India retained the ICC Test Championship mace and pocketed a cash prize money of USD 1 million for ensuring they finish at the top of the Test rankings on the cut-off date of April 1, 2017 following their 2-1 series win against Australia.
The Virat Kohli-led side came into the final leg of its home season, needing at least one win against Australia to be assured of holding on to its top spot at the cut-off date. The ranking was sealed following India's victory in Bengaluru and their lead at the top further fortified after the eight-wicket triumph in Dharamsala on Tuesday (March 28).
"Being presented with the Test championship mace last year was an exhilarating experience and the feeling is no different this time," said Kohli, who received the mace from former India captain Sunil Gavaskar.
"I'd like to both congratulate and thank everyone who has been part of this success. This includes not only all the players who have been in the squad but also the team management and support staff, without whom we could not have done so well. It has not been an easy journey but all the hard work has been worth it. We have maintained our position with some really good cricket in recent months. The team has shown the tenacity to bounce back from difficult situations," Kohli added.
The battle for the second spot in the rankings and a prize money of USD 500,000 is still up for grabs, with South Africa needing to atleast force a draw against New Zealand on the final day in Hamilton to hold on to their slot, failing which Australia will claim that honour.
On an individual front, star Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bagged the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for being the ICC Cricketer of the Year for 2016. Ashwin, picked up 48 wickets and contributed 336 runs in eight Tests in the period between September 14, 2015 and September 20, 2016.
Meanwhile, India's cricketers enjoyed more financial rewards for their successful home season, with the BCCI offering a cash bonus of INR 50 lakhs to each player. The head coach and the support staff will receive INR 25 lakhs and 15 lakhs respectively on a pro rata basis.
MUMBAI: DD National’s edutainment show’Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon’, which deals with sex, family planning, early marriage, contraceptive use, domestic violence and other issues, has recorded a whopping 400 million viewers, which is more than any other show on Indian television.
In its second season, the show has aired around 79 episodes to date. It features women in strong roles and revolves around a doctor named Sneha, who fights social evils and helps village women fight for their rights. From speaking up for them to going out and making a women’s football team, she does everything to irk the village men and invite threats for her life.
‘Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon’ was launched in 2014 by the Population Foundation of India with the aim to educate people on family planning, child marriage, domestic abuse and other social issues. It also highlights that women can set themselves free from the norms of a patriarchal society and excel in traditional male domains.
The show has been dubbed in 11 languages and is also broadcast on All India Radio (AIR).
Directed by Feroz Abbas Khan (director of ‘Gandhi, My Father’), the show targets not just the disempowered groups but also others who are interested in gender issues and many other causes.
‘Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon’ is set in a fictional town Pratappur. Dr Sneha Mathur, a gynaecologist, has quit her job in Mumbai and works in her hometown.
‘Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon’ is a weekend prime-time show on DD National, airing on Saturdays and Sundays at 7 pm. On DD India it airs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10.30 am.
BSNL Free Nano SIM Offer on 30th & 31st March 2017, Join BSNL to enjoy Unmatched Offers
BSNL Kerala Telecom Circle has announced Free Nano SIM Offer on 30th & 31st March 2017 for all new / MNP PORT IN customers.
As per the latest information, customers will get Nano SIM cards worth Rs 30/- absolutely free of cost on 30-03-2017 & 31-03-2017 from all BSNL Customer Service Centers (BSNL CSCs) in Kerala Circle.
BSNL already launched Mela Offer of FREE 3G SIM Cards (Normal & Micro) for all new / MNP customers till 31st March 2017. Customers may also get Full Talk Time for top up 110 & 150 on all Sundays of March April & May 2017. New customers may enjoy 500 MB free data in Mithram plan and 310 MB free data in all other plans.
Existing BSNL prepaid mobile customers are allowed to change their plan to All Free Plans 144 & 439. Migrating customers will get 500MB free data & Unlimited BSNL Calls on their existing number. BSNL's Unlimited Combo STV 339 is the best prepaid mobile plan since it offers daily 2GB unlimited data without any speed restrictions + Unlimited BSNL Calls + daily 25 minutes other network calls. BSNL's total mobile data usage increased exponentially after the launch of this new Combo STV 339.
