WhatsApp working on Calling shortcut feature for Android
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Feb 3 (Times of India) – WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature that will make it easier for users to make calls. The new calling shortcuts feature will allow users to quickly and easily make a call using the app. The calling shortcuts feature will enable users to quickly access their contacts list and initiate a call without having to open up the app. It also allows users to set up custom shortcuts for frequently called contacts, allowing users to quickly make calls. With this new feature, WhatsApp is looking to make calling as easy as sending messages on the platform. Subscribe to o ..read more
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Central Bank issues a Coin to mark 75th Independence Celebration of Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Feb 3 (AdaDerana) – The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) issued an uncirculated commemorative coin in the denomination of Rupees 1000 to mark the 75th Independence Day Celebration in the country, which falls on 04.02.2023. This is the 71st commemorative coin that was issued by the Central Bank. The detailed description and specifications of the coin are given below. The first coin was officially presented to Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, the President of Sri Lanka by Dr. P. Nandalal Weerasinghe, Governor of CBSL at the President’s House at Kandy, today. The coin will be issued in an att ..read more
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No more ‘Slave Island’, it’s ‘Kompanna Vidiya’
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Feb 3 (newsin.asia) – Slave-Island will be know as Kompanna Vidiya in English, Sinhala and Tamil from today. Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena instructed the Secretary of the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government to make appropriate amendments regarding the use of Kompanna Vidiya instead of Slave-Island. For similar articles, join our Telegram channel for the latest updates. – click here Accordingly, road signs, postal usage, assessment and names of voters and voters’ registers associated with, Kompagngna Veediya / Kompann ..read more
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Renaming Slave Island blots out a colonial blemish
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By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, February 3: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on Thursday ordered the authorities to officially change the name of an important area of Colombo called “Slave Island” to “Kompagngna Veediya.” Slave Island is already called Kompanna Veediya or Kompani Veediya by the common folk. But a formal change was considered appropriate at this juncture because Sri Lanka is celebrating the 75 th. anniversary of its independence from colonial rule this month. The name Slave Island is a relic of Portuguese rule (1597 to 1658) when the area housed black African slaves ca ..read more
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China says it successfully cloned 3 highly productive ‘super cows’
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Hong Kong, Feb 2 (CNN) — Chinese scientists have successfully cloned three “super cows” that can produce an unusually high amount of milk, state media reported, hailing it as a breakthrough for China’s dairy industry to reduce its dependence on imported breeds. The three calves, bred by scientists from the Northwest University of Agricultural and Forestry Science and Technology, were born in the Ningxia region in the weeks leading up to the Lunar New Year on January 23, the state-run Ningxia Daily reported. Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates from ..read more
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India cenbank asks local banks for details of Adani exposure
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New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 2 (Reuters) – India’s central bank has asked local banks for details of their exposure to the Adani group of companies, government and banking sources said on Thursday. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates from around the world The sources declined to be identified because they were not authorised to speak to the media. Shares in Adani group of companies plunged on Thursday after the conglomerate, led by tycoon Gautam Adani, shelved a $2.5 bil ..read more
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China has not done enough on Sri Lanka debt restructuring – U.S. diplomat
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Feb 2 (Reuters) – The United States wants China to provide credible and specific assurances to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) along with other creditors to help Sri Lanka unlock a $2.9 billion bailout, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday. Sri Lanka entered into a staff level agreement with the global lender last September but needs financing assurances from key bilateral lenders China and Japan before disbursements can begin. Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates from around the world India, the third significant lender, dispatched its financing as ..read more
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United Kingdom hit by biggest strike action in more than a decade
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Feb 2 (AdaDerana) – Tens of thousands of school teachers, university staff and lecturers, train drivers, and civil servants are among the workers walking out as part of Wednesday’s nationwide strike in the UK. Such widespread strike action has not taken place since a previous pay dispute back in 2011 when more than a million workers walked out. For similar articles, join our Telegram channel for the latest updates. – click here The National Education Union says around 300,000 teachers across England alone are striking as they have experienced at least 23% real-term pay cuts ..read more
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Adani loses Asia’s richest crown as stock rout deepens to $84 billion
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Bengaluru, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Shares in Indian tycoon Gautam Adani’s conglomerate plunged again on Wednesday as a rout in his companies deepened to $84 billion in the wake of a U.S. short-seller report, with the billionaire also losing his title as Asia’s richest person. Wednesday’s stock losses saw Adani slip to 15th on Forbes rich list with an estimated net worth of $76.8 billion, below rival Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd (RELI.NS) who ranks ninth with a net worth of $83.6 billion. For similar articles, join our Telegram channel for the latest upda ..read more
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Top 20 Sri Lankan universities revealed: Webometrics
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Feb 2 (NewsWire) – University of Colombo has announced that it has once again retained its position as the top university in Sri Lanka in the first edition of the 2023 Webometrics Ranking. This is the 20th Anniversary Edition (2004-2023) of the Webometrics Ranking, which evaluates the impact of a university’s web content, citations in top Google Scholar profiles, and top-cited papers during the five-year period from 2017 to 2021 in Scimago. “The University of Colombo’s commitment to excellence in research and teaching is reflected in its continued success in the Webometrics ranking and this ye ..read more
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