What Is The Real Figure Of Chinese Casualties In Galwan Clash?

China accepts that five of its army officers were killed in Galwan Valley clash with Indian army. Also, it honored those soldiers. They are Qi Fabao, the regimental commander from the PLA Xinjiang Military Command, Chen Hongjun, Chen Xiangrong, Xiao Siyuan and Wang Zhuoran.

Why China took a long time in accepting human loss in Galwan Valley clash?

The clash took between Indian army and China’s PLA when the latter prevented the Indian soldiers from accessing Indian points. In the clash, the Chinese soldiers brought medieval-styled weapons. India lost 20 brave soldiers including Colonel Santosh Babu, the Commanding Officer of 16 Bihar in the clash. But China denied losing any human life in that fight.

Qian Feng, director of the research department at the National Strategy Institute at Tsinghua University said while giving a reason for delay in accepting human loss by China is that it wanted to refute previous disinformation that stated China suffered greater casualties than India.

Who first reported Chinese casualties?

The Northern Army Commander of India gave a figure of 45 soldiers that were killed in the Galwan clash with Indian army. A Russian news agency TASS reported that figure on February 10 but China remained in the denial mode until disclosing names of its deceased soldiers and honoring them.

What is the present situation on Indo-China border?

After Galwan clash, both the nations decided to create a buffer-zone that will be no-man’s land to prevent such clashes in future. Also, both the militaries are disengaging their soldiers from the banks of the Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh.

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What Safe Landing Of Perseverance Means For NASA And The World?

NASA successfully landed Perseverance on Mars on Thursday. Its safe landing on a vast crater on Mars’ surface is no less than a big feat for the pandemic stricken US that is also battling economic slowdown for the same reason.

What is Perseverance?

It is a self-guided science rover with the most advanced astrobiology laboratory on the mission Mars to collect signs of life on the Red Planet. It travelled for seven months to cover a distance of 293 million miles to reach its destination. It entered the Mars’ atmosphere at a speed of 12,000 miles per hour and landed safely on Jezero Crater that is a long-vanished Martian lake bed.

Was there life on Marsh?

Perseverance will collect possible fossilized signs of microbes that were believed to live on Mars some 3 billion years ago. Scientists are of the opinion that Mars had water that made it hospitable to life. This project cost the US $2.7 billion and two years. Perseverance will extract the samples embedded on Mars surface for future analysis by scientists on earth.

US Mars mission

The US started its Mars project on 1965 by sending the first fly-by spacecraft, Mariner but Perseverance is the most ambitious project of its Mars mission as it is equipped with much larger and advanced equipment than its predecessors.

The Perseverance payload includes the project to pay way for safe human exploration of Marsh. It carries a device that will convert the carbon dioxide gas on Mars in pure oxygen needed for human survival.

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Know What Arsenal Fans Are Talking About The Upcoming Match With Benfica

Arsenal is gearing up for its next big match against Benfica in the Europa League round of 32 first-leg clash and its player line-up has made its fans rejoice with hopes of continuing its winning streak.

Where does Arsenal stand in Premiere League?

The recent wen over Leeds United has catapulted Arsenal into the top half of the Premiere League but it still needs eight points to secure its position in the Champions League. And it won’t be an exaggeration to say that the upcoming match will decide whether Arsenal returns to the Champions League. It is to be noted that Arsenal has been absent from the league for four years and winning the Europa League is its only chance to make a return to the league.

Was Mikel Arteta choosey in selecting players for Benfica match?

Elated by the recent win against Leeds United that Arsenal beat by 4-2 goals, the manager Mikel Arteta decided to retain the winning team. He seems confident on the previous players and believes that they could do the similar magic in the upcoming match.

Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks fresh from his first Premier League hat trick in the last game will lead the team in the upcoming match, while Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe, and Bukayo Saka will support the captain in the midfield.

Arteta has decided to keep the fit-again Kieran Tierney amongst the substitutes for quick replacement. The team selection of Mikel Arteta sent fans talking about the players and soon there appeared hundreds of tweets in support of the winning team.

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A Message From VLCC Femina Miss India 2020 – Runner Up – Manya Singh

It was a proud moment for the parents of Manya Singh when she returned home after a long time with VLCC Femina Miss India 2020 – Runner Up – crown on her head.

Could a girl from a lower-middle class of society where girls hardly get any opportunity win a prestigious beauty contest?


