Tamil Nadu Governor, Chief Minister, Deputy CM And Other Leaders Extend Greetings For Ayudha Pooja And Vijayadasami

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit extended his greetings for Ayudha Pooja to countrymen. Also, the Chief Minister K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam extended their greetings for Ayudha Pooja on the eve of the festival of Viajaydasami started on Monday.

What did the governor say in his greetings?

Banwarilal Purohit said that Ayudha Pooja marked the triumph of the good forces over evil. He further elaborated that the concept of Durga as a protector of human race was embodied in Navarathri celebrations. He said that people chant hymns of Durga’s victory over evil forces.

The Raj Bhawan greeting message states that the governor extends his best wishes to the people of Tamil Nadu to promote communal harmony, diversity and creatively offer opportunities for civic pride and improve their standard of living.

What did the CM say in his greetings?

CM K Palaniswamiwith his Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam extended best wishes of Ayudha Pooja and Vijayadasami to the people of Tamil Nadu. They said the ritual is performed to honour the tools people use and pray for their businesses to flourish.Amma MakkalMunnetraKazhagam leader TTV Dhinakaran also joined the leaders in extending his best wishes for the coming festivals.

How is Viajayadasami celebrated in Tamil Nadu?

The festival marks the beginning of good initiatives including education, industrial ventures and projects to hold the social values. The festive mood grips the entire state and brings a new energy to the markets. It is a ritual for political leaders to extend their best wishes.

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Rohit Sharma Led The Visakhapatnam Test Match Against South Africa To Victory With His176 & 127 Runs

Virendra Sehwag, former Indian opener, hailed Rohit Sharma for his great first inning as an opening batsman in Test Cricket. India won the Visakhapatnam test against South Africa by 203 runs. Rohit Sharma contributed 176 and 127 in this victory. It was his first test match as an opener and he did a great job.

Rohit Sharm’s promotion is history repeated

Captain Sourav Ganguli also allowed Virendra Sehwag to open test innings and is decision to elevate Sehwag from limited over batsman to a test cricketer proved right. Virendra Sehwag scored two triple centuries in his test career. This aggressive batsman soon became one of the most feared opening test cricketers of the world at that time.

Why is Rohit Sharma’s promotion to Test Cricket a feat?

Rohit Sharma has a contrasting career as a batsman from limited overs cricket to test matches. But he has been a good batsman throughout his career and his aggressive approach helped him in piling two centuries in his first test. And his feat was recognized by great cricketers including Sachin Tendulkar who send his best wished for the first win through a tweet. He displayed considerable patience in playing Test Cricket.

Harbhajan Singh hailed Mohammed Shami

The former spinner Harbhajan Singh patted Mohammed Shami for taking five wickets on the final day. He also took note of Ravindra Jadeja who dismissed four South African batsmen for 191. Harbhajan Singh mentioned Mohammed Shami in his tweet while congratulating India for its win against South Africa.

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The Second US Presidential Candidate Sounds Concern Over Kashmir

US Senator Elizabeth Warren voiced concerns over the communication lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir after the center revoked the Article 370 and 35A and bifurcated Kashmir into two Union Territories on August 5.

What did Ms. Warren say?

Elizabeth Warren is the second presidential candidate for the Democratic Party to raise the Kashmir issue. Her statement came almost a month after the fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders expressed concerns over Kashmir.

An influential American politician, Ms. Warren said that India-US ties were rooted in their shared democratic values and that she was concerned about the recent events in Kashmir leading to restrictions and continued communication blackout.

One of the fiercest critics of US President Donald Trump, the Massachusetts senator often accused Trump of undermining democracy through his acts.

What did Senator Bernie Sanders say?

Bernie Sanders said he was deeply concerned about the Kashmir situation at a campaign rally last month. He said that the communication blockade must be lifted immediately and the US government must speak boldly in support of international humanitarian law and UN backed peaceful resolution.

The Vermont Senator earlier raised the Kashmir issue during PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the US last month. He wrote an op-ed in a local newspaper criticizing the deafening silence of Trump after the lockdown in Kashmir. The same day President Trump shared sated with PM Modi at the mega “Howdy Modi” … Read the rest

Durga Ashtami 2019: Why Is It The Most Auspicious Day Of Navratri Festival And How Is It Celebrated?

Durga Ashtami or Maha Ashtami is the most auspicious of the 10-day Navratri festival starting after Pitru-Paksha.People celebrate this day with much fervor. According to traditions, Goddess Kali appeared on this day and killed the demons.

