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RR vs SRH: Warner-less SRH perish with Buttler’s maiden T20 ton

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The SRH of 2018 or 2019 could have chased down a target of 221 with a dazzling Warner-Bairstow partnership. But without David Warner and seemingly haphazard batting order, SRH was never in the running for a win at all.

The SRH management’s game-plan was so spectacularly askew that they’d hope to forget this disaster altogether. Stripping Warner of his captaincy after a lousy stint was controversial enough but dropping him from the XI altogether seems blasphemous. Warner has indubitably been Hyderabad’s highest run-getter, and though Williamson will step into the captain’s shoes effortlessly, the Sunrisers have a night ahead without Warner.

A few optimistic fans even reasoned that Warner stepping down would allow Jason Roy’s debut, bolstering SRH’s dismal batting unit. Imagine their shock and indignation at the realisation that the management couldn’t come to the same conclusion, opting for Mohammad Nabi as an all-rounder instead. Now, not to take away from Nabi’s fantastic spin abilities, but in no universe would he be considered an equal replacement of someone of Warner’s calibre. Especially given that the Sunrisers’ feeble middle order has been exposed time and again.

SRH’s series of catastrophic decisions culminated in them being handed a 55-run loss by the Rajasthan Royals, for whom every gear clicked into place. Despite Bhuvaneshwar Kumar coming back into the attack, nothing was stopping the RR batsmen. It was Buttler’s night through and through, and everyone else was just watching the spectacle unfold before their eyes. The Man of the Match scored his maiden T20 and IPL century in glorious fashion, galloping to a 124 off just 64 deliveries. The Buttler show was sprayed with a whopping 8 maximums and 11 boundaries, the big man striking just under 200.

Williamson’s first major gamble was introducing their trump card, Rashid Khan, right in the powerplay, only the second time since 2017. The intent was there, but unfortunately, it yielded poorly. Not only did SRH lose their review in the third over itself, but Rashid was also unable to strike down the dangerous Buttler. Albeit, he did dismiss Jaiswal with an ‘lbw’, delivering on his reputation as the highest wicket-taker with ‘lbws’ in both the IPL and T20 format. He should have had Buttler’s wicket in his second over in the powerplay if not for the dropped catch by Vijay Shankar. Which begs the question, where is the stringency shown towards Warner when it comes to Vijay Shankar? Shankar has made minuscule contributions to the side for years now, barring a few fluke performances, but he is regularly included.

After being dropped on 6, Buttler just revved up his engine, picking boundaries in almost every over. Skipper Sanju Samson also contributed to the steady flow of runs on the board. Though the men in pink scored only 77 in the first 10 overs, the 143 off the back end with Samson’s knock of 48 drove home RR’s inevitable win. With Rashid bowled out within 11 overs and a free-flow of dropped catches and abysmal fielding, the batsmen at the crease, were bold and daring in their approach. Nabi was held back till the 15th over, which was perplexing enough, in which he conceded 21 runs. Not quite the Warner replacement SRH were hoping for, indeed.

A clever catch by Abdul Samad signalled the end of Samson’s knock, but the Royals were far from done. On the last ball of the 19th over, a tired Buttler dragged Sandeep Sharma’s delivery onto the stumps, but he knew that he’d more than played his part. And the standing ovations awaiting him at the dugout were in complete consensus.

The Sunrisers weren’t done with their mix-ups yet. Manish Pandey, who has never opened even while playing for Karnataka, opened with Jonny Bairstow. The struggle was evident for the Indian, but he soon overcame it, the pair putting up 57 runs during the powerplay. For a moment, the Sunrisers seemed in control of the run-chase, but that illusion collapsed immediately with the dismissals of Pandey and Bairstow in consequent overs by the wiles of Mustafizur Rahman and Rahul Tewatia, respectively. And thus began Hyderabad’s painful struggle to keep up with the ever-mounting required run rate.

Rajasthan’s bowling attack was relentless and never let up the pressure on the batsmen. Even the calm and collected Williamson couldn’t anchor the sinking innings, being dismissed cheaply for 20 off 21 balls by the dynamic Kartik Tyagi. Shankar failed with the bat once again as a surprise to no one. Buttler and Samson barely seemed to find any fielders during their spell. The Hyderabad batsmen seemed intent on hitting the ball straight to the fielders. Apart from the 31 and 30 posted by Pandey and Bairstow, none of the batsmen even touched 20 runs. A shame, really, given that the orange army didn’t have a Buttler of their own. Chris Morris and Mustafizur cleaned up the pesky remains nicely, picking 3 wickets each. Stumbling in from their alternating win-loss history, this lofty win will boost not just their run rate but their morale.

