Corona Virus: Second Largest Outbreak in Korea

After China, South Korea surges as the largest outbreak for corona virus with more than 3,150 victims of corona virus.

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On Saturday South Korea reported a total of 594 new corona infected people- this being the largest number of victims reported in a single day. Out of this 594 new cases nearly 476 cases were reported from the city of Daegu, where a church is located at the centre of the outbreak.

The Korea Centre for Disease Control (KCDC) reported that the reconfirmed cases of corona virus are of age above 60 whose immune system declined to improve.

Many international events including concerts of K-pop world stars BTS and World Team Table Tennis Championships were postponed because of the severe outbreak. Schools were also ordered to be closed upto three weeks in Daegu.

Till this date more than 85,000 people have been affected by this virus worldwide and over 2,900 people were dead already.

National Science Day 2020

India celebrates the National Science Day annually on 28th February with respect to the scientific invention of Sir CV. Raman

On February 28, 1928 Sir CV Raman invented one of the important concepts of Physics, The Raman Effect. In remembrance of his contribution, Indian government celebrates this day as the National Science Day. For his invention, Sir CV Raman was awarded Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.

On this day we remember all the scientists who have contributed to the field of science with their inventions. This day was proposed by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC). As per their request the first National Science Day was celebrated in the year 1987.

This day was celebrated at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. President Ram Nath Govind makes his honorable presence awarding the scientists who contributed to science with their innovations.

The theme for the National Science Day 2020 is “Women in Science.” This theme is selected to honor the women scientists for their amazing contributions to the field of science.

Source: Jagran Josh

Delhi Riot: Death Toll Rises to 34

Delhi riot takes a serious turn as the death toll rises upto 34 on Thursday.

The party leaders demand action from the ruling BJP party as Prime Minister Modi still remains silent after his two tweets. Delhi still remains in a chaos as the city rumbles with rioteers who still loot properties of the people.

The Intelligence Bureau staff Ankit Sharma was killed in the riot and his body was recovered from a ditch on Wednesday. Tahis Hussain, AAP leader is being pointed for this brutal act though he claims innocence.

Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi along with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave an appeal demanding minister Amit Shah to resign his post in response to the ongoing riot. She also condemned the ruling Delhi government as ‘mute spectators.’

The death toll has raised upto 34 according to the news reports and nearly 200 people were injured. The houses and buildings were destroyed and looted wholly. People have lost their properties. Though peace has resumed in ceratin parts of Delhi, fear of riot still exists in the city.

Maria Sharapoa Announces Retirement

Maria Sharapoa, the world famous tennis player announces her retirement on Wednesday.

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Hitting a real shock “Tennis- I’m saying goodbye” said Sharapoa in a report to the magazines. She announced her retirement for good on Wednesday.

Maria Sharapoa, the five-time Grand Slam winner is the youngest sportswoman who turned the world’s attention towards her at her teen age. She won the Wimbledon in 2004 at the age of 17. She was also the third-youngest player to win the All England Club court grounds.

Sharapoa won all the five Grand Slams before 2016, when she failed in a drug test and was banned for around 15 months. She won the French Open in 2012 and silver in Olympics the same year.

Sharapoa has been suffering from a long-standing shoulder problem which has led her in the loss of so many matches over the past few years. The 32 year-old player has announced her retirement on the basis of her physical condition.

In her retirement speech she said: ” In giving my life to tennis, tennis gave me a life.”

Source: Times of India

Mosque Ablaze: CAA Revelry Continues

Muslim mosque burnt on Tuesday following the severe protest of Muslim against the CAA.

As the Muslims in the North East Delhi were on a strike against the CAA for the few days, on Tuesday the peaceful requistion for the withdrawal of CAA turned into a chaos and rivalry as few Hindu men banged everything into a warfield.

A group of men entered the mosque on Tuesday chanting “Jai Shri Ramand phrase meaning “Hindustan for Hindus.” The crowd set fire to the mosque, pelting stones and setting fire to the houses of Muslims.

Nearly 15 Muslims were killed and nearly 150 were injured in this rivalry. Severe chaos has raised over this religious outburst in Delhi. As CAA was opossed by many people al over India, this act has stirred the attention of many demanding action.

As the opposition for CAA started on Sunday, small clashes took place in several places in Delhi. This incident on Tuesday has shook the country with the extremist’s outright action of burning the mosque, hoisting thier flags and looting the properties of Muslims.

