Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case: Police questions Netflix Director Aashish Singh, who earlier worked with YRF

Delhi: Bollywood actor Sushant singh rajput’s death by suicide on June 14, 2020, has left his family, fans and the entire film fraternity in a state of shock. The actor was found hanging at his Bandra residence and was reportedly battling depression.

Although after the final post-mortem report, Mumbai police confirmed that it is a clear case of sucide asphyxia due to hanging, ruling out any foul play his fans have been demanding CBI enquiry to ensure a fair probe.

Mumbai police today recorded the statement of Netflix Director Aashish Singh, who earlier was Vice President, Production is Yash Raj Films (YRF). 

Aashish said, “Sushant did not break the contract. He parted ways on an amicable note. We stayed in touch though. This was 5 years back. The cops called me as they wanted to know about the YRF contract of the actor. There was no internal rift between Sushant and the company.”

“A few of the movies didn’t workout while he did work on 2 YRF movies and the third one didn’t happen.”

Aashish was instrumental in fixing Sushant Singh Rajput’s contract with YRF back when he started out.

Aashish maintained that although he was the one to facilitate the contract, he has no idea what went wrong. He refused on comment on the third YRF venture which didn’t work out with Sushant Singh Rajput.

The Mumbai police is currently investigating the matter and have recorded statements of Sushant’s friends, staff and associates. 

Rajkummar Rao, Kartik Aaryan, Shraddha Kapoor and others promote Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film ‘Dil Bechara’

Rajkummar Rao, Kartik Aaryan, Shraddha Kapoor and others promote Sushant Singh Rajput's last film 'Dil Bechara'

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s last movie ‘Dil Bechara’ will be releasing on July 23, 2020. The movie will stream on digital platform DisneyPlusHotstar and not head for a theatrical release. The actor’s shocking death by suicide sent shivers across the nation with fans demanding a CBI enquiry into the case.Advertisement

Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his Bandra residence on June 14, 2020. The final post mortem report confirms death by asphyxia due to hanging, ruling out any foul play.

The actors showed solidarity and promoted SSR’s last movie by paying him a kind of tribute and ensuring that the film release news reaches the maximum audience.

‘Dil Bechara’ marks the debut of actress Sanjana Sanghi and also debutant filmmaker Mukesh Chhabra. Saif Ali Khan will be seen playing a special role in the movie. 

The Mumbai police is currently investigating his suicide case.

Number of COVID-19 test in Delhi increased by four times

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday (June 27, 2020) said Delhi is fighting the most difficult war against coronavirus pandemic and it will emerge victorious, but it will take some time for it.

Kejriwal said that the Delhi government in trying every possible measure to fight the pandemic by increasing beds for COVID-19 patients, raising the number of tests to four times, providing oxymetres and oxygen concentrators to patients in home isolation, providing plasma therapy, and through survey and screening. 

”In the last 1 week, the number of beds has increased significantly. There are 13500 beds present in Delhi now, of which 6500 are occupied. Also, 20000 tests are being conducted daily. I thank Centre for providing us the needed testing kits,” said Kejriwal in a media briefing.

He also informed that the Delhi government has bought 4000 oxygen concentrators for COVID19 patients.

He said a serological survey has started for ascertaining the level of coronavirus spread in the city. Under the survey started on Saturday, 20,000 samples will be collected, the chief minister said.

Earlier in the day, Kejriwal tweeted that Delhi on Friday conducted 21,144 test in a day which is the highest number of tests conducted in India till date. ”Delhi conducted highest no of tests in a singly day yesterday- 21,144 We have increased testing 4 times Delhi now following strategy of very aggressive testing and isolation,” the tweet read.

Meanwhile, Delhi has reported 77,240 confirmed cases making it the second worst-hit state in India. 

ED questions Congress leader Ahmed Patel at his Delhi residence in Rs 14500 crore Sandesara brothers scam

A team of Enforcement Directorate on Saturday (June 27) reached the residence of senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel in the national capital and recorded his statement in a Rs 5,000 crore money laundering case involving Sterling Biotech Ltd, a company promoted by the absconding Sandesara brothers.

