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Image will not publish new articles for the next few months or publish very few If you are a regular reader of the site (for that I am very grateful to you), you might have noticed that I am not publishing any new articles nowadays or publishing very few.  As you know, I am a student and I have to manage my studies along with running this site/publication. I have my ICSE Pre-Boards from the 16th of December 2023 and in February of next year I will appear for my Std. 10 Boards Examinations. As you might have guessed, I have a lot of study pressure right now, and publishing here along with all the studies is a pretty difficult task. I have my Progress Report Day tomorrow (commonly known as Report Card Day or Parent and Teacher's Meeting). I will write separately about that tomorrow. I have lots of posts in the queue to write and publish and some are in drafts too, but on 16th of December next month I have my Maths exam so I have to prepare for that and because of that I a

ED seizes property worth Rs 750 Crore linked to Congress leaders

ED seizes property worth Rs 750 Crore linked to Congress leaders The Government agency, Enforcement Directorate, which works to enforce economic laws in the country has seized assets worth Rs 752 Crore Of Company Linked To Gandhis. Property worth Rs 90 crore belonging to Young Indian -- the company linked to Congress's Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi -- has been attached by the Enforcement Directorate in connection to its investigation into the National Herald case. The attached property includes the National Herald Houses in Delhi and Mumbai and Nehru Bhavan in Lucknow. Sources said the overall value of properties seized belonging to Associated Journals is 752 crore. The Central agency is investigating an alleged money laundering case linked to the National Herald newspaper. The case involves allegations of cheating, conspiracy, and criminal breach of trust in the acquisition of the Associated Journals Limited -- which ran the newspaper -- by Young Indian Pvt Ltd. The agency has alr

India lost the 2023 World Cup, but let's not be demoralize

India lost the 2023 World Cup, but let's not be demoralize India played in the ICC Men's World Cup finals against Australia yesterday Sunday 19th November 2023. The dreams of 1.4 billion Indians were shattered after Australia won the finals by six wickets in the fully packed 1,32,000-seated stadium. The fans could be seen leaving as soon as they realized that India would lose the match. The outcome of the match was clear after the 25th Over of Australia's batting.  At the post-match presentation, the captain of the Indian National Cricket Team, Rohit Sharma said, "The result has not gone our way. We were not good enough today.” He was downhearted after the match, a case which was the same for all the 15 players of the Indian Cricket team for the 2023 ICC World Cup.  “We tried everything but it wasn't supposed to be. 20-30 runs more would have been good, KL and Kohli were stitching a good partnership and we were looking at 270-280 but we kept losing wickets. When yo

Cargo ship destined to India got hijacked by Houthi rebels

The Galaxy Leader, pictured in 2008. Houthi rebels described it as an Israeli ship but Israel said it was British-owned and Japanese-operated. Another major incident took place during the Israel-Hamas conflict. Everyone is getting impacted because of the war in the Middle East, which has been going on for over a month now.  Recently, a ship bound to India has been seized by the Houthi rebels in the Red Sea. The vessel started its sail from Turkey and was headed towards India.  Houthis rebel is an Islamist political and armed organisation based in the West Asian country of Yemen. They have sided with Hamas in the Israel-Hamas conflict and vowed to seize the cargo ships with Israeli flags on them. The rebels have previously shot missiles at Israel, which were intercepted by the US Navy, which was stationed in the Red Sea. The ship is named the Galaxy Leader, bound for India with a crew of approximately 25 people.  The news website Axios has reported on its website that the Israeli author

President Mohamed Muizzu ask India to withdraw soldiers

President Mohamed Muizzu with Kiren Rijiju The new President of the small island nation of Maldives has requested India to remove its military personnel stationed at the island. Removing the presence of foreign military presence on Maldivian soil was one of the main promises of the new President of Maldives. Indian Minister of Earth Sciences Kiren Rijiju was present at the inaugural session of the new President Mohamed Muizzu. The Minister of Earth Sciences held a meeting with the new President to discuss improving ties and cooperation between the neighbours which are also democracies.  The new Pro-China President of Maldives, Mohamed Muizzu, on Saturday 18th November 2023 made a formal request to the Government of India, asking India to withdraw its military personnel archipelago, and people familiar with the matter said it was agreed the two sides would discuss “workable solutions” to the issue. Muizzu, who is closely aligned to former pro-China president Abdulla Yameen, made the req

