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The Winner In Rajasthan’s Sanskrit Competition Is A Muslim Teen

A Muslim youth, who is just 16-year-old, has won the Sanskrit competition. The youth hails from Jaipur.

A Sanskrit essay writing competition was organized by Akshaya Patra Foundation on a state level in which he stood first. Nadeem Khan, the 16-year-old youth, says he loves Sanskrit language.

The Winner In Rajasthan's Sanskrit Competition Is A Muslim Teen

There were two other students, who got the awards in this competition. The names of the students are Zorabia Nagori, a student of class four, and Zaheen Naqvi, a student of class two. All the winners will be receiving their awards today.

Nadeem Khan said, “I find this language the best language among all the other languages I know, although I never get a chance to communicate in Sanskrit even when I am in the class”.

“This competition recognized my devotion towards this beautiful language Sanskrit,” he added.

Nadeem Khan said further, “Even my Sanskrit teacher does not communicate in Sanskrit. He asks us to focus more towards writing rather than speaking”.

The essay competition was attended by around 8000 students from across 200 schools. The topic of the essay was to write an essay on Bhagavad Gita, narration of verses from Bhagavad Gita, and handwriting.

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World Media

No More Extravagant UN Funding By The US…Reduces Contribution By $285 Million

Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, on Sunday pushed a quarter billion dollar cut to the United Nation’s annual budget, thereby topping off an argumentative year between the Trump administration and the international body. Haley further said in a statement that they will no longer let the kindness of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked.

No More Extravagant UN Funding By The US...Reduces Contribution By $285 Million

Haley also said in a statement that the US had negotiated a $285 million reduction of the UN budget for 2018–2019 compared to the budget for 2016–2017. But, Haley’s statement did not mention how or if the US contribution will be altered. It was found that the UN’s two-year budget is roughly $5.5 billion and the total US contribution to the UN is more than any other nation.

A spokesman for Guterres, Stephane Dujarric said that the UN is currently studying the impact of the newly approved budget numbers on the UN operations and they expect to have a statement out later today. A US official said to the CNN that the United Nation’s organizational and budget committee settled on many issues associated to the United Nation’s regular budget, diplomacy budget, management stuffs and reform initiatives, and included cuts with a focus on overstuffed management, support functions and rationalizing services.

But, Haley’s announcement on Christmas Eve stated that the cuts to the UN budget for 2018–2019 came days after the US exercised its first veto in years at the UN Security Council. All other member of the body, including US allies, voted in favor of a proposal affirming international opposition in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Haley, ahead of the general assembly vote also announced the US was taking names of those voting against the US, and held a party where the only countries invited that did not support the resolution on Jerusalem.

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Technology

UberEATS To Provide Insurance To Couriers In Europe

The food-delivery business of Uber will start providing an insurance package to its dispatch riders in Europe, a shift to deal with the circumstances of “gig economy” employees. Couriers for food-delivery firms such as Deliveroo and UberEATS are usually self-employed and the companies have come under fire for how they take care of their employees.

UberEATS mentioned that it would be initiating to provide all its European riders an insurance scheme with AXA with inclusion for personal accidents, property damage, cover for third-party damage, and cash benefits for hospitalization.

UberEATS To Provide Insurance To Couriers In Europe

The general manager of UberEATS for Europe, Filip Nuytemans, said, “UberEATS dispatch riders can now leverage the flexibility and freedom of functioning on their own timetable with the peace of mind offered by supplementary protection and security.” The riders will be capable to gain from the course of action whether they are completely independent or in employment through a third party and the firm will compensate for the insurance.

At present, UberEATS functions in Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Britain, and Spain. The facility will be initiated next year January 8, as mentioned by the company. The gig economy, where people function for several owners every day without having a permanent agreement, has got bigger with the entrance of apps such as Deliveroo and Uber, who state their employees have the complete flexibility to labor when they wish and for how long they wish.

But firms in the gig economy has taken a hit from politicians and unions for what they describe unequal practices and couriers for Deliveroo have knocked the doors of court in the United Kingdom to request employment privileges , including the minimum wage.

