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In BMX Freestyle Finals, Charlotte Worthington And Declan Brooks Confirm Great Britain As BMX Superpower

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Gold Medalist Charlotte Worthington and Bronze Medalist Declan Brooks of ... [+] Team Great Britain pose for a photo together after the BMX Freestyle on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Urban Sports Park on August 01, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Getty Images Those Brits sure do know how to ride BMX. This week at the Olympics, Team Great Britain has amassed four medals in four BMX finals, adding to their total medal count of 31. On July 31 in Tokyo, Great Britain's Bethany Shriever edged out the “Queen of BMX,” Mariana Pajon, to win women’s BMX racing gold. In the men’s final, Great Britain landed on the podium again with Kye Whyte’s silver-medal finish. In the Olympic debut of BMX freestyle on August 1, Team Great Britain had an opportunity to earn two more medals in the men’s and women’s finals. It wasn’t a given, as neither Team Great Britain rider was the top qualifier in the event. But in the end,

Vaccinated students of Bangalore happy to attend offline classes in colleges

[ad_1] Partially or fully vaccinated students have started attending offline classes at higher education institutions in Bangalore which were allowed by the state government from July 26. ANI | , Bengaluru PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2021 11:07 AM IST Partially or fully vaccinated students have started attending offline classes at higher education institutions in Bangalore which were allowed by the state government from July 26. Most colleges in the city have started offline classes. Students who have received their first shot of Covid vaccination have been allowed to attend offline classes as per the government guidelines. "We have taken the most precautions in our institution, sanitisation is done everyday. Most of the faculty has been vaccinated and we are allowing students vaccinated with atleast one dose", said Prof. MV Sathyanarayana, Director of PES institution while talking to ANI. Dr. Sudarshan, the HOD of PES Institution said that almost all faculty members were fully vacc

SBI waives off processing fee on home loans till August 31

The SBI has always come up with various offers from time to time to revive consumer sentiments. Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Meenakshi Ray , Hindustan Times, New Delhi PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2021 08:44 AM IST The State Bank of India (SBI) has announced it will waive off the processing fee on home loans till August 31. SBI said customers can gain substantially under its limited period 'Monsoon Dhamaka Offer' and that it will help revive the consumer sentiments. "There could not be a better time to buy a house, considering SBI home loan interest rates start at just 6.70 per cent," SBI said in a release. The Monsoon Dhamaka Offer is for a limited period ending on August 31, 2021, the SBI said, reports news agency PTI. At present, the processing fee on home loans is 0.40 per cent. There will be a concession of 5 bps (0.05 percentage) for home loans applied through the bank's YONO App. Women borrowers will be eligible for concession of 0.05 percentage (5 basis

PM Narendra Modi to launch new digital payment solution e-RUPI on August 2

[ad_1] Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch e-RUPI, a person and purpose-specific digital payment solution, on August 2 via video conferencing. Underlining that Modi has always championed digital initiatives, the Prime Minister's Office said over the years, several programmes have been launched to ensure that the benefits reach its intended beneficiaries in a targeted and leak-proof manner, with limited touchpoints between the government and the beneficiary. The government is aiming to take forward the concept of the electronic voucher with a vision of good governance. Besides being a cashless and contactless instrument for digital payment, it is a QR code or SMS string-based e-voucher, which is delivered to the mobile of the beneficiaries, the statement said. The users of this seamless one-time payment mechanism will be able to redeem the voucher without a card, digital payments app or internet banking access, at the service provider, it said. It has been developed by the Nati

Petrol, Diesel Prices Today, August 1, 2021: Petrol, diesel prices remain unchanged for 15th day, check rates in your city

petrol prices Fuel prices differ from state to state depending on the incidence of local taxes such as VAT and freight charges. Rajasthan levies the highest VAT on petrol and diesel in the country, followed by Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Source link

Drama Queens

A picture taken on February 8, 2019 in Paris shows a smartphone and its earphones as an audio ... [+] podcast is being played. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images The three stars of iHeart Media’s IHRT Drama Queens are connecting with fans of One Tree Hill and themselves in a unique way. Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton Morgan, and Bethany Joy Lenz endured sexual harassment and bullying at the hands of showrunner Mark Schwahn during their time on One Tree Hill and shared their stories with the public to reclaim their experience.  At times, it hasn’t been easy. . “It is hard to go back and watch certain things and remember the tears in the trailers because we didn’t want to be put in lingerie,” Bush said. ‘’I'll never forget, getting into it, on the phone with Mark Schwahn one day. (I said) I didn't sign up for this. I didn't sign up for you to be writing for me to be in my underwear eve

