Death of soldier raises Nipah scare in Kolkata

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The death of a 27-year-old Army soldier hailing from Kerala has set off fears that he may have been infected with Nipah. Seenu Prasad, was admitted to Kolkata’s Command Hospital on April 20 and he passed away on May 25.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/death-of-soldier-raises-nipah-scare-in-kolkata/article24039574.ece

IRCTC Train Ticket Cancellation Rules: How To File TDR, Check Refund Status

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What is TDR and how to file it through IRCTC website? TDR means Ticket Deposit Receipt. It is meant for people who do not undertake a train journey despite having a booked ticket and want to apply for a refund. IRCTC, the e-ticketing arm of Indian Railways, provides the facility for online filing of TDR. Indian Railways has also come up with a new facility which enables passengers – those who have filed a TDR – to check the refund status online. According to IRCTC website, a confirmed e-ticket can be cancelled online till preparation of charts. After preparation of charts, the user will have to file an online TDR for claiming a refund.

https://www.ndtv.com/business/irctc-railway-train-ticket-cancellation-rules-how-to-file-tdr-check-refund-status-1857466

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WhatsApp for iPhone Reportedly Gets Group Audio Calls; Android Users Receive Option to Select All Chats
WhatsApp for iPhone has started enabling group audio calls, says report
Android users have received a Select all option for quick actions
The new option is available through WhatsApp beta for Android

https://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/whatsapp-iphone-group-audio-calls-android-select-all-option-download-1857892?pfrom=gadgetstop

AB de Villiers quits international cricket, ‘tired’ and ‘running out of gas’

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He announced his decision on Twitter on Wednesday bringing to a close an International career that spanned 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 Twenty20 internationals from which de Villiers scored over 20,014 runs. The 34-year-old bows out as South Africa’s fourth most successful Test batsman with 8765 runs at 50.66, second-highest run-getter in ODIs with 9577 at 53.50 and second in T20Is with 1672 at 26.12. He scored 22 Test centuries and 25 in ODIs, with a best of 79* in T20Is.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/news/ab-de-villiers-announces-retirement-from-international-cricket/articleshow/64289566.cms

Nipah virus: Kerala locks down Sooppikkada village; people, animals evacuated and kept under observation

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“Sajietta am almost on the way. I don’t think so we can meet. Sorry. Take care of our children. Please try to take them to Gulf. They should not be left alone like our father. Lots of love…” was the last message 28-year-old nurse Lini Sajeev wrote to her husband before reportedly succumbing to the deadly Nipah virus that has put Kerala on high alert.

https://www.firstpost.com/india/nipah-virus-worried-kerala-locks-down-sooppikkada-village-people-animals-evacuated-and-kept-under-observation-4478597.html

BSY quits as Karnataka chief minister: Voters are biggest losers in this drama as a clumsy system openly cheats them

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The first lesson from the dismal chaos in Karnataka on Saturday is that there is nothing to celebrate. If anything it is a time for deep introspection because in all this packaging of political personalities and parties the voter has been totally sidelined. In fact, one can go as far as to say that the person who stood in the line and cast his franchise has been openly and blatantly cheated by a system that is clumsy and disregards the wishes of the people.

https://www.firstpost.com/politics/bsy-quits-as-karnataka-chief-minister-voters-are-biggest-losers-in-this-drama-as-a-clumsy-system-openly-cheats-them-4475615.html

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India becomes third largest solar market in the world
In India every other institution is consuming electricity via solar cell panel, be it Delhi metro, education institution or government offices.

https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/gk-current-affairs/story/india-becomes-third-largest-solar-market-in-the-world-1236131-2018-05-18

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India becomes third largest solar market in the world
In India every other institution is consuming electricity via solar cell panel, be it Delhi metro, education institution or government offices.

https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/gk-current-affairs/story/india-becomes-third-largest-solar-market-in-the-world-1236131-2018-05-18

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Samsung Galaxy J4, Galaxy J6 Specifications Leaked, Rumoured to Come With Android 8.0 Oreo

https://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/samsung-galaxy-j4-j6-specifications-leaked-1851863

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Twitter is working on a ‘Secret’ messaging feature which will allow encrypted conversations
As data security concerns on Facebook and WhatsApp loom large, Twitter is reportedly working on a ‘Secret’ encrypted messages feature which could make the microblogging platform safer for sensitive communications.
https://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/twitter-is-working-on-a-secret-messaging-feature-which-will-allow-encrypted-conversations-4461439.html

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Twitter is working on a ‘Secret’ messaging feature which will allow encrypted conversations
As data security concerns on Facebook and WhatsApp loom large, Twitter is reportedly working on a ‘Secret’ encrypted messages feature which could make the microblogging platform safer for sensitive communications.
https://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/twitter-is-working-on-a-secret-messaging-feature-which-will-allow-encrypted-conversations-4461439.html

Walmart says Flipkart could go public in as early as four years, detailing potential listing timeline

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Walmart Inc said on Saturday in a filing with a US regulator that it may take India’s Flipkart public in as early as four years, detailing for the first time a potential listing timeline for Walmart’s largest-ever acquisition.

https://www.firstpost.com/business/walmart-says-flipkart-could-go-public-in-as-early-as-four-years-detailing-potential-listing-timeline-4466549.html

Walmart buys Flipkart in world’s largest e-commerce deal

US-based retail giant Walmart has closed the largest e-commerce deal in the world by acquiring a majority stake in the Indian e-commerce platform Flipkart, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has confirmed. According to reports, Walmart will acquire 71% stake in Flipkart for $15 billion, valuing the homegrown startup at around $20 billion.

RED CROSS DAY

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The World Red Cross Day, is celebrated by paying tribute to the volunteers for their unprecedented contribution to the people in need 🙏🙏🙏

This message is freezing WhatsApp across the world

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NEW DELHI: Recently, a news surfaced online suggesting that a Telugu text bomb was crashing the iMessage app on iPhones. Now, a similar kind of text bomb is spotted on WhatsApp is crashing the Android devices.
https://www.gadgetsnow.com/tech-news/this-message-is-freezing-whatsapp-across-the-world/articleshow/64058468.cms

Andhra Pradesh wants Special category Status Why

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Andhra sought special category status, since it would lose a significant amount of revenue as a result of Hyderabad going to Telangana.
The benefits that a state gets under the provision of being a ‘special state’ are –
· Preferential treatment in getting central funds assistance
· Concession on excise duty to attract industries to the state
· A significant 30 per cent of the Centre’s gross budget goes to the special category states
· These states can avail the benefit of debt swapping and debt relief schemes
· In the case of centrally sponsored schemes and external aid, special category states get
it in the ratio of 90 per cent grants and 10 per cent loans, while other states get 30 per
cent of their funds as grants.
· Tax breaks to attract investment

Andhra Pradesh wants Special category Status Why

Andhra sought special category status, since it would lose a significant amount of revenue as a result of Hyderabad going to Telangana.
The benefits that a state gets under the provision of being a ‘special state’ are –
· Preferential treatment in getting central funds assistance
· Concession on excise duty to attract industries to the state
· A significant 30 per cent of the Centre’s gross budget goes to the special category states
· These states can avail the benefit of debt swapping and debt relief schemes
· In the case of centrally sponsored schemes and external aid, special category states get
it in the ratio of 90 per cent grants and 10 per cent loans, while other states get 30 per
cent of their funds as grants.
· Tax breaks to attract investment