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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 […]

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Americans protests against racism 

The USA has erupted into a stream of protests after a black man named George Floyd was killed while being taken into custody by policemen. Though the policemen were suspended from duty, and one also fired from his job, the whole country has been witnessing protests for almost two weeks now.  What is racism We […]

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These maps show the literal names of countries, and states! 

Travelling is fun, it opens horizons, gives experiences and creates memories. But while travelling have you ever thought what would the said destination mean in their own language?  Learning the etymology – the origin of words – of countries around the world offers us fascinating insight into the origins of some of our favorite travel […]

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Want to laugh? Head to this Joke Booth 

“What does a rain cloud wear under its coat?”  “Thunderwear!” The joke may seem a bit childish to you. But actually, it’s told by a child.  After six months of practicing one-liners on his parents and two younger siblings, 6-year-old Callaghan McLaughlin set up a joke booth at the end of his driveway last month […]

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Countries rush to open lockdown, despite several cases 

The Coronavirus cases crossed more than 3.5 million even as many countries are reopening their economies.  The US which till now has registered more than 12 lac cases and more than 73,000 deaths is urging its states to open the lockdown.  Why so? The world has been under Covid 19 threat for more than five […]

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UK to start testing Covid 19 vaccine 

Human trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine started in the UK, however the government doesn’t want to be very optimistic and added a word of caution that “nothing about this process is certain”. The vaccine was developed by scientists at the University of Oxford who believe there is an 80 per cent chance of success. […]