News & Politics

China-India Border Tension Reaches Next Level

India and China have escalated their surveillance along LAC (line of actual control) but it isn’t the regular patrolling as both the sides are busy building troops on the LAC. Military experts say that it is a bigger crisis than Doklam in 2017.

Face-off between Indian and Chinese troops

India has increased its military strength in Pangong Tso and Galwan Valley after the China deployed around 2,000 to 2,500 troops in these contentious areas. And the Chinese army is gradually building temporary infrastructure to support its military. But the strength of the Indian army is much better in comparison to the Chinese side.

India is more concerned about the key points where China is deploying more troops. Their presence in Indian Post KM120 along the Darbuk-Shayok-Daulat Beg Oldie road in Galwan Valley is cause of tension for the Indian army.

Chinese army strengthening its positions

They have erected around 100 tents in the Galwan Valley and they are bringing heavy equipment for construction of bunkers in the area. And it happened in last two weeks. On the Indian side, the army has resorted to “aggressive patrolling” to areas including Demchok … Read the rest

How Do Muslims Observe Fasting In Ramzan?

“Ramzan” or “Ramadan” is taken from an Arabic word “Ramad” that means “scorchedness of the earth due to excessive heat”. And the festival of fasting stands true to its name as it is observed in the hot month of May. Also, it is surprising to see that the period of fasting remains same throughout the world.

Fasting in Ramadan

Muslim fasting is an opportunity to practice abstinence from the appetites that drive their existence. But it is voluntary fasting observed from dawn to dusk in the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar. Dates for the Ramadan fasting are set according to the Hijri calendar and Muslims across the observe fasts on the set dates.

History of Ramadan

The start of Ramazan fasting can be traced back to the Islamic New Year of AD 622. It was the time when Prophet Muhammad migrated from Makkah (Mecca) to Yathrib that is now known as Medina and established the first Muslim community of Ummah with his followers.

The Hijri calendar has 12 months (354 to 355 days) in a year and it moves back 11 days each year as compared to the … Read the rest

Cyber Bullying Takes Another Life In South Korea

Hanna Kimura 22, a professional female wrestler who also participated in the popular Japanese reality series “Terrace House” died on Saturday. Her wrestling organization shared and confirmed the news. The organization also said that Hanna Kimura reportedly faced online bullying.

Cause of death of Hanna Kimura

The organization that shared information about her death said that the reasons for her death were unknown. The wrestler turned actor had recently postage messages on social media saying goodbye to her fans. But local media said that her death is related to the online bullying she faced over her remarks and behavior in the reality show.

Terrace House show

Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 was a popular series about six strangers. They all were looking for love and were locked under the same roof. It was a popular show on Netflix. It was also broadcasted by Japan’s Fuji Television.

World Wonder Ring Stardom, a women’s wrestling league in Japan, said in a statement that they were very sorry to report that their Hanna Kimura had passed away. The statement further read urged people to be respectful to allow some time for things to process. … Read the rest

WHO Makes Harsh Vardhan Chairman Of Its Executive Board

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is now the chairman of the 34-member World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board. He will take charge today from Dr. Hiroki Nakatani of Japan. Harsh Vardhan has been at the forefront of India’s battle against COVID-19.

Harsh Vardhan said on his appointment

He said that he was aware that he was entering that office at a time of global crisis on account of that pandemic. At a time, when the world was aware that there would be many health challenges for in the next two decades. All those challenges demand a shared response.

Functions of WHO Executive Board

The board executes the decisions and policies of the Health Assembly. Also, it advises WHO and facilities its work. 194-nation World Health Assembly signed the proposal to appoint India’s nominee to Executive Board on Tuesday.

The 34 members of the Executive Board are designated by the elected member states of the World Health Assembly. They were elected for a three-year term. The board meets twice a year – first in January and the second time in May. The meetings are scheduled just after the Health Assembly.

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Remembering Rajiv Gandhi On His 29th Death Anniversary

March 21 is the death anniversary of former prime minister and Congress leader Rajiv Gandhi. He was assassinated on March 21, 1991 by LTTE during an election campaign. Today is his twenty-ninth death anniversary.

PM Modi paid tributes to the former prime minister. Also, the nation remembers the sacrifice Rajiv Gandhi did for the country. A Bharat Ratna recipient, Rajiv Gandhi was born on August 20, 1944 to Indira Gandhi and Feroze Gandhi in Bombay but he remained apolitical for most part of his life.

People remember Rajiv Gandhi by revisiting the life of the former prime minister

Rajiv Gandhi was the sixth prime minister of the country. He assumed office after the death of his mother and former prime minister Indira Gandhi. He remained in office from 1984 to 1989. Also, he was the youngest to become prime minister in India. He also served as a Congress general secretary before becoming prime minister.

He studied in United Kingdom and was a trained pilot. Before joining politics, he was working as a pilot with national carrier Indian Airlines. His first stint in politics was after … Read the rest

Get Rs. 2 Lakh Accidental Cover At Rs. 12 Under PMSBY

Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna (PMSBY) is offering accidental insurance at Rs. 12 to the poor and low-income group people. The security cover is for one year but it can be renewed every year. Run by government of India, the scheme covers accidental death and disability.

Low cost PMSBY

People aged between 18-70 years of age with savings accounts can take advantage of this insurance scheme. The scheme covers accidental death including murder and disability. But temporary and partial disabilities aren’t covered under the insurance.

Highlights of PMSBY

• Rs. 2 lakh insurance for death due to accident and permanent total disability. Rs. 1 lakh for permanent partial disability.

• Permanent disability could be loss of a limb or vision in both eyes or even in one eye.

• The insured persons are allowed to quit the scheme at any time they want.

• Like other insurance policies, PMSBY also allows the nominee or the next of the kin of the deceased to collect the insurance amount.

• The insurance cover is provided at a much lower cost in comparison to other insurance policies.

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