Predictions For Brazil’s First World Cup Match Against Serbia

Brazil will play its first match in Group G against Serbia at the Lusail Stadium on Thursday. Brazil last played with Serbia four years ago in a group match and came out victorious with a 2-0 score.


• Five-time world champions Brazil won their last world cup 20 years ago
• Brazil is the only nation in the history of FIFA to have qualified for every tournament
• Brazil has a fully-fit squad available for the Thursday match

Brazil Squad

Brazil Squad

Tite’s talented squad is oozing confidence, especially after their record-breaking performance in the CONMEBOL qualification campaign where Brazil collected 45 points after winning 14 out of 17 matches. Rest three matches were drawn. But two decades have passed since Brazil won its fifth world cup in Seoul. The pressure on Brazil – the No. 1 team by FIFA ranking – is to live up to the expectations of their fans. They have to improve their performance as they were knocked out at the quarter-final by Belgium four years ago.

Serbia Squad

Serbia Squad

Serbia is ranked 25th by FIFA but their performance in UEFA was quite impressive. They topped their group after winning 6 matches out of 8 and drawing the two. Their best performance was against Portugal where they achieved a last-minute win by 2-1. They have also been promoted to League A of the UEFA Nations League earlier this year. Here they won 4 out of 6 matches. In the international arena, they lost only 2 matches from 16 games. But in the world cup, they lost 7 out of 9 matches.

Brazil VS Serbia

Brazil’s First World Cup Match Against Serbia

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See The Truth Behind Comedian Joe Lycett’s Shredding Of £10,000 ($17,800) Cash

Comedian Joe Lycett’s threat to David Beckham of shredding $1,700 in protest against the footballer’s Qatar World Cup partnership wasn’t a bogus call. But the comedian didn’t shred the cash in real either.


• Joe Lycett posted a video showing him shredding two piles of cash on Twitter on Sunday
• The comedian did the act to highlight Qatar’s poor record for the LGBTIQ+ community

What Happened To The cash?

On Sunday, Joe Lycett dropped a video of him walking up to a shredder with two piles of cash and dropping the bundles into the machine. But on Monday, he clarified in another video that the money wasn’t destroyed. He said that he would never destroy real money and he would never be so irresponsible. The 10 grand had already been donated to LGBTIQ+ charities.

Why Is Joe Lycett Protesting Beckham’s Partnership With Qatar?

Lycett Protesting Beckham’s Partnership With Qatar

The comedian described Beckham as a “gay icon” and referred to Beckham’s historic support of the LGBTIQ+ community. He said Beckham was the first premiership footballer to shoot with gay magazines like Attitude, to speak openly about Beckham’s gay fans, and the footballer married a Spice Girl, which was the gayest thing a human being can do.

He further said that Qatar was voted as one of the worst places in the world to be gay; homosexuality was illegal and punishable by imprisonment and, possibly even death for Muslims. David Beckham hasn’t responded to the comedian’s challenge.

How Is LGBTIQ+ Treated In Qatar?

According to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, LGBTIQ+ were arrested, thrashed, and kept in solitary confinement due to their sexuality. But the FIFA organizers have told … Read the rest

Meet American Geologist Marie Tharp Who Produced The First Map Of the Ocean

Today’s Google Doodle is dedicated to Marie Tharp, the American geologist and oceanographic cartographer who helped in proving the theories of continental drift. Her work got her the title of one of the greatest cartographers of the 20th century.


• Marie Tharp worked at the Lamont Geological Observatory
• She co-produced the first map of the ocean floor with geologist Bruce Heezen

How Is 21 November Related To The Life Of Marie Tharp?

Born on July 30, 1920, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Marie Tharp went on to become the first woman to work at the Lamont Geological Observatory where she did a great job under the supervision of geologist Bruce Heezen. Considering her work and observation, she was named one of the greatest cartographers of the 20th century by the Library of Congress on 21 November 1998.

American Geologist Marie Tharp

Work And Observations Of Marie Tharp

Marie Tharp was introduced to mapmaking by her father who worked for the US Department of Agriculture. A master in petroleum geology from the University of Michigan, Marie Tharp went to work at the Lamont Geology Observatory in 1948.

Marie Tharp produced maps of the mysterious ocean floor using the data gathered by Bruce Heezen. She developed the ocean-depth data of the Atlantic Ocean with echo sounders and took her findings of the Mid-Atlantic Range to Heezen who termed her work as “girl talk”. But Bruce Heezen had to accept the findings on comparing the V-shaped rifts with earthquake epicenter maps.

In 1957, Tharp and Heezen co-published the first map of the ocean floor in the North Atlantic. Later the map was published by National Geographic as “The World Ocean Floor”. She … Read the rest

Software Engineers Asked To Meet Musk In Person After Mass Exodus From Twitter

Elon Musk continues to overhaul Twitter despite facing criticism for his radical measures including long intense hours of work. In the latest step, Musk asked all software engineers to Twitter’s San Francisco office at 2 pm today.


