Shiva Thapa, the World Championships bronze-medalist became the first Indian boxer to make the qualify for this year's Olympics which is suppose to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He defeated Kazakhstan's Kairat Yeraliyev 3-0 in the semi-finals of the AIBA Asian and Oceanic Olympic qualifiers in Qian’an, China.
Microsoft announced that it will bring the GNU projects Bash Shell to Windows 10. Bourne Again Shell has been a standard on OS X and also on the Linux Distribution System. This will help the developers to write their .sh Bash scripts and Linux command-line tools on Windows. Microsoft entered into a collaboration with the creator of Ubuntu Linux, and built a new Linux-like infrastructure called 'Windows Subsystem for Linux' within Windows.
For the first time 34 years, Palace On Wheels, the luxury train has cancelled a trip because of the zero bookings. The train charges Rs2,50,000 for one way trip. Palace On Wheels operating in Rajasthan since 1982, has never cancelled a trip even during the global recession of 2007-2009. The high haulage charges is the main reason why the train had to cancel its bookings
There is lot of anticipation about the World Cup Match today between India and West indies. India and West Indies have a 2-2 head-to-head record in T20Is, while the record in World T20s is 2-1 in favour of the Windies. Rohit Sharma had been the highest scorer with 98 runs and Chris Gayle the highest run getter with 154 runs
A six year old girl, K. Darshini entered the Asia book of records for skating a distance of 10.5 km in 41.03 minutes. She covered this distance while she participated in the "Quarter Skating Marathon". This is claimed to be the first of its kind event in Asia.
Instagram increased the video length limit to 60 seconds. Thought his feature was available to the advertisers since two months, it will be available for the general users in the coming months. The iOS users can also create a video using multiple clips from their cameras.
Ari Jónsson, a product design student at the Iceland Academy of the Arts has designed an unique bottle which decomposes the moment its content are finished. This bottle has bee ndeveloped using the algae, which decomposes the moment it becomes empty. This bottle is made up of natural materials and can also be consumed. This technology might help t ogive away wth the plastic products
The social networking site, Twitter added a new feature to its micro blogging site. This feature allows the users to add descriptions known as alternative text", to images. This will be categorically beneficial to those who are visually imapired. They can hear what an image is all about. People using the iOS and Android apps will be able to add descriptions for images they post on the site.
Htin Kyaw has been sworn in as the new President of Myanmar. This has been achieved after five decades of military rule in the country. Aung San Suu Kyi, the democracy icon and leader of the ruling party was appointed as the minister of foreign affairs., education and energy. He will also hold the president's office portfolio.
Ayushman Khurana shared a video where he is singing the song "Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaage". he is overwhelmed with the success of the film. the film won in the category of the best film and song in the 63rd National Film Awards. He says he never though that the movie will win such accolades
Walt Disney released a 360 degree video of its upcoming film 'The Jungle Book'. This video gives a clear view of the jungle in “Through Mowgli’s Eyes Part 1: Trust in Me,” where Mowgli meets the mesmerizing snake Kaa. This movie based on Rudyard Kipling's stories will hit the theatres on 15th April, 2016
According to the data that is brought out by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the number of mobile subscribers in the country has crossed 101.79 crore. The number of wireline subscribers stood at 2.53 crore. The Telecom major Airtel is ahead in the race by adding 25 lakh new mobile subscribers, by adding 25 lakh new mobile subscribers,
After Yuvraj Singh twisted his ankle in the match against Australia, its quite likely that Ajinkya Rahane could play in India's World T20 semifinal versus West Indies on March 31. Rahane who has still not played a single game in the series might get to play one on his home ground if Yuvraj doesn't recover fully in time for the match on Saturday. The captain of the Indian team is open to changes if the conditions so demand.
By studying the skeletons of two dodo birds the scientists have created a 3D atlas of the skeletal anatomy of the extinct flightless bird dodo. The skeleton of this bird is very large and has a heavy beak as compared to the pigeon. This new atlas features a number of unknown bones of the dodo duck which includes knee caps, ankle and wrist bones.
After the brilliant 82 against the Aussies, Virat Kohli breaks yet another record. He becomes the highest T20I run-scorer in successful chases with 737 runs. This is followed by Shane Watson with 601 runs.
Record After winning his sixth Man Of The Match Award in T20I, in India's win against Australia, Virat Kohli becomes the player with maximum such record in an year. Virat Kohli hit a brilliant 82 taking India sweep through the tough match against the Aussies. With this India enters the semi-finals against West indies. Kohli also broke Shane Watson's record of five T20I Man of the Match awards achieved in 2012.
Justin Bieber is the first artist to reach 10 billion views on Vevo breaking all previous records. He becomes the first artist in history to reach a view of 10 billion on Vevo. His videos from the latest album Purpose garnered four billion views. This made him the most popular artist on the streaming platform.
The scientists working on Nasa's Cassini mission have identified the tallest peak on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. This peak is about 3,337 metre high and is found within a trio of mountainous ridges called the Mithrim Montes. All of the Titan's highest peak are about 3000 metre high. The deputy lead of the Cassini radar team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California said that this is likely to be the highest point on Titan.
The Indian cricketer and pacer Sreesanth will be contesting the elections on BJP tickets from Thiruvananthapuram in the upcoming Kerala elections. The Central Election Committee of the BJP announced that the Indian pacer has joined the party. Along with this the list of other 51 candidates were also announced. Sreesanth was earlier charged for match fixing, however his name was cleared off the charges by the court.
"OLO" is a new printer that has been launched by a San Francisco-based startup firm. This smartphone powered 3D printer uses the light from smartphones screen to harden resin solution for printing 3D objects. This printer is compatible with all types of smart phones and is available at a price of $99. It transforms any smartphone into a printer and is capable of printing soft and hard objects from designs stored in a smartphone or any other 3D printing software.