Leisure, Lifestyle & Wellness
Modi sole non-Bollywood celebrity in Twitter Top 10 popularity chart
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the sole non-Bollywood celebrity who has made the cut to the top 10 slots of most-followed Indians on Twitter in 2015, otherwise led by legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, the micro-blogging site said on Monday.
 
Bachchan with 18.1 million followers till Dec 4, 2015 was followed the most, while Shah Rukh Khan was next with 16.5 million. Narendra Modi was ranked a close third with 16.4 million, while the 10th position was held by A.R. Rahman -- 9.5 million.
 
The other actors in the list include Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra and Akshay Kumar, in that order.
 
Twitter also pointed out some interesting new accounts that were opened in 2015: The Taj Mahal, former cricketer Kapil Dev, Tamil actor Suriya, and even the Delhi Police Commissioner and Safe City India.
 
The social media facilitator said while each Tweet was unique, only one could be termed as 2015 “Golden Tweet” in terms of the same being re-posted many times -- a selfie by Shah Rukh Khan with British boyband One Direction's former member, Zayn Malik at the Asian Awards in London in April.
 
It took Twitter by storm with over 141,000 retweets and viewed nearly 18.3 million times globally as fans were thrilled to see the two together in this rare selfie.
 
Popular Twitter hashtag trends in India saw a mix of sports, entertainment, political and social activism movements. Led by IPL, it was followed by SelfieWithDaughter, BiharResults, SaalEkShuruaatAnek (Modi's e-governance and digital diplomacy initiative) and DDLJ20Years (20 years of the movie "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge").
 
The most influential moments were the Cricket World Cup #INDvsPAK, DelhiElections, HappyDiwali, ChennaiRains and Independence Day. The year also saw many firsts from users, partners and brands -- experimenting, innovating and campaigning on the platform.
 
In November, the "Make in India" -- one of the largest economic development initiatives of the Indian government - became the first non-US brand to get its own Twitter emoji for a worldwide audience. 
 
Given the millions of cricket fans in India, Twitter also created a special cricket timeline for the World Cup and Indian Premier League as a platform for tweets, commentary, expert analysis, photos and videos from the sidelines of the world’s biggest cricketing events.
 
From the corporate world, JetInstant was a first of its kind Twitter-based innovation that was introduced to help passengers check the lowest fares or view flight status with just a single Tweet.
 
Also introduced was SmartCare -- a Twitter-based customer service allowing 120 million Reliance Communications users to access and manage their mobile phone accounts using #SmartCare, with options to pay bills, recharge, view and buy best deals, track usage and check the balance.
 
Disclaimer: Information, facts or opinions expressed in this news article are presented as sourced from IANS and do not reflect views of Moneylife and hence Moneylife is not responsible or liable for the same. As a source and news provider, IANS is responsible for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this article.

User

Bill on commercial courts introduced in the Lok Sabha
A bill which enables creation of commercial divisions in high courts and commercial courts at the district level was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
 
Law Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda introduced The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Bill, 2015.
 
According to the bill, the commercial courts shall be constituted at district level except for the territory over which any high court is having ordinary original civil jurisdiction.
 
The commercial divisions shall be set up in those high courts which are already exercising ordinary original civil jurisdiction such as Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, and Himachal Pradesh High Court. The commercial division shall have territorial jurisdiction over such area on which it has original jurisdiction. 
 
The minimum pecuniary jurisdiction of such commercial courts and commercial division is proposed as one crore rupees.
 
The Law Commission of India, in its 253rd report, had recommended setting up of commercial courts, commercial divisions, and commercial appellate divisions in the high courts for disposal of commercial disputes of specified value.
 
Disclaimer: Information, facts or opinions expressed in this news article are presented as sourced from IANS and do not reflect views of Moneylife and hence Moneylife is not responsible or liable for the same. As a source and news provider, IANS is responsible for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this article.

User

Life limps back to normalcy in flood-hit Chennai
Life in flood-hit Chennai was slowly limping back to normalcy on Monday, with shops opening up and a massive clean up initiated in areas where the water levels have receded.
 
the living conditions here were still not okay. Resumption of auto-rickshaw services and public transport made people's life easier after being completely crippled for the past five days. 
 
A major cleaning operation was launched in the areas where the water levels have receded to prevent an epidemic outbreak. 
 
While rains have stopped in Chennai, there were showers in some part of Tamil Nadu, including Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Cuddalore districts. The Met office said a new low pressure area was formed over the Bay of Bengal. 
 
Schools and colleges are yet to open in Chennai.
 
The Southern Railway said train services have resumed from Chennai. 
 
Disclaimer: Information, facts or opinions expressed in this news article are presented as sourced from IANS and do not reflect views of Moneylife and hence Moneylife is not responsible or liable for the same. As a source and news provider, IANS is responsible for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this article.
 

User

We are listening!

Solve the equation and enter in the Captcha field.
  Loading...
Close

To continue


Please
Sign Up or Sign In
with

Email
Close

To continue


Please
Sign Up or Sign In
with

Email

BUY NOW

The Scam
24 Year Of The Scam: The Perennial Bestseller, reads like a Thriller!
Moneylife Magazine
Fiercely independent and pro-consumer information on personal finance
Stockletters in 3 Flavours
Outstanding research that beats mutual funds year after year
MAS: Complete Online Financial Advisory
(Includes Moneylife Magazine and Lion Stockletter)