The package provided by UberEATS will compensate riders up to EUR 7,500 for medical expenditures from an accident that causes hospitalization or EUR 3,000 if the hospitalization is for 3 successive nights or more.

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Business

Reliance Jio User Base Crosses 160 Million

The user base of Reliance Jio has crossed 160 Million, a bit more than a year post the newbie created a storm into the industry of telecom service with aggressive data and voice services. The newest user base of the telecom provider was unvalued by son of billionaire Mukesh Ambani, Akash Ambani, at an interview with Shahrukh Khan, the Bollywood superstar, at the time of a glitzy occasion last evening to mark 40 Years of existence for Reliance Industries and to honor birthday of founder Dhirubhai Ambani.

Reliance Jio User Base Crosses 160 Million

In an onstage conversation with the Ambani twins Isha and Akash, the 52-year-old actor cited that the telecom company now has 100 Million users. Akash corrected him stating “160 Million, SRK!”, in return prompting the “Badshah of Bollywood” to take a glance at how good just the Ambanis were with figures. Reliance Jio made an entry in September 2016 in the highly spirited telecom industry with a 6-month promotional proposal of free data and voice, a plan that assisted it mobilize millions of consumers.

Jio gave an open dare to the current telecom providers with its troublesome tariffs, activating a cost war that witnessed harsh bloodletting in the segment in the preceding months. Previously this year, Mukesh Ambani declared the roll out of a 4G-supported feature handset priced at “effective” zero, which encouraged low revenue consumers with cheap data and life-long free voice calls packed with the phone.

The mobile user base of the country, the 2nd biggest market post China, stands at more than 1.1 Billion with Vodafone, Bharti Airtel, and Idea Cellular as the leading 3 providers. As per previous posted information by the TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India), the user base for Bharti Airtel in October was at 285 Million followed by Idea Cellular (191 Million), Vodafone (208 Million), and Jio (145.9 Million). Presently, user base of Reliance Jio is at 160 Million.

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Entertainment

Sorry Salman Khan! Your Tiger Zinda Hai fails to beat Baahubali 2

As expected, the opening of Tiger Zinda Hai has been excellent. After disappointing audience by his performance in Tubelight, it was wonderful to watch Salman Khan back in action . “Tiger Zinda Hai” has crossed around 34 Crore at the Indian box office. Tiger Zinda Hai also stars Katrina Kaif. The movie has been directed by Ali Abbas.

Sorry Salman Khan! Your Tiger Zinda Hai fails to beat Baahubali 2

In the year 2017, Tiger Zinda Hai has become Bollywood’s highest box office opener with being in close competition to Golmaal Again, which had opened with 30.14 Crore. While Tiger Zinda Hai has failed to cross some of the movies, here is a list of the movies that have done wonders on the box office. The top five box openings 2017 are:

  • Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion—Rs 41 Crore
  • Tiger Zinda Hai—Rs 33.75 Crore
  • Golmaal Again—Rs 30.14 Crore
  • Tubelight—Rs 21.15 Crore
  • Raees—Rs 20.42 Crore

Credited of being the highest collector at box, Baahubali 2 is on top of the list. The movie’s Hindi version opening with 41 Crore left everyone awestruck.

Salman Khan’s “Tiger Zinda Hai” was short of 8 Crore when compared to Baahubali 2.

Baahubali 2 wasn’t the movie that got the highest opening at the box office; SRK’s movie, “Happy New Year” earned Rs 45 Crore.

Over the first weekend, it is predicted that Salman Khan’s latest movie will also cross 100 Crore. In order to stand out of the rest movies, which did wonders on the box office, it will have to beat the records of three big movies.

Baahubali 2’s enormous collection was of Rs 510.99 Crore (Hindi version) and it was highest grossing Hindi movie ever.

Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan was highest earning movie collecting 321 Crore.

Golmaal Again collected Rs 205.65 Crore and was Bollywood’s highest grossing movie of 2017.

For Salman Khan’s “Tiger Zinda Hai”, the road to top the list is quite difficult but it is not impossible though.