The Sunrisers, on the other hand, languish at the bottom of the table with their solitary win. With half of the tournament behind them, SRH finds themselves in an identical position to the Punjab Kings last year, where the outfit had to win every game from there on out. This comprehensive defeat by RR would serve as an early warning to the SRH management that dropping Warner was far from the winning solution. Additionally, Coach Tom Moody’s allusion to the former captain missing out on more games would be a death sentence to the orange army’s campaign this year. The Sunrisers need to find their winning formula and team combination and find it fast before facing a fate like the Chennai Super Kings last IPL.

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Ram Mandir Opening For “Darshan” In 2023

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The Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is expected to allow visitors by December 2023, with the completion of construction only in 2025.

Sources in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra have revealed that the colossal project of building the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, will be opening for devotees towards the end of 2023. In contrast, the project’s entire construction completion is expected towards the end of 2025. The sanctum sanctorum (Garbha Griha), along with the mandir’s first floor, will be ready by December 2023. Devotees will be allowed to visit the long-awaited mandir soon after the construction is completed.

An ANI report said, “The grand Ram Mandir being constructed in Ayodhya will be opened for devotees from December 2023. Sources told ANI that Garbhagriha, all five mandaps and the first floor will be ready by December 2023 and the mandir will be opened for devotees”.

The sanctum sanctorum will be as high as 161 feet and built using Rajasthani marble and stones. Engineers and architects are taking all measures to ensure the longevity of this enormous project. The second stage of construction is expected to begin in December this year. Currently, the structure is at a standstill as a result of monsoons. Another reason for the delay is the coronavirus pandemic that depleted the force with which the mandir’s construction was expected to go on.

The announcement of the mandir being opened to visitors in 2023 has brought up questions about the political agenda. It is believed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aims to use the mandir to catapult themselves into a position of advantage during the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Opening the mandir to devotees in December 2023 will give the BJP an easy 6-month gap to the general elections in 2024.

The opening of the long-awaited Ram Mandir in Ayodhya could be the factor that diverts the public, at least the Hindu’s in favour of BJP. Thus, securing them a vote bank based on religious sentiments upheld by the party in their previous tenure as the ruling party.

The Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir will be 360 feet long, 235 feet wide, and 20 feet high mandir will be completely ready by the end of 2025. The project will include amenities and structures like museums, archives, research centre, Sant Niwas, gau and Yagya shala, Etc. The main attraction is the Ram Mandir.

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How SEBI’s New Margin Rule Is Affecting Retail Traders?

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Securities and Exchange Board of India has introduced new margin rules for traders. Traders and Brokers are not happy with the new regulations because they will have to invest a large amount of cash in fulfilling margin requirements for trade.

SEBI had introduced the new margin rule in the year 2020 for intraday traders. It is being implemented in a phased manner. Traders were supposed to maintain 25 per cent of the peak margin in the first phase; the margin was raised by 50 per cent in the second phase. In the third phase, as per the new margin rule, intraday traders will have to pay a 100 per cent upfront margin. According to new norms, the margin requirements will be calculated four times during every trading session because the money margin must be greater than the need.

As per the new rule, brokers must collect margin from investors for any purchase or sale, and if they fail to do so, they will have to pay the penalty. Thus, brokers will not receive power of attorney. Brokers cannot use power of attorney for pledging anymore.

Those investors who want to make use of margin will have to create margin pledges separately. As per the new rule, investors will have to pay at least a 30 per cent margin upfront to avail a margin loan. Shares brought today cannot be sold tomorrow. Funds from shares sold today cannot be used for new trades on the same day.

The market experts said that there must be proper adjustments for implementing new rules, or it may create chaos, trouble and disturbance to the market participants. The CEO and founder of Zerodha broking firm, Nithin Kamath tweeted that, “the day when the new rules came into effect was the dreaded day for brokers, exchanges, intraday traders”.

