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WiFi usage in India is among the lowest, globally

According to the latest report by the mobile analytics firm, it has been revealed that the time spent on WiFi in India has reduced from 10.2% to 9.8% since January. It also revealed that Indian mobile data consumers are among the lowest users of WiFi globally. Even though smartphones are incredibly popular in the country, OpenSignal did not make significant progress in India, unlike many other countries.

Sports

Spot fixers should be hanged, its similar to killing someone: Javed Miandad

Former Pakistan batsmen Javed Miandad has demanded that players who are found guilty of corruption in cricket should be hanged for bringing shame to the country. "Spot-fixers should be hanged because it is similar to killing someone and so the punishment should also be on the same lines. An example should be set so that no player even thinks about doing something like this," Miandad said on his Youtube channel.

Politics

‘US will not forget Daniel Pearl’: Mike Pompeo reacts sharply to Pak court's verdict

US State Secretary Mike Pompeo slammed Pakistan after a Pakistan court overturned the death sentence of journalist Daniel Pearl's murderer Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh to a prison term of seven years. Pompeo said his country would not forget slain journalist Daniel Pearl and will continue to honour his legacy. United States called the Pakistan court's verdict an affront” to victims of terrorism everywhere.

Technology

WiFi usage in India is among the lowest, globally

According to the latest report by the mobile analytics firm, it has been revealed that the time spent on WiFi in India has reduced from 10.2% to 9.8% since January. It also revealed that Indian mobile data consumers are among the lowest users of WiFi globally. Even though smartphones are incredibly popular in the country, OpenSignal did not make significant progress in India, unlike many other countries.

Entertainment

‘Top Gun Maverick’ postponed to December

‘Top Gun Maverick’ starring Tom Cruise in the lead became the latest potential blockbuster to be rescheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Paramount Pictures has announced sequel to the 1986 original will now release on December 23 instead of June 24. Paramount has also revealed that ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ which had earlier been scheduled to hit theaters in March, will now be released on September 4.

Business

India's growth forecast slashed to 30 year low of 2% for fiscal 2021 by Fitch

Fitch Ratings on Friday said it has slashed India's growth forecast for the current fiscal to a 30-year low of 2 per cent, from 5.1 per cent projected earlier as economies around the world have been hit badly amid the coronavirus outbreak. On March 20, Fitch had projected India's GDP growth for 2020-21 at 5.1 per cent, lower than 5.6 per cent estimated in December 2019. Moody had also slashed the estimate earlier.

Miscellaneous

Total count of coronavirus cases in India goes up to 2902, Tablighi Jamaat members a major contributor

The total count of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 2902 from 2,520 on Thursday as the screening of the Tablighi Jamaat members continued. The Jamaat members contributes majorly to the swift increase in the number of cases. According to the Union health ministry, at least 647 people among the thousands who gathered at the Jamaat’s headquarters, Nizamuddin Markaz, have tested positive in 14 states in the last 2 days.