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Rs. 5 RANCHI THURSDAY, 8 OCTOBER, 2020 PG-12, YEAR—10, ISSUE—157 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) DESPITE NEW MEMBERS, MPC EXPECTED TO MAINTAIN OLD STANCE BUSINESS Morning India India, Japan finalise pact for cooperation in 5G tech, AI and critical information infra 79,176 recoveries keep active cases below 10K in State NEW DELHI: India and Japan have finalised an ambitious agreement that provides for cooperation in 5G technology, artificial intelligence and an array of other critical areas as the two strategic partners vowed to further broadbase their ties including in the Indo-Pacific region After a meeting between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi in Tokyo on Wednesday, it was announced that Japan agreed to be the lead partner in the connectivity pillar of the Indo-Pacific RANCHI: The State on Tuesday reported 829 cases of Covid-19 taking the total tally to 89702. 10 deaths were also reported, two each from Dhanbad and Ranchi and one each from Bokaro, Jamshedpur, Gumla, Koderma, Latehar, and Lohardaga. Earlier, 847 cases were reported on Tuesday. Among the samples tested positive, 388 cases were reported from Ranchi, 17 from Chaibasa, 15 from Koderma, 61 from Jamshedpur, 4 from Giridih, 10 from Garhwa, 23 from Palamu, 29 from Ramgarh, 45 from Deoghar, 65 from Bokaro, 45 from Dhanbad, 31 from Hazaribagh, 19 from Saraikela, 32 from Khunti, 7 from Dumka, 15 from Latehar, 2 from Sahebganj, 17 from Godda and 6 from Jamtara. Education Minister Jagarnath Mahato's condition is still critical and he is under observation. Meanwhile, family members have refused to shift him to Delhi as his condition is not so good. Meanwhile, 1087 patients recovered from the virus and returned home. Maximum of 502 patients recovered from the virus in Ranchi, 132 in Jamshedpur, 58 from Dhanbad, 33 from Chaibasa, 14 from Garhwa, 38 from Hazaribagh, and 9 Oceans' Initiative (IPOI) The IPOI is an Indiabacked framework aimed at making meaningful efforts to create a safe and secure maritime domain in the IndoPacific, a region where China has been expanding its military assertiveness triggering global concerns. Jaishankar, in a tweet, said further expansion of India-Japan collaboration in third countries with focus on development projects also figured in the 13th India-Japan foreign ministers' strategic dialogue. "Recognising the increas- External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi pose for photographs, in Tokyo on Wednesday. ANI ing role being played by digital technologies, the two ministers highlighted the need for robust and resilient digital and cyber systems and in this context, welcomed the finalisation of the text of the cybersecurity agreement," the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said "The agreement promotes cooperation in capacity building, research and development, security and resilience in the areas of Critical Information Infrastructure, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), among others," it said The cooperation between India and Japan on 5G technology comes in the backdrop of growing reluctance by a significant number of countries globally to allow Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to roll out 5G services in their territories The US has already banned Huawei over concerns of security, and Washington has been pressuring other countries to restrict the operations of the Chinese telecom major The 5G is the next-generation cellular technology with download speeds stated to be Rhea Chakraborty walks out of jail after 28 days MUMBAI: Hours after she was granted bail, Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty on Wednesday evening walked out of the Byculla Jail, having spent 28 days in custody since her arrest on September 8. In full media glare with tight police security, she quickly stepped into a vehicle and was driven off to her home in Santacruz in the western suburbs. Earlier this morning, Justice S.V. Kotwal of Bombay High Court granted her conditional bail on a surety of Rs 1 Lakh, along with late Sushant Singh Rajput's staffer Dipesh Sawant and his house manager Samuel Miranda. However, her brother Showik and drug peddler Abdul Basit Parihar were refused bail. Welcoming the court order, her lawyer Satish Maneshinde said "truth and justice have prevailed" and ultimately the submissions on facts and law have been accepted by Justice Kotwal". "The arrest and custody of Rhea was totally unwarranted and beyond the reach of law. The hounding and witch hunt by three central agen- CBI TEAM IN MUMBAI AGAIN TO COLLECT MORE EVIDENCE MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Shortly after the family members of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput wrote to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) demanding the reconstitution of a medical team, the federal agency sleuths were once again in Mumbai. A CBI source said that the investigation into Sushant's death is still continuing and all the aspects are being looked into "meticulously". "As per the demand of the investigation, either a team or a set of officers visit Mumbai at regular intervals, besides the agency officers from the Mumbai branch present there," the source added. MORE ON PG 10 Trump does ‘surgical strike’ on H-1B visas Imposes new curbs ahead of US presidential election WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has announced new restrictions on H-1B nonimmigrant visa programme which it said is aimed at protecting American workers, restoring integrity and to better guarantee