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WhatsApp Dark Mode: Messaging platform to look very different

WhatsApp one of the world’s most popular messaging application is working on one of the most anticipated features for the mobile platform called Dark Mode. WhatsApp’s Dark mode will be available for both Android and iOS devices soon. The most popular instant messaging app, WhatsApp is introducing new features thick and fast and the new Dark mode is expected to further improve the users’ experience and will also reduce the battery consumption of phones, especially the ones with AMOLED displays. With the help of Dark Mode feature, the background of the…

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China reduces army to sharpen combat edge

China is likely to rebuild its military by pumping in technology, and cutting down personnel, to enable its leaner armed force to project power far beyond their borders. The Chinese news agency  Xinhua reported that the army has now absorbed less than half of the total personnel in the Chinese armed forces. Analysts saying that by downsizing its army, China is rapidly modernising its armed forces by sharply focusing, instead of manpower, on the expansion of its navy and air force — the key to expanding its military footprint far beyond…

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AUSOPEN-TRUECOLUMN Featured International Sports 

Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams staved off Simona Halep

The 2019 Australian Open is a Grand Slam tennis tournament which is taking place at Melbourne Park from 14 to 27 January 2019. It is the 107th edition of the Australian Open  and the 51st in the Open Era and it will be the first Grand Slam of the year. The Australian Open tournament will consist of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Junior and wheelchair players will compete in singles and doubles tournaments. On Monday, Serena William staved off a spectacular fightback from world number one Simona Halep to win 6-1…

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H-1B Visa holders ‘frequently’ placed in poor working conditions: Says Report

US President on Thursday claimed that H-1B workers are “frequently” placed in poor working conditions and “vulnerable to abuse”, seeking reforms such as a substantial increase in wages. The South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council is also seeking safeguards like providing fair working conditions, and greater employment rights for those working under the visa programme. According to the report, The US President Donald Trump said: “he is soon coming out with reforms that will give H-1B visa holders certainty to stay in America and an easy pathway to citizenship.”  US President…

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Business Featured International 

Indira Nooyi Being Considered To Head World Bank : Report

The former CEO of global beverage giant PepsiCo Indira Nooyi who was born in India is being considered by the White House for the new World Bank President. Indira Nooyi, who is 63  stepped down as PepsiCo’s chief last August after leading the company for 12 years. She “has been courted as an administration ally by Ivanka Trump, the president’s eldest daughter who is playing a role in the selection of a nominee. According to the report, It is unclear whether Indira Nooyi would accept the job, However, Ivanka Trump has…

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Gunmen Storm Kenyan Hotel Compound in Nairobi , 14 killed

On Tuesday an unknown number of gunmen blasted upscale hotel and office complex in the heart of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, which is a major hub for expatriates and the compound targeted contained offices of various international companies. More than 12 hours after the attack began at Nairobi’s upscale 14 Riverside Drive complex, bursts of gunfire and blasts were heard in the area, undermining government assurances everything was under control. On Wednesday, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said that the security operation at a Nairobi hotel complex attacked by militants was over and…

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gita-gopinath-truecolumn Featured International 

Gita Gopinath becomes the first female chief economist of IMF

Gita Gopinath who was born in Mysore has become the first female chief economist of International Monetary Fund. She joined IMF last week and she believes that the world is experiencing the retreat from globalisation, posing challenges to multilateral institutions. Gita Gopinath has recently been named as the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harward University. Her research mainly focuses on International Finance and Macroeconomics. She is a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank Of Boston. Gita Gopinath is also Managing Editor of the Review of economic studies and co-editor of the International Economics.…

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PM Modi and Donald Trump discuss Afghanistan’s Trade Deficit

On Monday, PM Modi and Donald Trump discussed prospects for increasing cooperation in Afghanistan, the India-US strategic partnership, trade deficit, cooperation in defence, and security issues with India over the telephone call. The office of White House said in a statement that   “Both the leaders have agreed to strengthen the US-India strategic partnership in 2019 and to exchange perspectives on how to reduce the US trade deficit with India, expand security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific, and increase cooperation in Afghanistan.” Earlier in 2018, Both PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald…

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Entertainment Featured International 

Golden Globes 2019 announces List Of Winners

Finally, the wait is over and the results have been finally declared for the much awaited Golden Globes 2019 awards which officially set off Hollywood’s awards season for this year in motion. The award is the 76th edition of the Golden Globes. The 76th edition of the Golden Globes began with the list of Hollywood actor/actress setting the red carpet on fire and then turned into an eventful night with the awards being announced inside the Beverly Hilton ballroom.  The Anchoring for this year’s Golden Globes was done by actress…

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China’s change-4 touches down on the far side of moon

The Chinese media announced on Thursday that the nation’s Change-4 Lunar Lander has successfully reached the far side of the moon, becoming the first in history to touch the lunar surface unseen by those on Earth. The Change-4 lunar was first launched in December. The space craft took three days to travel to the moon, where it spent the last few weeks in orbit preparing for touch down on the Von Karman crater. China’s National Space Administrator, Xinhua said, the space probe made up of a lander and a rover, landed…

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