Aaj Tak is coming up with the 6th Edition of the award winning annual event ‘Agenda Aaj Tak’.The two-day conclave is scheduled for the 1st and 2nd of December in New Delhi and will feature the most powerful voices debating issues that dominate the Hindi heartland’s mindspace.The distinguished list of speakers includes political personalities such as Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath, Smriti Irani, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mohammed Salim, Sachin Pilot, and Farooq Abdullah, among others.Apart from politics, discussions will also be held on cinema and sports, with guests including Dharmendra, Badshah, Vidya Balan, Anuradha Paudwal, Sourav Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh, V V S Laxman and others set to grace the Agenda Aaj Tak stage.This year, Agenda Aaj Tak will tap into the most burning questions facing this nation and will dissect complicated issues on the national agenda. In the light of the excitement around the Gujarat elections, Agenda Aaj Tak will have a stage in Ahmedabad. Prominent political leaders such as BJP chief Amit Shah will go live from Ahmedabad and interact with audiences in New Delhi.And, for the first time ever readers will be able to set the agenda for this year’s event. Readers can call 8550900030 to share their views on India’s development and future.
Jofra Archer did not find a place in England’s preliminary World Cup squad but the uncapped all-rounder is determined to impress in the one-day series against Pakistan and break into the final team in case there is an injury in the 15-man side.Archer was omitted from the preliminary World Cup squad on Wednesday but got his maiden England call-up for the warm-up games against Pakistan and Ireland next month. Injury replacements for the showpiece event can be named until May 23.Barbados-born Archer, who is eligible for national selection under new England and Wales Cricket Board residency rules, said he was surprised by his quick elevation.”I thought I would have to wait a couple more years before I would be in contention for the full squad, I thought I would have to play for (England) Lions,” the all-rounder, currently playing for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, told reporters.”I was fully prepared in my mind that it was going to be a seven-year job. When I found out I was qualified more quickly it was obviously a bit of a shock but also exciting.”While the 24-year-old has admirers in England regulars Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes said it would be unfair for England selectors to ask any player to make way for the uncapped Archer.”I understand the situation and I’m very happy with everything. I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes,” said Archer, whose ability to bowl at more than 90 miles per hour and power-hitting make him a limited-overs asset.advertisement”I’m not in the World Cup squad but it’s a great chance for me to show what I can do and anything can happen. If someone gets injured, I want to put myself in a position where I’m the first person they turn to.”I’m going to give it my best shot. I’ve worked pretty much all my life for this moment and I just want to tackle it and put my best foot forward.”Even if he is not eventually picked in the final World Cup squad, the 24-year-old said it was not going to be the end of the world.”Of course I want to play in the World Cup, but if it doesn’t happen for me I’m not going to get upset.”England play Ireland in a one-day international on May 3 before a five-match ODI series and a Twenty20 against Pakistan. The World Cup begins on May 30.Also Read | Chris Woakes not in favour of Jofra Archer selection in England World Cup squadAlso Read | ICC partners with UNICEF to organise #OneDay4Children at 2019 World CupAlso Read | World Cup 2019 Team India players full list: Virat Kohli to lead 15-man squad