Bundesliga’s clearance to restart offers hope to leagues across Europe

Image Source : GETTY IMAGES The German top flight is set to begin on May 15, becoming the first European league among the top-five to resume the season. Germany’s decision that football can return this month provided encouragement for players and teams across Europe on Wednesday that the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic could soon … Read more

Trump administration urges US court not to block work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders

Image Source : AP Trump administration urges US court not to block work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders The Trump administration on Thursday urged a federal district court not to block a rule which came into force in Obama’s regime allowing certain categories of spouses of H-1B visa-holders to work in the United States. … Read more

Coronavirus: Concerns for wellbeing of babies born in lockdown

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption Most health visitors checks are being carried out remotely at the momentConcerns for the wellbeing of babies born in lockdown are being raised, as parents struggle to access regular support services. England’s children’s commissioner is highlighting pressures facing mothers caring for babies without the usual family and state support networks. … Read more

Black Panther spotted in Goa sanctuary

Image Source : FILE Black Panther spotted in Goa sanctuary (Image for representation) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday tweeted a picture of “a Black Panther” from Netravali wildlife sanctuary in South Goa. Sawant uploaded the picture on his personal twitter handle. “A great glimpse of Goas rich wildlife. Black Panther camera trapped at Patiem beat … Read more

Ban on export of alcohol-based sanitiser to continue, says govt

Image Source : FILE Ban on export of alcohol-based sanitiser to continue, says govt (Representative) The government on Wednesday said only alcohol-based sanitisers, which are effective against the new coronavirus, are prohibited from exports. However, the industry can now export non-alcohol based sanitisers. Amending the March 24 notification wherein exports of all kinds of sanitisers … Read more

Coronavirus cases in India cross 50,000-mark. Check state-wise list

Image Source : PTI Coronavirus cases in India cross 50,000-mark Coronavirus tally in India breached 50,000-mark. By Wednesday night, The total cases of COVID-19 in the country were 52,559. Out of these 35,513 cases are active, as per data by covid19india.org.15,257 have been recovered so far in India whereas a total of 1,785 people have succumbed to the … Read more

Turkey plans to host Champions League final in August after resuming football in June

Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Champions League final is scheduled to held in Istanbul in August. The Turkish soccer league plans to resume on June 12, finish its season by the end of July and host the Champions League final in Istanbul in August. Turkey suspended its soccer, basketball and volleyball leagues because of the … Read more

Air India opens bookings for passengers who wish to travel to London, Singapore and US from May 8 to 14

Image Source : PTI Air India opens bookings for passengers who wish to travel to London, Singapore and US from May 8 to 14  Air India on Wednesday opened bookings for those passengers who meet eligibility criteria and wish to travel from India to London, Singapore & select destinations in the USA on flights operating … Read more

Juventus confirm Paulo Dybala tests negative for coronavirus

Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Juventus forward Paulo Dybala Juventus has announced that forward Paulo Dybala has recovered from the new coronavirus. Juventus issued a brief statement Wednesday saying that Dybala’s two latest tests came back negative for COVID-19. The club says Dybala has “therefore recovered and will no longer be subjected to the home … Read more

Air India’s repatriation flights postponed as crew members’ COVID-19 tests get delayed

Air India’s repatriation flights postponed as crew members’ COVID-19 tests get delayed Air India’s repatriation flights under the ‘Vande Bharat’ mission could not be operated on Wednesday as the crew members’ COVID-19 tests were not done on time, senior airline officials said. The ‘Vande Bharat’ mission plans to bring stranded Indians from abroad amid the … Read more

Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni find spot in David Warner’s all-time IPL XI; no place for Yuvraj, Malinga

Image Source : BCCI Virat Kohli with David Warner Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Mitchell Starc all found a place in Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner’s all-time Indian Premier League (IPL) XI. However, Warner left out the likes of Yuvraj Singh, his former Australia teammate Shane Watson and Mumbai Indians duo Kieron Pollard and Lasith … Read more

Players association questions Cricket Australia’s financial warnings, backs staff after pay cuts

Image Source : GETTY Its biggest concern was the possibility of India not being able to undertake their tour later this year which could cost CA AUD 300 million. Cricket Australia’s warnings about its finances taking a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been questioned by the country’s players’ association which has said the … Read more

MS Dhoni always gives freedom to bowler to set his own field, something everyone should learn: Harbhajan Singh

Image Source : GETTY IMAGES File image of MS Dhoni Veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday recalled how shy MS Dhoni was when he had joined the team until the 2008 series in Australia, although he added that the wicketkeeper-batsman remained shy even as a captain.  Harbhajan, in conversation during an Instagram live session … Read more

With WT20 around, don’t think IPL will be possible in 2020: Mohammed Shami

Image Source : GETTY IMAGES File image of Mohammed Shami While fans across the country and even most players are hopeful of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League to happen, veteran Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami on Wednesday reckons that with World T20 already scheduled to hppen later this year, there won’t be … Read more

India has learnt to accept female athletes but still a long way to go: Sania Mirza

Image Source : GETTY Tennis ace Sania Mirza Tennis ace Sania Mirza said that one needs to be more sensitive while coaching young female sportspersons. Speaking in the All India Tennis Association and the Sport Authority of Indias digital Coachs Education webinar on Wednesday, Sania said that coaches need to be sensitive of the hormonal … Read more

‘Nearest black hole to Earth discovered’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHR 6819 artwork: Star movements are marked in blue, the black hole movement is marked in redAstronomers have a new candidate in their search for the nearest black hole to Earth. It’s about 1,000 light-years away, or roughly 9.5 thousand, million, million km, in the Constellation Telescopium. … Read more

Iceye’s small radar satellites achieve big capability

Image caption Cape Town, South Africa: Coloured “fringes” will describe movement away or towards a satelliteEuropean “new space” company Iceye has demonstrated a radar technique in its small satellites that has in the past been performed only by the biggest of spacecraft. Called Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSar), it involves making repeat images of a … Read more

Bundesliga gets go-ahead to resume 2019/20 season in second half of May

Image Source : AP The Bundesliga was suspended with nine rounds remaining on March 13. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the Bundesliga can resume this month amid the coronavirus pandemic. Merkel announced a loosening of a range of containment measures after meeting with the country’s 16 state governors. The pressure to relax the rules had … Read more

Brad Hogg calls for replacement of World Test Championship with Ashes, India-Pakistan Test series

Image Source : PTI Former Australia cricketer Brad Hogg Former Australia cricketer Brad Hogg came up with a radical suggestion to catch the imagination of fans when cricket finally returns to the field in the post lockdown era. Hogg suggested that the ongoing World Test Championship be replaced with an Ashes series and a high-voltage … Read more

West Bengal’s COVID-19 mortality rate the highest of all states, MHA complains to state govt

Image Source : PTI A file photo of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for representational purposes Lamenting West Bengal government’s response to coronavirus, the Union Home Ministry on Wednesday noted with concern that the state’s high COVID-19 mortality rate of 13.2 per cent was by far the highest of any state. The observations by … Read more