Today’s Special

1,230 Migrant Workers Brought Home In A Special Train From Telangana To Jharkhand

The first special train carrying stranded migrants from Telangana to Jharkhand left the southern state at around 4:30 am. It carried a total of 1,230 people following all the social distancing norms for safety of the passengers.

The special train

It started from Lingampally in Telangana to Hatia in Jharkhand. It is a 24-coach train that can carry more passengers in normal days but the number of passengers in a coach were reduced from 72 to 54 to maintain social distancing. Also, the Telangana government kept it a low-key affair to prevent the repetition of Bandra like situation, where hundreds of migrant workers gathered at the Bandra station on getting a tip-off about train service.

Centre allowed movement of migrant workers

The move to run the special train for Jharkhand migrants came after two days of central government allowed students and migrant workers with no symptoms of COVID-19 to go back to their native places. Jharkhand CM said that every citizen of Jharkhand was valuable for him.

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Why Is The First Day Of May Celebrated As Labour Day?

Every year, the first day of May is celebrated as Labour Day or May Day. The world celebrated the first Labour Day on May 1, 1886 but in India, the May Day celebrations started in 1923. Objective of Labour Day celebration is to recognize of working class and give respect to them.

History of Labour Day

On May 1, 1886, thousands of workers spilled on the streets of America to protest against the exploitation at the hands of employers. They were made to work for 10-15 hours every day. But the unruly mob was fired killing hundreds of workers. The incident received wide criticism.

In 1889, on the second International Socialist Conference, it was decided that workers should get due respect. The working hours were reduced to 8 hours and May 1 declared Labour Day. Also, the workers were given holiday on Labour Day.

Labour Day in India

On May 1, 1923, the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan called Indian labourers to come together to celebrate the Labour Day. Comrade Singaravelu Chettiar played a crucial role in bringing the labourers on one platform. And the first Labour Day in India … Read the rest

Rishi Kapoor’s Death: Condolences From The President And The PM

Rishi Kapoor passed away at 8:45 am in Mumbai. He was 67-year old and was suffering from leukaemia for a long time and had gone to abroad for treatment. Amitabh Bachchan broke the news of his death with his tweet. Also, there was official statement confirming his death by the Kapoor family.

The entire country plunged into mourning at the sad demise of Rishi Kapoor. Prominent personalities including the President of India, Prime Minister and Home Minister sent their condolences to the grieving family.

President Ramnath Kovind

The President said in a tweet that the death of Rishi Kapoor was an irreparable loss to the cine world. He said that it was difficult to believe that Rishi Kapoor was an evergreen and happy personality and he was full of energy. And that it was sad … Read the rest

World Book Day 2020: Theme, History, Significance And Capital

April 23 is celebrated as World Book and Copyright Day by UNESCO and other related organizations. Observed in more than 100 countries, it is celebration of books and reading material. Also, it is homage to renowned literary figures including William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.

World Book Day 2020 theme

Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, gave the theme in his words. He said that books had the unique ability both to entertain and to teach. There were at once a means of exploring realms beyond the personal experience through exposure to different authors, universes and cultures.

History of World Book Day

Theidea was to honor the renowned author, Miguel de Cervantes better known for Don Quixote. Valencian writer Vicente Clavel Andressuggested celebrating a World Book Day on October 7, the birth anniversary of Cervantes but he later changed the date to April 23, that is the death anniversary of Cervantes. Co-incidentally, several other renowned authors have death anniversaries on April 23.

Significance of World Book Day

It is celebrated to recognize the role of books as a link between the past and the future. And … Read the rest

Google’s Earth Day Doodle Is Dedicated To Bees

Today is Earth Day. It is celebrated every on 22 April and it started in the year 1970. Since then, it has become an annual event. This year, the world is celebrating 50th Earth Day. And this year, the Earth Day is given the theme “Climate Action”.

Earth Day celebrations

It called Prithvi Diwas in Hindi and Earth Day in English. And it started as a movement on April 22, 1969. The man behind the movement was Julian Konig. Taking inspiration from his movement, the world started celebrating the Earth Day from April 22, 1970.

Google Doodle for Earth Day

Google launched a Doodle on the 50th anniversary of the Earth Day. The important thing on the Earth Day Doodle is that it is dedicated to the smallest and the most useful creature of the world, bees. To tell the value of bees, the Doodle comes with a “Play Button” to start a small video that describes the life of a bee.

Google Doodle video on bees

The video gives details about how bees contribute to the two-third of the world’s crops through pollination. Also, approximately 85% of the world’s … Read the rest

Father Of UP CM Yogi Adityanath Admitted To AIIMS In A Critical Condition

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s father was admitted to AIIMS on 13 April due to deteriorating health. The team of senior doctors treating the CM’s father said that his condition was critical.

Yogi Adityanath’s father in AIIMS

According to sources, his father was brought to New Delhi situated AIIMS in a critical stage. He was suffering from kidney and liver problems at the time admission. Presently, he is kept on ventilator in the AB 8 ward of AIIMS. A team of senior doctors led by Dr Vineet Ahuja of Gastro department is supervising his condition.

Medical condition of Yogi Adityanath’s father

According to hospital sources, he was given dialysis on Sunday but many of his body parts have reduced functioning. The AIIMS sources said that his condition was very critical. But information director Shishir Singh said that he was on life support system and that the most senior doctors are engaged in is treatment.


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