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Springboard offers ML specialisation in its Data Science course
short by Roshan Gupta / on 25 May 2020,Monday
San Francisco-headquartered Springboard is enabling professionals from programming background to progress into Data Science through its course. Learners are paired 1:1 with a mentor for 6 months, ensuring practical learning and building a portfolio of projects to crack a job. Springboard also offers job guarantee or money back for learners coming from a programming background for its course.
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:07 pm on 25 May
Pictures from airports across India have surfaced online as domestic flights resumed on Monday after a hiatus of two months due to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. People were seen maintaining social distance in queues at airports and were wearing safety equipment. Pictures also showed luggage being sanitised at several airports and passengers undergoing thermal scan.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:05 am on 25 May
Around 80 flights to and from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport have been cancelled as domestic flights resume today. Earlier, flight schedule was made for airports including West Bengal, Maharashtra and Chennai. West Bengal has permitted flights from May 28, while Maharashtra has allowed 25 take-offs and 25 landings. Number of incoming flights has been restricted to 25 by Chennai.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:10 am on 25 May
India now among 10 countries with worst coronavirus case count
short by Ankush Verma / on 25 May 2020,Monday
India is now among ten countries with worst coronavirus case count as the number of coronavirus cases in the country rose to 1,38,845 on Monday. India surpassed Iran which has 1,35,701 coronavirus cases, according to the latest update by Iranian Health Ministry. The US, Brazil, Russia, the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Germany and Turkey have more cases than India.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:47 am on 25 May
Former NASA and Apple engineer Mark Rober built an elaborate obstacle course, attempting to keep squirrels away from feeders meant for birds. It included a ladder bridge, trap door, maze and a catapult, with the feeder at the end. However, the squirrels found a way to dodge obstacles by jumping over them, managing to finish the course within 40 seconds.
short by Dharna / 11:39 am on 25 May
Comedian Vir Das shared a video of his elderly neighbour 'sneezing' at him and threatening to slap him, after accusing him of not following social distancing. "I was giving my friend...who lives three houses down...some dinner. We were waiting for it to get cooked 15 feet...from each other," he wrote. Vir further wrote the man isn't his landlord.
short by Daisy Mowke / 12:52 pm on 25 May
Sinead Boucher, the CEO of New Zealand-based media outlet Stuff, has bought the company from Australian broadcaster Nine Entertainment for just NZ$1 (around ₹46) to maintain local ownership. This comes a month after Stuff asked staff to voluntarily take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nine would take a hit of $26-29 million in its full-year results from the sale.
short by Dharna / 12:45 pm on 25 May
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said 117 private hospitals in the national capital have been asked to reserve 20% of the beds for coronavirus patients. "As many as 2,000 new beds will be available in private hospitals from today for those going for COVID-19 treatment," the CM said. Over 13,000 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Delhi so far.
short by Jigyasu / 02:19 pm on 25 May
The Israeli cabinet on Sunday restricted the involvement of its internal security service 'Shin Bet' in the cellphone-tracking of people infected by the coronavirus. It said the measure would be used in "special cases" if an infected person's location can't be ascertained using "other methods". The technology, originally deployed to tackle terrorism, had been challenged by privacy watchdog groups.
short by Dharna / 12:11 pm on 25 May
A five-year-old boy travelled alone on a flight from Delhi to Bengaluru as domestic flights resumed on Monday. The boy, who held a paper that read 'special category', was received by his mother at the Kempegowda International Airport. "My son Vihaan Sharma has travelled alone from Delhi, he has come back to Bengaluru after 3 months," his mother said.
short by Ankush Verma / 01:58 pm on 25 May
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has reportedly started donating ₹50,000 from his monthly salary to the PM CARES Fund. The amount will be deducted from his salary and get deposited in the Centre's COVID-19 relief fund for the next 12 months, reports said. The first deduction of ₹50,000 was reportedly made in April.
short by Jigyasu / 10:09 am on 25 May
The New York-traded shares of Alibaba on Friday fell nearly 6% to $199.70 after the Chinese e-commerce company projected its revenue growth to slow down this year. This wiped off over $1.5 billion from the estimated wealth of its Co-founder Jack Ma. Although Alibaba posted a 22% rise in March-quarter revenue, this was its slowest pace of expansion on record.
short by Dharna / 11:04 am on 25 May
Foodtech startup Zomato has elevated food delivery business CEO Mohit Gupta as Zomato's Co-founder, reports said. The reports cited an e-mail by Zomato Co-founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal to employees saying, "A 'Founder' is not a title, only a mindset," adding that Gupta has earned his trust. In 2019, Zomato had given COO Gaurav Gupta the title of Co-founder.
