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India Scored 91 At Lunch On Day 1 Of 1st Test With South African At Visakhapatnam

Virat Kohli decided to bat first and his decision was proved wise as India scored 91 runs without losing any wicket in the first day of the first test match at Visakhapatnam with South Africa.

India chooses to bat

Both the openers of Indian cricket team Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal played well scoring 50 and 39 runs respectively. Skipper Virat Kohli took the decision of batting first without any hesitation despite knowing that South Africa has a strong bowling line. Confident of taking a lead, he allowed his opening batsmen to play freely and score as much as they can.

South African bowlers troubled India

There were some anxious moments in the first half of the match with South African spinners Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander almost tied the Indian batsmen on the pitch. But then the ball was new. Indian batsmen remained defensive until they got hold of the ball.

Rohit Sharma scored 50

Rohit displayed beautiful foot movement in the second half of the match. He hit a couple of sixers on the spinning ball and scored his 50 runs. It was … Read the rest

Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Why 2nd October Is Celebrated As Gandhi Jayanti?

India celebrates 2nd October as Gandhi Jayanti with much fervor. Business organizations, social institutions and schools host cultural and literary programs on the birth day of the Father of the Nation. Born on 2nd October 1869 as Mohandas Karmchand Gandhi in Porbandar Gujrat, Bapu’s teachings of non-violence are still alive in the heart of people. He went to prison many times in his fight against the British.

Why is Gandhi Jayanti celebrated on 2nd October?

2nd October is the birth day of Mahatma Gandhi. This day is also celebrated as Non-Violence Day. Known for non-violent struggle, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday is celebrated across the globe to honor Gandhi for his teachings and work. He promoted non-violence as a philosophy. He believed non-violence is a principle and that it is possible to build a better society following non-violence.

How is Gandhi Jayanti celebrated?

2nd October has been declared a national holiday on account of birthday of the Father of the Nation. On this day people visit Gandhi’s Samadhi at Rajghat and pay homage in front of his statue. All important persons including President and Prime Minister of … Read the rest

Google Doodle Highlights Work Of Dr Herbert David Kleber On Modern Addiction Psychiatry

Google celebrates 23rd anniversary of Dr Herbert David Kleber’s election to the National Academy of Medicine on October 01, 1996. He passed away last year.

Who was Dr Herbert David Kleber?

Born on 19 June 1934 in Pittsburgh, he was a renowned American psychiatrist and substance abuse researcher. He discovered his passion for psychology while studying pre-med in Dartmouth College. After completing his psychiatry residency at Yale University, he was appointed to the Public Health Service Prison Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky and it is when his life’s mission began.

Dr Herbert David Kleber on addiction

He never believed addition to be a moral failure but a condition to be treated with thorough research, medication and therapy. He developed an understanding for need for a scientifically-backed approach for treating addiction during his posting at the prison hospital.

What treatment did Dr Herbert David Kleber suggest for addiction?

He developed an “evidence-based treatment” relied on changing path of addition with research and science. His work was recognized by former US President George W Bush who appointed Dr Herbert as the Deputy Director for Demand Reduction at the … Read the rest

IRCTC’s IPO Opens With 10% Initial Discount On September 30

The state-owned Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is planning to offer an Initial Public Offering (IPO) at Rs. 315-320 per share. But IRCTC is offering 10% discount to retail investors and eligible employees. They can buy shares at Rs. 305-310.

Highlights of IRCTC’s IPO

  • Government expects to raise around Rs. 628-638 crore with IPO
  • It comprises of an offer for sale of 2 crore shares
  • It represents 12.50% of total paid-up equity by the Ministry of Railways
  • Addition of employee reservation portion of 1.6 lack shares increases the total paid-up equity to12.6%
  • Issues and all proceeds from the IPO will go the selling shareholder
  • The minimum lot is 40 equity share

Expected date of release for IPO

IRCTC’s IPO is expected to be launched on October 9 and the shared would be listed in both NSE and BSE on October 14. The biggest factor in the IPO is that IRCTC won’t receive any proceeds from the offer.

What is IRCTC?

Established in 1999, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation is a state-owned company. It has achieved the status of a Miniratna company within … Read the rest

This World Heart Day Take An Oath To Control Hypertension

A heart attack is a medical emergency that can happen anytime but it is more dangerous, if it goes unrecognized. It is called “Silent Heart Attack’ and it could be more fatal, if you fail to notice the signs.

Silent Heart Attack

Also known as Silent Myocardial Infraction (SMI), it accounts for 45% of total heart attacks in the world but what is more surprising is that it affects more women than men. And it is directly related to high blood pressure.

90/60mmHG and 120/80mmHG is considered normal range of blood pressure and anything above 140/90mmHg is high blood pressure. A recent survey in Rajasthan revealed startling details – 7% women against 12% men between 15-49 years suffer from high blood pressure.

But these people don’t have any underlying condition like diabetes, obesity, tobacco consumption and cholesterol buildup. And these people have more chances of getting silent heart attack that could go unnoticed.

Relation between hypertension and heart attack

Your health is what you eat. Today urban lifestyle leaves little time to take care of your health especially heart that suffers a lot. Your food … Read the rest

Flipkart Big Billion Days 2019 Sale: Exciting Offers On First Day

Flipkart Big Billion Days 2019 Sale, the first festival season sale of Flipkart, has started and it will continue till October 4th. In the first of day the sale, offers are given on LED TV, soundbar, smart wearable and other products. Offer on electronic items including mobile phones would be available from 30th October.

Highlights of the sale

  • Additional 10% discount on credit/debit cards of Axis Bank
  • ICICI Bank customers will get 10% additional discount on credit cards
  • Great exchange value of your goods

Here’re important discount offers of the Flipkart Big Billion Days 2019 Sale

VU Pixelight 50-inch 4K smart TV

This 50-inch 4K smart television with support for Netflix, Prime Video and YouTube is available on Rs. 25,999. Also, it can be bought at Rs. 23,000 with exchange of your TV. Its market price Rs. 42,000.

Mi LED Smart TV 4A Pro 43-inch

This 43-inch TV is Android based TV. It comes with built-in Google Chromecast and Google Assistant Support. Also, it carries 3-HDMI and 3-USB ports. Its market price is Rs. 25,999 but it is available at Rs. 19,999. Also, you can … Read the rest