Mithali Raj likely to retire from T20Is after home series vs England

Indian women cricket team’s seniormost player Mithali Raj in all likelihood will bring down curtains on her T20 International career after the home series against England while continuing in the 50-over format where she is still the captain of the side. While India’s three-match T20 series against New Zealand starts in Wellington on Wednesday, it is still not clear whether Mithali will be a part of the playing XI. Even if Mithali Raj is picked in the playing XI, it has been learned that the 36-year-old will not continue beyond the three-match T20 series against England, starting March 4 in Assam’s Barsapara. “Mithali understands that skipper Harmanpreet Kaur will like to concentrate on building a team for the 2020 World T20 and that she is unlikely to feature in that tournament,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on condition of anonymity. “But a player of her stature should get a warm send-off and that is likely to be against England,” the official said. There are indications that Mithali may not be selected in all the matches against the ‘White Ferns’ and she has been made aware by a senior member of the team management. It is understood that Mithali can read the […]

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Skype Introduces Background Blur Feature for Video Calls

Skype is still one of the most popular services for professional video calls and video conferencing. Now the company has added an interesting and important feature. Now you don’t need to stress out about cleaning up your room before the next Skype call with your bosses. The video conferencing service has now introduced a blurred background feature, which means that whatever is behind you gets blurred out while you, the participant in that video call, remains in focus. Microsoft is adding this feature to Skype, some months after it introduced this to another service called Microsoft Teams. In Skype, all you need to do is select the select “blur my background” option to activate this for the duration you leave this option enabled. The background blur feature in Skype and Teams rely on artificial intelligence (AI) which has been trained in human form detection and is used to keep the person in focus during the call. The detection is trained to understand human hair, hands, skin, facial contours, and limbs, and constantly analyses the surroundings basis the movement of the person on the call screen, to keep the rest of the background blurred. But all this does come with a […]

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Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan: Unorganised sector workers to get Rs 3,000 post-retirement

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, while presenting Budget 2019, on Friday announced the launch of a social security pension scheme for workers in the unorganized sector, called the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan. Under the scheme, an assured monthly pension of Rs 3,000 per month will be provided to workers in the unorganized sector after 60 years of age. However, to avail of the scheme, workers will have to contribute Rs 100 month. “Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan will be launched to provide assured monthly pension of 3000 rupees per month, with a contribution of 100 rupees per month, for workers in unorganized sector after 60 years of age,” Goyal said. He further said the scheme, which would benefit 10 crore workers, would be implemented from this fiscal itself. “It may become the world’s biggest pension scheme for the unorganized sector in five years,” he said. Goyal also announced an increase of gratuity limit from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 30 lakh from the next fiscal. The new pension scheme will run alongside the existing Atal Pension Yojana, which guarantees returns post-retirement. He said 50 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) comes from “sweat and toil of 42 crore […]

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Linking Of PAN Card With Aadhaar Mandatory For Filing Tax Return

The Supreme Court has said linkage of PAN with Aadhaar is mandatory for the filing of Income Tax returns. A bench comprising Justices AK Sikri and S Abdul Nazeer said the top court has decided the matter and upheld the section 139AA of the Income Tax Act. The court’s direction came on an appeal filed by the Centre against a Delhi High Court order allowing two people, Shreya Sen, and Jayshree Satpute, to file Income Tax returns for 2018-19 without linking their Aadhaar and PAN numbers. “The aforesaid order was passed by the High Court having regard to the fact that the matter was pending consideration in this Court. Thereafter, this Court has decided the matter and upheld the vires of section 139AA of the Income Tax Act. In view thereof, linkage of PAN with Aadhaar is mandatory,” the bench said. The top court noted that with regard to Assessment Year 2018-19, it has been informed that the two petitioners had filed the Income Tax returns in terms of the orders of the High Court and the assessment has also been completed. “We, therefore, make it clear that for the assessment year 2019-20, the income tax return shall be filed […]

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Google Pixel 3 Lite, Pixel 3 XL Lite to launch in India soon

Rumours have been suggesting the coming of Liter version of Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL for a long time now. These phones from Google are said to be called Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite. Looks like the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite are heading to India very soon. A new report coming from an Indian tipster Ishan Agarwal reveals some details of the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite India launch. The report suggests that both the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite will be launching in India very soon. The report didn’t reveal the exact launch date of the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite. Considering the rumours and leaks about the two phones are flooding the internet we can expect the India launch of the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite to happen sooner than one can even imagine. The launch may happen in a few months from now. The new report reveals that the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite will come with model numbers G020B and G020F respectively. It also reveals that both the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel […]

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Good News For PUBG Fans. New Update allows you to buy weapons.

PUBG or PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds is an online game which involves many players, simultaneously playing in a secluded ground for survival. This game is quite ruling both Android and iOS platforms. Now, recently PUBG mobile got an up gradation for itself. It is available in both Arcade and Classic modes and this 0.11.0 version are here with the new Zombie Mode. But, for just now this mode is on hold and we have the new Bonus Challenge instead. According to reports from Tencent, the Zombie Mode is still yet to come. The new Bonus Challenge will give the PUBG players the opportunity to covert their own Battle Coins (BC) into Unknown Cash (UC). Many will think that the Zombie Mode would have been much better but this conversion into Unknown Cash will allow players to buy many unique battle gears needed for the challenge. Regular players will say that this Bonus Challenge is very similar to the Mobile Crew Challenge which is already in the game. But, this new challenge is available for the solo players only. Where they will need Unknown Cash or the Bonus Challenge Vouchers and will be asked to choose from Novice, Adept and Expert tiers of […]

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