Harsh Goenka reveals what actually happens in Zoom meetings. Internet can relate

Industrialist Harsh Goenka is known to share thought-provoking life lessons and inspiring posts on his Twitter handle. The businessman also often shares relatable memes with his followers. On Tuesday, he left netizens in splits as he shared the reality of Zoom meetings. Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, most of us have been working from home and video meetings have become a regular medium for discussing work. However, according to Goenka, such meetings are more about other things than actual work. He took to Twitter to share a pie chart describing what actually happens in Zoom meetings. Must we add, it had some hilarious yet relatable points. "Relief at seeing other human beings", "Checking out coworkers' houses" and "OMG! Why didn't I take a shower" are just some of the points. The tweet struck a chord with netizens and they had a lot to say. They took to the comments section to express their thoughts. While several users said that they could relate to the tweet, others put forth some more hilarious additions. "For me it's like 99%= Turning off Video and Audio and doing something else (sic)," a comment reads. "Most used sentences. Can you hear me? Screen sharing is frozen. My net is slow (sic)," wrote another user. I would add more than 25% are sitting in shorts but wear formal shirts .. For me it's like 99%= Turning off Video and Audio and doing something else.........Read more

Indian-origin scientist leads team to use AI to identify hundreds of coronavirus drug candidates

A team led by an Indian-origin scientist has used artificial intelligence (AI) to identify hundreds of new potential drugs that could help treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2. "There is an urgent need to identify effective drugs that treat or prevent COVID-19," said Anandasankar Ray, a professor at the University of California, Riverside in the US. "We have developed a drug discovery pipeline that identified several candidates," said Ray, who led the research published in the journal Heliyon. The drug discovery pipeline is a type of computational strategy linked to AI -- a computer algorithm that learns to predict activity through trial and error, improving over time. With no clear end in sight, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives, strained health care systems, and weakened economies, the researchers said. Efforts to repurpose drugs, such as Remdesivir, have achieved some success. A vaccine for the SARS-CoV-2 virus could be months away, though it is not guaranteed, they said. "As a result, drug candidate pipelines, such as the one we developed, are extremely important to pursue as a first step towards systematic discovery of new drugs for treating COVID-19," Ray said. "Existing FDA-approved drugs that target one or more human proteins important for viral entry and replication are currently high priority for repurposing as new COVID-19 drugs," he said.........Read more

Paytm Money launches stockbroking feature for limited customers: Report

Paytm Money, the subsidiary of One97 Communications Ltd that operates Paytm, has reportedly launched a stockbroking feature, a service it has been working on for a while, on its mobile app. The feature, in a closed beta stage, is available to a limited number of Android users but will be accessible to all in a few weeks, Entrackr  . It is also, for now, limited to investments by Indian residents. The feature has been in the works after the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in 2019 allowed the company to launch stockbroking services. Paytm Founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma also hinted at the same at an industry event, the report said. With this, the wealth management app will compete with Zerodha, Cube Wealth, India Infoline and Groww among others in the space which has seen a lot of interest during lockdown. With more than 1.5 million customers, market leader Zerodha holds 15 percent of the retail trading volume in India.........Read more

Alphabet's Google to commit $10 billion to India

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday said it will spend around $10 billion in India over the next five to seven years through equity investments and tie-ups, marking its biggest commitment to a key growth market. The investments will be done through a so-called digitization fund, highlighting Google’s focus on the rapid pace of growth of apps and software platforms in India, one of the world’s biggest internet services markets. ........Read more

Govt Approves 12 Private Labs to Conduct Coronavirus Testing. Here's The List

The government on Monday approved a list of 12 private laboratories across five states and a Union Territory to test for the novel coronavirus. The list issued by the central government gives the names and adresses of these laboratories. Of the 12 approved labs, five are in Maharashtra, two each in Haryana and Tamil Nadu, and one each in Delhi, Gujarat and Karnataka. Lal Path Labs, Block E, Section 18, Rohini ........Read more

