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  1. PM Narendra Modi , in order to contain Coronavirus outbreak in the country, decided to impose a lockdown for 21 days which will end on April 14. After he announced the lockdown, rumours started to afloat that it might be extended till June. But, Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba has now put rest to all the rumours and said the Centre does not have any plan to extend the nation-wide lockdown. Press Information Bureau has also confirmed the news on Twitter and wrote, âAlert: There are rumours & media reports, claiming that the Government will extend the #Lockdown21 when it expires. The Cabinet Secretary has denied these reports, and stated that they are baseless.â Alert : There are rumours & media reports, claiming that the Government will extend the #Lockdown21 when it expires. The Cabinet Secretary has denied these reports, and stated that they are baseless#PIBFactCheck#lockdownindia #coronaupdatesindia #IndiaFightsCorona â PIB India ð®ð³ #StayHome #StaySafe (@PIB_India) March 30, 2020 Just after the tweet started to garner attention, people were quick to react on the social media platform and asked if India would again be a safe place after 21 days of lockdown and interestingly, people are in favour of extending the lockdown because they have started to understand the dire consequences of this contagious virus. Okay so after 14th april, the virus will disappear.. Wow.. â Prasad (@Prasad67243445) March 30, 2020And why do you think the lockdown should be removed ? Will India be a safe place again in 21 days ? â C Rahul (@bitsapien_log) March 30, 2020 Why anticipate what is there in future from now? Though we have to be prepared for the worst. â दादाà¤à¥ (@HammerH58848716) March 30, 2020 Unless the issue is under control the lock down is required otherwise things could look very bad. â Rajdeep Basu (@raj_1403) March 30, 2020 To contain the virus lockdown is necessary! So this is a fact that it may get extended by months! pic.twitter.com/swPG3zKWd3 â Singay (@Singay20) March 30, 2020 if things are not in controll after the expiry of this lockdown period,GOI should extend the lockdown period. it is the only remedy that has controlled the spread of corona in India so far â Sheikh Yasir (@iamya45) March 30, 2020 I feel extension of Lockdown is inevitable. Look at this graph. dis #lockdown21 is not going to give any major result. Minimum lockdown need to be of 49 days. BTW @realDonaldTrump has extended Social distancing measures upto April 30 2020 that is enough for us to know #covid19 pic.twitter.com/5rWu917YCo â Nishant Upadhyay (@lexkareaus) March 30, 2020 The lockdown MUST be extended! â AriB (@ummagummaAB) March 30, 2020 Seeing the situation as of today, itâs still very important that the government should take their decision considering the safety of the countrymen. On Monday morning there were reports of 130 new cases which were freshly reported. Itâs surely a worrying sign and all the precautionary measures should be taken. Well, more cases are expected after thousands of daily wage workers crossed the Delhi border to go back to their villages. So far, India has recorded over 1,100 coronavirus cases with the death toll crossing 25. Worldwide, coronavirus has claimed over 30,000 lives Letâs see what PM Narendra Modi decides on April 14. View the full article
  2. One of Indiaâs biggest threats when it comes to fighting the Coronavirus pandemic in the subcontinent, is the countryâs low COVID-19 testing numbers. Even as the Director-General of the WHO advised all the affected countries to âtest, test, testâ on every other citizen, India has only been testing people with foreign travel history or those who have been exposed to confirmed Coronavirus patients. The major reason why weâre facing this situation is that India has limited testing facilities. Or so was the case until very recently. Because now, a Pune-based virologist named Minal Dakhave Bhosale has successfully developed Indiaâs first, low-cost COVID-19 testing kit which is being hailed as a game-changer for Indiaâs fight against Coronavirus. Who Is Minal Dakhabe Bhosale © Twitter Minal is a virologist who works with a Pune-based molecular diagnostics company named Mylab Discovery Solutions as their Research and Development Chief. Reportedly, Minal was eight months pregnant and had just come home from a pregnancy-related complication when she took up the project to create the first âmade in Indiaâ coronavirus testing kit - âPatho Detectâ. Minal was heading a 10-member team and handled major proceedings remotely from home since February this year. She, along with her dedicated team, worked non-stop to develop the testing kit in a record six weeksâ time, given the countryâs growing need to test more people for the Coronavirus infection. © Twitter Minal submitted the fully-finished kit for evaluation at the National Institute of Virology in Pune on 18th March. And as fate would have it, the very next day she gave birth to her daughter through C-section. But even an hour before she was to leave for the hospital, Minal submitted her proposal to the Indian FDA and CDSCO seeking commercial approval. She got it all right in the first go, got the necessary clearances and gave India a much-needed weapon to fight Coronavirus. What Makes This Testing Special © BCCL - LinkedIN Not only has this development come as a ray of hope for Indians, the kit developed by Minal and her team also comes with its own salient features that make it invaluable. This COVID-19 testing kit can reportedly test 100 samples per kit and would cost one-fourth the price at Rs 1,200 as opposed to Rs 4,500 imported testing kits cost. Thatâs not all. Indiaâs COVID-19 testing kit is capable of giving correct diagnostic results in just two and a half hours as opposed to the six or seven hours imported test kits take. Whatâs more, the kit can also indicate potentially positive cases among asymptomatic patients What This Means © BCCL The first few batches of kits developed by Minal and her team have already been sent out to diagnostic laboratories in major Indian cities. The director of the manufacturing company of the COVID-19 kits, Mylab Discovery, told BBC that the company can supply up to 100,000 kits in a week and push it up to 200,000 if needed. This week will see more kits reaching many other labs and take-up Indiaâs much-needed testing numbers higher. Talking about the feat, Minal told BBC, "It was an emergency, so I took this on as a challenge. I have to serve my nation." Given the dire need to scale up the number of random testing of Coronavirus in India, 'Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit' can not only help with early diagnosis but also help bring down the number of fatalities in the process. Kudos to Minal Bhosale and her team for their terrific work! View the full article
