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Ram Jethmalani's Son Mahesh Nominated to Rajya Sabha till May 24

[ad_1] Former Law Minister Ram Jethmalani’s son Mahesh Jethmalani has been nominated for the Rajya Sabha seat vacated following the death of MP Raghunath Mohapatra last month. The tenure of Mahesh Jethmalani — one of the leading lawyers of the country, as Rajya Sabha MP would be till May 2024. Mahesh Jethmalani was associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the past. He has also been a member of the National Executive of the BJP. In 2012, Mahesh resigned from the BJP’s National Executive, protesting against the then national BJP President Nitin Gadkari. Last year, there were talks of Mahesh going to Rajya Sabha from the nominated quota, although retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was nominated then. Read all the Latest News , Breaking News and Coronavirus News here [ad_2] Source link

China races to rival the U.S. with its own GPS system — but one analyst says it won't overtake the U.S. yet

China is set to become a major player in the "highly lucrative" satellite navigation market, as it seeks to compete with the U.S. government-owned Global Positioning System (GPS), an analyst said Monday. But China's homegrown Beidou system is not likely to overtake the GPS system for now, said Craig Singleton, adjunct fellow at the hawkish Foundation for Defense of Democracies. "China has marked a major step in its race to increase market share in this highly lucrative sector," Singleton told CNBC's "Squawk Box Asia." "The completion of the system also reaffirms China's status as a world power. It represents a major declaration about its technical independence from the West, which carries wide-ranging geopolitical implications," said Singleton. Flags of the U.S. and China fly along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 17, 2011. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images More than 120 countries — including Pakistan and Thaila

Chrome for Android gets a new screenshot tool

Chrome for Android has received a new screenshot and editor tool. The new feature, which was first spotted by 9to5Google , will now make it easier to take screenshots of web pages. It is not immediately accessible and you will spot it in the “Sharing menu,” which appears at the bottom of the screen. The Sharing menu was introduced with an update for Chrome back in August 2020. It shows three rows and the top one displays the page name, URL, and a favicon of the current webpage. The second row includes a list of the top social apps that a user can use to share the screenshot. The third row in the Sharing menu includes tools like Screenshot, Copy Link, Send to Your Devices, QR Code, and Print. You can access the new screenshot tool by tapping on the web link. You then need to tap again on the Share button to access the ‘Sharing Menu.’ Android Chrome users can also use the editor tool after taking the screenshot. You can crop the image, add text or draw anything on it. O

At 1.27 lakh, India logs lowest daily new COVID cases in 54 days; recovery rate surges to 92.09 per cent

Image Source : PTI Bengaluru: A medic collects a swab sample from a man for the Covid-19 testing India on Tuesday recorded 1,27,510 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 2,795 deaths due to the infection. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry, the country saw a total of 2,55,287 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery to 2,59,47,629. The total cases of COVID-19 in India have now mounted to 2,81,75,044, with 18,95,520 active cases, the data showed. The total death toll in the country is now at 3,31,895. A total of 21,60,46,638 people have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 in India. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on

[Funding alert] Logistics startup Delhivery raises $275M in Series H round led by Fidelity Management and Research Company

[ad_1] Gurgaon-based logistics startup  Delhivery  on Monday announced that it had raised $275 million in its Series H round led by Boston-headquartered investment firm Fidelity Management and Research Company . The round also saw participation from other leading public market funds. With the fresh capital, Delhivery's valuation is expected to rise to over $3 billion, the company said.  Citi acted as the sole financial advisor to Delhivery on this transaction, it stated. Sources said this could be the last ‘major fund-raise’ before it goes public, even though the official release did not explicitly say so. Speaking about the new development, Sahil Barua, Co-founder and CEO at Delhivery, said, "We are delighted to welcome Fidelity and our other new investors to our cap-table. This round of financing significantly strengthens our balance sheet and is a statement of confidence as we plan to go public." He added that the investment coincides with two other significant mil

Can Michael Porter Jr. Fill Jamal Murray’s Shoes For The Denver Nuggets In The Playoffs?

