS): IT stocks witnessed a rally on Monday on the back of a recent order by a US federal judge blocking the enforcement of a temporary visa ban by President Donald Trump's administration on several work permits, including the H-1B visa. In June, Trump had issued an executive order temporarily barring the issue of new H-1Bs and other foreign visas including H-2B, J and L visas, till the end of the year. The ban would have severely impacted IT professionals from India, as well as the companies. In its order last week, the federal judge said that by en- forcing the ban, Trump exceeded his constitutional authority and such a change does not serve any public interest. The IT stocks on the Indian exchanges witnessed a healthy buying on Monday. The S&P BSE IT index rose by 3.30 per cent. At 12.12 pm, shares of Tata Consultancy Services on the BSE were trading at Rs 2,672.80, higher by Rs 150.05, or 5.95 per cent from the previous close. TCS has also announced that its Board of Directors will consider share buyback in its meeting on October 7. This also has boosted the stock price. EWS category. Other Telugu students who are among toppers are Kandukuri Sunil Kumar Vishwesh, who is the topper under the IIT Madras zone stood ﬁrst in the General-PwD and Gen -EWS-Pwd category. In the zone-wise rankers among the IITs, Gutta Sindhuja with a Common Rank List of 18 has stood as female topper under the IIT Delhi zone and also among top ﬁve under the same zone. Kothapalli Namitha with Common Rank List of 44 was the female topper under IIT Madras zone. Continued on Page 9 TS EAMCET results today HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: TS EAMCET2020 Convenor Prof A Govardhan said the results of the entrance test will be released on Tuesday. Education Minister Sabita Indra Reddy and Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) Chairman Prof Papi Reddy and JNTUH in-charge Vice-Chancellor and Jayesh Ranjan will be releasing the results at 3.40pm on Tuesday. The results will be available on the website: https://eamcet.tsche.ac.in after the declaration of the results. The results will be made available on the website in the format of TS EAMCET2020 Engineering stream. With details of hall ticket number, candidate name, father name, gender, local area, category, EAMCET marks, in subjects of Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Covid-hit Trump makes surprise drive-by to greet supporters outside military hospital Washington (PTI): US President Donald Trump made a surprise drive-past to greet his supporters outside a military hospital where he has been admitted since Friday for the treatment of the deadly coronavirus, drawing criticism from Democrats and a leading medical expert. The brief drive through Rockville Pike in Bethesda, a Maryland suburb of Washington DC, that separates the National Institute of Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, brought cheers to his supporters who have been praying for the 74-year-old president's health ahead of the presidential election next month. "I really appreciate all of the fans and supporters outside of the hospital. The President Donald Trump drives past supporters gathered outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Maryland fact is, they really love our Country and are seeing how we are MAKING IT GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE!” Trump said in a tweet soon after his unannounced drive-past. On Sunday, before going out to wave at his supporters, Trump in a video posted on his Twitter handle said he will give “a little surprise to some of the great patriots, who have been on the streets, and they have been out there for a long time.” “They love our country. I am not telling anybody but you, I am about to make a little surprise visit,” Trump said. The president was seen wearing a mask and waving at his supporters from inside the black SUV. The windows were closed. “When I look at the enthusiasm. We have enthusiasm like probably nobody ever had,” he said. Trump in his short video message said he has learnt a lot about Covid-19, literally by going to school. straight to his residence in the national capital. YSRCP MPs Vijayasai Reddy, Mithun Reddy, Bharat, Mopidevi Venkata Ramana and Balashowri were among those who received the CM. As per the official schedule, Jagan will call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter’s residence for a one-on-one meeting on Tuesday. Later, he will also take part in a virtual meeting of the Apex Council. Meanwhile, speculations are rife in political circles that the YSRCP was likely to join the NDA government at the Centre. 3 win Nobel prize for discovering hepatitis C virus Stockholm (AP): Americans Harvey J Alter and Charles M Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major source of liver disease that affects millions worldwide. Announcing the prize in Stockholm, the Nobel Committee noted that the trio's work identiﬁed a major source of blood-borne hepatitis that couldn't be explained by the previously discovered hepatitis A and B viruses. Their work, dating back to the 1970s and 1980s, has helped saved millions of lives, the committee said. “Thanks to their discovery, highly sensitive blood tests for the virus are now available and these have essentially eliminated post-transfusion hepatitis in many parts of the world, greatly improving global health,” the committee said. “Their discovery also allowed the rapid development of antiviral drugs directed at hepatitis C,” it added. “For the ﬁrst time in history, the disease can now be cured, raising hopes of eradicating hepatitis C virus from the world population.” The World Health Organisation estimates there are over 70 million cases of hepatitis C worldwide and 400,000 deaths from it each year. Continued on Page 9 Anti-submarine weapon system test a success New Delhi (IANS): India successfully tested an antisubmarine weapon system developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday, in a boost to its naval warfare capabilities. DRDO chairman G Satheesh Reddy said that SMART is a game changer technology demonstration in Anti-Submarine Warfare. The DRDO said that "supersonic missile-assisted release of torpedo (SMART) has been successfully ﬂight tested at 11:45 hrs from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha.” A number of DRDO laboratories including DRDL, Research Centre Imarat in Hyderabad, Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment, Agra, Naval Science and Technological Laboratory, Visakhapatnam have developed the technologies required for SMART. China digging in Ladakh: IAF Chief New Delhi (IANS): India sees China digging in for the winter along the disputed border in eastern Ladakh, the Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said on Monday. The Air Force chief said that the next three months will depend on how talks between Indian and China progress. "Current progress is slow, what we see is [an] effort to dig in for the winter. We are taking action accordingly. Our further action will depend on the ground realities," Bhadauria said. He also said that India realised in May that the border situation was unlike normal times. Chinese troops generally exercise at this time of the year. "We never expected them to move towards the border. But both the Indian Army and the IAF responded quickly and in record time," he said. The chief further pointed out that there is no question that China can get the better of India in any conﬂict scenario. He also said that the force is fully prepared to take on any adversary. "We have deployed strongly in Eastern Ladakh. Under no circumstances can the Chinese get the better of us," he said during the annual press conference in Delhi. Bhadauria also said that there was no moment where the force came close to an air strike in the last ﬁve months of standoff with China. He, however, said the force was fully prepared. He said that the force's immediate offensive deploy- ment of combat ready units in response to the stand-off along the LAC in the North is indicative of the operational state today. "We are determined to handle any contingency - undoubtedly our capability and intent would deter," said Bhadauria adding, "Our airlift capability was also brought into focus as we supported the Indian Army in rapid mobilisation of troops and equipment to operational area at a pace which our adversary didn't expect." In response to American deployment in the South China Sea, "We will have to ﬁght our own wars. No one else will ﬁght it for us."
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