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A Tiger-Faced Plane To Fly In Cheetahs From Namibia
The plane travelling to bring eight cheetahs from southern Africa had India's national animal, the tiger, intricately painted on its front, a photograph shared by the High Commission of India in Namibia showed. "A special bird touches down in the Land of the Brave to carry goodwill ambassadors to the Land of the Tiger," the caption accompanying the image read.
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Pilot, who threatened to crash plane into Walmart in US, lands in field after running out of fuel, arrested
Plane involved in Mississippi Walmart threat, in which the pilot threatened to "intentionally crash into Walmart" on West Main in Tupelo has landed in a field of Mississippi after running out of fuel, according to various US media reports. The reports further suggest that after the crash-landing, the police have taken the pilot into their custody and will reveal further information into the matter.
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Centre spends Rs 20,000 crore annually on PM POSHAN scheme benefitting over 12 crore students
The central government spends Rs 20,000 crore every year for the PM POSHAN Scheme earlier known as Mid-Day Meal Scheme benefitting over 12 crore children studying in government and government-aided schools across the country. Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman (PM POSHAN) Scheme earlier known as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme which covers all school children studying in Classes Bal Vatika and I-VIII of government and government-aided schools.
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Constable Varsha Rathi makes reels in uniform, UP police take action after videos go viral
A video of a police officer making reels on Instagram has gone viral on social media. In the 20-second video, woman constable Varsha Rathi, who is posted with the Amroha Nagar Kotwali can be seen making reels on film songs. The video of Rathi making reels in uniform and while being on duty has been widely shared on the internet. After Rathi's video went viral, the police department took action against her.
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IMD predicts excessive rainfall in Sept’ 22

Brace for more rainfall, as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted rainfall in the month of September. The India Meteorological Department released a press statement dated September 1, 2022 that read, "Monthly rainfall for September 2022 over the country as a whole is most likely to be above normal." According to the release, normal to above normal rainfall probability is likely over most parts of India except many parts of northeast India and some parts of east and northwest India where below normal rainfall is likely.

IMD has predicted 75% excess rainfall or more in many areas of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Mizoram. It is pertinent to note that all these states have received excess or normal rainfall between June 1 and September 1, according to data from IMD. Further, floods due to heavy rainfall also had an impact on agriculture in these State. The southern parts of Uttar Pradesh is projected to have more than 75% excess rainfall, the northern parts would remain dry with rainfall deficit between 35 and 75%.

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INS Vikrant: ‘A floating city’
September 2 will go down in history as a huge day as India commissioned the indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant, the most complex warship ever built in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned the aircraft carrier at a ceremony held at Cochin Shipyard Limited in Kochi, Kerala. Notably, INS Vikrant is designed by the Indian Navy's in-house Warship Design Bureau (WDB) and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited, a Public Sector Shipyard under the Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways.
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Supreme court to live stream proceedings
The Supreme Court will go live on Friday with streaming its first proceedings, more than three years after a Supreme Court ruling recommended live-streaming its hearings. A notice uploaded on the top court website said that the proceedings of the ceremonial bench, which will bid adieu to Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, shall be live-streamed through a webcast portal. This will be the first time the top court will live-stream its proceedings although it remains unclear whether this will henceforth be a regular feature or the telecast of the ceremonial bench proceedings is being carried out as a pilot project.
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Indian medical students from Ukraine, China to sit for FMGE : NMC

The apex body regulating medical education in the country issued an order on Thursday providing a one-time relaxation for these students. Final year medical students from countries such as China and Ukraine, who were forced to return to India owing to the Covid-19 pandemic or the war, will now be eligible to appear in Foreign Medical Graduate Exam (FMGE) – a screening test which foreign medical students have to clear to practice in the country. The National Medical Commission (NMC) issued an order to this effect on Thursday. Only students who have completed the courses and have been granted a certificate of completion on or before June 30, 2022 will be eligible for this one-time relaxation by the NMC

 
Southwest monsoon likely to cover entire country by July 6
The IMD has said that southwest monsoon is likely to cover the entire country by July 6. "Rainfall activity is likely to be above normal over central parts of India, below normal over northeast and adjoining east India and interior parts of Maharashtra, and normal to above normal over rest parts of the country from June 30-July 6," IMD added.