1. Students Create Largest Paper Cup Mosaic of APJ Abdul Kalam
Camford International School, Coimbatore, students of class 6 & 11 used around 2.35 lakh disposable cups to create the image of APJ Abdul Kalam in a bid to set a Guinness Record. More than 160 students spent 4 hours on Thursday to create the disposable cup mosaic.
2. Google is Building an Ad Blocker for Chrome Browser
Though Google’s primary source of revenue is generated to adverts, the World’s largest advertising company is building an ad blocker for its chrome browser. This new feature specifically for the mobile version is targeted to filter most disruptive ads, autoplay videos, disruptive pop-ups etc, so as to not push the user to third party software.
3. India and Russia Agreed to Have Joint Trilateral Exercises
India and Russia have agreed to upgrade their annual Indra bilateral military exercises to a multilateral level involving all the three services. “There will be no separate Army, Navy, Air Force exercises with Russia. It has been agreed to have them in a tri-service format,” a senior defence ministry source said.
4. Siblings Locked in Room and Tortured By Parents
Two siblings did a protest march from Bombay High Court to Marine Drive with a placard saying, “We are not prostitutes, we are not drug addicts, save us from our parents” and “Hon. Bombay HC, we are victims and we need justice, #save us from our parents”. The siblings were allegedly confined to their rooms and tortured by their parents.
5. Parineeti Chopra and Ayushmann Pays Tribute to Bappi Lahiri
Bollywood Actors Ayushmann and Parineeti Chopra go full retro in a tribute to legendary composer Bappi Lahiri. The latest song from Meri Pyaari Bindu, Yeh Jawaani Teri, shows the film’s lead pair rocking the 80’s looks and shaking a leg to the addictive lines sung by Jonita Gandi and Nakash Aziz.
6. Tennis Superstar Serena Williams is Pregnant
The 35-year-old, Serena Williams, the Tennis Superstar who is married to Reddit Co-founder Alexis Chanian, showed off her baby bump in a post on Snapchat. Her Los Angeles-based publicist Kelly Bush Novak confirmed the news and said, Serena, is expecting a baby soon.
7. Shah Rukh Khan Wishes Sachin Tendulkar
Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan called Sachin Tendulkar his guiding light wished him good luck for his biopic ‘Sachin A Billion Dreams’. “I believed, when you did well, I would too and when you didn’t, I will fail,” SRK tweed. Sachin responded saying he was touched by SRK’s words.
8. Sonu Nigam Shaves His Head in Live in Response to Azaan Controversy
Famous Singer, Sonu Nigam sparked a controversy with his tweets after he went on a rant about being woken up by the azaan, labelling it ‘forced religiousness’. “I believe loudspeakers are not a necessity in temples, masjids or gurdwaras”. In a rebuttal to a cleric from West Bengal who had offered Rs 10 lakh to anyone who shaves his head, singer Sonu Nigam stunned everyone by shaving his head. He even asked the cleric to keep the 10 lakhs ready. “Today at 2pm Aalim will come to my place, and shave my head. Keep your 10 lakhs ready Maulavi,” Sonu Nigam tweeted.
These were the top headlines of the day, we’ll be back with more tomorrow!