Delhi Assembly Election 2020: AAP Replaces 15 Sitting MLAs And Includes 6 Fresh NamesFor Elections

Arvind Kejriwal announced the list of all 70 contestants of the AamAadmi Party (AAP) for the upcoming Delhi elections that are due next month. Out of the 70 candidates, only 46 are the sitting legislators of the party.

AAP list for Deli Elections 2020

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will contest from the New Delhi constituency and Manish Sisodia will fight from Patparganj. Others in the list include Satyendra Jain (Shakur Basti), Jitendra Tomar(Tri Nagar), Jarnail Singh (Tilak Nagar), Atishi(Kalkaji) and SK Bagga(Krishna Nagar).

15 sitting MLAs are given tickets and 15 sitting MLAs are replaced. Also, there are 6 fresh names on the list. Last time, AAP had 6 women candidates but this time, there are 8 women candidates said the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi.

Congress list of candidates

Congress is also ready with its list of 14 candidates for 2020 Delhi Assembly elections but it would announce the names only after AAP and BJP declare their candidates. AAP has declared the names of all 70 candidates and BJP is expected to declare its candidates later this week.

2020 Delhi Assembly elections

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Indian Army Day 2020: History And Significance Of Commemorating The Brave Soldiers Of Indian Army

Every year January 15 is celebrated as Indian Army Day. On this day, the entire nation commemorates the soldiers that are standing tall in every condition to protect the country from foreign aggression and armed rebellion.

India Army Day

15th January is the Army Day because on this day in 1949 the then Lieutenant General KM Cariappa took over General Sir Francis Butcher as Commander-in-Chief of India. This year the nation will celebrate the 72nd Army Day.

Indian Army Day significance

All Command Headquarters come together to celebrate the Indian Army Day where the nation honors the soldiers that set examples of selfless service and brotherhood before the citizens. It is because of these brave soldiers that the Indian Army is considered one of the most powerful armies competing with superpowers like the United States, Russia, and China.

Indian Army Day 2020: Motto

Service before self is the motto of the Indian Army and the mission is to ensure national security and national unity. The mission statement further reads that the army would defend the nation from external aggression and armed rebellion. Also, it will maintain peace and security in the country.

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Satya Nadella Criticizes CAA For Being Anti-National

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Nadella said that he was saddened by protests over the new Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in India. He further said that what was happening was sad.

Satya Nadella on CAA

He said that he would love seeing a Bangladeshi immigrant in India to create the next unicorn in India or become the next CEO of Infosys while speaking to BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith at a Microsoft event in the US.

Later he tweeted from his official handle that every country would and should define its borders and set immigration policies but in democracies, people would define and debate within those bounds. He said that he was shaped by Indian heritage, growing up in a multicultural India and his immigrant experience in the US. His hope was for an India where an immigrant could aspire to find a prosperous startup or lead a multinational corporation benefitting society and economy of India.

Ramachanrda Guha backed Nadella’s statement

Noted historian Ramchandra Guha supported Nadella and said that he wished the big names in the domestic IT industry would take a stand as he did. He tweeted that he wished that the country’s IT czars had the courage … Read the rest


Google Doodle Commemorates 101st Birth Anniversary Of The Legendary Poet Kaifi Azmi

Today’s Google Doodle is devoted to the renowned poet, songwriter and activist Kaifi Azmi from India. His wrote love poems, songs for Bollywood movies, lyrics and screenplays. Today is his 101st birth anniversary and Google Doodle celebrates the birth of Kaifi Azmi, the most renowned poets of 20th century India.

Kaifi Azmi life

Born in 1919 in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, his real name was Syed Athar Hussain Rizvi but he is more popular as Kaifi Azmi. He penned his first poem at the tender age of 11. He also joined join Quit India Movement in 1942 on the inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi. After achieving freedom, he left for Mumbai where he worked for an Urdu newspaper.

Kaifi Azmi work and awards

He published his first collection of poems in 1943 with the title Jhankar. He also won numerous awards that include three Filmfare Awards but the bigger achievement is the prestigious Padma Shri Award for Literature and Education and the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship that is one of India’s highest literary honours.

Kaifi Azmi social work

He was an active member of the influential Progressive Writers’ Association that used to highlight importance of socioeconomic reforms through their writings.

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Makar Sankranti: History, Significance And Auspicious Time For Holy Bath And Puja

Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on Wednesday 15th January 2020. Fact that this festival is celebrated with much zeal in Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Bihar, Bengal and Orissa and almost of all north India underlines its significance.

Makar Sankranti celebrations

Usually celebrated on 14th or 15th January, Makar Sankranti brings joy and happiness. On this day, people wear new clothes and fly kites. This year, Kumbh 2020 will start in Prayagraj on Makar Sankranti. Millions of people are expected to congregate at the banks of Ganga to take a holy dip on this auspicious day. Also, this day brings relief from the cold season that starts changing with the festival. It is the onset of Basant Ritu or Spring.

Significance of Makar Sankranti

It is believed that Bhagirathi brought Ganga to the ashram of Kapil Muni on this day. It is for this reason that Kumbha begins on Makar Sankranti.

Makar Sankranti date, time and muhurat

Date: 15th January 2020

Time: 07:19 AM

Punyakal: 07:19 AM to 12.31 PM

Maha-Punyakal: 07:19 AM to 09:30 AM

Holy dip time: Early morning on 15th January

Makar Sankranti Puja Vidhi

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The 92nd Academy Awards 2020: Gully Boy Is Out Of The Race But Include In 2019 Best Picture Nomination

The nominations for The Academy Awards 2020 can be announced anytime but people are more excited to know which pictures are in the race and which are out. There was a proud moment for Indian cinema when Gully Boy was shortlisted as official entry from India but it is told the film is out of the race.

Gully Boy in Oscar 2020

Directed by Zoya Akhtar, the film stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt and these powerhouse actors made it a very interesting movie. the Inclusion of the movie in Oscar nomination was a thing of joy for India cinema lovers but now it is out of the race. But the good thing is that this movie is still a part of 344 films eligible for 2019 best picture nomination. Could Gully Boy win Oscar? It will be a thing to be seen when the nominations are announced.

Oscar nomination

The nominations will be announced in two parts. In the first part, there will be Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Costume Design, Film Editing, Original Score, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing according to a report in


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