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Dasun Shanaka to lead Sri Lanka in ODI, T20I series against India

Dasun Shanaka to lead Sri Lanka in ODI, T20I series against India

Dasun Shanaka will captain the Sri Lanka side for the upcoming ODI and T20I series against India. Dasun Shanaka will captain the Sri Lanka side for the upcoming ODI and T20I series against India.India and Sri Lanka will lock horns in three ODIs and as many T20Is from July 18 after the series was rescheduled last week. “The following 25 member squad was selected by the Cricket Selection Committee to take part in the ODI and T20I series against India. The squad was approved by the Minister of Youth and Sports Honorable Namal Rajapaksa,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement on Friday.Sri Lanka squad: Dasun Shanaka (C), Dhananjaya De Silva (VC) Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha ChameeraLakshan Sandakan, Akila Dhananjaya, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrema, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara Isuru Udana.…
Paytm files for Rs 16,600 crore IPO

Paytm files for Rs 16,600 crore IPO

Paytm is India’s leading digital ecosystem for consumers and merchants, with a strong presence on both sides of the spectrum One97 Communications, the parent company of Paytm, has filed its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with the regulator for an aggregate offer size of Rs 16,600 crore via an Initial Public Offering (IPO), the company said in a statement.The issue comprises a fresh issue of equity shares of the face value of Re 1 each aggregating to Rs 8,300 crore and offers for sale by the existing shareholders, aggregating to Rs 8,300 crore. The company also retains the option, in discussion with BRLMs, to undertake a pre-IPO placement of Rs 2,000 crore, subject to relevant approvals. If the pre-IPO placement is completed, the fresh issue size will be reduced to that extent.The IPO is being made under rule 19(2)b of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957, as amended, (the “SCRR”) and Regulation 31 of the…
The state government is working to develop new tiger reserves says Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

The state government is working to develop new tiger reserves says Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

Ashok Gehlot addressed the 12th meeting of the State Wildlife Board and also launched Rajasthan Eco-Tourism Policy on the occasion Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday stated that the state government was planning to develop new reserves for the tiger population in order to provide a safe shelter for their protection. The state administration, as per the chief minister, is working on a strategy to create new tiger reserves to give safe haven for the growing number of tigers in the state. “Addressed the 12th meeting of the State Wildlife Board from VC. On this occasion, Rajasthan Eco-Tourism Policy was also launched,” the CM Ashok Gehlot said, adding, “According to the increasing number of tigers in the state, the state government is working on a plan to develop new tiger reserves to provide safe shelter.” वीसी से स्टेट वाइल्ड लाइफ बोर्ड की 12वीं बैठक को संबोधित किया। इस मौके पर राजस्थान इको-टूरिज्म पॉलिसी का…
WhatsApp introduces multi-device support for its beta testers

WhatsApp introduces multi-device support for its beta testers

WhatsApp Desktop and Portal “can work without an active Internet connection on a mobile phone The popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp has started rolling out one of the most-awaited features ‘multi-device support’ for its beta testers. According to Mashable India, WhatsApp has been developing this feature for quite some time, and this new development by the platform is currently a limited public beta test. WABetaInfo, a popular website that pushes regular updates around the app, stated that WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp Desktop, and Portal “can work without an active Internet connection on a mobile phone.” The first version of the multi-device feature does not support additional phones, but as per Mashable India, it is possible that future updates will provide the same. WhatsApp Messenger beta 2.21.140.14 for iOS is now available for testing. The beta program is currently closed.https://t.co/qZkpuzdbn3#WhatsAppBeta #iOS #Bot — WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) July 15, 2021 Speaking about the feature, multi-device will make it possible…
Government has Invokes Sedition charges Against Protesting Farmers

