India’s dream to lift the World Cup trophy for the 3rd time came to an end on Wednesday as New Zealand outplayed the Men in Blue to emerge victorious at Old Trafford, Manchester.In a chase of 240 runs, India were put into a tricky situtation after their top 3 and in-form batsmen–Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli–were sent back for 1, 1, and 1 in the first 4 overs.Thereafter, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya steadied a sinking Indian side for a while but it was MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja who kept the hopes alive in the death overs of the nail-biting semi-final.With Dhoni and Jadeja at the crease, a win seemed likley for India as the two kept on fighting gradually. Ravindra Jadeja walked out to bat when India had lost Hardik Pandya for 32 in the 31st over of their 240-run chase and joined MS Dhoni when India were reeling at 92 for 6.Thereafter, Dhoni and Jadeja went on to stitch a 106-run stand for the 7th wicket to give India a hope that they could still make it to the Lord’s for the July 14 World Cup 2019 final.MS Dhoni was slow in collected runs but the wicket-keeper-batsmen kept rooted at the crease to give Jadeja a crucial support.In a pressure situation , when runs were not coming easy for India, Jadeja smashed the disciplined New Zealand bowlers– Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson– for boundaries and sixes.After bringing India back into the game, Jadeja perished for 77 from 59 balls, hitting 4 sixes and as many boundariess.advertisementHowever, in the 49th over of the second innings the Indian crowd went into a mournful silence when MS Dhoni was run-out for 50.Well played GuysDhoni & Jadeja…U won hearts of billion Indians?????????????? #INDvsNZ pic.twitter.com/aMvDJheBwSS/O Jothikannan (@i_marunJ17) July 10, 2019We played really well… We lost that is part of game.. cheer up…… ????#INDvsNZ #Dhoni #Jadeja #indiavsNewzealand pic.twitter.com/KlhQcBvMr1Sujay Raj (@Sujay__Raj) July 10, 2019@imjadeja superb innings sir … Congratulations for the heroic innings.. lost or win , you fought like a true soldier.. and @msdhoni , what to say about you.. Indian cricket owes to you.. grt show.. grt fight. #INDvsNZ #SirJadeja #ThalaDhoni #ICCCricketWorldCup2019Jnyanaranjan Dash (@jnyana91) July 10, 2019Very played Team India in #CWC19 Wins and losses is the part of Game, #SirJadeja & #Dhoni well played today. #INDvsNZ @imjadeja @msdhoni @imVkohli @ImRo45 Best of luck 4 next GameKishan Chauhan (@Kishan_chauhans) July 10, 2019It was Martin Guptill who dashed India’s hopes with his terrific direct hit to dismiss MS Dhoni, the man on whom India’s belief rested. Guptill had a horrific season with the bat but he turned out to be a game-changer for New Zealand with his awareness on the field.As MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja departed, India were soon all-out for 221 in 49.3 overs.Well played Boys???????? #teamindiaWe loved ur performance throughout the #cwc19 today’s was not our Day! Win nd lose is part of life nd Sports???? today was ur day @imjadeja ?? @msdhoni @RishabPant777 loved ur innings???????? #indvsnz #dhoni congratulations #NZ pic.twitter.com/fzDQ4HKwz8Tanya chaudhary (@tanya171198) July 10, 2019For us #CWC19 is over now but what @BCCI needs is true support frm Fans, less criticism frm social media, specially for @msdhoni they hv done their job very well! Given tough fights throughout journey & what a game @imjadeja Magnificent!#INDvsNZ@ICCNagesh (@NageshDolaskar) July 10, 2019#INDvsNZ tough times for indian fans but time to relax for both fans and #TeamIndia after such a frenzy. Time to relax pounding hearts (fans) and muscles (team XI) . Well played @imjadeja @msdhonisaif (@saif57417137) July 10, 2019@hardikpandya7 was impatient too with the shot that got him out. @msdhoni & @imjadeja, what an inning! One should understand that we cannot rely on a single person every time in the cruch situation. #INDvsNZ #WorldCup2019Anup watching India (@AnupWatching) July 10, 2019India were playing for a spot in their 4th World Cup final but at the end of the day, New Zealand stormed to their second successive title clash.For India, it was a repeat of the 2015 World Cup campaign. After dominant performances in the group stage and the quarter-final 4 years ago, India went down to Australia. In 2019, India finished on top of the group stage only to lose to New Zealand in the semi-final.Also Read | World Cup 2019: New Zealand were braver than us and they deserved to win, says Virat KohliAlso Read | India’s World Cup dream over, New Zealand storm into finalAlso See
