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Tokyo Olympics postponed till 2021 

The Tokyo Olympics which was scheduled to be held from July 24, 2020 has been rescheduled to a date no later than summer 2021, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese organisers said. The accelerating Covid-19 crisis has forced the Olympics to be postponed for the 1st time in its 124-year modern history. “In […]

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Lockdown, curfew and section 144: Know the difference 

The whole country has come to standstill due to Coronovirus. In order to prevent it from spreading among more people, the government has put in place an order to not get out of houses, or go out only in the time of absolute need. We need to follow this order to prevent the virus from […]

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Virtual galleries and museums at the click of the mouse 

Yes we are locked down. Yes we can’t go out for fun and visits. But no, it doesn’t mean you can’t see the world. In view of the closing down of all the museums and crowded places, there are many establishments which have made virtual visits possible. You can simply go to their websites and […]

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More than 170 people have Covid 19 in India 

To contain the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus disease, the government has asked schools to shut down, offices to let employees work from home and people to not travel without an emergency.  The virus has infected around 170 people in India so far, including 25 foreign nationals and one Army jawan in Leh. Three […]

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World is one big family, thanks to Covid 19 

It’s a time of calamity, it’s a time of fear, it’s a time of sickness; but it’s also a time for solidarity, it’s also a time for humanity, it’s also a time for empathy. The novel Coronavirus has affected more than 2,00,000 people globally, and the number is on the rise. While the death toll […]

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Sharath Kamal wins Oman Open 

Indian paddler Sharath Kamal gave a sensational performance to clinch the 2020 ITTF Challenger Plus Oman Open men’s singles title. The seasoned campaigner was down by a game but recovered well to outclass top seeded Marcos Freitas of Portugal 6-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-9, 3-11, 17-15 in the final. With Oman Open crown, the 37-year-old also […]

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What’s social distancing?

In the times of Coronavirus, you must be hearing one phrase a bit too often — social distancing. It’s vouched to keep you safe from getting affected. But what is it? Let’s find out. The concept It simply means no contact with others. That also means no mass gatherings or any other meet-ups in places […]

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Mahatma Gandhi to go digital 

The times are changing, and so should the people. Mahatma Gandhi is respected all over the world for his ideals and views, but to make him more popular, the government of Maharashtra has decided to make him digital. Mani Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial at Gamdevi, has received a grant of Rs10 crore from the state […]

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Afghanistan: Would the US leave with two presidents and active Taliban? 

Afghanistan has been a troubled nation, for years now. After Osama bin Laden-backed Al Qaeda attacked the US on September 11, 2001, the American troops uprooted the notorious Taliban.  Taliban defeated, democracy back A democratic elected government came into being with Hamid Karzai as its president. But all was not well. Though the Taliban fighters […]

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COVID19: Indian cases cross 70 

Fresh cases of Coronavirus have been reported from India touching the positive cases to more than 70, out of which two have been reported from Mumbai and 11 overall from Maharashtra.  The government has restricted entry and exit in the country for a month as a precaution. This means nobody is allowed to travel abroad […]