Government has Invokes Sedition charges Against Protesting Farmers

SKM leader Darshan Pal said by invoking sedition charges, the government is provoking the farmers Haryana police have invoked sedition charges against a group of protesting farmers who allegedly attacked and damaged the official vehicle of Haryana Deputy Speaker Ranbir Gangwain Sirsa on July 11, during a demonstration against the Centre’s farm laws and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders. Sirsa’s Senior Superintendent of Police Arpit Jain confirmed to The Hindu that sedition charges under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code had been invoked against the accused and an investigation was underway. “So far, no arrests have been made in the case,” he said on Wednesday. The Sirsa police have registered the FIR under Section 124A (sedition), 307 (attempt to murder), and 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), in which two farmer leaders — Harcharan Singh and Prahlad Singh — have been booked. Apart from them, over 100 unidentified people have been booked. On July 11,…
Shaheed Bhai Taru Singh set a new precedent for the Sikh community: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Shaheed Bhai Taru Singh set a new precedent for the Sikh community: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

According to Amarinder Singh, martyrs have played a significant part in the Sikh community’s growth and development The Punjab chief minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, on Friday said that Bhai Taru Singh had set a new precedent for the Sikh community with his supreme sacrifice. According to Amarinder Singh, martyrs have played a significant part in the Sikh community’s growth and development. Shaheed Bhai Taroo Singh Ji established a new example for the Sikh community by serving Sikhism with all his courage through tough times, and, as per Mr. Singh, his unmatched martyrdom is honored. “Martyrs have played a major role in the growth and development of the Sikh community. By serving Sikhism with all his valour, Shaheed Bhai Taru Singh Ji set a new precedent for the Sikh community and we salute his unparalleled martyrdom,” the Punjab CM tweeted. ਸਿੱਖੀ ਦੇ ਬੂਟੇ ਨੂੰ ਅੱਗੇ ਵਧਾਉਣ ਤੇ ਇਸਦੇ ਵਧਣ-ਫੁਲਣ ‘ਚ ਸ਼ਹੀਦਾਂ ਤੇ ਸ਼ਹਾਦਤਾਂ ਦੀ ਮੁੱਖ ਭੂਮਿਕਾ…
Government schools to accept admissions without TC in Delhi: Manish Sisodia

Government schools to accept admissions without TC in Delhi: Manish Sisodia

Manish Sisodia said the education department will take the TC of the child from the private school The government schools in Delhi will accept students for admissions without transfer certificates (TC) when switching from private schools to government-run schools. If a pupil at a private Delhi school wishes to switch to a government school but his private school refuses to provide him TC owing to fees or other reasons, his admission to a government school would now be completed without TC. “If a child studying in a private school in Delhi wants to come to a government school and his private school is not giving him TC due to fees or any other reason, then now his admission in a government school will be done without TC,” Delhi Education Minister, Manish Sisodia said on Thursday. He added, “The education department will take the TC of the child from the private school.” अगर दिल्ली में किसी…
First woman Finance Minister Ajanta Neog will present the first budget of new Assam govt

First woman Finance Minister Ajanta Neog will present the first budget of new Assam govt

Ajanta Neog had left the party weeks before the March-April Assembly elections to join the ruling BJP The first woman Finance Minister will present the first budget of Assam’s new state government. This was stated by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday The chief minister said the budget would address the aspirations of people from all walks of life and be a guide of Assam’s progress and development. “With blessings of PM Sri Narendra Modi, first woman FM of Assam Smt Ajanta Neog will present the first budget of the new government,” the CM tweeted, adding, “It shall address aspirations of all sections of society & will be designed to steer Assam’s pace of progress & development.” With blessings of Adarniya PM Sri @narendramodi, 1st woman FM of Assam Smt @AjantaNeog will present First Budget of new govt. It shall address aspirations of all sections of society & will be designed to steer Assam’s…
Veteran actor Surekha Sikri passes away at 75

Veteran actor Surekha Sikri passes away at 75

Surekha Sikri had received the National Film Award for her role in the film ‘Badhaai Ho’ Veteran actor Surekha Sikri passed away on Friday morning. She suffered a cardiac arrest.The news of Sikri’s demise has been confirmed by her manager. “She (Sikri) had been suffering from complications arising from a second brain stroke. She was surrounded by family and her caregivers. The family asks for privacy at this time,” the manager told ANI.Sikri was 75 when she breathed her last in Mumbai. In 2020, she had suffered a brain stroke and in 2018, she had gotten a paralytic stroke.The news of Sikri’s demise has saddened everyone. Mammo, Zubeida, Sardari Begum, Naseem, Badhai Ho… What a career. I don't think I have been as moved by a performance as I was by Surekha Sikri's in Badhai Ho.Thank you for the work, ma'amSurekha Sikri: 1945 – 2021 pic.twitter.com/wKEytLy0vl— Sohini (@sohinichat) July 16, 2021 Paying homage to Sikri,…
Rahul Gandhi welcomes SC’s observation over sedition law

