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Live in a bubble, for real! 

Even as social distancing is becoming a norm, the tourism industry is looking at new ways to boost their business.  A secluded retreat in South Iceland caters to guests who want to be surrounded by nature—and you will be literally immersed in it, staying in your own private bubble nestled in the forest. You can […]

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Delhi set to surpass Mumbai in Covid 19 cases 

India saw a sudden spurt in Coronavirus cases post easing of lockdown. The Delhi government has to call in the army to contain the movements of people even as the national capital is set to surpass Mumbai in the number of positive cases. Mumbai has been registering the highest number of cases in the country […]

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Fisherman catches statue instead of fish! 

Generally fishermen catch fish in the sea and rivers but this month a Spanish fisherman caught a statue, that too a 700 year old one!  Fisherman Fernando Brey was wading in the Sar River near Santiago de Compostela, Spain. As he fished, he stumbled over a stone. But when he looked more closely, he realized […]

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NBA returns to play at DisneyLand 

Two fun activities in one? Is there better news in these gloomy times? (If you don’t consider the successful discovery of Covid 19 vaccines, that is.) Disney and the NBA have forged a deal to resume in July the basketball season that was interrupted by COVID-19 back in March. Match on! Yes, the NBA matches […]

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Wooden money is a currency in this town 

Coronavirus has hit everyone hard, be it young or old or rich or poor. In an effort to help residents and local merchants to get through the economic fallout of the pandemic, a small council has come up with an innovative idea: Wooden money. In Tenino — a community of less than 2,000 people halfway […]

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Covid cases rise as India eases lockdown 

India saw a spike in Coronavirus cases even as the country eased on lockdown. While most of the cities are trying to get back to business, the cases too have risen.  Tamil Nadu government announced lockdown of Chennai again after cases surged. Maharashtra witnessed more than 100,000 cases while Mumbai still leads the state tally. […]

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What is UNSC and why it matters for India? 

India has been elected to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) with an overwhelming majority of 184 votes. India’s 2-year term as a non-permanent member will begin from January 1, 2021. This is the 8th time Indian has been selected to the United Nations Security Council. What’s UNSC? The Security Council is the only UN […]

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Covid global numbers beyond 7 million, India on top 5 now 

India has emerged in the top five countries affected by Coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, this is one tally we would have hoped to stand last, or not appear totally. However, the country has been reporting a spike in case especially after it opened for business.  India’s cases may well touch 3,00,000 at the end of this […]

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Kathy Sullivan is the first woman to dive in deepest trench 

A former NASA astronaut who was the first American woman to walk in space has become the world’s first woman to reach the deepest point on Earth. Kathy Sullivan dove to Challenger Deep, the lowest-known location on the planet. She is now the first woman and eighth person to descend the 7 miles (11 kilometers) […]

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Meet the youngest graduate from Fullerton 

Jack Rico may look like just another 13-year-old teenager, but this boy from the USA has become the youngest graduate from Fullerton college in California.  He did not graduate with one but four associate degrees. According to reports, the subjects in which he earned accolades were not easy either. His chosen subjects included History, Human […]