NMC to conduct National Exit Test in first half of 2023

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Efforts are underway to ensure that National Exit Test (NExT) is conducted by the National Medical Commission (NMC) in the first half of 2023, as per the roadmap, union health ministry said on Friday. To test the procedure and remove anxiety among medical students, a mock run is also being planned, which will be conducted in 2022, the government said. The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya chaired a review meeting with the National Medical Commission today. It was also discussed that the results of NExT (Step 1 and 2) will be used for qualifying the final M.B.B.S. exam, get the license to practise modern medicine in India and for merit-based allocation of PG seats in Broad specialities. During the review meeting, ways to make NExT an examination of world-class standard was also discussed and deliberated. The importance of the NExt Exam lies in the fact that it will be the same for everyone whether trained in India or any part o

ATM cash withdrawals to cost more from today, details here

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) across banks are all set to undergo a change from Sunday, August 1, following an order from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). From this day, the interchange fee that banks charge after each transaction on the ATM machine will go up by ₹ 2, according to the order issued by the central bank in June. ATM cash withdrawals will cost more as the interchange transaction fee has now been increased to ₹ 17 from ₹ 15. For non-financial transactions, the fee has been raised from ₹ 5 to ₹ 6. Interchange ATM transaction fee is levied on a customer when they use the ATM card issued to them by the home branch of their bank at a machine of another bank. The charge is uniform at the ATM machines across the various outlets of the particular bank. Bank customers, however, are eligible to avail of three to five free transactions every month from their home branch ATMs. The customers can claim free transactions from ATMs of other banks, too, which includes three withdrawals

Fino Payments Bank files Rs 1,300-cr IPO papers with Sebi

New Delhi: Fino Payments Bank has filed preliminary papers with markets regulator Sebi to raise an estimated Rs 1,300 crore through an initial share-sale. The initial public offer (IPO) includes a fresh issue of equity shares worth Rs 300 crore and an offer-for-sale of 15,602,999 equity shares by promoter Fino Paytech, according to draft red herring prospectus (DRHP). Proceeds from the fresh issue would be used towards augmenting the bank's tier-1 capital base to meet its future capital requirements. The bank may consider a pre-IPO placement aggregating up to Rs 60 crore. If such placement is completed, the fresh issue size will be reduced. According to merchant banking sources, the IPO is expected to fetch Rs 1,300 crore. Fino Payments Bank or FPBL is a scheduled commercial bank serving the emerging India market with its digital based financial services. The company is a fully-owned subsidiary of Fino Paytech, a pioneer in technology enabled financial inclusion solutions. Fino Pay

UP board results 2021 out: 97.88% pass inter exam, 99.53% pass high school

[ad_1] Amid Covid-19 times, the UP Board high school (class 10) and intermediate (class 12) results were declared on Saturday. This year results have been declared on the basis of an alternative marking system as exams could not be held due to the pandemic. In intermediate exam 97.88% out of the 26.10 lakh registered candidates have passed the exam and in high school 99.53% of the 29.96 lakh registered candidates have passed the exam. In both intermediate and high school, girls have outperformed boys this year. In inter exam, out of over 11.35 lakh girl students, 98.4% have passed and out of 14.74 lakh boys 97.47% have passed the exams. Likewise in high school 99.55% of the girl students have passed the exam and 90.52% boys have passed the exam. In high school over 13.19 lakh girls and 16.76 lakh boys had registered to appear in the board exam. Students of SKD Academy celebrates their success in UP Board high school and intermediate examinations. The result was declared on Saturday The

Uncertainty Remains For High School Student Athletes On NIL Rights

Mikey Williams is the first prep basketball star to sign with a major sports management agency for ... [+] NIL representation (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Icon Sportswire via Getty Images College sports headlines were dominated in July by student athletes exercising their new rights to monetize their name, image and likeness. It would be easy to think the benefit of these new rights would trickle down to the high school level, especially since the NCAA specifically stated in its FAQ document that prospective student athletes could engage in the same activities as current student athletes without impacting their college eligibility. However, just because their college eligibility isn’t impacted doesn’t mean their high school eligibility won’t be. In fact, the National Federation of State High School Associations made their stance quite clear in a message from its executive director, Dr. Karissa Neihoff, on July 7: “While it is not our position to

