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Wednesday, August 10, 2022Ireland beats Afghanistan by 7 wickets in 1st T20

Ireland clinched their first home T20 International win of the season by beating Afghanistan by seven wickets in Belfast. George Dockrell hit the winning boundary off the penultimate ball to lift Ireland onto 171-3 after they were set a target of 169.

Afghanistan’s total of 168-7 had been boosted by 30 runs off the final two overs, with Ibrahim Zadran clubbing 29 not out off 18 balls. But Irel

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022Democrats, Republicans sponsor bill to give thousands of Afghans path to citizenship

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in both houses of US Congress to establish a path to American citizenship for thousands of Afghan evacuees admitted to the United States on temporary immigration status, the sponsors announced on Tuesday.

The bill also would expand eligibility for Special Immigration Visas (SIVs) beyond Afghans who worked for the US government to those who fought alon

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022Cyber-fraudsters offer Mumbai woman online sales job, dupe her of Rs 3.54 lakh

A 43-year-old unemployed woman in Mumbai fell prey to a cyber-fraud where fraudsters contacted her through a text message offering her a job to invest in products online and get a commission along with the money invested.

An FIR was registered by the Borivali police on August 8. The woman told the police she was a store manager and is presently unemployed. On August 8, she received a text mess

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022Priyanka Gandhi tests positive for Covid for second time in three months

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday announced that she had tested positive for Covid-19, for the second time in three months. Earlier, Priyanka had tested positive, just a day after her mother, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, contracted the disease.

“Tested positive for covid (again!) today,” the Congress leader tweeted, adding that she will be isolating at home and following a

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022Musk sells nearly $7 billion in Tesla shares amid Twitter legal battle

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk sold $6.9 billion worth of shares in the electric vehicle maker, tweeting it was important to avoid an emergency sale of Tesla stock amid a legal showdown with Twitter Inc over a $44 billion takeover deal.

Musk, the world’s richest person, had said in April that there were “no further TSLA sales planned” – after he sold $8.5 billion worth of shares i

 

Wednesday, August 10, 202244th Chess Olympiad in Chennai draws to a close

The 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad drew to a close here on Tuesday amid extravagant cultural events, with India’s ‘B’ team settled for a bronze medal in the Open section.

Presiding over the closing ceremony, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said the state government has been implementing several schemes under the ‘Dravidian model,’ to make the state a pioneer in sports.

He said the players an

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022Twitter confirms partial outage, blames 'internal systems change'

San Francisco, Aug 10: As several users complained of facing trouble while using Twitter, the microblogging platform acknowledged that it suffered a partial outage and blamed "internal systems change" for it.

However, the platform said it has now fixed the issue.

"We fixed it! We made an internal systems change that didn't go as planned and have rolled it back. Twitter should now be loading

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022India records more than 16,000 new Covid cases, 54 deaths

New Delhi, Aug 10: India Wednesday recorded 16,047 new coronavirus cases and 54 fatalities including six reconciled by Kerala, according to the latest Union Health Ministry data.

With these additions, the country's overall Covid figures rose to 4,41,90,697 cases and 5,26,826 deaths.

The data updated at 8 am showed active cases came down by 3,546 in a span of 24 hours to 1,28,261, now consti

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022Reliance invests Rs 30k cr in retail in FY22; to accelerate store expansion, e-commerce

New Delhi: Reliance Industries invested Rs 30,000 crore (around USD 3.76 billion) in its retail business and added 2,500 stores, taking the total storecount to 15,196 in FY22.
Besides, Reliance Retail added 11.1 million square feet of warehousing space during the year, nearly doubling the warehousing space to 22.7 million square feet, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) said in the annual report for F

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022Taiwan says China preparing for invasion

Taipei, Aug 9: China is using its large-scale military exercises around Taiwan to prepare for an invasion of the self-governed island, Taipeis Foreign Minister Joseph Wu claimed on Tuesday.

"China has used the drills and its military playbook to prepare for the invasion of Taiwan," RT quoted Wu as saying during a press conference.

Beijing is engaging in "large-scale military exercises and m

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022PM Modi recalls sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) on day of Ashura

New Delhi, Aug 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday recalled the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) on the day of Ashura.

