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Welspun CEO Dipali Goenka dances with employees at office, video viral
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Feb 2020,Wednesday
A video of multinational company Welspun's CEO Dipali Goenka, dancing with employees to the song 'Muqabla' at the office, has gone viral on social media. In the undated video, Goenka is seen dancing between cubicles as fellow employees cheer and join her. "Thumbs up for this CEO. Happy employees have the highest productivity," a Twitter user commented on the video.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:49 pm on 19 Feb
Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra on Twitter shared a video that shows a bank employee picking up a customer's cheque with cooking tongs and ironing it, to seemingly avoid the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Mahindra captioned the video, "In my #whatsappwonderbox I have no idea if the cashier's technique is effective but you've to give him credit for his creativity."
short by Dharna / 01:30 pm on 05 Apr
Iniavan, a chef and food artist in Chennai, prepared three idlis (rice cakes) weighing 107 kilograms as a tribute to US President Donald Trump and PM Narendra Modi on the former's first visit to India. He sculpted PM Modi and Trump's faces and flags of both the countries on the idlis. It took Iniavan 36 hours to prepare the idlis.
short by Jigyasu / 02:22 pm on 24 Feb
An Ahmedabad-Jaipur GoAir flight was delayed by at least 30 minutes after a pigeon entered the flight. A video of the incident has also gone viral on social media and it shows the bird flying in the aircraft while the passengers onboard try to catch it. It is, however, unclear how the pigeon entered the plane.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 12:10 pm on 29 Feb
'Wash hands' seen written in sky above Sydney amid coronavirus scare
short by Nandini Sinha / on 13 Mar 2020,Friday
A message calling on people to wash their hands in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic appeared in the sky above the Australian city of Sydney. Reacting to it, a user wrote on Twitter, "That's actually about the toilet paper shortage." Australia has 156 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:17 pm on 13 Mar
UK man drives 193 km amid lockdown to buy '₹93 cheaper' bread; fined
short by Nandini Sinha / on 07 Apr 2020,Tuesday
A man was handed two fixed penalty notices after he was caught speeding while returning from London to his home in Nottingham. The man claimed that he attempted the 193 km drive amid the coronavirus lockdown, to buy bread as it was £1 (over ₹93) cheaper in London. His two children were accompanying him in the car.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:56 pm on 07 Apr
Christine Mathis, a 32-year-old who works as an air hostess for JetBlue in America, has signed up as an official lookalike after often being mistaken for Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle. She said that the comparisons first began when Meghan appeared in TV drama 'Suits' in 2011. The mother-of-one has already taken part in a photoshoot with Prince Harry lookalike.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:02 pm on 16 Feb
Relatives say I am disgracing them: T'gana man who worships Trump statue at home
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 19 Feb 2020,Wednesday
Telangana's Bussa Krishna, who erected US President Donald Trump's life-size statue at his home, said he's facing "difficulties" because of his relatives. "They tell me I am disgracing them...I told them that just like you believe and worship Shiva, I believe and worship Trump," he said. Krishna began worshipping Trump when he appeared to him in a dream in 2016.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 07:00 am on 19 Feb
Bride and groom get married over video call in Maharashtra amid lockdown
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 04 Apr 2020,Saturday
A Muslim man based in Aurangabad got married after exchanging vows with a Muslim woman based in Beed via video call on Friday in Maharashtra. The groom's father said they got the elders of the family assembled at their home and conducted the marriage over phone. This comes amid nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:11 am on 04 Apr
Pictures of an Italian man wearing a cardboard disc to keep distance amid the coronavirus pandemic have gone viral on social media. This comes after the Italian government put the entire country on lockdown. Italy has been the worst affected by coronavirus in Europe, reporting more than 15,100 cases.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:00 am on 14 Mar
An effigy, based on the theme of 'coronavirus', was burned for Holika Dahan in Mumbai on Monday. Locals burnt the 'Coronasur' effigy to "get rid" of the coronavirus. The Holika Dahan ritual takes on the eve of the Holi festival. Nine new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in India on Tuesday, taking the total to 56.
short by Daisy Mowke / 03:58 pm on 10 Mar
A video of a woman shopping at a store in a zorb ball in the UK to maintain social distance has gone viral on social media. A man who claimed to be her carer was seen following her and grabbing goods, keeping them in a basket. When asked about the zorb ball, the carer said, "She's self-isolating. She's really germaphobic."
short by Nandini Sinha / 02:33 pm on 27 Mar
A hole in a wall outside NatWest Bank in an English town has gone viral after frequent visits by people and several sarcastic TripAdvisor reviews. 'NatWest hole' is now ranked fourth out of 16 attractions in the Derbyshire town of Ilkeston on TripAdvisor. "Can get very busy...you can queue for hours, but it's worth the wait," a review read.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:57 pm on 23 Feb
A reporter in North Carolina, US, accidentally turned on filters on Facebook Live while reporting about snowfall in the Asheville area. "I didn't realize it until I stepped off-camera and saw the comments where people were talking about the faces," Justin Hinton said. Reacting to this, a user wrote on Facebook, "Make this a permanent part of the newscast."