  3. Whenever you talk about the biggest rivalries in the game of cricket, the thought of India and Pakistan definitely enters your mind. Even though in the modern era, players from both teams have downplayed the feeling of playing against each other, these five incidents from the past will surely make you feel differently. Here are the five biggest fights from the epic rivalry between the cricket teams of India and Pakistan that were captured on camera: 1. Ishant Sharma Vs Kamran Akmal, 2012: Probably the mildest altercation to make the cut, the battle of words between Indian pacer Ishant Sharma and Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal started a delivery after the former survived getting dismissed on a no-ball. A 5â6ââ tall Akmal held his ground when a 6â4ââ giant Sharma walked right to his face and started a war of words. Suresh Raina tried to get the two athletes away from each other but Ishant went right back at it after taking a few steps back. The situation got so out of hand that the umpire had to step in and Yuvraj Singh, out of all others, had to push Ishant away in a playful manner. While Akmal was fined 5% of his match fee, Sharma was found guilty of initiating the spat and was therefore charged 15%. 2. Harbhajan Singh Vs Shoaib Akhtar, 2010: The Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan turned out to be the source of two eyebrow-raising moments. First was between Gautam Gambhir and Kamran Akmal which led to the Indian batsman hitting an angry 83 off 97 deliveries to give his side a good start to the chase. But the moment that stood out even more, was when Harbhajan Singh took over after Suresh Rainaâs dismissal and played a brilliant innings to lead India to victory with a six in the final over. The reason which led to Bhajji playing with a spark was Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtarâs attempt at sledging him in the second last over. After Raina was gone and Parveen Kumar, a tailender, was Singhâs partner, Akhtar once again tried to irk him with a few taunts and ânot so pleasantâ words. Harbhajan set the record straight with a powerful maximum on the second last ball of the match. 3. Gautam Gambhir Vs Shahid Afridi, 2007: Gautam Gambhir was one feisty cricketer, wasnât he? Even before his altercation with Akmal, Gambhir found himself a suited feud partner in Pakistani all-rounder, Shahid Afridi during an ODI match in Kanpur. This is how the fight unfolded: Gambhir hit Afridi for a four, after which the latter started running his mouth and the former retaliated with equal friendliness. On the next ball, Gambhir ran for a single and collided with Afridi who was standing in his way. This led to a second more serious argument, which disrupted the flow of the game and on-field umpire Ian Gould had to step in. Upon further inspection after the match, both Gambhir and Afridi were fined 65% and 95% of their respective match fees on the accounts of "conduct unbecoming to their status which could bring them or the game of cricket into disrepute" and "inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play." 4. Kiran More vs Javed Miandad, 1992 This incident was more of a Grade-A trash-talking and sledging which took place way back in 1992 when India and Pakistan were playing each other in the World Cup match. By Moreâs own admission, he hid his face with his wicket-keeping gloves and kept talking to Javed Miandad from behind the stumps. An irritated Miandad first complained to the on-field umpire about the same but More simply shot down the allegations. Soon after, Miandad wanted to take a single but was stopped by his partner in his way and had to get back to his crease. By the time, More received the ball and tried to run him out while jumping in the air. Miandad instantly started jumping in the air to mimic him. The two became really good friends after this incident. The image of the Pakistani batsman jumping animatedly while More just stood there not knowing how to react will continue to be one of the fondest memories of the India-Pakistan rivalry. 5. Venkatesh Prasad vs Aamir Sohail, 1996 And finally, the big one. The World Cup 1996 knockout match between India and Pakistan which had all the ingredients for cooking up an instant classic. There was controversy, excellent batting by both sides, and even a riot taking place not two steps away from the venue, Bangaloreâs M Chinnaswamy Stadium. After Pakistani opener Saeed Anwar lost his wicket with Pakistanâs score at 84, Aamir Sohail held the fort and how. With 9 fours and 1 six, he reached the half-century mark in less than 50 balls and felt like spicing things up a bit. After smashing his 9th four off a Venkatesh Prasad delivery, he signalled towards the bowler and asked him to go get it from the line. The delivery that followed, completely stunned the batter who got clean bowled with the stump completely ripping off the ground and laying flat on the surface. Even then, Sohail didnât give up his arrogance. With zero emotions on his face, he walked straight to the pavilion while gesturing his half-century towards the crowd. View the full article
  4. Mass evacuations are nothing new for Indiaâs flag carrier airline. Way back in 1990, Air India helped save over 100,000 lives by coordinating the Gulf War evacuation, a mass-scale effort that lasted 59 days and cemented the airline in record books and even the silver screen in 2016âs Airlift. Medical evacuations are quite a different ballgame, however. Earlier this February, flights 1348 and 1349 from Wuhan to Delhi marked a major achievement for Air India, as it successfully planned and executed its first ever medical evacuation across the airlineâs 73-year history. Hereâs how it went down, and how Air India plans to conduct itâs next coronavirus mission to and from Tel Aviv, Israel. The Game Plan © Reuters Caption:The aircraft used to carry the mission out were a pair of Boeing 747s, staffed by 15 cabin crew members and two sets of pilots. Presiding over the Wuhan mission and present on both flights was Captain Amitabh Singh, Director of Operations, Air India - the very man behind wartime evacuations from Iraq, Jordan & Kuwait. Despite having barely a day to rescue 647 stranded Indians, Singh was confident in the capabilities of his 20-man team. "Fortunately,â remarked Singh, âsince Air India has always been involved in a lot of evacuations, we have a team that is always ready and we just had to pick up the phone and tell the team that this is the operation." The first challenge came as a result of the Chinese authoritiesâ airport schedule, which forced Air India to plan for an 8PM CST landing - meaning that time was of the essence for the departure crew in Delhi. âBoth the flights left Delhi at 12.50 in the afternoon,â continued Singh. âThe first time the aircraft was on the ground for six-and-a-half hours in Wuhan while on the second flight we stayed for eight hours and 15 minutes. Those who were operating the special flights were only allowed to go till the aerobridge.â What Happened In Wuhan © Reuters Caption: Staff wearing protective suits wait to check passengers boarding flights in Wuhan. While getting to Wuhan was the easy part, Captain Singhâs main challenges would stem from the fact that the Chinese city was under total lockdown - meaning that no supplies, medical equipment or spares for the aircraft would be available to him. The solution was simple - Captain Singh manned the aircraft not just with cabin crew and a team of equipped medical professionals - the aircraft also carried engineering staff with spares, commercial staff to calculate load once the airliner was ready for takeoff, a pair of doctors and dispatchers who had to coordinate with Air Traffic Control. After landing in Wuhan, the local Indian Consulate began to coordinate with Captain Singhâs team - sending evacuees in batches to the airport as the aircraft was refuelled and system checks were conducted. Finally, a systematic three-layer check was carried out by the medical team before allowing any of the evacuees home - flights 1348 and 1349 were clearly not interested in taking any chances. In Flight Clinic © Reuters Caption: A view of the Boeing 747 carrying out an emergency stop at Mumbai airport. Hereâs where the unique design of the Boeing 747 came into play, and why it was chosen by Captain Singh for the mission - take a look at the photograph above. Behind the smaller Boeing 777, the 747 looms at a towering 64 feet, owing to its double decker design. While the upper floor on the aircraft was reserved for the pilots and cabin crew, the first-class section underneath the cockpit was reserved for doctors and engineers. The doctors for both flights were separately selected from Delhiâs Ram Manohar Lohia and Safdarjung Hospitals. Even after the stringent screening process, the doctors set up a makeshift clinic in the aerobridge which carried all the evacuees - giving the passengers