Story of appearance of Goddess Kali

Maa Durga was fighting the demons when the Goddess Durga appeared from her forehead to punish the demons that were trying to destroy the world order and establish their reign. Those demons were associated with Mahishasur that was killed by Maa Durga. Maa Durga appeared as a little girl riding a lion and she killed the dreaded Mahashasur.

Goddess Kali appeared to kill the remaining demons and free the earth from their demonic powers. Durga Ashtami is celebrated by worshipping all the incarnations of Maa Durga. Goddess Durga’s eight consorts are Brahmani, Maheswari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Narasinghi, Indrani and Chamunda.

How Durga Ashtami is celebrated?

People go to temples to offer their prayers to Maa Durga. Prasad of Halwa and Puriis prepared and offered to girls of tender age. Since Maa Durga appeared as a little girl, all girls are considered incarnation of Maa Durga on this day. In modern days, people give gifts to girls. The 10-day Navratri festival concludes with Sandhi Puja in evening. Also, bhandaras are hosted to serve prasad to people visiting temples.

Durga Ashtami on social media

People share images and quotes of Durga Ashtami on social media including WhatsApp. Also, they exchange text messages and multimedia messages with their friends, relatives and loved ones.

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NEET Would Be The Single National Entrance Test For Medical Colleges In 2020

NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test will be the only entrance test for medical admission from 2020 announced Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. NEET has already replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT).The announcement was made under enactment of National Medical Commission Act.

What is National Medical Commission Act?

The act creates a single entrance test for all the undergraduate MBBS admissions. Also, there will be single counselling window for all India admission. In addition to this, there will be state-level counselling committees for the seats that comes under state quota.

What is NEET?

It is an eligibility test for medical admissions and it is applicable to all medical colleges except All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER). AIIMS MBBS test is conducted for more than 10 AIIMS colleges across India and JIPMER MBBS counselling is done for admission in Puducherry-based medical college.

Last year data shows that only 15 students appeared in NEET while the number of students in AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS was 2 lakh and 1.4 lakh respectively.

Highlights of National Medical Commission Act 2019

  • Common national entrance test and counselling for MBBS
  • Common final year MBBS exam for colleges like AIIMS
  • Results for PG courses and obtaining license practice
  • Test for foreign medical graduates

What is the advantage of NEET?

Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that NEET would help set common standards in medical education sector in the country. The National Testing Agency (NTA) formed in 2017 will be responsible for conducting NEET test. The online application process for NEET will start from 2 December 2019 and conclude … Read the rest

Celebrate Durga Puja In Chandrayaan-2 Pandal In Varanasi

In Varanasi, a Durga Puja pandal is dedicated to ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 mission. It is a theme that has made this pandal interesting as well as attractive for visitors. While it isn’t new for Durga Puja pandals to get themes but it is for the first time that a pandal is given a science theme.

Highlights of Chandrayaan-2 Durga Puja pandal 

  • Situated 100-feet high above the ground
  • Designed in record time of 2-months
  • Idol of ISRO Chief K Sivan and astronauts along with Goddess Durga

Set on an elevated frame, this pandal will make you feel as if you are walking in the space. It is a real and unique experience and the first time in the country.

Durga Puja pandal themes in Varanasi

Every year, Durga Puja pandals are decorated in different themes. The socio-religious associations that make arrangements for Durga Puja try doing different to make the pandals more attractive. This year, the Durga Puja pandal of Orderly Bazar in Varanasi is themed on the Chandrayaa-2 mission. It is amazing but the association behind the pandal did a massive job. And this theme has caught attention of the media not only in India but across the globe. It is the kind of support ISRO needs for its hard work.

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What Made IRCTC IPO The Biggest Success In 20 Months?

State-owned Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) receives a huge response for its Rs 645-crore IPO. Subscribed 112 times, it became the most successful share sale in last 20 months.

Highlights of the IPO

  • It received bids for 225.6 crore shares while total issue size was of 2.02 crore shares according to NSE
  • The best subscribed IPO
  • The portions reserved for QIBs and HNI were subscribed 108.8 times and 354.5 times respectively
  • Retail and employee portions were subscribed 14.6 times and 5.8 times respectively

What grey market has to say about IRCTC IPO?

Senior search analysts put the grey market premium of the share at Rs 200 and at this price, it can be said that it is value for business. But much depends on the performance of IRCTC. The grey market experts expect the listing of IRCTC IPO to be around Rs 520-525 per share.

What is the advantage of IRCTC IPO?

