According to Central Water Commission, Tamil Nadu is witnessing the highest drop in storage levels in the country. Though Chennai experienced rain for two weeks, major reservoirs continue to record 90% lower storage levels compared to last year. However, the Meteorological department reportedly said that rain would continue for the next few days.
American Multinational Google on Saturday added a six-second video preview feature to its mobile search results. Searches in Android’s Google app or Chrome will show a little bit of what each video contains as user flips through them in an on-screen carousel. It will be available only when connected to WiFi by default and are opt-out, thus saving cellular data
Google has reportedly decided to release the next android version Android O for smart phones but they haven’t let out what the O stands for. However the release of pixel 2 has not been let out by Google yet. The last android update Nougat has not been updated by 85% of smart phone users. This update to Android O is expected to have a better operating system.
Power Minister Piyush Goyal reportedly said that India will be the first country in the world to use LEDs for all lighting needs by 2019. According to NDTV reports, Piyush said, “This effort will help us. India will probably be the first country in the world which will be 100 per cent using LED for its lighting needs by 2019. It will be message that India acts rather than making big promises”. State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd has inked pacts with oil marketing companies IndianOil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum for selling its LED bulbs, tube lights and fans at over 54,500 petrol pumps.
India will face Australia in their tournament-opener of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup scheduled to be held from January 13 to February 3 in 2019 at New Zealand. India and Australia are placed along side Zimbabwe and East Asia Pacific qualifier Papua New Guinea, in group B. Defending champions West Indies, 2012 champion South Africa, New Zealand, Africa qualifier Kenya are placed in Group B. Notably, the Indian team has won the tournament thrice.
Puducherry airport, commenced on Thursday after three years made its first flight to Hyderabad. Puducherry Chief Minister Narayanaswamy greeted all 78 passengers and handed over the boarding pass to each of them. Reportedly, flights to Bengaluru, Kochi, Tirupati and Coimbatore are expected to be started soon. Narayanswamy said that links to Delhi and Chandigarh are in proposal.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday announced that the former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa’s death in December will be investigated by an inquiry commission. The decision would meet a major condition for the merger of the ruling AIADMK set by the rival faction led by O Panneerselvam.