The agency had gone to the senior Congress leader to record his statement in the case. Patel was earlier summoned for questioning in the case but he cited COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions and expressed his inability to appear before the Enforcement Directorate.

The CBI has alleged that the Gujarat-based Sterling Biotech Ltd had taken loans of over Rs 5,000 crore from a consortium led by Andhra Bank which have turned into non-performing assets. The FIR has alleged that the total pending dues of the group companies were Rs 5,383 crore as on December 31, 2016.

The Sandesaras – Nitin and Chetan are allegedly hiding in Nigeria with which India does not have an extradition treaty. 

On June 26, the CBI carried out raids at over half a dozen of locations in Delhi and Noida,  which were linked to former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s nephew, in connection with a fresh FIR registered in a case related to alleged loss of Rs 787.25 crore to PNB and other consortium of banks.

A CBI official told IANS that the raids came in the wake of a fresh case being registered recently on a complaint by PNB against MBSL and others, including its Directors and other unknown persons and bank officials.

According to the CBI, Deepak Puri, Managing Director of Moser Baer Solar Limited, his wife Nita Puri, whole-time director of MBIL, son Ratul Puri, former Executive Director of MBIL, Sanjay Jain, Director, Vineet Sharma, Director, and other unidentified public servants and private persons were booked on charges of criminal conspiracy for cheating, forgery and criminal misconduct.

Nita Puri is the sister of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and Ratul Puri is his nephew. Ratul Puri was arrested and granted bail in December 2019 by the ED in connection with money laundering involving the Rs 354 crore fraud with the Central Bank of India. The ED had registered the case on the basis of the CBI FIR. Ratul Puri is also under scanner for allegedly receiving kickbacks in the AgustaWestland deal through his companies.

Bihar Regiment: History, origin, battle honours, gallantry award winners

The regiment fought bravely in the recent clash with China’s Peoples Liberation Army at the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, losing 12 soldiers including the Commanding Officer of its 16th Battalion Colonel Bikkumalla Santosh Babu.

The regiment has several achievements and victories in the battlefield against its name and has been at the forefront of many successful military operations.

Here’s a look at the history of Bihar regiment.

The Bihar Regiment was raised by the British East India Company as the ‘Bengal Native Infantry’. In fact, the British were so impressed with the valour and tenacity of the Bihari soldiers that in 1758 when Lord Robert Clive became the first British Governor of the Bengal Presidency, the 34th Sepoy Battalion was raised entirely with soldiers recruited from Bhojpur district of Bihar. The other areas from where the soldiers were primarily recruited included Shahabad and Munger districts of present-day Bihar.

These troops scored spectacular victories during Buxar, Karnatic and Maratha Wars. They even proved their worth overseas at Malaya, Sumatra and Egypt.

But the Bihari troops also showed their fearless attitude and strict principles by being the first to revolt against the introduction of greased cartridges and preferred being blown by the guns than lose their faith during India’s First War of Independence (1857). 

Fearing their war-waging capabilities and the damage they caused during the 1857 First War of Independence, the British disbanded all 18 Bihar battalions and all the recruitment from the state was stopped.
 
Babu Kunwar Singh and Birsa Munda are the two legendary figures of the independence struggle. While Babu Kunwar Singh was one of the heroes of 1857, Birsa Munda, from the Munda tribe of present-day Jharkhand, gave a tough time to the British.

Large-scale recruitment of soldiers from Bihar started once again during the Second World War and they joined the 19th Hyderabad Regiment. 1 Bihar Regiment was raised on September 15, 1941, and owes its origin to the 11/19 Hyderabad Regiment.

The Bihar Regimental Crest contains three-headed lions of Ashoka. The crest was selected by the then Officiating Commanding Officer 1st Bihar Battalion Captain M Habibullah Khan Khattak in 1941.

Battle Honours

The Battalion was awarded two ‘Battle Honours’ during World War II namely ‘Haka’ and ‘Gangaw’ and was also bestowed with the ‘Theatre Honour’ of Burma. 2 Bihar also fought with distinction in Malaya as part of the `ZIPPER FORCE’ under Lieutenant Colonel (later Lieutenant General) Sant Singh.

