The Indian men's hockey team is all set to restart its international stint post-COVID-19 induced lockdown as they travel to Germany on Feb 21. The 22-member squad will tour Germany and Belgium to ramp up its Olympic readiness. Under the captainship of goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, India will play the hosts in Germany on February 28 and March 2, further competing against Great Britain on March 6 and 8 in Belgium.
For being an accomplice to murder in the Nazi holocaust, a 95-year-old woman dubbed Irmgard F was charged with 10,000 counts by German Public prosecutors. As a secretary in the Stutthof concentration camp, Imgard was part of the machinery that killed nearly 60,000 people. Reportedly, a regional court will deliberate on the indictment. Since the woman was a minor during the offences, she may undergo trials in a juvenile court.
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In an attempt to cure spinal-cord-induced-paralysis, German scientists from Bocham's Ruh University have claimed success in producing new nerve fibres for muscle-brain connection. As per the scientists, they stimulated nerve cells via designer protein "hyper-interleukin-6". Reportedly, the paralyzed-mice injected with the protein were able to walk after two-three weeks as new cells generated to carry information from brain to spine. However,… read-more
A WWF’s (World Wide Fund for Nature) report revealed that the world has lost over 43 million hectares of forest in merely a decade’s time. Frighteningly, the loss is larger than Germany's area. Moreover, just 29 deforestation sites across South America, Africa and South-East Asia have contributed to over half of the global loss. Citing industrial-scale agriculture as the major reason, the survey reported worst loss from Brazilian Amazon,… read-more
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The German police have arrested the Australian operator of the world's largest darknet marketplace DarkMarket for selling drugs, stolen credit card data, and malware. Shutting down the market and switching off the servers, the investigators found 3,20,000 transactions took place through the market. The authorities have seized its 20 servers in Moldova and Ukraine and have evaluated its turnover to around $170 million. Meanwhile, the accused,… read-more
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Killing five people including a nine-month-old baby and injuring 15, a speeding car rammed into a pedestrian area in the German city of Trier on December 1. Police have arrested the 51-year-old German driver and seized the vehicle. Reportedly, he was driving under the influence of alcohol, and the incident appeared to be intentional. The police are investigating all angles: from terrorist plot to mental issues.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk on November 24 hinted at a compact model of his electric vehicles (EV) for European countries after acknowledging the parking-related complications in the region. Musk also said that his company would soon be hiring designers and engineers from Europe. Reportedly, Tesla's factory that is at near completion in Germany will also aim to produce 1000-km range batteries as against the current range of 600 km.
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The UN General Assembly on November 5 agreed to Russian-drafted resolution for commemorating 70 to 85 million victims of World War II on December 1. It was passed with 54-40 in a 193-member assembly. However, the U.S, Germany and many European and Western nations have raised objections to a controversial paragraph of the draft. The resolution aims to promote "international cooperation", "human rights" and "democratic values" while keeping war… read-more
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German officials on October 29 announced a restriction on allowing spectators at the Bundesliga football event starting November 2 after the country decided to enter a partial lockdown. The lockdown is planned owing to an increase in the coronavirus cases. Earlier, a few clubs had allowed 20% spectators based on approvals from the local health authorities. However, the matches to be held from October 30-November 1 will allow spectators.
Severe second wave of COVID-19 has forced France and Germany to undergo the lockdown once again. Top posts of both the countries announced the decision for the same on October 28. In France, schools will remain open and people can only move out for medical assistance or to buy essential goods. Germany has also directed similar measures along with shutting the bars, restaurants, and theaters from November 2 to 30.
Courtesy: The Times of India