IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians, CSK And Others Revealed Their Fixtures But Rajasthan Royals Withheld The Details

The first fixture of the 13th IPL edition would be as scheduled on March 29 and the last league fixture would be on May 17. Mumbai Indians will play with three-times champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

IPL 2020 fixtures

The defending champion Mumbai Indians took to Twitter to announce their schedule ahead of the tournament. On Sunday, it disclosed that it was happy to play the opening fixture of the tournament. Also, it was traveling to Bengaluru to face challenge from the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Fresh with a new logo, RCB will kickstart their campaign against Kolkata Night Riders (KKR) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. KKR is two-time title holder.

But Sunrises Hyderabad (SRH) were the first to among the participants to reveal their home and away fixtures. The 2016 champion SRH will start their campaign against Mumbai Indians that are the defending champions on April 1.

Rajasthan Royals will meet CSK in the first home game of CSK led by former India captain MS Dhoni. But Rajasthan Royals have still not unveiled their schedule. It is learnt that they would reveal their details only after an official announcement from the board.

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50 Lakh Crore Earmarked For Development Of Railway Stations On PPP Model

Ministry of Railways is working overtime for beautification of railway stations. The ministry wants to make New Delhi Railway Station, a world class station. It would be developed like an airport, where design would attract the visitors. There will be separate exit points for convenience of passengers. Also, there would be elevated access roads on the lines of airport.


PPP model would be used

According to sources, Northern Railway and Railway Land Development Authority is contemplating completing the project on Public Private Partnership model. This project can take a minimum of 4 years in completing.

50 stations are up for beautification

According to a news published on 7th February in Economic Times, the government has set a target of beautifying 50 railway stations with a budget of 50,000 crore. Companies like Tata Realty, Adani and Essel Group have displayed their interest in this project.

Bids for 4 stations would be invited in 2021

In 2019, the government said that it was working to attract private investment in railways. And that it had set a target of spending 50,00,000 crore on infrastructure of railway. The government can invite bids for 4 stations in 2021.

1500 crore for CST

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)will get 1500 crore for beautification. And other stations would get a minimum of 250 crore for development and beautification. But New Delhi Railway Station would get 6500 crore for development.

Source: https://bit.ly/2vHN3UY

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Filmfare Awards 2020: Gully Boy Received 11 Awards For Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh And Zoya Akhtar And The Entire Team

Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy made history in the 65th edition of the Filmfare Awards. The movie swiped the top eleven awards with Alia Bhatt becoming the Best Actress for her performance in the movie.

Gully Boy performance at Filmfare Awards

Ranveer Singh got the award for Best Actor and Zoya Akhtar was made the Best Director. Also, the movie won the Best Film Trophy. Also, the movie gave the Best Supporting Actor and Actress – Siddhant Chaturvedi and Amruta Subhash – to the industry. Their performance was critically-acclaimed by the audience.

Article 15 movie

The Critic’s Award for Best Film went to Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15. Also, Ayushmann Khurranawon the Critic’s Award for Best Actor (Male) for his performance in Article 15.

Ananya Panday won the Best Debut (Female) award for the movie Student Of The Year 2. Divine and Ankur Tiwari were given the Best Lyrics award for Apna Time AAyega for Gully Boy. The movie also received the Best Music Album trophy.

The 65th Filmfare Awards event took place at the Sarusajai Stadium in Guwahati, Assam. And the hosts of the Filmfare Awards 2020 were Karan Johar and Vicky Kaushal.

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Sidharth Shukla Becomes Winner Of Big Boss 13

Big Boss 13 came to a conclusion with Salman Khan taking a stylish entry and announcing finalists of this season. Winner of the Big Boss 13 is Sidharth Shukla. From among the other finalists, Paras was the first to walk out with a sum of Rs. 10 lakh.

Finalists walking out of the house of Big Boss 13

The host Salman Khan provided the finalists an opportunity to walk out with the offered sum and they were given 30 seconds to take a decision before the buzzer went. Paras Chhabra was first to accept the offer but he had no regrets for his decision.

Talking about his decision, Paras told the host that he didn’t think much and that he was quitting the show with his sweet will. He further said to the host that “Aayabhiapnimarzi se tha, jaanabhiapnimarzi se tha.”

Aarti Singh, Rashami Desai and Shehnaz Gill also got removed from from the grand finale of Big Boss 13. Rohit Shetty came to announce ouster of Rashami Desai.But in Aarti’s case, her mother came to house to take her Aarti home.

