• Making headlines is not our job: Virat Kohli
    Published Date : 17-Feb-2018 8:50:54IST

    Following India’s 5-1 series victory over South Africa, India captain Virat Kohli hit back at reporters who had criticised the team post their Test series loss. Responding to a query on whether the win was India’s biggest overseas, Virat said, “Our job is not to get any tags or create headlines, our job is to play cricket…what we did perfectly.”

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  • Dravid receives ₹2.4 crore as salary for 6 months
    Published Date : 08-Feb-2018 3:43:33IST

    India’s World Cup-winning Under-19 head coach Rahul Dravid was paid ₹2.4 crore by the BCCI for a 6-month period that ended on December 31, 2017. Recently, Dravid was also awarded a ₹50-lakh cash prize after India won a record fourth Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Further, retired left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra was granted a one-time benefit of ₹60 lakh.

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  • Apple CEO doesn’t want his nephew on a social network
    Published Date : 31-Jan-2018 8:57:33IST

    Speaking at a school in England recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he didn’t want his nephew to use social media, according to The Guardian. He also argued that the use of tech in schools should be limited. “I don’t have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on,” Cook said. “There are some things that I won’t allow; I don’t want them on a social network.” He continued: “I don’t believe in overuse [of technology]. I’m not a person that says we’ve achieved success if you’re using it all the time … I don’t subscribe to that at all.”

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  • India becomes world’s 6th wealthiest country
    Published Date : 30-Jan-2018 11:29:34IST

    India has secured the sixth position in the list of world’s wealthiest countries with total wealth of USD 8,230 billion, says a report by New World Wealth. USA has ranked No.1 with the total wealth held in 2017 amounting to USD 64,584 billion, followed by China with USD 24,803 billion and Japan at No.3 with USD 19,522 billion. United Kingdom (4th, USD 9,919 billion), Germany (5th, USD 9,660 billion), France (7th, USD 6,649 billion), Canada (8th, USD 6,393 billion), Australia (9th, USD 6,142 billion) and Italy (10th, USD 4,276 billion).

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  • Airlines may charge 30% of fare for Wi-Fi
    Published Date : 23-Jan-2018 7:22:51IST

    Passengers flying over India may soon be able to surf the internet on board a flight but may have to shell out at least 20-30% of the fare. The charges for net connection might range from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 for 30 minutes to an hour as per international standards, making in-flight data connectivity too expensive for passengers and airlines in the domestic sector.

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  • Lanka lifts ban on women buying, selling alcohol
    Published Date : 13-Jan-2018 7:19:24IST

    Sri Lanka has revoked a 38-year ban on selling alcohol to women and employing them in places where the brews are produced and sold. The finance ministry says minister Mangala Samaraweera signed the notification revoking the ban to restore gender equality and promote tourism. The ban had been in force since 1979, but many businesses had employed women to sell and serve alcohol and sold alcohol to them inspite of the ban.

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  • Most who try one cigarette become daily smokers
    Published Date : 11-Jan-2018 7:16:16IST

    Over two-thirds of people who try their first cigarette go on to become daily smokers, at least temporarily, a study suggests. The finding from over 2,15,000 survey respondents provides support for prioritising efforts to reduce cigarette experimentation among adolescents, researchers said. “This is the first time that the remarkable hold that cigarettes can establish after a single experience has been documented from such a large set of data,” said Professor Peter Hajek from Queen Mary University of London.

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  • Woman goes topless as couple attempt to rob Uber driver
    Published Date : 10-Jan-2018 3:18:49IST

    A US couple has been accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver the woman distracted by being topless. The police said the 22-year-old woman tried kissing the driver whose service she had recently used. When she let go, her partner brandished a knife and told the driver to hand over his money but he refused and managed to escape.

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  • Kohli becomes most expensive player in IPL history
    Published Date : 04-Jan-2018 9:01:41IST

    Virat Kohli was retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore for ₹17 crore for IPL 2018, making him the most expensive player in IPL history. Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians) and MS Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings) were retained for ₹15 crore each, the second-highest retention amount. Australians David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) and Steve Smith (Rajasthan Royals) were retained for ₹12 crore each.

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  • Power star gets a feel of politician’s power
    Published Date : 02-Jan-2018 2:37:24IST

    Pawan Kalyan must have tasted the power of political power the hard way. On the New Year Day, he went to meet KCR. Whether he had a prior appointment or did he feel that KCR will come calling hearing his name, no one knows. But, KCR was away and came a cool one hour later. Till that time, Pawan had to wait in the guest room, during which time he had tea twice. Then KCR came and spoke to him for some time, before seeing him off. Pawan must know politics is a different ballgame.

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  • I read books to get rid of match pressure: Mithali Raj
    Published Date : 02-Jan-2018 8:51:11IST

    India Women’s cricket captain Mithali says she reads books to get rid of match pressure. “When you are on the field, and everyone is looking up to you and the entire team to bring back the trophy, (then) it is not just about the game. So, it is necessary for us to stay focussed… and we all have our own ways to ensure we give our best on the field,” Mithali said on TV show. “I read books to get rid of pressure during a match. It does help me to keep calm and encourage a good performance,” she added.

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  • Post It but WhatsApp too
    Published Date : 02-Jan-2018 7:42:06IST

    While India Post boasts that people are writing letters again, those who write letters are less than pleased. Apparently, letter-writers say the once-reliable service is no longer that. So, they have started clicking an image of the letter they are mailing so that if it gets ‘lost in transit’, the picture can act as a token and the same message can be conveyed electronically.

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  • Discounts for the Mr & Mrs
    Published Date : 02-Jan-2018 7:36:29IST

    A pic of newlyweds Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma shopping for clothes at a discount store in Cape Town has triggered the funny bone of many netizens. Shared by a fan, the couple’s pic has led to jokes about sales being irresistible no matter how many millions you have. Virat and Anushka are currently together in South Africa ringing in New Year’s celebration.

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  • #TimeTravel: Flights take off in 2018, land in 2017
    Published Date : 02-Jan-2018 7:20:22IST

    Aeroplanes were seemingly travelling back in time on Monday, taking off in 2018 and landing in 2017, thanks to time differences around the globe. A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Auckland to Honolulu departed five minutes past midnight on New Year’s Day to land at 10.16 am on December 31. The anomaly was noticed by US journalist Sam Sweeney on Twitter. “Hawaiian Airlines flight 446 took off in 2018 and will land in 2017. #timetravel.” Similarly, there were other planes which “travelled back in time”.

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  • Cricket in my blood, not tough to switch post wedding: Virat
    Published Date : 27-Dec-2017 10:20:18IST

    Ahead of India’s tour of South Africa, newly married India captain Virat Kohli has said cricket is in his blood and it is not difficult for him to switch back to it post wedding. “I was away for something which was much more important…but I had been training,” he added. “Mentally, I am very well prepared,” he further said.

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