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Politics

Sasikala Camp Releases Video Of Jayalalithaa In Apollo Hospital, Ahead of RK Nagar Polls

On Wednesday, a video of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa, when she was in Apollo hospital, has been released by TTV Dhinakaran camp.

Late Jayalalithaa can been seen sitting in the hospital bed and watching TV.

Sasikala Camp Releases Video Of Jayalalithaa In Apollo Hospital, Ahead of RK Nagar Polls

The party members of Sasikala said, “We do not want anyone to spread rumors or gossips regarding Chief of AIADMK party’s chief.

One of the members of the party said, “The video was made after Sasikala came out of the ICU.”

Sheela Balakrishnan, the special advisor of chief minister J Jayalalithaa, will be appearing before Justice Arumugasaamy Commission.

When the former chief minister, Jayalalithaa was hospitalized, it was Balakrishnan, who was in charge of running the government of Tamil Nadu.

But, Balakrishnan resigned from her post soon after Jayalalithaa passed away and O Panneerselvam took the oath as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu.

Right ahead of the RK Nagar polls, AIADMK released the video. Its opposition party DMK called it to be a very cheap publicity stunt to get sympathy votes asking the Election Commission to take a note of this act.

Deepa Jayakumar, niece of Jayalalithaa claimed that an investigation must be done as she might have been attacked.

She also requested the panel to conduct an inquiry against the entire family of VK Sasikala.

Deepa also said, “I told the panel there is no chance at all for my aunt to get unwell all of a sudden and get hospitalized that too after finishing all her party work till 9 pm. She definitely was attacked”, she said while talking to the reporters.

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Technology

Asus Reveals ROG Strix Hero Edition And Strix Scar Edition Gaming Laptops

Asus ROG (Republic of Gamers) has rolled out 2 new gaming devices in India. The firm has rolled out Strix Hero Edition and Strix Scar Edition. The laptop has an introductory price label of Rs 92,990.

In an authorized statement the firm claimed, “ROG Strix Scar Edition, gaming device line-up is customized for FPS (first-person shooters) to add a spirited edge in FPS names such as Counter-Strike. In addition to this, ROG Strix Hero Edition line-up is built from the scratch for fearless MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends.”

Asus Reveals ROG Strix Hero Edition And Strix Scar Edition Gaming Laptops

The Strix GL503 is developed for those active and it has a weight of 2.5 Kg and a 15.6-inch screen. The device is fueled by i7 Intel Core processor with GeForce GTX NVIDIA 1070 Series graphics card. With a desktop-fashioned layout for keyboard, fast-actuating keys, and N-key rollover, the ROG Strix SCAR Edition keeps users engaged on the maps allowing them to kill with complete accuracy and rank high. In contrast, the Strix Hero Edition has a Core i7 Intel processor with GeForce GTX 10 NVIDIA Series graphics card. The device operates on Windows 10 Os and features a wide-view IPS screen.

Speaking at the launch, national business development manager for Gaming & PC, Arnold Su, claimed, “E-sports is getting marvelous popularity in the nation particularly for game titles such as Counter Strike and Dota 2. The number of users shifting to professional games from casual gaming is growing each year at an exponential pace. This line-up delights not only those users who care about presentation but also those who require huge aesthetics thus allowing E-sports candidates to get the winning frame in their violent rivalry.”

In addition to the above-cited devices, the firm also launched ASUS gaming FX503—its latest gaming notebook with a price tag of Rs 69,990.

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Technology

Facebook To Roll Out Chat App For Children With Parental Controls

This week Facebook launched a variant of its Messenger app for kids. This new version is planned at allowing kids below age of 12 to link with others under supervision of parents. Messenger Kids is being launched out for mobile devices of Apple iOS platform in the U.S. on a trial basis as a standalone messaging and video chat application. Loren Cheng, the product manager, claimed that the social network behemoth is providing Messenger Kids due to the fact that there is a requirement for a messaging application that allows children link with users they love but also has the altitude of control, which their parents wish for.”

