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MyGov handle tweets video of 'scientific reasoning' for lighting a candle at 9 PM, deletes it after criticism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the citizens of India to turn their lights off and light candles or turn on their mobile torches on Sunday, April 5, 2020 between 9 pm and 9:09 pm in a collective effort to battle coronavirus, in his address Friday morning. Soon after it, MyGovIndia shared a clip of Dr. K K Agarwal giving scientific reasoning' for lighting a candle at 9 PM. However, the tweet was deleted after criticism.

South Africa cricketers who traveled to India have no signs of coronavirus
Sports

South Africa cricketers who traveled to India have no signs of coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak saw the three-match ODI series between India and South Africa getting postponed. All the players had reached Lucknow for the second ODI before the BCCI called the series off. After returning back home, all the South African cricketers had to undergo self-quarantine for 14 days. After the end of the two-week isolation, none of them has shown any sign of being infected with the virus.

PM Modi holds video meeting with eminent sports personalities
Politics

Coronavirus: PM Modi holds video meeting with eminent sports personalities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to India’s top athletes, including cricket stars such as current captain Virat Kohli, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, amid a national lockdown to combat the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 49 sportspersons from different sports took part in the conference. 12 personalities were given three minutes each to speak and present their view.

Technology

Flies preserved in the fossils for millions of years, during having sex

According to a new study, published in a journal, there are flies preserved in the Australian fossil record, the frozen mating behavior of the flies have been listed. Two long-legged flies have been found frozen while they were having sex. They have been frozen in Amber in that position for millions of years. Amber is considered as the “holy grail” as organisms can be preserved in it suspended and in perfect 3D space.

DD Ramayan becomes highest viewed show since 2015 garners 17 crore viewers in first weekend
Entertainment

DD's 'Ramayan' becomes highest viewed show since 2015, garners 17 crore viewers in first weekend

Three-decades-old Ramayan is a hit on TV, once again. Ramanand Sagar's epic mythological series has garnered massive viewership, as people across India stay home due to ongoing nationwide lockdown. The mega-series recorded a whopping 17 crore viewers in the first weekend of its rerun, becoming the highest-watched serial in Hindi general entertainment space since 2015 when BARC started measuring TV audience.

Business

Coronavirus in India: RBI curtails money market timings from 10 am to 2 pm

As the number of coronavirus cases continue to grow in India, the Reserve Bank of India has revised the trading hours for various markets to minimise the risks and to ensure that market participants maintain adequate checks and supervisory controls while optimising thin resources & ensuring safety of personnel. The existing timing, 9 am to 5 pm, has been amended to 10 am to 2 pm, for all trading activities.

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MyGov handle tweets video of 'scientific reasoning' for lighting a candle at 9 PM, deletes it after criticism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the citizens of India to turn their lights off and light candles or turn on their mobile torches on Sunday, April 5, 2020 between 9 pm and 9:09 pm in a collective effort to battle coronavirus, in his address Friday morning. Soon after it, MyGovIndia shared a clip of Dr. K K Agarwal giving scientific reasoning' for lighting a candle at 9 PM. However, the tweet was deleted after criticism.