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News18 Afternoon Digest: NEET 2021 Aspirants Demand Postponement till October Fearing COVID-19 Third Wave; Unopened Super Mario 64 From 1996 Sells For a Whopping Rs 11 Crore

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Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon: NEET 2021 Aspirants Demand Postponement till October Fearing COVID-19 Third Wave; Unopened Super Mario 64 From 1996 Sells For a Whopping Rs 11 Crore; Sputnik V Soft Launched in Over 50 Cities in India: Dr Reddys; Tesla is Going to 'Die' if I am not CEO, Says Elon Musk at SolarCity Trial; Delta Variant Ripping Around the World at a Scorching Pace, Driving New Spike in Cases, Death: WHO; Days of 3rd-Degree Torture Over, Plans Afoot to Bring 'Radical Changes' in IPC, CrPC, Says Amit Shah; Vaccination Drive Hits Hurdle in Delhi, Maharashtra & Odisha Due to Covishield Shortage.

NEET 2021 Aspirants Demand Postponement till October Fearing COVID-19 Third Wave

Following Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s announcement of conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 on September 12, students have demanded postponement of the medical entrance exams by another month. A large section of medical aspirants is trending #PostponeNEETUGtillOctober on social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook. READ MORE

Unopened Super Mario 64 From 1996 Sells For a Whopping Rs 11 Crore

An unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario 64 has sold at auction for $1.56 million. Heritage Auctions in Dallas said that the 1996 game sold Sunday, breaking its previous record price for the sale of a single video game. A spokesman did not immediately respond to an inquiry about who purchased the game. READ MORE

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Vaccination Drive Hits Hurdle in Delhi, Maharashtra & Odisha Due to Covishield Shortage

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