What Manya Singh has to say about her journey to the contest?

• A graduate in banking, Manya Singh said that it wasn’t her dream to be a Miss India even she didn’t know anything about Miss India pageant when she was a teen. She only wanted to do something for society and went to Miss India pageant on knowing that it provides a platform to girls that want to do something.


• She said that she wanted to provide a better life to her parents. She remembered all the hardships, tears and toils she had to go through while selling their own home and shifting to a rented accommodation. She said that she even couldn’t walk with heels in her rented house because of objections.

• Manya Singh feels the responsibility that comes with the crown and she’s ready to start her new journey. She said that she believed on the power of prayers. She further said that she wanted to spread the word why daughters were important.

• Manya Singh said that she was discouraged by people but she never took their words seriously and continued her efforts to win the Miss India pageant and when the proud moment came, her eyes welled with tears.

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Watch Everton And Man City Fighting For Survival Tonight

Stuck in a series of ups and downs this season, Everton is desperately look ahead for a win after tasting defeat at the hands of Fulham. They played well in the previous games with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur but lost the match to Fulham. Tonight, Everton will face mighty Man City and The Toffees need this match in order to remain in European contention.

How Everton will face Man City?

Man City has been on a winning streak and look ahead to win their 16th match tonight. On points tally, Man City is 7-points ahead of the second placed Man United, their cross-town rivals. Also, Man City has the advantage of the weaker position of Everton that will play without important players.

Which players will miss the match?

Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the striker of Everton, will miss his second straight game. But Allan can try making up for the striker in the midfield. On the visitor side, injured Ilkay Gundogan, who’s also the Player of the Month in January, will miss the game. But Man City has Kevin De Bruyne replacing the injured player.

What are their managers thinking about?

Pep Guardiola’s team is looking forward to play with Arsenal on the weekend and then the Champions League. But Carlo Ancelotti looks a little more worried as his side will take on Merseyside Derby on Saturday and Everton need picking as many points as they can in order to strengthen their position on points tally.

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What Killed Dinosaurs Could Happen Again?

It was a celestial object that triggered the catastrophic “impact winter” responsible for wiping out almost three-quarters of life including dinosaurs from earth, concluded Harvard astronomers. With this theory, the claim to have resolved the mysteries of the “Chicxulub impactor.”

Jupiter was responsible for that catastrophe

Jupiter is important because of its massive size. There is an icy debris at the edge of our solar system. The comet that removed dinosaurs originated in that region and Jupiter sent it to earth. The study further said that the earth could expect similar situation in every 250 million to 750 million years. The study compares Jupiter with a pinball machine kicking those incoming long-period comets into orbits and closer to the sun.

What are these long-period comets?


The study mentioned Oort cloud made up of icy pieces of debris of the size of big mountains. It is a giant spherical shell enveloping the solar system like a bubble. And it is this region that sends long-period comets to the orbit. Long-period comets are also called sungrazers as they go too close to the sun. And they take almost 200 years to orbit the sun.

These long-standing comet face sun’s heat while doing their orbit and break into pieces due to the heat impact. That pieces when reach earth could create Chicxulub size impactor, the event that killed dinosaurs.

Astronomers cheered opening of Vera Rubin Observatory

Situated in Chile, the laboratory is expected to be operational next year and astronomers are hopeful of monitor the tidal disruption of long-period comets and check whether anything bad could happen to earth.

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What Did Ri Sol Ju’s Absent Means For North Korea?

Ri Sol Ju, wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, broke all speculations about her absence by appearing a at a musical performance for the anniversary of the birth of former leader Kim Jong Il. It is known as the Day of the Shining Star in North Korea.

The audiences cheered for Ri Sol Ju

The official news agency of North Korea, KCNA, said that the crowd cheered to welcome Ri Sol Ju with the General Secretary. There was thunderous applause in the auditorium and the couple were treated with songs like “People Are of a Single Mind”. Also, newspapers published pictures of the couple on their front pages.

Speculation about Ri Sol Ju’s absence

The year long absence of Ri Sol Ju from state media fueled doubts about her health due to coronavirus. But her re-appearance suggested increased regime confidence in the quarantine situation of the country, said Rachel Minyoung Lee, an independent political analyst and one-time associate of US in relation to North Korea.