Facebook To Roll Out Chat App For Children With Parental Controls

Facebook claimed that the new application, with no in-app purchases or ads, is planned at kids with age from 6 to 12. It allows parents to manage the contact list and does not permit kids to link with anybody their parent does not accept. The social media behemoth claimed that it developed the app due to the fact that many kids are going online without safety measures. “Most of us at Facebook are ourselves parents, and it appears we were not alone when we found out that our children were getting online more and more earlier,” a spokesperson of Facebook claimed to the media in a statement.

It mentioned a research displaying that 93% of kids with the age between 6 and 12 in the U.S. have authorization to smartphones or tablets, and 2/3rd have a tablet or smartphone of their own. “We need to help make sure that the experiences our children have when employing technology are safer, positive, and age-appropriate, and we think that teaching children how to employ tech in positive manners will later bring enhanced experiences as they age,” the firm claimed.

Facebook’s regulations state that children must be at least 13 to open an account.

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Money

Bitcoin Issue To Be Constituted By The Indian Finance Ministry

In order to fix the situation in the country of Bitcoin, the Finance Ministry has constituted a committee that will suggest Bitcoin’s future direction in India. In this year, there has been a huge surge in the price of Bitcoin and the Income Tax Department has done surveys in different currency exchanges of the country. According to media reports, the government has constituted a second committee on Bitcoin in view of this.

Bitcoin Issue To Be Constituted By The Indian Finance Ministry

Media Reports stated that the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank BP kanungo and SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi are included in this committee set up by the Finance Ministry. Previously, the panel made on Bitcoin had suggested to shut those exchanges that deal in Bitcoin-like crypto-currencies in the country.

The Income Tax Department had conducted surveys in the wake of the possibility of tax evasion in big Bitcoin exchanges this week. Several teams of the IT department conducted operations in nine major Bitcoin Exchanges of the country on the command of the Bengaluru Investigation Wing. These exchanges were based in Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Bengaluru, and Gurugram.

The challenge before the government is to understand what safeguard solutions should be adopted to avoid potentially untreated crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin. Bitcoin is virtual money is not regulated in India right now. Its circulation in the country has become a cause of concern for bankers around the world.

Although the Reserve Bank of India has warned investors about Bitcoin in India, its price is increasing at four times the clock day and night. Bitcoin trading at $12,000 on December 6 reached the level of $14,000 in just 24 Hours. Based on this, it stated that in just one day, investors have grossed about Rs 1,29,084 from this digital currency.

At present, it is hard to predict about the future of the Bitcoin in India.

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Technology

Bharti Airtel Rolls VoLTE In Chennai

Bharti Airtel, the telecom major, as fraction of extending its services, has rolled VoLTE (Voice over Long Term Evolution) service for its users in the city of Chennai. Airtel VoLTE operates on 4G services that will allow users all over the city to take pleasure of voice calls in HD quality with quicker call set up time, a statement from the company claimed to the media this week.

Bharti Airtel Rolls VoLTE In Chennai

Users can make a call on any landline and mobile network employing Airtel VoLTE and might not be charged for extra Internet data for VoLTE. Calls might be billed according to the current plan, it further claimed. “Having built an outstanding 4G network in the city, we are happy to expand our portfolio of facilities by launching out VoLTE services in the city,” Manoj Murali, HUB CEO at Bharti Airtel Ltd for Tamil Nadu and Kerala, claimed to the media in an interview.

“We invite our users to experience the facility. We aim to extend our footprint of VoLTE all over Tamil Nadu over the period of upcoming couple of months,” he claimed further. As per the website of the company, Airtel has rolled out VoLTE services in Maharashtra, Mumbai, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka. Airtel VoLTE might also allow users to take pleasure of voice calls in HD quality as well as high-speed sessions of data.

Some of the handsets that offer Airtel VoLTE facilities initially comprise iPhone X, OnePlus 5, iPhone 7 series, iPhone 8 Series, Samsung J, Samsung S, and Samsung A series handsets, it claimed.

Recently, Bharti Airtel declared the roll out of 4G services in Kargil, Dras, as well as Leh in the Ladakh area. It claimed that it has turn out to be the first provider to offer the high speed data facility in the region.