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116: Newsprint: February 20, 2018
Graeme Smith Pulls Up Listless SA batsmen
Former SA skipper Graeme Smith feels that one of the biggest problems that came to the fore for the Proteas was the way they handled the Indian wrist-spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. The duo together picked up 33 wickets in the series, and the opposition batsmen had no plan B against them. Stand-in skipper Aiden Markram's batting performance in the series wasn't good enough and Smith hopes that series loss has not affected Markram's confidence. Smith was also critical of the performance of some of the senior players in the team, like Hashim Amla, David Miller and JP Duminy.
Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma’s Winter Romance
The millennial generation has often found its muses in celebrities- both from the world of filmdom and cricket. And their latest fixation is the dreamy love story of actor Anushka Sharma and Indian skipper Virat Kohli. But while their wedding, a hush-rush and private affair, ended up headlining news across the country, their social media posts after the wedding, too, have found a place in the hearts of many. After lauding each other's respective performances on social media, Virat took the romantic gestures game up a notch and shared a romantic photograph on social media. He captioned the image as, "My one and only!" While Anushka will next be seen in Pari, Virat is all set to go into the second T20I against the Proteas on Wednesday at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.
Apple Releases iOS 11.2.6 Update
Apple has released a new iOS 11.2.6 update that includes a fix for the bug that is causing iPhones and apps like Facebook and WhatsApp to crash when a Telugu single character is received via iMessage. The bug was discovered last week and involves sending the character in Telugu to devices that crashes an iPhone and makes apps like Messages, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp inaccessible.
115: Newsprint: February 07, 2018
Sangakkara Calls For Wage Reform in Tests
Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara has called for Test cricket to introduce a minimum match fee for all countries to stop young players ditching the long-form for lucrative Twenty20 leagues. Sangakkara, the fifth-highest run scorer in the history of Test cricket, retired from the first-class game last year but has continued playing for domestic T20 franchises around the world, including in this week’s Hong Kong T20 Blitz. The 40-year-old praised the shorter format for spreading the game's popularity to new markets but warned that without change, Test cricket could face a battle to remain relevant for young players and fans. "T20 is the ideal format to introduce — you talk about the Americas, with China," Sangakkara said.
Salman Khan To Return As 'Devil' in Kick 2
The makers of upcoming film Kick 2 starring superstar Salman Khan have locked Christmas 2019 for the release. The official account of the production company Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment on Wednesday announced the release date of the second installment of the Kick franchise on Twitter. Kick, which starred Salman, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Jacqueline Fenandez released in 2014\. It was directed by Sajid Nadiadwala. The movie was an official remake of the 2009 Telugu movie Kick.
Auto Expo 2018 kickstarts today
Auto Expo 2018 kickstarts today. The largest gathering of auto manufacturers in India will see over 20 model launches, many concepts. Scheduled to open for public from 9-14 February 2018 at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, the Auto Expo 2018 will see global automakers locking horns to launch and showcase their best products to the world. The major highlights of the first day of Auto Expo 2018 include concepts from Maruti Suzuki, Renault, KIA Motors along with the launch of the Hyundai Ioniq and Elite i20 (2018). As far as two-wheelers are concerned, Honda launched its Activa 5G along with launches from Hero, Yamaha and Suzuki.
114: Newsprint: February 06, 2018
Ashwin to Bowl Leg Spin in IPL and more...
Team India’s wrist spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have been instrumental in Virat Kohli and boys’ rise to the top of the tables in limited-overs cricket in the last year. This has prompted Test spin spearhead R Ashwin to work on bowling leg-spin. The Kings XI Punjab spinner will put this practice to test during the upcoming Indian Premier League. "This is part of my plan going into the IPL. I am just trying to build my armoury. I used to bowl good legbreaks with my offspin action when I was playing league cricket in Chennai,” he said.
Post Padmaavat, Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika Faces Protests by Brahmin Group
While the furore over Padmaavat has scarcely died down, another period drama about another iconic Indian queen, has now come under fire. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, based on Lakshmi Bai, the 19th Century queen and freedom fighter, stars Kangana Ranaut as the real-life queen and a Brahmin outfit Sarva Brahman Mahasabha demanded the makers to share complete details of the film's story to rule out any tampering with facts. While the film is expected to release during the end of the year, the group has taken offence at reports that Ranaut's character will be shown romantically involved with a British officer, and the Mahasabha's leaders have promised to disrupt the film's shooting in Rajasthan if the "offensive portions" are not removed. The makers of the film, however, have issued a statement clarifying that there's nothing objectionable in the film.
Biggest Ever Technology Acquisition Underway
Broadcom Ltd made a $121 billion "best and final offer" on Monday to acquire Qualcomm Inc, increasing the pressure on the U.S. semiconductor firm to engage in talks. If the deal is done, it would be the biggest ever technology acquisition till date.
