Wednesday, May 18, 2022

P Nadda to visit Mata Vaishno Devi temple today

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda reached Jammu to offer prayers at the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi shrine on Monday. The BJP chief will also address the party workers of the union territory after his visit to the temple. Nadda's visit to the revered shrine comes on the day of the polling for the last phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
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P Nadda to visit Mata Vaishno Devi temple today

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda reached Jammu to offer prayers at the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi shrine on Monday. The BJP chief will also address the party workers of the union territory after his visit to the temple. Nadda's visit to the revered shrine comes on the day of the polling for the last phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

Capt. Amarinder Singh meets Amit Shah

Former Chief Minister and Punjab Lok Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday met Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah in Delhi while expressing confidence that the BJP led alliance will do well in the state Assembly elections. Addressing the media, Singh, when asked about the prospects of his alliance in the polls, said, "I am not a Pundit. I am not somebody who can predict. My party has done well. The BJP has done well. Let us see what happens." Further, the former Chief Minister said that his meeting with Union Home Minister in Delhi was to discuss Punjab in general and had nothing to do about the elections.

Will tour to unite farmers after governorship tenure ends-Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik, while addressing a gathering in Haryana's Jind, said that he would tour northern India to unite farmers after his tenure as Governor ends and will urge them to form their own government. "I will soon tour the northern states to unite the farmers and urge them to form their own government in Delhi. Though the PM accepted some of their demands, many issues remain unaddressed," said Malik on Sunday. "This is the time to change the government. Get united and form your own government," he added.

Padma awardee Pandit Chhannulal Mishra appeals for larger voters’ turnout

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh): Hindustani classical singer and Padma awardee Pandit Chhannulal Mishra on Monday cast his vote in the seventh and last phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections and appealed to people to exercise their voting power. Speaking outside a polling booth in Varanasi, he said, "I appeal to the public to come out and vote in large numbers. Each vote counts." "A single vote sometimes decides the fate of the candidates. Vote for whoever you want," he added.

UP polls: SP-SBSP to win 45-47 seats in Purvanchal; OP Rajbhar

Amid voting for the last phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party chief OP Rajbhar on Monday exuded confidence of winning over 45 seats in the Purvanchal region of the state. A former BJP ally, the SBSP has sealed an alliance with Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party for these Assembly elections. Speaking on the matter Rajbhar said, "We'll win 45-47 seats in the Purvanchal region. We are winning on five of eight seats in Varanasi, three of four seats in Chandauli, seven of nine seats in Jaunpur."

PM Modi speaks to Ukraine’s Zelensky, seeks support in evacuation of Indians from Sumy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky amid the ongoing conflict with Russia, and sought continued support from his government for the evacuation of Indian nationals from Sumy. The Prime Minister also appreciated the continuing direct dialogue between Ukraine and Russia, Government of India sources informed. In a phone call that lasted for about 35 minutes, PM Modi thanked President Zelensky for the help extended by the Government of Ukraine in the evacuation of Indian nationals from Ukraine.

PM Modi speaks to Ukraine’s Zelensky, seeks support in evacuation of Indians from Sumy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky amid the ongoing conflict with Russia, and sought continued support from his government for the evacuation of Indian nationals from Sumy. The Prime Minister also appreciated the continuing direct dialogue between Ukraine and Russia, Government of India sources informed. In a phone call that lasted for about 35 minutes, PM Modi thanked President Zelensky for the help extended by the Government of Ukraine in the evacuation of Indian nationals from Ukraine.

COVID-19: SC expresses concerns against fake medical certificates to avail ex-gratia compensation

The Supreme Court on Monday warned against the misuse of its order to get ex-gratia compensation for COVID-19 death on the basis of fake medical certificate and observed that it would order an independent probe to catch those who indulged in such practice. A bench headed by Justice MR Shah expressed serious concerns at fake certificates being issued by doctors to enable undeserving people to claim the ex-gratia compensation for COVID-19 deaths.

