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June 13, 2021

Copa America: Neymar shines as Brazil cruise to win over depleted Venezuela in tournament opener

Star forward Neymar netted a penalty and created a second as hosts Brazil eased to a 3-0 victory over a coronavirus-depleted Venezuela on Sunday in the opening match of the 2021 Copa America.Centre-back Marquinhos opened the scored midway through the first half and Gabriel Barbosa sealed the Group B win a minute from time.In a tournament already delayed a year and moved from its original hosts Argentina and Colombia due to the pandemic, it was fitting that the coronavirus should take centre-stage right up to the tournament…

Coronavirus: India records 70,421 new cases – lowest daily rise since April 1, but toll still high

9.44 am: South Korean biopharmaceutical firm Celltrion says its experimental antibody treatment for Covid-19 was found safe in phase three global clinical trials, Reuters reports.9.39 am: More than 4.5 lakh people without ration cards in Delhi have been given provisions under a new scheme, the Aam Aadmi Party government says, according to PTI. 9.35 am: Haryana extends its lockdown till June 21, but allows certain relaxations amid a decline in cases, PTI reports. The government allows all shops to open from 9 am to 8 pm,…

French Open 2021: Novak Djokovic’s greatest Grand Slam triumph was also his toughest

When Novak Djokovic won his second French Open and 19th Grand Slam on Sunday, it was a lot more than an elusive trophy or a new record. It was a definitive, undeniable, phenomenal mark of greatness that put him above everyone else in modern men’s tennis. The 34-year-old became the first man in the Open Era to win each of the four Majors twice. Only Roy Emerson and Rod Laver have done it before. Neither Pete Sampras, Roger Federer nor Rafael Nadal could do it (five women have achieved it as well).It also brought his tally to…

Israel: Naftali Bennett becomes new PM as eight-party alliance topples Benjamin Netanyahu

Naftali Bennett was sworn in as the new prime minister of Israel on Sunday after an eight-party coalition came together to oust Benjamin Netanyahu following his 12-year rule in the country, PTI reported.Bennett, a 49-year-old leader of the right-wing Yamina party, took oath of office after the Israeli Parliament, Knesset, elected him as the 13th prime minister of the country with a razor-thin majority of 60-59 in the 120-member House. One of the lawmakers abstained from voting.Under a rotational agreement, Bennett will serve…

NCERT CIET recruitment 2021 begins at ncert.nic.in; apply till June 23

National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) has notified various posts of Senior Technical Consultant, Technical Consultant, Data Science Specialist and others at Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET NCERT). Interested and eligible candidates can apply through Google form on the official website cee.ncert.gov.in till June 23.“The appointments are purely contractual and initially till 31st March, 2022, and likely to be extended, subject to the project continuity and satisfactory performance by…
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