"Apple App Store Fee De Facto Tax On Internet": Elon Musk Extends Support To Epic

[ad_1] Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Friday tweeted about Apple’s App Store fee, in support of Epic Games, a gaming company that has been in a legal battle against Apple over the Cupertino-based giant’s commission that it charges developers for in-app purchases. Musk, in his tweet, said that he thinks Apple’s App Store fee is a “de facto global tax on the internet." Musk also out rightly expressed his support towards Epic in its fight against Apple . “Apple app store fees are a de facto global tax on the Internet. Epic is right," Musk said. Musk had recentl denied a report which claimed that he demanded to take over as CEO of Apple when Apple approached Musk for acquiring Tesla . Apple app store fees are a de facto global tax on the Internet. Epic is right.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30, 2021 Elon Musk’s tweet criticising Apple’s App Store fee got the attention of Epic Games CEO and founder Tim Sweeney, who, in a separate tweet directed towards the same issue, said tha

5 changes coming into effect from August 1, will impact salary, EMI payments

The month of August will bring several changes to banking rules, which will impact the day-to-day operations performed by account holders. While those paying the equated monthly installments (EMIs) and receiving salaries will benefit, these changes could pinch account holders who use ATM cards frequently. The changes coming into force from Sunday are a result of changes in rules introduced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and regular updates introduced by banks. Here is a look at some of these changes that will take effect from August 1: NACH to be available on all days: The National Automated Clearing House (NACH) is a bulk payment system used by banks to transfer salaries and pensions, dividends and interest etc. It is facilitates payments pertaining to electricity, gas, telephone, water, periodic instalments towards loans, investments in mutual funds and insurance premium. The NACH has been developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and is available only on ba

Upcoming IPOs next week: Check initial public offers of Krsnaa Diagnostics, Devyani, Exxaro and Windlas

New Delhi: In July 2021, several Indian companies came up with their initial public offerings (IPOs). Firms like Zomato, India Pesticides, Clean Science and G R Infraprojects, among others, witnessed successful listing on India bourses. July is finally coming to end, but the IPO run appears to be stepping up in the month of August.  In the first week of August itself, four companies are coming up with their IPOs. These companies include Krsnaa Diagnostics, Devyani International, Exxaro Tiles Limited and Windlas Biotech Limited. Out of the four firms, Devyani International, which runs KFC and Pizza Hut outlets in India, is getting the most traction.   However, other IPOs are also expected to receive impressive responses from the stock market. If you’re planning to invest in any of these IPOs, you can check the important details about the offers here:  1. Devyani International Limited IPO Devyani International Limited is a popular quick-service restaurant (QSR) chain operator that runs P

New medical entrance NExT to be held in first half of 2023: Centre

[ad_1] The National Exit Test (NExT) will be conducted in the first half of 2023, Union minister of health and family welfare Mansukh Mandaviya said on Friday after chairing a review meeting of the National Medical Commission (NMC). To ensure smooth running of the examination, a mock run will be conducted in 2022, he added. The results of NExT, both steps 1 and 2, will be used for the qualifying final MBBS exam, to get a licence for practising medicine in India, as well as for merit-based allocation of postgraduate seats in broad specialties. The exam will be the same for all, including those trained in India and outside. This will address the problem of foreign medical graduates getting mutual recognition, the ministry said. “The government is committed to create quality medical education and transparent examination infrastructure and health services. It is relentlessly working with all stakeholders to achieve this objective," Mandaviya added. The NMC was established

Facebook plans to launch its augmented reality Ray-Ban smart glasses soon

[ad_1] New Delhi: Facebook appears to be all set to launch its augmented reality-related Ray-Ban smart glasses anytime soon. The US-based tech giant is reportedly making advancements in the development of hardware products, especially those sporting augmented reality features.  According to a report by GizmoChina, the tech giant is silently making progress towards its hardware lineup. Early this week, Facebook’s cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the Ray-Ban smart glasses would be launched soon. Since then, there have been speculations that the big blue will finally launch the much-awaited glasses in 2021. The AR glass launch has already been delayed due to the ongoing pandemic, according to the report.  While the launch now appears to be around the around, the overall outlook and expectations remain optimistic for a launch possibly within early 2022. But indications also suggest the company may launch the device in Q4 2021.   As of now, the social media giant is developi