Coronavirus: US declares national emergency

US President Donald Trump declared a "national emergency" today due to the coronavirus pandemic. He said the action would "open up access to up to $50 billion," which he described as "a large amount of money for states and territories and localities in our shared fight against this disease." Trump also urged states to set up emergency operation centers immediately. He announced on Thursday that the US was suspending travel from countries including France, Italy and other virus-hit nations for 30 days. Trump said today that he's considering adding the UK to the restrictions, and he could take others off the list.........Read more

Coronavirus scare: Priest puts face masks on idols at Varanasi temple

At a time when people are advised to take all precautionary measures to keep coronavirus infection at bay, a priest of a temple in Varanasi has put face masks on deities and appealed the devotees to not touch the idols. "Coronavirus has spread across the country. We have put a mask on Lord Vishwanath to raise awareness about coronavirus. Just like we put clothes on the idols when it is cold and put ACs or fans when it's hot, we have put masks on the deities," temple priest Krishna Anand Pandey said on Monday.........Read more

Coronavirus: PM Modi Not to Participate in Any Holi Gathering This Year

Experts across the world have advised to reduce mass gatherings to avoid the spread of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. Hence, this year I have decided not to participate in any Holi Milan programme, tweeted PM Modi. The coronavirus infections showed signs of receding in China with 38 new fatalities, taking the total number of casualties to 2,981, Chinese health officials have said even as countries grappled to contain the fast-spreading deadly virus that has claimed over 3,100 lives globally.........Read more

Register FIRs Against Three BJP Leaders, Others For Hate Speech, Delhi High Court Tells Police

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday ordered the police to immediately register FIRs three BJP leaders and others who made inflammatory speeches which allegedly led to the violence in Northeast Delhi. The court asked the police to immediately update the court about the order. “Our order is not limited only to hate speech videos of three BJP leaders. FIR should be registered in case of every hate speech,” the court said. The court was hearing a plea seeking lodging of FIRs and arrests of those involved in the ongoing communal violence in parts of northeast Delhi over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. It has left more than 20 people dead and over 180 injured.........Read more

Death toll in northeast Delhi violence rises to 22, CM Kejriwal says situation alarming

While 21 deaths have been reported in Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital, one person died in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, news agency ANI reported. According to GTB Hospital authorities, the number of injured now stands at 189, however, the situation at the hospital "seems to be settling". Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier in the day flagged that the situation has become "alarming" and the Army should be called in as police are "unable to control it". Government sources, however, said that the Army won’t be called. The Centre, however, deployed 800 additional troops in affected areas of Delhi. ........Read more

Not magic, science! Researchers develop system to produce electricity out of thin air

Researchers have achieved the seemingly impossible by producing electricity out of thin air. The remarkable system uses an incredibly thin film of protein nano-wires and a little bit of air, and voila, voltage! Decades ago, scientists discovered an unusual microbe, G. sulfurreducens, which can not only produce magnetite without oxygen, but it can also make bacterial nano-wires that conduct electricity. After years of research and development, the Air-gen was born. The system is quite straightforward and consists of a thin film of protein nanowire just seven micrometers (sometimes known as a microns) thick which is positioned between two electrodes and exposed to the air. For reference, a human hair is roughly 75 microns across, depending on the person. This nanowire film absorbs water vapor present in the atmosphere, thus creating a small electrical charge through the diffusion of protons in the material. ........Read more

Reliance Merges Den, Hathway ISP Businesses With Network18

After Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) restructured all the Reliance-owned digital businesses under one umbrella entity called Jio Platforms, the company is now merging three other firms — Television 18 Broadcast, Hathway Cable and Datacom, and Den Networks with Network18 Media and Investments. After this restructuring, while all the broadcasting business will be operated under Network18, Hathway Cable and Datacom are expected to function as two separate subsidiaries of Network18.........Read more

Shaheen Bagh protesters can't block roads or cause public inconvenience: SC

The apex court issued notices to the Centre, Delhi government and the police on the pleas seeking removal protesters from Shaheen Bagh. “There is a law and people have grievance against it. The matter is pending in court. Despite that some people are protesting. They are entitled to protest,” a bench comprising justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph said. “You cannot block the public roads. There cannot be indefinite period of protest in such an area. if you want to protest, it has to be in an area identified for protest,” the bench said. The bench said it would not pass any direction without hearing the other side and posted the matter for February 17.........Read more