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:17 pm on 25 May
2 terrorists killed by security forces in Kulgam: J&K Police
short by Jigyasu / on 25 May 2020,Monday
Two terrorists were killed by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Monday, J&K Police said. A joint operation was conducted by 34 Rashtriya Rifles, CRPF and Kulgam Police on specific inputs that two-three terrorists were present there, police added. The terrorists were reportedly asked to surrender but they opened fire following which the security forces retaliated.
short by Jigyasu / 12:13 pm on 25 May
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has offered to sponsor education for Jyoti Kumari, who cycled almost 1,200 km to Bihar from Gurugram, with her father. LJP President Chirag Paswan said he has been speaking to Jyoti and her family and has urged her to pursue education. "I'll sponsor her education in any stream she thinks is best for her," he added.
short by Jigyasu / 11:25 am on 25 May
After a TikTok video of two people throwing a dog into a pond after tying it surfaced online, PETA India announced a reward of up to ₹50,000 to identify them. "Informers' identities will be kept confidential upon request," PETA said. "As psychologists well know, violent people often start by abusing animals and then move on to target humans," PETA added.
short by Jigyasu / 12:06 pm on 25 May
A landlord was arrested in Delhi for allegedly killing his tenant for using a 100-watt bulb, police said on Sunday. An argument broke out after the landlord raised objections over the usage of a 100-watt bulb by the tenant as it consumes more electricity. The landlord slapped the tenant twice that led to an internal injury, the police added.
short by Jigyasu / 01:43 pm on 25 May
A video shows New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern staying calm as a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the capital Wellington on Monday while she was doing a live TV interview. "We're just having a bit of an earthquake here...Quite a decent shake here...if you see things moving behind me. The Beehive (parliament building) moves a little more than most," she said.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:46 am on 25 May
ITC has agreed to fully acquire spices manufacturer Sunrise Foods Private Ltd (SFPL). While the company did not disclose the value of the deal, reports estimated it to be at around ₹1,800 crore to ₹2,000 crore. This comes as the conglomerate, which already has its own "Aashirvaad" range of spices, seeks to scale up its fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) business.
short by Dharna / 01:41 pm on 25 May
Cybercrime complaint filed against Devoleena Bhattacharjee
short by Vidushi Mishra / on 25 May 2020,Monday
Mayur Verma, who was a contestant on reality TV show 'Mujhse Shaadi Karoge', has filed a cybercrime complaint against Devoleena Bhattacharjee, alleging that the 'Bigg Boss 13' contestant tried to defame him. "She liked a photo on Twitter which was trying to tarnish my image," his complaint stated. It added that Devoleena and her fans have trolled Mayur many times.
short by Vidushi Mishra / 11:22 am on 25 May
It's our problem too: Sood on sending 12,000 migrants home
short by Vidushi Mishra / on 25 May 2020,Monday
Sonu Sood, who has sent around 12,000 migrant workers home, has shared he had told the migrants that they are like his family and they will not go home walking. "This is not just their problem, [it's]...our problem too," he added. "Gods and Angels are the ones who are going...home. Those who are helping are...normal people, including me," said Sood.
short by Vidushi Mishra / 12:54 pm on 25 May
Told Nawazuddin not to write his autobiography: Wife Aaliya
short by Vidushi Mishra / on 25 May 2020,Monday
Talking about Nawazuddin Siddiqui's autobiography, wherein he opened up about his past girlfriends, the actor's wife Aaliya said she had warned Nawazuddin against writing about "someone's personal life". "We have also fought over it but he believes that at times such things make you 'mahan (great)'," she said. "They don't make you 'mahan' but your character is revealed," Aaliya added.
short by Vidushi Mishra / 10:58 am on 25 May
Filmmaking to be different, expensive post lockdown: Dholakia
short by Vidushi Mishra / on 25 May 2020,Monday
Rahul Dholakia has said filmmaking in the post-lockdown world will be expensive, adding, "Sanitising...even the smallest of things...will lead to more expenses." "We have...teams doing different jobs simultaneously, but now...everyone will come one by one to do their job," the filmmaker further said. Adding that everything will be compartmentalised, Dholakia said, "Filmmaking will be different."
short by Vidushi Mishra / 10:01 am on 25 May
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