Afternoon brief: Def R&D to be opened to private sector for high-tech platforms, and all the latest news

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Def R&D to be opened to private sector for high-tech platforms

In the next meeting of Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the Narendra Modi government is slated to approve amendments in the Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) to allow Indian private sector into defence research and development (R&D) through special purpose vehicles and in collaboration with the defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs). Read more

Shuttling to a new high

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lived the entire Games experience. They would turn up to catch a glimpse of action from other sports around the NEC halls—Satwik keenly followed Jeremy Lalrinnunga’s lifts—or hold a reporter’s mic to conduct a mock interview. Read more

Nayanthara Beyond The Fairytale teaser: Watch her marry Vignesh Shivan as they share precious memories with fans

A ‘magical documentary’ about Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan’s fairytale wedding will be soon released on Netflix. Titled Nayanthara: Beyond The Fairytale, it features the actor and the filmmaker as they reveal details about their high-profile wedding that was attended by actors Rajinikanth, Shah Rukh Khan, Suriya and many other celebrity guests. While the premiere date of Vignesh and Nayanthara’s documentary is yet to be announced, its Netflix promo teased what is to come as the couple gave an insight into its relationship with Vignesh calling Nayanthara ‘inspiring’ and ‘beautiful inside out’. Read more

Pooja Hegde is a ‘whole vibe’ in crop top and denim shorts with mismatched sneakers for New York outing: All pics

Actor Pooja Hegde’s holiday adventures are far from over, and it features loads of fashion inspiration. The star travelled to Europe with her family last month, and now, she is in the USA to enjoy some laidback time with her loved ones. After strolling the streets of New York in trendy-looking outfits, Pooja visited an adventure park in the city. She donned an uber-cool fit for the occasion, and netizens called it ‘a the whole vibe’. And we agree. Her uber-cool fashion statement will leave you impressed. Read more

Tata Tigor iCNG gets its most affordable variant at 7.4 lakh

Tata Motors has launched the new XM vairant of the Tigor iCNG of 7,39,900. Till now, the Tigor iCNG was only sold with the top-end XZ and XZ+ trim. Read more