This Amazon parody dating site is hilarious... and also kind of creepy

An Amazon Dating site cropped up this week, and it looks almost exactly like you’d imagine such a site would look like were it actually Bezos’s company making it. Its GUI looks almost exactly like that of Amazon‘s desktop site, with the smorgasbord of products replaced with smiling human faces. It was created by Ani Acopian, Suzy Shinn, Morgan Gruer, and Thinko. The latter is an animation studio that’s done other parody sites before, such as ScamDaddy and WhoPaid99Cents. It’s already a hit on the internet, as you might expect. Someone’s already done an “unboxing” of one of their dates: ........Read more

Fluid Art: The fascinating art of pour painting

You could pour, and maybe even just dump it and trust me there is no single way to do this. You can create mind-blowing and exciting abstract designs that too without knowing anything about painting. The fun part is you don't even know what you are creating, meaning there is no control on what it ends up like. And guess what? You don't need a single paintbrush.........Read more

'WhatsApp Dark Mode' is live, here's how you can enable it on your device

The most awaited WhatsApp update is finally here and you can now enable 'Dark Mode' on your WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned messaging app has been teasing the dark theme for months and the users can now finally use the feature. However, the feature has been made available for beta testing users only. The feature is called ‘Dark’ and is placed in the theme selection interface. The dark mode is easier on the eyes in low-light surroundings and requires lesser battery extending your phone’s battery life. ........Read more

How WWI epic '1917' was filmed to look like one continuous shot

While this has been done before, "1917" presented many new challenges for the filmmakers. One of the earliest examples of a "one shot" film was Alfred Hitchcock's "Rope." A more recent example is "Birdman." "1917" pushes it a step further with its persistent action and the constantly changing terrain. It never uses the same location twice.........Read more

Boeing suffers another failure as spacecraft misses the International Space Station

The spacecraft’s internal clock appears to have become unsynced with the mission plan, and so the Starliner failed to autonomously fire its engines at the correct time to drive it toward the space station. The vehicle was cut off from ground communication at the time thanks to nearby satellites, so it missed a backup transmission of the command. ........Read more

The Best Apps for Solving a Rubik's Cube

A Rubik’s Cube or “magic cube” can be configured over 43 quintillion ways, and every configuration can technically be solved in 20 moves or less. In practice, the most expert human cube solvers usually need more than 40 moves. But these mobile apps can solve it faster—or they can teach you how to solve like an expert. Here are the best ones.........Read more

This internship is offering Rs 1 lakh to sleep 9 hours everyday for 100 days & we're NOT joking!

To grab this internship all you have to do is to prove your love for sleeping to the company. The company, however, has one condition. You cannot use a laptop during 'work' hours. ........Read more

Cognizant to lay off 7,000 employees, shut content moderation business

The decision comes after a few investigations raised questions about the working environment of such moderators and the impact of the work on their mental health. ........Read more

Chinmayanand Harassment Case: Law Student Files Rape Complaint Against Former BJP MP

Trouble mounted for former BJP MP Swami Chinmayanand as the Uttar Pradesh law student who had accused him of sexually harassing her, has approached Delhi police to file a rape complaint against the BJP leader. Reports claimed that the Delhi police has forwarded the case to Uttar Pradesh’s  Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is already investigating the case against the former minister. Speaking to a leading daily, the girl’s father confirmed that she had registered her complaint with Delhi Police, which has been forwarded to the SIT in Shahjahanpur. “We could have registered this complaint to SIT directly, but on the advice of our counsel, we wanted to ensure that a record of this complaint is maintained in Delhi as well. Now, we will go and meet the SIT in Shahjahanpur,” the student’s father told The Times of India. On September 2, the Supreme Court (SC) directed the Uttar Pradesh government to constitute a SIT in the kidnapping and sexual harassment case filed by the law student against former BJP MP, asking the Allahabad High Court to monitor the investigation.........Read more

Judge seeks six months' time from SC to conclude trial in Babri case involving Advani, Joshi