information on their situation and instructing them on how to wear facemasks and the hygiene standards they would have to maintain in order to curb the virusâ spread. Soon after, India would repeat this feat by rescuing 263 Indians from Italy, which has the second highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world. The Tel Aviv Operation © Reuters Caption: A single orthodox Jewish man goes through Tel Avivâs deserted airport. Following Prime Minister Modiâs lockdown announcement this Tuesday, the Indian Pilots Guild and Indian Commercial Pilots Association wrote a joint letter to the PMâs office, asserting their support and willingness to carry out operations regardless of the pandemicâs scale. "Air India as the national carrier has always been proud to fulfill a myriad of diverse and challenging missions, whenever required by the government to fulfill this obligation," it read. The letter echoes the sentiment behind a mission thatâs currently underway at the time of writing this piece - flying 300 stranded Israelis to Tel Aviv, and returning with Indian nationals stuck in the Israeli capital. While the number of Indians weâll be seeing at Delhi airport after the flightâs return was not divulged, the aircraft chosen was a Boeing 777, which as per Air Indiaâs specifications, can fit upto 368 passengers. Air Indiaâs next evac mission is to evacuate about 20,000 Indians stranded in Saudi Arabia, which has 900 cases confirmed - officials have not shared any more details. Itâll prove to be the airlineâs biggest evacuation challenge since the Gulf War. Thankfully, we definitely have the best man for the job. View the full article
  5. While POCO, as a brand, made a comeback with the POCO X2, it wasn't the flagship that we all had been waiting for. However, now it looks like the POCO F2 is happening after all. If the report by the folks at XDA Developers is something to go by, then Xiaomi's new Redmi K30 Pro may debut as the POCO F2 in India. Obviously, there's no official confirmation from POCO themselves, but XDA has uncovered some codes from the MIUI camera app which suggests that the Redmi K30 Pro may launch in India under the POCO brand. © Xiaomi One of the XDA members dug deep inside the camera code and found that Redmi K30 Pro also displays the watermark âSHOT ON POCO PHONEâ. Yes, it looks like the phones contain the string "SHOT ON POCO Phone". This makes us believe that the Redmi K30 Pro may have POCO branding in India. Honestly, this isn't all that surprising because the Redmi K30 4G was launched as the POCO X2 in India. And the fact that the Redmi K30 Pro has "Pro" flagship specs, it may land as the true successor to the legendary POCO F1. © Xiaomi In case you're wondering, the Redmi K30 Pro sports a Snapdragon 865 SoC and it's coupled with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. In terms of the camera, it has a triple-camera setup which includes a 64MP primary sensor. In addition to all this, the Redmi K30 Pro has a lot going for it, so it'll be interesting to see if it makes its way to India as the POCO F2. Source: XDA Developers View the full article
  6. Ever since Pornhub has offered their âpremiumâ services for free to everyone, the website has seen a sudden spike in traffic from all over the world. Since people are forced to stay at home in order to self-isolate due to the outbreak of COVID-19 virus, visits to the website had increased. However, whatâs more shocking is that the website was being visited at different times of the day. Previously, Pornhub would see a surge in traffic during the late hours of the night. However, now that everyone is quarantined, the website is getting visitors during all hours of the day. © Pornub âTraffic had increased by 13.7% on March 20th, but a massive increase of 18.5% occurred on March 24th when it was announced that Pornhubâs Premium service would be free to all visitors worldwide for one month to encourage people to stay at home and help flatten the curve of new COVID-19 cases,â Pornhub said in a blog post. © Pornub In Indiaâs context, traffic on Pornhub largely remained below 1% until March 5. However, ever since the country has gone on a pan-India lockdown, the website has seen a sudden surge in the traffic. Whatâs interesting is that the adult website saw a spike in traffic the moment Pornhubâs premium service was made free for everyone. From India, there was an increase of 23% in traffic recently, probably because of the free premium services. © Pornub India is not the only country where Pornhub has gained more traffic. The highest traffic jump in countries without the free membership offer came from Hong Kong, which reached 42.5% ever since premium services went free. © Kyivpost The porn site is currently offering premium services for free without the need of adding any banking or credit card details. These services will last for 30 days and if you wish to subscribe to the service, it costs $9.99 per month. Besides, Pornhub is also giving out 100% payout to content creators during the month of April. The adult website started to offer free memberships to encourage people to stay indoors and even changed their logo to âStay home Hubâ to get the message across. View the full article
  7. Today was a day like no other. Narendra Modi in his speech had announced that March 22, 2020 is going to be Janta Curfew, wherein people won't step out of their house the entire day. However, at 5 pm, to respect people who are risking their lives amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has taken over the world, people are supposed to step out in their balconies and clap and even use their kitchen utensils to ring in unison as a mark of respect. Around 4.55 pm, people had already started clapping and ringing bells in their balconies, and as the minutes passed the ringing sound exponentially increased. While the street dogs got scared after a relatively peaceful day sans human interaction, people were blasting ringing music on their Marshall speakers. Some people were recording this strange affair and put it up online. The hashtag #5baje5minute is going to be trending for a while now. Here are some reactions online and how celebrities participated today. 1. Here are the residents in Ahmedabad.Here's Ahmedabad residents thanking all our health workers & everyone out their for all the efforts! Stay safe! #5baje5minute #Ahmedabad #CoronavirusPandemic#JantaCurfewPledge #JantaCurfewMarch22 #Covid_19india pic.twitter.com/2PgVE86Sdd â Abhishek Iyer (@ImAbhishekIyer) March 22, 20202. More people recording it from their colony. It begins ! #5baje5minute #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/Tq1g4YOq5g â Neha Joshi (@The_NehaJoshi) March 22, 20203. Some were more enthusiatic about taking selfies with kitchen utensils like never before. We are Ready For #5baje5minute @narendramodi @vijayrupanibjp @aajtak @sandeshnews pic.twitter.com/qwCXHobZqb â Bhavik Patel (@Bhavik1699) March 22, 20204. We can't deny, it was a little funny. The one time my father clapped (and not slapped) despite seeing my marksheet #5baje5minute #JantaCurfew pic.twitter.com/7TCoCAPa6a â Mihir Chury (@MihirChury) March 22, 20205. Even Bobby Deol was out in the Balcony supporting the initiative. This only makes sense after playing major roles in films like Soldier. © whatsapp 6. Akshay Kumar was out with his neighbours Hrithik Roshan and Sajid Nadiadwala. Take a look here: View this post on Instagram5 mins at 5 pm : With my neighbours taking a moment to appreciate those who do not have this luxury of staying at home and working tirelessly to keep us safe. Thank you to all the essential service providers for your selfless work ððð #JanataCurfew #BreakCorona @my_bmc #MumbaiPolice @hrithikroshan #SajidNadiadwalaA post shared by (@akshaykumar)7. Karan Johar was out with his mother and kids. View this post on Instagram#karanjohar with mom, kids and maids #jantacurfew #jantacurfew2020 #CoronaVirus #indiacomestogether #gocarona #covid2019 #worldcomestogether #viralbhayani @viralbhayaniA post shared by (@viralbhayani) View the full article
