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  1. Owing to a violent partition, the prevailing Kashmir conflict, political and cross-border tensions, India and Pakistan, over the years, have developed a complex and largely hostile relationship. Their topsy-turvy relations have also given birth to one of the most extreme and intense sports rivalries in the world, making their duels in the sporting arena much more than just ordinary contests. The current scenario is no different. The recent cross-border strikes eradicated any hope of resuming the bilateral ties between the two countries. And, the sporting bodies of both India and Pakistan are now completely governed by the political stands of their respective governments. Ahead of the ongoing ICC World Cup in England & Wales, there were calls by some Indian political leaders and cricket pundits to boycott Pakistan at the mega event. But, luckily for the cricket fans, the calls for boycott subsided and the much-anticipated clash between India and Pakistan will go as planned on 15th June. © Reuters In a more recent case, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has sought permission from the government to host the Pakistani women's cricket team for a One-Day International (ODI) series this year. Now, given the current mood in the country, the decision to host Pakistan at home is expected to leave many baffled and disappointed, especially after what the nation endured earlier this year. The chorus of keeping politics and sports aside has been doing the rounds over the years. And, it does make sense. For the countries who can't seem to see eye-to-eye, what better way to mend tarnished relations than using cricket, a sport that grips the populations of the two countries, as a platform to bring people together. Now, while that might seem a little far-fetched at the moment, the latest plea of the Indian cricket board is more on the lines of safeguarding the interest of its women's cricket team, than going against the mood of the nation. © Reuters The BCCI is seeking the government's approval to host the Pakistani cricket team for an ODI series as a part of International Cricket Council's Women's Championship - a tournament that will determine India's qualification for the Women's World Cup in 2021. The ICC conducts the Women's Championship where teams need to play each other on a home and away basis. The points system of this tournament further determines the ranking of the teams to qualify for the World Cup. The likes of Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka will be playing the ICC Women's Championship - a tournament that involves home and away tours over a span of two-and-a-half-years. The top four teams and hosts New Zealand will qualify directly for the ICC Women's World Cup in 2021. The remaining three teams will have fight for their World Cup spot in the Qualifier in 2020. © Reuters The Indian cricket board faces a tough challenge in getting the nod due to the prevailing political tensions between India and Pakistan which has prevented any bilateral series between the men's teams for six years now. In a letter sent to the sports ministry, BCCI general manager (cricket operations) Saba Karim explained the Indian cricket board's situation. "As per the schedule of the event, BCCI is to host Pakistan women's team for at least three ODIs in India between July and November. BCCI would like to seek necessary permission from the government for India before giving its consent to ICC on this subject," the letter, accessed by TOI, read. It remains to be seen whether India will have to forfeit points if the series is not cleared by the government, or the BCCI will host Pakistan at a neutral venue like UAE. But, if the government approves the bilateral series, it will not only help the Indian women's cricket team to stay in contention for a coveted tournament like the World Cup, but will also help in bridging the ever-increasing gap between the two neighbouring countries - a vital opportunity to kill two birds with a single stone.
  2. Brad Pitt is on a roll! One of his upcoming movies has already got everyone so excited- I'm talking about 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' just FYI - and now, his next movie has also got everyone talking. We cannot get enough of space movies and everyone in Hollywood also apparently knows that. This is why we get a great movie after another and this new one seems very exciting, and not just because it has Brad Pitt. The first trailer for 'Ad Astra' came out yesterday and it's getting a lot of positive reactions. While the trailer does give out a little too much than it probably should have, it's still great to get an idea of what is basically happening in the movie before watching it. So, it's not that big of a deal. Basically, Brad Pitt plays astronaut Roy McBride who travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. So, pretty basic right? No high stakes? Yep. Even the trailer looks so cool. Our first poster for #AdAstra, starring Brad Pitt, in theaters September pic.twitter.com/dBjr9CJPcN — Asad Ayaz (@asadayaz) June 5, 2019 I'm in as well. Brad Pitt in a juicy role. Space. Extra-terrestrial life. Fathers and sons. A last mission. I'm in. #AdAstra https://t.co/rQHzsge4wL — Dan Buffa (@buffa82) June 5, 2019 I know, right? So finally we get a date for this film. There can never be enough space movies to satisfy me... https://t.co/4goR7P25pG — Ren Zelen (@RenZelen) June 5, 2019 Yep. A James Gray sci-fi movie! And damn does it look pretty. https://t.co/I2xK5gf28D — Dean Lines (@deanlines) June 5, 2019 Good takes. It's Apocalypse Now with Tommy Lee Jones.ð¤ ...and space ships! — Hannibal (@Uncaged2Day) June 5, 2019 The more you know. Looking forward to it! From the Apollo 1 site plaque from space historian Rick Boos. "Ad Astra Per Aspera" translates to "A rough road leads to the stars". You picked a great title. pic.twitter.com/gR1r9dRW3b — Angela Marx | ð #AllInForWarren (@AngieinWAState) June 5, 2019 He made it to space! ð¢BRAD PITT'S FINALLY IN SPACE!!! THANK YOUUUUU!!!ð¢ðð¤£ðð𥠗 HEY! CAN I ORDER A MONOCHROME BURRITO 2GO!?ðð¯ð (@mythos1014) June 5, 2019 I agree. Love a space movie & that Liv Tyler is in Armageddon mode - but stopped two thirds into the trailer as it seemed to be giving too much plot away (a pet trailer hate... and I LOVE watching trailers...) #AdAstra https://t.co/TGm8mtdeNW — Natalie Jamieson (@Nat_Jamieson) June 5, 2019 It does. I went into this trailer with 0 expectations and finished it feeling ecstatic....this looks spectacular. Best science fiction film of the year incoming... https://t.co/vByJJXJkac — ron (@danieldayslewis) June 5, 2019
  3. Despite participating in the tournament since its advent in 1975, New Zealand are yet to lift the coveted trophy. But, under the leadership of Brendon McCullum, the Kiwis came mighty close to clinching the World Cup title in 2015, but a seven-wicket loss at the hands of Australia left them heartbroken. Irrespective of their previous failings, Kane Williamson-led New Zealand has been in good form and are still one of the top contenders for the World Cup title this year. Their 15-man squad is comprised of proven match-winners who are more than capable of powering them to the all-important final of the ICC spectacle. In Williamson and Ross Taylor, the Kiwis have enough experience which adds stability to their batting order. And, the likes of Tim Southee and Trent Boult are more than capable of running through the opposition's batting line-up. May the wicket provide some turn, their spin duo of Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi can also come in handy. On paper, New Zealand undoubtedly look solid and fit the profile of a top contender. But, if the Kiwis intend to script a successful campaign, the following five players must come to the party: Trent Boult © Reuters Owing to his ability to move the ball both ways even in unresponsive conditions, Trent Boult, over the years, has established his reputation as one of the most feared fast bowlers in international cricket. The left-arm seamer has been a force to be reckoned with in limited-overs cricket for New Zealand and going into the World Cup, he'll undoubtedly carry the baton for his side. His lightening quick speed and swing abilities given him an unpredictable nature with the new ball which he can execute to perfection in English conditions - something that was in full display during New Zealand's warm-up tie against India recently. Making