Sunday, 17 October, 2021

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Ministers to Hockey India, all are quiet on casteist attack on Dalit player Vandana Katariya

What do India's sports bodies have in common? Silence on discrimination.
Representational image | Pxfuel

‘Dear sir’, ‘let’s circle back’, ‘gentle reminder’ — It’s time for old email language to retire

Millennials and Gen Z are changing how emails are written and when they are sent. No one wants ‘inbox stress’ and less is more.
Indian women's hockey team after winning against Australia, 2020 Tokyo Olympics | Twitter/TheHockeyIndia/

Hockey India is sitting on an untapped goldmine – fans who want more of the sport

The success of Indian women’s and men’s hockey teams at Tokyo Olympics will likely bring new set of fans into the sport, something that SRK’s Chak De! India did.

Biles’ Olympics withdrawal is an act of courage. Only Gen-Z will understand why

It's not easy to live in the shoes of a 24-year-old, who has been put under a microscope, judged and labelled from the get-go. But critics won't understand.

Boys can cry. PubG is not back, but Shein is

After Ladakh clashes, the ban of Chinese app, Shein launched a thousand Indian memes. Amazon has finally ended women’s long wait with a two-day shopping window.

Novak Djokovic can be the GOAT of tennis. But he won’t be loved like Nadal and Federer

Novak Djokovic now shares record 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. And yet he is the clear outcast in the tennis' Big Three.

English football has to realise — just tweeting against racism isn’t going to be enough

Response to racist attacks against Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka for missing penalty kicks in the Euro 2020 final follows the same-old tired playbook.
Richard Branson

Branson made it to space, and Bezos will follow suit. But honestly, no one really cares

The space race appears to be more about ego than scientific advancement. Look at how Branson 'preponed' his trip before Bezos.

Revolt by doing nothing — Chinese youth are lying in bed to protest tough jobs, low pay

Tang Ping, or ‘lying flat’ is passive resistance in a country notorious for its burnout-inducing ‘996’ working hour system, besides other demands.
Mansukh Mandaviya taking charge as the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, in New Delhi on 8 July | PIB

Mansukh Mandaviya’s English is not a parameter. His performance as health minister will be

From Lalu Prasad Yadav to Narendra Modi, Indians are quick to pick on a leader's lack of proficiency in English. But they forget that India is a land of multiple languages and dialects.

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The Finance Ministry at North Block in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Apple plans satellite features for iPhone that allow emergency calls

Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017. However, the feature is unlikely to be ready before next year. an Francisco: Apple Inc.’s push to bring satellite capabilities to the iPhone will be focused on emergency situations, allowing users to send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage. The company is developing at least two related emergency features that will rely on satellite networks, aiming to release them in future iPhones, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a team exploring the concept since at least 2017, Bloomberg has reported. Speculation that the next iPhone will have satellite capabilities ramped up this week after TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the phone will probably work with spectrum owned by Globalstar Inc. That’s led to conjecture that the iPhone will become something akin to a satellite phone,...
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Bloomberg

RBI to penalise banks if ATMs run out of cash from 1 October

The scheme has been formulated over concerns of inconvenience caused to the public and to ensure that sufficient cash is available through ATMs, RBI said in a circular.

Defence

‘Will pull India into a vortex’ — why Delhi is unlikely to heed ‘Afghan demand for air support’

While no active military aid is being discussed, ‘benign support’ like maintenance of equipment, training and spare parts has been under discussion between India and Afghanistan.

Caste, ethnicity, religion – United colours of Indian hockey prove the game thrives in inclusivity

It's impossible to field an Indian hockey team that doesn’t reflect the diversity, the united colours, better than any other. Shows that a sport, or a nation, will prosper with growing inclusivity.
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