The special judge, in a letter written in May, has informed the top court that he is due to superannuate on September 30, 2019. BJP veteran LK Advani (File|PTI) A special judge holding the trial in Babri Masjid demolition case, involving BJP veterans L K Advani, M M Joshi and others, Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking six more months to conclude the trial in the case. The special judge, in a letter written in May, has informed the top court that he is due to superannuate on September 30, 2019. The matter came up for hearing on Monday before a bench headed by Justice R F Nariman, which asked the Uttar Pradesh government to apprise it by July 19 about a mechanism by which the tenure of the special judge could be extended till he delivered the verdict in the high profile case. On April 19, 2017, the top court had ordered a day-to-day trial to be concluded in two years in the case. ........Read more

Hurriyat forms panel to facilitate return of Kashmiri Pandits

In a first, the All Party Hurriyat Conference has initiated a formal process to facilitate the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley after a group of Pandits held meetings with the separatist conglomerate here. The APHC formed a committee on Thursday to initiate the process after the second round of consultation between Kashmiri Pandits and Hurriyat leaders. A team of Kashmiri Pandits, led by Satish Mahaldar, met Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other leaders at the Hurriyat office in Srinagar’s Rajbagh. While the team met Mirwaiz at his residence last month, it is for the first time that a Pandit group has set foot in the Hurriyat office. “This was our second meeting. We first met on the day of Mela Khirbhawani,” Mirwaiz told The Indian Express. “We have agreed to take forward the initiative and facilitate the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley. We have formed a committee to take forward this process.”........Read more

Draft law seeks 10-year jail, fine of Rs 5 lakh for attacks on doctors

The draft Protection of Medical Service Persons and Medical Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage or Loss of Property) Act, 2017 proposes a ten-year jail term and a Rs 5-lakh fine for violence against doctors. The IMA is currently seeking a seven-year jail term for the offence. The draft law was submitted by the IMA to the Ministry in 2017 — it had demanded a central law for the protection of doctors, and has raised it again in the wake of the NRS Medical College and Hospital incident in Kolkata........Read more

Exams For Company Directors In PM Modi's Corporate Clean-Up Plan

Narendra Modi, who recently won a second term as India's prime minister, is looking to overhaul the nation's corporate governance system that allowed a string of frauds to mar his first stint in office. Independent directors on company boards will soon have to clear an exam before they can be appointed,........Read more

Aspiring kingmaker KCR hits mute on federal front after exit polls project clear NDA win

A little after exit polls projected an easy win for his party in Telangana and the ruling NDA in Delhi on Sunday evening, K Chandrasekhar Rao summoned his team of senior Telangana Rashtra Samithi, or TRS, leaders in state capital Hyderabad. Exit polls had projected that the TRS he had founded would sweep the elections, cornering 13-14 of Telangana’s 17 seats in the Lok Sabha.........Read more

Election Commission fears post-poll violence in Andhra Pradesh

Anticipating violence after election results are declared on May 23, irrespective of whichever party wins in the politically charged state of Andhra Pradesh, the Election Commission will be dispatching 1,000 personnel of the Central paramilitary forces who will work with the state police force to deal with any outbreaks of violence.........Read more

'Leave my country alone': SL President tells Islamic State

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said a foreign mastermind may have planned the Easter Sunday bombings, claimed by Islamic State, telling the militant group to “leave my country alone”. Sirisena also warned it may be possible Islamic State had launched a “new strategy” by targeting smaller countries.........Read more

Militants Take Minor Hostage as Encounter Breaks Out in Kashmir’s Bandipora, One Captive Freed

Militants have taken a minor hostage in the Hajin area of Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir after they were trapped by security forces following a search and cordon operation. ........Read more

Sardar Singh named in Olympic Council of Asia's Standing Committee

Former India hockey skipper Sardar Singh was named a member in the Standing Committee of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) during the 38th General Assembly in Bangkok in early March. The panel, of which Sardar is a member of, will have 10 members and are nominated for four years from 2019 to 2023.........Read more

Beware! SBI warns customers of WhatsApp scam

The country's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) is cautioning its account holders about the circulation of suspicious messages via WhatsApp and social media which may trick them into sharing sensitive account details.........Read more

AgustaWestland accused Rajeev Saxena likely to turn approver

Rajeev Saxena, one of the accused in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland money laundering case, is willing to become an approver. His counsel sought bail on medical grounds, saying that he is suffering from "advanced-stage leukaemia".........Read more

