Bhagwani Devi

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94-Year-Old Bhagwani Devi Wins Gold Medal At World Masters Athletics 22

Known as 'queen of athletics' Bhagwani Devi, 94-years-old, bagged a gold medal for India, at the World Masters Athletics Championships held in Tampere, Finland. On July 12, Devi competed in the 100m sprint event with a timing of 24.74 seconds and secured a gold medal. She also won a bronze medal in the Shot Put event in Finland. Th… read-more

Wed, 13 Jul 2022 - 01:01 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Bhagwani Devi, Athletics, Finland, Gold Medal, senior citizens

Courtesy: NDTV Sports

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Sweden Announces To 'Formally' Join NATO

Sweden's Social Democrat minority government said on May 16 that it will apply for NATO membership, following the path of Finland. Sweden's parliament passed NATO membership with a large majority. "The best thing for Sweden and the Swedish population is to join NATO," Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said during a discussion on security policy in parliament.

Mon, 16 May 2022 - 08:36 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Swedish, NATO, Sweden, Finland, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson

Courtesy: Hindustan times

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Finland Expected To Announce Bid To Join NATO; Sweden Likely To Follow

As Russia's invasion of Ukraine reshapes European security and the Atlantic military alliance, Finland is set to declare its decision to join NATO on May 12. Sweden is expected to follow suit. Russia claims that NATO expansion poses a direct danger to its national security. President Sauli Niinisto stated that if Finland provokes Russia by joining NATO, Putin would be held responsible. 

Thu, 12 May 2022 - 08:11 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: NATO, Finland, Sweden, Russia

Courtesy: Reuters

Ukraine and Finland

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Ukraine Defeats Finland 2-1 In World Cup Qualifier, Grabs 2nd Position

Ukraine defeated Finland 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier on October 9 owing to the goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk. Teemu Pukki of Norwich City evened up for Finland in the 29th minute, but Ukraine took back the lead minutes later. Ukraine has moved into the second position in Group D, eight points behind France, followed by 12 points. Finland leads Kazakhstan by five points.

Sun, 10 Oct 2021 - 10:51 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Football, World Cup, Ukraine, Finland

Courtesy: The Times of India

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Finland Becomes World's Happiest Country For 4th Time

Unfazed by even the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, Finland topped the World Happiness Report for the fourth time in a row, becoming the world's happiest country. Besides assessing nations on the conventional parameters, this year's happiness index additionally gauged the pandemic's impact on citizens' quality of life and how governments braved it. Strikingly, all Nordic countries made it to the top ten, while Zimbabwe was declared the world's… read-more

Fri, 19 Mar 2021 - 07:53 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: World Happiness Report, happiness index, Finland, World's Happiest Country, Zimbabwe, Nordic, Covid -19, pandemic, governments

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16-year-old Girl Becomes Prime Minister Of Finland For One Day

Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin on October 7 decided to hand over her duty and power to a 16-year-old teenager, Aava Murto, for one day. The PM did it as part of the 'Girl's Takeover' campaign. Reportedly, Aava Murto, from Vaasky, is an activist for climate change and human rights issues. After her role of 'Prime Minister for a day', she told reporters that it was an "exciting day".

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 - 09:21 PM / by Gurbani Chandan

Tags: Finland, Prime Minister, Teenager


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Finland Employs Sniffer Dogs To Detect Coronavirus

Finland has deployed sniffer dogs at the Helsinki Airport on a four-month trial basis, to detect COVID-19. Reportedly, the travelers are asked to swipe their skin against a wipe, which is passed on to the sniffer dogs, who take ten seconds to detect the virus, presenting the results through signs such as scratching a paw, laying down, or barking. Passengers who test positive are directed to take the RT-PCR test for confirmation.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 - 11:31 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Finland, Airport, corona testing, Sniffer Dogs

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Santa's Village


Santa Claus' Native Village Resumes Tourism Ahead Christmas Celebration

Santa Claus' native village, located on the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, Lapland, has decided to resume its tourist operations, just three months prior to Christmas. Authorities in Lapland have lifted the restrictions on the arrival of the tourists. The Xmas season's grand opening in Lapland will kick-off on November 8. According to the recent announcement, tourists can now visit Finland via Germany and Norway among other countries.

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 - 01:13 AM / by Ujjwal Panchariya

Tags: Tourism, Finland, Lapland, Santa Claus Village

Courtesy: Times Of India