Nirbhaya Convicts Executed

Four men convicted for the gang rape case of 23-year-old Nirbhaya in Delhi were hanged to death on Friday.

In the year 2012, a 23-year-old physiotheray intern was gang-raped in an empty bus in Delhi. The case grabbed the attention of the whole India, showing how trivial the safety of women in the country was.

After the brutal rape, the victim died. Four men including a minor were found to be convicts of the case. They include Mukesh, Vinay, Pawan Gupta and Akshay Kumar Singh.

After 8 years of case and trials, the four convicts were put to execution on Friday as per the wish of Nirbhaya’s parents and the expectation of the people. The criminals were hanged in the Delhi Tihar jail by around 5:30 a.m. in the morning on Friday.

One of the criminal Mukesh Singh said in his final statement that he wanted to donate his organs. Whereas, Vinay Sharma gave all his paintings to the jail superintendent. No convict is reported to record any will before their execution.

After the execution, PM tweeted that “Justice has prevailed. It is of utmost importance to ensure dignity and safety of women. Our Nari Shakti has excelled in every field. Together, we have to build a nation where the focus is on women empowerment, where there is emphasis on equality and oppurtunity.”

Corona Virus: Janata Curfew

Indian Prime Minister Modi has called on his people to follow a curfew on Sunday, as an awareness on the pandemic corona virus.

As the world is being threatened by the novel Covid-19 virus, the world countries are taking measures to put things right again. Uhan, China, the place were corona began said earlier that no new victims were reported today.

Many countries including Australia, Canada, Argentina, have locked down the international transportation to check further spread of the virus from the external sources.

On Thursday, Indian PM Modi had a talk with the people on corona virus threat. He proposed his people not to panic, but to work together to eradicate it. He invited the people to follow a ‘Janata Curfew’ on March 22. It is a public curfew to be followed by every citizen on Sunday from morning 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

He also established a Covid-19 Economic Response Task Force under the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman, to look into the economic fallout of this pandemic in the country.

As for now, the cases has increased to more than 170 in India resulting in 4 deaths. The country is taking a robust measure to eradicate the spread. The schools, coleges, and universities were closed along with all kinds of social gatherings. Semester exams were postponed to other dates in colleges.

Earthquake Hits Magna

Magna, Utah, a city 10 miles west to the Salt Lake City was hit by a strong earthquake on Wednesday.

The city was suddenly hit by an earthquake measuring upto 5.7 magnitude. Magna was shook by the earthquake at around 7 a.m. in the morning, knocking off the power, shaking the walls. The earthquake measured 5.7 magnitude according to the U. S. Geological survey and is the largest earthquake faced by the state since 1962.

The pandemic has taken the city making the people stay indoors. The people of Salt Lake City who were closed behind their doors because of the corona virus faced this another hazard on Wednesday. People were shocked because of this strong earthquake.

No injury was reported immediately after the earthquake. However, few damage in property and cracked buildings were reported. The Salt Lake City international airport was closed because of the earthquake.

World Social Work Day 2020

The International Social Work Day was followed on the third Tuesday of every March. It falls on 17th of March on 2020.

The World Social Work Day was celebrated every year to recognize all the social workers who work to enhance social justice among the fellow beings. Social workers are those selfless souls who work for the welfare of the individuals, families and communities among whom they live. They are the skilled people who specialize in working towards the social and emotional wellbeing of the community.

The theme for the World Social Work Day 2020 is “Promoting the importance of Human Relationships.”

This theme was specially chosen to establish the importance of interdependence of human beings. Keeping in mind the novel COVID-19 which is taking lives altogether, this theme was selected. It implies the necessity of working together to eradicate the growing weed.

SAARC- India Contributes for Preventing Corona Outbreak

The South Asian Association for Regional Coorperation (SAARC) leaders gathered in a video conference meeting putting in their efforts to stop the pandemic’s further attack.

The SAARC countries held a video conference on Sunday to discuss the novel corona that has spread to more than half the world. Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sgeikh Hasina, Bhutan Prine Minister Lotay Tshering, Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Nepal Prime Minsiter KP Sharma Oli and Indian Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi joined in the conference on Sunday.

