As a heartening measure, Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam Collector, J Nivas has been providing nutritious food such as Horlicks, eggs to an HIV-positive boy for the last six years. Motivated by him, the district's deputy DM Dr Leela Rani and other departments' officials have come forward to bear the expenses of nutritional supplements for HIV-affected children. Interestingly, Nivas was inspired by another IAS officer, who had adopted an HIV-… read-more
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The meeting between farmers' representatives and the Union on the protests ended unresolved on December 1. However, another meeting has been slated for December 3. Moreover, the government has asked the farmers to send representatives to constitute a committee, which will discuss the laws with experts and government stakeholders. Farmers' leader Chanda Singh said, “We will definitely take back something from the government, be it bullets or a… read-more
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A new political figure to join the ongoing farmers' protest against the Central Government's farm laws is the Bhim army president, Chandrashekar Azad. Joining the protest on December 1, he stated that the Centre's use of water canons and tear gas "shows how afraid the government is of the farmers' movement". He said that the government was trying to snatch the lands of farmers to benefit the industrialists.
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan has bought a franchise in the USA's Major Cricket League. The Los Angeles' franchise named as ‘LA Knight Riders’ will feature in the T20 tournament along with five other teams. With Knight Riders entry into the tournament, organizers have barred the entry of any other IPL franchise for the next five years. Moreover, SRK’s companies will also help to build stadiums in the franchise-based cities.
About 23 Christians from Karnataka's Haliyal taluk on November 29 converted to Hinduism in the presence of BJP MP Anant Kumar Hegde. Former BJP MLA Suneel Hegde said, "I request those who are converting Hindus to desist, else they will face the repercussions." He also handed a saffron flag to all those who converted to Hinduism at the event which was termed as "ghar wapsi".
Courtesy: Times of India
On the occasion of 58th Statehood Day of Nagaland, PM Narendra Modi and the state CM Neiphiu Rio extended their greetings to the people on December 1. While whishing, PM Modi tweeted, "The people of Nagaland are known for their courage and kindness." The CM also wished the people while remembering the "sacrifices, foresightedness and determination" of the leaders who ensured the state's creation. Nagaland was recognised as a separate state in… read-more
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The Tennis Integrity Unit on December 1 has imposed an eight-year ban to Spanish tennis player Enrique Lopez Perez for match-fixing in three instances during 2017 and has fined him for $25,000. The Anti-Corruption Officer Richard McLaren has found the 29-year-old tennist guilty for breaching the rule thrice, while two other allegations went unproven. Perez had a career-high singles ranking of 154 and doubles ranking of 135 in 2019.
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Many former sportspersons have slammed the central and Haryana government for mistreating the farmers during the protests. They have also condemned the use of tear gas and water cannons on farmers. Moreover, they have decided to return their awards on December 5 to stand by the farmers. Former player Sajjan Singh Chema questioned, "If turbans of our elders and brothers are tossed, what will we do with our awards and honour?"
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Police have arrested the Shaheen Bagh protest-famed Bilkis Dadi on December 1 for supporting farmer protests in the Delhi-Haryana border. Bilkis has stated that they were daughters of farmers and they would support the protests. Moreover, she has said, "We will raise our voice, the government should listen to us.” The 82-year-old Bilkis has been featured recently in the 'BBC's 100 Women of 2020' list.
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Two-time Olympic gold medalist boxer Claressa Shields will make her professional debut in mixed martial arts in 2021. The world champion boxer has signed a contract with the Professional Fighters League and targets the 2022 title to become the first woman to win both MMA and boxing titles. Claressa said, "I’m really going to strengthen the things that I’m weak at," and has added she is serious on her decision.
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