India raises concern against the vandalism issue that took place at the Indian Embassy in Rome prior to the Indian Republic Day. The property was invaded by the Khalistani extremists who raised their flag and wrote "Khalistan Zindabad" across the wall. The incident was recorded as a part of propaganda to provoke uproar. Referring to the incident, India said it's the Italian authority's duty to ensure safety of the Indian Diplomats.
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India's representative to the United Nations, TS tirumurti on January 26 announced a fund of USD 1.5 lakh towards the peacekeeping activities of the UN. Terming it as a token of India's engagement in the program, Trimurti said, "we believe that 2021 provide us with an opportunity to look at peace-building with a broader context". Interestingly, India has been the fifth-highest contributor to the UN's peacekeeping activities around the globe… read-more
Famed as Afghanistan's first female break-dancer, 18-year-old Manizha Talash now eyes the Paris Olympics 2024. Talash is one among six female breakdancers of Afghanistan's 30-member club that was founded a year ago. She said, "I want to be a good role model for Afghanistan.” Reportedly, Talash is even receiving death-threats from militants, and she fears that the increasing influence of Taliban militants may end her career.
The bootprint of Neil Armstrong and other artifacts like vehicles, remnants, and equipment from the first lunar mission will now be protected under a United States Law. Reportedly, the US government passed the 'One Small Step To Protect Human Heritage in Space Act' on December 31, 2020, becoming the first country to pass such law. The act will also prevent private companies working in association with NASA from turning aside the lunar… read-more
India's envoy to the UN, TS Tirumurti, restated the country’s constant support to ‘Palestinian nation-building efforts’ at the UN Security Council. He highlighted that India has undertaken around $72-million projects in Palestine. As for the COVID-19 pandemic, he said, "India has supplied critical life saving drugs and medicinal equipment to Palestine as assistance." The Indian envoy also asserted that India welcomes all peaceful ways to… read-more
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Liter of Light - a company in the Philippines - has recycled plastic bottles by turning them into lights that do not need electricity. The company had successfully installed about 3,50,000 bottle lights in more than 15 countries. The lights were made out of plastic bottles, water, galvanized steel, and bleach. These easy to maintain bottle lights produce the same light as a 50W incandescent bulb and could be installed anywhere.
US President Joe Biden, under his 'Buy America' executive order, has vowed to replace nearly 6,50,000 government vehicles with electric models. Biden on January 25 also said the fleet would be replaced with "electric vehicles made right here in America by American workers." Besides, he pointed towards "loopholes" that allow foreign-made parts for vehicles considered as US-made. While the replacement period has not been elucidated yet, the… read-more
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Hindu priests in South Africa conducting funeral of COVID-19 victims in Durban's Clare Estate Crematorium, are accused of overcharging from families for last rites. The crematorium manager, Pradeep Ramlall informed that the priests are charging 1,200-1,000 Rand for each funeral. Slamming the priests over their inhumane stance, he also revealed of being an eye-witness in the alleged corruption. Moreover, he advised people to consult priests… read-more
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Former Google employee and an IITian, Vivek Raghunathan and Sridhar Ramaswamy are planning to roll out new ad-free search engine ’Neeva'. Ramaswamy, the CEO of Neeva said that the ad-burden has diluted the concept of consumer needs, and is planning to launch 'Neeva' in the coming months. However, the private search engine will gradually be launched in Western Europe, Australia and India. Reportedly the California-based platform has already… read-more
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Emphasising that India safeguards all religions, the Indian envoy at the UN, TS Tirumurti, slammed Islamabad government over the vandalization of Hindu Temples in Pakistan. During the UN meeting on January 21, Tirumurti also criticized Pakistan for selective implementation of laws… read-more
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