As the conference proceeded, Indian PM Modi suggested an initiative to raise an emergency fund towards the Corona preventive measures. As an initiative he also offered an amount of $10 milion as an emergency fund. He also suggested that these fund can be used by any countries in need provided that they are in any of the emergency situation. He propounded the act of “collaboration not confusion, prepation not panic.”

Modi also offered to provide a set of doctors and testing kits to be used when needed in any urgent scenario. Also he announced that online training capsules will be available for any emergency responce teams.

As the conference progressed, each country representatives put forward the challenges faced in their own countries. Modi also suggested to have an unexpected meet on Friday for the further discussion on the serious issue.

Bill Gates Steps Down from Microsoft

The co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, leaves the board room after forty- four years.

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Bill Gates, one of the richest men of the world founded Microsoft and introduced it to the world on March 13, 1976. Exactly after taking the company to a successful position and being the member of board for about forty-four years, Bill Gates announced his decision of backing away from the board of directors on March 13, 2020. He informed this with a short messasge on his LinkedIn account.

He also announced his departure from the board of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate led by his friend Warren Buffett. He has announced that he was about to concentrate on philanthropic activities and is gonna work on increasing global health, development, education and in tackling climatic changes.

It is to be noted that he is contributing much in the epic battle against the pandemic COVID-19. As Microsoft has increased triple fold under its new CEO, Sathya Nadella, the absence of Gates in the board room will be much noticeable.

World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day was celebrated annualy to create an awareness among people on the importance of sleep and the disorders related to sleeping issues.

World Sleep Day was regulated by a group of healthcare providers and members of medical committee who came together with a good intention to spread the news on importance of sleep. This day was organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society. Every year the Friday before the Spring Vernal Equinox is celebrated as World Sleep Day.

The theme for the World Sleep Day 2020 is ” Better Sleep, Better Life, Better Planet.”

World Kidney Day

International Kidney Day is observed anually on the second Thursday of March. Accordingly, it falls on the 12th of March 2020.The World Kidney Day was followed every year to spread awareness among millions of people about the preventive measures of the kidney diseases. Proper awareness and campaign programmes might increase the awareness among people preventing this non-communicable diseases.This day was jointly organized by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and rue Internatinal Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF). This day was first celebrated in the year 2006.The theme for Internation Kidney Day 2020 is “Kidney health for everyone everywhere- from prevention to detection and equitable access to care.”

Corona Virus: Kerala Announces High Alert

As the novel corona virus keeps up with its increasing pace of spreading to different parts of the world, Kerala of India has become one of its many targets.

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Corona began its track of multiplication from an Italian NRI family who entered the state escaping screening. As they were traced a few days before, all three from the family is tested positive for the corona virus. Following them their close relatives were all found to be attacked by the deadly virus. A total of 14 people who were tested positive from the state were relatives of the affected family.

Keeping in mind with the steady pace of infection, Kerala government has decided to close all the educational institution, cinema theatres and has banned all public festivals and gatherings for about a month. The health minister has requested the people not to panic as measures were taken to halt the virus.

Kerala government has also requested the central government to provide more testing facilities in Kerala. High alert was announced in the area where the Italian family resided.

India is about to send a group of doctors to collect samples from the students residing in Italy before they were brought here. India has about 50 confirmed cases of corona virus. Mumbai has two and Maharashtra has ten confirmed cases. Indian government is taking high alert steps to avoid further spread. E-visas for countries like China, Italy, Korea, Germany, Spain and France were cancelled.

Angela Merkel has announced that two thirds of Germany were likely to be infected by corona virus. WHO has announced COVID-19 as the global pandemic.

‘Vaathi Coming’- Master

The second track from Master has been released on Tuesday.

Thalapathy Vijay’s next film Master is to be released soon. As the posters and the first single track was released before, the second track was released on Tuesday.

The track was named as ‘Vaathi coming.’ This song was directed and sung by music director Anirudh Ravichander along with Gana Balachander. It was of kuthu number with lyrics written by Anirudh himself.

The movie crew was about to conduct a grand audio launch on March 15. The corona virus spread also has its effect here. Instead of big stadiums, the programme was to be conducted in a hotel with limited seating for guests. However the live will be broadcasted to the viewers on Sun TV.