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Pray for Lebanon: Just one-month of grain left in Lebanon post explosion

Pray for Lebanon

Post the ear numbing, apocalyptic blast in Lebanon’s capital Beirut, the silo containing the city’s grain was entirely damaged in the blast.

The economy minister of Lebanon was quoted saying that the city while reeling under political crisis was also facing a major economic crises. The explosion has left with the reserves of grains for less than a month.

The explosion was the most powerful ever to rip through Beirut, leaving the port district a wreck of mangled masonry and disabling the main entry port for imports to feed a nation of more than 6 million people.

The Beirut silo was capable of holding 120,000 tonnes of grain, said Ahmed Tamer, the director of the port of Tripoli, Lebanon’s second-biggest city.

The port in Tripoli, Lebanon’s second-biggest port, is not equipped with grain storage facilities but wheat could be transferred to warehouses 2 km (about one mile) away, he said.

President Aoun declared three days of mourning which started on Wednesday. Opening an emergency cabinet meeting, he said: “No words can describe the horror that has hit Beirut last night, turning it into a disaster-stricken city”.

Jai Shri Ram: Amidst holy chants PM Modi lays the symbolic brick for Ram Temple

Narendra Modi Bhumi Poojan

Riding a chopper to Ayodhya, amidst holy chants playing in the background, Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed at the holy site of Ram Janambhoomi where he laid today the symbolic, a 40-kg silver brick for a grand Ram temple at Ayodhya after participating in a “Bhoomi Pujan” or a groundbreaking ceremony attended mostly by spiritual leaders.

“It is an emotional moment for India. A long wait ends today. A grand temple will now be built for Lord Ram who had been living under a tent for many years,” the PM said, addressing the gathering to chants of “Jai Shri Ram”.

It was his first visit to the riverside town in 29 years; in 1992 he had vowed to return only when a Ram temple was built. Today’s function marked a watershed moment for one of India’s longest campaigns, one that found resonance with millions in the country and abroad.

Sharing the dias with four participants, PM Modi participated in the “Yagya” before laying the symbolic brick for a Ram Temple.

The bhoomi pujan was conducted on the very spot where Ram Lalla (Lord Ram as fondly called in Uttar Pradesh) rested.

People across the country were equally elated to see the ceremony live on their television screens with PM Modi paying obeisance with the traditional “Ashtanga Namaskara”.

Apart from the brick laying ceremony, PM Modi also unveild a plaque and released a commemorative postal stamp.

Indian Princess of Ayodhya who became a South Korean Queen in 48AD

On the 3rd of August 2020, South Korean envoy Shin Bong-Kil mentioned that “Ayodhya has important relations with Korea. In Korea’s ancient history book, it’s written that a princess from Ayodhya married a Korean king Kim Suro. In archaeological findings from king’s tomb, artifacts belonging to Ayodhya have been found”

This is a legitimate report and it was also covered by BBC as well in 2018. It has so happened that a Princess from Ayodhya by the name ‘Suriratna’ or also known as ‘Heo Hwang-ok’, went to Korea in 48 AD and married the local King and started the Karak dynasty some 2000 years ago.

In some of the South Korean fables it has also been mentioned that Samguk Yusa (Memorabilia of the Three Kingdoms), mentions that Queen Hwang-ok was the princess of “Ayuta” kingdom. This is really amazing to see the reach of the Kingdom of Ayodhya reaching across the globe and even in Thailand the King is named as King Rama.

This linkage with the South Korean country has tremendously helped the ties with South Korea and many billageral ties were build up between South Korea and India. The people from the Karak dynasty of South Korea still visits Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to pay homage to their Queen who hailed from this place. South Korea has also agreed to help India develop Ayodhya and restore the ancient kingdom which also plays a significant role for them.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-46055285

Tripura CM’s family members tested Covid positive

In a release made by the Chief Minister of Tripura on 3rd August 2020 on twitter he states that two of his family members has been tested Covid19 positive.

Chief Minister of Tripura Sri. Biplab Kumar Deb has undergone the Covid19 test and the results are yet to be released about his status on the infection. However, the Chief Minister has opted for home Quarantine and awaiting results of his infection he stated on twitter.

Assam Covid-19 Alert: 4 more succumb to the infection taking toll to 109

Himanta Biswa Sarma Assam corona update

Guwahati: Four more Covid-19 patients succumbed to the infection in the state taking the toll to 109.

Assam state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed via a tweet about the death of the four patients.

Through his Twitter handle, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Always painful to lose your own. Sad at 4 lives lost today due to #COVID19 – Late Subrata Patra (45, Kamrup M); Late Haren Mahanta (65, Sivasagar); Late Sukendra Kumar Tanti (53, Tinsukia); Late Madan Dutta (80, Dibrugarh). My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families”.

It may be mentioned that there has been a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state in the past few days with the state health minister fearing the numbers might touch 65,000 by August 15.

At present, the number of Covid-19 cases in the state has already crossed 40,000 with more than 11,000 cases still active.