Jassi Sidhu honour killing: Canada extradites mother, uncle to India after 19 years

Nineteen years after 25-year-old Jaswinder Sidhu became the victim of honour killing, her mother and uncle, sought for trial in the case, have finally been extradited to India. ........Read more

ED Files Money Laundering Case Against Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav in Mining Scam

The ED registered a money laundering case in connection with alleged illegal mining in UP. The case is based on a CBI FIR to probe the role of State Mining Ministers, including former UP Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav during 2012-16.........Read more

UIDAI cautions schools not to insist on Aadhaar for admission

Aadhaar issuing body UIDAI has asserted that schools cannot make the 12-digit biometric identifier a pre-condition for student admission and warned that doing so will be against the recent order of the Supreme Court. ........Read more

How 52 Tribals And Dalits Were Sexually Harassed, Held Captive for 3 Years in Karnataka

52 Dalit and tribal persons, including 16 women and 4 children, were “enslaved” in a heavily guarded, small shed and forced to work as labourers for 19 hours a day without wages across Karnataka for more than 3 years.........Read more

Ukraine to vote on martial law after Russia seizes boats in Kerch Strait

Ukrainian lawmakers were set to vote Monday on whether to implement martial law after Russia seized three Ukrainian navy ships in a key waterway that holds strategic importance for both countries. An emergency UN Security Council meeting will be convened Monday to discuss the issue.........Read more

Tata Group in talks to buy a majority stake in Jet Airways: Report

Tata Group is in talks to buy a majority stake in beleaguered carrier Jet Airways and its loyalty programme. Tata already owns two airline ventures in India - full-service carrier Vistara, in partnership with Singapore Airlines and AirAsia India, along with AirAsia Berhad. Tata aims to merge Jet with Vistara.........Read more

Facebook to demote links of websites republishing stolen content

Facebook has updated its policy for the News Feed where links from websites promoting stolen content will be demoted. The target for the social network is to push interesting stories to users over posts which are not relevant.........Read more

Global internet shutdown likely over next 48 hours

Internet users across the globe may experience widespread network failures as the key domain servers are slated to undergo routine maintenance over the next 48 hours. The ICANN will carry out maintenance work during this time period by changing the cryptographic key that helps protect the internet’s address book or the DNS. ........Read more

‘Smart TV kit’ bundling Google Home Mini and third-gen Chromecast leaks on Reddit

Yet another Google product has leaked before the company’s October 9th Pixel event, and this time, it’s a Smart TV kit that bundles a Google Home Mini and the new, unannounced third-generation Chromecast.........Read more

In huge snub to Pakistan, Sushma Swaraj leaves SAARC foreign ministers meeting mid-way

In a huge snub to Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left a meeting of the SAARC foreign ministers early, which was attended by her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi amidst fresh chill in bilateral ties. ........Read more

Humans have been making cheese for over 7,200 years, reveals study

Cheese and cheesemaking as a skill have been around for over 7,200 years, a new find in Croatia along the Dalmatian coast has found. Fatty residues and fermented diary were found in ancient pottery which points out to yoghurt and possibly soft cheese.........Read more

Very heavy rain alert: Himachal shuts schools; Uttarakhand asks people to move

Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are on alert following the weather office warning of ‘very heavy rainfall’ in the area for the next two days. The Himachal government ordered the closure of all educational institutions in Kangra and Mandi districts following the alert.........Read more

Massive missile attack launched near presidential palace in Kabul

At least a dozen missiles have been fired in Kabul, targeting the diplomatic zone and landing near the presidential palace. The attack came as President Ashraf Ghani was speaking at an Eid prayer ceremony.........Read more

Eating radish may prevent heart disease, stroke

The findings by Japanese scientists showed that compounds found in the radish could help protect coronary blood vessels and potentially prevent heart disease and stroke. Radishes are good sources of antioxidants and reportedly can reduce high blood pressure and the threat of clots.........Read more

"See, He Looks Fine": Photo Of Mob Victim Puts Rajasthan Cops In A Spot

A photograph of Rakbar Khan, the man who died in Rajasthan's Alwar allegedly after being beaten up by cow vigilantes -- sitting upright inside a police car has raised further questions about the role of the police in the attack.........Read more

