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  • with a record average high temperature after a year of extremes ranging from a sweltering summer and rampant wildfires. The turmoil is part of a rapid warming pattern in which Alaska - at the leading edge of climate change due to its proximity to the Arctic - is heating at twice the rate of the planet as a whole, researchers say.

    In her first interview since the announcement, Penny Heyns, a former swimmer from South Africa, told The New York Times that she had no regrets about the punishment, which bans Russia and its officials from major international sports but is likely to allow hundreds of Russian athletes to continue competing if they can prove they are clean.

    Female students on an average have received 24% higher stipend than their male counterparts in the summer internship placements, officials said. The highest stipend offered was Rs 4 lakh, the same as the previous year. IIM Indore has the biggest batch strength of 589 students in the class of 2021, including 258, or 44%, girls.

    As chaat became a ubiquitous street food, the use of masala also morphed from simple bhuna zeera-rock salt combine to recipes containing multiple spices.

    At XLRI, there has been a 37% increase in summer internship offers from consulting firms compared to last year, with the institute receiving 56 offers from such firms. At IIM Calcutta, three new consulting firms visited for the first time, even as Axis Bank, Yes Bank and Bank of Baroda —which visited last year — did not come in this time.

    Andhra Pradesh shows the way as to how to capitalise on capital ideas.

    There was a record 42% increase in the e-commerce/IT/Operation roles compared to last year with 47 accepted offers from recruiters such as Amazon, Adobe, Flipkart, Google, Media.Net, Microsoft, Ola, Swiggy and Uber.

    An estimated 136 cos offered nearly 200 roles to the class of 2021. Several students exercised "Dream" options that allowed them to get multiple offers from top firms. Finance & Consulting firms accounted for 43.2% of total offers.

    Cos like Amazon, Flipkart, Udaan make up for dips in offers from BFSI, automobile and telecom sectors.

    The cluster 1 summer placement will take place on 1st November, placement for cluster 2 and cluster 3 will take place on 4th November and 7th November, respectively.

    The 18-year-old Tomar shot 449.1 in the eight-man final to finish third on the podium behind gold medallist Kim Jonghyun (459.9) of Korea and Chinese Zhonghao Zhao (459.1) at the Lusail Shooting Complex. He had sailed through to the finals of the event with a 1168 score in the 120-shot qualifying. There were three quotas on offer in the event.

    Earlier this year, Ritu Phogat made a switch to another combat sport – mixed martial arts (MMA) — when she signed up with Singapore-based Evolve MMA and will be making her debut at the One: Age of Dragons event in Beijing on November 16.

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