Moderate downpours lashed Chennai, Schools closed
CHENNAI: Heavy rain continues to hit Tamil Nadu and nearby areas that paralyzed the normal life of people. This badly affected public and private schools, colleges and institutions crossways Chennai and North Kancheepuram.
As per the MeT reports, the rain will continue for about two days.
“A low pressure has formed over the southwest Bay of Sri Lanka coast. During the last 24 hours, fairly widespread rainfall occurred over Tamil Nadu,” S Balachandran, Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, stated.
The rainfall will hit south Tamil Nadu and nearby areas.
Moderate rainfall is also predictable in south Tamil Nadu and Cauvery delta districts.
Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami took necessary measures on Thursday as some children died in the flooded water.
Palaniswami carried out deliberations with his cabinet colleagues involving Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and government officials.
“Honourable CM of TN taking stock of situation arising out of #rains (and) giving instructions to Ministers and officers,” Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Agency shared.
CM conducted meeting to take stock of the situation following heavy rainfall in several areas of the southern state.
Vaitheeswarankoil and Sirkazhi area witnessed heavy downpours on Thursday.
Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar expressed commiseration on the demise of two children who lost their lives due to electric shock at Kodungaiyur on Thursday.
Asia falls in gender equality ranking
GENEVA – Asia’s largest economies have fallen in the World Economic Forum’s latest gender equality ranking, a sign that while the region has become a key engine of the global economy, it is still playing catch-up in terms of providing equal opportunities between the sexes.
The report measured on progress in equality in four areas: education, health and survival, economic opportunity and political empowerment.
Thirteen of the 25 Asia-Pacific nations surveyed in this year’s Global Gender Gap Report released yesterday dropped in their rankings compared with last year, Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review reported. They included the region’s top economies, including China, Japan, India and South Korea.
India fell sharply from 87th place to 108th, a drop that was “largely attributable to a widening of its gender gaps in political empowerment as well as in healthy life expectancy and basic literacy”, the report said.
China slipped a notch to 100th and “remains the world’s lowest-ranked country with regard to the gender gap in its sex ratio”, it said. Japan dropped to 114th from 111th, while South Korea fell two spots to 118th.
In South-east Asia, Singapore placed 65th after falling 10 places, Thailand declined to No. 75, while Indonesia moved up to 84 from 88th.
Globally, Iceland took the top spot, while Norway and Finland rounded out the top 3. Overall, the world closed 68 per cent of the gap, nearly unchanged from last year.
World No. 2 Kidambi Srikanth to become Deputy Collector of Andhra Pradesh
The Cabinet declared a reward of Rs. 2 crore, a 1,000-square yard plot in Amaravati to French Open Men’s Singles title holder Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday. Apart from it, he has been given a job of a Deputy Collector.
This decision was taken by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday during Cabinet meeting that was held at Secretariat in Velagapudi.
On the other hand, the Cabinet also determined to issue a reward of Rs. 15 lakh to badminton chief coach Pullela Gopichand and Rs. 11.25 lakh to coach Sudhakar Reddy.
Chandrababu Naidu applauded Mr. Srikanth on triumphing four super series titles in a single season by defeating few world’s best badminton champions.
Srikanth clinched 27 of the 31 matches in year 2017.
Badminton Champion Kidambi Srikanth showed great performance in year 2017 that helped him to clinch a career-best ranking of World No. 2 after reaching to top spot in BWF ranking.
Confirmed: These actors to star in Remo D’Souza Race 3!
Director Remo D’Souza is all set to come up with third part of race franchise soon. The first and second part of film starred Saif Ali Khan in the prominent roles. Prior 2017, it was said that Bhaijaan Salman Khan might play lead role in Race 3. The first two parts of film were directed by Abbas-Mustan.
As per the reports, filmmaker Abbas-Mustan who made the first 2 parts of movie won’t be making the third part of film.
The fresh reports associated with film revealed that the third part of film will feature Jacqueline Fernandez and Bobby Deol. Other starcast of movie has not been finalized yet. Earlier, the rumors were doing round that Sidharth Malhotra, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sooraj Pancholi might be seen in the movie.
Now, the makers have announced the full star cast of movie. According to announcement, the third part of Race franchise will feature Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Saqib Saleem, Daisy Shah and Freddy Daruwala.
Film Race 3 will go on floors on Eid next year. As per the reports, the shooting of movie will be done in Middle East.
#Whatsappdown: Instant messaging app not working for users across India and World
Instant messaging app WhatsApp seems to be down for several users crossways the world. Customers from several countries are facing issues on Twitter with the hashtag #whatsappdown. People in India too are facing problems in sending messages. They are changing the Settings > Help > Contact Us but is display error, “Our service is experiencing a problem right now. We are working on it and hope to restore the functionality shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience.”
WhatsApp users faced problem after 1:35 pm in the afternoon for at least 30 minutes. But, now it is working for few users.
According to Down Detector’s live outage map, India, South East Asia, Europe, America, Africa, Russia and Australia witnessed down of whatsapp included.
This happened for the third time in year 2017. Earlier, the people faced disruption of Whatsapp in August and May that affected several users across the world.
Currently, at least 1 billion people are using Whatsapp. According to the data, 1.3 billion users are active.