The regiment also participated in the Indo-Pak Wars of 1965 and 1971 and accomplished the assigned tasks in a commendable manner. The 1st Battalion, Bihar Regiment took part in ‘Operation Vijay’ during the 1999 Kargil War against Pakistan. 1 Bihar recaptured Jubar Hill and Tharu from the Pakistanis and was honoured with Chief of the Army Staff Unit Citation, Battle Honour ‘Batalik’ and Theatre Honour ‘Kargil’.

Several battalions of Bihar Regiment have taken part in United Nation Peace Missions including 1 Bihar in Somalia (1993-1994). Troops of 10 Bihar, 5 Bihar and 14 Bihar been part of United Nation peacekeeping operations in Congo in 2004, 2009 and 2014 respectively.

Bihar Regiment also has four Rashtriya Rifles battalions (4RR, 24RR, 47RR, 63RR) which is among the highest number of such units among all regiments of the Indian Army. 

One of the highly decorated regiments of the Indian Army, soldiers of Bihar Regiment have won the following awards till date (June 22, 2020):

Pre-Independence

(i)   Distinguished Service Order (DSO ) – 7
(ii)   Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) – 8
(iii)  Military Cross (MC) – 5
(iv)  Order of British India (OBI) – 6
(v)   Military Medal (MM) – 9

Post Independence

(i)    Ashoka Chakra (AC) – 7
(ii)   Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) – 35
(iii)   Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) – 9
(iv)   Kirti Chakra (KC) – 21
(v)  Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM ) – 49
(vi)  Vir Chakra (VrC ) – 49
(vii)  Shaurya Chakra (SC) – 70
(viii) Yudh Seva Medal (YSM) – 9
(ix)  Sena Medal (SM)- 448
(x)   Jivan Rakshak Padak – 7
(xi)  Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) – 42
(xii)  Mention in Despatches  – 45

10 Bihar’s Lieutenant Colonel Harsh Uday Singh Gaur was awarded the Ashok Chakra in 1994 while Lieutenant Colonel Shanti Swaroop Rana (Posthumous) of 3 Bihar received it in 1997 for anti-terror operations in Baramulla and Kupwara districts respectively. 12 Bihar’s Captain Gurjinder Singh Suri (Posthumous) was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra in 1999 for his gallant action in repulsing an attack by Pakistani soldiers and then chasing and eliminating several enemy soldiers. Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan (parent unit 7 BIHAR) was awarded the Ashoka Chakra (Posthumously) for his gallant action during the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai in November 2008 by Pakistani terrorists.

Other Vir Chakra awardees include Colonel M Ravi, 10 Bihar, 1971 East Pakistan (Later Bangladesh), Lieutenant Colonel PC. Sawhney, 10 Bihar, 1971 East Pakistan (Later Bangladesh), Major (Later Major General) DP Singh, 10 Bihar, 1971 East Pakistan (Later Bangladesh), Major Harpal Singh Grewal (Posthumous), 8 Bihar, 1971 East Pakistan (Later Bangladesh), Subedar Ghama Oraon, 1 Bihar, Sri Lanka, Colonel PK Sinha, 15 Bihar, Sri Lanka, Naik Shatrughan Singh, 1 Bihar, Batalik sector, Kargil War (1999) and Major (Later Colonel) KPR Hari, 1 Bihar, Batalik sector, Kargil War (1999).

PUBG Free Play Weekend: Play PUBG completely free till June 8 on Steam

PUBG Free Play Weekend: Play PUBG completely free till June 8 on Steam

For PUBG gaming enthusiasts, here is some good news. The PUBG Free Play Weekend that kicked off on June 4 on Online Game Platform steam can be played for free till June 8.

“On top of the free time, players who choose to purchase the game this weekend can do so at a 50% discount,” Steam wrote in its website.

Here are some details of the event as listed by Steam.