113: Newsprint: February 05, 2018
PV Sindhu Gunning for Top Spot
PV Sindhu is certainly one of the best women's singles shuttler in the world right now, but that doesn't make her invincible. Sindhu has always maintained that women's singles is the most unpredictable category in the sport, and just about anyone from the top-20 can win a tournament. Not only that, Sindhu knows there is a long way to go for her, to attain a level where no player can beat her. And for that she is putting in the extra yards, so that she achieves her aim of becoming the World No. 1\.
Kylie Jenner Announces Birth of Baby Girl
Kylie Jenner has given birth to a baby girl. This is Jenner's first child. The 20-year-old reality star took to Instagram on Sunday to confirm her pregnancy and announce that she and boyfriend Travis Scott welcomed the new bundle of joy after months of speculation. No name has been revealed yet.
OnePlus 5T Receives Android Oreo Update
OnePlus has brought the latest Google Android features to its OnePlus 5T devices. The Chinese smartphone maker has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update wherein the users of the OnePlus smartphone will be able to avail the Android Oreo features on their smartphones. In addition, as OnePlus promised earlier, the Face Unlock feature that debuted with the OnePlus 5T is now available on the OnePlus 5 devices as well.
112: Newsprint: February 02, 2018
Sports:-Virat Kohli Completes Unique Century Set in ODIs
India skipper Virat Kohli slammed a majestic ton to help his team win the first ODI against South Africa in on Thursday. This was his 33rd century in ODIs and by doing so, Kohli completed a unique century set in the 50-over format of the game.The Durban ton was Kohli's first in the 'Rainbow Nation' and the India skipper has now scored centuries in every Test-playing nation, that he has played in. The only place where Kohli hasn't scored a century is Pakistan as he is yet to tour the country in any format of the game.
Tech:-Honor 7X Red Colour Variant Launched
Honor has now announced a limited edition variant for its budget smartphone– the Honor 7X. The limited edition will sport a Red colour and will be available exclusively on Amazon India. It is priced at Rs 12,999 and will carry the same specifications as the other colour variants.
Entertainment:-House of Cards S6 Begins Production Sans Spacey
Production on the political drama series House of Cards started up again on Wednesday, with two new actors announced by Netflix. Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear have joined the cast in advance of its sixth season. Following accusations of harassment and sexual assault leveled against Kevin Spacey -- who led the cast as disgraced former President of the United States -- Frank Underwood, progress on season six was suspended in October. Completed episodes were deleted and production started over. Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson and Campbell Scott return for this sixth and final eight-episode season, which will focus on Robin Wright's character, Frank's wife and serving US President Claire Underwood.
111: NewsPrint 29 January: Crony Socialism to Stigmatised Capitalism, Says CEA and More...
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INDIA Crony Socialism to Stigmatised Capitalism, Says CEA
Addressing the media on issues relating to the Economic Survey, chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian said, in the understanding of the role of the private sector, India has moved from crony socialism to stigmatised capitalism. Meanwhile, the Budget session of the Parliament was green flagged today by President Ramnath Kovind. In his speech, the President said that his government wants to empower minorities and not appease them. He also highlighted the need to uplift women and farmers and praised other welfare schemes by the government. After the inaugural speech Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tabled the Economic Survey 2018 in the Lok Sabha prepared by the chief economic adviser.
ENTERTAINMENT Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar Win Big At Grammys
Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar emerged as big winners at the 60th Grammy Awards, which was dotted by surprises, star performances and comments on President Donald Trump, apart from key social and political debates. Rapper Jay-Z, who was leading the nomination pack with eight nods this time, went back empty-handed, while Mars bagged seven honours, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Lamar won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for "Loyalty" featuring Rihanna and Best Rap Album for "Damn" at the gala. This year, Lorde was the only woman to be nominated in Album of the Year category. Pop singer Alessia Cara became the first Canadian to win Best New Artist at the Grammys, hosted by James Corden. Carrie Fisher was awarded her first Grammy posthumously for best spoken word album for her audiobook recording of "The Princess Diarist."
SPORTS David Beckham Set to Unveil His Own MLS Club
David Beckham will unveil his long-sought Major League Soccer expansion team at a Monday news conference in Miami, bringing a conclusion to a turmoil-filled four-year quest. Just over 11 years after announcing he would leave Real Madrid for the MLS Los Angeles Galaxy in a deal that included the chance to purchase an expansion team at a reduced rate, Beckham will make good on plans he first announced in February 2014.
TECH OPPO, Qualcomm to Make 5G Mobile Phones
OPPO on Monday announced a partnership with global chip-maker Qualcomm Technologies where Qualcomm will support OPPO to make 5G-ready mobile phones. As part of the "5G Pioneer Initiative", Qualcomm will provide comprehensive solutions such as the radio frequency front-end field to OPPO. OPPO plans to launch 5G mobile phones in 2019.