QWrap: Heavy Rains Lash Chennai, New Generation iPhone Launched

Here is the The Quint’s wrap of everything that made the news, put together in a 3-minute video for you.

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1. Chennai Rains: Water Recedes in Parts, But Death Toll Rises

Rains continued to lash Chennai on Friday, 3 October. The Meteorological Department (IMD) said there maybe respite for a few hours in the day, but there are chances of heavy rains in the evening. The Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu Government to pay compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the families of two girls who were electrocuted to death because of the floods.

Get all the live updates here.


2. iPhone X, iPhone 8 & 8 Plus: Everything You Need to Know

The new generation of iPhones are finally out, and boy do they look exactly the same! Yes, that’s what we have to say about the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. On the inside, its a different story altogether. Lot of updates to the 8 series and also the new Apple Watch Series 3.

On the other hand, the new iPhone X is a breath of fresh air with the bezel-less design and facial recognition technology.

Here’s a video on everything you need to know about the new phones.


3. WhatsApp Back Online After Brief Downtime, Everyone Panics

Popular social messaging platform WhatsApp was temporarily down for users across the globe. According to a report, many users jumped over to social media to vent their frustration, and the outage was detected by an independent website called DownDetector.

The issue had reportedly been spotted on Friday morning in different parts of the world, and we wait for official word from the company on the seeming malfunction.

The popular social messaging app is working again in some regions. Not before it triggered a social media storm.

Twitter dutifully registered people’s panic.


4. Ittefaq Movie Review: Akshaye Khanna Shines in the Remake

As Ittefaq releases this week, here is RJ Stutee’s review on it.

Video Producer: Anmol Saini
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5. How Gujarat’s Unemployment Sent a Man from B.Com to Farming

“Hello... hello, who are you?” 57-year-old Manibhai Parmar asks in English, as he walks up to investigate who we are. Him and his wife, Savitabhen, have about two hours until 6 pm to finish sowing the tobacco field. Their daily income – Rs 100 – depends on it.

“I’m a BCom fail, in one subject – statistics,” says Manibhai, switching to Hindi now. So, why did he not rewrite the exam?

“My father fell ill and I had to look for a job. I passed the LIC exam, but did not have money to pay a bribe to get the job. With a lot of difficulty, I found a job as a clerk for a lawyer. But, he was an old man and died later. After that, I got married and had children. I just had to get some work. My father was a farm labourer on this land, and so I started doing the same.”

Read the full story here.

Video Producer: Anmol Saini
Video Editor: Mohd Ibrahim

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