The love story of former Bollywood actress Tina Munim and business tycoon Anil Ambani well could have been a plot of some Bollywood movie. Though the couple went through a lot of rough patches at the beginning of their relationship, once they got married, there was no looking back for the two. And three decades later, they have made our belief in love conquers all, even more, stronger.In a freewheeling chat with Simi Garewal, Tina Ambani and Anil Ambani had bared their souls out on their love story and how they reached the decision to marry. Anil and Tina met for the first time at a party where Anil was taken aback by seeing her in a black saree as it was quite unconventional for anyone to turn up for a wedding wearing black. Both were introduced to each other and Anil didn’t waste time and immediately asked her out. Tina, who was not looking out for a relationship then, politely turned him down.When many years later, they again met, Tina was left in awe of his personality and simplicity. Anil too was impressed by her beauty and genuineness. The duo started meeting more often and love-struck. However, when Anil’s family got the whiff of it, they weren’t too fond of the match. Anil’s family had certain notions about people from the film industry and they pressurised the two to stop seeing each other.Anil being an obedient son agreed and the duo called it off for some time. But, in their hearts, they were still together. Though the duo didn’t speak for four years, they never tried to get attached to anyone else. Meanwhile, Anil kept refusing all the proposals which were coming his way and finally managed to persuade his family to accept Tina into the family.
[Representational image] Make in India: Apple to commence assembling of iPhones in Bengaluru from second quarter of 2017 In Picture: Apple logoREUTERS/Mike SegarAmerican technology major Apple has reportedly selected Bengaluru to manufacture iPhones for the Indian market.Apple’s OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) partner Wistron has commenced building an assembling plant at Peenya, a well developed industrial hub located in the west of Bengaluru. If things go as planned, the company will start manufacturing limited units of iPhones in April 2017, and start full-fledged production by the end of next year, reported The Times of India.Also read: Apple iPhone 8 to have a dual SIM? Patent filing indicates this just might be true Giving credence to the reports, Apple India, in its job portal has listed two production related job offers in Bengaluru– one, iPhone Operations Program Manager (OPM) and a New Product Introduction (NPI) Product Quality Manager. Make in India: Apple to commence assembling of iPhones in Bengaluru from second quarter of 2017Apple India (official) Job portalIn August, Apple’s primary supply partner Foxconn entered into pact with the Maharashtra government to setup a phone manufacturing unit and was believed to be used for making iPhones alone. Now, it has come to light that Foxconn is using the same facility to assemble Xiaomi and OnePlus devices, but there is no sign of iPhone manufacturing yet. Make in India: Apple to commence assembling of iPhones in Bengaluru from second quarter of 2017Apple India (official) Job portal-screen shotSince the visit of Apple CEO Tim Cook to India in May, the company has shown serious business interest in the Indian market.During his weeklong visit, Cook inaugurated Map Development Center in Hyderabad and new iOS App Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru.Read more: Apple to set up iOS app design and development accelerator in BengaluruApple officials also had a series of meetings with the central government over setting up of a manufacturing unit and a flagship store.In the recent round of meetings, Apple has urged the Indian government to provide incentives to manufacture iPhones and also exemption from the requirement to print product information on the devices, as it would alter the device’s minimalistic design.Currently, Apple holds a meagre 2 percent share in the Indian smartphone market and one of the prime reasons for this figure is the iPhone’s expensive price due to a high import tax. Currently, around 12.5 percent of import tax is levied on each iPhone sold in India. But the growth in iPhone sales in the recent months has been quite healthy, as rival Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 was banned in India after instances of the phone exploding in different parts of the world were reported. If iPhone is manufactured locally, Apple will get tax breaks and pass on the benefits to the people by reducing the cost of the devices. Time seems ripe for Apple to start making phones in India, touted as the world’s fastest growing smartphone market. It is poised to overtake US as second biggest mobile business market next year.Watch this space for more news on Apple products.