  • Free Play Weekend & 50% Off Event
     
  • Event Schedule: June 4 to June 8
     
  • Everyone will be able to play PUBG for free during the event
     
  • PUBG will be on sale for 50% off during the event
     

Players participating in the PUBG Free Play Weekend who have not purchased the game won’t have access to the in-game store, Steam said.

The online gaming platform added that the free weekend players will receive the same rewards as regular players have access to.

“Bonus/gift codes can be only redeemed through the in-game store, which free weekend players won’t have access to. All in-game rewards and achievements such as Pass rewards, BP, XP, and RP obtained during the Free Play Weekend will be saved for whenever you do purchase the game,” it wrote in the website.

Research On Technology Used To Stop Covid-19 In China

A network of interconnected systems and advances in data analytics, AI (AI) and universal connectivity which will help by providing an early warning system to regulate the spread of infectious diseases. Consistent with world health organization (WHO), Stay conscious of the newest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and thru your national and native public health authority. COVID-19 remains affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. most of the people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it is often more severe for others. The internet of things (IOT) may be a system of organized computing devices, mechanical and digital machines given unique identification and therefore the ability to transfer data over a network with one device to a different . IOT World occurring after the timeframe of the present order, things around COVID-19 is evolving rapidly as are your corporate travel considerations. When it involves our current, public health disaster, nobody can predict the ultimate outcome. Technology is presenting healthcare of individuals everywhere in the world with some unique tools to bring back the fight. If the world wants to support our ability to fight against communicable disease within the future, technology based industry may be a must reach bent help from best disease. Nowadays, the businesses continues to influence their softwares to assist the planet keep off on the spread of coronavirus. Bluedot is currently tracking the disease supported airline schedules and other sources of unstructured data. Then, overlaying this data with AI and machine learning (ML), they will forecast where the disease is probably going to spread, and warn those areas to start preparations.

Access to open information has incited the creation of dashboards that are perpetually watching the contamination. A lot of affiliations are making dashboards using Big Data. Face affirmation and infrared temperature acknowledgment methodologies have been presented in each driving city. Chinese AI associations like SenseTime and Hanwang Technology have proclaimed to create a phenomenal facial affirmation development that can correctly see people whether or not they are hidden. If we can be innovative with our data, we can apply our revelations to help check the spreading of the affliction or discover drugs. Alibaba moved an online office organization on its Alipay and Taobao applications for customers in Hubei area, where the coronavirus is acknowledged to have begun and the district with the most number of cases. That organization, which allowed people to get online gatherings with experts, was later loosened up to Beijing occupants. The association moved a medicine transport organization for people anticipating that medications should treat consistent contaminations. It comes as clinical centres are overburdened with coronavirus cases, and are on occasion left with little resources for help those with other relentless diseases who need squeezing treatment. Alibaba’s assessment arm in like manner developed another man-made intellectual prowess figuring to separate motorized tomography (CT) channels. The coronavirus flare-up has become an overall debacle, leaving a large number of people dead, millions vulnerable, supply lines twisted, economies disturbed, manufacturing plants moved and urban areas under lockdown.

Big Data creates hope in china

One spot that shows guarantee is huge information. Medicinal services information, genomic information, pharmaceutical information, clinical preliminaries, information gathered from patients who at present have the ailment, online networking information, even facial acknowledgment information. We have such a lot of information accessible to us. In the event that we can be creative with our information, we can apply our discoveries to help check the spreading of the ailment or find medications. That is exactly what an organization called BlueDot is doing. The organization really anticipated the episode three weeks before the Chinese government declared travel limitations. The organization’s geofencing stage ingests information from web articles, internet based life, online correspondences, and instant messages and had the option to deliver an alarm back in December that cautioned of early indications of a flare-up. The organization keeps on utilizing its product to enable the world push to back on the spread of coronavirus. Bluedot is at present following the malady dependent on aircraft plans and different wellsprings of unstructured information. At that point, overlaying this information with man-made reasoning (AI) and AI (ML), they can foresee where the ailment is probably going to spread, and caution those zones to start arrangements. The Johns Hopkins center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) is likewise following the whereabouts of the ailment. It is facilitating a continuous GIS dashboard that shows every single reported instance of coronavirus around the globe, including passings and individuals recuperated.