Michael Porter Jr. of the Denver Nuggets shoots a free throw against the Detroit Pistons during the ... [+] first quarter of the NBA game at Little Caesars Arena on May 14, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) Getty Images The Denver Nuggets saw their title chances close entirely when Jamal Murray went down with his ACL tear against the Golden State Warriors on April 12th. At least, that is what most thought. The team responded to that catastrophic loss with a 13-5 record over the final 18 games of the regular season. One of the main drivers of that success was Michael Porter Jr.  Porter checks nearly every box you can ask for from a statistical standpoint in judging offensive stardom. Need a shooter? A 44.5 percent 3-point marksman that stands 6’10 tall should do just fine. Looking for efficiency? His 64.8 effective field goal percentage ranks in the 98th percentile among forwards. Desiring an avid rebounder? Gobbling up 18.3 percent of defensive r

Thousands of restaurants could close due to Covid restrictions, many others struggling | Thaiger

Thailands newest wave of Covid, as well as the most virulent, and the lockdowns and restrictions because of it, is set to ruin hundreds of restaurants. One restaurant owner, 79 year old Kamol Trisitthichet, who owns Arlek Ratchawongse, spoke to Thai media about his ongoing struggles. He says that his business has lost 500,000 baht since the pandemic started. Further, despite being open for take away, his traditional Chinese establishment is not ideally suited for take away. “Take-away or online deliveries aren’t recommended and my regular customers know well that I am against it”. The restrictions that have been killing the restaurant industry, such as dine in only (ending may 17), and restricted hours in “dark red” zones, and only allowing 25% of capacity, have meant that businesses have to compromise the dining experience, adding pressure to opening hours, and depriving the restaurants of potential customers. According to some experts, the Covid-19 pandemic will eventually forc

German annual inflation rate hits highest mark in a decade in May

Germany's annual inflation rate jumped in May to its highest level in a decade, preliminary data showed Monday, driven by surging energy prices and one-off effects linked to the pandemic. Consumer prices in Europe's top economy rose by 2.5 percent year-on-year, the Destatis statistics agency said, as Germany mounts a recovery from the coronavirus outbreak. The last time that rate was reached was September 2011. Prices rose by 0.5 percent compared with April. German inflation has ticked up steadily since the start of the year, partly because of the introduction of a carbon tax and the end of a six-month sales tax cut aimed at mitigating the economic damage from the pandemic. The May spike was mainly driven by a 10-percent hike in energy prices year-on-year, Destatis said, up from nearly eight percent in April, when inflation grew 2.0 percent year-on-year. Food prices were up 1.5 percent while the services sector marked a 2.2-percent hike. Using the European Central Bank's pr

Tulsi Kumar overwhelmed as ‘Is Qadar’ with Darshan Raval clocks in 100 million views : Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama

Tulsi Kumar is an absolute singing sensation and she has managed to win hearts with some of her ever-so-scintillating songs. With so many hits to her credits, we might as well say that every song and video from her has success written all over it, and the fans would agree. The singer came together with Darshan Raval for the second time for T-Series' ' Is Qadar ' and it became an absolute hit with the fans. It looks like even after all this time, everyone is loving the song as it has managed to cross 100 million views on YouTube. A melodious track with a touch of qawwali vibes, Is Qadar is a love song that has been cherished by all and how. It is directed by Arvindr Khaira and features Tulsi Kumar & Darshan Raval. Talking about the same, Tulsi quipped, ''I am absolutely elated about the success that of the song. I believe that it also has an equally lot to do with the work everyone on the team has done as much as me. With music videos becoming a popular form of

Alapan Bandyopadhyay show cause notice DoPT bengal chief secretary mamata banerjee advisor latest news updates

Image Source : FILE PHOTO/ANI Alapan Bandyopadhyay is a 1987-batch IAS officer of the West Bengal cadre. The controversy surrounding Alapan Bandyopadhyay, West Bengal's former Chief Secretary, is refusing to die as the bureaucrat has been served a show-cause notice by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). Bandyopadhyay has been asked to explain why action should not be taken against him for overlooking the previous order to report to New Delhi.  In another letter,  Bandyopadhyay, a 1987-batch IAS officer of West Bengal cadre, has been asked to report to New Delhi at 10 AM, Tuesday, June 1.  According to sources, the government is contemplating requisite action against him.  Mamata appoints  Alapan Bandyopadhyay as Chief Advisor Earlier in the day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appointed Bandyopadhyay as Chief Advisor for three years effective from Tuesday, after allowing the bureaucrat who was ordered by the central government to report to Delhi, to ret

