As defending champions Gujarat Titans take on eternal title contenders Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League opener here on Friday, Hardik Pandya’s youthful leadership template will meet its match in Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s time-tested improvisations. Pandya’s first year as an IPL captain was in 2022, and despite his flamboyance on and off the pitch, he did instill a sense of calm in Titans’ campaign, which had an identical start to finish tempo unmatched by any other team.
Amit Kshatriya, an Indian-American software and robotics engineer, has been named the first director of NASA’s newly established ‘Moon to Mars’ programme. Amit Kshatriya, a decorated Indian-American software and robotics engineer, has been named the first director of NASA’s newly established Moon to Mars Programme, which will help the agency ensure the long-term lunar presence required to prepare for humanity’s next giant leap to Mars.
Pope Francis has a respiratory infection and will need to be hospitalised for “a few days,” the Vatican said in a statement on Wednesday, amid concern for the 86-year-health. old’s According to the statement, the 86-year-old pontiff was taken to Rome’s Gemelli hospital after complaining of breathing difficulties for several days. According to the report, tests revealed that he had the infection but lacked COVID-19.
Today, the Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai actor visited Sudhir in the ICU and asked his fans and friends to pray for the cricketer’s health, as he is in a critical condition. “Please pray for my dear friend Sudhir Naik, test cricketer, captain Bombay Ranji Trophy team,” he tweeted about Sudhir’s condition.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has responded to US President Joe Biden’s comments urging Israel to abandon controversial judicial reforms that have sparked protests and political turmoil in the country. Netanyahu stated that Israel is a sovereign country that bases its decisions on the will of its people rather than external pressures, including from the United States, which he described as “the best of friends.”
Orlando Bloom, a Hollywood actor, visited Ukraine earlier this weekend as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador. The 46-year-old Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean star paid a visit to Kyiv’s UNICEF-supported Spilno Children’s Center. Across its 180 centres, the organisation provides assistance to children who have been displaced by war or are victims of domestic violence, as well as other vulnerable groups.
On Monday, the Scottish National Party (SNP) chose Humza Yousaf as its new leader. Yousaf is the first Muslim and the first person of colour to lead Scotland, a nation of 5.5 million people. Yousaf defeated Kate Forbes, the SNP’s conservative-leaning leader, in an election that exposed the SNP’s divisions while also demonstrating how difficult their mission to keep Scotland out of the United Kingdom will be.
Protesters gathered on the streets of Tel Aviv on Monday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Defense Minister Yoav Gallant for opposing his judicial overhaul plan, according to Al Jazeera. Following the decision, tens of thousands of protesters blocked a Tel Aviv motorway, while police clashed with crowds in front of Netanyahu’s Jerusalem residence.