• Twitter software engineers are asked to report at the San Francisco office today
• Software engineers were told to send a summary of what their coding has achieved in the past
• Elon Musk wants to understand the Twitter tech stack with this meeting

Twitter’s New Order For Software Engineers

Software engineers received an SOS to fly to San Francisco to reach the 10th-floor office at 2 pm today for an urgent meeting. It has been made mandatory for all engineers to attend the meeting except those who can’t physically access the Bay Area or have family emergencies.

Software Engineers Asked To Meet Musk

What Is The Reason For This Urgent Meeting?

This meeting will help Musk “understand the Twitter tech stack”. The engineers are told to come prepared with a bullet-pointed summary with 10 screenshots of the most salient lines of what their coding work has achieved in the past six months. The meeting would be short said a follow-up email.

Why Are Twitter Employees Resigning?

A day before, 1,200 employees resigned forcing Twitter to close its office as a protest to an “extremely hardcore” work environment after Musk asked them to commit to intense long hours of work or lose their jobs.

Elon Musk has already fired 7,500 employees, scrapped the work-from-home policy, and imposed long working hours to overhaul the social media company.


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Watch India VS New Zealand 1st T20I On DD Sports And Amazon Prime Video

Indian cricket squad will start their New Zealand T20I tour on Friday. And fans of the Indian team are expecting a great start after a disappointing exit from T20 World Cup 2022. Keep reading to find more details about the match.


• India will start its New Zealand tour with the first T20I today
• It is the first international match after losing T20 World Semi-Final
• Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma aren’t included in the tour

Who Is Included In The Indian Squad For New Zealand?

Team India is excited to start a new series after the loss of the T20 World Cup. This time the managers have tried to include young blood to bring fresh energy into the team and their approach. With youngsters Umran Malik, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, and Sanju Samson ready to hit the pitch, India can show some aggressiveness after facing criticism for a slow approach in T20 cricket.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will rest during the tour and the likes of Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant will take the responsibility of maintaining an aggressive attitude.

India VS New Zealand 1st T20I On DD Sports

What Is Paying From New Zealand?

New Zealand’s premier fast bowler Trent Boult will rest for the T20I series. But the big guns like Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, and Finn Allen of the T20 World Cup will show their firepower under the captaincy of Kane Williamson.

How To See The Match?

The match will be played at Sky Stadium from 12:00 PM IST. DD Sports and Amazon Prime Video will give the live telecast of the match. You can also check various news websites for live commentary and scores.

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Amazon Axing 10,000 Employees Under Annual Operating Planning Review

Amazon hardware chief Dave Limp said some roles would no longer be required in the layoff process started by the company on Wednesday. According to The New York Times report, it will be the largest job cut in the company’s history.


• 10,000 Amazonions would lose their jobs
• Employees from the device, retail, and human resource division will be most affected
• Amazon calls it the annual operating planning review process

Why Is Amazon Laying Off Its Employees?

Amazon’s spokesperson Kelly Nantel told TechCrunch that as part of their annual operating planning review process, they always looked at each of their businesses and what they believed they should change. As they had gone through that, given the current macroeconomic environment, some teams were making adjustments, which in some cases meant certain roles were no longer necessary. They didn’t take those decisions lightly, and they were working to support any employees who might be affected.

Amazon Laying Off Its Employees

Amazon hardware chief Dave Limp wrote in a memo to workers that after a deep set of reviews, they recently decided to consolidate some teams and programs. One of the consequences of those decisions was that some roles would no longer be required. It pained him to have to deliver that news as they knew they would lose talented Amazonians from the Devices & Services org as a result, he added.

Who Are The Affected Employees?

Amazon will remove 10,000 employees (3%) in corporate technology roles but the cuts will remain fluid and could change according to needs. CNBC reported that cuts would remain focused on devices organization, retail division, and human resource department.

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See Elon Musk’s Witty Reply To Pranksters Criticizing Mass Layoff On Twitter

Elon Musk tweeted a picture of him posing with two people with the caption “Welcoming back Ligma & Johnson!” this gives the impression that Ligma and Johnson have been hired by the microblogging site and the CEO is welcoming them. But the truth is just the opposite.


• Elon Musk shared a picture with two pranksters who were criticizing the layoffs at Twitter

• The latest tweet is seen as a witty reply to pranksters

• There is no information about Twitter re-hiring fired employees

Let’s Study Musk’s Tweet

Musk tweeted the picture and captioned “Welcoming back Ligma & Johnson!” Soon after he sent the second tweet adding that it was important to admit when he was wrong & firing employees was truly one of his biggest mistakes.

The billionaire admitted his mistake and welcomed the two employees – Rahul Lgma and Daniel Johnson. But they weren’t ex-employees of Twitter. They are pranksters and the tweet was a fitting reply to their pranks.

Elon Musk’s Witty Reply To Pranksters

What Was The Prank Musk Replied To?