Rahul Gandhi welcomes SC’s observation over sedition law

Rahul Gandhi welcomes SC observations on sedition law which calls it “colonial” and asks whether we need it even after 75 years of independence Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader and Member of Parliament, on Thursday, said that he welcomed the observation of Supreme Court over sedition law. “We welcome this observation by the Supreme Court,” the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said while commenting about the court’s observation. A Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice N V Ramana, while agreeing to look into petitions by the Editors Guild of India and a Major General (retired) challenging the constitutionality of the section on sedition in the Indian Penal Code (IPC), on Thursday expressed worry over the “enormous misuse” of a colonial-era criminal statute and questioned the Centre why it was not abolishing the clause used by the British to “silence” persons like Mahatma Gandhi in order to repress the independence fight. We welcome this observation by the…
New study helps in the fight against COVID pandemic

New study helps in the fight against COVID pandemic

The proposed testing strategies can be applied within the U.S. and internationally for COVID-19 and other diseases.” A means to better estimate COVID-19 occurrence and trends in populations has recently been outlined by a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey.The study was published in the journal PLOS Biology. Currently, COVID-19 testing is primarily limited to self-selected individuals, many of whom are symptomatic or have had contact with someone who is symptomatic. While these tests are useful for individual medical treatment and contact tracing, they do not provide health officials with a complete picture of the disease across the population. “Coordinated sampling of COVID-19 is key to informing health officials as they continue their efforts to control the pandemic, permitting better predictions of disease dynamics and decisions that help limit transmission,” said James Nichols, USGS scientist emeritus and lead author of the study. “The proposed sampling methods should also help officials determine the effectiveness…
Sania Mirza has been granted a 10-year Dubai Golden Visa

Sania Mirza has been granted a 10-year Dubai Golden Visa

Sania Mirza will next be seen in action in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, beginning July 23 India tennis player Sania Mirza has been officially granted the Dubai Golden Visa. This will allow Sania and her husband Shoaib Malik, former Pakistan cricket captain, 10-year residency in the UAE.After Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Dutt, Sania Mirza is the third Indian personality to receive this coveted honour. Commenting on this Sania said: “First of all I would like to thank Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, Federal Authority For Identity And Citizenship & General authority of sports Dubai for giving us the Dubai Golden Visa. Dubai is extremely close to me and my family.” “This is my second home and we are looking forward to spending more time here. Being one of the few selected citizens from India, brings an absolute honour to us. This will also give us an opportunity to work on our tennis and…
Clubhouse rolls out its DM feature Backchannel

Clubhouse rolls out its DM feature Backchannel

Clubhouse was launched last year and the service managed to gain a lot of popularity in one year You can now slide into people’s Clubhouse DMs! The audio-only social networking app Clubhouse has launched its new direct messaging feature called Backchannel. As per The Verge, the new feature will be available for all users on both iOS and Android. To start a DM or Backchannel, you have to find a paper airplane-like icon on anybody’s profile page or swipe right from the main menu. Presently, the feature does not allow users to delete messages, so send messages carefully. For now, users can chat one-on-one, in groups, and send links. They cannot yet send images or videos, but a spokesperson said that functionality is coming, along with a “few other features.” There will also be an optional secondary inbox where message requests will live. Clubhouse launches its DM feature Backchannel https://t.co/0RjaMior7E pic.twitter.com/TgK6ybgsAm — The Verge (@verge)…
‘No shortage of publicity, vaccine shortage is okay’, Priyanka Gandhi slams Centre

‘No shortage of publicity, vaccine shortage is okay’, Priyanka Gandhi slams Centre

