The Rings Of Power

Amazon Releases “The Rings Of Power” To Win The Streaming Wars

The Rings of Power started on Amazon Prime is a 50-hour television is a big gamble but it is central to Amazon’s bid to stand out in the streaming, especially with HBO Max whose own “Game of Thrones” prequel has just been launched. But it is a big gamble for Amazon.

HIGHLIGHTS

• The Rings of Power characters are barely referenced in Tolkien’s trilogy
• The web series is funded by Jeff Bezos himself a fan of Tolkien
• Set in Tolkien’s “Second Age”, the story has characters largely unknown to creators

Why The Rings Of Power Is Called Amazon’s Gamble?

The show blindly follows the popularity of the books still voted the world’s best novels of all time and Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning film adaptations. But populated by characters who are barely referenced in Tolkien’s trilogy, there is no doubting the scale of the gamble.

What Are The New Characters In The Rings Of Power?

The Rings Of Power

Princess Disa is the first female and first Black dwarf depicted on screen in Tolkien’s world. Sophia Nomvete who is playing the character said that it was quite nerve-wracking.

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Adani Enter The Bloomberg Billionaires Index

Gautam Adani’s Entry Into The Bloomberg Billionaires Index Raises Concerns

With a $137.4 billion fortune, Gautam Adani becomes the first to enter the top three of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Also, Mr. Adani (60) is even the first in Asia to join the prestigious billionaires’ group. He now trails only Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos of the US in the ranking.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Gautam Adani becomes the world’s third-richest person
• The group owns everything from data centers to cement, media, and alumina
• But concerns have grown over his rapid growth

What Is The Growth Story Of Gautam Adani?

A college dropout, Gautam Adani started with a diamond business but today he owns a coal-to-ports conglomerate. Also, his group is the largest private-sector port and airport operator, city-gas distributor, and coal miner in the country.

What Are The Concerns Surrounding His Rapid Growth?

In its latest report, CreditSights said that Mr. Adani’s deals spree had predominately funded with debt and his empire was ‘deeply over-leveraged’. Also, concerns are raised over the opaque shareholder structures and a lack of analyst coverage that allow Adani’s shares to soar up to 1000% since 2020 with valuations hitting 750 times. Environmentalists are also criticizing his Carmichael mine in Australia but Adani has pledged … Read the rest

Hardik Pandya Hug Mohammad Rizwan

Hardik Pandya Won Hearts With His Cricket And Sportsmanship

India beat Pakistan by 5 wickets in the Asia Cup clash on Sunday in Dubai. But what made news was the picture of Hardik Pandya hugging Mohammad Rizwan from behind. It was a historic match where both teams displayed unmatched sportsmanship.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Hardik Pandya’s superb game and sportsmanship won hearts
• His clip of hugging Mohammad Rizwan is winning hearts on the Internet
• India will next play with Hong Kong on Wednesday

What Was Hardik Pandya’s Score?

Pakistan scored 147 in 19.5 overs and gave India a target of 148 in 20 overs in the Asia Cup Group A clash on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium. Team India defeat Pakistan by five wickets in 19.4 overs. Hardik Pandya smashed 33 runs off just 17 balls with four boundaries and one sixer. He also took three wickets. It was an all-round performance by Hardik Pandya.

When Did Hardik Pandya Hug Mohammad Rizwan?

Hardik Pandya Hug Mohammad Rizwan

It was a beautiful shot from the match. Seeing two players from opposite teams in a friendly gesture, especially in India and Pakistan is rare. But this rare event was caught on Sunday when Hardik Pandya Hugged wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan from behind.

How India Won The

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Neeraj Chopra Make History in Lausanne

Neeraj Chopra Made India Proud With 89.08m Throw In Diamond League

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win a Diamond League event in Lausanne on 26 August 2022. The 24-year-old javelin thrower opened with an unbeatable 89.08m throw that turned out to be the winning throw at the end. With this victory, he qualified for the Diamond League finals in Zurich next month.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch finished second with an 85.88m throw
• American Curtis Thompson was third with an 83.72m throw
• Neeraj Chopra skipped Commonwealth Games in Birmingham due to an injury
• Chopra qualified for Diamond League Finals and the 2023 World Championships

How Did Neeraj Chopra Make History in Lausanne?

 

Neeraj Chopra Make History in Lausanne

Neeraj Chopra had three valid throws (85.18m in second and 80.04m in sixth) in the event after passing his third and fifth attempts. But his opening throw (89.08m) kept him ahead of others. His nearest rival Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch who is also the Tokyo Olympic silver medallist began as the top seed in Lausanne with a season-best of 90.88m throw but finished at second with 85.88. American Curtis Thompson finished third with 83.72.

What Did Neeraj Chopra Say About His Feat?

A jubilant Neeraj Chopra said that he was delighted … Read the rest

PM Modi Sees Future In Flexible Workplaces

PM Modi Sees Future In Flexible Workplaces, Work-From-Home Ecosystem

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the labour force had an important role to play in the development of the country. He also said that flexible workplaces, a work-from-home ecosystem, and flexible work hours were needed in the future. He was addressing the National Conference of Labour Ministers of all States and Union Territories via video conferencing.

10 Highlights Of PM Modi’s Address

PM Modi Sees Future In Flexible Workplaces
  1. PM highlighted the role of the labour force in nation-building in the Amrit Kaal. He said the country was working continuously for crores of workers from both the organised and unorganised sectors.
  2. He said that Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana had given a kind of security cover to the workers.
  3. He pointed out that about 28 crore workers from 400 areas have been registered on the e-Shram portal, a key initiative to provide security to the labour force.
  4. He said that the government had converted 29 labour laws from the period of slavery into 4 simple labour codes to ensure minimum wages, job security, social security, and health security to workers.
  5. The PM highlighted that country’s Labour Ministry was preparing its vision for the year 2047
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Kobe Bryant

Court Upheld The Privacy Of Kobe Bryant While Awarding $31 Million Damages

A recent court order brought the memories of the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. The Los Angeles Lakers legend died in a helicopter crash in January 2020. The court ordered Los Angeles County to pay $31 million in damages to Kobe’s widow and a co-plaintiff.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters took pictures of the January 2020 helicopter carnage
• A Los Angeles court hearing of the matter finds it a case fit for misconduct
• The court orders compensation for mental trauma for the families of the deceased

What Is The Photo Case?

In January 2020, Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters rushed to the spot on hearing the news of a helicopter crash. The chopper was carrying Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and several others to a girls’ basketball tournament in nearby Thousand Oaks when it ran into rough weather and crashed. The officials who visited the crash sites took pictures of the mangled remains including the champion Kobe Bryant and his daughter.

Kobe Bryant

The trial court learned that some of the officials showed the photos to members of the public including a bartender. One official even texted the pictures to a friend while playing video games. … Read the rest