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Bapu Nadkarni, legendary all rounder passes away: Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar pays tribute

Bapu Nadkarni passed away at the age of 86 following old-age related illness. He efficiently played 41 test matches for India as an all-rounder. Out of these, he scored 1414 runs and grabbed 88 wickets with 6 for 43 as his best bowling figures. He was well known for his signature parsimonious left-arm spin bowling. Legends Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar also offered their deepest condolences for the sad demise of Nadkarni.

Sports

Bapu Nadkarni, legendary all rounder passes away: Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar pays tribute

Bapu Nadkarni passed away at the age of 86 following old-age related illness. He efficiently played 41 test matches for India as an all-rounder. Out of these, he scored 1414 runs and grabbed 88 wickets with 6 for 43 as his best bowling figures. He was well known for his signature parsimonious left-arm spin bowling. Legends Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar also offered their deepest condolences for the sad demise of Nadkarni.

Politics

‘Howdy, Modi!’-style preparations going on for Trump's India visit expected in February

US President Donald Trump is expected to visit India in February. As per the reports, Trump may hold a 'Howdy Modi' like event in one other city other than New Delhi, which is likely to be Ahmedabad. The event will be attended by Americans of Gujarati origin. The Indian diaspora is an important vote bloc, especially in the US and the UK. Trump and Modi are expected to sign a short-term trade deal.

Technology

Faster than a super computer! Toshiba claims to develop new algorithm

Japan’s Toshiba Corp. claimed that it has developed an algorithm to make rapid-fire calculations a reality. They have named it “Simulated Bifurcation Algorithm” that is designed to harness the principles behind quantum computers without requiring the use of such machines. It can just be plugged and work at room temperature, Toshiba officials have claimed. Supercomputers need to be kept near absolute zero temperatures.

Entertainment

Choreographer cum director promised TikTok dancing star an opportunity in his next film after Hrithik's tweet

Dancing star Yuvraj's Tik Tok videos are now breaking the internet. He goes by 'Baba Jackson' & his videos are liked, shared and commented several times. Recently, Amitabh Bachchan & Hrithik Roshan too appreciated him. Hrithik praised him saying he was the smoothest air walker that he had seen. Well-known choreographer Remo DSouza has promised Yuvraj an opportunity in his next film. His younger sister is also keen on dancing.

Business

Food delivery firm Zomato raises Rs 353 crore from Antfin Singapore

Food delivery app Zomato has raised Rs 353.58 crore from Antfin Singapore Holding Pte Ltd & funds will help it compete with rivals like Swiggy, Uber eats, Dunzo in the delivery space. Zomato founders Deepinder Goyal & Pankaj Chaddah said the number of restaurant listings globally on its platform had grown from 1.2 million in Sept 2018 to 1.5 million in Sep 2019. Now, it offers delivery service in over 500 cities across India.

Miscellaneous

Delhi Police Commissioner gets authority to detain under National Security Act

Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi, Anil Baijal has granted the power of detaining authority to the Delhi Police Commissioner under the National Security Act (NSA). NSA allows preventive detention of an individual for months if the authorities feel that the individual is a threat to the national security, and law and order. A notification regarding the special act was issued on January 10 after the approval of the LG.