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Cyclone Nisarga Approaching Mumbai At 120 KMPH

Mumbai the financial capital of India is bracing for a cyclone in over 100 years. It was a tropical cyclone named Nisarga but it intensified into a “super cyclonic storm” today morning.

10 points about this cyclonic development

  1. Cyclone Nisarga will make landfall about 100 km from Mumbai near Alibaug. Its wind speed could be up to 110 km/hour gusting up to 120 km/hour.
  2. In Maharashtra, more than 19,000 people have been moved to safe places. CM Udbhav Thackeray has appealed people to stay indoors.
  3. The eye of the storm is visible in the Dopplers Weather Radars (DWR) that are tracking the storm in Mumbai and Goa. The diameter of the eye is 65 km.
  4. Mumbai police has banned human movement along the coastline since last night.
  5. Directorate General of Civil Aviation cautioned airlines against operating in cyclonic conditions.
  6. A storm surge of up to 6.5 meters high will inundate the low-lying areas of Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts.
  7. Over 30 National Disaster Response Force teams have been deployed at sensitive areas to conduct rescue operations.
  8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the situation and payed for the well
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China Upset Over US Inviting India, Russia To G7

As the president of G7, Trump wants to invite India, Australia, South Korea and Russia to the group. And he has already sent his invites to the countries. But he is yet to receive confirmation from those nations.

China criticized US move on G7

China said that any move to seclude China in the global platform was doomed to fail. It said that China believed all international organizations and conferences should be conducive to mutual trust between countries. It further said that any attempt to make a small circle against China would become unpopular.

Russia yet to respond to the G7 call

Russia was a former ally of G8 before it was expelled from the group in 2014 by then US President Barack Obama. Obama took the strong step of ousting Russia from the group after Russia took Crimea. Since then Russia had developed a close strategic partnership with China. But the reports are that Russia has shown interest in joining the group.

G7 invitees

G7 is a group of seven developed economies – US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada. The group members hold annual presidency and they … Read the rest

George Floyd’s Death Was A Homicide Claimed In Autopsy

George Floyd died in a homicide involving neck compression according to the official autopsy of the African-American whose death in police custody triggered unrest and widespread rioting across the United States.

Official autopsy report of George Floyd

The report, released on Monday, held cardiopulmonary arrest due to neck compression as the real reason of his death. And claimed that the death of George Floyd, a 46-year old African-American, was a homicide. The report was prepared by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner in Minneapolis.

Medical condition of George Floyd

The autopsy describes the medical health of Floyd as arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease; fentanyl intoxication; recent methamphetamine use. It added that the manner of death was not a legal determination of culpability or intent.

Under Minnesota state law the Medical Examiner is a neutral and independent office and is separate and distinct from any prosecutorial authority or law enforcement agency.

Source: https://bit.ly/301QnaA

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US Worried Over Increased Chinese Presence On LAC Said Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned India-China stand off while attacking China in Marc Thiessen and Danielle Pletka of AEI’s ”What The Hell Is Going On” Podcast.

China increasing forces along LAC

Mike Pompeo said that China had moved its forces up to north of India along Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh and Sikkim. He said that both the armies building up their strength was a clear indication of escalating tension. He further said that the hardening of positions continued even two separate face-offs between India and China.

China hiding truth in coronavirus pandemic

Pompeo alleged that the Communist Party of China (CPC) continued to hide and delay the response on coronavirus pandemic that began in Wuhan in China. Also, he alleged that the CPC robbed the Chinese people in China and Hong Kongers in Hong Kong of their freedom. He said that the authoritarian regime in China had an impact on the people around the world.

Mike Pompeo said that the above mentioned two incidents reveal the true nature of the Communist Party of China. He alleged that China continued … Read the rest

Pak Officials Shunted Out For Spying

The Foreign Ministry charged two officials of Pakistan High Commission of espionage and asked them to leave the country within 24 hours. The officials were caught by Delhi Police’s special cell for carrying out espionage in the country.

Pak’s spy officials

Abeed Hussain and Tahir Khan were employed in the visa section of Pakistan High Commission but in reality, they were employed by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for spying on India. Their job was to move around by using fake identity papers said Delhi Police.

Pak officials are asked to leave

The Pak officials were declared persona non grata for their involvement in activities incompatible with their status as members of a diplomatic mission. They were asked to leave the country within 24 hours.

Foreign Ministry issued a demarche

A strong protest was registered with Pakistan’s Charge de Affairs and a formal complaint about Pak officials involving in spy activities. India made it clear that their activities were against the national interests of India. Also, Pak’s Cd’A was asked to make sure that no official of the diplomatic mission should ever get involved in any activity that is in … Read the rest

What Is World No Tobacco Day?

Every year, May 30 is celebrated as World No Tobacco Day with the object of educating people about health risks of consuming tobacco and convince them to abstain from consuming tobacco. Let’s learn more about World Tobacco Day and its theme in 2020.

Beginning of the World No Tobacco Day

World Health Organization (WHO) started World No Tobacco Day by a resolution WHO42.19 passed on May 31, 1988. The world health body confirmed that it recognized tobacco consumption a serious health issue. It decided to dedicated a day for education on health risks from tobacco and made May 31, World No Tobacco Day.

Theme of World No Tobacco Day 2020

This time, the focus is on youth and it is evident from the theme that is to prevent youth from consuming tobacco and protecting from the mischief of the tobacco industry. It is learnt that today’s young generation has developed a liking for tobacco products including cigarettes, hookah and pan masala. But little do they know that these products are very harmful for health.

Tobacco deaths in India

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