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News in Short - 10-November-2020

‘Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek passes away

Date: 10 November 2020 Tags: Obituaries
  • Alex Trebek, the long-time host of American television quiz show Jeopardy!, has died at the age of 80.
  • Mr Trebek had hosted Jeopardy! since 1984, and had received numerous awards and honours for his work.
  • He previously hosted other game shows, including "Double Dare" and "Classic Concentration," as well as hosting the National Geographic Bee for 25 years.
  • He also won a slew of awards. Trebek was a five-time daytime Emmy Award winner. He had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Nendran banana

Date: 10 November 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Kerala’s famed ‘Nendran’ bananas are all set to be shipped to London in March next year. The plan is to deliver the Nendran bananas to London in 20-25 days through an export agency in the State.
  • The trial export to London is in accordance with the sea-shipment protocol of the Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council, Keralam (VFPCK), a company established to bring about overall development of the fruit and vegetable sector in the State.
  • Nendran is a banana variety originated and cultivated in Chengazhikodu village of Thrissur District in Kerala state of India.

Israeli plane with tourists land in UAE for the first time

Date: 10 November 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • The first flight carrying Israeli tourists to the United Arab Emirates landed in Dubai, the latest sign of the normalization deal reached between the two nations.
  • The UAE and Israel have agreed to launch regular commercial flights between their countries soon, while other recent flights have carried business and governmental delegations.
  • It comes as Israel and the UAE, which had maintained covert contacts for years, brought their diplomatic relationship out into the open.
  • It signed a normalization deal with Israel alongside Bahrain at a White House ceremony in September, making the them the third and fourth Arab nations to currently have peace with Israel.

Delhi Capitals enter IPL finals for the first time

Date: 10 November 2020 Tags: Sports
  • Delhi Capitals (DC) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 17 runs in the second eliminator of the Indian Premier League in Abu Dhabi, to enter their first final of the tournament.
  • They will face defending champions Mumbai Indians who are aiming to win their 5th IPL title and second on the trot.
  • Previously, the franchise had reached knockouts on two occasions but failed to progress into the marquee clash. For Mumbai this will be their 6th IPL final appearance.

First human ride on Virgin Hyperloop transport system

Date: 10 November 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Richard Branson's Virgin Hyperloop has completed the world's first passenger ride on a super high-speed levitating pod system, a key safety test for technology it hopes will transform human and cargo transportation.
  • Hyperloop envisions a future where floating pods packed with passengers and cargo hurtle through vacuum tubes at 600 miles an hour (966 kph) or faster.
  • In a hyperloop system, which uses magnetic levitation to allow near-silent travel, a trip between New York and Washington would take just 30 minutes. That would be twice as fast as a commercial jet flight and four times faster than a high-speed train.
  • The company is working toward safety certification by 2025 and commercial operations by 2030.