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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has become the latest Voice over Internet Protocol services provider to support call waiting feature even as the company has skipped adding call holding for now.
When you’re already talking on the phone and another person tries to call you, most phones and operators let you know that you’ve got a call waiting. Very few VOIP services support that, though, and WhatsApp wasn’t among them until now, Android Police reported on Friday.
Earlier, when somebody would try to call you on WhatsApp while you were already on the phone, they would hear it ring, but, no one would answer. The call would then get disconnected.
Call waiting is available in v2.19.352 stable (APK Mirror) and above of WhatsApp, and v2.19.128 (APK Mirror) of WhatsApp Business, the report added.
Meanwhile, the latest WhatsApp beta update has brought three new options for dark mode on the app.
The light theme would offer a white background. Dark theme, as the name suggests, would enable dark mode on WhatsApp, according to WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp updates.
Another option, which is ‘Set by Battery Saver’, dark mode would be activated only when the smartphone’s battery level drops below a certain point. This third option is said to be available only for smartphones running on Android 9.0 or older. (IANS)
Billed as the country's first 4X4 mud race film, 'Muddy' will be released in six languages on Friday and in 1,500 screens in the country and abroad.
It will be released in 6 languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and English.
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Pragabhal, the director of the film said that mud race was selected as the theme of the film, as he wanted to give a unique experience to the audience.
"The choreography design for 'Muddy' was the biggest challenge as there were no other films to refer and hence it took five years of research to start the film," said the director.
He went on to add that the screenplay was written giving importance to the characters.
"After completing the screenplay, it was decided to go for new faces. Then they were given training in mud racing for two years. National-level real-life mud racers too have become part of the film," said Pragabhal.
Cinematographer K.G. Rathish said that 'Muddy' was a big challenge for him.
"It was very difficult to shoot at the location for more than three hours and it was a great experience for me. Several films in different languages have been released in India in sports and other segments. But a full-time 4X4 mud race film is for the first time in India. This is also the first film to be released in six languages including English," said Rathish.
Incidentally, this is the first Malayalam film for 'KGF' music director Ravi Basur.
Billed as the country's first 4X4 mud race film, 'Muddy' will be released in six languages on Friday.Unsplash
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Basur said south Indian films are divided in four parts.
"Now I am trying to bring all the south Indian films as one and treating them as Indian films through a big canvas. There are several limitations for background music in films which give more importance to dialogues. But as a technician, 'Muddy' gave me more space to work in the film. The cinematographer and editor have presented their skills and I have only given support to the visuals," said Basur.
Prema Krishnadas is producing the film under the banner PK 7.
The cast includes Yuvan Krishna, Ridhaan Krishna, Anusha Sooraj and Amith Sivadas Nair in the lead roles. The others include Harish Peradi, I.M. Vijayan, Ranji Panicker, Sunil Sugatha, Shobha Mohan and Guinness Manoj.
Keywords: KGF, Muddy, Friday release
Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) said ulvan, the major water-soluble polysaccharide extracted from the cell wall of green seaweed, could help stop coronavirus from infecting human cells, Jerusalem Post reported.
"The lack of access to vaccines takes the lives of many victims and even accelerates the creation of new variants," said TAU's Prof. Alexander Golberg.
"The study is still in its early stages, but we hope that the discovery will be used in the future to develop an accessible and effective drug, preventing infection with the coronavirus. Our findings at this stage arouse cautious optimism," he added in the study published in PeerJ -- a peer-reviewed science journal.
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Because other research showed that certain seaweed compounds had antiviral properties, the team decided they wanted to evaluate them against Covid.
They then decided to test ulvan because it could be extracted from common seaweed.
"Ulvan is extracted from marine algae called Ulva, which is also called 'sea lettuce', and is food in places like Japan, New Zealand and Hawaii," Golberg said. "It has previously been reported that ulvan is effective against viruses in agriculture and also against some of the human viruses - and when coronavirus arrived, we asked to test its activity."
They grew Ulva algae, extracted the ulvan from it and sent it to the Southern Research Institute in Alabama. There, the US team built a cellular model to assess the activity of the substance produced in Golberg's laboratory.
ulvan (seaweed) prevents the cells from being infected with coronavirus.Unsplash
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The cells were exposed to both the coronavirus and to ulvan. It was found that, in the presence of ulvan, the coronavirus did not infect cells. "In other words," he said, "ulvan prevents the cells from being infected with coronavirus."
He stressed that the best thing would be to vaccinate the world. However, it has become clear that this is unlikely to happen -- at least quickly.
"As long as billions in the low-income world do not have access to the vaccinea the virus is expected to develop more and more variants, which may be resistant to vaccines - and the war against the coronavirus will continue," Golberg said. "For this reason, it is very important, for the sake of all mankind, to find a cheap and accessible solution that will suit even economically weak populations in developing countries."
(Keywords: Seaweed, Covid-19)
To support a durable as well as lasting economic recovery amid concerns over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday retained its key lending rates along with the growth-oriented accommodative stance during the pan-ultimate monetary policy review of FY22.
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The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of India's central bank voted to maintain the repo rate, or short-term lending rate, for commercial banks at 4 per cent.
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Likewise, the reverse repo rate was kept unchanged at 3.35 per cent, and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the 'Bank Rate' at 4.25 per cent. It was widely expected that MPC would hold rates along with the accommodative stance.
The RBI has also retained India's FY22 GDP growth projection at 9.5 per cent. The RBI projects retain inflation at 5.3 per cent for FY22. (IANS/SP)
(Keywords : Reserve Bank of India, Omicron, economic, India, recovery, coronavirus, money, inflation, GDP.)
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