Archive News of July 01, 2022

ENG v IND, 5th Test: Bumrah a very thoughtful individual; understands the game very well, says Dravid

India head coach Rahul Dravid has heaped praise on newly-appointed Test skipper Jasprit Bumrah, saying that the pacer is a very thoughtful individual who understands the game very well. On the eve of the rescheduled fifth Test, Bumrah was named as India's skipper after regular captain Rohit Sharma was ruled out due to Covid-19.

'Hello everyone, Technoblade here. If you're watching this, I am dead'

In heartbreaking news, popular Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade, who died from cancer at age 23, on Friday posted his last video on Google-owned platform with a message: "Hello everyone, Technoblade here. If you're watching this, I am dead."

Google Workspace chief Javier Soltero quits after 3 years

Google Workspace head Javier Soltero has announced he is bidding goodbye to the company after serving for three years and July 15 will be his last working day at the tech giant.

Hindi TV premiere of 'Bangarraju', starring Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya, on July 6

The Hindi premiere of Telugu blockbuster movie 'Bangarraju' is slated for July 6, on Zee Cinema. The movie, directed by Kalyan Krishna Kurasala, was released earlier during the Sankranti season in Telugu, creating much buzz at the theatres.

Career diplomat named Philippines' new Foreign Secy

Newly-appointed Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos swore in career diplomat Luis Enrique Manalo as the country's new Foreign Secretary on Friday.

Every single quarter will be crucial in Hockey Women's World Cup: Forward Vandana Katariya

Veteran India forward Vandana Katariya has emphasised the need to be vigilant in "every single quarter" of a game when her side begins its campaign in the Hockey Women's World Cup Spain and Netherlands 2022 against England in Pool B on July 3.

All-rounder Krunal Pandya signs up with Warwickshire for Royal London One-Day Cup

County club Warwickshire on Friday announced that they have signed India all-rounder Krunal Pandya for the upcoming season of Royal London One-Day Cup.

Hyundai's sales fall 4.5% globally amid chip shortage

Hyundai Motor, South Korea's biggest carmaker, said on Friday that its sales fell 4.5 per cent in June from a year earlier, as a global chip shortage continued to affect its vehicle production and sales.

Moj launches live video streaming platform for creators

Short-video platform Moj on Friday launched a live video streaming platform -- Moj LIVE -- that enables creators to authentically showcase their talent and deeply engage with their users in real-time.

An MoU between Desh Bhagat University & SDN Trust, Bengaluru

Desh Bhagat University, Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Skills Development Network (SDN), Bengaluru. 

China renews alert for approaching typhoon Chaba

China's meteorological authority on Friday renewed an alert for Chaba, the third typhoon of the year, as it was gaining strength and moving towards Guangdong and Hainan provinces.

6.0-magnitude quake jolts Philippines

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted Cagayan province in northern Philippines on Friday, authorities said.

3 dead as heavy rain lashes S.Korea

Heavy rain that pounded South Korea this week have killed at least three people, and flooded houses and farmland nationwide, officials said on Friday.

Missed 90m mark, but happy I came up with my best throw ever: Neeraj Chopra

India's ace javelin thrower and 2020 Olympic Games gold medallist Neeraj Chopra has revealed that while he missed the 90-metre mark in the Stockholm Diamond League 2022 in Sweden on Thursday, the fact that it was his best throw ever gave him a really nice feeling.

Bumrah can be a long-term captaincy option provided he can manage the pressures: Jayawardene

Former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene feels Jasprit Bumrah can be looked at as a long-term option for India captaincy, provided he is able to manage the pressures on and off the field and "prioritise things that you need to do in a year".

Battlegrounds Mobile India now has 100 mn users

Game developer Krafton on Friday announced that its popular battle royale game Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) has surpassed 100 million registered users.

BMW adopts Google's Android Automotive OS for future vehicles

Leading automaker BMW Group has announced it will adopt the Google Android Automotive operating platform (OS) for future vehicles.

Shoot of Santhanam's film with Prashanth Raj wrapped up

The shooting of director Prashant Raj's upcoming comedy entertainer, featuring actor Santhanam in the lead, has been wrapped up, its makers have announced.

CRPF trooper shoots self in J&K's Ganderbal

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper shot himself with his service rifle on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district.

Normal to above normal rainfall in July for north, central, south India: IMD

After a "normal" June, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday predicted "normal to above normal" rainfall over some parts of north and central India and most parts of south peninsula.

Delhi: Minor stabs elderly man to death

A 73-year-old man was stabbed to death in the national capital following which a minor boy was apprehended, an official said on Friday.

ED arrests 2 aides of Satyendar Jain in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday arrested two close aides of Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain in connection with a Money Laundering case.

4 dead in car crash near US-Mexico border amid migrant smuggling operation

Four people were killed and three others seriously injured in a car crash involving a migrant smuggling operation near the US-Mexico border in Texas, police said.

Italy tightens workplace protocols as Covid indicators worsen

Italy has updated heath protocols in the workplace, as the main Covid-19 indicators in the country have worsened in recent days.

Canada's GDP grows 0.3% in April

Canada's real gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowed to 0.3 per cent in April with an advance estimate of a 0.2 per cent decline in May, according to official figures.

Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews tests Covid-positive; Fernando comes in as replacement

Sri Lanka star cricketer Angelo Mathews has tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the third day's play of the opening Test against Australia at the Galle International Stadium here on Friday.

Trend is changing to see bowlers as potential captains, says Sri Lanka great Jayawardene

Sri Lanka cricket stalwart Mahela Jayawardene feels that of late the trend is changing to see bowlers as potential captains of their sides, especially after fast bowler Pat Cummins was named skipper of the Australia Test side ahead of the Ashes series.

Nadal makes it past Berankis to secure place in third round at Wimbledon

Spanish stalwart and two-time champion Rafael Nadal made it to the third round defeating Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 after three hours and two minutes in a late evening Wimbledon match.

Google rolls out new update for its password manager

Tech giant Google has announced that it is updating its password manager to make the experience easier to use, with even stronger protections built-in.

Facebook starts testing NFTs with select creators

Facebook has rolled out a test to support non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with a select group of creators in the US on its platform, as it aspires to capture the multi-billion dollar metaverse industry.

5 killed as truck rams into e-rickshaw in UP

Five persons were killed when a truck rammed into an e-rickshaw here on Friday morning.

4 Amarnath pilgrims injured in road accident on Jammu-Srinagar highway

Four pilgrims to the Amarnath cave shrine were injured on Friday in a road accident on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in J&K's Ramban district.

Moderate rain in Jammu, partly cloudy weather in Valley: MeT

The Meteorological (MeT) department on Friday forecast mainly dry weather in Kashmir and moderate rain in Jammu division during the next 24 hours.

India reports 17,070 new Covid cases, 23 deaths

India reported 17,070 Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, a marginal decline from the previous day's count of 18,819, said the Union MInistry of Health and Family Affairs.

Mild tremors felt in K'taka districts

Mild tremors were felt in Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka on Friday morning.

5 minors assault boy in K'taka village, circulate video

A case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) has been registered against five minors in connection with sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy, police said on Friday.

Minor girl's nose chopped off for resisting rape

In a shocking incident in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur Dehat district, a minor girl's nose was chopped off by miscreants who had barged into her house and were trying to pull her away with them.