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News in Short - 20-July-2020

Kannada actor Hulivana Gangadhar dies

Date: 20 July 2020 Tags: Obituaries
  • Veteran Kannada actor Hulivana Gangadhar has died due to COVID-19 in a private hospital in Bengaluru. He was 70 years old.
  • A stage artiste par excellence, Hulivana Gangadhar featured in over 1,500 shows and acted in about 120 movies.
  • He is remembered for his remarkable performance in movies like Neer Dose, Kurigalu Sir Kurigalu, and Shabdavedi.

Government issues notice to Twitter

Date: 20 July 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • India's cybersecurity nodal agency CERT-In has issued a notice to Twitter asking the micro-blogging platform for full details of the recent global hack targeting high-profile users.
  • CERT-In has also asked Twitter for information on the number of users from India who have visited the malicious tweets and links, and whether the affected users have been informed by the platform about unauthorised access to their Twitter accounts.
  • The government has also demanded information of vulnerability exploited by attackers and modus operandi of the attack and sought details of remedial actions taken by Twitter to mitigate the impact of the hacking incident.

Graft trial against Benjamin Netanyahu resumes

Date: 20 July 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumed, as the long-serving leader faces mounting discontent over his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
  • Netanyahu is charged with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in a series of scandals in which he is alleged to have received lavish gifts from billionaire friends and exchanged regulatory favours with media moguls for more agreeable coverage of himself and his family.
  • Netanyahu has denied wrongdoing, painting the accusations as a media-orchestrated witch-hunt pursued by a biased law enforcement system.

IPL 2020 likely to be conducted in UAE

Date: 20 July 2020 Tags: Sports
  • Anticipating the postponement of the T20 World Cup, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has prepared a back-up plan to stage the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year.
  • The fate of the IPL’s 13th edition, which was deferred following the COVID-19 outbreak, has been linked to the T20 World Cup, scheduled to be played in Australia from October 18 to November 15.
  • In terms of the venue, the BCCI’s proposal is to either conduct the event in four stadiums in the Mumbai-Pune corridor or move it to the United Arab Emirates.

Saba Karim resigns from General Manager Cricket Operations BCCI

Date: 20 July 2020 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Saba Karim, the former India wicketkeeper, has resigned from his post as general manager cricket operations in the Indian cricket board.
  • He is the second big name to resign recently after the CEO Rahul Johri was relieved of his services last week. While the reason to end his tenure isn’t known, it is clear the regime in BCCI wants to work with a new set of professionals.
  • The former wicket-keeper batsman represented India in one Test and 34 ODIs. He played 120 first-class games and 124 List ‘A’ matches in a career spanning close to 18 years.