Paras Chabbra couldn’t win the prize but he would soon be seen in Color’s TV show MujhseShaadiKaroge. Shehnaz Gill will also be in the show where Paras and Shehnaz would find their ideal matches.

Host Salman Khan

Salman Khan is hosting the show for the tenth time. Earlier, Amitabh Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty and Arshad Warsi have hosted the popular TV show.

Source: https://bit.ly/2UXKw3x

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Arvind Kejriwal 3.0: Important Points Of Oath-Taking Ceremony

Arvind Kejriwal is taking oath as Chief Minister of Delhi at Ramlila Maidan and it is the third time that he’s becoming Delhi’s CM. A large gathering including the “Baby Mufflerman” would gather at the Ramlila Maidan before the iconic Red Fort.

Invitees to the ceremony

The one-year old Baby Mufflerman will grace the ceremony in spectacles and signature muffler of Kejriwal. His picture went viral during Delhi elections. Also, the AamAa dmi Party has invited 50 school teachers, doctors, exam toppers, auto drivers, caretakers and sanitation workers dubbed as “Delhi keNirmata” by AAP.

Big points of the oath taking ceremony

  1. Arvind Kejriwal is likely to retain his old team. But there were rumors of new faces like Atishi and Raghav Chadha to be added in the new team.
  2. Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai, Kailash Gehlot, Imran Hussain and Rajendra Gautamwere appointed ministers in Delhi government.
  3. Mr. Kejriwal discussed the roadmap for the next five years on a dinner meeting with his minsters-designate.
  4. AAP has billed the oath-taking-ceremony as a “Delhi Specific affair” with no invitation to CMs of other states and opposition leaders.
  5. Ramlila Maidan is dressed with messages like “DhanyawadDilli”and images of AAP chief.
  6. The sprawling ground can accommodate about 1.25 lack people and AAP expects a strong gathering of 1 lakh for swearing-in.
  7. Around 3,000 security personnel would be deployed for the event. Also, CCTVs and drones would be used to boost security.

Source: https://bit.ly/2OZT8TL

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IPL 2020: Confusion Over Start Date Deepens

The BCCI President Sourav Ganguli confirmed that start date of the 13th edition of the cash-rich T20 league would be March 29 and that there would be fewer double-headers this season. But IPL start could be delayed a little.

Confusion over IPL start date

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is going to conduct its board meeting on March 29 in Dubai. It is the date when IPL will take off in India. BCCI tried to convince ICC shit its board meeting as both are big events and their dates are clashing. But ICC turned down the request of shifting its board meeting.

The problem with BCCI is that many of is members would be busy attending the important board meeting on the start date of the IPL. So, BCCI is left with no option other than to delay IPL matches.

ICC made a case

International Cricket Council will hold a series of meetings from March 27-29 and the dates for these meetings had been fixed in August 2019. Also, the concerned persons were informed about the meetings in advance. Since preparations have been made, there is little chances of ICC accepting BCCI’s request of change of dates.

Options for BCCI

Sources told that ICC dates were always announced in advance so no ground for changing dates now. BCCI has also withheld schedule of the tournament that is expected to start on March 29 in Guwahati. The ICC has even fixed dates for next conference. It will meet on July 17 and 18 this year in Cape Town.

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Sikhs Are Bound To Support Anti-CAA Agitation Said Jathedar Of Akal Takht

The top Sikh Body, Akal Takht, extended its support for anti-CAA protests across the country. It said that the Sikh Body was with the Muslims protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act for weeks.

Akal Takht extends its support for Muslims

Delhi Minority Commission chief Zafarul Islam Khan led a delegation of Muslims to meet the chief priest of Akal Takht in Amritsar whereGiani Harpreet Singh, the chief priest, assured Muslims of support from the Sikh community. The chief of Akat Takht is also called “jathedar”.

He said that Sikhs were bound by their principles to support the oppressed. They had received a similar request from another group of the Muslim community. There was a sentiment of fear and insecurity among the minorities and Sikhs are bound to stand for victims.

The chief priest also asked the Muslims to approach Hindu leaders to seek support against the controversial Citizenship law. He said that he had appreciated their efforts and suggested them to seek support from Hindus as well. He added that he believed that all would come to a common stage to discuss communal harmony and peace in the country.