Naomi Osaka Withdraws From French Open, Says She Will ‘Take Some Time Away From The Court Now’

Osaka Naomi of Japan celebrates during the women's singles first round match against Patricia Maria ... [+] Tig of Romania at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, May 30, 2021. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua via Getty Images) Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images One day after being fined $15,000 for her media boycott at the French Open, world No. 2 Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the Grand Slam event and said she will “take some time away from the court now.” “I think now the best thing for the tournament, the other players and my well-being is that I withdraw so that everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris," Osaka wrote on social media. "I never wanted to be a distraction and I accept that my timing was not ideal and message could have been clearer." Osaka, 23, is the world’s highest paid female athlete . She also revealed in her post she has battled depression and anxiety since winning her

BREAKING Earthquake Delhi NCR Rohini Magnitude Epicenter Damage Latest News

Image Source : PTI/FILE Earthquake hits Delhi An earthquake of magnitude 2.4 on the Richter scale hit Delhi's Rohini area Monday night. The tremors were felt at 9:54 pm, the National Center for Seismology said.  Since the intensity of the earthquake was low, no casualty or damage was reported.  ALSO READ |  Earthquake of magnitude 4.1 hits Assam   Latest India News Source link

Investor wealth jumps over ₹3.93 lakh crore in 4 days

Investors have gained ₹ 3,93,349.08 crore in four days following a strong rally in the equity markets amid a declining trend in Covid-19 cases. In four consecutive sessions of gains, the 30-share BSE Sensex has climbed 1,299.91 points or 2.56 per cent. The BSE benchmark index on Monday closed at 51,937.44, a gain of 514.56 points or 1 per cent. In four days, the market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies zoomed ₹ 3,93,349.08 crore to close at a record high of ₹ 2,22,99,810.27 crore on Monday. "After making a flat start, market extended gains throughout the session. Investor sentiments remained bullish over hopes of revival in the global economy and a declining trend in Covid-19 cases continues to offer comfort to investors. "Index heavyweight Reliance and large banking stocks like ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank were among the top contributors to benchmark gains in today's session," said Sumeet Bagadia, Executive Director, Choice Broking.  Also Read| Sensex settles at 51

Google Chrome makes its easier to take screenshots on Android phones - Times of India

[ad_1] The Chrome browser for Android is getting a new feature that will make it easier to take screenshots. The new Chrome 91 version is said to include a screenshot tool in the share menu’. The tool helps you to take a screenshot of the entire page including the URL and there are options to Crop, Draw and add Text. With this feature you will not be required to press multiple buttons to take screenshots and it will be similar to simply sharing a link. The tool allows you to share the screenshot immediately or you can save to the device only. Google has recently launched Chrome 91 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux along with Chrome 91 (91.0.4472.77) for Android. Both these new versions are expected to roll out over the coming days or weeks. Google Chrome 91 comes with a number of fixes and improvements. With this update, the collapsed Tab Groups will take up less space and freeze pages to free up space. This will exclude tabs that play audio, hold a web or IndexedDB lock

Birthday girl Swiatek launches title defence with straight sets win

Birthday girl Iga Swiatek beat friend Kaja Juvan of Slovenia 6-0 7-5 to begin her French Open title defenc Reuters | UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2021 06:16 PM IST Birthday girl Iga Swiatek beat friend Kaja Juvan of Slovenia 6-0 7-5 to begin her French Open title defence on Monday. Celebrating her 20th birthday, the Pole did not seem keen to spend too much time on court and came out all guns blazing from the start on a windy day in the opening match at Court Philippe-Chatrier. ALSO READ| French Open 2021: Kvitova saves match-point to reach second round Swiatek dished out a bagel in the first set to Juvan, who is her friend from junior ranks, making it three consecutive sets that the Pole had not lost a game after she defeated former number one Karolina Pliskova 6-0 6-0 in the final in Rome. With nothing to lose Juvan went on the offensive in the second set and after an early trade of breaks Swiatek got the crucial break in the 12th game to set up a second-round clash against either Shelby Rogers