The prime minister said that Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) is remembered for his unwavering commitment to truth and his fight against injustice.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said, "Today is a day to recall the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS). He is remembe

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022Climate change may increase mortality rate due to excess heat by six times: Lancet study

Beijing, Aug 9: Climate change may increase the mortality rate due to excessive heat six times by the end of the century, according to a modelling study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.

Researchers from the University of North Carolina, US noted that ambient heat during the night may interrupt the normal physiology of sleep.

Less sleep can then lead to immune system damage

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022Active Covid cases in country decline to 1,31,807

New Delhi, Aug 9: With 12,751 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,41,74,650, while the active cases have declined to 1,31,807, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll has climbed to 5,26,772 with 42 deaths which includes 10 fatalities reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The ac

 

Monday, August 8, 2022Jio completes 5G coverage planning in top 1,000 cities

New Delhi: Country's largest telecom player Jio has completed 5G coverage planning in top 1,000 cities and conducted field trials of its home-grown 5G telecom gears, Reliance Industries said in its annual report.
In the report, RIL (Reliance Industries Limited) said that Jio took major steps during 2021-22 in getting ready for 5G with its 100 per cent indigenous technology.
The company was the

 

Monday, August 8, 2022Fatigue, headache among top lingering symptoms months after COVID-19: Study

London, Aug 8: Fatigue and headache were the most common symptoms reported by people an average of over four months after recovering from COVID-19, according to a study.

The research, recently published in the journal Brain, Behavior, & Immunity - Health, found that muscle aches, cough, changes in smell and taste, fever, chills and nasal congestion were next in the long line of lingering sympt

 

Monday, August 8, 2022Gold gains Rs 97; silver jumps Rs 527

New Delhi, Aug 8: Gold in the national capital on Monday rose by Rs 97 to Rs 52,490 per 10 gram amid rise in international precious metal prices along with depreciation in rupee, according to HDFC Securities.

The yellow metal had closed at Rs 52,393 per 10 gram in the previous trade.

Silver also jumped by Rs 527 to Rs 58,465 per kg from Rs 57,938 per kg in the previous trade.

The rupee d

 

Monday, August 8, 2022PM hails Naidu's witty one-lines as RS bids farewell to vice president

New Delhi, Aug 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said M Venkaiah Naidu's witty one-liners were "revered, and never countered", and hailed his highly productive five-year term as vice president of India and Rajya Sabha chairman.

Two days before Naidu demits office, the Rajya Sabha bade him farewell with Modi leading the House in lauding his tenure during which, the PM said, the productivit

 

Monday, August 8, 2022US’ Boston to mark 75th anniversary of India’s Independence with two-day extravaganza

In one-of-its-kind celebrations, the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence will be observed in Boston with participation from 32 countries and will feature an airplane carrying a 220-feet US-India flag over the major American city.

The celebrations this year have several firsts in the history of India’s Independence celebrations in Boston, said eminent community leader Abhishek Singh, presi

 

Monday, August 8, 2022SBI shares fall over 3% after Q1 earnings

Shares of State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday fell over 3 per cent in the morning trade after it posted a 7 per cent decline in standalone net profit for the first quarter of the current financial year.

The stock declined 3.13 per cent to Rs 514 on the BSE.

At the NSE, it went lower by 3.23 per cent to Rs 513.85.

The country’s biggest lender State Bank of India on Saturday posted a 7 per

 

Monday, August 8, 2022Sensex rises around 100 points in early deals, Nifty above 17,400-mark

The benchmark indices on the BSE and national Stock Exchange (NSE) opened on a choppy note with marginal gains on Monday amid weak global cues.

At 9:29 am, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 96.09 points (0.16 per cent) at 58,484.02, while the Nifty 50 was trading at 17, 424.00, up 26.50 points (0.15 per cent).

On the Sensex pack, M&M< IndusInd Bank, Maruti Suzuki, RIL, Power Grid and Titan were the

 

Monday, August 8, 202235-yr-old woman found dead in Kulgam, 2nd incident in two days

Kulgam, Aug 8: A 35-year-old woman was found hanging near her native village in Yarikhan area of Damhal Hanjipora in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday morning, officials said here.

The spot is some 100 meters from her home in Yarikhan, news agency KNO reported. A case has been registered and further investigations has been taken up in this regard.