full use of the conditions, Boult was at his menacing best as he claimed impressive figures of 4-33 to script a comprehensive six-wicket win for his side. Kane Williamson © Reuters Arguably one the of the best batsmen in the world, Kane Williamson has been carrying New Zealand, at times single-handedly, to victories over the years. A true leader and great batsman, Williamson has proved to be the decisive factor for his side in crunch matches. The top-order batsman exudes calm at the crease and frequently puts together stubborn knocks before meticulously organising his field and arranging his bowling attacks to successfully defend low totals. Going into the ICC spectacle, New Zealand will once again look up to their pragmatic captain for inspiration as they aim to clinch their maiden World Cup trophy this year. Ross Taylor © Reuters An aggressive top-order batsman who's capable of taking up the challenge to any bowling attack, Ross Taylor has been living up to the reputation of one of New Zealand's batting mainstays over the years. The right-handed batsman boasts of a vast experience and enough know-how of the game, making him a vital cog in New Zealand's batting line-up. For someone who can adapt to any situation, Taylor's temperament and skills were in full display during New Zealand's six-wicket win over tournament hot-shots India in the warm-up tie recently. With his methodical knock of 71 runs, Taylor anchored the chase for the Kiwis with captain Williamson who smashed 67 runs. His ability to stitch partnerships down in the middle is something that his team will rely upon should they find themselves in a crunch situation at the World Cup. Martin Guptill © Reuters Owing to his explosive batting at the top, Martin Guptill has established himself as one of the most efficient openers in limited-overs cricket. Capable of playing all the shots in the books, Guptill's short-arm pull on one leg is arguably the one that stands out. When it comes to the big events, Guptill thrives on challenges which makes him key to New Zealand's success in England & Wales this year. The 32-year-old finished as tournament's leading run-scorer in the 2015 edition where he scored 547 runs including the blistering double-hundred against West Indies that powered New Zealand into the semifinals. In the upcoming mega event, Guptill will once again be expected to put his best foot forward as the Kiwis aim to avenge their 2015 heartbreak. Mitchell Santner © Reuters An efficient spinner and a capable batsman, Mitchell Santner was labelled as New Zealand's next Daniel Vettori when he first surfaced on international circuit in 2015. Though he might have struggled to keep his place in the side, but there is little doubt over the left-arm spinner's capabilities. In 90 limited-overs matches, Santner has done his bit with a tally of 97 wickets to his name. His bowling expertise was in full display during his last match for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL where he registered impressive figures of 2-13 earlier this year. Apart from spin bowling, Santner is more than handy with the bat. In pressure situations, the 27-year-old can hold fort at one end and, if need be, can go hammer and tongs at the opposition bowlers.
  4. The Englishmen might have given us the sport that we've come to know as cricket, but the cricketing giants are yet to taste success at the ICC World Cup. In the decorated history of the tournament, England have bottled away three chances to lift the coveted trophy. They lost the 1979 final to West Indies before enduring successive heartbreaks in 1987 and 1992 to Australia and Pakistan respectively. But, that was a long time ago, and the upcoming World Cup promises England a chance to redemption, especially when they have the luxury to play in familiar conditions at home. However, that's not the only thing that makes them one of the top title contenders this year. Comprised of proven match-winners, England's 15-man squad looks solid on paper and their recent form is exactly why they've been tipped as one of the top contenders at the ICC spectacle this year. With star players like Joe Root, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler bolstering their batting and the likes of Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood and David Willey aiding the bowling department, England surely have a real chance of thriving at home. But, for the coveted World Cup trophy to be won at home, England will need their players to step up and make an impression in the tournament. Going into the World Cup, here are five key players who can help England establish world domination this year: Joe Root © Reuters For someone who was tipped as a future England captain at the age of 23, Joe Root has not only lived up to the billing, but has also successfully managed to rally his troops in the build-up to the World Cup at home. Rated amongst the top batsmen in the world, Root, on his day, is more than capable of running away with the game. At this year's World Cup, Root will surely be a key player, providing the much-needed stability to their batting line-up. If playing at home doesn't strengthen his case, the fact that Root has slammed 3,498 runs at an average of 58.30 in ODIs (since the 2015 World Cup) arguably makes him a vital cog in England's title aspirations this year. Eoin Morgan © Reuters One of the batting mainstays for England over the years, Eoin Morgan will once again be seen stabilising the innings for his side while plying his trade in the middle-order. The left-handed batsman has all the experience he needs to make this event his own and playing in familiar conditions further helps his cause. Predictions apart, according to the numbers, believe it or not, Morgan is placed fourth in the list of leading run-scorers in ODIs since the 2015 World Cup. The left-hander has scored 3,039 runs at an average of 46.75 - something that will surely bolster England's charge at the World Cup this year. Jos Buttler © Reuters A global T20 superstar, Jos Buttler needs no introduction to superlative batting. Owing to his wide array of strokeplay, the right-handed batsman has been a key contributor to England's cause in limited-overs cricket. Depending on the ever-changing match situations, the 28-year-old is more than capable of handling pressure and batting at any position to help his team. His batting might allows him to bat at the top and get his team off to a flyer, and, if need be, he can also bat down the order and unleash hell on the opposition bowlers to accelerate the innings in death overs. If that's not enough, Buttler's recent form further makes him a nightmare for the opposition. Coming off a brilliant run in the IPL this year, Buttler's skills were in full display during his unbeaten 110-run knock against Pakistan earlier this month. Jofra Archer © Reuters A towering Barbadian, similar to his fellow countryman Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer has been nothing short of being sensational in recent times. After much hue and cry, needless to mention careful deliberation by the selectors, the aggressive pacer was a late addition to England's 15-man squad for the World Cup. While the England team management and selectors took their own time to decide, Archer's inclusion comes as no surprise for the fans. After proving his mettle in the IPL, the 24-year-old also looked impressive against Pakistan in the ODI series earlier this month. The left-arm seamer's blistering speed and cunning variations saw him bagging five wickets including his personal best bowling spell of 1-6 in the recently-concluded series. Jonny Bairstow © Reuters Last, but definitely not the least. Jonny Bairstow has been one of the most consistent and impressive performers with the willow in recent times. His rediscovered form was key to Sunrisers Hyderabad's good show in the IPL earlier this year. The right-handed batsman scored 445 runs in just 10 games for Hyderabad before cutting short his IPL stint to join England's training camp for the World Cup. Expected to open the innings alongside Jason Roy, Bairstow will be expected to get England to a flying start in the World Cup. Batting in familiar conditions, with field restrictions early on, the 29-year-old can prove to be the difference for England. But, apart from smashing opposition bowlers all around the park, Bairstow is also capable of converting his starts into big individual scores - something that will surely come in handy for his team at the World Cup.