  8. The manner in which sneakers have come to rule the zeitgeist of Indian men is, simply put, uncanny. In the last two decades, our affinity and love for the footwear have grown leaps and bounds. So much so, that pick any typical Indian millennial who has the spending, and you will see them in some basic pair of sneakers or the other. © Instagram/vegnonveg Even our celebrities, actors and cricketers alike, are massive hypebeasts, and can often be seen wearing some zany pair or the other. However, this was not always the case. For a rather long time, we had no concept of sneakers or them actually being a fashionable piece of footwear. Long before our fascination with sneakers, we had the concept of sports shoes. They differed from the white canvas PT shoes in the sense that they had a chunkier silhouette and had more stylised, but ultimately functional design cues. © Pexels For a long time, âsports shoesâ were considered to be the shoes of the lower-middle-class working man. Not to sound too reductive, but for a long time, sports shoes were not a part of the arsenal of a man in a ârespectableâ position. You would never see a manager or a senior clerk in the '80s wear a pair of sports shoes to the office. Instead, sports shoes were always a part of a young clerical office worker or someone who has just started with his first job. Or, as Bollywood would have it, sports shoes or sneakers at this juncture, would be the choice of footwear for the well to do, but ultimately unemployed youth. Take Anil Kapoorâs portrayal of Sunil Sharma from the 1985 film, Saaheb. View this post on InstagramâWe wonât be distracted by comparison if weâre captivated by purpose.â â¢â¢â¢â¢ ðð¼1984 , ðð¼2018.... ð®ð³ð®ð³ð®ð³ .... proof that India is ready and has been ready ... never underestimate and never settle for less. @nike @virgilabloh take note! ... @purevnv @bhanelove represent!! â¡ï¸â¡ï¸â¡ï¸A post shared by (@anandahuja)The transition between sneakers and sports shoes is murky at best. The same can be said for our fascination with sneakers, as in when exactly did we start thinking of sneakers, as not mere footwear, but a legitimate fashionable statement piece. © Instagram/amandeepkaur87 To answer that question, we turned to Rahul Anand, the founder of Sneaker Stars India, one of the most widely followed sneaker pages on Instagram. âGlobally, sneaker culture started developing around the 80s with basketball and hip hop playing a major role. In India however, both those factors didn't make that big an impact for it to translate into developing a sneaker culture. However, over the past couple of years, the two big drivers for the movement have been the Indian film industry and to some extent cricketers and sporting personalities. That's what we have clearly seen through our page as well. Fans are very keen to know what sneakers their favourite stars and idols wear and then that becomes the seed to make a lasting interest in sneakers,â he says. © Viral Bhayani So, where does Indiaâs sneaker culture stand today? Well, although we have finally arrived onto the scene, we are still a long away from being labelled as âthriving and kicking.â Says Rahul, âThe sneakerhead community in India is a small one at the moment but steadily growing.â © Instagram/vegnonveg From the perspective of popular brands though, the sneaker culture here is still at its nascent stages. That is the reason why, most notable athleisure brands, be it Adidas or Nike have very limited drops of collectable pairs. © Instagram/vegnonveg This is where outlets like Anand Ahujaâs VegNonVeg come into play. For Indian sneakerheads, outlets like VegNonVeg are fulfilling a very important gap. Says Rachit Arora, a first-year Economics student from the University of Delhi, âIt is not always possible for me to get my cousins to send me a pair of sneakers. Unfortunately, for a long time, brands brought the really good stuff (collectable, special edition sneakers) to India very late, if ever. Although this is changing, we still don't get as many pieces as we would ideally like to have. Availability is also a major issue at times. Thanks to multi-brand outlets like VegNonVeg, we have easy access to these pairs.â © Instagram/vegnonveg Most celebrities can actually afford to buy these pieces, well before they show up in India. Sneaker makers too work closely with them, especially if they have been signed as their brand ambassadors. Celebrities would often be given special editions and one-off sneakers to build hype before a new drop is set to arrive. Furthermore, most celebrities, even if they donât buy the sneakers that they are spotted wearing, have a very strong team of stylists and PR professionals who help their client to get their hands on some rare and zany pairs. © Instagram/varundvn For the common sneakerhead, this rarity and issue with availability have led to two bizarre situations. First, there is the entire segment of counterfeit sneakers or first copy sneakers. âWe have come across knock offs quite often. Some are really good knock offs and you really need to look close to find the differences,â says Rahul. Interestingly, even celebrities have fallen for them. When we asked Rahul if he has ever seen celebrities wear knock offs, he said, âOh yes, we have seen quite a few, although, we wonât be taking names.â © Pexels The second situation that has come up, are sneaker trades, wherein people trade or sell off their sneakers at a markup. However, not all sneakers are âtradeable.â âSneaker trades work in case rare or "hyped" sneakers, the ones that are really difficult to get one's hands on. The other kind of sneakers that trade well are the ones that are not in production anymore,â says Rahul. © Instagram/sneakertalkindia; Sneaker Talk India organise the DKX, Delhiâs largest sneakerhead meetup Depending on the sneaker that is being dealt in, the markups can be exorbitant at times. as Rachit says, âWe as a community often have meetups, where we exchange sneakers or buy and sell them.â There have often been instances where a pair that would originally for about Rs 30,000-40,000 would resell for double or even triple the price. âOne guy who I often see in these meetups once bought a pair of Off White Vapormaxâs for over Rs 1.25 lakhs,â adds Rachit. © Nike This begs the question when people dole out an amount as big as that for a pair of shoes, are they not afraid that they may end up taking a pair of counterfeits? âWell, we have experts who inspect the pairs very closely to see if they are genuine or not before the transaction is made,â says Rachit, who considers himself as well the guy who bought the Vapormaxâs as quintessential Indian sneakerheads. © Instagram/rannvijaysingha But how would one describe a sneakerhead today? We again turn to Rahul for answers. He says, âIt is hard to describe the average sneakerhead today because the segment is growing and evolving through various sections of society and people. For a while, Indian sneakerheads were looked at as people who would skateboard or dress a specific way or play ball etc. But now it has moved passed to encompass a larger audience. This could be attributed to the fashion trend that has evolved to be more functional and focuses on athleisure or street clothing which incorporate sneakers really well. But overall we are thrilled that it is reaching out to a wider audience!â © Instagram/ishabhansali Clearly, Indiaâs sneaker revolution is just getting started. It will be rather interesting to see what is in store for us, and sneakers, and whether internationally-acclaimed brands will be able to capitalise on this rapidly expanding market. But one thing is certain - Indiaâs fascination with sneakers is here to stay for long. View the full article