MusiCares and The Onsite Foundation Announce Mental Health Workshop for Music Professionals

The site for the upcoming "Key of C" emotional health workshop in Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee. Tyler Wolford On July 30, the Onsite Foundation, an emotional health nonprofit, and MusiCares announced its partnership to create an emotional health workshop for music industry professionals called “The Key of C.” The three-day workshop is designed to help industry professionals affected by COVID process trauma and loss, and find new direction in their work.  “The music industry was greatly affected by COVID, as individuals lost their sense of security and identity, experienced tremendous loss and grief, and struggled to cope with the loss of control over their own destiny,” says Laura Hutfless, President of The Onsite Foundation Board of Directors. “We are so thankful that MusiCares has stepped up to help us meet this overwhelming need with financial resources.” The workshop will take place September 1–4 in Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee — in close proximity to Nashville,

'Epic is right': Elon Musk slams Apple's app store fees

Tesla chief executive and billionaire Elon Musk supported the move of a gaming company challenging the removal of its application by Apple from its app store. Musk slammed the tech giant's app store fees, calling them a “global tax on the internet”. "Apple app store fees are a de facto global tax on the Internet. Epic is right," Musk said in a tweet. Apple app store fees are a de facto global tax on the Internet. Epic is right. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30, 2021 The issue came to focus after Epic Games, the maker of 'Fortnite', alleged that the iPhone maker has abused its dominance in the market for mobile apps. It even filed a lawsuit against Apple last year. Epic broke Apple's rules when it introduced its own in-app payment system in 'Fortnite' to circumvent Apple's commissions. The tech giant subsequently removed the game from its app store. Apple has so far not responded to the development, but the company has defended its app store practic

CHSE Odisha 12th Result 2021: Plus Two result declared on

[ad_1] CHSE Odisha 12th Result 2021 has been declared. Plus Two result can be checked by candidates on the official site of Orissa Results from 8pm on Council for Higher Secondary Education, Odisha has declared CHSE Odisha 12th Result 2021 on July 31, 2021. The Plus Two result can be checked from 8pm and on the official site of CHSE Odisha. The Class 12 result can be checked by all registered candidates on the official site of CHSE Odisha on and The Class 12 result has been declared for Science and Commerce stream. The pass percentage in science stream is 95.15% while 94.96% have passed in Commerce stream, says School & Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash. Direct link to check the CHSE Odisha class 12th commerce result Direct link to check the CHSE Odisha class 12th science result As per reports around 3.5 lakh students have registered themselves for Class 12 exams. The board exams in the state were cancelled by th

Centre encouraging patents, design trademarks ecosystem: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi: The government is focused on encouraging innovation, research and development in the country and bringing newer inventions and knowledge from India's heritage systems to global platforms, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday. "Under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we are committed to bolstering the ecosystem of patents, design, trademarks, and GI systems. "This will encourage innovation, research and development in the country and present newer inventions and knowledge from India's heritage systems to global platforms. The government has been making efforts since 2014, to make India a Global Innovation hub," Goyal said at a review meeting at the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDT). “The pendency in the IPR department has come down drastically. It has also been decided that any pending application should be completed within days and not months," Goyal said while speaking about t

Xbox Games Pass for Android TV is reportedly in the works

[ad_1] Microsoft is determined to bring its cloud gaming service to all devices including phones, PC, tablets and the web. While the service is already available on these devices, the company appears to be planning to launch the Xbox Game Pass app for Android TV. A couple of pieces of evidence have surfaced only that suggest the Android TV version of the Xbox Game Pass app may arrive soon. The first evidence comes from a Reddit user (via XDA Developers). The Redditor has found a banner image in the apk teardown of the app that is designed for Android TV. Given all the Android TV apps require a banner image that we usually see in the TV launcher, it suggests that Microsoft is working on the Android TV version of the Xbox Game Pass app and has already started laying the groundwork. 9to5Google has also reported that sideloading the Xbox Game Pass app on Android TV shows a banner image in the Android TV launcher. As we already know that the app has not arrived on the TV yet. Also, the webs

Can Jacob Eason Keep The Indianapolis Colts Afloat If Carson Wentz Sits Out Regular Season Games?

