US Fears Use Bioweapons In Ukraine

The US Fears Use Bioweapons In Ukraine

The US warned that Russia could use bioweapons against Ukraine in the ongoing war while rejecting the assumptions that the US was supporting a bioweapons program in Ukraine.

Russia has alleged that Ukraine was working on a bioweapons program with the support of the US. But America has rejected the allegation saying that Moscow could use the bioweapons themselves.

Highlights:

• The US denied that it was supporting any bioweapons program in Ukraine
• America called the allegation a conspiracy theory for using bioweapons by Russia
• White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the disinformation by Russia was a sign that Russians could use the biological weapons
• Psaki hinted that Russia had a track record of accusing the west

Did Russia Find Bioweapons In Ukraine?

US Fears Use Bioweapons In Ukraine

Russian foreign ministry claimed to find evidence of the presence of biological weapons in Ukraine in its 6th March tweet. It said that Russian forces caught Ukrainians erasing traces of a military-biological program allegedly funded by the US.

The US Rejected The Allegation

State Department spokesman Ned Price issued a statement soon after the allegation was made against the US. Ned Price said that the Kremlin was intentionally … Read the rest

iPhone SE (2022)

iPhone SE (2022): Detailed Specs And Price In India

Apple launched its much-awaited iPhone SE (2022) in a virtual event. Based on the iPhone SE (2020), The new iPhone SE is the company’s budget Smartphone. The first iPhone SE was launched in April 2020 and since then the users were waiting for its upgrade.

In terms of upgrade, the new iPhone SE packs the latest A15 Bionic chip that was introduced last year. Also, it has 5G connectivity feature. But the old iPhone SE has A13 Bionic chip with 4G support. The rear camera in the new iPhone SE has also been upgraded. But no changes are made on the two-year-old design.

Specifications:

iPhone SE (2022)

• Network Technology: 5G, 4G VoLTE
• Display: 4.7-inch Retina HD display
• Resolution: 750 x 1,334 pixels with 326ppi of pixel density and up to 625 nits of peak brightness
• Dimensions: 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm
• Weight: 144 grams
• Touch Sampling: Touch ID button for biometric authentication
• OS: iOS 15
• Chipset: A15 Bionic
• Memory: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB
• Primary Camera: 12 MP with an f/1.8 wide-angle lens and features including Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 4, and Photographic Styles
• Rear Video: 4K video recording at up to 60fps… Read the rest

Hike In Petrol, Diesel Prices

A ₹ 15 Hike In Petrol, Diesel Prices Feared By Experts After A Four Month’s Pause

With assembly elections in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and Goa – concluding on Monday, the state-owned fuel retailers are gearing up to adjust the price according to the benchmark international rate in the preceding 15 days.

Highlights Of The Fuel News:

• Fuel prices have been frozen since 4 November 2021 due to assembly elections
• The crude oil price for India rose above $111 per barrel on 1st March 2022
• International oil prices shot up fearing disrupting of oil supplies or sanctions by western nations on Russia for invading Ukraine
• The decrease in the value of the rupee to 77.01 per dollar further escalated the crude oil prices

How Much The Oil Price Could Be Revised In India?

Hike In Petrol, Diesel Prices

At the time of freezing of oil prices four months back, India was paying $81.5 per barrel. The oil companies today need at least a ₹ 15/liter increase to break even. But they are expected to increase the price by less than 50 paisa/liter every day instead of passing the entire loss to the consumers in one go.

How Much Crude Oil India Buys From International Market?

India meets about 85% of its oil requirement … Read the rest

Russia-Ukraine war

Russia-Ukraine War: 10 Big Developments Of The Day

With Russian troops now targeting major Ukrainian cities, the numbers of residents fleeing neighboring countries have increased. The world is seeing an unprecedented refugee crisis as the number of refugees has already crossed 1.5 million.

10 Developments Of the Russia-Ukraine war:

• Residents of the besieged city of Mariupol are trapped without water and electricity as all attempts to evacuate the civilians have failed due to repeated ceasefire violations by Russian forces.

• Vinnytsia airport in central Ukraine was destroyed by Russian missiles said President Volodymyr Zelensky.

• Mortar fire killed three civilians trying to flee Irpin reported BBC.

• Pope Francis rejected the “military operation” term used by Russia for justifying its actions saying that rivers of blood and tears were flowing in Ukraine. Pope also said that the war was leading only to death, destruction, and misery.

• Top global firms including the streaming giant Netflix, accounting firms KPMG, PWC, and financial service company American Express cut ties with Russia amid the ongoing Ukraine war.

Russia-Ukraine war

• Russia asks its merchants to limit sales of essential items to counter black marketing of necessary items. There is fear that western sanctions could trigger hoarding of … Read the rest

Shane Warne, Passed Away At 52

The Legendry Leg-Spinner Shane Warne, Passed Away At 52

Australian cricketer and the greatest leg-spinner of all time, Shane Warne (52), passed away of a suspected heart attack on 4th March at the Island of Ko Samui, Thailand. His management broke the news to the world requesting privacy for the family.

Shane Warne’s Cricketing Career At A Glance:

• He debuted against India in 1992 at the Sydney Cricket Ground
• In 1993 Ashes, Warne bowled the “Best of the Series” while bowling out English cricket legend, Mike Gatting
• He dominated Australian cricket for the next 14 years
• He played 145 Tests and became the Baggy Green after Ricky Ponting and Allan Border
• With 708 wickets, he is second to Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka
• He played 194 ODIs and took 1001 wickets
• In 2007, he announced his retirement from international cricket
• Shane Warne was a part of the World Cup 1999 winning Australian team
• He was the five-times Ashes winner
• Warne was named one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of 20th Century
• In 2004, Warne took four consecutive five-wickets

Shane Warne, Passed Away At 52

IPL Career

• Shane Warne led Rajasthan Royals (RR) to win the 2008 edition
• He played for three more years … Read the rest

Rudra The Edge Of Darkness

Rudra: The Edge Of Darkness: Ajay Devgn Performs Well But Story Misses Indianization

Rudra: The Edge of Darkness is in the news for two reasons, first, Ajay Devgn, and second, Indianized version of the British TV show Luther. While the first episode was well received by the audience, it will be too early to make an opinion on the web series.

Story

DCP Rudra Veer Singh (Ajay Devgn) in the Special Crime Unit of the Mumbai Police is the best mind at work, but he always remains on the radar of the department due to his style of working. Also, his obsession with the police job costs him dearly in terms of a troubled married life. But his job takes him closer to a child prodigy, Dr. Aliyah Choksi (Raashi Khanna) who’s herself a double murder suspect. But the two develop good chemistry.

Highlights Of The Series:

• The slow-burning chemistry of Ajay Devgn and Raashi Khanna is the heart of the crime-thriller
• It looks more western than the original series Luther
• The crime-thriller is made free from fancy cuts or special effects so the scenes move fast
• Satyadeep Mishra as a soft-spoken and unproblematic boyfriend of Devgn’s estranged wife looks good
• Among baddies, KC Shankar has portrayed the … Read the rest