21 December 2016 Current Affairs

India will put up a good demonstrate overseas in 2017, promises Ravindra Jadeja

India have won nine Tests out of 12 played this year, thereby improving their previous record of most wins in a calendar year set in 2010.Signing off on a positive note, in what has been an exceptional year for the Indian cricket team, star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Tuesday promised that they will try to take off the “poor travelers” tag in 2017. “Me and my team want to promise our fans around the world that India will put up a good show overseas in 2017. We are keen take off the poor travelers tag,” Jadeja told reporters on the sidelines of an event organised by Zeven, a sports apparel company. Jadeja, who had returned with impressive figures of seven for 48 to help India outclass England in the fifth and final Test in Chennai, said the current year has been very good for the national cricket team as they had won series after series.


Kareena Kapoor’s baby being trolled for his name Taimur, Omar Abdullah has the only sane response

After Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan disclosed that they have named their baby, Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, the trolling has been inflexible and even cruel. In the between of this, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has a sane response. Kareena Khan and Saif Ali Khan became proud parents to a bonny baby on Tuesday morning. The news of the birth was quickly followed by a statement by both the stars. They revealed the baby’s name, Taimur, and thanked everyone for their support.


Scientists witness the birth of an ice cloud for the first time

US based researchers for the first time have observed the creation of ice crystals on individual atmospheric particles in the laboratory. This observation gives a fantastic Researchers had replicated heterogeneous ice nucleation process in which particle attracts water vapour and forms ice crystals. For this, they replicated suitable conditions found high above Earth’s surface at an altitude of about 6 kilometres where cirrus clouds form in the sky due to ice crystals. They witnessed formation of ice crystals in highly confined climate-controlled chamber in which atmospheric temperature, pressure and humidity conditions were maintained similar in atmosphere.


Best Bluetooth speakers and headphones of 2016

B&O Beoplay A1, Sony MDR 1000X, Sennheiser PXC 550 and more,here is our pick of the Bluetooth speakers and headsets. Bluetooth headphones and speakers have been staring us in the face for a few years now. But 2016 was pretty much the year they became a standard, thanks to affordable pricing and the lack of availability of more traditional audio systems. This year also saw a large number of global bands make a beeline for the Indian market, thus giving the buyers here a much wider array of devices to choose from.


UGC to grant autonomy to reputed colleges

The recent move initiated by the University Grants Commission (UGC), it is now implicated that colleges affiliated under the commission can attain freedom if they apply for it. The new clause incorporated in the XII Plan Guidelines for freedom Colleges explains – the commission has resolved that university will decide about the application filed regarding the attainment of status by the respective colleges within three months of time besides formulating transparency in the policy.

Updated: December 26, 2016 — 7:41 am

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