“There should be no shortage of publicity even if there is a shortage of vaccines, which is okay,” Priyanka Gandhi said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the General Secretary of Indian National Congress, on Thursday took a dig at the BJP-led Central government, saying that it was okay for the government to fall short of vaccines even when no stone was left unturned for its publicity. “There should be no shortage of publicity even if there is a shortage of vaccines, which is okay,” Priyanka said. The Congress leader had criticized the Centre earlier as well for the country’s dearth of COVID-19 vaccines. “Why is India, one of the largest manufacturers of vaccines in the world, facing a scarcity?” Priyanka had asked on May 27, while hitting out at the Centre for its management of the COVID-19 vaccination process. It is in place to mention here that only a month after the Center for Disease Control and…
Viswanathan Anand defeats Vladimir Kramnik in No-Castling Chess

Viswanathan Anand defeats Vladimir Kramnik in No-Castling Chess

Viswanathan Anand also defeated Russian Grandmaster Garry Kasparov in the Croatia Grand Chess Tour tournament Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand registered a win over Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik in the first game of their four-game match on Wednesday.Playing with white pieces, Anand took 66 moves to beat Kramnik in what is the first official game of “No-Castling” Chess devised by the Russian Grandmaster himself. In this variant, which was used recently to test Alpha Zero further, castling is not allowed.Last week, Viswanathan Anand defeated Russian Grandmaster Garry Kasparov in the Croatia Grand Chess Tour tournament. The Indian Grandmaster, however, faced a defeat at the hands of Ian Nepomniachtchi. The Russian had a slow start, with losses to Mamedyarov and MVL in rounds 11 and 13. By finishing with 4.5/5, Nepomniachtchi managed to keep his sole first place after all.The Zagreb Rapid and Blitz was staged from July 7 to 11 in Zagreb, Croatia. The time…
Sunderlal Bahuguna should be honored with Bharat Ratna, says Arvind Kejriwal

Sunderlal Bahuguna should be honored with Bharat Ratna, says Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal made remarks at a memorial service for Bahuguna held at the Delhi Legislative Assembly Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, on Thursday, sought to request the Centre that the country’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, be bestowed posthumously on famous environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna. “Shri Sunderlal Bahuguna ji devoted his whole life to environmental protection. My appeal to the Government of India is that Late Shri Sunderlal Bahuguna ji should be honored with Bharat Ratna,” Arvind Kejriwal said while paying tributes to late Bahuguna in Delhi where the CM also met Bahuguna’s family. स्व. श्री सुंदरलाल बहुगुणा जी ने पर्यावरण संरक्षण में अपना पूरा जीवन समर्पित कर दिया, भारत सरकार से मेरी अपील है कि स्व. श्री सुंदरलाल बहुगुणा जी को भारत रत्न से सम्मानित किया जाए। विधानसभा परिसर में आज श्री बहुगुणा जी को श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित की एवं उनके परिवार से मुलाक़ात की। pic.twitter.com/8J8cqf8L0L— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 15, 2021 In…
Taapsee Pannu launches her own production house

Taapsee Pannu launches her own production house

Taapsee Pannu also owns a wedding planning company and a badminton team called 7 Aces Pune Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu, who has been basking in the success of her back-to-back hits, after working for more than a decade in films, recently added another career milestone by launching her production house, Outsiders Films.For this, Taapsee Pannu has joined forces with Pranjal Khandhdiya, a content creator and producer for over 20 years. He has been involved in the production of renowned films such as ‘Super 30′, ’83’, ‘Soorma’, ‘Piku’, ‘Mubarakan’, ‘Azhar’ and is also producing ‘Rashmi Rocket’, which stars Taapsee in the lead. Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the news on his Instagram account and wrote, “TAAPSEE TURNS PRODUCER… #TaapseePannu turns producer… Joins hands with Pranjal Khandhdiya [involved in the production of #Super30, #83TheFilm, #Soorma, #Piku, #Mubarakan]… The production house – Outsiders Films – will produce a thriller, with #Taapsee headlining it.” Elated…
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announces loan waiver of ₹590 crores for laborers, landless farmers

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announces loan waiver of ₹590 crores for laborers, landless farmers