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:58 pm on 26 Feb
US woman watering plant for two years realises it is made of plastic
short by Pragya Swastik / on 04 Mar 2020,Wednesday
A woman from California recently realised a succulent she has been taking care of and watering for about two years was made of plastic. She said she realised the plant was fake when she decided to transfer it to a vase from its plastic container. "I feel like these last two years have been a lie," she wrote on Facebook.
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:57 pm on 04 Mar
An Australian newspaper printed extra pages to be used as toilet paper after coronavirus fears caused a shortage in the country. "We are a newspaper known around the world who understands the needs of our readers...Territorians are in great need of toilet paper right now so we had to deliver what they needed," said the editor of NT News.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:15 pm on 06 Mar
Newborn twins in Raipur named Corona and Covid
short by Ankush Verma / on 03 Apr 2020,Friday
A couple in Chhattisgarh's Raipur has named their newborn twins as Corona and Covid. "The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, me and my husband wanted to make the day memorable," the mother said. Hospital staff started calling the twins as Corona and Covid soon after they were born - which helped the parents make their decision.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:13 pm on 03 Apr
Robots wearing graduation robes and hats with tablets attached to them with students' faces attended a graduation ceremony at BBT University in Tokyo, Japan last week. The setup was put in place to follow the social distancing norms amid coronavirus pandemic. Four graduates operated the robots on behalf of the other graduates from a remote location and collected diplomas.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:52 pm on 05 Apr
A German man's marriage proposal has been captured in an aerial picture used by Google Maps. Last year, part-time farmer Steffen Schwarz used a machine to plant a corn field in such a way that the gaps spelt out the words "Will you marry me?". He had then gotten his girlfriend to fly a drone over it, revealing the message.
short by Nandini Sinha / 04:22 pm on 13 Feb
ITBP troopers dressed as bear chase monkeys, video surfaces
short by Jigyasu / on 10 Mar 2020,Tuesday
A video has surfaced on the internet in which two Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel can be seen dressed in bear costumes to shoo away monkeys off the camp. The video is reportedly of Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel at ITBP camp in Mirthi, Uttarakhand. The monkeys disappeared into nearby woods as soon as they saw the ITBP personnel in disguise.
short by Jigyasu / 11:20 am on 10 Mar
People in Maharashtra's Nagpur gathered on streets to exercise after all the gyms in the state were shut due to coronavirus. "We are building our immunity system by exercising," a local said. This comes after the central government ordered the closure of all schools, colleges, gyms, museums, swimming pools and theatres in the country till March 31 amid coronavirus scare.
short by Jigyasu / 10:40 am on 19 Mar
An effigy based on the theme of coronavirus has been put up at BDD Chawl in Mumbai's Worli area ahead of Holika Dahan on Monday. The effigy has been named 'Coronasur'. As many as 43 people have been infected with coronavirus in India so far. Over 1.10 lakh people have been tested positive for coronavirus globally.
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:16 pm on 09 Mar
Scientists explain how grapes produce sparks when microwaved
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Feb 2020,Thursday
Scientists combined thermal imaging with computer simulations of electromagnetic fields to explain the production of sparks from microwave-irradiated grapes. The team found that the microwave's energy doesn't build up inside the grape, but instead it gets directed from both grapes to the same spot, creating an electromagnetic field between them, that supercharges the electrolytes to create plasma.
short by Dishant Sharma / 12:03 pm on 20 Feb
A UK couple, Adam Woods and Laura Acton, exchanged onion rings at a local Burger King outlet after their wedding venue was closed down due to coronavirus pandemic. "Adam ordered some onion rings...he told me to put them on and said we can still exchange rings," Laura said. The couple were on their way to Liverpool, their honeymoon destination.
short by Shailesh / 04:50 pm on 31 Mar
Scent of romantic partner can improve sleep: Study
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Feb 2020,Thursday
A new psychology research from the University of British Columbia has suggested that the scent of a romantic partner can improve sleep. The researchers found that those study participants who were exposed to their partner's scent overnight experienced better sleep quality, even though their partner was not physically present. The study observed sleep efficiency improvement of over two per cent.
short by Dishant Sharma / 11:22 am on 20 Feb
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