  9. Disney+ streaming service is gearing up to open another front against global rival Netflix Inc.
  10. Justice took a long time coming in a case that had shocked the world and shamed India over its appalling record for crimes against women
  11. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a televised speech on Thursday night, addressed the entire nation on the urgent matter of Coronavirus, which is slowly yet steadily making its way across the country. © Reuters From advising people to not âpanic buyâ to âstaying indoors as much as possible', PM Modi issued a string of advisories in an attempt to make the nation aware of the crisis at hand, while also ensuring there was no unnecessary panic and chaos. Here are 10 highlights from the Prime Ministerâs address: 1. âThis time, the calamity is such that it has put all of mankind in crisis. World Wars I and II did not impact as many countries, as have been affected by Coronavirus today." 2. âComplacency in respect of a global pandemic like Coronavirus is not appropriate. Therefore, it is essential that each and every Indian remains alert and cautious.â 3. âAs we witness the wide-spread impact of the Coronavirus pandemic even in major, developed countries today, it is wrong to assume that India will not be impacted by it.â © Reuters 4. âDuring such a pandemic, only one mantra can take us through ââHum swasth, toh jag swasthâ.â 5. âIt is wrong if you believe that you are okay and nothing can happen to you, and you can continue roaming around in markets and streets as usual and remain unaffected. By doing this, you will not only be unjust to yourself but also to your family.â © Reuters 6. âI appeal to you all that for the next few weeks, step out of your homes only when absolutely necessary. As far as possible, try and do your work, whether related to business or job, from home.â 7. âOn 22nd March, all citizens must abide by the Peopleâs Curfew from 7 AM until 9 PM. During this curfew, we shall neither leave our homes nor get onto the streets or roam about our localities.â © Reuters 8. âThe government has decided to set up a COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force under the leadership of the Finance Minister. This Task Force will take decisions in the near future, based on regular interactions and feedback from all stakeholders, and analysis of all situations and dimensions.â 9. âI would like to reassure all Indians that all steps necessary are being taken to ensure there is no shortage of essential items like milk, groceries and medicines. I thus urge all my fellow citizens to make purchases as normal, and not hoard essential items in Panic Buying.â 10. âIt is critical that in this environment of a global pandemic, humanity emerges victorious, India emerges victorious!â © Reuters PM Modiâs address was welcomed with a tidal wave of support from his party members. Several BJP leaders and Union leaders as well, took to Twitter to praise the Prime Ministerâs speech, asserting their agreement with all the steps and precautions mentioned by him. Home Minister Amit Shah दà¥à¤¶ सॠपà¥à¤°à¤§à¤¾à¤¨à¤®à¤à¤¤à¥à¤°à¥ @narendramodi à¤à¥ दà¥à¤µà¤¾à¤°à¤¾ माà¤à¤à¤¾ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ âà¤à¤¨à¤¤à¤¾-à¤à¤°à¥à¤«à¥à¤¯à¥â à¤à¤¾ समरà¥à¤¥à¤¨ बहà¥à¤¤ हॠà¤à¤°à¥à¤°à¥ हॠà¤à¤° à¤à¤ समय à¤à¥ माà¤à¤ भॠहà¥à¥¤ à¤à¤à¤¯à¥ हम भारतवासॠ22 मारà¥à¤ à¤à¥ सà¥à¤¬à¤¹ 7 बà¤à¥ सॠरातà¥à¤°à¤¿ 9 बà¤à¥ तठà¤à¤ªà¤¨à¥ à¤à¤°à¥à¤ मà¥à¤ रहà¤à¤° à¤à¤¨à¤¤à¤¾ à¤à¤°à¥à¤«à¥à¤¯à¥ à¤à¥ सफल बनाà¤à¤° राषà¥à¤à¥à¤°à¤¹à¤¿à¤¤ मà¥à¤ à¤à¤ªà¤¨à¤¾ यà¥à¤à¤¦à¤¾à¤¨ दà¥à¤à¥¤ #IndiaFightsCorona â Amit Shah (@AmitShah) March 19, 2020 Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan à¤à¤¨à¤¤à¤¾ à¤à¤°à¥à¤«à¥à¤¯à¥ à¤à¤¾ पालन à¤à¤°à¥à¤ दà¥à¤¶à¤µà¤¾à¤¸à¥ ! PM शà¥à¤°à¥ @narendramodi à¤à¥ नॠà¤à¤ #COVID19 सॠà¤à¤¤à¥à¤ªà¤¨à¥à¤¨ सà¥à¤¥à¤¿à¤¤à¤¿ पर राषà¥à¤à¥à¤° à¤à¥ सà¤à¤¬à¥à¤§à¤¿à¤¤ à¤à¤°à¤¤à¥ हà¥à¤ 22 मारà¥à¤ à¤à¥ à¤à¤¨à¤¤à¤¾ à¤à¤°à¥à¤«à¥à¤¯à¥ à¤à¤¾ à¤à¤¹à¥à¤µà¤¾à¤¨ à¤à¤°à¤¤à¥ हà¥à¤ à¤à¤¹à¤¾ à¤à¤¿ सà¥à¤¬à¤¹ 7 बà¤à¥ सॠरात 9 बà¤à¥ तठà¤à¤¨à¤¤à¤¾ à¤à¤°à¥à¤«à¥à¤¯à¥ à¤à¤¾ पालन à¤à¤°à¥à¤à¥¤#IndiaFightsCorona @PMOIndia @BJP4India pic.twitter.com/zj9tenWrZX â Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) March 19, 2020 Union Minister Smriti Irani Grateful to PM @narendramodi Ji for constituting âCOVID-19 Economic Response Task Forceâ to address economic challenges that have arisen due to Corona Virus. Timely engagement & response will boost stakeholdersâ faith & confidence in overcoming economic impact.#IndiaFightsCorona â Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) March 19, 2020 PM Modi also received massive support from the opposition as well, who welcomed his address on the Coronavirus outbreak. Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor I welcome @PMOIndia @narendramodi âs call to solidarity at this challenging time. Will support #JanataCurfew while conscious that Sunday is the easiest day to try it. Need more reinforcement of social distancing (incl suspending Parliament) & specific economic relief measures â Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 19, 2020 Congress Leader P Chidambaram I am duty bound to support the PM. In effect, the PM has asked the people to wage the war against COVID with moral armaments. We shall do so on Sunday and in the following days. â P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) March 19, 2020 Congress Leader Ajay Maken While the PM has urged for social distancing, special attention should be paid to jhuggi clusters and help should be extended to those who are unable to afford or stock on rations: @ajaymaken pic.twitter.com/8LlY2vlpIL â Congress (@INCIndia) March 19, 2020 Both Bollywood and sports fraternities also joined the chorus of support for the Prime Ministerâs speech and took to Twitter, calling on the nation to pay heed to the PMâs words. Akshay Kumar An excellent initiative by PM @narendramodi ji...this Sunday, March 22 from 7 am to 9 pm letâs all join in the #JantaCurfew and show the world we are together in this. #SocialDistancing â Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 19, 2020 Varun Dhawan I will take part in the #jantacurfew on March 22 nd and at 5 in the evening will show my support to our selfless heroes fighting this virus. This is a time to be one and practise #SocialDistancing. Letâs follow our prime ministers appeal. #BeSafe https://t.co/V9jAqfT7a2 â Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 19, 2020 Ajay Devgn Fellow Indians, Namaskar A short while ago, Our PM Saab, Modiji, requested all of us to show resolve & restraint in the face of COVID-19. Please also adhere to the Janta Curfew on 22nd March by staying home. Stay Safe @PMOIndia @narendramodi #JantaCurfew â Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) March 19, 2020 Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli Be alert, attentive and aware to combat the threat posed by the Covid 19. We, as responsible citizens, need to adhere to the norms put in place for our safety as announced by our Honourable Prime Minister Shri @NarendraModi ji. #IndiaFightsCorona â Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 19, 2020Did you hear PM Modiâs speech? Let us know what did you think about it in the comments section below. View the full article
  12. Farooq Abdullah, 82, had been confined to his residence in the main city of Srinagar since August 5 lockdown
