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Basant-Panchami

Basant Panchami: History, Celebrations And Importance

It is believed that worshipping goddess Saraswati on Basant Panchami brings knowledge. In schools and educational institutions, Mata Saraswati is worshipped is worshipped in the morning and Prasad given to all students and devotees.

Basant Panchami date and celebration

It falls on Magh Shukla Panchami. It is also celebrated as Shri Panchami and Saraswati Puja. It is a very auspicious day for worshipping goddess Saraswati that blesses her devotees of knowledge. It is said that Mother Saraswati blessed all living organisms with voice on this very day.

History of Basant Panchami

Following the orders of Lord Vishnu, Brahmaji created human vagina but wasn’t satisfied with his creation. Taking further orders from Lord Vishnu, he sprinkled water from is kamandalaon the earth and a beautiful woman goddess with four hands appeared on the earth. She was having veena in one hand and garlands and books on other two hands. Her one hand was in vara posture. When she played veena, all the creatures of the world got voice. At this instance, Brahmaji called her goddess Saraswati or the goddess of speech.

Saraswati Puja importance

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Coronavirus: Why The World Is Scared Of This Virus Outbreak?

The latest tally of coronavirus is 106 fatalities and over 4,000 infected worldwide. But the good thing is that the world has come together to contain the spread of the deadly virus. 

In India, the Union Health Ministry has already sounded alert at international airports and has asked its officials to do a thermal screening of those coming from China. Several cases of coronavirus from Delhi, Mumbai and other states have been reported.

Members of security wear facemasks inside the high-speed train station connecting Hong Kong to mainland China during a public holiday in celebration of the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong on January 28, 2020, as a preventative measure following a virus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. – China on January 28 urged its citizens to postpone travel abroad as it expanded unprecedented efforts to contain a viral outbreak that has killed 106 people and left other governments racing to pull their nationals from the contagion’s epicentre. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP) (Photo by ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images)

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The US Embassy In Baghdad Again Hit With Rockets

The US embassy in Iraq was attacked with rockets on Sunday. It was the first attacked after months of close-calls but thousands of protestors kept-up anti-US sin-ins across the country.

Attack on US embassy

Three rockets landed in the US embassy but no casualty was reported according to Iraqi security forces. But the US embassy didn’t give any information on the attack. Also, no one took responsibility for the attack but the US blamed Iran-backed military factions in Iraq for the attack. The rockets were launched earlier in the day and fell on the western bank of Tigris.

Iraq condemned the attack

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi condemned the attack. Speaker of Parliament Mohammed Halbusiwhile condemning the attack said that Iraq faced the risk of being dragged into a homeland war. But it had already been dragged into a worrying tit-for-tat fight between the US and Iran.

The US in Iraq

Presently there are approximately 5,200 Americans stationed at various locations in Iraq. And they are there to lead the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group. But now the top Iraqi fighters also want the US to be … Read the rest

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European Union Passes Six Resolutions Against CAA And Kashmir Ahead of PM Modi’s Visit

As India PM Narendra Modi’s gears up for the India-EU summit in Brussels in March, there is a big backlash from European Parliament (EU) on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the clampdown on Jammu and Kashmir.

EU backlash on CAA and J&K

EU parliament had six resolutions by 626 from 751 members on the CAA and J&K. But their bigger concern was CAA as they are of the opinion that the controversial citizenship law could create the largest statelessness crisis in the world. But the Indian government refuted the resolutions by calling both the issues as internal matters of the country. Also, the government assured that acts were adopted with due process of the law.

EU groups that moved the resolutions

  1. Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
  2. The European People’s Party (Christian Democrats)
  3. European United Left and Nordic Green Left
  4. Greens/European Free Alliance
  5. Conservatives and Reformists
  6. The Renew Europe Group

While the first group denounced the fact that India had incorporated religious criteria into its naturalization and refugee policies, the second group expressed its concern over negative image of internal stability in India due to CAA consequences.

India’s reaction

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Retired N.B.A. Player And Champion Kobe Bryant Died With His Daughter In A Helicopter Crash

Kobe Bryant, the retired N.B.A. player and 18-time All-Star and five-time N.B.A. champion, died in a helicopter crash with his daughter Gianna near Calabasas, California. The crash also claimed life of a college baseball coach, his wife and daughter.

Helicopter crash

According to Nine people including the pilot died in the crash said Alex Villanueva, the Los Angeles County sheriff in a press conference. The National Transportation Safety Board had already sent a team to California to investigate the incident. According to Daryl Osby, the Los Angeles County fire chief, the crash site was difficult to access and that the firefighters had to hike the area.

What was the approved strength of passengers wasn’t clear at the time of the incident. Also, the authorities weren’t certain whether the helicopter was carrying more passengers than allowed and if it was overloaded. But authorities said that they would need several days to recover bodies of the victims of hospital crash.

Kobe was going to an academy

Koby Bryant (41) and Gianna were on the way to the academy where he used to coach his daughter’s team. But no further details about the … Read the rest

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Highlights Of The Grand Republic Day parade 2020

India celebrated the 71st Republic Day on 26th January with a grand parade on Rajpath. And it was a 90-minute display of military might, cultural diversity and socio-economic progress of the country. The chief guest of today’s parade was Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. The ceremony started with PM Narendra Modi paying tribute to soldiers at the National War Memorial.

Republic Day 2020 highlights

• The armed forces of the nation and their armaments were at the centre-stage of the grand parade.

• A total of 16 marching contingents including National Cadet Corps and National Service Scheme took part in the parade.

• For the second consecutive year, a woman officer Captain Tania Sher Gill of the Corps of Signals led an all-male contingent.

• The 61st Cavalry, the only active horse cavalry regiment in the world also took part in the parade. Raised in 1953, the cavalry was in the uniform of the erstwhile Gwalior Lancers.

• The Air Force contingent had 144 air warriors with a tableau showcasing scaled-down models of newly-acquired fighter jet Rafael and indigenous Tejas aircraft and the Light Combat Helicopter … Read the rest