  5. Ever since making their ICC World Cup debut in 1992, South Africa have struggled to justify their talent. The perennial underachievers of cricket, the Proteas have reached the semifinals on four occasions but just couldn't hold their nerve to go all the way. But, as their hunt for an elusive maiden title goes on, the current crop of players and the new-look South African squad offer great promise going into this year's World Cup. Led by Faf du Plessis, South Africa's 15-man squad is a healthy composition of youth and experience. From batting to bowling, the Proteas have a lot of options to choose from but the key will be to find the right team balance to launch a strong title charge in England & Wales. © Reuters The availability of Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Du Plessis, David Miller, JP Duminy and Rassie van der Dussen in their squad allows the Proteas to forge a strong batting line-up. On the other hand, the likes of Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi should make up for a competitive bowling attack. When it comes to all-rounders, the expertise of Andile Phehlukwayo and Chris Morris will also come in handy for South Africa. On paper, the Proteas look solid but a lot will depend on their key players if the Du Plessis brigade aims to break the duck this year. Quinton de Kock © Reuters Arguably one of the most destructive openers in the world, Quinton de Kock needs no introduction to hitting the ball hard and long. The left-handed batsman has made the opening slot his own on the back of consistent performances for South Africa over the years. Going into the World Cup, he will surely be South Africa's first-choice for the opening slot, while Hashim Amla and Aiden Markram will be seen fighting to be his partner. Going by his form, De Kock is coming off a successful IPL campaign with Mumbai Indians (MI) who romped to their fourth title earlier this year. De Kock was key to their success while batting at the top and the Proteas will hope he carries his fine form into the World Cup. Given his batting might, De Kock will be bestowed with the responsibility of getting his team to a flying start and then build on his innings to propel South Africa to a big total (or chase down a target). Faf du Plessis © Reuters One of the most experienced candidates in the squad, Faf du Plessis will be seen leading the charge for South Africa in the World Cup. The 34-year-old has proved his credentials as a potent leader with favourable results for his side over the years. And, in England & Wales, the Pretoria-born cricketer will once again be expected to lead from the front to aid his team's cause. Apart from rallying his troops and making decisive calls on the field, Du Plessis has another key role in the South African side which is chasing the elusive title this year. Du Plessis' experience and craftsmanship with the bat will see him stabilising the middle-order. And, in case of a batting collapse, Du Plessis can surely come in handy to hold fort at one end. Chris Morris © Reuters Chris Morris might have been included in the South African squad as a last-minute replacement for injured Anrich Nortje, but that shouldn't overshadow his capabilities as a proven all-rounder. The 32-year-old possesses the pace and death-bowling skills that adds teeth to the Proteas' bowling attack, while his explosive batting provides the much-needed depth to their batting. Going into the World Cup, Morris will be seen providing adequate support to the likes of Rabada, Steyn and Ngidi in the middle overs. And, his role as a deadly finisher should also help the Proteas to accelerate the innings in the death overs. Kagiso Rabada © Reuters In recent years, no other fast bowler has managed to capture the imagination of fans the way Kagiso Rabada has. At the age of 23, Rabada has already established himself as one of the most consistent fast bowlers in the world. Tipped to be a South African great, Rabada has topped the ICC's bowler rankings in both Tests and ODIs, making him South Africa's key figures at this year's World Cup. Clocking speeds of 150kmph with a languid action, Rabada's ability to swing the ball both ways and delivering yorkers with pinpoint accuracy makes him Du Plessis' go-to man to get a breakthrough in dire situations. If that's not enough, Rabada's scintillating form (25 wickets in 12 IPL matches this year) further makes him a deadly weapon for the Proteas. Imran Tahir © Reuters Aged 40, Pakistan-born South African spinner Imran Tahir might seem old, but the age-factor takes a backseat every time you throw a ball at him. Known for his biggest weapon - the googly, Tahir has earned a reputation for being able to dictate the middle-periods of games while providing vital breakthroughs to his side. And, over the years, Tahir has proved to be a valuable weapon for the Proteas. A spinner whose celebratory run lasts longer than most fast-bowler's run-ups, Tahir has undeniably established himself as one of the best limited-overs leg-spinners of his time. Playing his last ODI tournament, Tahir carries his brilliant form from the IPL to the World Cup. Taking 26 wickets (most in IPL this season) and almost propelling Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to the title, Tahir could very well turn out to be the deciding factor for South Africa in the World Cup.
  6. Huawei is already working on its own operating system since Google revoked its access to the Android license earlier this week. The Chinese company says that its own operating system for both smartphones and laptops will be ready for use by fall this year. The new operating systems will first be released for use in China, and it would only happen if the situation between Huawei and Google does not change in the coming months. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Chinese tech giant already had a contingency plan and has been developing its own OS for a while in preparation for a worst-case scenario, such as President Trump's blacklist. Huawei is looking to release the operating system that will work on both smartphones and laptops. This move comes as American companies need to seek permission from the US government before selling services and goods to Huawei. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The company has detailed that the operating system will be available for markets outside of China either by the first or second quarter of 2020. Huawei's new operating system will work with other products such as wearables, auto, laptops and other devices. The operating system will be compatible with Android apps as well and would be 60% faster than Android. However, the new Huawei OS will not have access to the Google Play Store but the Chinese company has already started talks with third-party app store 'Aptoid'. The third-party store may come pre-installed on Huawei smartphones for global markets like India and Europe. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Huawei now has a bigger hurdle to overcome as the company has also lost access to ARM, the company that provides license for the basis of most mobile device processors worldwide. This effectively leaves Huawei's HiSilicon division useless, as Huawei will not be able to build their own processors for smartphones and even IoT products. Source: CNBC
  7. Ever wondered why people are particularly in awe of characters like Sherlock Holmes or let's say, Littlefinger from 'Game of Thrones'? It's that clever brain of theirs which manages to set them apart from the rest of the crowd. Interestingly, such characters not only belong in the world of fiction, as sometimes, we manage to find them in the real world as well. via GIPHY A 27-year-old student has gone viral on the internet for an extremely bizarre yet ingenious reason. The student, who hails from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, was arrested after he tricked the employees of KFC into giving him free meals for a year. How in the name of Colonel Sanders did he pull this off? Well, our brilliant man here convinced the employees that he was sent from the KFC headquarters for quality check of the food being served in the restaurant. He would confidently walk into the store, and tell the same story at different KFC outlets and would end up getting a free meal. © Getty Images Look, I know what he did was wrong and everything, but you've got to admit it was bloody brilliant. I mean, clearly, he knows some kind of Jedi mind trick given how he pulled this off at every. single. KFC. outlet that he went to for a whole year! Who does that? Mere mortals like me can't even dream of walking into a shop and saying such things while making eye contact with the employees. Clearly, I am not the only one impressed with this student, as Twitter is losing its shit over the man and his antics and are hailing him as their new hero and have branded him a legend. First Mandela and now this poor man. WTF South Africa? A man needs his KFC. — Bree's Grampy (@vinnyc3) May 13, 2019 #SouthAfrica, y'all just gonna throw a man in jail for #KFC being stupid? #CmonMan https://t.co/3g7dVUnHHg — #BullpenInNeed (@ause7en) May 14, 2019 He should be knighted, not arrested!! The guy is a freaking LEGEND!!! ðð¼ðð¼ðð¼ — Deano (@deansleckie) May 13, 2019
