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'Yaar, bach gaye': when Infibeam tried to buy-out Flipkart in 2008 & offered Rs 15000 as salary
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'Yaar, bach gaye': when Infibeam tried to buy-out Flipkart in 2008 & offered Rs 15000 as salary

Flipkart is known for being the most successful start-up story but very few people know that it would not have happened had Infibeam had its way. A new book on Flipkart revealed the founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal had nearly sold off their company in 2008. Infibeam offered to buy Flipkart and offered the founders to move to Ahmedabad to work for Infibeam for a salary of Rs 15000 per month.

Ronaldo scores 701st goal in Juventus win
Sports

Ronaldo scores 701st goal in Juventus win

Cristiano Ronaldo guided Juventus to extend their lead at the top of Serie A table as they beat Bologna 2-1 in Turin. Juve’s Gianluigi Buffon made a late save from Federico Santander's overhead kick to secure the win. Ronaldo was handed a special shirt before kick-off to mark his 700th career goal last week and he netted his 701st in style, delivering a quick step-over and then a smooth finish into the bottom corner.

Do you know how many overseas Indians voted in the Lok Sabha polls?
Politics

Do you know how many overseas Indians voted in the Lok Sabha polls?

Can you guess how many overseas Indians might have voted in the elections? As per the EC's data, only 25,000 of the nearly 1 lakh overseas Indians who registered as voters exercised their franchise in the 2019 LS polls. A total of 99,807 overseas Indians including 91,850 men, 7,943 women & 14 transgenders, living abroad, who have not given up their citizenship here are in the voters' list of various states.

Satellites to help scientists detect & count stranded whales from space
Technology

Satellites to help scientists detect & count stranded whales from space

New research finds analysing satellite images could help scientists detect & count stranded whales from space. Researchers tested a new detection method using VHR satellite images from space tech company Maxar Technologies. It's hoped that in the future the technique will lead to real-time info as stranding events happen. This study could revolutionise how stranded whales that are dead or beached, are detected in remote places.

Pop icon Lady Gaga tweets a Sanskrit Mantra, fans try to decipher its meaning
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Pop icon Lady Gaga tweets a Sanskrit Mantra, fans try to decipher its meaning

Lady Gaga tweets a Sanskrit Mantra and broke the internet. She tweeted "Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu" and since then fans went crazy & are trying to decipher the meaning of her tweet. Some have used Google Translate while some are still clueless. It means 'May all beings everywhere be happy & free, & may the thoughts, words, & actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness & to that freedom for all'.

'Yaar, bach gaye': when Infibeam tried to buy-out Flipkart in 2008 & offered Rs 15000 as salary
Business

'Yaar, bach gaye': when Infibeam tried to buy-out Flipkart in 2008 & offered Rs 15000 as salary

Flipkart is known for being the most successful start-up story but very few people know that it would not have happened had Infibeam had its way. A new book on Flipkart revealed the founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal had nearly sold off their company in 2008. Infibeam offered to buy Flipkart and offered the founders to move to Ahmedabad to work for Infibeam for a salary of Rs 15000 per month.

35,000 cops killed on duty since Independence; over 292 police personnel died
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35,000 cops killed on duty since Independence; over 292 police personnel died

As per official data, over 292 police personnel, including paramilitary forces-CRPF & BSF have lost their lives while on duty across the country in a year during anti-terror & other operations. It also mentioned that over 35,000 police personnel sacrificed their lives for the country from Independence till Aug of this year. The CRPF which is at the forefront of the fight against terrorists topped the list with 67 casualties.

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