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Chandra Grahan 2020: The First Lunar Eclipse On January 10 Would Be A Fractured Eclipse

The first lunar eclipse of 2020 will be on 10th January. It would be a sub-shadow eclipse with a short duration of 4 hours. Lunar eclipse is divided into three broad categories – partial, full and fragmentary or sub-shadow. The sub-shadow lunar eclipse is weaker in comparison to the other two.

Full lunar eclipse: The earth comes between the sun and the moon and blocks the light going to the moon. In other words, it covers the moon with its shadow.

Partial lunar eclipse: Shadow of the earth covers some parts of the moon. The sunlight doesn’t reach the covered parts.

Sub-shadow lunar eclipse: The moon gets covered under its own shadow and for this reason, this lunar eclipse remains weaker in comparison to others.

Lunar eclipse timing in India

The eclipse would start at 10:36 pm on January 10 and reach its midway at 12:40 am and will complete on 2:44 am. The total length of this astronomical event will be a little over 4 hours.

Lunar eclipse in 2020

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Violence Reported From Bengal And Chennai Amid Nationwide Strike By CITU

The 24-hour nationwide strike resulted in disruption of rail and road traffic in several states including Bengal, Odisha and Tamil Nadu. It was claimed that approximately 25 crore workers from ten trade unions would make the Bharat Bandh on January 8 successful.

Bengal Bandh

Several Left supporters held a “Rail Roko Protest” in the North 24 Parganas district to support the strike. The railway police also found crude oil bombs on the tracks. Violence was also reported from Jadavpur and Behala. The Left also accused the Mamata government of double-speaking on strike. Chief Mamata Banerjee said that it won’t support the strike.

Rahul Gandhi supported the strike

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi supported the striking workers with his tweet. He said that he saluted the 25 crore workers that were standing united against and oppressive economic policies of the central government.

Maharashtra Bandh

The Udbhav Thackeray Maharashtra government supported the strike. Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana wrote an editorial saying that six months had been passed since the formation of the central government but nothing was done to improve the labor condition in India.

Chennai Bandh

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Iran Attacked US Facilities In Iraq But All Is Well According To Trump

Iran targeted US-led forces in Iraq on Wednesday. This attack was in retaliation to the drone strike that killed its powerful military commander QassemSulemani.

Iran attacked US in Iraq

The state television of Iran reported that it fired 15 missiles the US-bases Ain al-Asad air base and another US facility in Erbil in Iraq about 1:30 am Iraqi time on Wednesday. Also, it said that Iran didn’t want to escalate tension. It was also claimed that around 80 US soldiers were killed in the attack. Also, the helicopters and other military equipment stationed at the facilities were damaged.

US on Iran attack

All was well said the US president Donald Trump. He also visited one of the targets – Ain al-Asad – to take stock of the situation. According to early indications, the US reported no casualty but the officials refused to comment on the impact of the attack. Hours earlier the attack, the US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the US anticipated the attack.

Iran want peace

The attack was aimed at US bases and no other country including Iraq reported any loss. Iran has long been demanding … Read the rest

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Player Ratings Of Manchester United VS Manchester City

Bernardo Silva put fabulous efforts with Riyad Mahrez for City’s second to take lead over United. City scored 3 goals and United managed to score only one in return. Let’s have a look at the star players of this match.

Manchester United

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6

As expected, he provided excellent defense and efficiently tackled the front foot to bolster United’s attacking output.

Phil Jones – 5

Still in the recovery phase after suffering a torrid night, Phil Jones could do nothing other than watching Bernardo unleashing his unstoppable strike that open the scoring from the top corner. Soon Kevin De Bruyne turned him inside out for City’s third.

Victor Lindelof – 5

His casual retreat resulted in his failure to tackle Bernardo and like Jones, he was also a witness to the City’s attacking movement. He was simply unable to grip the football of City.

Brandon Williams – 6

This teenager has much potential but he felt helpless due to his style at times when City overloaded on his side. He tried in the 55th minute of the game but that was too late … Read the rest

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25 Crore Workers From 10 Central Trade Unions Call For 24-Hour Nationwide Bandh On January 8

The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) has called for Bharat Bandh against the disinvestment, privatisation and labour reform policies of the central government. According to CITU, ten central trade unions were supporting its cause.

CITU calls for a nationwide strike

CITU said that it had been over four years since the last Indian Labour conference took place in August 2015. In the last conference, the government created a Group of Ministers to consider the 12 point-charter of demands of the labour unions. But nothing happened after that meeting. It further said that the government started selling Public Sector Undertakings and natural resources to strengthen the failing economy.

Worker’s demand

The 24-hour strike is called to oppose privatization policies of the central government and present a 12-poing common demand like working-class on pay hike, fixing of the minimum wage, social security and uniform five-day week.

Services affected by Bharat Bandh

Banking services are more likely to get affected by the nationwide strike but private sector banks are likely to work as usual. But the transport sector is likely to get the maximum impact of the strike. According to SBI, … Read the rest

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All Four Nirbhaya Case Convicts Will Be Executed On January 22 At 7AM In Tihar Jail

The 2010 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder victims were awarded a death warrant by a Delhi court on Tuesday. The court gave convicts 14 days to look for legal remedies. They will be executed at 7 am on January 22 in Tihar Jail.

The court order

Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar pronounced the order after issuing death warrants for the four convicts. The prosecution said that the Supreme Court has dismissed the review petitions of the convicts and there was no petition pending before any court or the President. But the convicts Mukesh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Singh and Pawan Gupta can look for legal remedies and file curative petitions before the execution. Lawyer of the convicts AP Singh said he would file a curative petition in the Supreme Court.

Nirbhaya’s mother on the order

Asha Devi, the mother of the victim of the gangrape and murder, said that her daughter finally got justice. She further said that the execution of the convicts would empower the women of the country. She also said that this decision would strengthen people’s belief in the judiciary system.

Asha Devi fought for eight long years to … Read the rest