  8. Never in a million years, I would've expected someone to compare 'Avengers: Endgame' - and Marvel Cinematic Universe - to a movie like 'Student of the Year 2' but these are strange times. 'Endgame' is literally the biggest movie right now and is all set to become the highest grossing movie ever soon, and I don't think I need to say anything about 'SOTY 2' that hasn't already been said. But, Aditya Seal, who stars in 'SOTY 2', apparently has a problem because while people love an 'unrealistic' movie like 'Avengers', they're hating on his movie for being unrealistic. He talked about the criticism 'SOTY 2' is facing for showing a very unrealistic school and college life. He said, “That is exactly the section of society who will watch 'Avengers' and love it and believe that superheroes exist, but they will give us flak for it.” I really don't see any correlation, truly. It doesn't end there, he further tried to explain that 'SOTY 2' is also like a fantasy world that people would want to be a part of. He said, “This is a fantasy. Who wouldn't want to be a part of a school like this, where you have such amazing-looking people and the school is this good? We are just trying to create a world for people where they can just watch it and be like, 'Oh, I wish I was a part of this!' When I watch 'Avengers', I want to be a part of it. I want to be Tony Stark/Iron Man. The same way, we are trying to create a world for them.” I really don't want to be mean to him, but does this dude even know the meaning of fantasy? I have a lot of counterpoints for this. One, no one is believing superheroes exist, everyone knows that it's a fictional universe, hence we have MCU. Two, supersoldiers and just basically superheroes don't exist for real, everyone knows that, but schools and colleges do and that's why it's so hard to see such an unrealistic portrayal. Third, who would want to go to a school where everyone is 'so amazing looking'? I don't want to see thirty-year-olds pretending to be teenagers. And no, a lot of people wouldn't want to be a part of the Avengers universe. I would surely be a bystander that gets killed first there. All I would like to request is that please never even compare 'Avengers: Endgame' to SOTY 2, please.
  9. It's the time of the year again when you see celebrities wear the most bizarre of outfits including the Kardashians, Priyanka Chopra (remember how her love story with Nick Jonas started at the Met Gala?), Zayn Malik, Donald Glover, Chadwick Boseman among others. The Met Gala is organized by Anne Wintour each year. The themes for Met Galas have an amusing taste of their own. For 2019, the theme is "Camp: Notes on Fashion," which will be held at the Costume Institute's upcoming spring exhibition. The exhibit is inspired by Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on Camp," and will examine "how the elements of irony, humour, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion." The Met Gala will take place on May 6, and will be chaired by Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele (Gucci is sponsoring the Met). This year, from the looks of it, people will be ditching gowns and three pieces to embrace a unique absurd reality translated into the form of costume. Given how crazy the looks have been in the past, expect something equally out of the world this year. Here's how celebrities interpreted the past year's theme which was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” 1. Kendall Jenner and Virgil Abloh in Louis Vuitton © Getty Images 2. Sean 'Diddy' Combs in Musika and Cassie in Thom Browne © Getty Images 3. Trevor Noah in Balmain © Getty Images 4. Jared Leto in Gucci © Getty Images 5. 2 Chainz and Nakesha Ward © Getty Images 6. Chadwick Boseman in Versace and Christian Louboutin shoes © Getty Images 7. Migos in Versace © Getty Images 8. Amal and George Clooney © Getty Images 9. Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh in Chanel © Getty Images 10. Emilia Clarke in Dolce & Gabbana with Christian Louboutin shoes © Getty Images 11. Darren Criss in Dolce & Gabbana © Getty Images
  10. India has been investing a lot of time and money into the country's space programme and India's mission for a manned trip to the moon is clinching closer than ever. In fact, India is three years ahead to send a manned crew to space. In a report by Bloomberg, the second Indian mission to the moon will have a lander, a rover and an orbiter that will be launched sometime between July 9 and July 16. The report goes to point out that all the modules are currently prepping for the mission and the moon landing is scheduled for September 6th. © Space Prime Minister Modi announced a $1.4 billion manned mission to the moon with a deadline of 2022. The Indian Space and Research Organisation or ISRO plans to launch 32 space missions in 2019 alone. © ISRO The second moon mission is being launched with the purpose of seeking and researching a source of waste-free nuclear energy. This new met jig is said to be worth trillions of dollars. India launched its first moon mission in October 2008 and ejected a probe that discovered water molecules on the surface of the moon. The 2008 mission also successfully completed 3,40 orbits. Previously, the ISRO has broken records by launching over 100 satellites in a single launch and specialises in cost-effective space missions. India beat Russia, who had previously held the record for launching 37 satellites in a single launch. Source: Bloomberg
  11. Apple has already launched an updated version of AirPods, however, new reports suggest that another version is all set to launch later this year. The report also suggests some upgrades that have been expected for a while. © MensXP The next-generation of AirPods are said to have active noise cancellation and may launch before the end of this year. The minor update on the new AirPods comes with a new H1 Chip that lets users launch Siri by simply saying 'Hey Siri'. We can be sure that the next-gen AirPods are expected to come with a similar chip. According to the report by Digitimes, sources in supply chain say that the new AirPods will offer a better audio experience for customers who don't mind paying a premium. The new AirPods are not said to replace the current generation of wireless earbuds but may just be another offering in Apple's audio portfolio. © Unsplash If the rumours are true, the new noise-cancelling AirPods will be more expensive than the current models. Active Noise Cancellation feature generally adds to the cost and rivals like the Sony WF-1000X is also priced higher. This is not the first time we've heard about noise-cancelling AirPods as rumours have been floating around for a while. Previous rumours have suggested that the new AirPods will come with heart rate and body temperature tracking along with other health tracking features. Other rumours suggest that the new AirPods will also come in a black variant which we really want to come true. Needless to say, these rumours cannot be verified until the new AirPods are officially launched by Apple. Having said that, the rumours about noise-cancelling AirPods have been consistent with previous reports. Source: Digitime
