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Tel Aviv Has A Street Named After Rabindranath Nath Tagore

Israel has a street named after Rabindranath Tagore. It is in Tel Aviv right opposite the main gates of Tel Aviv university. On May 7, on the 159th anniversary of poet Rabindranath Tagore, the official Twitter handle of Israel in India shared a picture of the street to coasmmemorate the birthday of the great poet.

Rabindranath Tagore in Tel Aviv

Whether Tagore went to Israel could be a matter of debate but Israel had a street dedicated to Rabindranath Tagore. History of the street goes back to 1961 when the then municipality decided to celebrate the birth centenary of the poet. And the name of that street is still unchanged.

Israel said in its Twitter handle that Israel honored Rabindranath Tagore and that they had named a street in Tel Aviv in memory of the valuable contribution of Rabindranath Tagore to mankind. The Twitter handle also shared pictures of that street.

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IMD Includes Gilgit-Baltistan And Muzaffarabad In Its Weather Forecast List

Cities under Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) are now included in the forecast list of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The IMD will mention Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad that are part of PoK in its forecasts.

IMD eyes PoK

PoK cities are now part of area covered by the northwest division consisting of nine sub-divisions – Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi-Chandigarh-Haryana, Punjab, east Uttar Pradesh, west Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan and west Rajasthan.But IMD Director General M Mohapatra said that the IMD had been mentioning the PoK cities in its daily forecast since the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir since last August.

But the head of Regional Meteorological Department Kuldeep Srivastava said that the change was introduced on May 5 when after Pakistan’s Supreme Court allowed elections in PoK. The move was taken to strengthen India’s claim over PoK.

IMD takes PoK to international stage

According to internal sources, IMD wants the PoK cities to be in the list of forecasts for the RMC. Since IMD has included PoK in its daily national bulletin and local bulletin, it has the point to get these cities listed in the list of RMC.

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Rabindranath Tagore Expressed His Interest In Ramgarh

The great poet Rabindranath Tagore once chosen Ramgarh for establishing Vishwa Bharati University when he visited this place in 1901. Impressed with the scenic beauty of the place after spending some days in Ramgarh, the creator of national anthem thought of making university at this place. He even bought land from his British friend Dariyaz for the university.

Gurudev in Ramgarh

It was in 1901 that Ramgarh had the pleasure of receiving Gurudev. And the poet bought 40 acres of land in Falapatti Nainital district for making Himanti Garden that is known as Tagor Point in the present time. Also, the poet penned a portion of Gitanjali in Ramgarh. And it is well known that he received the Nobel Prize for his creation. But later the university was founded in Kolkata.

Stayed with his daughter

In 1903, he brought his 12-year old daughter Renuka to Ramgarh after the demise of his wife Mrinalini. At that time, Renuka was diagnosed with tuberculosis and was under treatment. But she couldn’t live long with the disease. Saddened by the death of his daughter, the great poet composed a soul-touching poem Shishu.

Nishank rekindled

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India Launches Biggest COVID-19 Rescue Mission

India is launching is massive rescue mission through air and sea route for the people stranded abroad due to coronavirus pandemic. There are more than 3 lakh people stuck in different places in Europe and US. But this time, the rescued people will be charged for the service. Rescue from Europe will cost Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 1 lakh from the US. Naval warships will rescue people from West Asia and Maldives.

Highlights of the story

• Indian citizens excluding OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) will be rescued in this operation. National carrier will fly 14,800 Indians in 13 countries back home in 64 flights.

• The evacuation will start on May 7 with 10 flights bringing back 2,300 Indians.

• In the coming days, the government will send 10 flights to UAE; 7 each to US and UK; 5 each to Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Kuwait and Philippines; 2 each to Qatar, Oman and Bahrain. Also, there will be flights for Malaysia and Bangladesh.

• The flights will carry between 200 to 300 passengers to maintain social distancing. Also, the passengers will be asked to … Read the rest

Amazing Ways Of Celebrating Mother’s Day 2020 On May 10 In Lockdown

Mother’s Day 2020 will be celebrated on May 10amid national lockdown due to novel coronavirus. But it doesn’t mean that you have to postpone the celebration or keeping it simple to only phone and messaging. You can still find amazing ways to wish Happy Mother’s Day to your mom on 10th May.

Plan an online movie

If your mother loves movies, you can help her watch a movie from the comfort and safety of her home. Here you can take advantage of various apps that can turn your large television into a movie theater. Or, if you are away from your mother, you can gift her an app with which she can watch her favorite movie on her mobile.

Group video call

Mother’s Day is the right time to call your mother. Housewives can take advantage of group video calling facility to connect to their mothers. Sons staying away from their mothers can also celebrate Mother’s Day via video calls.

Plan lunch or dinner

Lockdown won’t allow you to venture out for hunting the best dinner table but you can order sumptuous meal from online food delivery websites for your … Read the rest

Booze To Cost 70% More In Delhi From Today

Delhi government decided to add a 70% corona tax on liquor sale. The tax will be applied to the MRP (maximum retail price) of each bottle. The decision was taken on Monday and it will be implemented from Tuesday. The government wants to increase its revenue with liquor sale.

70% on liquor sale in Delhi

The Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal chaired a cabinet meeting on Monday morning to discuss ways to harvest liquor sale to boost revenue of the state that is down by more than 100% in comparison to last year. Delhi’s revenue in April 2019 was Rs. 3,500 crore but it plunged to Rs. 300 crore in April 2020.

The CM discussed the corona tax model with his cabinet colleagues and ordered charging 70% for per bottle from the buyers. After the renewed price, a bottle that costs Rs. 1,000 on MRP will now cost Rs. 1,700 due to the tax. The additional tax will help boost the revenue in the coming days.

Liquor sale in Delhi

Delhi government has authorized agencies to sell liquor in the capital. These agencies are DTTDC, DSIDC, DSCSC and DCCWS. And they … Read the rest