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News18 Afternoon Digest: What Will The Covid Third Wave Be Like?; Irrfan Khan's Son Babil Quits Studies for Bollywood Debut and Other Stories

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Here are the stories for today What Will The Covid Third Wave Be Like?; Irrfan Khan's Son Babil Quits Studies for Bollywood Debut; Astronaut Photobombing His Partner in Crime During Spacewalk Outside ISS is Selfie Goals; Frog Whisperer? This 70-Year-Old Australian Scientist Has Mastered the Language of 'Croak'

Astronaut Photobombing His Partner in Crime During Spacewalk Outside ISS is Selfie Goals

Spacewalk is defined as a process when astronauts get out of the relatively safe International Space Station to do something necessary such as repairs. However, other than all that important stuff, astronauts also “dance” in space, as is shown in a video tweeted by Thomas Pesquet, an ESA astronaut aboard the International Space Station. READ MORE

What Will The Covid Third Wave Be Like?

When the Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the Government of India warned the country, a few weeks ago, of an inevitable third wave of the pandemic, there was alarm among the people and outcry in the media. READ MORE

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Unlock 5.0: Delhi, Maharashtra & Karnataka Among States Easing Covid Curbs. Read All About New Rules

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Why do Mosquitoes Bite Some More Than Others? Here’s What the Science Says Read

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‘Giving it All to Acting’: Irrfan Khan’s Son Babil Quits Studies for Bollywood Debut

Taking to social media, Babil wrote, “I will miss you so much. My beautiful friends. I have a very tight circle here in Mumbai, literally 2-3 friends in total. You all gave me a home in a strange cold place and made me feel like I belonged. Thank you, I love you. Film BA, dropping out today, with over 120 credits cause I’m giving it all to acting as of now. Goodbye university of Westminster. I love you my truest friends (sic)." READ MORE

Airport Drone Attack Only for ‘Optics’, Jammu Sleeper Cells’ Involvement Unlikely: Top Intel Sources

The twin explosions that rocked the high-security technical area of Jammu airport in the early hours of Sunday may have been planned and executed only for the purpose of “optics," CNN-News18 has learned from top sources in the Intelligence Bureau. READ MORE

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