What’s Trending this week

2016-12-20 04:25:00

What’s Trending this week

1) Puerto Rican Stephanie Del Valle Crowned Miss World 2016.

Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico was crowned Miss World 2016 on Sunday, edging out runners-up from the Dominican Republic and Indonesia.
Ms Del Valle, 19, is a brown-eyed brunette student who speaks Spanish, English and French, and hopes to get into the entertainment industry.

2) GST Rollout May Be Pushed To July, Industry Needs Time: Experts

With "turf issue" over tax payer jurisdiction continuing to clog GST Council deliberations, the Goods and Services Tax rollout could be delayed by a quarter to July 1 as industry would require time to prepare itself, experts said.
The Council, chaired by Finance Minister ArunJaitley, in its six meetings so far has taken unanimous decisions on 10 issues while three more -- dual control, list of items in tax bracket and model CGST and IGST laws -- are still pending.

3) 'A Christmas Gift To Remember': PM On Reward Schemes For Digital Transactions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described as a "Christmas gift to remember" two schemes launched by the NITI Aayog on Thursday to promote cashless transactions, the "Lucky GrahakYojana" and "Digi DhanVyaparYojana".
In a series of tweets, PM Modi said the schemes "will further incentivize digital payments" and would be a big boost in the move towards "cashless and corruption-free India".

4) Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Users in India Receiving December Security Update

Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are receiving December security updates. The update is being rolled out in India as well. The size of the update varies depending upon your current version and it brings the Android December security update as well as other stability improvements and bug fixes.

5) Oil prices rise in anticipation of tighter 2017 market

Oil prices inched up on Monday in anticipation of tighter crude supply going into 2017 following the decision by OPEC and other producers to cut output to prop up prices. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were trading at $55.64 per barrel at 0218 GMT, up 43 cents, or 0.8 percent, from their last close.

By Knowledge desk
2016-12-13 11:50:00

What’s trending (Decemeber 12th to 17th)

1) Sweden Runs Out Of Garbage, Imports from Other Countries

Sweden, which sources almost half its electricity from renewables, was one of the first countries to implement a heavy tax on fossil fuels in 1991. Country uses renewable energy to heat homes. Sweden is importing garbage from countries like the UK. Sweden forced to import rubbish to keep recycling plants running

2) Here's Why You Should Not Eat Food Wrapped In A Newspaper

Wrapping food items in newspaper is bad for your health as its ink has multiple bioactive materials with known negative health effects, FSSAI said on Friday. Pathogenic microorganisms in used newspapers pose risk to health. Dissuade street vendors from wrapping food in newspaper says the Health Minister.

3) Yuvraj Singh In India's Dream Test XI; No ViratKohli, Sourav Ganguly

Yuvraj Singh has found a place in India's Dream Test team, voted by cricket fans. Yuvraj Singh, whose limited overs career outweighs his Test credentials, had edged out India's current Test skipper ViratKohli and the hugely successful Sourav Ganguly. On the occasion of India's 500th Test match -- Kohli's team beat New Zealand by 197 runs in Kanpur's Green Park - the Indian cricket Board (BCCI) had wanted fans to vote their best Test team, online. Kanpur Test hero off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is in the Dream XI.
On Monday, the Dream Team was revealed on social media. There are just two players from the Eighties - Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev.

4) Cyclone Vardah Update: Navy On Alert, Schools Closed As Storm Nears Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh

Cyclonic storm 'Vardah' will make landfall between north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh on Monday prompting rescue and armed forces, including the Navy, to sound an alert. Tamil Nadu has announced a holiday for schools and colleges in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, and parts of Villupuram. Cyclone Vardah, which was 330 km east of Chennai on Sunday evening, is likely to make landfall near Pulicat, around 60 km away from the Tamil Nadu capital with wind speeds of around 80 to 100 km an hour. Chennai is likely to receive very heavy rainfall up to 20 cm.

5) The Polar Vortex Is Coming. Here's What That Means - And How Cold It Could Get for countries in the North.

Winter's first polar vortex blast, already taking shape in the Arctic this weekend, targets the Lower 48’F next week. By Tuesday, temperatures below zero will plunge south into the northern plains and Midwest of USA. Over the course of a few days, the cold air will blast across the country to the Northeast of USA.

By Knowledge desk
2016-12-07 03:50:00

What’s trending (Decemeber 5th to 10th)

1) Jayalalithaa's Health Worsens, Had Cardiac Arrest on the 5th December evening.

Jayalalithaa, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has a cardiac arrest on the evening of the 5th of December. She has been visiting a hospital in Chennai since September. She is under surveillance under special team of cardiologists.

2) Fallen Smartphone Brand Nokia Challenges Apple, Samsung Again

Nokia smartphones are poised for a comeback after former managers at the Finnish company licensed the handset brand from Microsoft and struck up partnerships with Google and phone manufacturer Foxconn.

3) RBI To Issue New Rs 20/50 Notes, Old Bills To Continue

The Reserve Bank on Sunday said it will issue new currency notes of Rs 20 and Rs 50 denominations with numerals in ascending size in the number panels and without intaglio printing.
The old notes of Rs 20 and Rs 50 will remain legal tender.

4) iPhone 8 Dreaming in Full swing

Apple's latest iPhone was barely out of the gate when rumors began percolating about the company's next new phone.
Although the iPhone 7 garnered mostly tepid reviews when it was released this summer, initial inventories sold out quickly, and the company had to scramble to meet demand.

5) Fact-Checking Social Content

So, Facebook really does have a problem with fake news outlets sending their content through its pipes. Fake news is to Facebook what a Trojan horse is to your computer. It takes over part of your productive capacity to do things you don't approve of.One thing that is true is that it's not our responsibility to fix this mess. That's for Facebook and all the other social networks to address.

By Knowledge desk
2016-11-22 18:12:00

What's Trending!

Here’s 5 top trending news.

1) PM Modi claims that the Nation Will Come Out Victorious Post-Demonetization

PM Modi claims that he had requested 50 Days from the nation and within 10 days 5,000 crores of rupees has already been deposited into banks. Claiming that he didn’t take the decision to trouble anyone, but, for the good of them. He would be pumping this money soon into the economy.

2) We can work towards 'Make in India & Make with India', says Israeli President Reuven Rivlin

Rivlin arrived on 14th November for an 8 Day trip to India. India & Israel could work more towards 'Make in India & Make with India' together, which can bring "magic to the world", Rivlin said The President further said he fell in love with the word 'jugaad' when he visited India, also said that Israeli companies are bringing their experience and technology to this partnership.

3) The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle Solved

Scientists might have solved the mystery of Bermuda Triangle located between Miami, Puerto Rico and the island of Bermuda. Scientists say hexagonal clouds forming above the Bermuda Triangle create air bombs with winds of 273 kph. The air bombs are capable of bringing down planes and ships.

4) 3rd ODI :India vs New Zealand: Kohli Makes History

India (289/3) beat New Zealand (285) by 7 wickets, take 2-1 lead in five-match series. Kohli 154*, Dhoni 80, Pandey 28*, Henry 2/52. ViratKohli emulated Sachin Tendulkar's record of 14 hundreds in successful run chases in the history of ODI cricket.

5) Mystery sphere spotted zooming past sun by NASA satellites - sparking conspiracy theories over UFOs

UFO hunters perked up when NASA satellites appeared to capture a huge unidentified object during its mission to observe the Sun.

The images were re-posted from NASA by Facebook user Pamela Johnson, who said she believed the images showed a craft from a group called the Blue Spheres.

By Knowledge desk