As soon as Twitter started firing employees, netizens started criticizing the mass layoff by Musk. Ligma and Johnson also pretended to be laid-off Twitter employees on the Internet. They tricked media outlets to gain attention as people were anxiously waiting to know about the mass layoff on Twitter.

People posted several images showing the layoff of Twitter employees. But Musk replied to the meme in which Rahul Ligma was seen talking to reports holding a copy of Michelle Obama’s book ‘Becoming’. Musk replied to that meme “Ligma Johnson had it coming”.


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Xi Jinping Schools Joe Biden On Chinese Style Democracy

Chinese President Xi Jinping responded to US President Joe Biden’s comment on the present world order as an “inflection point” and call to choose between democratic systems of government and dictatorships or face the consequences.


• China had Chinese style democracy said Xi Jinping
• Xi Jinping recently consolidated his position to remain a ruler for life
• Joe Biden hailed the US midterm elections as a win for US democracy

What Did Joe Biden Mean By Infection Point?

Biden was referring to a point where the world had to choose between democratic systems of government and dictatorships, or found the world forever changed. The comment came after Chinese President Xi Jinping consolidated his power as head of the world’s second-largest economy. His plans for becoming a ruler for life had raised concerns.

Last year, Biden asked over 100 leaders at a virtual summit, would they allow the backward slide of rights and democracy to continue unchecked. Or would they have the vision and courage to once more lead the march of human progress and human freedom forever? China termed the event divisive as it wasn’t invited to the summit.

Also, Biden hailed the US midterm elections saying that it was a win for democracy and a defeat for “election deniers” who fought for office on the false pretension that the 2020 presidential elections were stolen from Donald Trump.

What Was Xi Jinping’s Response To Biden?

Xi Jinping Schools Joe Biden On Chinese Style Democracy

Xi said that the so-called ‘democracy versus authoritarianism’ narrative wasn’t the defining feature of the present world, still, less did it represent the trend of the times. He further maintained that freedom, democracy, and human rights were humanity’s … Read the rest

Why Did Kapil Dev Call Indian Team “Chokers”?

The Indian cricket team was knocked down by English players in the T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final match. England won the match by 10 wickets, while India lost 8 wickets to make a chasing score for England. Kapil Dev called the Indian team chokers.


• Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev urged the fans to not criticize the team for this defeat
• Kapil Dev said that England assessed the conditions better and outplayed India

Why Did Kapil Dev Call Indian Team Chokers?

Kapil Dev Call Indian Team Chokers

India reached the semi-final level in T20 World Cup 2022 but failed to make any breakthrough beyond this level. But the biggest problem is the manner in which the Indian team lost the game to England. Their defeat has raised many questions about their performance.

Kapil Dev, who was credited for bringing the first-ever World Cup in 1983, branded the Indian team as chokers in a show on ABP News. The former Indian captain said that they can be called chokers because they came close and then choke. At the same time, he urged the fans to not criticize the Indian team for this defeat.

What Did Kapil Dev In The Favor Of The Indian Team?

Kapil Dev reminded the fans and the country about the laurels the same team brought to the country. The former cricketer came to the rescue of the Indian team after branding them as chokers. He said that England assessed the playing conditions well and simply outplayed India.

Indian team played well but could score only 168 runs in 20 overs after losing 6 wickets. From India, Hardik Pandya scored the highest 63 runs off 33 balls. … Read the rest

New “Official” Tag And Other Latest Updates From Twitter

Elon Musk created an “Official” label for select verified Twitter accounts on Wednesday but it vanished soon. And all Musk had to say about this new label was that he just killed that. It is to be noted that Twitter already has a blue label for select verified accounts.


• A new “Official” label appeared on Twitter on Wednesday only to disappear on the same day
• Twitter’s coveted blue badge is undergoing a major makeover under Elon Musk
• Elon Musk wants to levy an $8 fee for the blue badge despite heavy criticism

Why Did Elon Musk Create an “Official” Label?

Elon Musk Create an “Official” Label

It was Twitter’s latest update along with the new $8 service with the blue verification mark but it didn’t last for long. Twitter launched an “Official” label for select verified accounts including government accounts, commercial companies, business partners, major media outlets, publishers, and some public figures but removed it soon after the launch.

PM Modi’s Twitter account had the “Official” label before it was withdrawn. During the launch, Elon Musk tweeted that Twitter would do many dumb things in the coming months. They would what be worked and change what didn’t.

Why Was The “Official” Label Removed?

When American YouTuber Marques Brownlee highlighted that the label had disappeared, Musk replied that he just killed that. The blue check would be a great leveler, said Musk.

What Is The Controversy Surrounding the $8 Fee?

According to Twitter’s early-stage products executive Esther Crawford, the “Official” isn’t available for sale, and nor would previously verify accounts would get the new label. But Elon Musk is sticking with his $8 fee despite facing criticism from … Read the rest