According to leading brokerage firms like ICICIdirect and Angel Broking, this IPO generated interest in investors because of attractive pricing and monopolistic nature of the company’s business that is online sale of tickets and bottled water in railway stations.

IRCTC has set a price of Rs 315-320 for the IPO.

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Home Tours Was The Biggest Attraction Of The Architecture and The City Festival In San Francisco

Recently the AIA SF concluded the 16th Architecture + The City Festival. It was a month-long festival. This year’s these was “We the City.” Leading designers were called for panel discussion and tours of opulent hillside homes were organized for guests. Also, prominent Bay Area Artists showcased their work to the guests.

Home tours component was the biggest attraction of the festival

Sponsored by Room & Board, the home tours attracted and entertained the guests more than other activities. The highlights of home tours component are as follows.

  • Five unique and modern residences in various neighborhoods throughout San Francisco
  • Former 1930’s warehouse on Natoma Street turned into a modern, multifaceted residence and working space by MAK Studio
  • Rodgers Architecture turned a traditional residence into a 21st-century urban living space called Eureka Valley home with ample open space and a three-story floating staircase

Other noted architects participated in the festival include Winder Gibson Architects, Schwartz and Architecture, and Studio Sarah Willmer Architecture.They also highlighted the city’s contemporary leanings with their work.

Panel discussion with designers and authors

The biggest highlight of panel discussion was the changing landscape of San Francisco and authors elaborated the topic through moderated lectures. PierluigiSerraino, the San Francisco–based architect and educator, explored the history of 20th-century modern American architecture through the lens of Ezra Stoller.

Festival’s gallery exhibit

The gallery was at the center of the theme “We the City.” It exhibited work of the local artists Thomas Heinser, David Irwin, Henrik Kam, and others. Also, people were allowed to send their pictures to enrich the festival with the work of locals. AIASF is the largest chapter of the AIA nationwide. It … Read the rest

Bihar Flood: BJP MP Ram Kripal Yadav Fell Into River While Visiting His Constituency In Patna

In a freak incident, BJP MP and former Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav fell into Dardha River while visiting flood affected areas in his Parliamentary constituency.

How did MP Ram Kripal Yadav fall in the river?

The incident took place when the lawmaker was trying to cross the overflowing river on a contraption made with tyre tubes tied to bamboo shafts. But the contraption started tilting to one side only a few yards from the shore. The contraption couldn’t bear the load of lawmaker and his supports resulting in Ram Kripal Yadav falling into the river.

Who saved the lawmaker from river?

Locals standing at the bank of the river saved the lawmaker and his supporters. The locals immediately dived into the river to bring the lawmaker out. Ram Kripal Yadav fell unconscious for some time due to the shock.

Who is Ram Kripal Yadav?

A former deputy mayor of Patna, Ram Kripal Yadav was formerly with RJD before joining BJP in 2014. He shunned his long ties with Lalu Prasad Yadav to join BJP and defeated Lalu’s daughter Misa Bharti in Parliamentary elections of 2014. He retained his seat in the 2019 elections.

Bihar flood

Heavy rainfall over the weekend in Bihar created a flood like situation in the state. And the state capital Patna is among the 15 worst hit districts of the state. Ram Kripal Yadav was visiting his parliamentary constituency when he fell into river along with his supporters. He took the extreme step of crossing the river on a contraption due to unavailability of boats.

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5 Cost Effective Ways To Celebrate National Boyfriend Day on 3rd October

3rd October is celebrated as National Boyfriend Day. It is a day dedicated to all boyfriends. Girlfriends can take it as an opportunity to convey their feelings to their boyfriends. But you need not to go for an extravaganza to show how much you love your boyfriend or how he is special for you.

Here’re simple tips to celebrate National Boyfriend Day

1. Try a new restaurant

If your boyfriend is a foodie, you can take him to a new restaurant and try some different delicacies. The restaurant would be happy to find a couple as its guest and it would offer some discount.

2. Be the best couple

You can click a better picture using Internet features and share the image on social media as the best couple.

3. Propose to your boyfriend

Convey your feelings in a different style. For example, you can wear a short dress like the actresses of 90s and tell your boyfriend in simple words why he is special for you.

4. Make a video

If you want, you can make an interesting video to make your relationship memorable and share the video with your boyfriend.

5. Buy a gift card

You can buy a beautiful gift card for your boyfriend or make a card for him. In this way, you can convey your feelings.

History of National Boyfriend Day

Started in 2014, its origin can be traced to Internet. But it became popular in 2016 when youngsters start tweeting in favor of the day.

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