  12. Varun Dhawan is one of few stars in the industry, who had the fortune to taste success quite early in life. But, if you think that most of that has got to do with his star kid status, think again. Over time, Varun has seriously strengthened his game and improved his acting skills with every role that he has taken up. We have seen him as the vengeful Raghu in 'Badlapur' and also as a carefree brat in 'Judwaa 2'. He has done exceptionally well in portraying both casual and intense roles. Name any genre and he has done it all, romance, drama or comedy, you can check on all the boxes. Varun may have the tag of being David Dhawan's son, but he has climbed the ladder of success on his own and that's what his father also believes as well. On April 24, Varun Dhawan celebrated his 32nd birthday and if you are his hardcore fan, then you'll be interested to know what he did on his special day. MensXP got in touch with David Dhawan to know about Varun's journey through a father's eyes. So, we started by asking how Varun celebrated his birthday. Sr Dhawan told us, "For his birthday, he has gone on a holiday. He was there and we were on the phone and Facebook with him. We cut a cake here and my granddaughter Nyra, who is not even one, joined us. We managed to celebrate his birthday." © Viral Bhayani For a father, seeing his son grow in his career is one of the most amazing feelings and just a few words can't sum it up. But, we did make it a point to know, how as a father, he sees Varun's journey as an actor from 'Student Of The Year' till now. As a proud father, he told us that he credits Varun for all the success despite having a brand value of a Dhawan. "You know, as a father, I can say that he has gone up and up. I give all the credit to him for his success. He has given hits with me as well. I sent him for studies in the UK and when he came back, I didn't exactly know about his plans. He came back and joined Karan Johar as an Assistant Director for 'My Name Is Khan'. While working there, Karan told that Varun is going to act in my film. Karan found him an acting material. He has found his way himself. I, being a father, did a second film with him because I thought that's the right time. He is totally very independent and I have seen him improving as an actor. I am very proud of it," David said. © Viral Bhayani Sr Dhawan takes immense pleasure in the fact that his son is a man with family values. For all those who know Varun or have met him would know how grounded he is as a human being, which speaks enough of the values he has been brought up with. David added, "He is a very homely guy or call him a family oriented person. We all live together. I have two sons and it's an amazing feeling" In an age where people want to stay as far as they can from their families, we have the Dhawan family that's all united and growing stronger with each passing day. Sr Dhawan and Jr Dhawan will now be pairing up for one more venture together and that would be the remake of the cult comedy film, 'Coolie No 1'. Confirming the same, the popular director told us, "He is my son and I am going to work with him. Sara Ali Khan is also a part of the film. I am going to start the shooting soon, sometime in August." © Viral Bhayani Further, into the conversation, we asked David Dhawan if Varun ever comes to him for his suggestions or tips on the professional front. Well, the answer is a big YES. "He does come to me for his scripts or when he does a song, he makes me hear it. We both are very much in touch when it comes to working and we are like professionals. He knows my experience and he takes what he wants from it. Keeping the father-son bond aside, there is a great rapport between the two of us as a director and an actor," said Mr Dhawan. For a father, everything a son does holds immense value but then there are some projects that are always more appreciated. When we asked David Dhawan - which of Varun's films are his favourite, he said, "I have seen all his films. In 'Badlapur', he acted really well and it was a very different film. I loved him in 'Badrinath' too. Commercially, he was really good in 'Judwaa 2'. His comic timing is great but I find him much better in emotional scenes." © Viral Bhayani Before we finally said goodbye to Sr Dhawan, we addressed the elephant in the room. Yes, we asked the GOLDEN question about Varun's possible wedding with girlfriend Natasha Dalal. Varun and Natasha have finally accepted their relationship and rumours of their wedding have been doing the rounds for a while now. Answering our query, Sr Dhawan said, "His marriage will happen next year maybe. I am very happy with their relationship. What more does a father need?" We are waiting for the official announcement. What about you?
  13. Signed for a then-record transfer fee of 105 million euros, Paul Pogba's arrival at Old Trafford was expected to be pivotal in Manchester United's rise under former manager Jose Mourinho. But, his lack of discipline and regular run-ins with Mourinho made him the subject of immense criticism from pundits and fans alike. His World Cup-winning run with France in Russia gave his United career a second wing. And, after the sacking of Mourinho last December, Pogba was looked upon as the befitting leader who, having overcome his biggest nemesis in Mourinho, would take the Red Devils to places with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the helm of affairs. But, sadly, that day is yet to come. The 26-year-old United talisman has netted 13 league goals (shockingly the best goalscoring season of his career) and registered nine assists in a season that has been marred by poor and inconsistent performances. However, to everyone's surprise, the Frenchman has been included in the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Team of the Year. © Reuters Pogba is the only non-Liverpool or Manchester City player to have been included in the list. With Ederson finding his place between the sticks, Andy Robertson, Aymeric Laporte, Virgil Van Dijk and Alexander-Arnold Trent made up the back four. Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho partnered Pogba in the midfield. And, the likes of Sadio Mane, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling forged the frontline. If the inclusion of Pogba shocked everyone, the fact that he was chosen ahead of Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah further made the fans pull their hair. While Salah has scored 19 league goals and boasts of 10 assists, Hazard has netted 16 goals and has 13 assists to his name this season. Paul Pogba has been named in the PFA Premier League team of the year. In other news, Theresa May has won politician of the year, and Bran Stark has won the inaugural Not Being A Massive Starey Creep award. — Paddy Power (@paddypower) April 25, 2019 On the other hand, the timing of PFA's decision to include Pogba at the expense of someone like Hazard and Salah couldn't have been worse. Despite a poor run this season, when City was getting ready to visit Old Trafford for what was being looked upon as the game that could potentially decide the title race, the United loyalists still believed in Pogba to come good. But, the Frenchman, once again, came up short. © Reuters For someone who is often labelled as the best United player on the field, Pogba's performance came to fully represent the home side's ponderousness against the defending champions' sharpness. As United's stretched and limited backline defended manfully in the first half, they were coming under increasing pressure because their teammates in front weren't able to create the chances, with Pogba, in his role as the main creator, failing miserably to get the ball to Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford quick enough. While the City midfielders required just one touch to get the ball rolling up front, Pogba was taking four which hampered his team's chances. The United talisman was too often too casual with no perseverance and nerve the fans would've seen from great Sir Alex Ferguson sides of the past. And, early in the second half, when Bernardo Silva burst past a number of United midfielders, with Pogba notably left in his wake, the moment of brilliance from the Portuguese summed up the gulf in class between the two teams. As a United fan there's no way Paul Pogba should be in the PFA team of the year! 2 months playing well and a load of penalties isn't anywhere near decent. Embarrassing to be honest — Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) April 25, 2019 A 0-4 drubbing at the hands of Everton was followed by a 0-2 loss at home for United. And, Pogba's consistent failures on the field, not to mention his casual attitude, continues to prove Mourinho right, making everyone question whether he is the right character and a man worth building a team around. And, United legend Roy Keane couldn't have summed it up any better. © Reuters Going all guns blazing at the Frenchman, Keane minced no words while claiming: "I wouldn't believe a word he (Pogba) says, there's no meaning to it. If you're going to be a good team-mate you have to run back and defend. They said it was heated against Everton – I heard they threw their hair gel at each other". Paul Pogba in PFA team of the year. Seriously ? — Ian Darke (@IanDarke) April 24, 2019 "He's a talented boy, but we've seen him not sprinting back. He's a mature player who's won big trophies and I don't think he leads by example from what I see. I don't know what he's like on the training ground or when they travel. He mentions body language and pride but I don't see it. He's a really talented player but you need more than talent. The really top players make their team and their team-mates better. He doesn't do that. He plays for himself," Keane concluded.