Maharashtra Businessman Secured Rs 5400 Crore Loans in Name of Farmers

Ratnakar Gutte, promoter of the Gangakhed Sugar and Energy Limited in the state's Parbhani district had allegedly secured loans worth over Rs 5400 crore on the basis of fake documents made in the name of farmers, said NCP leader Dhananjay Munde.........Read more

'They threatened to kill me': Tharoor says BJP workers attacked his office over 'Hindu Pakistan' remark

Senior Congress leader and MP Shashi Tharoor claimed that his constituency office in Thiruvananthapuram was attacked by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists over his 'Hindu Pakistan' comment.........Read more

BJP-Shiv Sena pact for Lok Sabha polls on course

BJP and Shiv Sena agreed in principle to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections together at the meeting between their chiefs, Amit Shah and Uddhav Thackeray + , on Wednesday, but the discussion at Matoshree remained inconclusive due to lack of consensus over sharing of seats for the Maharashtra assembly polls.........Read more

India cuts Monsanto’s royalty by 20%; is another row in making between India, US?

The government will reduce the royalties paid by the local seed companies to the US-based company’s genetically modified (GM) cotton seed for its genetically modified (GM) cotton by 20.4 percent.........Read more

Meet the leaders charged with stoking Pune violence: Physics gold medallist, ex-corporator

Sambhaji Bhide, a gold medallist in physics, and Milind Ekbote were booked for January 1 violence at Koregaon Bhima that left a man dead and angered Dalits, who on Wednesday called a Maharashtra bandh.........Read more

MIT researchers develop universal algorithm to provide origami designs for any 3D shape

Erik Demaine, an MIT professor and Tomohiro Tachi of the University of Tokyo have developed an algorithm that can determine how to fold a piece of paper into any 3D shape. The new algorithm is an advance version of an approach described by Demaine in a scientific paper in 1999. The algorithm will be implemented in an updated version of Origamizer, a free software for generating origami patterns first released by Tachi in 2008.........Read more

ICC Champions Trophy: Mohammad Azharuddin Takes A Dig At Yuvraj Singh Ahead Of Pakistan Clash

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Thursday minced no words as he described the role of star batsman Yuvraj Singh ahead of the team's opening Champions Trophy clash against Pakistan. Speaking at a cricket conclave, Azhar said the Yuvraj and Mahendra Singh Dhoni were no longer the same finishers they were a few years back.........Read more

Uttar Pradesh poll sweep scares China; predicts a bigger, tougher Modi

Stunning victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections has spread fear in the Chinese establishment. China now sees Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a harder nut to crack. ........Read more

Now, fake Rs. 2,000 notes turn up like a bad penny

In the four months since the government scrapped the old ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes, fake the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the police have detected fake ₹2,000 with a face value of ₹66 lakh across the country.........Read more

Meet the Class 10 student who developed a device to predict ‘silent’ heart attacks

The skin patch invented by Akash has to be attached to the wrist or the back of the ear and it will release a small ‘positive’ electrical impulse, which will attract the negatively charged protein released by the heart to signal a heart attack. If the quantity of this protein – FABP3 -- is high, the person must seek immediate medical attention.........Read more

Spent lifetime trying to win medals, called illiterate in a moment: Mahavir Phogat slams Javed Akhtar

Mahavir Phogat wasn’t too happy with Javed Akhtar’s tweet either. An obviously emotional Phogat wrote on Twitter, “I spent a lifetime trying to win medals for this country, and they didn’t spare a moment to call me illiterate. There’s no man more knowledgeable than the one who has dedicated his life to the nation. Jai Hind."........Read more

This Is The New Ferrari J50!

