Breaking the Guiness Book of World records, four coaches continued to play a match of tennis for straight 60 hours. These coaches played the match as a part of the Sport Relief's charity drive. They broke the Guinness world record for the longest doubles match breaking the previous record of 57 straight hours.
Social media such as facebook and twitter are banned in China. However, Mark Zuckenberg, the CEO of facebook met China's 'propaganda chief' in Beijing. China's Liu Yunshan said words of praise for the methodology and technology used in facebook. He further said that he hopes Facebook can share its experience with Chinese companies development of internet can help in the betterment of all countries.
A new portable cardiac device monitor has been introduced by Berlin based cardio and endo-vascular technology maker Biotronik. This is called Cardio Messenger Smart and has been introduced for the patients with implanted cardiac devices such as pacemakers and heart failure devices. This device can monitor and transfer the complete information from a patients heart to the doctor.
A match between India and Pakistan is most awaited. India marks a beautiful win against Pakistan here in Eden Gardens on Saturday. With the fall of the first three wickets, situation seemed to be bleak for the Indian team
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugrated the three day 'Krishi Unnati Mela' on Saturday. This event gives ample information on the new farm schemes and technologies that will help farmers double their incomes within the next few years in New Delhi. This event is aimed at disseminating information on the modern ways to agriculture. An effort is being made t initiate a second green revolution from India's eastern states, Sikkim topping the chart for adopting organic farming.
Airbus is to set up a pilot training and maintenance center in Delhi to cope up with the recent requirement of the country for 1,600 passenger and freighter aircraft in the next 20 years to 2034. There is also the demand for pilots and maintenance engineers. This training center will be fully controlled by Airbus with training to be delivered by Airbus’ specialized training instructors.
Saina Nehwal, world number 6 proceeds to the semi finals of the Swiss open Grand Prix Gold after beating Sayaka Sato 13-21, 21-15, 21-14 in Basel on Friday. She will now be playing against Wang Yihan in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Oombrella is a newly developed smart umbrella. It comes with a little capsule that attaches to the end of the handle that has four sensors to measure temperature, humidity, air pressure, and sunlight. It is developed by Paris-based startup Wezzoo . This umbrella is so designed as to notify the user before it starts raining. This umbrella is connected to an app which tracks the hyperlocal weather data and alerts 15 minutes before it rains. Smart capsules have been developed too, which can be used
The Chief Executive, Jack Dorsey reported that Twitter will continue to keep the 140 character limit. This came against the speculation that the micro blogging site might give away its unique feature of a tweet within 140 characters for a 10,000-character limit.
In a breathtaking experiment to create the artificial sun in China, the results were successful. The artificial sun produced long pulse plasma discharge at a temperature of more than 50 million degrees - the longest discharge at such a high temperature. The researcher at China Academy of Engineering Physics, Xu Jiannan, reported that an artificial sun can provide limitless clean energy through controlled thermonuclear fusion.
Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy advances to the quarter finals of Swiss Open. The journey however came to an end for two-time World Championship bronze medalist PV Sindhu in the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament. He lost to He Bingjiao of China in women’s singles quarterfinals.
A match between India and Pakistan is the most awaited one. On the eve of the India-Pakistan match, Virat Kohli gifted his bat to comeback Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir. During the net practice session at Eden Gardens Ground, he gifted his bat to Mohammad Amir when he and Shahid Afridi went to greet him. This was readily accepted by Amir.
A great news for all the video games lovers. Nintendo launches its first smart phone game called Miitomo, in Japan. The company launched "Miitomo, through which the players can develop their own cartoon avatars, called Mii. The users can develop the look of their cartoon characters with different hairstyles, facial features, accessories, clothes and more. To add to the delight, the users can take a photo from their own mobiles and create their own Mii.
After having a draw at 1-1, Liverpool knocks down Manchester from the Europa League and hence securing its position in the quarter finals. This was the second blow to the team followed by heavy discontentment shown by the fans.
Japan's Hitachi Group invests Rs 100 crore to set up the ATM making firm in India as a result of the growing number of ATM users in India. The company has set up Hitachi Terminal Solutions India in Bengaluru for manufacturing ATMs in the country. The production will be started from June and the set target is to produce 1,500 ATMs per month.
Arjun Rampal has been signed opposite Vidya Balan for the sequel of Kahaani. The movie is names as 'Kahaani 2'. Vidya Balan is back to shoot for Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani 2. The director confirms that the movie has gone on floors and majority of the film will be shot in the city.
IDBI Bank launches allows a new facility which is one of its kind in the country. This allows the retail customers of the bank to invest in the various government bodies called the Government Securities (G-Sec) Investment Facility, through the banks ATM's All that is required to avail this facility is a one time registration with the bank.
India ranks 118th out of the 156 countries on the global list of happiest nations. This is as per the records of United Nations' World Happiness Report 2016. Denmark tops the chart replacing Switzerland as the happiest country of the world. Countries like Rwanda, Benin, Afghanistan, Togo, Syria and Burundi were the least happy countries this year.
A new playstation video app has been launched for the android devices by Sony. This will enable the end uses of PS4, PS3, and Vita to stream TV shows and movies previously purchased or rented from the PlayStation Store. Along with this the users can also watch the play station store purchases on non-sony devices.
BMW launches the Mini Cooper Convertible car in India at Rs 34.9 lakhs. It is available in three versions with a 4-cylinder Mini twin-power turbo engine.This car will be placed against the Volkswagen Beetle and the Mercedes Benz A Class category. The most unique feature of the car is its soft roof which is controlled via battery. This top can be opened and shut as per individuals choice in mere 18 seconds.