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Last Updated Saturday April 21 2018 09:30 AM IST

Tiny Bytes: Whatsapp Live Location feature, Muhurat trading, FIFA U-17 and more

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Welcome to Tiny Bytes, a look at some of the top news for little minds.

WhatsApp introduces 'Live Location' feature

In a move that will help women and kids connect with their families and friends as they travel, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has introduced 'Live Location' feature. The feature that allows people to share location in real-time with family or friends. Click here for full story

No to crackers, yes to birds

Several villages in Tamil Nadu decided to avoid Diwali crackers and loud speakers to ensure birds and bats are not disturbed in their natural habitat. For a long time, people of Koothankulam village in Tirunelveli district, which has a bird sanctuary, have avoided bursting firecrackers during the festival. Interestingly, they also avoid using loudspeakers in places of worship or during family functions out of concern for birds in their village. Click here to read more

FIFA U-17 : Brazil down Honduras

A brace by Brenner and a strike by Marcos Antonio handed Brazil a comfortable 3-0 win over Honduras in their FIFA U-17 World Cup pre-quarterfinal clash here on Wednesday. The three-time champions will take on Germany in a high-voltage quarterfinal in Kolkata on Sunday. Click here for full story

Start the year in prosperity: bourses await 'muhurat' trading

Key Indian equity markets will hold a special "Muhurat" trading session to mark the start of the Hindu New Year on Thursday. The annual one-hour session will be held between 6.30 pm. and 7.30 pm. It is held every year on account of Diwali Laxmi Pujan. The session is considered to be auspicious for stock market trading. It is believed that the "Muhurat" trading on this day brings wealth and prosperity throughout the year. Click here for full story

Thats it for today, kids. Thank you for listening. I hope you’ll watch out for me tomorrow again at 5 pm. Remember it’s so important to know what’s going on in the world around you.

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