  14. PUBG is, without a doubt, one of the most popular battle royale titles of all time. Well, the game developer PUBG Corp. just proved its worth by reporting $920 million in revenue in its first full year since the 1.0 launch, which roughly translates to nearly Rs 6,400 crores. Not just revenue, PUBG Corp. also saw huge profits of a whopping $310 million (roughly Rs 2,143 cr). That's an insane figure considering the fact that these numbers were achieved in just a year. Seriously, just imagine how many chicken dinners you could buy! © PUBG Corp. PUBG was apparently most popular in Asia, and it looks like over 50-percent of the game's revenue came from that region. North America and Europe were other big contributors to PUBG Corp's revenues. These numbers, in case you are wondering, came via VG247, and the report noted that the PC version of the game earned the developer $790 million (roughly Rs 5,400 cr) in 2019. Surprisingly, the numbers from the console and mobile versions of the game were similar. © PUBG Corp. We're looking at about $60 million and $64 million for console and mobile, respectively. It's, however, worth noting that PUBG Mobile is developed by Tencent Games, and it's likely to be cashing in the most from the mobile port of the game.
  15. We've all been wondering when the next instalment of 'The Last Of Us' will launch ever since it was announced at E3 last year. According to a leak by a European retailer ProGamingShop, it looks like the game is set to launch later this year. The game will be an exclusive game to the PlayStation 4 and possible PlayStation 5, similar to the original game when it was first launched on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. © Sony The release date for the “The Last Of Us Part II” is rumoured to be September 27th, 2019 if this leak is to be believed. It's a Friday and is one the most common days for big AAA titles to release. As of now, Sony does not have any big blockbuster games scheduled for fall 2019 and this leak would make complete sense. However, a recent report suggested that developer Naughty Dog, had recently wrapped up motion capture work on the game and launch in September seems unlikely. The general assumption is that The Last of Us Part II will launch in 2020. Having said that, the motion capture work could be re-shots or the final phase of production as the game has been in development for a while. When The Last Of Us was released in June 2013, it came out closer to the launch date go the PS4 which resulted in good sale numbers on both platforms. It is possible that Sony will replicate the same formula as the new console is about to launch very soon We've already confirmed a few specifications of the new PlayStation 5 and it seems the launch of the console is very close. It would be possible that Sony would want to replicate the same success for this and next-gen consoles as well. Source: ProGamingShop
  16. It's been fours years since Rockstar Games confirmed that Grand Theft Auto 6 is coming. There's been a ton of rumours since the studio confirmed that 'it's got some ideas for GTA VI'. So when is this releasing exactly? Well, if an anonymous European developer is to be believed, then the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto series is coming next year during the holiday season. © Rockstar Games That being said, it looks like the next generation PS5 players will be first ones to get their hands on the game when it arrives next year. Yes, Sony is apparently handing out a mountain of cash to GTA VI producer Take-Two Interactive to secure a one month exclusive period for the game on PS5. This means, the next-generation Xbox players won't be able to play it until a month later. There's no word on the PC version of the game, but we don't expect the game to arrive on PC at launch anyway. This, by the way, isn't the first time we're hearing about GTA VI being exclusive to the next generation PlayStation console. But the real question is whether Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive would be willing to risk the backlash from Xbox gamers just for some extra cash. It's a Grand Theft Auto title we're talking about here after all. GTA V made more money than any other movie, book or game in the history. © Rockstar Games The developer also noted that this next installment of the game will take place in Miami and New York City. Anyway, there's no concrete way to confirm this report, so we suggest you take all this info with a grain of salt. We'll hopefully hear more about the game soon from Rockstar Games.
  17. An insane video of Tiger Shroff just showing off and doing stunts is out, and yeah, it's also the trailer for 'Student Of The Year 2' but everyone's just focusing on the stunts because that's the only thing in the trailer, tbh. I'm not going to lie, the trailer is a lil cheesy and cringey, and I'm not even going to touch the fact that there is literally no school student who looks like that and there is no school actually like that. But, my opinions on the trailer aside, the true success or failure of a trailer depends on the memes on it, and in that sense, SOTY2 is a winner! There was so much meme material in the trailer that people immediately started showing off their creativity and came up with some 'Memes of The Year'. Someone got even Modi Ji involved. Flyer Frequent Flyer Modiji Then comes Tiger Shroff. #SOTY2Trailer pic.twitter.com/bzQe0Tp8l9 — Sagar (@sagarcasm) April 12, 2019 KJo, are you seeing this? Honest #SOTY2 poster #SOTY2Trailer pic.twitter.com/JOqByAKmqH — prateek kashyap (@Subh__) April 12, 2019 A bigger crossover than 'Avengers: Infinity War'? Bollywood has given the crossover nobody asked for since 1988 till date "DC × MARVEL" ðð#SOTY2 #SOTY2Trailer pic.twitter.com/YJZw9PrR4o — à¤à¤­à¥_shake (@aao_twist_kare) April 12, 2019 We can't always get what we want. Pic 1 - Expectations Pic 2 - reality #SOTY2Trailer pic.twitter.com/SAtncNq0Pm — Singh (@PrarujSingh07) April 12, 2019 Yep. Not sure if I just watched #SOTY2Trailer or a gymnastics class advertisement. Hands down one of the worst trailers I've ever seen. Who cut this trailer??? ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ — MauritianâSRKâFan (@MauritianSRKFan) April 12, 2019 I know, right? #SOTY2Trailer A heartfelt thank you to my guardians for sending me to a real school and not some circus. Kaun sa school/college aisa hota hai baba? — Prakash (@hawaiizada) April 12, 2019 Brutal. #SOTY2Trailer Me after wasted 3 mins of my life while watching... pic.twitter.com/pZ4O367VTy — Banter kicks (Akash K. Gupta) (@banter_kicks) April 12, 2019 Literally nobody. Nobody Tiger Shroff:#SOTY2Trailer pic.twitter.com/klN2dc9gUS — Roastyourself (@niimz94) April 12, 2019 Can't even compare. #SOTY2Trailer. Pic 1: 4 million Dollars me 1 ( approx) Pic2: 40 rs me 2.(sure) pic.twitter.com/MkQzQugtzz — Lagbhag Kejriwal( Chowkidar)ð®‍âï¸ð®‍âï¸ (@Lagbhag2) April 12, 2019 Okay. When Marvel and DC characters met at Baba Siddique's Iftar party pic.twitter.com/zdsKMirhCl — Sagar (@sagarcasm) April 12, 2019 They were still better. I'd like to apologize to these goat students for seeing the disrespect put on to their debutant film. #SOTY2Trailer pic.twitter.com/17mGR5wE6k — ð¸(@FlybrownG) April 12, 2019 Good burn. If we can interchange movie names between 3 Idiots and Student Of The Year 2, that would be great. #SOTY2Trailer — OCDà¤à¥ (@KamalZoheb) April 12, 2019 Yes! I feel u both @MarvelStudios and @TheDCUniverse can fill defamation case against @DharmaMovies for this...can claim Rs. 1000-2000 crore...ððð #SOTY2Trailer pic.twitter.com/SvQmTP63cm — Anil Kumar (@i_anil_kumar) April 12, 2019 So brutal. #SOTY2Trailer Expectations. Reality. pic.twitter.com/gl5DqLh6C7 — blank (@bae_tea_chor) April 12, 2019 He's constantly playing 'the floor is lava' with himself. Tiger shroff's career is 4 pictures ðð¤©ðð« #SOTY2Trailer pic.twitter.com/rCcia219dA — Ranbir Kapoor (@BaapActorRANBIR) April 12, 2019 Wow. #SOTY2Trailer Karan johar only purchase the products which says - 2 pe 1 free , 2 pe 1 free pic.twitter.com/EELelOq2i0 — Aditya saraogi (@saraogi_aditya1) April 12, 2019 When you realize the value of the OGs. we used to criticise sidvaria for their acting in soty but after watching #SOTY2Trailer original soty trio's acting looks like a masterpiece in front of these threeð­ð https://t.co/4jN0dDnDKZ — ââ¿â (@its_asm) April 12, 2019
