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Alastair Cook to break Sachin’s 11 year old record

England’s Test Skipper Alastair Cook is all set to make it to the history books of cricket.  Cook is set become the youngest cricketer to complete 10,000 runs in Test Cricket. The left-hander is just 36 runs away from the milestone, which Sachin Tendulkar had set in 2005 when he was 31 years, 10 months.


10 year old boy finds Instagram bug, wins $10,000

A 10 year old boy has just become the youngest person ever to receive a reward from Facebook after he found a bug on its Instagram app. Named Jani, the boy from Helsinki, Finland, has found a bug that allowed him to delete other people’s comments on the photo-sharing app. Jani received $10,000 reward for


Vijay Mallya’s resignation accepted by Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari has accepted liquor baron and independent MP Vijay Mallya’s resignation from the post of MP. Mallya had tendered his resignation on Monday saying he doesn’t want his reputation be tarnished. Earlier the resignation was rejected as it ‘lacked his original signature’ and on procedural grounds. Mallya is currently wanted by


Intolerance in India went up in 2015: USCIRF

Religious intolerance in India increased in 2015, as per US Commission for International Religious Freedom’s report.  USCIRF has suggested that the government should publicly criticize officials and religious leaders, who make any objectionable statement about religious communities. USCIRF said it will be keeping a constant check, to know if India should be termed as a


Capitation fee is illegal in educational institutions

In a historic judgement, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that demand of capitation fee by educational institutions is illegal. The apex court held that the education sector must run on ‘no-profit-no-loss’ basis and commercialization and exploitation of the sector won’t be allowed.  The court also sought governments intervention in the sector to promote merit


SBI cuts home loan rates by 5 bps

State bank of India has reduced its home loan rate by 5 bps to 9.40%. The revision in the rate follows reduction in the one-year marginal cost of funds-based lending rate to 9.15% from 9.20%. Similarly, auto loan rate will be 9.75% lower by 5 bps. Women borrowers will get an additional discount of 5


BCCI nominates Kohli for Khel Ratna Award, Rahane for Arjuna Award

The Cricket board BCCI has nominated Test captain Virat Kohli for the nation’s biggest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Also, Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane has been nominated for the Arjuna award. If Kohli gets the award, he will become the third cricketer after Tendulkar (1997-98) and Dhoni (2007-08) to be bestowed with


First human head transplant!

An Italian surgeon Dr Canavero claims he is ready to perform the first full human head transplant and he already has a volunteer. Experts have debunked his claims and insist that the operation is still many year from reality. According to Canavero, the operation will be a 36-hour procedure involving 150 people, including doctors, nurses,


Sachin joins Salman, Bindra as Rio ambassador

Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar has joined Olympic shooting champion Abhinav Bindra and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as India’s goodwill ambassador for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Reportedly, the Indian Olympic Association had also requested music composer AR Rahman to become one of the India’s brand ambassadors for Rio Olympics but Rahman is yet to confirm.


US rejected Indian products citing adulteration

MoS for Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that over the past 5 years, the US health regulator has refused entry of 12012 Indian products citing reasons including adulteration and misbranding. She added that the government has taken steps to tighten rules regarding labeling and pre-export inspection. The minister said that standards and


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