New Zealand imposes sanctions on about 100 Russians, including Putin: Foreign Ministry

New Zealand has introduced sanctions against the Russian leadership, including President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, with the total list amounting to some 100 Russians, the foreign ministry said on Monday. "Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta announced the introduction of targeted travel bans against Russian Government officials and other individuals associated with the Russian invasion of Ukraine," the ministry said in a statement. The list also includes Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova among others.

UP Polls: 21.55% voter turnout till 11AM

21.55% voters turnout was recorded till 11 am in the seventh and final phase of Uttar Pradesh elections. Mau recorded the highest voter turn out 24.74% and Gazipur the lowest turnout at 19.35% till 11AM. Varanasi witnessed 21.21% and Azamgarh 20.12% voter turnout till 11 AM.

11,000 Russian troops killed- Ukraine

Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs shared the details of the losses that Russia has incurred since the invasion of Ukraine started noting that a total of 11,000 Russian forces were killed till Monday (local time). According to the MFA data, 999 armoured vehicles of different types, 46 aircraft, 68 helicopters, 290 tanks, 117 artillery pieces and 50 MLRs were hit during the combat. Furthermore, the destroyed facilities also include 60 cisterns, 454 vehicles, 3 vessels, 7 UAVs and 23 Russian anti-aircraft warfare systems.

Sensex tumbles 1491 points, Nifty slips below 16K mark amid worsening Russia-Ukraine crisis

The Indian stock markets key indices, Sensex and Nifty, plunged by around three per cent on Monday, to hit the lowest level in eight months, as oil prices soared to the highest level in 14 years and rupee plunged to record low amid worsening Russia-Ukraine crisis.

Indian rupee plunges to a record low of 77.02 against a dollar

The Indian rupee plunged to a record low of 77.02 against a US dollar on Monday as a sharp rise in crude oil prices amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict dampened investors' sentiments. At the interbank foreign currency market, the rupee hit a low of 77.02 against a US dollar in the intra-day trade on Monday against its Friday's close at 76.16 against a dollar. The Indian rupee has weakened sharply in the last couple of weeks due to a sharp rise in crude oil prices in the international markets.

South Korean companies suffering losses due to economic sanctions against Russia

South Korean trading companies are suffering from economic sanctions on Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine. Due to the US and European countries-led economic sanctions against Russia, lots of Korean exporting companies are facing difficulties such as payment delays or withdrawal from trading with Russia. There are also some cases that cargo ships heading Ukraine or Russia arrived in third countries. In addition, as global major shipping companies have announced to suspend shipments to Russia, shipment disruptions are also expected. As it could lead to production disruptions, Korean exporters are deeply concerned.

UK to provide extra USD 100 million in aid to Ukraine: Downing Street

The United Kingdom will allocate an additional USD 100 million in support to Kyiv amid Russia's ongoing military operation in Ukraine, Downing Street said on Monday. "The new USD 100m funding announced today comes on top of the UK training 22,000 soldiers, supplying 2,000 anti-tank missiles, providing £100 million for economic reform and energy independence, and providing £120 million of humanitarian aid including £25 million of match funding to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal," Downing Street said.

Juventus’ Weston McKennie ruled out for rest of season

Juventus' Weston McKennie will not feature in the ongoing 2021-2022 season for the Serie A side after the midfielder sustained a foot injury. The 23-year-old suffered a fracture during a midweek Champions League clash against Villareal on February 22. The team initially projected an 8-12 week recovery period, but manager Massimiliano Allegri has now revealed that he will not figure again until the 2022-23 campaign gets underway.

Shreyas Talpade’s ‘Kaun Pravin Tambe?’ to be released on April 1

Shreyas Talpade-starrer 'Kaun Pravin Tambe?' is scheduled to be released on Disney+Hotstar on April 1. Helmed by Jayprad Desai, the upcoming film is based on the life of Mumbai's leg-spinner Pravin Tambe. Tambe became the talk of the town when he was picked up by Rahul Dravid-led Rajasthan Royals for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013. In 2012, the then 41-year-old was named in Mumbai's squad for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Juventus’ Weston McKennie ruled out for rest of season

Juventus' Weston McKennie will not feature in the ongoing 2021-2022 season for the Serie A side after the midfielder sustained a foot injury. The 23-year-old suffered a fracture during a midweek Champions League clash against Villareal on February 22. The team initially projected an 8-12 week recovery period, but manager Massimiliano Allegri has now revealed that he will not figure again until the 2022-23 campaign gets underway.