  18. It has been almost a year since Mesut Ozil, one of the best footballers of the current generation said goodbye to his national team of Germany on a rather ugly note after complaining about facing racism within the German football federation (DFB) soon after squad were eliminated from the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the hands of South Korea in a disappointing 0-2 loss in Russia. According to the athlete, he had been through a lot of racial discrimination ever since he meeting with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a high-profile meeting. After running out of patience, the Arsenal midfielder decided to release a statement on Twitter, officially quitting from Team Germany. The past couple of weeks have given me time to reflect, and time to think over the events of the last few months. Consequently, I want to share my thoughts and feelings about what has happened. pic.twitter.com/WpWrlHxx74 — Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 22, 2018 "The treatment I have received from the DFB and many others makes me no longer want to wear the German national team shirt. I feel unwanted and think that what I have achieved since my international debut in 2009 has been forgotten,” tweeted the German. "It is with a heavy heart and after much consideration that because of recent events, I will no longer be playing for Germany at international level whilst I have this feeling of racism and disrespect. I used to wear the German shirt with such pride and excitement, but now I don't." Now, more than 8 months later, in an interview with Die Welt, Germany's Technical Director, Oliver Bierhoff opened about his thoughts about the whole debacle admitting to the unprofessionalism with which Ozil's departure from the team was managed and covered by media both, national and international. "It went wrong and I'm very sorry, there were a lot of mistakes, also on my part," Bierhoff said. "Until today, nobody had a convincing idea of how we could have handled his situation in the national team in a different way." "Of course I would have wished Mesut an exit in another way, I can only repeat that, in the end, all of us gave an image that was not good."
  19. The trailer of this year's much-awaited film, 'Student Of The year 2', just dropped and is making everyone jealous with their exaggerated fanciful Saint Teresa college which looks bigger than London's Buckingham Palace. via GIPHY The first one marked the debut of three promising actors - Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra - who have come a long way. Varun and Alia are currently busy promoting their film 'Kalank'. This time around, the expectations are extremely high from the film and the 'Batch of 2019'. via GIPHY Well, at least they have successfully managed to retain one thing from the first movie - 'SOTY 2' is as exaggerated and larger than life as the first one. Seriously, who organises such extreme sports events? And which sporting event has a dance competition as one of the winning criteria? Dharma Productions Most parts of the trailer were owned by Tiger Shroff and his abs and his veins popping out of his arms. Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday too were a part of the trailer in their own 'blink and miss' ways. Dharma Productions Talking about the storyline, Tiger Shroff plays Rohan who has his heart set on the 'Dignity Cup', an inter-college sports championship. He is however expelled, so he joins another college to participate in the same competition to beat his rivals (Also, this is not a spoiler, it's there in the trailer). Amidst all of this, Tiger has to also deal with a complicated love triangle going on between him, Tara and Ananya. Tough life, I must say! Directed by Punit Malhotra, 'Student Of The Year 2' is releasing on May 10.
  20. Studying Twins is Science's love affair from the dawn of time simply because of the near perfect genetic and physical match. This is ideal for scientists to conduct studies for comparing changes in human responses to change in environments. NASA did a similar test with an astronaut who also happens to have a twin brother. Scott Kelly, U.S. astronaut suggested to NASA that he and his identical twin brother, Mark could be a subject of a study of long-term space flight. © NASA This gave scientists and researchers the unique opportunity to monitor two brothers with an identical gene footprint in two very different environments. One in space and one 250 miles below it. Results have finally been publishing and the findings are shocking. Scott experienced changes that his brother Mark did not. These changes went away six months after Scott returned to earth; however, none of these changes posed any health differences. The results are now out and these were the results according to the paper: © Reuters "In this paper, they showed there was no statistically significant difference in genetic modifications they could find between the twin in the space station with the one on the ground," said Gronostajski, the director of the University of New York at Buffalo's Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics graduate program. What were the changes? © NASA Scientists and doctors took many measurements from the Astronaut's body at molecular levels. Such a study has never been done before with such accuracy. Kelly also sent his blood samples to Earth via return capsules. Here are the changes that Kelly's body faced after a year in space: 1. 91.3 percent of Scott's gene activity returned to normal after six months landing back on Earth. The genes never mutated rather respond to the environment. 2. Flu Vaccine has the same effect in Space. 3. Kelly's end caps on Chromosomes got longer in space but returned to normal form upon his return. 4. One category of bacteria in Scott's gut increased, while another decreased; the ratio returned to normal after the mission. We don't yet whether this was harmful or not as more research is needed. 5. Kelly aged faster in terms of physical appearance than his Twin Brother in that period.
  21. The 2019 iPhone and rumours surrounding the device have now escalated, which has brought us new information about its features. Some may be true and some may not be a part of the final product. That's something we can never be sure of as rumours tend to be unreliable. Having said that, there are some rumours that keep popping up and eventually turn out to be true when the device eventually launches. Apple generally launches a new iPhone every year at its September hardware event and we decided to list down some of the features that may just come to the future iPhone: 1. Reverse Wireless Charging © Twitter Apple recently announced a new wireless charging case for AirPods and with the recent cancellation of the AirPower, we can expect the next iPhone to support some sort of bilateral wireless charging. Currently, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S10 offers this feature and can be used to charge other Qi-enabled devices. Samsung made the best use of this feature by letting the smartphone charge the new Galaxy Buds. 2. Triple Rear Camera© Twitter_Evenleaks We first saw a triple camera set up on the next iPhone in the form of a render way back in January and it seems like a recent schematic leak may have confirmed that claim. Schematics of the next shows the metal chassis of the phone which may be used for welding of the body. The rear cutout for the camera system is the most stand-out feature where there are three circular cut-outs for the camera lenses. If you want to know more, you can read all about it here. 3. A Smaller Notch © Akshay Bhalla_MensXP Currently, iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and X use a notch on its display that hosts an array of sensors for FaceID. This allows the smartphone to map a user's face and unlock the smartphone based on the person's facial features. AMS, the Austrian company which provides Apple with optical sensors for the TrueDepth camera has developed a new sensor that can trace ambient light from behind an OLED screen. It also has a proximity sensor which is currently housed in the notch of the iPhone. There is a possibility than iPhones may now have a smaller notch as some of these sensors can now be embedded in the screen. Having said that, Apple still needs to put a selfie camera on the front which may be under a smaller notch. There's no certainty whether Apple will implement the new sensors in the 2019 iPhone however we are keeping our fingers crossed. 4. Bigger Battery © YouTube Currently, the iPhone XS features a 2,658mAh battery while the larger iPhone XS Max has a 3,175 mAh battery. The cheaper iPhone XR has a battery size of 2,942 mAh. That's not a lot if Apple is considering to utilise the reverse wireless charging feature. According to reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will be increasing the size of its batteries on all models of iPhones this year. This, in turn, will enable the iPhone to have enough juice to charge other devices like the new AirPods.