that H-1B petitions are approved only for qualified beneficiaries and petitioners, a move which is likely to affect thousands of Indian IT professionals. The interim final rule announced by the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday, less than four weeks ahead of the US presidential election, will narrow the definition of specialty occupation as Congress intended by closing the overbroad definition that allowed companies to game the system. It will also require companies to make real offers to real employees, by closing loopholes and preventing the displacement of the American workers. And finally, the new rules would enhance the department's ability to enforce compliance through worksite inspections and monitor compliance before, during and after an H1-B petition is approved. The H1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China. Such a decision by the Trump administration is likely to have an adverse impact on thousands of Indian IT professionals. Already a large number of Indians on the H1B visas have lost their jobs and are headed back home during the coronavirus pandemic that has severely hit the US economy. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the interim final rule to be published in Federal Register will be effective in 60 days. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services is forgoing the regular notice and comment period to immediately ensure that employing H-1B workers will not worsen the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 and adversely affect wages and working conditions of similarly employed US workers, it said. The pandemic's economic impact is an obvious and compelling fact that justifies good cause to issue this interim final rule. We have entered an era in which economic security is an integral part of homeland security. EX-CBI DIRECTOR ASHWANI KUMAR FOUND HANGING AT RESIDENCE SHIMLA: Former Governor of Manipur and Nagaland and exCentral Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ashwani Kumar was found dead at his residence in Shimla on Wednesday, police said. The body of the ex-CBI director was found hanging at his residence, Shimla SP Mohit Chawla said. Kumar was in service in both the central government and the Himachal Pradesh state government for more than 37 years. Kumar joined the IPS in 1973 and took over the reins of the office of the DGP) of the Himachal Pradesh in August 2006. 2 women scientists win Nobel in chemistry for gene editing STOCKHOLM: In a historic moment, two women scientists have been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing the tools to edit DNA, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Wednesday. Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier and US biochemist Jennifer Doudna are the first women to share the prize (first time without a male collaborator) for their discovery known as CrisprCas9 genetic scissors. The winners will share the prize money of 10 million krona ($1,110,400). "I wish that this will provide a positive message specifically for young girls who would like to follow the path of science... and to show them that women in science can also have an impact with the research they are performing," said Charpentier. "This is not just for women, but we see a clear lack of interest in following a scientific path, which is very worrying". Researchers need to modify genes in cells if they are to find out about life's inner workings. This used to be time-consuming, difficult and sometimes impossible work. Using the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors, it is now possible to change the code of life over the course of a few weeks. "There is enormous power in this genetic tool, which affects us all. It has not only revolutionised basic science, but also resulted in innovative crops and will lead to ground-breaking new medical treatments," said Claes Gustafsson, chair of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry. Using the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic scissors, researchers can change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision. This technology has had a revolutionary impact on the life sciences, is contributing to new cancer therapies and may make the dream of curing inherited diseases come true. cies - the CBI, ED and NCB of Rhea should come to an end. We remain committed to Truth. Satyameva Jayate," he added. In the evening, Maneshinde expressed relief saying Rhea will finally get to sleep on her own after a month in the jail. Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner of Police Sangram Singh Nishandar again warned the paparazzi against chasing or obstructing any vehicles in which persons called for investigations travel in view of safety of all the stakeholders. ANURAG THAKUR CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 6,764,710 TOTAL DEATH: 104,951 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 36,117,389 TOTAL DEATH: 1,055,863 from Saraikela. Active cases reached 9759 and a total of 79176 patients recovered from the virus so far in the state. However, 767 people lost their lives. Health Secretary, Dr Nitin Madan Kulkarni said that the recovery rate of COVID-19 infected patients has increased to 88.26 percent which is a good sign for us. Meanwhile, door to door survey work is going on by Ranchi district administration for prevention of infection of Covid-19. The medical team also informed people about the prevention of coronavirus infection. People were told how the corona infection could be avoided by following the guidelines given by the district administration Ranchi.