20 November 2016 Current Affairs

Demonetisation: PM Modi says no strict rules, reviewing every day

Demonetisation was done to save the country from black-marketing, black money and the corrupt and not to trouble the common man at all, Modi said. ASSURING that the country will “shine like gold” after the 50-day deadline set by him on demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to support him, saying here on Sunday that all he was doing was meant for the poor and middle class of India. Addressing a massive ‘Parivartan Yatra’ rally of the BJP at the Kothi Meena Bazar ground, Modi said it was the corrupt who were making a hue and cry of his every decision as the country has not sent a “bikau maal (a person up for sale)” to Delhi this time.“Aapki tapasya bekar nahin jayegi. Desh sone ki tarah tap ke bahar niklega (Your hardship won’t go waste.


India late show undoes England’s defiance in Vizag

India broke England’s dogged resistance in the final innings of the second Test to bag the advantage going into Day 5. Four days before stumps, Alastair Cook’s dogged resistance was finally broken by a Ravindra Jadeja delivery that pitched outside off and hit him in front of middle. The umpire immediately raised his finger and India proceeded to celebrate. Cook, at the same, called for a review. The DRS assessment found the ball was pitching outside off and hitting the pad first. But the contentious point was whether the ball was going on to hit the stumps. And a few seconds later, who was confirmed with the ball projected to be going on to hit the leg stump.


Rajinikanth’s 2.0 first look launch: Akshay Kumar is the hero and not me, says Rajini

Rajinikanth’s modesty was personified at the first look launch of 2.0. When he humbly called Akshay Kumar the hero of the mega film. Rajinikanth was modesty personified at the first look launch of 2.0. The southern cine legend who is perhaps the biggest name in the Indian film industry today humbly called Akshay Kumar the hero of the mega film. Praising Akshay for delivering a brilliant performance in the film, Rajini said, “The truth is Akshay is the hero of the film. Given a chance, I would have taken up the role. He has worked very hard in the film. It’s a brilliant character, a great role, and the whole country will applaud Akshay.”


WhatsApp group video-calling invite is a scam!: Beware

To recall, the WhatsApp video-calling update is automatically available to Android, iOS as well as Windows users via respective app stores. WhatsApp rolled out video-calling feature for Android, iOS and Windows users earlier this week. The feature was long anticipated and can be downloaded via update available to all users. However, the rollout of this popular feature has led to scamsters circulating malicious links inviting people to download video-calling. Interestingly, these links also invite users to download group-calling feature, something that WhatsApp itself hasn’t made official yet. The malicious link reads, “You’re invited to try WhatsApp Video Calling feature. Only people with the invitation can enable this feature.” Click on the link and it will ask you to invite more friends for video-calling to activate on your device.

Updated: November 21, 2016 — 5:13 am

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