WhatsApp’s Secret Features That Are Worth Trying

In order to improve the chatting experience of its users, WhatsApp keeps releasing new updates from time to time. While information about most of the latest features is made available through notifications, some features get unnoticed.

Here’re the features that you could have missed

Send messages without typing

WhatsApp allows sending texts without typing but with the help of Google Assistant that will translate your vice commands into text. Or you can use Siri for the purpose. You can even read the messages using the similar method.

Select group

If you don’t want anybody to add you to his group, you can change the setting given in the privacy section of groups. Here you will get the option “Nobody”. Select this option to stay out of the unwanted groups. Or you can choose “My contacts except” to allow your contacts to add you to their groups.

Listen to audio messages

Play a WhatsApp audio message and listen to it like a voice call with the help of your earpiece. The WhatsApp will play the message in the earpiece instead of the main speaker.

Save WhatsApp chats in email

The chat option in settings provides the option to Export Chat. You can use this option to save any chat history from any group or individual to your Gmail account.

Fingerprint lock

Lock your WhatsApp with your fingerprint. The option is available in the privacy section and it works with the fingerprint sensor mechanism of the phone.

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Yes Bank Proposed Raising Rs. 5,000 Crore Through Institutional Planning

The board of directors of Yes Bank approved the proposal of raising Rs. 5,000 crore in a meeting. The said amount will be raised through institutional planning and sale of shares through rights issues. Also, this amount will be in addition to the Rs. 10,000 crore sanctioned on February 7.

Yes Bank informed stock market about its plan

The bank intimated the stock market about the decision of raising Rs. 5,000 crore through a notice. The notice was sent to get approval of the stock market. The bank could get funds in installments. Also, it can take any route like right issue, public issue and eligible institutional planning to achieve the objective.

Yes Bank getting help

Investors are taking interest in Yes Bank after the State Bank of India lend a helping to the beleaguered Yes Bank. Also, the Federal Bank has proposed an investment of Rs. 300 crore to help the troubled bank sail through the difficult times. According to an arrangement, the Federal Bank will own 30 crore shares of Yes Bank at a cost of Rs. 10 per equity share of Yes Bank.

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Netflix: The Best TV Series To Watch In March 2020

With hundreds of original series, totalling over innumerable hours, Netflix is a behemoth in television industry. It spends billion of dollars on long-form content to keep its flock of over 167 million subscribers across 190 countries happy. Its shows are quite popular but some shows have attracted attention of the world.

Adventure Time (2010-2018)

It is the story of surreal adventures of a young boy and his best friend and adoptive brother that is a canine with magical powers. They go on to post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo where they meet a princess, an ice wizard and a thousand-year-old vampire.

The Affair (2014-2019)

The story won the Golden Globe for Best Drama in 2015. It shows how life of a struggling novelist and a young waitress change after they enter into an extramarital affair.

Alias Grace (2017)

Based on a 1996 novel of Margaret Atwood, it is the story of a 19th century Canadian woman convicted of a double murder. Later on, she becomes a subject for a criminal psychologist.

American Crime Story (2016-Present)

Produced by Ryan Murphy, it is a true crime series of events that dominated the US media including trial of former sportsman O.J. Simpson and assassination of fashion designer Gianni Versace.

Archer (2009-Present)

It is the inside story of an intelligence agency where the titular spy keeps bickering with his teammates instead of focussing on cases.

Ash vs Evil Dead (2015-2018)

It is a sequel series where Bruce Campbell has reprised his role from the original trilogy. He takes up arms against a mysterious figure.

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Two Quick And Easy Drinks To Fight Novel Coronavirus

Immunity is your first defence against seasonal flus that includes the novel coronavirus. And it has been medically proved that a good immune system can help people sail through tough times including a pandemic. And you can easily boost your immunity with tasty and energetic drinks with readily available fruits and vegetables.

Juicy drinks that boost immunity

Orange Boost

As the name suggests, this drink is really a boost for your health and immunity. An excellent amalgamation of organs, carrot, dates, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and chia seeds, this drink is a favourite of people of all ages.

