Wednesday 12th December 2018

    • Nobel Peace Prize to award revolutionary leaders against sexual violence Nobel-Peace-Prize-to-award-revolutionary-leaders-against-sexual-violence

      The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize is set to be awarded to two activists fighting against sexual violence in Oslo today, encouraging the aspirational forces in protecting a peaceful world. On October 5, the Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege, whose hospital has treated 40,000 victims of sexual violence since its opening in 1999, and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad, who is a survivor of ISIL’s sexual slavery and an advocate for the Yazidi minority in Iraq, were announced as the co-winners of 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.  This is somewhat unexpected because there were many predictions that the U.S. President Donald Trump, the ROK...

    • New mission to explore bottom of Belize’s Great Blue Hole New-mission-to-explore-bottom-of-Belize's-Great-Blue-Hole

      Virgin billionaire Richard Branson joined a new mission to solve one of the most captivating mysteries of the ocean — what lies at the bottom of the Great Blue Hole in Belize? The Great Blue Hole in Belize is the largest sinkhole in the world — a giant cavern measuring 300 meters (984 feet) across and around 125 meters deep. In 1971, underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau put the Blue Hole on the map when he first explored its depths. Nearly half a century later, despite becoming a scuba hotspot, the Blue Hole’s exact features remain mostly unknown. But Cousteau’s...

    • Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan clears debts of 1,398 farmers Bollywood-star-Amitabh-Bachchan-clears-debts-of-1398-farmers

          Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has cleared more than $560,000 worth of debt owed by farmers, amid a wider agricultural crisis that has forced many rural workers into extreme poverty. In a blog post on Tuesday, he wrote he had “taken care” of 1,398 farmers in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, where Bachchan was born, by paying off their debt. “Gratitude leans across to the desire of removing some of the burdens that farmers continue to suffer from…and the inner peace it generates when the desired is completed,” Bachchan wrote. He added that banks had issued the farmers...

    • 7.0 Alaska quake damages roads, brings scenes of chaos 7.0-Alaska-earthquake-damages-roads,-brings-scenes-of-chaos

      The booming quake hit about 8:30 a.m. (12:30 p.m. ET) some 10 miles northeast of Anchorage, at a depth of 21 miles, according to the US Geological Survey. Aftershocks continued after the tsunami warning was canceled. “It was very loud when it came,” Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said. “It was very clear that this was something bigger than what we normally experience. We live in earthquake country so folks … but this was a big one.” Social media and television news video depicted scenes of chaos, including students taking shelter under desks while sending texts from their phones, roads...

    • UFOs spotted off Irish coast under investigation UFO-spotted-under-investigation

                                                           The pilots spotted fast flying objects and bright lights in the sky   The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating reports of bright lights and UFOs off the south-west coast of Ireland. It began at 06:47 local time on Friday 9 November when a British Airways pilot contacted Shannon air traffic control. She wanted to know if there were military exercises in the area because there was something “moving so fast”. The air traffic...

    • Nepal Telecom launches WOWTime app for video and TV streaming service

      19 September Nepal-Nepal Telecom, the government owned telecom service provider has partnered with Win Nepal Pvt Ltd. for video streaming service in Nepal. The mobile app named WOW time will be provided exclusively with Nepal Telecom (Ntc) network. The Wow time app is available for download for Ntc users from Ashoj 3, 2074 (Tuesday). As they say, WOWTime is the first Linear TV & VOD (video on demand) OTT (over the top) service to tie up with Nepal’s largest and oldest Telecommunication, Nepal Telecom. Any subscriber can access the WOWTime application either through WiFi or cellular data connection from mobile but...

    • Xi says elite army central to Chinese Dream

      Chinese President Xi Jinping told officials on Tuesday to transform the army into an effective fighting force and retain absolute loyalty to the Communist Party of China (CPC). China’s armed forces, the world’s largest by troop numbers, are in the midst of a modernization which includes deep reform and investment in technology and new equipment, Xi, also the general secretary of the CPC’s central committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), said. He was speaking at a grand gathering in Beijing to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Just two...