Zafarul Islam Khan on support from Akal Takht

Mr. Khan said that he got hope from the Sikh community. He further said that he had come to Amritsar to gain support against the attempt of making India a nation based on just a religion. He said that they had been told by Akal Takht that Sikhs always stood against oppression.

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Manchester City Fined 30 Million Euros For Non Compliance Of Fair Play Rules

Manchester City won’t play Champions League for the next two years. The reigning Premier League champion has been barred from the said championship by UEFA. An independent financial control body of UEFA announced the decision regarding ban on Manchester City on Friday.

Reasons for ban on Manchester City

One of the richest soccer clubs, Manchester City was found a culprit of “serious breaches” of European soccer’s financial regulations. It was found the club had been guilty of multiple violations related to club licensing and the financial fair play rules.

It is to be noted that UEFA tried to put a tab over the gap between rich and poor clubs by putting fair play rules. Also, it wants to control the growing debt crisis of soccer clubs.

Penalty for Manchester City

UEFA has penalty for clubs that don’t follow its fair play regulations. And it has found Manchester City 30 million euros ($32.5 million) for failing to meet the regulations and not cooperating with the investigators. And this punishment could have far reaching consequences for the balance sheet of Manchester City.

The worth of Champions League is worth about $100 million for a club but missing the championship could have devastating effects on career decisions of top players and potential signings with big brands.

Ban would take affect from next year

Manchester City is kept free from the ban for this year. It will play with Real Madrid on February 26 in the first-part of the home-and-home series in the round 16 of the championship.

Source: https://nyti.ms/2SFKNW4

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St Valentine’s Day: Story Of Love From Platonic To Modern

Valentine’s Day is back and as usual, it is celebrated as festival of love, romance, friendship, fascination, admiration and passion. Today, it has become the trendiest youth event in the modern world but its origin and traditions date back to time immemorial.

India connection of Valentine’s Day

In India, the system of Ghotul is still been practiced in some parts of southern states. Also, Lord Krishna’s playful romance with Radhika and gopikas stands tells more about romantic life. It tells that romantic life was fairly welcome in the ancient time.

Critical significance

Human being needs nutrition and procreation for survival. Nutrition is needed for self-existence and procreation for continuity of species. And human being crossed physical boundaries in search of nutrition and procreation.

An anonymous scribble reads “A woman in love asked her boyfriend who do you love most and he replied you”. She again asked “Who am I to you and he replied you are my other half”.

Missing half

In the Puranas, Lord Shiva is presented as ‘Arthanareeswara’ that is a fusion of male and female. This figure represents power of creation, maintenance and destruction and the power is vested in female half of Shiva. It is called Shakti. Since then everyone looks for his better half to get the power of creation and maintenance.

Romance and Love

Plato defines love as one with desire of sex and another as device devoid of sex. It is for this reason that divine love is described as platonic love. On the other hand, romance is more a technical term used to define actions like holding hands, whispering in ears and jocular behavior.

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Xiaomi Launches Mi 10 Flagship Phones In China

Xiaomi will launch its latest 5G phones of flagship Mi 10 series in China. The new phones – Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro – sport 6.67-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED displays and feature Snapdragon 865 processors, dual-mode 5G, Wi-Fi 6, up to 12GB of RAM and wireless charging. Also, they boast of quad-camera configurations with a trendy 108-megapixel main shooter that can record 8K video.

Mi 10 Pro specification

It comes with 512GB storage, 50W fast wired charging and a slightly bigger display. On the contrary, the Mi 10 provides 256 GB storage and has only 30W charging capacity. But Pro packs a smaller batter (4,500mAh) in comparison to Mi 10 battery (4,780mAh).


Mi 10 Pro features 108 MP sensor with an optically stabilized eight-element lens but Mi 10 has only seven lenses. The Pro packs a 12 MP lens for portraits; an 8 MP telephoto lens with 10x hybrid zoom; a 20 MP ultra-wide lens and 117-degree FOV.

Mi 10 comes with a 13 MP ultra-wide sensor, a 123-degree FOV and a pair of 2 MP cameras for macro shots and depth sensing. And top of the package is primary 108 MP sensor.


China shipping of the phones would start tomorrow with a price of 3,999 yuan ($570) for Mi 10 and the Pro variant would cost about 4,999 yuan ($715). The Mi 10 Pro would be available from February 18th. Earlier the phones were said to be launched in Europe on 23rd February in Barcelona but the launch was cancelled due to novel coronavirus threat.

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