China’s giants cloud from Alibaba to Tencent to fight coronavirus

Alibaba runs a portion of China’s greatest web based business stages, a blasting distributed computing business, a coordination system, and one of the nation’s greatest versatile installment applications Alipay through its backup Ant Financial. It has inclined toward these to present some social insurance highlights. In January, Alibaba propelled an online facility administration on its Alipay and Taobao applications for clients in Hubei region, where the coronavirus is accepted to have started and the locale with the most number of cases. That administration, which permitted individuals to get online meetings with specialists, was later stretched out to Beijing residents. The organization propelled a medication conveyance administration for individuals expecting meds to treat constant infections. It comes as medical clinics are overburdened with coronavirus cases, and are once in a while left with little assets to help those with other incessant ailments who need pressing treatment. Alibaba’s examination arm likewise built up another man-made brainpower calculation to break down mechanized tomography (CT) filters. The organization asserts its AI can “distinguish the distinction of pictures between the profoundly suspected coronavirus-tainted pneumonia, marginally suspected, and non coronavirus-contaminated pneumonia inside 20 seconds, with (a) precision rate up to 96%.The calculation has been utilized in 26 clinics across 16 areas and regions, Alibaba said. What’s more, the innovation will be made accessible “in the coming weeks” to in excess of 100 emergency clinics in China assigned to treat coronavirus-influenced patients.Alibaba’s cloud unit made its foundation allowed to worldwide research organizations to assist them with quickening their endeavors in purported quality sequencing identified with the coronavirus. This could likewise assist researchers with concocting an immunization quicker.

Tencent is one of the biggest video gaming organizations on the planet yet it additionally runs China’s most famous informing stage, WeChat. The organization has propelled free online wellbeing counsel administrations by means of five online social insurance stages through WeChat. There is likewise a purported “chatbot” which permits clients to pose inquiries and get essential determination. A chatbot is a mechanized informing service. Tencent has additionally opened up its supercomputing office to assist specialists with finding a fix to the infection, CNN announced. Supercomputers can run forms a lot quicker than ordinary PCs.

The Potential of IOT in Coronavirus like Disease Control

Web of Things (IoT), an arrangement of interconnected systems and advances in data examination, man-made intellectual competence (simulated intelligence) and inescapable accessibility can help by giving an early advice structure to see the spread of powerful illnesses. Additionally, the execution of such an advancement should not be dubious for a country especially like China as they lead the path in IoT determination followed by Japan. Sarangan feels that if tries, urban networks, and national governments on the whole make a huge overall arrangement of sensors to spot contaminations, Coronavirus like scenes are regularly thwarted a while later .

“The underlying present powerful contamination control is disclosure. While an overall arrangement of sensors is maybe not getting the opportunity to happen inside a reasonable time period, China has the ability to execute such a framework inside the country. China includes a foundation set apart by completing wide-locale IoT courses of action (for instance video perception) on a scale that has never been seen. So why not an arrangement of disease revelation sensors? Couple that with facial affirmation and territory, existing surveillance cameras to separate , follow, and screen people which will have gotten the coronavirus,” says Dilip Sarangan.

“An additional layer is also a pathway for everybody that tainted patient came in recent period. While it seems that all financial records to be a oppression to almost all in the long run, using IoT and man-made intelligence that could be the main realistic way to deal with remain particularly irresistible illnesses from spreading rapidly during a world that is getting smaller dependably with avionics,” he joins.

Irrespective, “for the nonce, continued with loyalty in checking each ‘replaced off’ individual as they practice customs at air stations and also margin crossing points and using man-made intelligence sensors to help with centred separates and quick treatment to reduce the spread the coronavirus. Long elasticity, the Collected Countries , WHO, even as other overall workplaces can start the path to stop COVID-19 and help the governments over the world to make up an early area system to expose these overwhelming illnesses before they become overall emergencies,” says Sarangan.