Notably, this is the second inciden

 

Monday, August 8, 2022Active Covid cases in country rise to 1,35,510

New Delhi, Aug 8: With 16,167 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,41,61,899, while the active cases have increased to 1,35,510, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll has climbed to 5,26,730 with 41 deaths including 15 mortalities reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The

 

Sunday, August 7, 2022SSLV satellites placed in wrong orbit; no longer usable

Update: SSLV D1 placed satellites into elliptical orbit instead of circular orbit, satellites no longer usable, says ISRO. Failure of a logic to identify a sensor failure and go for salvage action caused the deviation: ISRO.

ISRO Chairman S Somanath on Sunday informed the space agency’s maiden Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) suffered “data loss” at the terminal stage, although three stag

 

Sunday, August 7, 2022SpiceJet flyers walk on Delhi airport’s tarmac after waiting for bus for 45 min; DGCA probe begins

A significant number of passengers who disembarked from SpiceJet’s Hyderabad-Delhi flight on Saturday night walked on the airport’s tarmac as the airline could not provide a bus for around 45 minutes to take them to the terminal, sources said.

Aviation regulator DGCA is investigating the incident, sources told on Sunday.

Spicejet, however, said there was a brief delay in the arrival of coac

 

Sunday, August 7, 2022Honoured to be onboard India's 1st Indigenous Aircraft Carrier: Mohanlal after IAC Vikrant visit

Kochi, Aug 7: Superstar Mohanlal has expressed his gratitude after he visited Vikrant, the country's first indigenously built aircraft carrier.

The 62-year-old actor visited the soon-to-be-commissioned aircraft carrier with filmmaker Major Ravi on Thursday.

Mohanlal shared photos from his visit to the aircraft on Twitter Saturday and called it a "true engineering marvel".

"Honoured to be

 

Sunday, August 7, 2022A change in attitude and approach was required after last year's T20 World Cup: Rohit

Lauderhill (Florida), Aug 7: A disastrous campaign in the last T20 World Cup has forced the Indian team to bring about a radical change in its attitude and approach, skipper Rohit Sharma has said.

Rohit is now gearing up to lead the Indian side in the upcoming edition of the T20 showpiece in Australia, but before that, they have the Asia Cup to deal with.

Speaking on Star Sports show 'Follo

 

Sunday, August 7, 2022Next Vice President: EC issues certificate of election to Dhankhar

New Delhi, Aug 7: The Election Commission on Sunday issued a certificate announcing the election of NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar as the 14th vice president of India.

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey signed the "Certification of the Election" of Dhankar.

A signed copy of the certificate was handed over to the Union Home Secretary by seni

 

Sunday, August 7, 2022PM Modi congratulates CWG medal winners

New Delhi, Aug 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded the medal-winning efforts of several athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after a string of podium finishes for Indians.

Tagging a video of Indian wrestler Pooja Gehlot who got emotional after winning a bronze medal in the women's 50kg freestyle wrestling and apologised to the people, Modi said, "Pooja, your medal call

 

Sunday, August 7, 2022India records 40 new Covid fatalities

New Delhi, Aug 7: With 18,738 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's tally of COVID-19 cases has risen to 4,41,45,732 while the active cases have increased to 1,34,933, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll has climbed to 5,26,689 with 40 fatalities which includes eight deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

 

Sunday, August 7, 2022ISRO’s maiden SSLV blasts off; suffers ‘data loss’ at terminal stage

ISRO Chairman S Somanath on Sunday informed the space agency’s maiden Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) suffered “data loss” at the terminal stage, although three stages “performed and separated,” and said the space agency was analysing the data to ascertain the status of the vehicle and the satellites.

SSLV-D1/EOS 02 was carrying an earth observation satellite and a student satellite.

 

Sunday, August 7, 2022Musk says Twitter deal could move ahead with ‘bot’ info

Elon Musk said Saturday his planned $44 billion takeover of Twitter should move forward if the company can confirm some details about how it measures whether user accounts are ‘spam bots’ or real people. The billionaire and Tesla CEO has been trying to back out of his April agreement to buy the social media company, leading Twitter to sue him last month to complete the acquisition.

Musk counte

 

Sunday, August 7, 2022Akasa Air commences operations in India, first flight takes off from Mumbai

Akasa Air commenced operations in India on Sunday with its first flight taking off from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. The flight operations were inaugurated from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai via videoconferencing in the presence of Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia and MoS General Vijay Kumar Singh (Retd).

Akasa Air, backed by investor Rakesh Jhun

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022Google Meet may soon offer integrations with YouTube, Spotify and UNO!

