According to reports, the Jaipur Traffic Police department tweeted a photograph of Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah's no-ball against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final as advice for drivers to forbid crossing the zebra crossing line at signals. The tweet also featured an image of two cars stopping behind the designated crossing line, along with the caption, "Don't cross the line. You know it can be costly."
According to reports, as many as 23 Guinness World Records were set at an International Yoga Day event in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on Wednesday. Reportedly over 54,000 people participated in the event, beating the earlier record of most people doing yoga by a margin of over 18,000. Further, individual records like most number of Surya Namaskars by one person were set.
A new trailer for the seventh season of the HBO produced blockbuster series Game of Thrones has been released. "It may be the first day of #Summer, but #WinterIsHere," tweeted the official Twitter handle of the series, while sharing the new trailer. The new season, which will consist of only seven episodes, is set to premiere on July 16.
The 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final between India and arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday was the most tweeted One Day International fixture in history. Further, the hashtag for the final, #INDvPAK was tweeted over an astounding 18 lakh times globally. Interestingly, the four most tweeted games of the Champions Trophy 2017 were all India's matches.
According to reports, sports broadcaster Star Sports has fixed a whopping price of Rs 1 crore for a 30-second advertising spot during the India-Pakistan Champions Trophy final on Sunday. Meanwhile, a 10-second spot during the final is reportedly being sold for Rs 20 lakh, five times more than the tournament average of Rs 4 lakh. Interesting, Star Sports is now only left with 5%, which is around 300 seconds of ad time. Further, the ticketing price for the Champions Trophy final between are being resold for amounts up to Rs 1.6 lakh, 15 times the regular price.
Timothy Peirco Tomlin and Gabriella Sandberg, a couple from Atlanta in the USA have planned to get married seven times in seven different countries, including India, where they tied the knot in a Brahmin-Iyengar tradition ceremony in Chennai. The couple has already gotten married in Japan, Indonesia, Nepal, India, Kenya, and are heading to the Czech Republic, where they will marry on a hot air balloon and in a Catholic ceremony in Netherlands. "We thought, why don’t we travel and make that our wedding," said Gabriella.
Canada has reportedly decided to teach computer coding from kindergarten through to high school. According to reports, the Canadian government has specially trained five hundred teachers across the country to teach digital skills and coding. Notably, over 500,000 students are expected to benefit from the scheme in the next two years.
A fisherman from Netherland reportedly hauled a two-headed porpoise from the North Sea on Wednesday. According to reports, this is the first case of conjoined twin porpoises ever discovered. Notably, porpoises are classified in the same higher classification as dolphins and whales.
Sorav Borkotoki, a wildlife activist, attempted to rescue a black goat from the clutches of a 10-foot-long python in Tezpur in Assam. The python, which strayed into the house of a villager, captured its meal in broad daylight. As villagers came out with sticks and batons to kill the python after it dragged the goat out of the shanty, Borkotoki rescued it. He has so far rescued 500 snakes and pythons, say reports. While he rescued to goat from devouring by the python, the goat succumbed to injuries.
Mike Quigley, a US lawmaker, has reportedly proposed Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically For Engagement (COVFEFE) Act to require preservation of President Donald Trump's tweets and other social media interactions. "If the President is going to take to social media to make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure these statements are documented and preserved for future," Quigley said.
In the first-ever study of dating Jupiter's age, an international group of scientists have reportedly confirmed that Solar System's largest planet is also the oldest. Scientists showed through analyses of meteorites that Jupiter's solid core was the first to form after the explosion of a nebula 4.6 billion years ago, that led to Solar System's formation.
India skipper Virat Kohli’s lookalike was reportedly spotted at a pizza outlet in Shaheed-e-Millat, Karachi. The doppelganger’s video which stunned cricket lovers was uploaded on Facebook. Notably, earlier, a tea seller named Arshad Khan at Islamabad's Sunday Bazaar had become an Internet sensation after a local photographer posted his picture on social media.
Actor Aamir Khan starrer Dangal has reportedly hit $300 million worldwide box office collections milestone, making it only the 5th biggest non-English movie ever. Notably, only four other movies - China's 'The Mermaid' and 'Monster Hunt,' France's 'The Intouchables,' and Japan's 'Your Name,' have achieved the same milestone. Last month, Dangal became the first Indian movie to earn over Rs 1,000 crore in China.
The North China Institute of Vehicle Research has reportedly built an armoured fighting vehicle that can travel up to 50 kilometres per hour on calm waters. Notably, the fastest speed for an amphibious vehicle outside of China is 9 kilometres per hour. Compact pump jets and retracting wheels are said to be the reason behind the high speed of the vehicle.
According to reports, India's first privately run railway station, Madhya Pradesh's Habibganj, will have facilities like shopping complex, forex kiosk, and eateries. Reportedly, the station will run on solar-power and will have a parking space to accommodate 300 cars, 850 two-wheelers, apart from rickshaws, taxis, and buses. In case of an emergency, the new design will enable evacuation of the premises within four minutes.
Archaeologists had reportedly unearthed the oldest known human fossil. According to reports, the fossil was unearthed during an excavation expedition in a former barite mine 100km west of Marrakesh, Morocco. The dating tests have reportedly revealed that the discovered bones were about 300,000 years old. Notably, this detail has revealed that Homo sapiens (Modern human) is 100,000 years older than previously assumed.
According to reports, a minor planet in the Milky Way Galaxy is set to be named after Bengaluru’s 16-year-old girl Sahithi Pingali. Reportedly, Sahithi represented India and finished second at ISEF, world's largest international pre-college science competition, following which MIT decided to name a planet after her. Notably, Sahithi had developed a mobile application which obtains data by crowdsourcing to measure pollution in lakes.
Twitter users on Thursday had a ‘chinese-meal’ day after BJP lawmaker Ramesh Arora called for the banning Momos. A user reportedly tweeted, "OK folks. Another ban coming up. Momos to be declared as anti-national,” while another tweet read "No, not joke, Momo ban is next after beef! Maybe we need to protest by each beef momos.” Meanwhile, another user’s tweet read, "Trust me, even 'The God' would crave for them in winters."
In a social media survey conducted by online matchmaking platform Bharat Matrimony, 97% of girls have said reportedly said that they are ok to marry a guy younger than them. The survey witnessed over 2100 responses. According to the survey, 80% the respondents say that they have no problem with a mamma's boy, while 95% are fine with living in a joint family.
Actor Matthew Perry, who is prominently known for playing Chandler Bing on the TV sitcom Friends, while talking about why he would refuse to return for the show, said, "I have this nightmare that we do Friends again, and nobody cares." Further, Perry added, "The thing is, we ended on such a high. We can't beat it. Why would we go and do it again?"