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Rajasthan: Congress confident of majority, Sachin Pilot thinks otherwise

With another in-party fiasco glaring at Congress, Rajasthan CM has expressed confidence over having support of enough MLAs to prove the majority. The party issued a whip to MLAs for the legislature party meeting scheduled at 10:30 am on Monday. Deputy CM Sachin Pilot has entered the full rebellion mode and has said that he won't attend the meeting. Pilot has claimed the support of more than 30 MLAs.

Jermaine Blackwood Shannon Gabriel help West Indies beat England by 4 wickets in 1st Test
Sports

Jermaine Blackwood, Shannon Gabriel help West Indies beat England by 4 wickets in 1st Test

Shannon Gabriel bagged a five-wicket haul before Jermaine Blackwood smashed a blistering knock of 95 runs to help West Indies beat England by four wickets in the opening Test of the three-match series at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in Southampton on Sunday. Chasing a mere target of 200 runs to win, the Caribbean side lost Kraigg Brathwaite (4), Shai Hope (nine) and Shamarh Brooks (0) cheaply.

Politics

Rajasthan: Congress confident of majority, Sachin Pilot thinks otherwise

With another in-party fiasco glaring at Congress, Rajasthan CM has expressed confidence over having support of enough MLAs to prove the majority. The party issued a whip to MLAs for the legislature party meeting scheduled at 10:30 am on Monday. Deputy CM Sachin Pilot has entered the full rebellion mode and has said that he won't attend the meeting. Pilot has claimed the support of more than 30 MLAs.

Technology

Google machine translation helping disseminate COVID-19 information

Google AI and ML translation services are helping health officials communicate with people in languages they understand to disseminate the Covid-19 information, and it means reaching 51 million migrants in at least 350 languages in the US alone. The information ranges from how to keep people and their families safe, to financial, employment or food resources.

Entertainment

Hindu God Ganesha in a Music Video? A K-Pop band runs afoul of fans

The statue of the Hindu God Ganesha appeared on screen for just seconds in the music video by Blackpink, an all-female K-pop band. Ganesha was shown on the floor, near a bejeweled Aladdin lamp, as a member of the band preened and rapped on a golden throne. That glimpse of Ganesha in the video for 'How You Like That' was enough for eagle-eyed K-pop fans in India, to criticise the video and demanded to remove Ganesha's glimpse.

Reliance Jio raises INR 730 Cr from Qualcomm Ventures to boost 5G play
Business

Reliance Jio raises INR 730 Cr from Qualcomm Ventures to boost 5G play

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and Reliance Jio Platforms has raised INR 730 Cr from California-based venture capital firm Qualcomm Ventures, the investment wing of Qualcomm, the world’s leading mobile chipset and modem maker. This is the 13th investment for Reliance Jio in the past three months. Qualcomm is investing in Jio Platforms at an equity value of INR 4.91 Lakh Cr and an enterprise value of INR 5.16 Lakh Cr.

Miscellaneous

India reports over 28,000 coronavirus cases for 2nd straight day, Active cases cross 3 lakh

India saw its highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases with 28,701 new cases being reported. The number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in India has reached 8.78 lakh. The death toll rose to 23,174 with 500 new fatalities on Sunday, the number of active cases stands at 3,01,609 while 5,53,470people have recovered, according to Union Health Ministry data. The recovery rate in India stands at 63 percent.