BSNL has announced the extension of its promotional landline plan 'Experience LL-49' for a period up to 30th June 2017 in all the circles. BSNL already extended it's most popular unlimited broadband plan 249 till 30-06-2017.
BSNL Landline 49 plan is the most affordable and economical fixed line plan with unmatched offers like - 24 Hours Unlimited Free Calls to Any Network in India on all Sundays + Unlimited Free Night Calls (9pm to 7am) on all other days. As we reported earlier in August 2016, BSNL initially launched 'Experience LL-49' plan for new customers in both rural and urban areas.
Customers booking landline connections under this scheme will be provided a FREE BSNL prepaid SIM Card. The promotional Tariff will be applicable on PAN India basis for a period up to 30th June 2017 for both in Rural & Urban areas. Installation charges of Rs 600 is completely waived off for all new connection in Landline 49 plan.
After the launch of this cheapest landline plan @ Rs 49/-, many new customers subscribed to BSNL's Landline services. The promotional scheme is expiring on 31st March 2017. Now based on the tremendous response from customers and field units all over India, BSNL authorities has decided to extended the scheme further for a period up to 30th June 2017 in all the circles. Major attractions of Landline 49 plan are - Unlimited Free Night Calls (9pm to 7am) + 24 Hrs Unlimited Free Calls on all Sundays @ just Rs 49/- per month. Free calls are available to both local/STD numbers of any network within India.
Sony India on Tuesday launched its new “world’s fastest” SF-G Series SD card that comes with enhanced features specially designed for professional photographers and videographers. With a write speed of up to 299MB per second, the SF-G Series supports maximum performance of digital imaging devices, contributing to longer continuous shoot of high-resolution images. It contributes to a shorter buffer clearing time as well.
The SD card, available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, feature a read speed of up to 300MB per second and can transfer large volumes and file sizes to a computer quickly. The card can record 4K video with DSLR and mirrorless cameras. It is also capable of recording 2K, Full HD and XAVCS Codec.
Using Sony’s algorithm, the card also prevent the decrease of data-writing speeds and contribute to the camera’s ability after successive burst shoots. With the purchase of cards, the users can download Sony’s free software “Memory Card File Rescue” to help recover photos and videos, including RAW images and 4K XAVC-S video files that may have been accidentally damaged or deleted.
Along with the new SD cards, Sony also introduced SD Memory Card Reader to enable fast and convenient transfer of data to a personal computer. The SF-G32/T1 IN card is priced at Rs 6,700, SF-G64/T1 IN at Rs 11,000 and SF-G128/T1 IN costs Rs 19,900. All the cards have five-year warranty and will be available from April 3.
The MRW-S1/T1 IN card reader is priced at Rs 2,300, comes with a year’s warranty and will be available from April 3.
NEW DELHI: Telecom operator Idea Cellular on Tuesday rolled out its 4G services in Jammu & Kashmir circle. The company said that it will rapidly expand 4G network to cover 10 towns by month end.
The telco’s 4G services will cover 20 towns including the major cities of Jammu, Udhampur, Rajauri, Punch, Reasi, Kathua and Samba by June ‘17.
“Idea has consistently invested in expansion of the network to become a pan-India wireless broadband operator, readying our 200 million customers for the Digital era,” said Rajat Mukarji, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Idea Cellular.
“Over the last one year, Idea has more than doubled its mobile broadband network on 4G/3G platform, which now covers over 50% of India’s population,” added Mukarji.
“We are happy to launch our world class, high speed 4G services for Idea customers in Jammu catering to their ever-growing infotainment needs. Idea 4G services will be further expanded to cover 20 key towns by June end,” said Sudhir Pradhan, Chief Operating Officer- Punjab, HP and J&K, Idea Cellular.
Idea’s mobile broadband data services are currently available to nearly 500 million Indians across nearly 100,000 towns and villages.