WESTFIELD, IN - JULY 30: Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason (9) runs through a drill during ... [+] the Indianapolis Colts training camp practice on July 30, 2021 at Grand Park Sports Complex in Westfield, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The pressure is now on second-year pro Jacob Eason to potentially start for the Indianapolis Colts in their regular season opener in six weeks. With concerns surrounding Carson Wentz’s foot injury, which occurred on the second day of training camp, Eason is the new starting quarterback for Indianapolis in the meantime. Taking all the starting reps since Wentz went out, the results have been a mixed bag for Eason over two full days of camp: 62.5 completion percentage (20-of-32), 1 touchdown, 3 interceptions. Receiving his first real opportunity against the Colts’ starting defense, which finished top 10 last season, this subpar beginning should not be a surprise from Eason. Ho

Microsoft in advanced talks to buy stake in Oyo: Reports

Oyo raised a term loan B (TLB) funding of $660 million from global institutional investors and it will use the capital to pay off debt and for other business investments. By | Written by Meenakshi Ray , New Delhi PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2021 12:09 PM IST Microsoft is in advanced talks to pick up a stake in hotel chain Oyo at a valuation of about $9 billion (around ₹ 67,000 crore), reports have said. Reuters reported that the deal could be announced in the coming weeks ahead of an initial public offering (IPO) planned by Oyo. Ritesh Agarwal, Oyo's founder and chief executive officer, said earlier this month that his company would consider a potential public offering without giving a timeline. TechCrunch was the first to report about the deal between Microsoft and Oyo and said on Thursday that the proposed deal may involve Oyo shifting to use Microsoft’s cloud services. Also read | Oyo raises $660 million via debt funding from investors Oyo raised a term loan B (TLB)

DU cut-offs likely to be higher as more students score above 95%

[ad_1] NEW DELHI : With over 70,000 students scoring more than 95 per cent in CBSE Class 12 Boards, the Delhi University cut-offs are going to be on the higher side than previous years, according to college principals. They said the exact picture will be clear once the registration starts but were unanimous in predicting higher cut-offs than last year. The registration process for nearly 70,000 seats available for undergraduate courses will start on August 2. Anju Srivastava, principal, Hindu College, said they will go by the scores in the state boards, CBSE and ISC boards. "With the high number of students scoring more than 95 per cent, we have no choice but to keep the cut-offs on the higher side. We have limited number of seats for every course and despite the very high cut-offs, we end up admitting students above the sanctioned strength. If the student is meeting the cut-off and the eligibility criterion, we have to give them admission," she added.

Xiaomi launches new electric scooter with 275 Wh battery

New Delhi: Xiaomi has expanded its `AIoT line-up by launching new products, including a scooter, gaming monitor and Wi-Fi Router. Some of these products aren’t new, as a few gadgets have been made available in China for a while now. But most of them are new to Europe, reports GSMArena. The new Mi Electric Scooter 3 has a 275 Wh battery for up to 30 km range (18.6 miles). It can operate at 300W continuously with peak power-hitting of 600W. The top speed is limited to 25 kmph to comply with local regulations and it can tackle 16 per cent inclines, the report said. Essentially, this is the motor from the Pro 2 and the battery of the 1S scooters. A full recharge takes 8.5 hours, the report added. Priced at 450 euros, the new model weighs 13 kg and has a maximum load of 100 kg. The company has redesigned the folding mechanism with a 3-step design. The LCD has been upgraded as well. Other features include an aerospace-grade aluminum chassis, pneumatic tires, eABS on the front and dual-pad di

Nothing Ear (1), Micromax In 2b, Moto Edge 20 and More: Tech Launches This Week

[ad_1] This week, we saw some highly anticipated product launches, some new brands coming into the market, new offerings from homegrown brands, and much more - it was a fairly active week in the tech world. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei’s new venture Nothing launched its first product - the Ear (1) TWS earbuds, Nokia launched a rugged smartphone, Lenovo launched its performance-packed Legion 5 Pro gaming laptop, and much much more. Let us take a quick recap of what all was launched in the week that ended July 30, 2021. Nothing Ear (1) Former OnePlus executive Carl Pei’s new company Nothing launched the Nothing Ear (1) TWS earphones in India and globally. The earbuds come at a price of Rs 5,999 and feature 11.6mm dynamic drivers, active noise cancellation, clear voice control, and many other features. The earphones come with Bluetooth v5.2 connectivity and offer a total of 24 hours of battery life including the charging case with ANC enabled. Without active noise cancellation, the Nothing