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Happy Rose Day 2020: Understand the significance of Rose Day

7th February is the first day of Valentine’s week but it is more popular as Rose Day. It is the day when you can gift a rose or a bouquet of rose flowers to your love interest. This day is celebrated with enthusiasm and excitement across the globe.

Rose Day celebrations

Rose is more than a flower. It is a messenger of love, affection, care and friendship. People across the globe wait for this day all the year and gift roses to their love interests, friends and all nears and dears. To make things more acceptable, you can buy greeting cards with roses.

There was a time when the Rose Day was limited to couples only but today friends also celebrate this day with much zeal and fervour. They plan shopping, dining, moving and outing. Today, you can do many things like sharing WhatsApp messages, Facebook posts, tweets and Instagram pictures with social media.

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Bollywood Celebrities Sharing Their Experience With Winning The Battle Against Cancer On World Cancer Day

Every year, 4th February is celebrated as World Cancer Day to spread awareness about cancer around the world. Also, this day is given a theme and this year’s theme is “I am and I will”.

World Cancer Day celebrations

On this day, programs to spread awareness about this deadly disease are organized across the globe. Also, there are many Bollywood celebrities that defeated cancer after fighting a brave battle with the disease. Among them, SonaliBendre, Manisha Koirala and Lisa Ray are more popular. People want to know more about these celebrities.

Sonali Bendre

Sonali Bendre was suffering from metastatic cancer when she was at the peak of her acting career. She made her debut in 1994 with “Aag” and got recognition from movies like “Sarfarosh”, “Hum SaathSaath Hain” and “Kal Ho Na Ho”. She also hosted “India’s Got Talent” and appeared as a judge in “India Idol 4”. She went to New York for cancer treatment.

Manisha Koirala

Manishah Koirala started her Bollywood career with “Saudagar” and soon came to known as the “EeluEloo” because song in the movie. He also acted with Salman Khan in “Khamoshi”. She was diagnosed … Read the rest

Scots Scientist Mary Somerville Inspires Google Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle is attributed to Scots scientist Mary Somerville, who was a great mathematician, astronomer and geographer. The illustration of one of the greatest intellectual writers of the 19th century would appear on Google for 24 hours.

Google wants to commemorate her contribution to science but it isn’t the first time that Mary Somerville is recognized for her work. A few years ago, her illustration appeared on the new Royal Bank of Scotland £10 note.

Mary Somerville life and achievements

Born in 1780 in Jedburgh, she was a good learned from her childhood. But her parents discouraged her from studying because they thought that study would kill her. Mary Somerville had a sister who died due to some illness but her parents blamed the death of Mary’s sister on studies.

Fighting against all odds, Mary Somerville continued her study. Her greatest contribution was a detailed study of the solar system where she noticed Neptune as a small wobble in the orbit of Uranus. Following the study, she was made a proud member of the Royal Astronomical Society jointly with Caroline Herschel.

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Indian Army Day 2020: History And Significance Of Commemorating The Brave Soldiers Of Indian Army

Every year January 15 is celebrated as Indian Army Day. On this day, the entire nation commemorates the soldiers that are standing tall in every condition to protect the country from foreign aggression and armed rebellion.

India Army Day

15th January is the Army Day because on this day in 1949 the then Lieutenant General KM Cariappa took over General Sir Francis Butcher as Commander-in-Chief of India. This year the nation will celebrate the 72nd Army Day.

Indian Army Day significance

All Command Headquarters come together to celebrate the Indian Army Day where the nation honors the soldiers that set examples of selfless service and brotherhood before the citizens. It is because of these brave soldiers that the Indian Army is considered one of the most powerful armies competing with superpowers like the United States, Russia, and China.

Indian Army Day 2020: Motto

Service before self is the motto of the Indian Army and the mission is to ensure national security and national unity. The mission statement further reads that the army would defend the nation from external aggression and armed rebellion. Also, it will maintain peace and security in … Read the rest

Satya Nadella Criticizes CAA For Being Anti-National

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Nadella said that he was saddened by protests over the new Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in India. He further said that what was happening was sad.

Satya Nadella on CAA

He said that he would love seeing a Bangladeshi immigrant in India to create the next unicorn in India or become the next CEO of Infosys while speaking to BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith at a Microsoft event in the US.

Later he tweeted from his official handle that every country would and should define its borders and set immigration policies but in democracies, people would define and debate within those bounds. He said that he was shaped by Indian heritage, growing up in a multicultural India and his immigrant experience in the US. His hope was for an India where an immigrant could aspire to find a prosperous startup or lead a multinational corporation benefitting society and economy of India.

Ramachanrda Guha backed Nadella’s statement

Noted historian Ramchandra Guha supported Nadella and said that he wished the big names in the domestic IT industry would take a stand as he did. He tweeted that … Read the rest

Google Doodle Commemorates 101st Birth Anniversary Of The Legendary Poet Kaifi Azmi

Today’s Google Doodle is devoted to the renowned poet, songwriter and activist Kaifi Azmi from India. His wrote love poems, songs for Bollywood movies, lyrics and screenplays. Today is his 101st birth anniversary and Google Doodle celebrates the birth of Kaifi Azmi, the most renowned poets of 20th century India.

Kaifi Azmi life

Born in 1919 in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, his real name was Syed Athar Hussain Rizvi but he is more popular as Kaifi Azmi. He penned his first poem at the tender age of 11. He also joined join Quit India Movement in 1942 on the inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi. After achieving freedom, he left for Mumbai where he worked for an Urdu newspaper.

Kaifi Azmi work and awards

He published his first collection of poems in 1943 with the title Jhankar. He also won numerous awards that include three Filmfare Awards but the bigger achievement is the prestigious Padma Shri Award for Literature and Education and the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship that is one of India’s highest literary honours.

Kaifi Azmi social work

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