  13. Just imagine, an Indian news anchor interviewing someone in a bad costume of a virus with daily soap music playing for the extra effect - I think we can all see that, that seems so on-brand for India, right? Well, too bad Egypt beat us to the punch in doing that. It sucks, tbh, I would've loved to see the Indian version. But, we'll enjoy what we have since it is that hilarious. Basically, a couple of pictures from a news segment from Egypt is going viral because they literally are interviewing the Coronavirus. Yep, the virus itself. I mean, just look at it! in totally normal timeline news, an Egyptian TV station interviewed the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/dBpOcXXdRa â Matthew Champion (@matthewchampion) March 12, 2020 Close enough? People are now convinced we're in some weird timeline since things like these are not only possible but are actually happening. But, honestly, this is actually better than creating more panic for no reason. It's a great way to get people's attention on the pandemic and as you can see, it clearly worked. Someone even managed to find the full segment. i found the segment for my fellow egyptians in the commentshttps://t.co/d4M4nyFg7j â maie (@MaieAiyed) March 12, 2020 It just seems unreal. I'm warming up to my fiance's opinion that the world did end in 2012 & everything since then has been Hell. â Lying Dog-Faced Pony Soldier (@IDreamAzathoth) March 12, 2020 Pour hand sanitizer on it. quickly, you fools, spray it with some soap while it's distracted! â Jayne ï¸âð¥ (@JayneTheHuman) March 12, 2020 Of course. hate on egypt all u want but we get our facts straight from the source we donât beat around bushes https://t.co/BnH0wcDmi3 â adel (@saintadelz) March 12, 2020 That is true. this is less evil and displays more of a sense of fun and humanity than anything Iâve ever seen in American cable news https://t.co/gisqkBTpA9 â Detroit: Become Normal (@ByYourLogic) March 12, 2020 He doesn't deserve it. why are they giving him a platform ??? https://t.co/r7TiWdfH2f â Anthony Oliveira (@meakoopa) March 13, 2020 Hilarious. Fkin top notch, this https://t.co/Bci8HlKjEQ â like fireman w/o the e (@ohcahaya) March 12, 2020 Yep. What, and I cannot stress this enough, the **** https://t.co/hLZQV0wDR0 â Sayeh ساÛÙ (@sayehyousefi) March 13, 2020 Of course. Needs to keep warm you see â jas (@goodboijas) March 12, 2020 Definitely. Our news channels have some serious competition https://t.co/iP3UZZuS8w â somen mishra (@NotSoSnob) March 12, 2020 Amazing. I swear Egypt's handling this SO Well no fear tactics nth ppl r calm ppl r chillin sitting at home watching an interview with the Corona Virus.... amazing https://t.co/manq9IhqR2 â noahfence (@ezrastones) March 13, 2020 Mr Corona, please go away. Mr. Corona, can I call you that? Why are you here? â ct (556/813) (@computerThot) March 12, 2020 No one is saying 'come to Brazil' for him. Can you asked him when heâs gonna stop the world tour? https://t.co/w1fo1I2Qw5 â ᴹᴼâ¢ââ¿ââ¢á´ºá´µ (@WoodzValley) March 13, 2020 And India, too. This is actually a normal day for Egyptian media. â Faris Al-Natour (@fmn13) March 12, 2020 The best. finally, some good fucking journalism https://t.co/3aRGsBiLHx â flik (@shialabaeouf) March 12, 2020 'Uthva do isko'. LET'S GET HIM https://t.co/oim1X4tPk9 â David Mack (@davidmackau) March 12, 2020 Karuna? Indians: go karuna... Karuna go Egyptians: HOLD MY CHARAS.... https://t.co/0rHuCVdGt5 â camardard pnkj ð®ð³ (@AskThePankazzzz) March 13, 2020 Shoutout. shout out to the producer who had to spraypaint a hellraiser mask for this segment https://t.co/NpYlwHVkdr â tyler mccauley (@tylernotyler) March 12, 2020 View the full article
  14. Game streaming is a relatively new way to play games, with players like Google, Nvidia and Microsoft leading the way with their own services. Microsoft has been testing console game streaming in India too, however we now finally have more news about its streaming service in regard to India. Microsoft has been rumoured in the past to be working with Jio to bring project xCloud to India and it was finally confirmed by the company to The Mako Reactor. © Microsoft âYes, we confirmed the news of our intent to bring Project xCloud to Indian gamers with Reliance Jio as part of our Future Decoded event in Mumbai in late February,â a spokesperson for the company told 'The Mako Reactor' in a statement. âWe announced this intention to come to India at X019 London in November, and will have more news soon on how and when this will play out for your local market.â Weâve argued previously that game streaming would be an ideal fit for the Indian gaming scene when Google Stadia was first announced. India is one of the biggest markets for smartphones and mobile gaming has taken off in the country, thanks to games like PUBG Mobile. India is potentially the biggest untapped market for game streaming as it will give millions of mobile gamers a way to play AAA games on their phones. © Microsoft Indiaâs console and PC gaming scene is still in its nascent stages due to high barriers of entry such as import duties, expensive games and lower purchasing power than other countries. An affordable game streaming service will introduce potentially millions of mobile gamers to console-level games. © Microsoft While Microsoft is yet to announce any pricing and launch date details, the company is expected to announce their plans soon. Microsoft plans to host a digital event on March 18th where the company is expected to discuss more details about the Xbox Series X and Project xCloud. The partnership with Jio is a welcome move, however we still have no idea how the two companies are planning to tackle latency issues, data caps and the total cost of the service. India is also behind when it comes to 5G connectivity and running a game streaming service without high data speeds could pose a bigger problem for the upcoming game streaming service. Source: The Mako Reactor View the full article
  15. A 76-year-old man who recently died had been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus
  16. After returning from one of their worst cricketing tours of all time against Kane Williamson and the New Zealand roster, the Men in Blue were looking to get some redemption time against the visiting South African side at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium in Dharamshala. However, while the losing streak is a major cause of worry for Virat Kohliâs squad, there is yet another threat that looms over each and every player involved in the match: the coronavirus. © Twitter With over 1,26,000 cases detected all over the world, 62 in India and 13 in South Africa, the players and the cricket boards of the two nations are justifiably worried about their health and wellbeing. Other than washing their hands with soap or sanitizers, under such circumstances, the players have been acknowledged of some of the major Dos and Don'ts that they must adhere to in order to maintain the safety of themselves, their teammates and their opponents. Donât Use Saliva To Shine The Ball © Twitter For decades now, bowlers from all over the world have been using their saliva for shining the ball which helps them get a swing in their deliveries. The bowler licks his hands and then rubs the ball with the saliva to do the needful. Obviously, this is a major cause of worry as everyone touches the ball while bowling or fielding and looking at how contagious the virus