EAM S Jaishankar asks Global South to focus on self-reliance and reducing dependence on China

EAM Jaishankar at the 2nd Voice of Global South Summit India is currently hosting the 2nd Voice of Global South Summit in which the leaders of all the developing nations come together to discuss important issues like the global economy, climate change, etc. India pioneered this initiative to give voice to the developing nations, also known as the Global South which are often depressed which rich Western countries.  India's External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar yesterday on 17th November 2023 attended the Foreign Minister's Session. The Global South should focus on self-reliance by diversifying production, building reliable supply chains and promoting local solutions to overcome the “perils of dependence...on far away geographies”, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Friday in a thinly veiled swipe at China. Addressing a session for foreign ministers at the virtual Voice of Global South Summit, Jaishankar said there continues to be resistance to a greater role for t

President Joe Biden meets Chinese counterpart Xi. What was the outcome?

President Joe Biden meets Chinese counterpart Xi. What was the outcome? United States President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a high-level US-China summit on 15th November 2023. They will meet on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is an inter-governmental forum for 21 member economies in the Pacific Rim that promotes free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The meeting was most anticipated as the leaders of both superpowers were going to discuss various issues. The key issues which Biden and Xi were going to discuss are the Middle East, Taiwan, the Taiwan Election, Iran, Fentanyl Production, and Military Communications.  President Biden emphasized the importance of peace in the Middle East as the US want to continue with its India Middle East Europe Economic Corridor which will connect India to Europe opening the way to markets of the most populous country. Taiwan was the major topic which was discuss

PM Modi celebrated Diwali with soldiers in Himachal's Lepcha

PM Modi addresses troops in Himachal Pradesh's Lepcha on Diwali Today is Diwali, and there is one person who celebrates it not just with his blood family but also with his hundreds of thousands of brothers and sisters at the Border.  It is India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who celebrates Diwali each year with the brave soldiers of the Indian Army stationed at the Border regions.  This year PM Modi celebrated Diwali with soldiers in Lepcha in Himachal Pradesh, which is near the Chinese border. The Prime Minister, who reached the remote village on Sunday morning, called the experience of spending Diwali with "our brave security forces" in Lepcha "an experience filled with deep emotion and pride." He said, "Away from their families, these guardians of our nation illuminate our lives with their dedication." "The courage of our security forces is unwavering. Stationed in the toughest terrains, away from their loved ones, their sacrifice and ded

4,400 children died in Gaza because of Isreali air strikes; French President Macron condemns

4,400 Children dead in Gaza When innocent lives - like that of children and women - are lost, it is the saddest thing in the war. Buildings can be made again, lands can be acquired again, and armies can be rebuilt, but the lives lost can never be brought back.  According to recent reports around 4,400 children have been reported dead due to Israeli air strikes in Gaza. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has said there is “no justification” for the Israeli bombing of babies, women and elderly people in Gaza. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has said there is “no justification” for the Israeli bombing of babies, women and elderly people in Gaza. Israel must stop bombing Gaza and killing civilians, French President Emmanuel Macron told the BBC in an interview published late on Friday. Macron said there was "no justification" for the bombing and said a ceasefire would benefit Israel. He said that France "clearly condemns" the "terrorist" actions of H

Stubble Burning: The major cause of the poor air quality in Delhi

New Delhi has become one of the most polluted cities on the planet again. New Delhi has become one of the most polluted cities on the planet again. The main reason for the air pollution in the national capital region is the burning of stubble. Stubble burning is a major contributor to Delhi's deteriorating air quality. The data from the Commission on Air Quality Management report suggests.  Stubble refers to the left stalk of wheat, rice, or any other crop after it has been harvested.  The stubble is hard to remove with hands, so fire is put to burn them, which releases a lot of smoke, deteriorating the air quality of that area and nearby regions are also affected by it. Due to the wind movements, the smoke from the burned stubble of Haryana and Punjab enters the National Capital Region and mainly pollutes the environment of the Indian capital, New Delhi.  Stubble burning contributed about 38% to the air pollution level on 8 November, according to the data presented during a meetin

