Australia claim top spot in ICC’s Test and T20I rankings; India slip to third in longest format- Firstcricket News, Firstpost

Australia claim top spot in ICC's Test and T20I rankings; India slip to third in longest format- Firstcricket News, Firstpost

Australia claim top spot in ICC’s Test and T20I rankings; India slip to third in longest format- Firstcricket News, Firstpost

Australia have moved to the top of the Test and T20I rankings for men while England continue to lead the men’s ODI rankings after the annual update carried out on Friday, which eliminates results from 2016-17.

Australia claim top spot in ICCs Test and T20I rankings; India slip to third in longest format

Australia Men’s team climb to the top spot of ICC Test rankings. AP

In the latest update, that rates all matches played since May 2019 at 100 per cent and those of the previous two years at 50 per cent, Australia (116) have taken over from India as the top ranked side in the Men’s Test Team Rankings with New Zealand (115) remaining in second place. India are now third with 114 points.

With only two points separating them, this is the second closest the top three teams have been since the Test rankings were launched in 2003. The closest for the top three teams was in January 2016, when India had led Australia and South Africa by a single point.

India have yielded the top spot for the first time since October 2016. This is largely because India had won 12 Tests and lost just one Test in 2016-17, the records of which were removed in the latest update. They had won all five series during this period including against Australia and England. On the other hand, Australia had lost to South Africa as well as to India in the same period.

South Africa have suffered the biggest rating fall of eight points, which sees them drop below Sri Lanka into sixth place. They had won three series in the period culled, while they have lost eight of their nine Tests since February 2019, playing against Sri Lanka, India and England.

India still lead the ICC World Test Championship, a league comprising six series played by each of the top nine Test sides.

In the Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings, reigning World champions England (127) have increased their lead over India from six to eight points. New Zealand remain in third place, three points behind India. The top ten rankings remain unchanged.

By contrast, the updated ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings see plenty of changes. Australia (278) top the list for the first time since the T20I rankings were introduced in 2011. Pakistan, who had overtaken New Zealand to reach top position in January 2018 and then spent 27 months there, are now fourth with 260 points.

England have moved into second position with 268 points while India are up one place to third, just two points behind.

Afghanistan are down from seventh to 10th while Bulgaria are the biggest gainers, up 12 places to 51st in the 84-country list of teams that played the requisite six matches in the past three years.

When the global T20I rankings were launched 12 months ago, there were 80 ranked teams. Since then seven teams have joined the table (Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Romania and Turkey), while three countries (France, Isle of Man and France) have lost their rankings having played insufficient matches.

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Updated Date: May 01, 2020 12:32:49 IST

NTT elevates India CEO in APAC recast, Technology News, ETtech

NTT elevates India CEO in APAC recast, Technology News, ETtech

NTT elevates India CEO in APAC recast
NTT has elevated its India chief executive Kiran Bhagwanani as senior vice-president of its newly formed Go-to-Market business in the Asia Pacific, as part of a larger restructuring at the Japanese technology services company to drive faster growth.

Bhagwanani will lead the Go-to-Market business in the region, after a merger among NTT subsidiaries into one company.

He will have broad accountability for sales performance, solution practices and alliance partnership across Asia Pacific, the company said.

“There are different pieces of this organisation… We felt that bringing all these functions under one umbrella was important to make the approach cohesive,” said Bhagwanani.

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TikTok launches donation stickers to help users raise funds to support charities and causes- Technology News, Firstpost

TikTok crosses 2 billion downloads, India biggest driver with 611 million- Technology News, Firstpost

TikTok has been downloaded over two billion times through the Google’s Play Store and the Apple’s App Store. The increase in the number of downloads comes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, said app intelligence company Sensor Tower.

The popular video sharing app from ByteDance has added 500 million new users in the span of just five months, after surpassing 1.5 billion downloads.

The first quarter of 2020 has been the best so far for TikTok, during which it had amassed more than 315 million installs.

 TikTok crosses 2 billion downloads, India biggest driver with 611 million

TikTok.

According to the report, India has been the biggest drivers for TikTok installs. Of the two billion downloads – 611 million downloads were in India alone. This amounts to 30.3 percent of the total people using the app.

China is in the second position with 196.6 million or 9.7 percent of total downloads. This is followed by the United States, which has a total of 165 million or 8.2 percent of TikTok users.

China’s figures do not include installs from third-party Android store installs, and the numbers are for TikTok’s version in the country – Douyin, the report said.

Google Play has accounted for the major chunk of TikTok downloads to date, accounting for more than 1.5 billion or 75.5 percent of total installs.

The App Store, on the other hand, has seen 495.2 million or 24.5 percent of the total downloads, the report mentioned.

User spending on TikTok has also seen remarkable growth. As per Sensor Tower, lifetime user spending has risen to $456.7 million, more than 2.5 times the $175 million that it was five months ago.

China is leading in terms of using spending in TikTok, generating $331 million or 72.3 percent of the total revenue.

The US ranks second with 19 percent or $86.5 million. Both countries are followed by Great Britain with $9 million.

TikTok has recently launched donation stickers to help users raise funds via videos and TikTok Live streams for charities and causes that users care most about.

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Nokia 9 PureView gets Android 10 operating system update in India

Nokia 9 PureView gets Android 10 operating system update in India

Just a day after rolling out Android 10 update to its budget smartphone, Nokia 6.2, HMD Global has now announced that it is rolling out the update of the latest Android version to its flagship smartphone of 2019, Nokia 9 PureView in India.

Last month, HMD Global revised its plans of rolling out Android 10 to all its handsets in 2020. In a tweet, Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer HMD Global announced the new plan and so far, the company has been sticking to the plan.

“As of today, Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 8.1, Nokia 7.2, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 7.1, Nokia 6.2, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 6.1, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 2.3 and Nokia 2.2 are all upgraded to Android 10,” said the company in a press statement.

Earlier this year, HMD Global announced a price cut for Nokia 9 PureView in India. The handset that was launched globally in February 2019 at the Mobile World Congress came to India in July 2019 at Rs 49,999. However, earlier this year, it got a price cut of Rs 15,000 and has been listed on Nokia’s official India website at Rs 34,999.

Nokia 9 PureView specifications
Available in only one storage variant, the Nokia 9 PureView packs 6GB LPPDDR4X RAM and 128GB internal storage. The highlight of the handset is its 5-lens camera setup on the back of 12MP resolution each. All the sensors are said to work simultaneously to capture the image and then fused together into one 12MP photo. For the selfie lovers, there is a 20MP front facing camera.

Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, the smartphone offers a 5.99-inch pOLED display of QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) resolution, 18.5:9 aspect ratio and an in-display fingerprint sensor. It is backed by a 3320mAh battery and offers Qi wireless charging support.