Women’s 25m pistol team win India’s third gold in Cairo

In the women's 25m pistol team event final, India defeated Singapore 17-13 to clinch their third gold of the ISSF World Cup 2022 on Sunday. Rahi Sarnobat, Esha Singh and Rhythm Sangwan defeated the Singaporean trio of Xiu Hong, Shun Xie and Ling Chiao Nicole Tan in the gold medal match-up. This was Esha Singh's second gold and third medal of the ongoing World Cup as she had won the women's 10m air pistol team event to add to the silver she won in the women's 10m air pistol individual event.

Russia declares ceasefire to enable evacuations

Russian military declares ceasefire in Ukraine from 0700 GMT to open humanitarian corridors at French President Emmanuel Macron's request: Sputnik The Russian military will hold fire and open humanitarian corridors in several Ukrainian cities including the capital Kyiv, Mariupol & Kharkiv.

Shreyas Talpade’s ‘Kaun Pravin Tambe?’ to be released on April 1

Shreyas Talpade-starrer 'Kaun Pravin Tambe?' is scheduled to be released on Disney+Hotstar on April 1. Helmed by Jayprad Desai, the upcoming film is based on the life of Mumbai's leg-spinner Pravin Tambe. Tambe became the talk of the town when he was picked up by Rahul Dravid-led Rajasthan Royals for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013. In 2012, the then 41-year-old was named in Mumbai's squad for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Long, irregular menstrual cycles put women at higher risk for fatty liver disease

Women with long or irregular menstrual cycles are known to have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. But, a new study recently found that these women might also be at risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The study was published in the journal, 'Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism'. Around 24 per cent of US adults have NAFLD, a chronic disease in which excess fat builds up in your liver. This buildup of fat is not caused by heavy alcohol use. NAFLD can progress to chronic liver damage and is associated with a higher risk of death. Diet and exercise are the standard of care for NAFLD as no medicines have been approved to treat the disease.

Body fat biggest risk factor for reduced thinking, memory ability – research

The findings of a recent study have shown that greater body fat is a risk factor for reduced cognitive function, such as processing speed in adults. When the researchers took cardiovascular risk factors (such as diabetes or high blood pressure) or vascular brain injury into account, the coalition between body fat and lower cognitive scores remained. This suggested other not yet confirmed pathways that linked excess body fat to reduced cognitive function. The study was published in the journal, 'JAMA Network open'.

Women are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s Disease – Study

Epidemiological studies have earlier shown that women are twice as likely as men to develop Alzheimer's disease (AD), but the cause of this phenomenon has been unclear. But a recent study may now have answers for this. The study was published in the journal 'Nature'. Alzheimer's is a disease in which a person slowly begins to forget everything known to them. It is a cruel punishment, both for the people who have to suffer with it, as well as the people who are their caregivers.

COVID-19: Over 3 crore beneficiaries in 15-18 age group fully vaccinated

India has achieved a new milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination drive as more than 3 crore youngsters between 15-18 of age group are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the country, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday. He hailed the landmark achievement and said that young India is taking the world's largest vaccination drive to the next level. "What a great feat by our young warriors! Over 3 crore youngsters between the 15-18 age group are now fully vaccinated against COVID19. Young India is taking the world's largest vaccination drive to the next level!" Mandaviya said in a tweet.
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International Women’s Day 2022: Powerful quotes by female leads

Celebrating womanhood doesn't require a particular day; it should be a perennial process! But, to cherish the presence of the women in our lives, International Women's Day is celebrated every year on March 8. It is a global day for commemorating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The entertainment industry has given many brilliant women-centric films which have inspired the audience to achieve their full potential. Not only through the films, but with their inspirational thoughts and stories, successful female leads from various sectors have proven many a time how female empowerment is a must, and women should feel empowered more and more to do what they wish to accomplish in their life with their own choice.
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