India abstained in the United Nations General Assembly resolution on Israel-Hamas conflict. Know why

  India Deputy Envoy to UN Yojna Patel Jordan proposed a resolution for an “immediate, durable, and sustained humanitarian truce” between Israeli forces and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. The resolution was adopted by an overwhelming majority of 120 members while 14 voted against and 45 abstained. The Republic of India decided not to vote in the UN General Assembly resolution that called for an immediate humanitarian truce in the Israel-Hamas war. India gave the reason for its abstention saying that the resolution did not mention Hamas and that the UN needs to send a clear message against terror. "We hope that the deliberations of this assembly will send a clear message against terror and violence and expand prospects for diplomacy and dialogue while addressing the humanitarian crisis that confronts us," said India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Yojna Patel. The draft resolution had called for an immediate truce in the conflict and unhindered

Robert Card, the main suspect in the Maine mass shooting, found dead

Robert Card can be seen shooting If mass shootings happen in countries like Pakistan - which is very well true - but if the same thing happens in the United States, we do not see it as an act of terror just because people can buy firearms legally in the US and 26 states allow to carry guns without a permit - Florida passing the legislation recently.  Another mass shooting took place in the US. This time the sad incident occurred in Lewiston City, Maine state.   The gunfire broke out shortly before 7 p.m. (Maine local time) and left 18 people dead and nearly 60 injured. The attack happened on Wednesday night at a local bar and a bowling alley in the small town of Lewiston. The suspect in the mass shooting was identified as Robert Card, a firearms instructor in the US Army Reserve who was recently discharged from a mental health facility after reporting hallucinations. Maine State Police released the photographs and other details of the suspect. Seven people were killed at the bowling al

PM Rishi Sunak said UK will set up World's first AI safety Institute

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak delivers a speech on AI at Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace on Oct. 26, 2023 in London, England. The world is evolving. We are developing new technologies. Artificial Intelligence is getting better each day. With its advancements, the risks posed by Artificial Intelligence are also increasing.  As we witness the rapid developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, we also need to consider the potential risks that Artificial Intelligence and its uses pose. United Kingdom's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday addressed these concerns and warned of the risk of Artificial Intelligence. The warning comes as the UK is preparing for a global summit where policies of safety around technologies will be discussed. The UK wants to take a global role and emerge as a leader in the implementation and regulations of technologies. Sunak said in a speech that AI “will bring a transformation as far-reaching as the industrial revo

8 former Indian Navy Officers Got Death Sentence in Qatar

Eight former Indian Navy Officers were arrested last year in August 2022 on the charges of allegedly spying by Qatar authorities.  They have been convicted and given a death sentence on the allegation of spying for Israel. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs has called it "shocking." The foreign ministry also said it would not comment much on the case given the "confidential nature of proceedings" but assured that it would contest the case. The men, including decorated officers who once commanded major Indian warships, were working for Dahra Global Technologies and Consultancy Services, a private firm that provided training and related services to Qatar's armed forces. Sources said some of them were working on a highly sensitive project -- Italian technology-based midget submarines with stealth characteristics. The men have been in jail since August 2022. Granted consular access to them, New Delhi has been working to secure their release. The men went to tri

Microsoft now asks you the reason if you download "another browser" from Edge

Edge is now asking questions about why you are downloading a new browser from the Edge. Microsoft released its latest modern version of Edge browser in 2020 soon after which it discontinued providing support for one of the major browsers Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer 11 was the last major update given by Microsoft. Since the release of Microsoft Edge, there has been fierce competition between Microsoft and Google for attracting users to their browsers. Microsoft Edge comes with several unique features which you cannot be able to find but Chrome, but Google Chrome ranks at the top for the user's choice of browser. Microsoft had a history of recommending its Edge browser to its Windows users and requesting them to switch to Microsoft Edge as the default browser.  But recently, it was reported by The Verge  that Edge is now asking questions about why you are downloading a new browser from the Edge. For the last 2 years, it has been recorded Microsoft keep annoying its users by

Israel slams UN Secretary-General António Guterres remarks about Israel-Hamas Conflict