The loan waiver announcement, made by the CM Amarinder Singh, will benefit 2.85 lakh farm labourers and landless farmers, starting from August 20, 2021. The Punjab state government, led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on Wednesday, announced a loan waiver of Rs 590 crores for farm laborers and landless farmers. The loan waiver announcement, made by the chief minister, will benefit 2.85 lakh farm laborers and landless farmers, starting from August 20, 2021. It will be implemented by the state’s Finance and Cooperation departments. “Happy to share that we have approved waiving farm loan of Rs. 590 Cr of 2.85 lakh farm laborers & landless farmers,” the Punjab CM said, adding, “Have directed the Finance & Cooperation Departments to kick-off its effective implementation from 20th August.” Happy to share that we have approved waiving farm loan of Rs. 590 Cr of 2.85 lakh farm labourers & landless farmers. Have directed the Finance & Cooperation Departments…
What was built for centuries, BJP erased in seconds: Rahul Gandhi

What was built for centuries, BJP erased in seconds: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi said that the Government of India’s use of Foreign and Defense policy as a domestic political tool Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader and Member of Parliament, on Thursday attacked the Bhartiya Janata Party led Central government, accusing it of ‘erasing in seconds’ what was ‘built for centuries’. In a scathing tweet, the Congress MP said, “Sadiyon ka banaaya, palon mein mitaaya, desh jaanta hai kaun ye kathin daur laaya (Built for centuries, erased in seconds. Country knows who brought these difficult times).” Rahul also referred to a host of issues in his tweet, while using hashtags like #VaccineShortage, #LAC, #Unemployment, #PriceHike, #PSU, #Farmers. He also said that the present government at the Centre was only worried about its image and therefore, it was only focusing on its PR management. On Wednesday, the Congress leader targeted the Central government over the Foreign and Defense policy of the country. “Modi government has weakened our country by…
Rahul Gandhi slams Centre says ‘country knows who brought difficult times’

Rahul Gandhi slams Centre says ‘country knows who brought difficult times’

Rahul Gandhi referred to a media report, which suggested there was an altercation between Indian and Chinese forces in the Galwan valley Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a dig at the Central government over the issues like vaccine shortage, situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), price hike, and farmers and claimed that the country knows who brought these difficult times.Taking to Twitter, the Wayanad MP said, “Built through centuries erased in seconds. The country knows who brought these difficult times.” #VaccineShortage #LAC #Unemployment #PriceHike #PSU #Farmers #OnlyPR.” Earlier on Wednesday, despite the Indian Army’s rebuttal, Rahul Gandhi referred to a media report, which suggested there was an altercation between Indian and Chinese forces in the Galwan valley. There was a clash between Indian and Chinese Armies in Galwan Valley on June 15 last year, in which 20 Indian soldiers and an unspecified number of Chinese soldiers lost their lives.
Piyush Goyal appointed as Leader of House in Rajya Sabha

Piyush Goyal appointed as Leader of House in Rajya Sabha

Piyush Goyal has been associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party since 1984 and has held various organisational posts Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal have been appointed as the Leader of House in the Rajya Sabha.Piyush Goyal was the Deputy Leader in Rajya Sabha and will replace Thawarchand Gehlot as the Leader of the House. Gehlot was appointed Governor of Karnataka ahead of the reshuffle of the union cabinet last week. Goyal has been elevated to the new role days ahead of the start of the monsoon session of parliament on July 19.Goyal (57) also holds the portfolio of Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution and Textiles. He has earlier held portfolios of Coal, New and Renewable Energy, and Mines. Heartiest congratulations Shri @PiyushGoyal ji for being appointed as the Leader of House in Rajya Sabha.Your ability to handle multiple responsibilities with equal amount of zeal is an inspiration for all of us…
Marvel’s ‘Loki’ to return for the second season at Disney+

Marvel’s ‘Loki’ to return for the second season at Disney+

‘Loki’ is the third of Marvel’s scripted TV series to debut on Disney+ Disney+ has renewed the insanely popular Marvel television series ‘Loki’ for a second season.The announcement was made during the end credits of the sixth episode and season one finale on Wednesday. The credits revealed a case file with a red stamp reading, “Loki will return in season 2.” No additional details about the upcoming season were shared. The live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe series stars actor Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as the fan-favorite ‘Avengers’ villain Loki.The storyline picks up after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and follows Loki, the God of Mischief, as he steps out of his brother Thor’s shadow. Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, and Richard E. Grant also star in the show, reported People magazine. Our favorite god of mischief will officially return for a second season! #Loki is the very first MCU series to…
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