Ferrari has unveiled a spectacular limited edition supercar, the J50 to celebrate its 50th anniversary in Japan. The mid engines supercar will be limited to just 10 units and will be custom crafted according to every owner's individual tastes. The J50 was unveiled at a special celebration that was held at the National Art Centre in Tokyo.........Read more

Amazon Go: A smart grocery store which lets you ‘shoplift’ legally

Amazon Go is a grocery store which lets its customers the option to shop without any queues or the need for checkout, just grab and go. Amazon Go is a big retail space situated in Seattle, the company’s own area, where shoppers can grab the things that they need and leave. They get charged for the items bought from their Amazon accounts, later. The store works in a way that it uses sensors and computer vision to detect the things that you take out of there. When you enter the shop, you just have to scan an app.........Read more

Renault Lodgy Stepway Range Goes On Sale In India; Prices Start At Rs. 9.43 Lakh

Renault Lodgy's Stepway Edition recently went on sale in India with prices starting at Rs. 9.43 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The enhanced version of the MPV now comes with 16 enhancements to the exterior and interior.........Read more

How an army of vulnerable gadgets took down the web today

At some point this morning, one of the US’s critical internet infrastructure players was hit with a staggering distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that has taken out huge swaths of the web............Read more

Bigg Boss 'godman' Swami Omji Maharaj accused of hoarding weapons

Controversial godman, Swami Omji Maharaj who is a contestant in the reality show Bigg Boss 10 is also allegedly an arms hoarder who has been slapped with cases under the Arms Act, TADA.........Read more

Indians are drinking so much scotch it's driving global sales

Scotch whisky exports rose 3.1 percent in the first six months of 2016, driven by booming demand in India, a market that whisky's trade body says should be a top trade priority for Britain as it navigates its exit from the European Union.........Read more

Is Infosys facing a leadership crisis?

Is Vishal Sikka finding it difficult to build a stable senior management team at Infosys Ltd? That’s the question being asked by some executives within the company as the CEO grapples with the challenge of identifying leaders who can head independent units.........Read more

Why MANGO is a 'superfood' -It prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes'

Oklahoma State University researchers found the specific bacteria in the intestinal tract may play a role in obesity and obesity-related complications, such as type 2 diabetes.........Read more

Flipkart Is Most Preferred Brand; Snapdeal Is Fastest In Delivery; What’s Up Amazon?

Flipkart has emerged as India’s most preferred ecommerce brand in a recent E-tailing Leadership Index (ELI) conducted by research firm RedSeer Consulting. ELI is a comprehensive assessment of ...........Read more

Reliance Capital to expand customer base to 50 million: Anil Ambani

Embarking on a major expansion plan, Reliance Capital plans to increase customer base to 50 million from 20 million along with a fivefold expansion of reach to 25,000 cities and towns over the next 3-5 years, Chairman Anil Ambani has said.........Read more

Man who claims he is world's oldest at age 145 says he is ready to die

Indonesian man Mbah Gotho, who is 145 years old (main), has insisted he has been through it all and would not mind passing now. After all, he has had a grave headstone ready since 1992.........Read more

Swamy targets GSTN again, to write to Amit Shah, BJP CMs

Sharpening his attack against GSTN, the company set up to create IT backbone for GST rollout, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy today said he will write to party president Amit Shah and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states to oppose its structure.........Read more

The great train robbery: Banks and Railways stupid

Former DGP R. Nataraj pointed out that the thieves took their own time cutting open the roof.........Read more

Rajnath's comments in RS: 10 key points

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday thanked the Rajya Sabha for its united stand against terrorism. His remarks came after MPs from many Opposition parties strongly criticized the protests staged in Pakistan against his visit. They also criticized the Pakistan's government's decision to black out the Indian media during the Home Minister's speech at the SAARC summit in Islamabad. Here are ten things the Home Minister said in Parliament.........Read more

Haryana Has No Control Over SAI Centre: Anil Vij

Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij on Wednesady claimed the state government had no control over the activities of the SAI centre at Rai in Sonipat even as the state police has been asked to complete its probe into the doping scandal surrounding wrestler Narsingh Yadav.........Read more

On Kejriwal's watch, minister makes daughter in-charge of mohalla clinics! -

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is once again landing in a controversy. His health minister Satyendra Jain’s daughter Soumya Jain has been made in charge of AAP government’s ambitious project mohalla clinic. She is looking after the management ........Read more

300 Indians stranded in Juba as civil war reignites

At least 300 Indians have been left stranded as one of Africa’s oldest civil wars reignited on July 7 in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Twitter that........Read more