There is an outrage after UN Secretary-General António Guterres justified the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel by saying that there is a reason for the attack which Hamas carried out. “It is important to also recognize the attacks by Hamas did not happen in a vacuum,” Guterres said at a UN Security Council meeting on the Israel-Hamas war, which started when the terror organisation attacked Israeli border communities, killing more than 1,400 people, almost all of them civilians. “The Palestinian people have been subjected to 56 years of suffocating occupation. They have seen their land steadily devoured by settlements and plagued by violence; their economy stifled; their people displaced and their homes demolished. Their hopes for a political solution to their plight have been vanishing,” Secreatary-General Guterres said. Guterres added that “the grievances of the Palestinian people cannot justify the appalling attacks by Hamas. And those appalling attacks cannot justify the collective

Elon Musk offers 1 billion dollars to Wikipedia if it changes it names

The world's richest man Elon Musk has offered the free encyclopedia and one of the most visited websites Wikipedia 1 billion dollars if the online encyclopedia changes its name to "Dickipedia." Tesla CEO and owner of X (formerly Twitter) wrote in a post on X, “I will give them a billion dollars if they change their name to Dickipedia.” “Please add that to the [cow and poop emojis] on my wiki page,” he continued in another post. “In the interests of accuracy.” When one user, journalist Ed Krassenstein, suggested the online encyclopedia take the deal, saying that it can “can always change it back after you collect,” Musk added a condition to his offer. “One year minimum. I mean, I’m a not fool lol,” he wrote. Musk had made multiple posts earlier Sunday criticizing the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia, for asking for money. “Have you ever wondered why the Wikimedia Foundation wants so much money? It certainly isn’t needed to operate Wikipedia,” he wro

US Government picks 31 regional tech hubs to encourage US innovation

The United States Commerce Department is naming 31 regional tech hubs from 370 applicants. This act will make these 31 regions eligible for 500 million dollar federal government funding to help encourage innovation across a variety of sectors. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo told reporters the program aimed to diversify the United States away from its traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley, Seattle and Boston. "Those tech ecosystems are concentrated in just a few places around the country," Raimondo said. "They don't reflect the full potential of our country... They don't corner the market on great ideas." This program is the part of the US President Joe Biden government's endeavour to help fund key sectors like electric vehicle manufacturing, green energy, and semiconductors to bring private investments. This actions are taken to counter China's growth in these sector and the threat it poses to the global security. White House National Economic

ISRO successfully confucted Gaganyaan failure test

Crew Module successfully landed in the Bay of Bengal The Indian Space Research Organisation conducted the third big test for the Gaganyaan Mission yesterday the 21st of October 2023. The Gaganyaan Mission aims to send astronauts into space, which is expected to be carried out by ISRO in the year 2025.  The liquid-propelled single-stage Test Vehicle (TV-D1) lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on a brief yet consequential flight carrying a homegrown system that would be crucial for the safety of the Indian astronauts in case of an emergency during the Gaganyaan Mission. The Crew Escape System which was tested yesterday made sure that the three-men orbital mission that will be sent to space in 2025 is capable of ejaculation of the crew during unforeseen situations.  The test was initially planned for 8 a.m. yesterday but was postponed to 10 a.m. because of unfavorable weather conditions. The test validated the motors that will be used during this mission, which included low-alt

PM Modi spoke to the Palestinian President

PM Modi spoke to the Palestinian President Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and conveyed his condolences for the loss of lives after the bombing of the Al Ahli hospital in Gaza. The Palestinian authorities and Hamas terrorists have blamed Israel for the bombing, which has been striking the Gaza Strip for days now. The Israeli Defence Forces has denied this allegation and shared "proof" that the rocket that hit the hospital was of Islamic Jihadists.  The United States and President Joe Biden have confirmed that their intel provides no evidence that Israel was responsible for the attack.  The bombing of the Gaza hospital killed hundreds of citizens, mostly children and women, who took shelter after Israel started bombing the Hamas terrorist's hideouts. Protests have broken out in the Arab countries after the blast in the hospital and many have accused Israel of it. The Indian Prime Minister has expressed his sadness and conveyed his