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OPPO F17 with 30W VOOC flash charge to go on sale on Sep 21
short by Roshan Gupta / on 20 Sep 2020,Sunday
OPPO F17 with ultra-sleek leather-feel body and 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 to go on sale on September 21. Starting at ₹17,990, OPPO said that the F17 gives 4-hour talk with 5 minutes charge and comes in three colour options: Classic Silver, Dynamic Orange, and Navy Blue. Sporting an AI ultra-wide camera, the F17 features a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display.
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:00 am on 20 Sep
CSK defeated MI by five wickets in the last over in IPL 2020 opener in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. The victory is MS Dhoni's 100th win in IPL as the captain of CSK. With the win, CSK ended their five-match losing streak against MI. MI had defeated CSK in all of the four matches between them in 2019.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:21 pm on 19 Sep
Reacting to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap saying that Ravi Kishan used weed for the longest time, the actor and BJP MP said, "I didn't expect such words from Anurag." Kishan added, "It's no secret I am a devotee of Shiva so I chant his name. I am saddened Anurag wouldn't support me on this issue of the war on drugs."
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:48 pm on 19 Sep
Actress Payal Ghosh has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexually harassing her. "He opened his zip and tried to force his penis inside my vagina by opening my salwar kameez," she said. She added that Anurag told her that physical relationships are "very normal" and several actresses are "just a call away" for him.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:00 pm on 19 Sep
India's 1st CRISPR COVID-19 test 'FELUDA' approved for use
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted approval for the commercial launch of India's first CRISPR COVID-19 test 'FELUDA'. The test has been developed by the Tata Group and CSIR-IGIB (Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology). It is the world's first diagnostic test to deploy a specially adapted Cas9 protein to successfully detect the virus causing COVID-19.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:53 pm on 19 Sep
Piyush Chawla becomes third-highest wicket-taker in IPL history
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) leg-spinner Piyush Chawla has become the third-highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL. The 31-year-old achieved the feat after dismissing Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma to take his 151st wicket in his 158th IPL match. Notably, Chawla is playing his first match for three-time IPL champions CSK.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:49 pm on 19 Sep
Is first slip allowed with social distancing rules, jokes MS Dhoni
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
During the toss ahead of the IPL 2020 opener between CSK and MI, CSK captain MS Dhoni jokingly asked if the first slip was allowed with the social distancing rules in place. Further, he revealed that the first six days of isolation was a "very difficult one" for the players. Dhoni is playing his first professional match after 437 days.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:46 pm on 19 Sep
Actor Saanand Verma, who worked with Sushant Singh Rajput in 'Chhichhore', has said it's sad that some people are using his death to gain mileage and publicise their agenda. "What's happening right now is almost his character assassination. It's being portrayed that he was into drugs," he added. "I've worked with him but never felt or seen anything," Saanand said.
short by Udit Gupta / 09:54 pm on 19 Sep
SP Balasubrahmanyam's son SP Charan took to Instagram on Saturday to share an update on his father's health who's undergoing coronavirus treatment at a hospital. "There's still some improvement needed in...lungs, breathing and strength," Charan said. "The doctors are helping him sit up for a while, around 15-20 minutes almost every other day...It's a task, but he's making...effort," he added.
short by Udit Gupta / 10:33 pm on 19 Sep
If Sushant had died by suicide, he'd have written a note: Shekhar
short by Udit Gupta / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
On being asked what makes him feel that Sushant Singh Rajput was murdered, Shekhar Suman said, "His personality was such that if he had [died by] suicide, he would've definitely written a note." "For everything he had...whiteboard, he also penned down everything in...diary," he added. "He would've seen to it that people around him didn't get into trouble," Shekhar said.