Euro 2016 final offers Ronaldo chance to overshadow Messi as greatest

For so much of Cristiano Ronaldo’s glittering career, he has battled Lionel Messi, often unsuccessfully, to be considered the greatest player in the world.........Read more

How Sexual Harassment Has Scarred Women In India's Garment Industry

In a room in Kapasera, at the southern edge of Delhi, we meet Navitha, and Geeta. They came as 1000s of other women to seek livelihood in India's booming garment industry, supplying the world's best known brands: Gap, Banana Republic, H........Read more

Tata Steel halts UK asset sale process on Brexit concern

Tata Steel, whose board will meet on Friday, may postpone the sale until clarity emerges in the UK political landscape shaken by the Brexit vote........Read more

Centre withdraws UPA-era plea, AMU could lose minority tag

The Centre withdrew on Wednesday an appeal filed in the Supreme Court by the previous Congress-led government that had sought to retain the minority tag for the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).........Read more

Bamboo woman shows the way

Rahima Khatun comes from the impoverished rural area of Tezpur in central Assam and till a decade back didn't know how she could become self-reliant. The only thing she knew apart from doing household work was to make small baskets out of bamboo. But that was not generating sufficient revenue for her. Since in rural areas of Assam, every other woman can make a basket out of bamboo.........Read more

Defence Ministry Nod to Buy 145 Ultra Light Howitzers from US

The US had responded with a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) and today DAC looked into the terms and conditions and approved it.........Read more

Ratan Tata’s aviation ambitions a step closer as India opens up

Officially at least, Ratan Tata, patriarch of one of India’s wealthiest business families, retired in late 2012. In reality, he has been a driving force behind Tata’s bet on airlines and a rare public campaign to open up the booming aviation sector.........Read more

Uber looks to have its own payment wallet in India

Uber services are available in 27 cities and the figure may go up to 50 in the current year. App-based taxi aggregator Uber is keeping its options open to have its own payment wallet in India despite its current collaboration with Paytm that allows........Read more

Why Nobody Will Steal Your Shitty Startup Idea

Because nobody cares. Because an idea is 1% and execution is 99%. Because the same idea executed by different people will lead to totally different products/businesses. Becau...........Read more

Maruti in top gear: Ciaz and Baleno turning up heat on rivals, Vitara Brezza also in strong demand

Kalsi said the mild hybrid technology helped keep interest strong, however, the sales of Ciaz recorded the lowest growth in May to the previous two months.........Read more

North Korea’s test launch of ballistic missile fails: South Korean officials

Despite being banned by the UN from using any ballistic missile technology, North Korea regularly tests short-range missiles off its east coast.........Read more

Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has rejected Beijing’s call to prevent the practice of Islam in China - Times of India

At a recently held ‘Second National Conference on Religion’ in the Chinese capital, President Xi Jinping cautioned citizens to be vigilant against Islamic tendencies.........Read more

Respect Pak's sovereignty but will target terrorists: US

The US respects Pakistan's sovereignty but will carry out strikes to eliminate terrorists who are targeting its forces, the Obama Administration said today as Islamabad expressed concern over the drone strike by American forces on its territory to kill Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour.........Read more

Mercury Is About To Pass In Front Of The Sun, And It Should Be Incredible To Watch

It happens around 13 times a century: From our perspective, Mercury - the smallest planet in our solar system - will pass in front of the sun. Most of the world, including the United States, on Monday will be able to see the planet as a tiny black dot passing slowly in front of its host star. You shouldn't stare directly into the sun (ouch), but by watching online or using a telescope with a special filter, you can see Mercury in all its tiny glory.........Read more

Hacker trades millions of Gmail, Yahoo mail logins for just $1 - Times of India

The discovery of 272.3 million stolen accounts included a majority of users of, Russia's most popular email service, and smaller fractions of Google, Yahoo and Microsoft email users, said Alex Holden, founder and chief information security officer of Hold Security.........Read more

Even as Agusta fire rages, government puts UPAs Rafale deal under scanner

Sources in the Defence Ministry told India Today that a probe has been ordered into the previous acquisition of Pilatus Aircraft and MMRCA deal (Rafale jet deal) finalised during the Congress-led UPA-2 regime.........Read more