is, there should be an absolute ban on it. Donât Take Selfies With Fans © Twitter As cricketers in India, it is virtually impossible for them to not get surrounded by fans and spectators in public. Without the knowledge of where these fans come from and with whom had they met before coming to the stadium to watch the match, it is preferable for the athletes to refrain from engaging with the audience. On Wednesday, the BCCI announced that the players ought to stay away from people who arenât staff members and gadgets and objects that do not belong to them. Donât Shake Hands With The Opponents © Twitter Cricket is a gentlemanâs game and shaking hands with your opponents before and after the match is a tradition which has been kept alive ever since the inception of the sport itself. However, given the circumstances, making such an exception is probably the best idea. Both the BCCI and Proteas head coach Mark Boucher have also mentioned that theyâd keep away from the customary handshakes throughout their time in India. Do Have Medical Tests After Every Match © Twitter As cumbersome as it may be, the cricketers from either side must undergo medical tests after every match regardless of them taking all the necessary precautions throughout game time and their stay at the hotels in Dharamshala and Lucknow during their three-match ODI series. View the full article
  17. On the night of Holi 2020, the fans of Indian cricket saw one of the most underrated cricketers in Irfan Pathan create magic on the pitch when he smashed 57 runs in just 31 balls and shouldered Sachin Tendulkarâs team, India Legends to victory against Sri Lanka Legends in a Road Safety World Series clash. What a knock @IrfanPathan #IrfanPathan #RoadSafetyWorldSeries #IndiaLegends pic.twitter.com/8eO5ib6Y4r â CricFit (@CricFit) March 10, 2020 The pacer turned all-rounder, Pathan called it a career on January 4, 2020 as an Indian cricketer and has been busy as a commentator and an analyst of the game ever since. However, when he played for the Indian master blaster a couple of days ago, he not only won the game but also brought along a major flashback of how good he used to be as a Man in Blue. Irfan Pathan, World T20 winner, Champions Trophy winner, and the only man to take a hat-trick in the first over of a Test match, has retired from professional cricket. What's your favourite memory from his career? pic.twitter.com/13QmMCwhuN â Wisden (@WisdenCricket) January 4, 2020 After the RSWS match against Tillakaratne Dilshanâs side, Pathanâs fans took over the internet, making memes about the national team selectors and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) with the hopes of allowing Pathan a return to cricket. One fan even reached out to the BCCIâs official twitter handle and requested them to make the southpaw come out of retirement and play for India. Dear @BCCI can't we ask @IrfanPathan to return back like @ABdeVilliers17 ?? â महाराषà¥à¤à¥à¤°à¤ªà¥à¤¤à¥à¤° हरà¥à¤·à¤¦ HARSHAD MANE (@harshad2103) March 11, 2020 However, Pathan himself replied to this fanâs tweet and absolutely broke his heart into tiny pieces: Haha too late I guess â Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 11, 2020 Irfan Pathan was, is and always will be the guy who took a hat-trick in his very first over against Pakistan during the 2006 Test in Karachi. For his then-captain Sourav Ganguly, Pathan went out of his comfort zone as a phenomenal bowler and converted himself into a sound all-rounder who could take care of things in the middle order. But injuries and a sudden lack of form (which many believe happened due to the then head coach Greg Chappell ) , made Pathan fall back deep in the rotation of talented cricketers who desperately wanted to wear that blue jersey. Pathanâs final appearance for Team India? October 2012, when he was just 27 years old. © Twitter When the Vadodara-born made the announcement that he will be hanging his boots earlier this year, he made sure that heâd mentioned the biggest regret of his cricketing life: "People start their career when they are 27-28 and then go on to play till 35. When I was 27, I had taken 301 international wickets, so that was it. That is the only regret I have," said Irfan Pathan in an interview with Star Sports. "A 27-year-old Irfan Pathan, at the peak of his career, should have got more opportunities but it did not happen for whatever reasons. No complaints but looking back, there is regret, " he said. © Reuters "I knew after 2016 that I am not going to make a comeback when I was the highest run scorer in Mushtaq Ali trophy. I was the best all-rounder and when I spoke to selectors, they were not very happy with my bowling," he added. His career, cut-short by years by the selectors and the Indian cricket board alike, continues to be one of the biggest âwhat-ifsâ in the history of Indian cricket because if you think about it, nobody other than Hardik Pandya comes even close to the kind of talent and value Irfan Pathan brought to the table, and now we will never know what could have happened had that 27-year-old got the right kind of opportunities at the right time. View the full article
  18. India suspended issuing visas to citizens of France, Spain and Germany until further notice, says health ministry
  19. There are very few people in this world who can do no wrong and former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan is one of them. Playing his final T20I match for the Indian cricket team eight years ago, the southpaw on March 10, 2020 showed that heâs still got it. The ongoing Road Safety World Series at the DY Patil Sports Stadium saw a historical performance by the recently retired cricketer who was playing for Sachin Tendularâs India Legends and against Tillakaratne Dilshanâs Sri Lanka Legends. Irfan Pathan, World T20 winner, Champions Trophy winner, and the only man to take a hat-trick in the first over of a Test match, has retired from professional cricket. What's your favourite memory from his career? pic.twitter.com/13QmMCwhuN â Wisden (@WisdenCricket) January 4, 2020 Batting second, India Legends got off to the worst start that they could have imagined as skipper Sachin Tendulkar got dismissed for a duck in the first over and Virender Sehwag lost his wicket with only three runs coming off his bat. Yuvraj Singh also failed to impress after walking back to the pavilion with a single-run score. India legends are 25-3 after 6. The big fish of Sehwag (3), Tendulkar (0) & Yuvraj (1) all gone! #RoadSafetyWorldSeries â ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) March 10, 2020 Thanks to Mohammed Kaif and Sanjay Bhangar that the team found a little bit of stability in the middle after going 19/3 in the first five overs of the innings. Their partnership for the fourth wicket was worth 43 runs before being disrupted by Rangana Herath who trapped Bhangar with an LBW in the 11th over. After Ajanta Mendis caught Kaif out on a Sachithra Senanayake delivery, India Legends were looking desperately for their knight in shining armour and Irfan Pathan turned out to be just that for them. With 58 runs needed out of 34 deliveries, Pathan walked to the pitch and casually lit up the ground with his bat. What a knock @IrfanPathan #IrfanPathan #RoadSafetyWorldSeries #IndiaLegends pic.twitter.com/8eO5ib6Y4r â CricFit (@CricFit) March 10, 2020 Shouldering the responsibility of making sure that his side would go home with a win, Pathan remained unbeaten after having himself a 57-run innings off just 31 deliveries whilst scoring 31 runs in just 9 balls late in the game. It was only a matter of finding support on the other end in Manpreet Gony and Pathan unleashed himself over the Sri Lankan bowlers. After successfully chasing down a below-average total of 138 runs with a single, Pathan took off his helmet, and received a warm hug but the Indian master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar and the picture became an instant hit online: What a match !!! And Irfan Pathan You are really a legend !! Impossible.... But you made it a possible win Take a bow @IrfanPathan ï¸ï¸ï¸#RoadSafetyWorldSeries #IrfanPathan #IndLegendVsSLLegend pic.twitter.com/NmZjXX58Et â Kriti Shukla (@KRITI_SHUKLASID) March 10, 2020 Pathan not only impressed the spectators present at the stadium but also got loads of shoutouts from his fans on the internet: #IrfanPathan 57*(31) He came score 62/4 10.5 overs while chasing 139 runs and helped Indian Legends to chase the total with 8 ball left.