Source: The Wire

American President Trump visits India

The American President Trump visited Delhi recording a historical note to the country.

Trump started his 36 hour long journey in Inida by Monday morning. As over ten million were expected to welcome the President of America, a huge mass of people gathered on either side of the road, welconing him.

Trump visited the Mughal emperor’s masterpiece, Taj Mahal, a symbol of love. Along with him, the first lady, his daughter and his son-in-law admired the beauty of the monument. On the visitor’s note Trump described the monument as the ” testament to the rich and diverse beauty of Indian culture.

He then took a fight and went to Delhi along with his family to Rajghat, where Trump and the first lady rotated Gandhi’s chakra, experiencing his life and simplicity.

From there, Trump went to the Montero Stadium to join the ‘Namaste Trump’ programme.

19 Dead as a Truck Collided with a Bus

A terrible accident took place near Tirupur which took the lives of 19 people who travelled to Bengaluru from Kerala.

The Volvo bus belonging to Kerala (KSRTC) was on its way to Bengaluru from Ernakulam when it met a serious disaster. A truck carrying loads of tiles lost its control while taking a turn in the highway near Avinashi town in Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu.

In this terrible misfortune, nearly 19 people who travelled in bus (14 men and 5 women) died on the spot. 23 others who travelled in the bus where injured severely. The truck driver who escaped was arrested by the police.

The CM of Kerala, Pinaryi Vijayan has requested Palakkad District Collector to extend its assistance in tackling the emergency. PM Modi has expressed his grief over the accident.

Ajith Injured while Shooting

Thala Ajith, one of the leading heroes in the Tamil cinema industry got injured while shooting for his new film.

The once racer, Thala Ajith tends to do the stunt scenes on his own instead of using double. Lately, reports says that he was injured while he was filming an important bike scene for his new upcoming movie in Chennai. He was injured slightly and was put under treatment.

Ajith has been under shooting for his new upcoming movie, Valimai, directed by H. Vinoth. After the unfortunate accident, the shooting was stopped temporarily. Fans pour in social media registering their prayer for the speedy recovery of Thala Ajith.

Sachin Tendulkar wins Laureus Sporting Moment Award

The Indian star cricketer Sachin Tendulkar establishes his love for cricket once again wining the prestigious Laureus Sporting Moment Award in Berlin. This is yet another feather to his cap proving his stardom in cricket.

Tendulkar’s final World-cup winning match conducted in 2011 in Mumbai has bought this award to him. The moment by the end of the match when the team members carried Sachin around the ground for the victory lap was selected to be the Laureus Sporting Moment for the decades 2000-2020. Fans have voted in favour of this moment which the award committee described as the cricketer “carried on the shoulders of a nation.”

Tendulkar registered this moment at Berlin to be the proudest moment of his life, dedicating the award to all the people of his nation. He gave an emotional speech recollecting his visit with Nelson Mandela, recalling his words that sports has the power to usnify and unite everyone.

Lewis Hamilton, Formula One champiom and Lionel Messi, the football superstar shared the Laureus sportsman of the year award.

From being Kambala Jockey to competing Ussain Bolt

Srinivasa Gowda, the Karnataka kambala jockey chose muddy fields over racing track after being called to initialize his career in sports.

Gowda is been trending among netizens recently for his incomparable speed in kambala game. Kambala is a buffalo-racing game popular in the coastal Karnataka. In this game, the jockey runs after the buffalo which speeds up in the muddy track.

Last month, the kambala jockey, Srinivasa Gowda gained the attention of the netizens. His running speed is incredible that it was compared to that of Ussain Bolt, the legendary athlete. In the kambala race, Gowda crosses 142.5 meters in 13.62 seconds in a paddy mud field. The average speed of Gowda is calaculated to be higher than that of Ussain Bolt.

Following his talent, CM of Karnataka, Yediurappa, invited Gowda and offered him a cash prize of ₹3 Lakh. The sports minister Kiren Rijiju offered him an oppurtunity to train in Indian sports academy to prepare him for the Olympics.

However, Gowda turned the offer preferring the muddy fields instead. He said that he has to cross the 142 meter field in kambala for about 35 times. He added that as kambala takes up a lot of energy running along with the buffoles, he needs to take rest for about a month and that he would take a decision on the offer after a month.