Realme Smart 4K TV with Dolby Atmos Audio, Dolby Vision display launched, price starts at Rs 27,999 onwards - Times of India

[ad_1] BBK-owned smartphone brand Realme has expanded its smart TV lineup in India with the launch of Smart 4K TV in the country. The company has launched two screen sizes of the Smart 4K TV. Realme Smart 4K TV price and availability The Realme Smart 4K TV has been launched in two screen sizes — 43-inch and 50-inch. The former is priced at Rs 27,999, while the latter is priced at Rs 39,999. The first sale of the Realme Smart 4K TV is set to take place on June 4 at 12 noon. Interested customers will be able to make the purchase via Flipkart as well as mainline channels. Realme Smart 4K TV specs and features The Realme Smart 4K TV boasts Dolby Vision imaging technology that combines high dynamic range (HDR) with wide colour gamut capabilities up to 83% NTSC and 90% DCI-P3. Both models of the Realme Smart 4K TV offer an LED screen of 3840 x 2160p resolution and come with seven display modes — Standard, Vivid, Sport, Movie, Game, Energy Saving, and User. For audio, the Realme Smart 4K TV

‘Any tips sir’: MS Dhoni’s sarcastic reply to a Twitter user goes viral – check out

Former India skipper MS Dhoni has time and again brought his witty side to the fore and he is even known for his funny oneliners. Be it IPL or Indian cricket team, Dhoni’s witty comments while keeping the wickets to the bowlers were audible from the stump mic and have gained an enormous fan base over the last few years. Meanwhile, an old tweet by Dhoni where he is sarcastically replying to a fan has resurfaced on the internet and it is going viral. In 2012, Dhoni gave a befitting reply to a Twitterati who tried to troll him for spending time on social media instead of focusing on his batting and wicketkeeping. It was in July 2012, when India were scheduled to tour Sri Lanka, when a user advised Dhoni to concentrate on his batting after the former India wicketkeeper-batsman shared a tweet. Interestingly, Dhoni came up with a hilarious response and won the internet.  "Sir yes sir, any tips sir," Dhoni had written in response. @urssrilu666 sir yes sir, any tips sir — Mahendra

COVID-19: How to use an oxygen concentrator at home

[ad_1] In many places, COVID-19 management has been seriously hampered by the inability of patients to find beds. With hospitals being filled up to their capacities, patients are having to take necessary steps to take care of themselves at home — and this includes using an oxygen concentrator at home. An oxygen concentrator uses the air to filter oxygen and is the best solution to oxygen supply at home. Patients access this oxygen through a mask or a cannula. It is generally used for patients with respiratory issues and with the ongoing crisis of COVID-19 , can be very useful for patients whose oxygen levels drop. “A concentrator is a device that can provide oxygen for hours, it does not need to be replaced or refilled with anything. However, to help people with oxygen supplementation, one needs to know the right way to use an oxygen concentrator,” said Dr Bela Sharma, additional director, Internal Medicine, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram. One point to remem

World No Tobacco Day: Some immediate positive effects of quitting tobacco

[ad_1] “There’s no way around it; smoking is bad for your health. It harms nearly every organ of the body, some that you would not expect. It can also cause many cancers including lung and oral cancers; and other ailments like lung diseases, such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease); damage to and thickening of blood vessels, which causes high blood pressure, blood clots, and stroke; vision problems, such as cataracts and macular degeneration (AMD),” said Dr Samir Garde, consultant, dept of respiratory medicine and pulmonology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai. He added that women who smoke while pregnant have a greater chance of certain pregnancy problems. “Their babies are also at higher risk of dying of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Smoking also causes addiction to nicotine, a stimulant drug that is in tobacco. Nicotine addiction makes it much harder for people to quit smoking,” he told . What are the health risks of second