@IrfanPathan rocks! pic.twitter.com/jAzD2e3rMt â vij@y rà çhûri (@vijayvenkatsai) March 10, 2020 Once a champion, always a champion! The one and only Irfan Pathan.#RoadSafteyWorldSeries#irfanpathan pic.twitter.com/xCragv39Xl â Jainuddin Khan Ashrafi (@jainuddinkhan92) March 10, 2020 Every 90s kids know that it was Greg Chapell who ruined the cricketer Irfan Pathan is. He made sure we lose one of the most deserving all rounders of the squad. Today the reality hit hard, how we missed a great All-Rounder for Team India.#IrfanPathan #roadsafetyworldseries2020 pic.twitter.com/u0jjDXdWb2 â Abhinav Tripathy (@abhinav_HERO_07) March 10, 2020 90s kids reactions when @IrfanPathan & @MohammadKaif were batting........#Irfanpathan#kaif#legends pic.twitter.com/ErQURDQXB7 â Ravi sharma (@loyalURroyalUR) March 10, 2020 And Here is The Highlights of The Match Winning Knock Played by @IrfanPathan 57* In just 31 Deliveries ï¸ð» #IrfanPathan #roadsafetyworldseries2020 pic.twitter.com/Wp5NjGj35u â Irfan Pathanâs âFan Clubâ (@AllrounderIrfy) March 10, 2020 View the full article
  20. Chris Hemsworth cancelled his visit to India for promotions over the coronavirus scare
  21. Storage technology has come a long way from the bulky HDD (hard disk drive) we used to carry with us for storing all our data. Portable SSDs are the next big thing in storage technology as they are much smaller, lightweight and way faster in transferring data than traditional hard drives. Portable SSDs are considerably more expensive but they do tend to save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Portable SSDs are less susceptible to damages as they don't not use a rotating disk and some even have comprehensive security features to keep all of your data safe. Hereâs a list of the top portable SSDs you can buy in India: 1. Samsung T5 Portable SSD © BCCL Samsung makes some of the best SSDs in the world and the same can be said about their portable SSDs too. This particular model comes in storage options of up to 2TB and delivers data transfer speeds of 540 MB/s. It is at par with some internal SATA SSDs and is considerably faster than traditional HDDs. It also comes with added security where you can set your own password to access the contents of the SSD. 2. SanDisk Extreme © YouTube If you are always on the move or like to use an SSD in environments other than an office, this portable SSD by SanDisk is your best best. It has a shockproof housing and is also IP55 rated for water resistance In terms of data transfer speeds, it can reach speeds of up to 550MB/S and also comes with a ring so that you can attach it to your backpack. 3. Samsung T7 Touch © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla Samsungâs latest portable SSD T7 Touch comes with an in-built fingerprint reader for better security and double the transfer speeds of the T5 portable. It is capable of reaching transfer speeds of 1GB/S and is thinner than the T5 SSD. It is also shock resistant where the internal frame lets the T7 Touch withstand falls from up to 2 meters. 4. ADATA SD600Q © ADATA The ADATA SD 600Q comes with a military-grade frame that protects the SSD from major drops higher than 2 meters. It weighs only 60g as the casing is made out of shock-absorbing silicone. It has transfer speeds of up to 440 MB/s and is perfect for photographers who are always out in the field. 5. Seagate Fast SSD © BCCL Seagateâs portable SSD doesnât really look much portable because of its size but it can deliver transfer speeds of up to 540MB/s. It comes in storage options of up to 2TB and comes with all the necessary cables in the box. The portable SSD also comes with a folder syncing software where it can mirror your files and folders onto your computer, provided you have an internet connection. View the full article
  22. After some slambang cricketing action, spanning over 20 group-matches and two semifinals, the ICC Women's T20 World Cup has found its finalists in India and Australia. While the Indian team has enjoyed a marauding, four-match unbeaten run to reach the summit clash, the Australian side, following their defeat in the tournament opener, made a phenomenal comeback to win three group games on the trot. In the semifinals, India enjoyed some luck as their points accrued in the group-stage saw them going through the final following the wash-out against England. For Australia, a five-run win (D/L) in the rain-hit 2nd semifinal against South Africa saw them securing their spot for the all-important clash on 8th March. View the full article
  23. Over the years, cricket, as a sport, has been thoroughly dominated by men. Whether it's the viewership, brand endorsements or prize money, the women plying their trade in the sport, more often than not, fail to get their due. But, while it's still a long way to go for the parity to prevail in the women's game, it's safe to say that the times are changing for good. The public interest in women's cricket is now more than ever before. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has initiated standalone tournaments for women. There are even private T20 leagues which continue to provide much-needed exposure to female cricketers by playing with cricketers from different nations. And, it has all culminated into the evolution of women's cricket as a whole. © Twitter/@T20WorldCup It remains to be seen whether MCG gets filled or not this Sunday. And, for India and Australia, being crowned World T20 champions and holding the coveted trophy will surely dominate their thoughts. But, even those part of the ever-competitive world of elite sport can see the bigger picture to what can and probably will take place at the hallowed MCG. "I know it's going to be a cracking final. I wish I could be there in front of 90,000 people. I really hope you get 90,000 people. Women's cricket deserves it. It's been there for a long time. It's now the time for us, and obviously women's sport, to rise," South African captain Dane van Niekerk, who endured a heart-breaking semi-final exit with her teammates on 5th March, couldn't have summed it better. View the full article
  24. The hearts of Muslims all over the world are grieving over the massacre of Muslims during Delhi riots, says Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
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