  22. It has been a couple of years since Apple has launched a 'small' iPhone. The last small and compact phone from the company was the iPhone SE that came out all the way back in 2016. Well, if the new report is something to go by, then it looks like Apple might finally launch a compact iPhone next year. According to DigiTimes, Apple is readying new iPhones for 2020 with display sizes - 5.43-inch, 6.06-inch, and 6.67-inch. Looks like the company will be sourcing the displays from Samsung or LG. The current lineup, in case you're wondering, has display sizes of 5.8-inch (iPhone XS), 6.1-inch (iPhone XR), and 6.5-inch (iPhone XS Max). So, if it turns out to be true, Apple will reduce the size of the smallest model while increasing the size of the biggest model. © Unsplash We're not entirely sure as to what Apple is planning to call these new iPhones, though. But if we were to guess, then the smallest iPhone would be called iPhone SE2, which has been passing the rumour mill for quite some time now. But again, that raises questions about the names of other iPhones, so your guess is as good as ours, really.
  23. Big B might be 76, but that clearly doesn't stop him from constantly one-upping the younger crop of actor-fashionistas. His style game has always been young and vibrant, and even now, he sometimes steps out wearing pieces that are headline-worthy. The latest example? A pair of super fancy velvet moccasins he wore to witness daughter Shweta set fire to the ramp. Take a look. © Viral Bhayani Mr Bachchan wore a statement kurta with a relaxed white pyjama. However, as basic as the overall attire seems to be, he had planned the ultimate footwear game that would elevate the seemingly subtle ensemble. The royal amaranth-purple velvet moccasins are super fancy on their own, add to them the conspicuous AF golden tassels, and we get a pair that beats 'em all. © Viral Bhayani We love the ivory and blue kurta, mainly because of how unusual it is in terms of the print. Mr Bachchan made a well-calculated fashion move by keeping the trousers plain and relaxed, lest it gets OTT, which it totally did not. © Viral Bhayani While we love the look, along with the minimal accessory game (did you notice the elegant ring with the blue stone?), we still can't get over those badass royal shoes! © Viral Bhayani Kudos, Sir!
  24. The nation lost over 40 bravehearts last month, when a JeM suicide bomber rammed explosives-laden car into a CRPF bus in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. People haven't forgotten that terrorist attack, nor will they ever. Post Pulwama, people from across the world are coming together to wipe tears of the family members of the martyred jawans. © Reuters The country was painted red last month with blood, and now when the festival of colours is here, the CRPF has decided that there will be no 'official celebrations' of Holi this year in the force, to pay respect to the jawans martyred in Pulwama. CRPF Director General (DG) RR Bhatnagar, said this during an event to mark the 80th raising day of the force in Gurgaon. © Reuters Reportedly, the DG also said that in order to better equip the troops during a combat, they are obtaining advanced weapons and gadgets that include Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), light bullet proof jackets, rifles, ground penetrating radars and signal jammers gunshot locators. In fact, while paying tribute to the personnel who lost their lives, the CRPF chief also said that the force is creating a 'mobile app' to provide help to the families of martyred jawans.
  25. Let's face it, it has not been the best of days for the Chelsea Football Club in the recent past. After facing a crushing 6-0 defeat at the hands of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City a couple of weeks ago, the Blues saw another internal drama take the centre stage when goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga decided to openly dishonour his manager Maurizio Sarri during the Carabao Cup final against the Citizens. However, it seems as if the Football Gods had had enough fun with the struggling Chelsea FC and decided to provide them with some sort of reimbursement. In came Tottenham Hotspur Right Wing-Back Kieran Trippier. In an English Premier League match up early this morning, Tottenham Hotspur (EPL Rank 3) went head to head against Chelsea FC (EPL Rank 6) and lost 0-2 to the Blues in spectacular fashion. However, a lot of credit for Chelsea's win must go to the Hotspur defender Trippier who did exactly the opposite of what his job description said he does: defend his side of the goal. Trippier. pic.twitter.com/bNQmN3aeyK — Busonzio (@Busonzio) February 27, 2019 When the Chelsea forwards decided to make a late-game push for another goal after Pedro's excellent strike in the 57th minute, the ball tumbled down to Trippier with no Blues player in his vicinity. The 28-year-old then decided to pass the ball to his keeper Hugo Lloris (at least that's what we think he wanted to do). Typical defender move, right? However, what Trippier did not realise was the fact that Lloris was running right towards him with the net completely unguarded. His skilful and unbelievably accurate shot thus placed the ball right in the bottom left corner of the goal post. Within microseconds of sending the ball for an own goal, the British footballer had realised what a mess he had created, as his keeper stood still, shaking his head in disbelief. The fiasco brought forward a five-year-old tweet the footballer had put up. “Come on Chelsea,” he had said one year before he had signed with Tottenham in 2015. Hotspur fans and well, fans of football in general were quick to jump on to the glorious internet to roast the unfortunate defender with the best memes they could think of: 𤣠Kieran Trippier. ð¤¦‍âï¸ð¤¦‍âï¸ð¤¦‍âï¸ #CHETOT pic.twitter.com/R6hLmoaOLD — Sky Bet (@SkyBet) February 27, 2019 Kieran Trippier has always been a Chelsea fan pic.twitter.com/iFAr2bvwr5 — The Futbol Sphere (@TTOFz) February 27, 2019 Trippier has better 1v1 finishing than Morata. #CHETOT pic.twitter.com/eysZBdTvw4 — Naman Khandelwal (@yungnaman) February 27, 2019 Players that need to leave the club this Summer: Trippier Ben Davies Lamela Aurier Dier We can't be a top tier contender having these kind of players. — Patrick Souza (@PatrickRSouza) February 28, 2019 Nobody: Kieran Trippier: pic.twitter.com/MpWUxGI13n — Steven (@SPURSWlN) February 28, 2019 The internet never forgets…but you know that, right?
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