Kolkata: The state Power department has achieved another milestone, as the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL), has been conferred with the prestigious SKOCH Order-Of-Merit for ‘Intellectual Billingwith Automated SupervisoryCheck System’, at the 52nd SKOCH Summit in New Delhi on June 23.According to a senior official of the WBSEDCL, the prize can be considered as a recognition for them, as it has come up with an innovation in the spot-billing procedure for domestic and commercial consumers. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”The initiative was taken by WBSEDCL. The award is an acknowledgement of WBSEDCL’s endeavour to provide 24×7 quality and uninterrupted power to over 1.8 crore valued consumers,” an official said.According to a Press statement issued by Biswarup Mukherjee, Adviser & CPRO, WBSEDCL, the pioneering mechanism involves multiple software facilities in addition to the SAP IS-U system, right from an android based mobile app (Vidyut Sahayogi) for meter reading and bill Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedgeneration, to layered supervision and storage of consumer data.It has increased the billing efficacy, data security and authenticity. With the help of this facility, 100 percent billing has been achieved. The energy bill is delivered at the consumer’s doorstep on the same day of meter reading.The meter-reading image, along with capturing of latitude-longitude of the consumer’s premise and date and time, are done with the help of new technology, besides generation of bill. The image verification software and profiling facility also helps in central data supervision, apart from being a quick and transparent way of dispute resolution.Vidyut Sahayogi is a multilingual mobile application of the state electricity distribution company, to help its customers get better service.The app has been developed with state-of-the-art technology based on Android mobile platform, for the customers of WBSEDCL. Apart from paying bills, the mobile application will also help customers apply for new connections.
April 6, 2017 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free You have to be willing to adapt and change to succeed in business. Very few things, if any, remain constant over the years, and people who refuse to change get left in the dust.This holds especially true for your website. From improved security measures to fresh content — there are always changes to be made. Here are three simple changes you can make to improve the performance of your website.Related: 22 Qualities That Make a Great Leader1. Improve your security and trustworthiness.Consumers are becoming extremely particular about what information they provide online, especially when it comes to personal and financial information. Whether you are collecting lead personal information such as names and email addresses or credit card information to process online payments, you need to give your visitors a secure environment.If you haven’t already switched over to HTTPS, then you should contact your hosting company and purchase a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate. SSL creates an encrypted connection between your server and your visitors’ web browsers, allowing sensitive information to be transmitted without being compromised. The process of converting to HTTPS is much easier than you might expect. There are plenty of online resources that walk you through the process, like this one here.When your website displays a web address featuring HTTPS, it gives your visitors more confidence, but there are additional steps you can take.“We use HTTPS because we collect payment information through our website, but we also make sure to display our Better Business Bureau logo, which shows we are an Accredited Business with an A+ rating. Displaying badges of trust on your website is an effective way to build trust,” explains Garrett Sutton, CEO of Corporate Direct.Related: 11 Ways to Make Money While You Sleep2. Update your website design to be modern and responsive.Updating your website can give your brand a fresh makeover, while also creating a more effective and friendly user experience for your visitors. With more than 65 percent of all traffic coming from mobile devices, you need to be certain that your visitors all have a pleasant experience, regardless of the type of device they are browsing on.When a prospective customer lands on your website, they form an opinion of your brand within seconds. If your website has a stale feel, it can act as repellant, pushing prospects to your competition. Many brands will use pre-made themes, but many of these are clunky and the added code and features slow down the load time.Consider a responsive redesign, with a focus on increasing your user experience. This will ultimately increase your conversion rates and revenue. I recently acquired a boutique web design and development agency that specializes in responsive design and coding. We stress transparency, offering several affordable packages for brands of all sizes. A complete redesign is more affordable than you might think.Related: 5 Habits of the Wealthy That Helped Them Get Rich3. Publish new blog and video content.There is no ignoring content marketing, as it helps to attract visitors to your website. But, many businesses forget to create content that also converts those visitors into sales. It’s always a great idea to create some content that further educates your visitors about the products or services that your business offers.This can be in the form of blog posts, downloadable assets or even videos. Phil Cohen, CEO of Factor Finders has seen positive results from their video effort, stating, “We created a video library on our website that features three categories of videos, all designed to educate our prospects. While we also have a traditional blog, we receive great feedback regarding our videos.”When it comes to content, being consistent is key. Every time you add new content, it helps to improve your website’s SEO. Each new piece of content is an opportunity to target new keywords and attract more traffic.