Few days ago, Google started rolling out the Meet-Duo merger to Android and iOS users. While the tech giant is working on renaming Duo to Meet sometime later this year, it looks like the Meet team is working on a new feature that lets users share third-party apps like YouTube, UNO!, Kahoot, Heads Up! and Spotify.

The list also includes a productivity tool called GQueues – a task manager for te

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022Black income of ‘over Rs 200-cr’ detected in I-T raids on TN film producers, financiers: CBDT

The income-tax department has detected “undisclosed” income of more than Rs 200 crore after it recently raided some film producers, distributors and financiers in Tamil Nadu, the CBDT said on Saturday.

The searches were launched on August 2 and about 40 premises of the entities, which have not been identified, were covered in Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Vellore.

The department claimed

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022Playing in different conditions will help during T20 World Cup preparation, feels Karthik

Wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik feels playing in different conditions on the Caribbean tour will stand India in good stead while preparing for the various challenges Australian grounds will pose during the T20 World Cup later this year.

India played the opening three T20s in West Indies before moving to Florida for the remaining two games. In the three games, the Indians had to navigate thr

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022Vice Presidential Election 2022 Polling: Home Minister Amit Shah, others cast vote

Srinagar, Aug 6: With the term of incumbent M Venkaiah Nauru ending on August 10, members of both Houses of Parliament are voting to elect the next Vice-President of India on Saturday.

Besides Prime Minister Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other leaders of the ruling and opposition parties were seen casting their votes at the Parliament House.

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has an

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022SBI net profit dips 7 pc to Rs 6,068 cr in Q1

New Delhi, Aug 6: The country's biggest lender State Bank of India (SBI) on Saturday posted a 7 per cent decline in standalone net profit at Rs 6,068 crore for the first quarter of the current financial year due to fall in income.

The bank had reported a net profit of Rs 6,504 crore in the April-June quarter of 2021-22.

Its standalone total income declined to Rs 74,998.57 crore in the first

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022With surge in July, US recovers the jobs lost in the pandemic

US job growth accelerated in July across nearly all industries, restoring nationwide employment to its pre-pandemic level, despite widespread expectations of a slowdown as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates to fight inflation.

Employers added 528,000 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Labor Department said on Friday, more than doubling what forecasters had projected. The unemploym

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022WhatsApp might soon get a ‘login approval’ feature similar to Instagram and Facebook

Over the years, WhatsApp is something we have all grown accustomed to. In many ways, it has become an integral part of our daily lives. However, with WhatsApp now being widely used in things like office communication, group video calls and even payments, the security of the popular app is more important than ever. To better this, it seems the developers are working on a new feature called ‘login

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022Taiwan official leading missile production died of heart attack, says report

The deputy head of Taiwan defence ministry’s research and development unit was found dead on Saturday morning in a hotel room, succumbing to a heart attack, according to the officials.

Ou Yang Li-hsing, deputy head of the military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, had died in a hotel room in southern Taiwan, CNA reported.

Authorities said 57-year-old Ou Yang die

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann appears before court in Chandigarh over rioting case

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema appeared before a district court in Chandigarh Saturday over his alleged involvement in a case of rioting registered in 2020. The Chandigarh Police had named 10 Aam Aadmi Party leaders, including the CM, in its chargesheet.

Mann and Cheema appeared before the Court of CJM (Chief Judicial Magistrate) Dr Aman Inder Sing

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022PM Modi, Manmohan Singh cast vote to elect India’s next V-P

As the term of incumbent M Venkaiah Naidu ends on August 10, members of both Houses of Parliament are voting to elect the next Vice-President of India on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress MP Manmohan Singh were seen casting their vote at the Parliament House on Saturday. While the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has announced West Bengal Governor Jagdeep

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022South Africa beat Ireland in 2nd T20I to win series

A quickfire 39 from Heinrich Klaasen and five wickets for Wayne Parnell ensured South Africa won the second Twenty20 against Ireland by 44 runs.

After losing the toss and being put into bat, South Africa made 182-6 and opener Reeza Hendricks top-scored with 42 from 40 balls. Ireland was all out for 138 with seven deliveries remaining.

Hendricks was bowled by Gareth Delany with the first bal

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022Google launches ‘India Ki Udaan’ to mark 75 years of country’s independence

Capturing the milestones the country has achieved in its 75-year journey since independence, software major Google has unveiled an online project, drawing from rich archives and featuring artistic illustrations to tell the story of India.

