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COVID-19 impact is massive, but other social causes need CSR funding too, say NGOs
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COVID-19 impact is massive, but other social causes need CSR funding too, say NGOs

With a major chunk of CSR funding having gone towards the PM-CARES Fund, there are few resources left with corporate organisations to fund new initiatives

Blasts rock Beirut, killing dozens and wounding thousands; cause of explosions remains unclear
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Blasts rock Beirut, killing dozens and wounding thousands; cause of explosions remains unclear

There remains a lack of clarity on whether the blast was an attack, the kind of crude tool used for decades to shape Lebanon’s political landscape, or just an accident resulting from mismanagement

Poor and desperate, Pakistan's dwindling population of Hindus accepts Islam to get by
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Poor and desperate, Pakistan's dwindling population of Hindus accepts Islam to get by

Forced conversions of Hindu girls and women to Islam through kidnapping and coerced marriages occur throughout Pakistan. But Hindu rights groups are also troubled by seemingly voluntary conversions, saying they take place under economic duress

The show must go on: How the COVID-19 outbreak has failed to curb the Indian television industry
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The show must go on: How the COVID-19 outbreak has failed to curb the Indian television industry

After over three months of all production activities being suspended, the television industry finally sprang into action over a month ago with precautions by the cast and crew amid the coronavirus pandemic.

'As captain, I am the least important person in team': Rohit Sharma opens up about captaincy and more
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'As captain, I am the least important person in team': Rohit Sharma opens up about captaincy and more

Rohit Sharma believes that there is enough time before the IPL starts and he would slowly build on his strength, stamina and skills during the next one month after the long lay-off.

England vs Pakistan: TV umpire to call front foot no balls for first time in Test cricket
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England vs Pakistan: TV umpire to call front foot no balls for first time in Test cricket

The ICC added that the front foot no-ball technology will be assessed before any decisions are taken regarding its use in future games.

Zydus Cadila's COVID-19 vaccine passes Phase I safety trials; Phase II to test efficiency begins 6 August
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Zydus Cadila's COVID-19 vaccine passes Phase I safety trials; Phase II to test efficiency begins 6 August

The vaccine candidate was found 'very safe' after volunteers in the Phase I trial were examined at 24 hours and 7 days after the shot.

Apple updates 27-inch iMac, 21-inch iMac and iMac Pro: Here is all you need to know
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Apple updates 27-inch iMac, 21-inch iMac and iMac Pro: Here is all you need to know

The 27-inch iMac has also got upgraded microphones and FaceTime webcam that supports 1080p resolution.

Amazon's Project Kuiper gets FCC approval; half of its 3,236 internet satellites to go up by 2026
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Amazon's Project Kuiper gets FCC approval; half of its 3,236 internet satellites to go up by 2026

Project Kuiper is supposed to have gotten its names from the region of the Solar System called Kuiper belt.

PGA Championship: Adam Scott back in PGA chase after long break Down Under
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PGA Championship: Adam Scott back in PGA chase after long break Down Under

Adam Scott has plenty of familiarity with both the PGA Championship — this is his 20th — as well as the host Harding Park Golf Club.

Sushant Singh Rajput death: Centre tells SC it has accepted Bihar govt recommendation for CBI probe
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Sushant Singh Rajput death: Centre tells SC it has accepted Bihar govt recommendation for CBI probe

The Supreme Court is hearing a plea by Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty who is seeking transfer of an FIR concerning Sushant Singh Rajput's death from Patna to Mumbai.

Lupin launches antiviral drug Favipiravir under the name Covihalt to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 infection
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Lupin launches antiviral drug Favipiravir under the name Covihalt to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 infection

The Covihalt tablet will be available in 200 mg tablets in a strip of 10 and will cost Rs 49 per tablet in India.

Coaching, commentary, analysis and more, gamers' post-retirement careers make for happy ending
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Coaching, commentary, analysis and more, gamers' post-retirement careers make for happy ending

Should a professional gamer work hard for a slim chance at success and retire by the age of 30? Are they really left with no prospects or future to speak of once they retire?

Ayodhya Ram Mandir: Symbol of 'Hindu pride' marks culmination of colonial view of Hinduism, project of Partition
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Ayodhya Ram Mandir: Symbol of 'Hindu pride' marks culmination of colonial view of Hinduism, project of Partition

The construction of the Ayodhya Ram Temple is a symbol of the return of Hindu power in the direction of restoring a Bharat of yore — a Bharat that never actually existed.

Rail, road traffic disrupted as heavy rains lash Mumbai, Thane, Palghar; severe waterlogging in low-lying areas
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Rail, road traffic disrupted as heavy rains lash Mumbai, Thane, Palghar; severe waterlogging in low-lying areas

The India Meteorological Department has predicted more intense showers during the day owing to the thick cloud cover over the region

PGA Championship: Jordan Spieth chasing career Grand Slam and hardly in the spotlight
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PGA Championship: Jordan Spieth chasing career Grand Slam and hardly in the spotlight

Jordan Spieth has become an afterthought because he hasn't won since he captured the British Open three years ago.

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick with support for FHD video streaming launched in India at Rs 2,799
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Xiaomi Mi TV Stick with support for FHD video streaming launched in India at Rs 2,799

The Mi TV Stick comes with support for Google Assistant, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video

All You Need To Know About Online Term Insurance Plans In India
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All You Need To Know About Online Term Insurance Plans In India

Term insurance is an assurance that there lies a financial certainty even in the face of uncertainty.

Former Maharashtra CM Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar passes away at 89 after brief illness; PM condoles death
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Former Maharashtra CM Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar passes away at 89 after brief illness; PM condoles death

Nilangekar was being treated in a private hospital in Pune after he had tested COVID-19 positive in July. He was recently discharged after testing negative

Amy Adams reunites with Talladega Nights, Vice director Adam McKay for Netflix's Kings of America
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Amy Adams reunites with Talladega Nights, Vice director Adam McKay for Netflix's Kings of America

Amy Adams' Kings of America will chronicle stories of three powerful women whose lives were inextricably intertwined with the world's largest company — Walmart.