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June 21, 2021

Copa America: Messi marks personal milestone as Argentina, Chile qualify for quarter-finals

Argentina and Chile on Monday booked their places in the Copa America quarter-finals, ending top of Group A after low-scoring matches that left the other two spots up for grabs.Argentina logged their second win in three group matches played, beating Paraguay 1-0, with Alejandro “Papu” Gomez scoring the sole goal of a lacklustre match in Brasilia in the ninth minute.The win placed Lionel Messi’s La Albiceleste top of Group A with seven points – enough to secure its spot in the next phase of the tournament being played in…

OPSC HMO application process concludes today; apply at opsc.gov.in

Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) will conclude the online application process for recruitment to the post of Homoeopathic Medical Officer (HMO) today. Interested and eligible candidates can register on the official website opsc.gov.in.The recruitment drive is being held to fill up 186 posts of Homoeopathic Medical Officer.Here’s the direct link to the official notice.Eligibility CriteriaAge Limit: The candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not be more than the age of 32 years as on January 1,…

Coronavirus: Three states record cases of Delta plus variant

At least three states in India – Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh – have recorded cases of the Delta plus variant of Covid-19. The Centre had on June 16 officially acknowledged the emergence of the variant. NITI Aayog (health) member Dr VK Paul had said that the strain was a “variant of interest”, but not yet a “variant of concern”. It is a mutation of the Delta variant. On Monday, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said 21 cases of the Delta plus variant were detected in the state, PTI reported. Nine cases were…

Euro 2020: Denmark storm into knockouts with big win over Russia; Austria beat Ukraine to advance

Denmark powered into the last 16 of Euro 2020 with a brilliant 4-1 thrashing of Russia at a raucous Parken Stadium on Monday, helping to send five other teams through in the process.The Danes knew they had to beat Russia by two goals and hope leaders Belgium saw off Finland in Saint Petersburg to snatch second place in Group B despite opening with two defeats.The first of those losses, to Finland, was overshadowed by Christian Eriksen’s on-pitch collapse, caused by a cardiac arrest.But it was a joyous night in Copenhagen on…

BJP-run states 250% more prone to internet shutdown, finds new study

India saw 115 internet shutdowns in 2020, the highest number for any country in the world. Yemen, which reported the second highest number, saw just five shutdowns. But the problem isn’t uniform across India, a study has found.The likelihood of internet shutdowns in states ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party is more than 250% higher than non-BJP ruled states, and the trend is only increasing over time, according to an analysis of data from 2012 to the first quarter of 2020 by Kris Ruijgrok, a political scientist at the…
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