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The Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to kick off on September 19th in the UAE. The 13th edition of IPL will be played behind closed doors but the excitement for the tournament is still at an all-time high! While the players are gearing up, cricket fanatics are also looking at ways in which they can enjoy the whole season with the same enthusiasm from their homes.

The essence of watching an IPL match in a crowded stadium cannot be matched but the next best thing to it is getting a Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription and watching your favourite team smash sixes in the safety of your home. Cricket buffs are looking for free subscriptions for Disney+ Hotstar to watch the IPL action live. …

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The Indian government recently took an unprecedented step of banning 59 Chinese apps in the country, which are claimed to transfer user data via China. While the ban covers a wide range of apps across categories, TikTok, ShareIt, UC Browser, CamScanner, Shein, and Club Factory are some of the most-used apps. This marks India’s largest moves against Chinese technology companies. According to India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, these apps were “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India”.

With over 600 million downloads, India accounts for about 30% of TikTok’s 2 Billion downloads. This makes India the top market of ByteDance’s app. However, TikTok India responded to this by saying that they are in compliance with Indian laws and do not share any information with their Chinese counterparts. These apps are now being asked to submit clarifications, adding that they adhere to all the data security and privacy laws. …

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It’s no surprise that with the global pandemic having brought the world to a standstill, we are all yearning to live our lives as ‘normal’ as possible. But with lockdowns being implemented in most countries, this is not as easy over extended periods of time.

Instead of going to the gym, now a ‘normal’ day starts with people watching and working out using Yoga or fitness videos, then proceeding towards their laptops to start their routine meetings over video conferencing, and lastly ending the day by streaming their favourite series’ or movies on OTT (Over-The-Top Media Service) platforms such as Netflix, Hotstar and SonyLIV for their daily dose of entertainment, be it movies, TV shows or streaming sports content before dozing off for the day. Kids and students take virtual classes instead of going to school (not to mention the homework hacks that they Google). …

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The Coronavirus Pandemic has brought the whole world to a standstill. It has disrupted the way things work across the world. With the virus fear shaking up the nation, many private companies are jumping in to provide relief and create new support strategies in as many ways as possible.

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) also announced a host of measures to provide aid to the country and its people including continued pay to contract and temporary workers, setting up a dedicated temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients, and ensuring enough essential supplies across all its 736 grocery stores. …

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The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced many countries around the world to shut down almost completely. This has impacted and imposed inconvenience to many businesses across industries. With stringent lockdown measures across the world including India, businesses have opted for a work from home policy or as they say ‘WFH’. It has now become a necessity. However, most corporates, especially in India, do not have enough experience to handle a work from home business.

When employees join remotely for a meeting from different parts of the country, they need to have proper technical support at home. Any delay in having that might disrupt the workflow. Companies in India are facing difficulties regarding this and that is the reality that these businesses have to deal with amid the lockdown. …

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During the coronavirus pandemic, governments from all over the world are shutting down big social gatherings and asking businesses, schools, and universities to function remotely or without social contact between employees. Most companies in India have already shut down their offices and have asked their employees to work from home. Schools and universities have also shut down and students are now taking their classes online. With millions of people working and learning from home at a time like this, it is very important to have an excellent internet connection.

There are so many local operators in India providing internet services at lower rates than nation-wide operators. In many homes, people generally prefer to opt for local service providers as they are inexpensive and their neighbours also use the same. While local service providers might give internet offers at cheaper prices, they aren’t as reliable as the more established players. With many people working from home now, not to mention kids too — with schools being shut as well — it is fair to question whether these local operations can manage the load. So, how to choose what is right for you? We have made a comparison in the following article for you to decide what will be best suited for you. …

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With new cases of coronavirus being reported almost every day in India, most employers have asked their employees to work remotely. Although the government hasn’t made it compulsory for all companies to shut down their offices, it has surely advised the employers to adopt work from home. For some workers, of course, this isn’t an option, but those who have been given this privilege might be thinking on how to best maximize their ‘new workplace’ in a productive manner. …

These Simple Hacks Can Speed Up Your Lagging Device!

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Remember the time when all our mobile phones could do was place a voice call and send SMSes?! Luckily, the smartphones we use today can do almost anything to make our lives easier. From basics like placing voice calls to now streaming a live cricket match, smartphones are becoming more advanced by the day. Whenever you go to buy a new phone, the main features you consider are RAM, camera quality, internal memory, battery life, etc. After getting all the specs you want (or settling for some) on a phone and considering your budget, you finally purchase it. The excitement of opening a brand new phone is sky high. Scrolling through the screen at superfast speed, apps opening smoothly, makes the money spent on it feel like the most useful investment EVER! …

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The world’s population is growing at an unprecedented rate and is said to exceed 10 billion by 2050. The challenge to provide sufficient food for everyone in a sustainable and cost-effective way is getting more difficult. Thanks to urbanisation and industrial development, we’re losing out on arable lands every day. Many scientists say that the Earth has lost about 40% of its arable land. We can’t imagine how much more we’ll lose in the next 50 years!

For thousands of years, people have farmed land for food. With a sharp rise in the urban population over recent centuries, increased living standards, and low mortality rates, the pressure on traditional farming is growing. While technology has streamlined the way we farm our lands, only 11% of the total land area in the world is now used for crop production. …

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Every day we are dealing with pollution. Our air is polluted. Our water is polluted. Our land is polluted. Reality check: we need to stop causing this pollution. Yesterday! We are the ones destroying our planet, and it is high time that we take drastic measures to clean up our Earth. Unfortunately, the damage we have already done is so extensive that we can’t bounce back anytime soon, and our only option is to urgently stop any further damage.

One of the major causes of this damage is the fuel we use. It has a high carbon footprint and is made up of non-renewable resources. Long story short, it is not sustainable and dependable. We need to up our game if we want to survive this charade. We need to make a shift to more clean resources. …

DeCode Staff

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