Babar Unveils Special Kit for 1st England T20I, Donates Asia Cup Match Fee

Pakistan will be wearing a special kit for the first T20I against England in order to mark the fundraiser for the flood victims.

The first T20I match between Pakistan and England has been declared a fundraiser. The gate money for this match will be donated to the flood victims. Millions of people in Pakistan have been affected by floods due to which the Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to step up.

Pakistan will donate match fees of one Asia Cup match to the flood victims fund. The darker colour of the kit is to signify the adverse effects of the recent floods in Pakistan and the surrounding region.

Google Chrome’s Incognito Tab Will Need Your Fingerprint to Unlock

Google Chrome’s Incognito mode is about to get another layer of security on Android. iOS devices already had a Privacy Screen feature on several Google apps that required Touch or Face ID for authentication. Now Android devices are finally getting it too.

Chrome for Android will let you protect Incognito tabs with fingerprint authentication. If you have private tabs open and close Chrome, the app will automatically lock them behind biometric verification. This could come in handy when you need to hand your phone to someone else and want to keep your private tabs running.

It is already available on other Google apps such as Drive, Search, Fi, Chrome, and more.

Naseem Shah Gains 1 Million Instagram Followers After Asia Cup Heroics

Naseem Shah has crossed 1 million followers on Instagram in no time after his outstanding T20I debut in Asia Cup 2022.

19-year-old Naseem Shah’s Instagram following skyrocketed after his performance at the Asia Cup. The young pacer became an overnight sensation after leading Pakistan’s pace attack against India.

Naseem Shah’s Twitter followers jumped from 484,000 to 728,000 after his match-winning sixes against Afghanistan. His popularity in India also saw a huge jump after Bollywood actress, Urvashi Rautella, shared an edit of them.

Naseem Shah and Urvashi Rautela’s Strange Instagram Activity Raises Eyebrows

Naseem Shah unfollowed the Indian actress Urvashi Rautella soon after following her on Instagram.

Urvashi Rautela shared a ‘cute’ fan-made edit on her Instagram story featuring 19-year-old Naseem Shah. Urvashi took to her Instagram to clarify that her team posted the video without any knowledge of other people being involved in it.

However, the unusual virtual interactions between the young pacer and the star actress have drawn the internet’s attention.

12-Year-Old Pakistani Tennis Star Wins Big at Little Mo Internationals 2022

Haniya Minhas has won the girl’s 12 and under singles, doubles, and mixed doubles events in the Little Mo Internationals in New York.

Haniya Minhas has been sponsored by Abdul Razzaq Dawood and his foundation to pursue her dreams of playing tennis. Bilquis and Abdul Razak Dawood (BARD) Foundation is currently supporting Haniya’s training at the IMG Academy in Florida, USA.

Pakistani tennis player Haniya Zafar has been named the top tennis player from Pakistan. She has won eight gold medals, one silver, and one bronze medal in eight months. The 20-year-old earned a bronze in the IMG Future-Stars in Greece in 2021.

AIOU Announces Exam Schedule for Overseas Students

Online exams of overseas Pakistani students enrolled in the spring semester 2022 will commence on 13 September. The Allama Iqbal Open University’s Directorate of Public Relations issued a notification in this regard on Friday.

As per the notification, the university has completed its preparations for online (in-camera) exams of matric, FA, and I.Com.

Here is the complete date sheet.

Date Day Time Program/Courses
Matric FA/I.Com
13 September 2022 Tuesday Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) 

 

13:00 to 16:00 Hrs.

 

 

(PST 6 PM to 9 PM)

204-215 360-1339-1350
14 September 2022 Wednesday 200-247-203 316/319-346/1345-356
15 September 2022 Thursday 202-221 343-387
16 September 2022 Friday 207-242 317-347-364
17 September 2022 Saturday 201-251-217 315/1348-321-363-1346
19 September 2022 Monday 248 386-395-1347
20 September 2022 Tuesday 308-376-1349
21 September 2022 Wednesday 312-322-1340

Furthermore, the university has created accounts of all overseas students on the Learning Management System (LMS) portal, where all relevant instructions, roll number slips, and date sheets are available.

In addition, the Controller (Examinations) of AIOU, Mian Muhammad Riaz, has said that the exams will be strictly supervised using cameras with the help of Microsoft Teams, a videoconferencing software, in order to ensure transparency.

The AIOU has announced a single-semester fee discount for its students hailing from the flood-affected areas of Pakistan. Students who are currently enrolled in matric and inter at the university’s campuses in Sindh, Balochistan, Dera Ismail Khan and Dera Ghazi Khan will be granted a complete fee waiver.

NADRA Rolls Out Digital Payment System to Replace ATMs

The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has rolled out a new e-payment system that could be the answer to all your digital payment and cash needs. Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) might be replaced for good thanks to a new development.

NADRA has announced plans to turn more than 17,000 of its e-Sahulat outlets into full-fledged ATMs with a full suite of digital payment features. These outlets will be able to perform fund transfers, cash-in, and cash-out, public-to-government (P2G) and P2P payments.

This will allow NADRA’s e-Sahulat outlets to double the capacity of more than 16,500 1Link ATMs across the country. As mentioned earlier, this will let people deposit and withdraw money easily.

Malik said that the digital platform will eventually become available in remote areas of Pakistan as well, allowing students to continue their education by earning to pay their fees.

Steve Jobs’ Daughter Mocks iPhone 14 With a Meme

The 24-year-old shared a meme on her social media account soon after the iPhone 14 launched. She used the infamous meme of an old man posing with the same shirt he is already wearing, mocking how the new iPhone 14 is the same as the iPhone 13.

The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are, in fact, mostly the same as iPhone 13. They have the same design, same displays, and even the same chipsets as last year. The iPhone 14 Pro costs $999 in the US, but the European price tag will set you back €1,299.

The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are the latest iPhones from Apple. The Pro models have a new A16 Bionic chip and a 48MP main camera after 7 years of using 12MP shooters. Dynamic Island is simply the pill punch-hole on the screen that can show notifications and minimized apps.

Recent Floods Causes Over 120 Cuts in Fiber Network Across Pakistan

The optical fiber grid received more than 120 cuts at various locations during the catastrophic floods in the country. Around 250 bridges have been destroyed due to floods across the country, in most of which the flood water has washed away the optical fibers along with the bridges. Optical fibers received cuts at over 120 locations across Pakistan.

The flooding damaged the north-south and center system of optical fiber. Optical fiber rings connecting different parts of the country were also destroyed. Teams from PTCL, Wateen, and Linked.net worked day and night under the supervision of PTA.

The restoration of optical fiber and communication systems will speed up the ongoing rescue and rehabilitation activities in the affected areas, MoITT has said. Federal Minister Syed Amin Ul Haq has also appreciated the efforts of the telecommunication companies for restoring the communication system in extraordinary circumstances.