Fifa World Cup 2018 South Korea vs Sweden: Line-ups out!

South Korea will try to force an upset when they face higher-ranked Sweden in their 2018 FIFA World Cup Group F opening match at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium here on Monday.

Yesterday was a not-so-good day for favourites of the FIFA World Cup. Get all the highlights and match analysis here:

Vibrant Mexicans scale the German wall to stage a shock 1-0 win
Resilient Switzerland frustrate Brazil in 1-1 draw

Kolarov’s sublime free-kick sees Serbia win against Costa Rica

South Korea vs Sweden preview:

Football fans saw FIFA World Cup 2018’s first upset as Mexico defeated Germany 1-0 in a Group F contest at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. But that was an exception. Sweden and Korea Republic are well aware of the importance of opening match at the READ MORE

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BSEB to declare Bihar Class 10 matric result on June 20 on biharboard.ac.in

BSEB Class 10 result 2018: Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) is likely to announce the Bihar Class 10 Matric Result 2018, or Bihar board matric result 2018, on June 20 on its official website biharboard.ac.in or biharboardonline.bihar.gov.in.

As of now, the time of the results will be out is unknown. However, most likely the Bihar class 10 results will be announced after 3 pm on June 20, 2018.

Bihar board class 10th students will also be able to check their Matric results on third-party websites such as bihar.indiaresults.com and examresults.net. There has been speculation about the Bihar 10th result date since May, and the board has since released results for its 12th class exams.

On June 20, 2018, the fate of nearly 1.8 million students will be decided.This year, during the intermediate (Class 12) result declaration, the result was hosted on the website three hours after it was declared by the READ MORE

IMD alert: Rain, thunderstorm likely to hit Delhi, Uttar Pradesh today

Delhi woke up to a partly cloudy sky on Monday and is expected to witness rains and thunderstorms later in the day.

“The sky will remain partly cloudy with the possibility of rains or thundershowers along with strong gusty winds,” a scientist at India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

IMD has predicted similar weather conditions in parts of western Uttar Pradesh.

Thunderstorm and rain accompanied with a dust storm are likely to occur in several areas of Western Uttar Pradesh on Monday, IMD told news agencies.

The minimum temperature in Delhi on Monday was recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, the season’s average. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 37 degrees Celsius.

Sunday’s maximum temperature was 36.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, the READ MORE

Vajpayee’s NDA versus Modi’s NDA: What it means to stock markets?

Since the NDA formed a government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, the Sensex has jumped over 54 per cent from May that year to above 35,000 in 2018. The performance of the domestic stock markets during the present NDA government seems far superior to that of the previous one.

In contrast to the 54 per cent jump so far, the Sensex almost stagnated around 5,000 points during the previous NDA government. It was at 5,033 in mid-October 1999 and fell down marginally to 5,006 in May 2004 when the government ended its term.

Even the market volatility has been contained in a much better way in the present NDA regime. The worst fall in the Sensex has been around 23 per cent — from the peak of 30,000 points in March 2015 to 23,100 in March 2016. This was on account of a significant rise in deflationary pressures in early 2016 when oil prices hit a 12-year low. Later the Sensex bounced back 55 per cent to over 35,600 now. Moderation in global deflationary pressures accompanied by bold economic reform measures such as the GST helped this sharp rise in the markets. In the previous NDA government, the Sensex fell 55 per cent from the regime’s peak of 6,151 in February 2000 to 2,811 in September 2001. While the peak Sensex in 2000 was partly helped by the worldwide dot-com boom, the crash was READ MORE

Spouses of H-1B visa holders to be worst hit as Trump reconfirms his intent

The Trump administration has reconfirmed its intent to rescind the H-4 visa rule on employment authorisation to certain spouses of H-1B visa holders, a proposal that could hit tens of thousands of Indian women in the US.The Trump administration is currently reviewing the H-1B visa policy that it thinks is being misused by companies to replace American workers.

The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations. The work visa is popular among Indian IT professionals.

H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.

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“Removing H-4 Dependent Spouses From the Class of Aliens Eligible for Employment Authorisation,” said the Department of Homeland Security’s Unified Agenda in the federal register notification of its semi-annual regulatory agenda.

The move will have a major impact on Indian women as they are the major beneficiary of the read more

DoT may approve merger of Vodafone, Idea Cellular in the next few days

The department of telecommunications (DoT) is likely to approve the merger of Vodafone and Idea Cellular in the next few days, making the combined entity the country’s largest mobile services operator.

Sources said all the wings of the DoT as well as Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan had given a go-ahead to the merger. After signature by Communications Minister Manoj Sinha, the approval document will be sent to the companies.

The sources further said neither company would have to pay big sums to the government as most dues, including licence fees and spectrum charges, were under litigation.
“Dues under judicial intervention cannot be sought by the government. Only the ongoing dues need to be paid by the companies at the time of READ MORE

Flipkart’s PhonePe ties up with Ola, bets on micro-apps for growth

Flipkart-owned digital payments firm PhonePe has tied up with homegrown cab aggregator Ola, where users can book a cab or an auto using a micro-app built on its payments platform.

The company has gone live with three such micro-apps, including that of redBus and Metro services, and plans to go live with 5 to 10 more in the ongoing quarter.

“Ola’s scale and reach, topped with our AutoPay feature will enable greater convenience and control to our users while making payments seamless,” said Rahul Chari, co-founder and chief technology officer, PhonePe.

The company, which has built its payments platform primarily on top of the National Payments Corp of India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI), crossed the 100-million user READ MORE