Can you sit for 2 hours straight staring at the camera and do nothing? Well this guy from Indonesia did

indonesian YouTuber

Jakarta: When you have the world’s all-time during this COVID pandemic so why the fear of wasting time? This theme was well presented by a YouTuber from Indonesia who shared a video of himself sitting and doing nothing but staring into the camera for over two hours.

The video titled ‘2 JAM nggak ngapa-ngapain’ translated into English as ‘2 hours of doing nothing’ was posted by the YouTuber Muhammad Didit.

This “weirdly innovative” content though might seem boring on hearing but ecstatic netizens were quick in bombarding him with funniest of comments.

The YouTuber said that he was inspired to record the video after many of his viewers requested him to post content that educated youth. “2 HOURS of doing nothing, yes that is the title of my video this time,” Didit wrote.

Quite an inspiration we might say as it is not that easy to sit for 2 hours long, staring at the camera, and doing absolutely nothing.

In the description of the video, he said, “Ok, maybe I should share a little bit why this video was made. It all started from the Indonesian society urging me lately to create content that educates the youth – finally with a heavy heart and reluctantly, I did. BOOM, thus the creation of this video but if we were to talk about its benefits, it all depends on you the viewers to filter and that is my only advice to all of you and hope that you will be entertained and benefit from this video.”

Cristiano now owns world’s most expensive car, and it’s price? Only Rs 264 crores!

Cristiano Ronaldo most expensive car

Lisbon: He is undisputedly the owner of the world’s most expensive car worth Rs 264 crores! And why not? After all money clicks his treasure trove like a flowing golden stream. Portugal footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, has acquired the Bugatti La Voiture Noire. The car is known for its exclusivity, as only 10 units of Bugatti’s premier automobile have been produced so far. Ronaldo’s car is customised, as one can easily spot the CR7 initials on it.

Cristiano Ronaldo even posted a picture with his treasure trove car on his official Instagram profile.

Speaking about its speciality, the Bugatti La Voiture Noire can speed up to 380 km/h, reaching 60 km in 2.4 seconds. It would be like driving a flying beast!

The handsome footballer is already a proud owner of the world’s most stylish, expensive automobiles that speaks oodles about his love for the “beasts on wheels”.

Cristiano Ronaldo already owns Ferrari 599 GTO, Lamborghini Aventador and McLaren MP4 12C. In addition, he also bought a 5.5 million-pound luxury yacht in June last year.

If only we had the money, so could we even think of even dreaming of purchasing one. And for that, one needs to have a golden luck like that of Ronaldo.

Higher Education: Preparing For A Paradigm Shift – Tools & Strategies for a new normal

A webinar was organised by Asomi (A Pune based socio-cultural Assamese organization) on 2nd August 2020 in Pune, where the discussion was on Higher Education: Preparing For A Paradigm Shift – Tools & Strategies for a new normal.

The webinar was headed by Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) where he has stressed on every student acquiring certain specific skills besides the general education. Dr. Sahasrabudhe further adds that students acquiring these additional skills makes them more employable and open for many entrepreneurial endeavours in future course if time.

The webinar was joined by more than 565 people and 100+ registrations were received. People from all walks of life joined the session from the liked of head of institutions, students, teachers, leading academicians and parents from more than 20 locations in India and from 3 out of India locations.

Dr. Sahasrabudhe also added that the West talks only about a few different learning styles like theoretical, practical, experimental, project-based, audio-video based, ICT based etc while our ancient scriptures talk about 51 different learning styles and hence the truly inclusive model should come from India as no other country can claim as much diversity in this aspect.

The panelists for the webinar included Dr M K Sridhar, Educationist, Member of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), MHRD, Dr Kiran Hazarika, Member, University Grants Commission (UGC), and Prof Shirish Sahasrabudhe, Director, Symbiosis Ishanya Centre (SICEC), ELTIS-SIFIL. Dr Triveni Goswami Mathur, Fulbright Scholar, Media & Communication Educator was the Moderator for the webinar.

The event was hosted under the aegis of President Dr Samiron Phukon and General Secretary Rajib Borkataki. Dr Devika Borthakur, Cultural Secretary, Asomi and Mousumi Bora, Vice-President, Asomi acted respectively as Convenor and Co-Convenor of the event.

Union Home Minister of India tested Covid19 positive today

The Union Home Minister of India Sri. Amit Shah in a tweet informs everyone that he is tested positive for Covid19 today. A total of 17 Lakh people all around India has been tested positive with Corona virus and 1 lakh positive cases in just two days.

The Minister has released the information via his tweet in Hindi “On getting the initial symptoms of coronavirus, I got the test done and the report came back positive. My health is fine, but I am being admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors. I request that all of you who have come in contact with me in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get your inquiry done,”

 

Chief Minister of Tripura Sri. Biplab Kumar Deb extends support to Assam

Chief Minister of Tripura Sri. Biplab Kumar Deb extends his support to Assam during the ongoing flood scenario and tweets in his post mentioning “Assam is pride of North East.Unfortunately Assam is going through challenges due to floods.We the People of #Tripura firmly stand with the people of #Assam at this tough period of floods and pledge all support.”

The tweet was addressed to Assam Chief Minister Sri. Sarbananda Sonowal and Health and Family welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

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