Antioxidants found in orange can do wonders for your immunity. Also, it packs vitamin C, ascorbic acid and beta-carotene that can play a vital role in boosting your immunity. Cucumber is a power house of minerals, vitamins and electrolytes. Kale can scavenge free radicals that cause oxidative stress. It also has vitamin C. Turmeric or haldi is helpful in easing pain and discomfort due to seasonal infections.

Cucumber, Kale and Spinach juice

It is also an exciting drink that you can make with your kitchen items. And you can add a little bit of ginger and lime to give it an exceptional flavour. Brimming with vitamins K, A, C, magnesium, calcium, copper and potassium, this juice is no less than an immune boosting shot.

These juices can be prepared instantly and taken with breakfast. Or you can try more juices you can prepare with kitchen items. Immunity is your first defence against COVID-19 hence you should leave no stone unturned to make it strong.

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Telangana Could Call The Army And Order Shoot-At-Sight To Enforce Lockdown

Telangana government could impose total curfew and even order “shoot-at-sight” for violation of lockdown that is the only way to fight the spread of coronavirus said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao.

KCR urged people to lockdown

The CM said that the US had to call army to enforce lockdown. If people didn’t follow the coronavirus lockdown, the situation where the government would have to impose a 24-hour curfew and issue shoot-at-sight orders could arise. The CM urged people to avoid that situation. KCR was addressing the media hours PM Modi announced a nationwide day lockdown for 21 days.

The CM also urged his ministers, MLAs and corporators in Hyderabad to take to streets to help police in enforcing the lockdown. He warned that the situation where army had to called had to be avoided at any cost.

Telangana has 36 coronavirus cases and it has over 19,000 people under surveillance.

The state has imposed curfew from 7 pm to morning 6 am. No one would be allowed to move out. Also, the shops would remain shut during the curfew period. In case of emergency, people can dial 100 to call the police for help.

KCR said that the government had collected the passports of all those that are under home quarantine. They are 114 members and that there COVID-19 reports would be available soon. Also, he said that the government would take action against those found to be selling goods at higher price.

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Big Bazaar In Udupi Found Violating Government Orders On Coronavirus

On Tuesday, the Udupi police came down heavily on the retail chain Big Bazaar. The retail chain was accused of flouting government guidelines on containing the spread of COVID-19.

Police action on Big Bazaar

The police party comprising of Deputy Commissioner G Jagadeesh, Superintendent of Police N Visnuvardhan and others were on a surprise visit when they found the Big Bazaar outlet selling essential items at a higher price despite government’s guidelines for curbing black marketing.

There were over 25 staff working in the outlet at the time of inspection and they were caught operating air conditioner despite strict warning from the government.Also, the police discovered there was no safety measure for visitors that were allowed to walk-in the store without worrying about safety of other and the staff.

Tehsildar Pradeep Kurdekar lodged a complaint against the retail chain on the report of the police team. The report was registered at Udupi police station and the necessary action taken.

Malpe port to be shut

The Deputy Commissioner also visited the Malpe Harbour to meet the Malpe Fisherman’s Association. He instructed the association to suspend all activities. The association president Krishna Suvarna asked for some time to sell the catch of Tuesday evening before suspending the activities. The DC allowed them to finish their activities till Wednesday evening.

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Cops Detain Shaheen Bagh Protestors Amid Delhi Lockdown

After 101 days of sin-in protest, Shaheen Bagh in Delhi was cleared of the protestors. It was heart of protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act of CAA. Delhi Police reached Shaheen Bagh at around 7 am and cleared the site by arresting the remaining protestors.

Delhi imposes Section 144 over COVID-19

Following the orders of banning large gatherings in the capital, cops asked the Shaheen Bagh protestors to leave the site but they refused. Finally, the cops have to use force and detain nine people including six women and three men to clear the site. Soon the civic body will clean up the protest site. Also, the Jaffrabad and Turkman Gate sites were cleared using force.