The project — “India ki Udaan” — executed by Google Arts and Culture celebrates the achievements of the country and is “themed on the unwavering and undying

 

Saturday, August 6, 2022COVID-19: India records 19,400 new cases, 49 deaths

New Delhi, Aug 6: With 19,406 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,41,26,994, while active cases declined to 1,34,793, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.

The death toll has climbed to 5,26,649 with 49 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.31 per cent of the total inf

 

Friday, August 5, 2022UP farmer’s daughter Rupal Chaudhary becomes first Indian to win twin medals at World U-20 Athletics

Rupal Chaudhary created history by becoming the first Indian athlete to win two medals at the World U20 Athletics Championship as she followed up her 4x400m relay silver with a bronze medal in the women’s 400m here.

Hailing from a family with modest means, her father being a small time farmer in Shahpur Jainpur village in UP’s Meerut district, the 17-year-old has been in incredible form having

 

Friday, August 5, 2022Indices settle with marginal gains, Sensex rises 89 points on RBI rate hike

The topline equity indices on BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) trimmed their intraday gains and ended marginally higher on Friday after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked its repo rate by 50 basis points (bps).

The S&P BSE Sensex rose 89.13 points (0.15 per cent) to end at 58,387.93, while the Nifty 50 settled at 17,397.50, up 15.50 points (0.09 per cent). Both the indices had opened a

 

Friday, August 5, 2022Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann lays foundation of medical institute in Sangrur

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann Friday laid the foundation stone of the Sant Attar Singh State Institute of Medical Sciences in Sangrur’s Mastuana Sahib. The medical facility will come up on a 25-acre land at an estimated cost of Rs 345 crore.

Reiterating the commitment of his government to provide quality medical facilities to the people, Mann said the institute will be a step forward tow

 

Friday, August 5, 2022RBI MPC Meeting Live Updates: Inflation has peaked and will moderate, says Shaktikanta Das

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Friday hiked the repo rate by 50 basis points (bps) to 5.40 per cent with immediate effect, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das announced.

This is the third rate hike by the central bank in this financial year. Prior to this, the RBI had raised the repo rate – by 40 bps in an off-cycle meeting in May and 50 bps in June. The market e

 

Friday, August 5, 2022Every institution in India under BJP-RSS control, says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Days after Opposition parties termed the Supreme Court’s judgment in the PMLA case a “dangerous verdict”, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said Friday that “all the institutions of India are in the control of the BJP and the RSS.” Asked about the Supreme Court, he said “Saare ke saare. Ek nahin bacha hai. Saare ke saare (All of them, without exception. All of them).”

On why the Opposition i

 

Friday, August 5, 2022India records 70 new Covid fatalities

New Delhi, Aug 5: With 20,551 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's tally of COVID-19 cases has risen to 4,41,07,588, while the active cases have declined to 1,35,364, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The death toll has climbed to 5,26,600 with 70 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.31 per cent of t

 

Thursday, August 4, 2022Ex-Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi joins BJP

NEW DELHI: Former Haryana Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi joins BJP.

"Kuldeep Bishnoi supported PM Modi's leadership, backed BJP candidate in Rajya Sabha poll. We welcome him," says Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar.

Bishnoi, who was expelled by the Congress from all party positions for cross-voting in the June Rajya Sabha polls, resigned from the assembly Wednesday, a day before he joins the

 

Thursday, August 4, 2022700 MHz band is important for 5G

• Jio is the only operator to buy 700 MHz band spectrum
• It is considered to be the premium band for 5G in Europe and America
• Standalone 5G network is possible on 700 MHz band
• Excellent data handling with great indoor and outdoor coverage
• Tower coverage of about 10 kms
New Delhi: After the 5G spectrum auction, the way for 5G service in India has been cleared. Jio is the only operator

 

Thursday, August 4, 2022Veteran actor Mithilesh Chaturvedi passes away

#RIP: Veteran actor #MithileshChaturvedi is no more. On Thursday morning, filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to Instagram and shared the unfortunate news.

He dropped a picture of Mithilesh and wrote, "RIP Mithileshji." Reportedly, #Mithilesh Chaturvedi died on August 3 after suffering a cardiac ailment. His son-in-law Ashish, too, mourned the death by sharing an emotional note on Facebook.