Category: News & Politics

International Women’s Day

11 Women That Made The World Proud On International Women’s Day

Women are dominating every field but some women are simple outstanding due to their achievements against all odds. Here’re 11 such women that dominated fields that are hitherto dominated by men.

Tashnuva Anan Shishir

She’s first-ever transgender to become a newsreader in a private new channel in Bangladesh, Boishakhi TV. And she’ll start reading news from 8th March.

Mary Jackson

First Black engineer in NASA, Mary Jackson advocated for equity in the discipline that white men have dominated historically. NASA renamed its Washington, DC headquarters after Mary W. Jackson to honor its woman engineer. She received this honor posthumously.

Claire Polosak

She became the first woman umpire to officiate in a men’s ODI and in a men’s Test. She was an umpire in India vs Australia first Test in Sydney.

Bhawana Kanth

Flight lieutenant Bhawana Kanth became the first woman fighter pilot to take part in R-Day parade. She showcased mock-ups of the light combat aircraft, light combat helicopter and the Sukhoi-30 fighter plane on Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) tableau.

Chloé Zhao

She became the first Asian woman, after nearly … Read the rest

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Rhea Chakraborty And Showik Are Made Accused In 61,700 Pages Charge Sheet In SSR Case

The Narcotics Control Bureau named 33 persons including Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik as accused in its voluminous charge sheet in Sushant Singh Rajput death case. The charge sheet contains 61,700-plus pages out of which 11,700 pages were in physical and the remaining 50,000 were in digital.

What is in the charge sheet?

NCB Special Public Prosecutor Atul Sarpande said that charge sheet contained statements of 161 witnesses but the agency could add statements from more witnesses according to development in the case. He further said that investigations against known and unknown persons were going on at the time of filing the charge sheet.

The charge sheet read that NCB seized various narcotics drugs and psychotropic substances, electronic gadgets, and currency both Indian and foreign from the accused. The agency also analyzed the mobile phones to access crucial information regarding sale, purchase, procurement, possession and consumption of narcotics drugs. Also, the narcotics seized were sent for chemical examination.

How did Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case begin?

It all started with seizure of 46gm marijuana from one Abbas Ali Lakhani August-end last year and the … Read the rest

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US Will Raise $600 Billion For India’s Energy Needs

Biden administration is committed to helping India with funding and technical knowhow to achieve its energy target, according to John Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate. India will produce about 450 gigawatts of renewable power by 2030 at a cost of USD 600 billion.

How is US helping India in achieving is energy targets?

John Kerry said that US had set up a consortium of several countries willing to help India with funding and technology to achieve the ambitious goal. Kerry made the remark of India’s efforts towards the goal of renewable energy and the transition it needs to achieve the goal during a virtual Fireside Chat with former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz at IHS CERAWeek, the world’s premier energy conference.

How will US help India in funding USD 600 billion?

Kerry said that he had been working with major investment houses and asset managers in their country to try to determine how much private sector capital could be directed in the right place so that they could make that transition faster. He further said that India was dedicated on the idea of creating … Read the rest

BJP Is Content With 20 Seats In Tamil Nadu State Elections

AIADMK made an important announcement regarding seat sharing for the upcoming Tamil Nadu elections. It has allotted 20 seats to BJP for assembly elections. Also, BJP will get Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat. But another regional ally PMK is allotted 23 seats.

What was the announcement?

Signed by Chief Minister Edapaddi Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Pannerselvam, BJP state in-charge CT Ravi and its state unit chief L Murugan, the announcement states that BJP will fight elections on 20 seats. It will also fight for Kanyakumari Lok Sabha bypolls. The seat has been vacant due to death of Congress MP Vasanthakumar.

Who will fight from where?

While the BJP is yet to receive the names of the seats it has been allotted, AIADMK has announced its first list of candidates including Mr. Palaniswami and Mr. Panneerselvam that will contest from Edappadi and Bodinayakanur constituencies respectively. Ministers D Jayakumar and C Ve Shanmugam will retain their seats – Royapuram and Villupuram respectively.

What are the dates of Tamil Nadu elections?

The state will go to polls on April 6 and the elections results will be declared on … Read the rest

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A Powerful Quake Triggers Mass Evacuation In New Zealand

New Zealand, New Caledonia and Vanuatu sounded alerts for their tens of thousands of coastal residents fearing waves up to three meters (10 feet) high due to powerful quakes in the Pacific Ocean. The tsunami warning was sounded as far as Noumea.

Pacific-wide quake was a strong tremor

It as a cluster of three quakes measuring 8.1, 7.4 and 7.3 magnitude on Richter scale. According to the US Geological Survey, the largest quake took place around 1000 kilometers off the New Zealand cost at 8:28 am (1928 Thursday GMT). But soon two more seismic jolts equally powerful jolted the Pacific region. The wave of quakes was unusually strong even for the Pacific ring of fire where the tectonic plates of earth collide.

What is the affect of quake on coastal countries?

While little to no tremors were felt on the land, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center fears that it could start a tsunami of high waves that could hit the coastal towns and cities hard. It said that Vanuatu and New Caledonia could get the largest waves. Soon a tsunami warning was sounded based on … Read the rest

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Joe Biden Relies Heavily On Indian-Americans

Joe Biden is happy to appoint Indian-Americans in his administration. And he displayed his happiness about Americans of Indian descent taking to public life. It is to be noted that there are at least 55 Indian-Americans at the key leadership positions in the present American government.

What did Joe Biden say about Indian-Americans in his government?

Biden was interacting with NASA scientists when he mentioned the cooperation he’s getting from Indian-Americans including Swati Menon Guidance and Controls Operations Lead, Mars 2020, that wasn’t a political appointee.

Joe Biden appointed at least 55 Indian-Americans to his government within 50 days of being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. And these Indians don’t include Vice President Kamala Harris and Neera Tanden who withdrew her name from a cabinet post due to stiff opposition from the Republicans.

What is the position of Indian-Americans in US politics?

Indian-Americans are getting higher positions in United States. It started with Obama government that started inducting Indian-Americans to high positions. Joe Biden has continued to patronize the Indian-American community. But it was Donald Trump that appointed the first … Read the rest