Google Doodle celebrates phase 5 of Lok Sabha Elections

Google celebrated India’s democratic franchise with a Doodle for the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, featuring a voting symbol. The gesture emphasizes public participation. The fifth phase covers 49 constituencies across multiple states and union territories, with high-profile candidates. Google Doodles highlight significant cultural moments and historical milestones.  Source: Times of India/TOI  Read More

Why BSE Sensex, Nifty50 are closed for trading on May 20

On Saturday, Indian equities traded in two special sessions, from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. (0345-0430 GMT) at a primary site and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (0600-0700 GMT) at a disaster recovery site.  Source: Times of India/TOI  Read More

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Akshay Kumar casts vote

Bollywood actors urge fans to vote in Lok Sabha elections 2024. Akshay, Farhan, Zoya, and Janhvi spotted voting in Mumbai, expressing desire for India’s development and strong future.  Source: Times of India/TOI  Read More

New Taiwan Prez sworn, urges China to stop military intimidation

Lai Ching-te was inaugurated as Taiwan’s new president on Monday, stepping into a role fraught with challenges. He faces a deeply distrustful China, which views him as a “separatist,” and a divided parliament with a determined opposition ready to contest his leadership. Previously serving as vice president under Tsai Ing-wen for the last four years, […]

JAC Delhi Counselling 2024 Postponed: Registration to Begin After May 22

The Joint Admission Committee (JAC), Delhi has postponed the 2024 counseling registration, now starting after May 22. Candidates can apply on jacdelhi.admissions.nic.in. The process will involve multiple rounds, with 6,666 BTech and 90 BArch seats available. Eligibility requires specific academic qualifications and a valid JEE Main 2024 rank. Participating institutions include DTU, IGDTUW, NSUT, DSEU, […]

‘FLiRT’: List of states affected by new Covid variant

A new Covid variant, KP.2 ‘FLiRT’, a subvariant of Omicron, is causing an increase in Covid cases across states. The emergence coincides with Lok Sabha elections. Health officials report a mild symptom increase. KP.2 detected in Bengal (36 cases), Maharashtra (146 cases), and other states. State officials note low active cases and hospitalizations.  Source: Times […]

Akshay Kumar casts vote for first time after Indian citizenship

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar voted for the first time in the 2024 Lok Sabha election after obtaining Indian citizenship. He cast his vote early on Monday at a polling station in Mumbai’s Juhu. Polling began at 7 am across 13 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra, including six in Mumbai. Akshay expressed his delight at participating […]

‘Poorly designed’: ICMR distances itself from BHU’s Covaxin study

Banaras Hindu University researchers found one-third of Covaxin recipients experienced ‘adverse events of special interest’. Dr. Rajiv Bahl of ICMR demanded the removal of ICMR acknowledgment. AstraZeneca admitted uncommon side effects of their Covid vaccine, emphasizing prolonged monitoring and research on immune-related occurrences.  Source: Times of India/TOI  Read More

How Google’s Android 15 may have found solution against OTP fraud

Google introduced protections in Android 15 against OTP-related frauds and scams by hiding OTPs from malware, expanding restricted settings, and limiting screen-sharing attacks to prevent theft of credentials. These features are available on Pixel and will soon roll out to other Android devices.  Source: Times of India/TOI  Read More