But South Korea’s spy agency gave a different reason. It said that Ri Sol Ju could have been taking care of their children to avoid exposure to the pandemic. The agency also said that North Korea hacked Pfizer Inc. to draw information on its COVID-19 vaccine program and treatment.

Ri Sol Ju’s life so far

Ri started as a cheerleader in a North Korean cheer leading squad and went on to marrying Kim Jong Un in 2009. The couple are expected to have three children, but there’s no official word about their kids.

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Why Is Dayot Upamecano Credited For Liverpool’s Win?

Liverpool won the Tuesday match with 2-0 against RB Leipzig but it was due to the mistakes Dayot Upamecano, the centre-back of Leipzig, made during the game. And Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp accepted that it was a tough game for The Reds.

What did Klopp say about Liverpool’s Tuesday match?

Jürgen Klopp displayed his happiness under an unknown fear that was visible in his selection of words. It was the game they wanted, the game they needed said a visible afraid Kopp. Leipzig could be a real monster as they overturned teams. They were really physical and Liverpool controlled them in an exceptional way that night. The forced Leipzig to make mistakes, maintained Klopp. He said he was happy with the performance.
The Liverpool was already under fire due to three consecutive defeats in the Premier League.

What did Liverpool’s captain say on Tuesday match?

Liverpool’s captain

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said that was an important game for them and that was a tough game. He further said that keeping a clean sheet was more important to them. He said that they wanted to keep going and keep fighting and accepted that there were difficult situations throughout the season. He added that the Tuesday match was a good win but it was only the half job done.

What mistakes did Dayot Upamecano make?

Dayot Upamecano was guilty of some erratic passing that benefitted Liverpool in the long run. In the first half, he was caught out of position as Saleh made the first goal for Liverpool. Later he allowed Mane to shot the ball for the second goal.

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Harbhajan Singh Shares His Look In His Debut Movie Friendship

Ahead of IPL 2021 auction on February 18, Harbhajan Singh is seen in a new avatar. The veteran off-spinner is seen wearing a half-folded dhoti and a shiny blue shirt on the sets of his upcoming Tamil movie Friendship. And the cricketer was excited to share the pictures with his fans.

Harbhajan Singh shared his pics with film stars

An excited Harbhajan displayed his dress in his debut movie along with other stars and invited his fans to come to theaters to watch his movie. He tweeted that he eagerly waited for the film to release so that he can meet his fans on a different pitch and in a new avatar. But he remained silent on the release date of the movie.

About the movie

The movie that was scheduled to be released in August last year got delayed but it is expected to be released this summer. The suiting for the movie is in full-swing as the cricketer turned actor said that they were in the last leg of the suiting.

Written and directed by John Paul Raj and Sham Suriya, Friendship is a comedy movie featuring Harbhajan Singh, Arjun, Losliya and Sathish in the leading roles. Harbhajan Singh had earlier shared the poster shared a poster of the movie in June 2020.

IPL 2021 auction

Harbhajan Singh has already announced the end of his contract with three times champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and now included in the list of lucky 292 players that would go under the hammer for IPL 2021 auction in Chennai on February 18.

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Why Should Every Indian Be Proud Of The 2021 Indiaspora Government Leaders List?

The 2021 Indiaspora Government Leaders List released on Monday made Indians proud by highlighting the Indian community members are playing in the development of world polity and economy.

What is 2021 Indiaspora Government Leaders List?

Released by a US based organization working among Indian expatriate, it is the first of its kind-list highlighting the bigger role of Indians. The list draws its inspiration and information from publicly available resources including government websites.

MR Rangaswami, one of the founders of the organization and a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and investor, said that they were proud of a person of Indian origin becoming the Vice President of the world’s oldest democracy and that they wanted to make use of the President’s Day to highlight others in the diaspora that are also doing a remarkable job in public service.

Highlights of the list

• 200 people of Indian origin occupy leadership positions in 15 countries including the US and UK
• 60 people of Indiaspora occupy cabinet ranks
• The Indiaspora leaders collectively represent more than 587 million constituents
• The countries they head account for USD 28 trillion GDP

Who are Indiaspora included in the list?

The list includes people from the countries with a rich history of Indian expatriates migration like US, UK, UAE, South Africa, Canada, Singapore and Australia. These people belong to the highest echelons of public service like legislators, diplomats, heads of central banks and senior civil servants.

With over 32 million people of Indian origin (PIO) globally, Indians make the largest expatriate population in the world. And now they have reached the highest offices in different states.

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