Delhi reports 30 coronavirus cases

Following the orders of countrywide restrictions in the wake of rising coronavirus cases, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a lockdown on the city. Delhi has recorded 30 COVID-19 cases and one death. It has sealed borders with adjoining states; public transport is shut and shops closed except those that sell essential goods. The country has recorded 470 cases and nine people have died so far.

Clearing Shaheen Bagh protests

CAA protesters at the ShaheenBgh were urged to call off their agitation on December 15 but they refused to obey the orders. They said that the sit-in would continue with necessary precautions. They simply reduced the size of the gathering. Shaheen Bagh protests had made international headlines due to CAA protest. Also, they were attacked several times before.

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India Should Show The Way To Deal With COVID-19: WHO

The executive director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Michael J Ryan has strong belief that India can show the way to control the novel coronavirus. He said that India had a tremendous capacity to deal with the situation arose due to COVID-19outbreak.

WHO looking forward towards India for help

India had experience of eradicating two pandemics, namely small-pox and polio said Michael J Ryan. He revealed his views on the potential of India to deal with the virus during a daily press briefing on COVID-19 pandemic.

He said that India was a very populous country hence needed more labs where a surge is seen. He further said that the future of that virus would be considered in a very highly and densely populated country like India. It led the world in eradicating small-pox and polio.

There were no easy answers. It was exceptionally important that countries like India showed the way to the world as they had done before said Ryan.

The number of coronavirus cases in the world are over 3,30,000 and the number of deaths has surpassed 14,000 according to the World Health Organization.

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COVID-19 Treatment Nearing Production Says Winnipeg Biotech Company

Emergent Biosolutions, a Winnipeg company, is working on finding treatment for those suffering from COVID-19. Also, it is working on a COVID-19 vaccine in partnership with two American companies.

Emergent Biosolutionsfind a cure for COVID-19

The company is working hard on developing two oral vaccines in partnership with clinical-stage vaccine company Novavax and biotech company Vaxart.

Senior vice president of therapeutics Dr Laura Saward told that they started right away to have an impact. They used some of their proven technologies like platforms that had supported several licensed drugs and put those to work on COVID-19.

She further said that when most researchers were focussing on a vaccine that could develop immunity against coronavirus, they focussed on therapeutics to those affected with COVID-19.

She explained that when a vaccine was used, it developed antibodies over time. That was a way to administer a dose of antibodies that would help in fighting the infection.

She further said that they had used this approach with many other infectious diseases where patients isolate those antibodies from plasma sources. And there was hundreds of years research behind that type of approach. It tool some of the risk out and their focus was to get that as fast as possible.

Dr Laura Saward gave hope that a solution to the illness could be quicker than people could think of. She was confident because they used proven technologies. She said that would work together with regulators to ensure they were doing that in the way that was safe.

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23 March: Important Dates Of History

There are many important events recorded in the history of the country and the world. But in the history of India, it is the execution of Bhagat Singh and his companions Rajguru and Sukhdev that is the biggest and most important of all events.

Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were Indian revolutionaries that were executed on 23 March 1931 during Indian independence movement. Also, it was on March 23, 1956 that Pakistan was born as the first Islamic Republic in the world. Also, Taiwan conducted direct presidential elections for the first time on 23 March 1996.

Important events of March 23

1351: Feroz Shah Tuglaq III acceded to the throne. He was nephew of Muhammad Tuglaq

1757: Clive seized Chandranagar from French control

1880: Birth of Basanti Devi, an Indian independence activist

1910: Birth of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, a freedom fighter, serious thinker and socialist politician

1931: Revolutionaries of Indian independence movement, Bhagat Sing, Rajguru and Sukhdev, were executed by the British government

1940: Muslim League acceded to the demand for Pakistan

1956: Pakistan came into being as the first Islamic state of the world

1986: Central Police Reserve Force makes its first women company in Durgapur Camp

1996: Taiwan holds direct presidential elections for the first time and Li Teng Hi becomes president

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