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June 2021

Elections no guarantee against ‘tyranny’, says Chief Justice NV Ramana

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Wednesday said that the mere right of the public to change their ruler once every few years by itself need not be a guarantee against “tyranny”, The Indian Express reported. The chief justice pointed out that in the 17 Lok Sabha elections held so far, Indian citizens have changed the ruling party or a combination of parties eight times. “In spite of large scale inequalities, illiteracy, backwardness, poverty and the alleged ignorance, the people of independent India have proved themselves…

Watch: ‘Feel alright, the hip’s still good’ – Andy Murray after five-set win in Wimbledon round two

Andy Murray came back from a two sets to one deficit to defeat German qualifier Oscar Otte and reach the third round of Wimbledon on Wednesday.The 2013 and 2016 champion triumphed 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 over the 151st-ranked Otte under the roof of Centre Court.The British star, playing in the singles event for the first time since 2017 and ranked a lowly 118 after a battle against hip and groin injuries, avoided what would have been his earliest exit from the tournament.He hit 55 winners as he wrapped up a place in the…

Chess: Abhimanyu Mishra breaks Sergey Karjakin’s record, becomes youngest grandmaster in history

Abhimanyu Mishra scored his third GM norm in Budapest to become the youngest chess grandmaster in history on Wednesday. In the final round, he defeated the 15-year-old Indian GM Leon Luke Mendonca with the black pieces, securing a performance rating higher than 2600 over nine rounds.The 12-year-old player from New Jersey in USA scored his third GM norm in Budapest, having already crossed the required 2500 Elo rating barrier. Mishra broke GM Sergey Karjakin’s record that has stood for 19 years.While it took Karjakin 12 years…

TS DOST 2021 registration begins for UG degree admissions; check details here

Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) has started the online registrations for Degree Online Services Telangana or TS DOST 2021 for undergraduate degree admissions 2021-22. Candidates can register for DOST 2021 Phase I on official website dost.cgg.gov.in till July 15.The one-time registration fee for all the colleges/courses of one or more Universities is Rs 200. DOST offers a single window for seeking admission into any of the UG programmes in any of the state universities (Osmania, Kakatiya, Telangana,…

Watch: Not bad for a part-time player, says Nick Kyrgios after hard-fought opening win at Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios won his first match since the Australian Open on Wednesday, defeating French 21st seed Ugo Humbert in five sets at Wimbledon before declaring: “Not bad for a part-time player”.The 60th-ranked Kyrgios triumphed 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 9-7 in a match held over from Tuesday evening when the final set was level at 3-3.“Not bad for a part-time player,” said Kyrgios. “Ugo is an incredible kid and I knew I was a massive underdog.“It was easy to get off the couch in Canberra as Wimbledon is one of my favourite events and I…
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