short by Udit Gupta / 10:16 pm on 19 Sep
Kolkata Knight Riders will win IPL 2020: Michael Vaughan
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Ex-England captain Michael Vaughan has predicted that Kolkata Knight Riders will win the IPL 2020. "I just think they've got enough...[they have] Brendon McCullum as coach, he's just won the Caribbean Premier League [with Trinbago Knight Riders]," he stated. "It might be that they don't have enough power in their batting...[but]...there's plenty there for them to be competitive," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:59 pm on 19 Sep
I expect Pant to perform as well as he did last year: Ricky Ponting
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting has said that he expects wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant to "perform as well as he did last year". "Pant, during the last week, has really turned the corner," he added. Pant had scored 488 runs in 16 games last season which included his unbeaten innings of 78 runs in 27 balls against MI.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 11:13 pm on 19 Sep
SRH's bowling can be very dangerous for other teams: Gavaskar
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar has said that SunRisers Hyderabad's "bowling attack can prove to be quite dangerous" for other teams this IPL season. "Their bowlers have under the radar bowling ability and they can surprise many teams in the tournament," he added. SRH's bowling attack comprises of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan among others.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:43 pm on 19 Sep
Delhi's active COVID-19 cases rise by over 190% in a month
short by Kiran Khatri / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Delhi has increased by over 190% in a month with 84,087 cases being reported during the period, according to government data. The number increased from 11,068 active COVID-19 cases on August 18 to 32,250 on Friday. On August 4, active cases dropped below the 10,000-mark for the first time since May 30.
short by Kiran Khatri / 09:35 pm on 19 Sep
KL Rahul, who'll captain KXIP for the first time, has said that the side is "motivated" and "looking forward to playing a good brand of cricket and making this [IPL] season a memorable one". "We have a top-notch line up this season...I truly believe KXIP have the necessary squad to go all the way in this IPL," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:39 pm on 19 Sep
American cloud-based software company Salesforce has announced that it will be hiring 12,000 new employees over the next year. It will add 4,000 new jobs in the next six months. In August, the firm had confirmed that it was firing 1,000 people. However, it had given the affected employees 60 days to find other positions in the company.
short by Aishwarya / 10:26 pm on 19 Sep
Amazon's Indian ex-employee charged by US in merchant bribery plot
short by Aishwarya / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
A former Amazon employee, Nishad Kunju, in India was charged by the US with taking over ₹73 lakh in bribes to give select merchants an advantage over competitors. Along with Kunju, five other people in the US have been indicted as well. They were charged with conspiracy to use a communication facility to commit commercial bribery, among other things.
short by Aishwarya / 10:48 pm on 19 Sep
Epic Games denied Apple's claims that there had been a 70% decline in interest in Fortnite between October 2019-July 2020. Apple has alleged Epic brought a case against it to "revive" the waning interest in Fortnite. Epic also denied Apple's claims that removing Epic from Developer Program helped security and privacy, arguing Apple hasn't pointed to a "single security issue".
short by Aishwarya / 11:18 pm on 19 Sep
Scientists have found evidence that northern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Enceladus has been resurfaced with ice from its interior. Enceladus shoots out enormous plumes of ice grains and vapour from an ocean that lies under its crust. A global spectral map of Enceladus showed infrared signals that correlate with the geologic activity which is easily seen at the south pole.
short by Aishwarya / 10:18 pm on 19 Sep
2 held for illegally selling Mephentermine injections in Hyderabad
short by Kiran Khatri / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Two men have been arrested by the Commissioner's Task Force (South) in Hyderabad for selling Mephentermine Sulphate injections without a valid licence. The police seized 150 injections from them. "There's huge demand for Mephentermine Sulphate injection as it increases muscle growth," Inspector S Raghavendra said. He added that a person from Delhi was supplying the injections to the two men.
short by Kiran Khatri / 11:15 pm on 19 Sep
Around 20,000 people in Thailand's Bangkok took part in the biggest protest against the government on Saturday since PM Prayut Chan-o-cha took power in a 2014 coup. The protesters marched to the public space outside the Grand Palace where state ceremonies are held. They have been calling for the ouster of the PM and reforms in the monarchy since July.
short by Kiran Khatri / 10:51 pm on 19 Sep
Rajya Sabha passes amendment in Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code
short by Kiran Khatri / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Rajya Sabha has passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020 by voice vote. The bill seeks to suspend initiation of fresh insolvency proceedings against companies for at least six months to one year, starting from March 25, amid COVID-19 pandemic. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said IBC's intention is to keep companies a "going concern", not liquidating them.
short by Kiran Khatri / 10:25 pm on 19 Sep
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