Traders Are Not Happy:

Changes in rules have evoked strong reactions from traders because they will have to invest a large amount of cash in fulfilling margin requirements for trades as per new margin rules. Even the trading in futures and options will become more expensive. Traders are disappointed because they will have to pay up more money to bet in stock markets. As per new margin rules, Traders are also liable for the penalty if the rules are not followed during the trading session. If a trader wants to buy Nifty worth Rs 10 lakh, he will have to pay a 20 per cent margin of around 2 lakh. If the margin of the trader does not meet the need, he will be penalized. Traders will have to pay the minimum amount for opening the Multilateral Trading facility account, and they have to maintain a minor balance at all times.

Why Gas SEBI Introduced A New Margin Rule?

SEBI has introduced new rules to protect retail investors from purchasing difficulty. The intended goal of SEBI behind new margin rules is to bring down the difficult market situation and avoid huge fluctuation in stock markets during extreme stress. The new margin rules are likely to bring transparency to the market; it is expected to strengthen the market’s safety.

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Escalation Of COVID-19 Cases Across The Globe

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The United States, India, and Brazil have the most confirmed cases, followed by France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Turkey. There are very few locations that have remained undisturbed.

Since the middle of last year, confirmed cases have been increasing. Although the actual scope of the first outbreaks in 2020 is unknown because testing was not generally available at the time. The 100 million COVID-19 cases were discovered at the end of January, over a year after it was first diagnosed. As of 6:30 p.m. CEST on July 30, 2021, WHO has received reports of 196,553,009 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 4,200,412 fatalities. A total of 3,839,816,037 vaccination doses has been delivered as of July 28, 2021.

After reaching a record high of over 0.9 million cases on April 28, 2021, new daily instances of the coronavirus continued to decline, reaching a low point on June 21, when over 0.3 million cases were reported. Since then yet, there has been a global increase in cases. On July 15, 0.53 million daily cases were reported, and over three million new cases were reported in the second week of the month. As of July 15, 188.9 million patients have been recorded worldwide. The transmissive Delta form accounting for most infections in 111 countries. Most instances were recorded in Brazil, India, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and Colombia in the last week. With the steepest increases in Zimbabwe (72%), Indonesia (44%), the United States (38%), Bangladesh (35%), and the United Kingdom (30%). Many Asian nations, including Vietnam, Malaysia, South Korea, and Japan, have reported many daily cases. However, the spread was under control.

The number of new cases in Indonesia has been on the rise, with each day seeing a significant increase over the previous day. Indonesia is now the new Asian epicentre, with 56,757 cases recorded on July 15; India reported 39,000 patients on the same day. COVID-19 fatalities are high, according to WHO. After decreasing for nine weeks, with the highest increases in Africa and Southeast Asia. COVID-19 fatalities worldwide surpassed four million on July 7. The last million deaths occurred in under 90 days, the lowest time interval for every one million deaths ever recorded.

High vaccination coverage has been shown in the United States and much of Europe to lower fatalities and even hospitalizations. For example, United Kingdom rises in incidence. There has been fewer hospitalizations and deaths over 87% of the adult population, as they are vaccinated with one dose and over 67% with two doses. In the United States, the increase in cases is concentrated in states with low vaccination coverage, with unvaccinated people accounting for most deaths. Over 55% of Americans have received one dosage, and 48% are completely immunized. It shifts the focus back to improving vaccination coverage and achieving global vaccine equality to avoid fatalities and the spread of dangerous strains. Some nations debate a booster dosage. Even though many African countries’ healthcare professionals have not been completely vaccinated, booster injections have begun to be given to patients with weakened immune systems in Israel.

In comparison, booster shots have been ruled out in the United States for the time being. With vaccine shortages reported in many Indian states. Even among the vaccinated, rigorous adherence to COVID-appropriate behaviour is the only option to postpone and mitigate the consequences of a third wave.

This spring, India and Latin America have seen a significant drop in new cases in the hardest-hit areas of the world. But the global numbers continue to grow. The Delta variety leads them to well-vaccinated regions such as Western Europe and the United States, low but rising infections. This spring, India and Latin America have seen a significant drop in new cases in the hardest-hit areas of the world. Vaccine doses have been given to over 4 billion individuals globally (52 for every 100 people), yet the discrepancy is striking. More than 80% of the population had at least one shot in some wealthy nations. In contrast, the proportion is as low as 1% in many of the poorest.

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