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Low visibility and thunder delays 15 trains in the capital

Low visibility and thunder delays 15 trains in the capital

Heavy rain and thunderstorm lashes Delhi on Tuesday morning. Low visibility delays 15 trains to Delhi. Places like Subhash Nagar and Paschim Vihar received rain throughout Monday morning.

Weather forecast office said that a hailstorm is more likely to trigger over the regions of Jammu division, lower regions of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Harayana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Northwest Uttar Pradesh and North Rajasthan.

“Rain and hailstorm lashes Delhi’s Subhash Nagar”, ANI tweeted. “Rajasthan has already received a cyclonic circulation due to the Western disturbance. It is likely to trigger rain across the plains of northwest India from Monday night till Tuesday night”,BP Yadav, deputy director general of India Meteorological Department (IMD).

He further added that “by Tuesday night, the temperature may rise upto 10 degree Celsius while day temperature could drop to 20 degree Celsius.”

The first Lunar Eclipse of 2k19 will happen today: Know the Dos & Don’ts

The first Lunar Eclipse of 2k19 will happen today: Know the Dos & Don’ts

The first lunar eclipse of the year 2019 is on 21st January. This year will be eclipse on Moon 2 times. The first lunar eclipse in it seems to be today. After this, the second and last lunar eclipse of this year will take place on July 16, 2019. The total duration of eclipse today will be 3 hours and 30 minutes. This is a full moon eclipse. This lunar eclipse is found in Cancer and Pushy Nakshatra. This eclipse will not be visible in India. Rather, the eclipse will appear in South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle Ocean. But this eclipse will affect everyone. Religious belief and astrology are considered taboo for doing certain functions during lunar eclipse.

The time of super lunar eclipse

Monday January 21 – 9 am to 4 minutes in the morning.

Eclipse ends – 12 noon 21 minutes.

Let’s know what should not work during the lunar eclipse –

1. Dev worship is considered prohibited during eclipse. This is the reason that the valves of the temples are closed when the eclipse occurs.

2. There should not be any auspicious work during the lunar eclipse.

3. Nature becomes more sensitive during lunar eclipse. This is the reason why trees, plants and leaves should not be broken during this period.

4. According to an astrological notion, biting nails and hair during a lunar eclipse is considered inauspicious.

5. During the lunar eclipse, eating should be avoided.

Tiolet Cafeteria at Kumbh Carnival is drawing international attention


With the start of auspicious Kumbh Mela of 2019. People from different states and countries are coming to take the holy dip in the Sangam – a confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers.

For this auspicious occasion, the government has built a unique ‘toilet cafeteria’ which is drawing the attention of a lot of people. The cafeteria has commode-style chairs reflecting the importance of sanitation and hygiene.

The cafeteria is full of quotes and messages like “Trip to toilet will save trip to doctor”, “Don’t forget to wash hands after a toilet visit”

Kumbh Mela which started on the day of ‘Makar Sankranti’, January 15 will end on March 4. More than 10 Crore pilgrims are expected to take the holy dip in the ‘Sangam’. Around 2.2 Crore pilgrim took bath on the first day of the mela.

Chinese Space Mission Chang’e-4 mission to grow the plant on Moon fails

Chinese Air Mission Chang’e-4 mission to grow plant on Moon fails

China National Space Administration announced on Tuesday the cotton seeds taken to the Moon by its Chang’e-4 mission – which on 3 January became the first to land on the Moon’s far side – had sprouted buds.

It marks the first time any biological matter has grown on the Moon, and is being seen as a significant step towards long-term space exploration. Plants have been grown on the International Space Station before but never on the Moon. The ability to grow plants on the Moon could be integral for long-term space missions, like a trip to Mars which would take about two-and-a-half years.

The first plant that ever lived on the Moon is already dead. Within three hours of announcing the successful sprouting of the cotton plant, China news agency also announced that the Chinese experiment is now over as the different species on board the Chang’e-4 probe will not be able to survive the long lunar night which started on January 13 and will last for two Earth weeks.

The probe is currently in sleep mode and will remain so till the lunar night lasts. The minimum temperature on the Moon can fall to as low as -250 degree Celsius, according to the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States.

On January 3, 2019, the China National Space Administration’s (CNSA) Chang’e-4 became the first human-made object to land on the dark side of the moon. A first-of-its-kind mini biosphere experiment, which the lunar lander carried, contained seeds of cotton, rape, potato and Arabidopsis. Of these, only one of the cotton seeds sprouted after the lander was instructed from ground control to start watering the seeds and channeling natural light from the Moon’s surface to them.

The cylindrical canister, in which the seeds were kept, also had fruit fly eggs and yeast to create a simple bio sphere inside. To support the growth of the plants it also contained water, soil, air and a heat control system. The yeast was kept to regulate the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide inside the biosphere and the fruit flies were to be the only consumers of these biological products. Also, potato seeds were carried as the vegetable is seen by many scientists as a future source of food for astronauts travelling to and living on human outposts on the Moon, Mars and elsewhere in the solar system.

Earlier, space travelers grew plants on the International Space Station (ISS) and China’s Tiangong-2 space lab in low Earth orbit (400 Km above the Earth) but the moon was a much more challenging environment to grow plants which was also difficult to simulate on the Earth.

“We had no such experience (growing plants on the moon) before. And we could not simulate the lunar environment, such as microgravity and cosmic radiation, on Earth,” said Xie Gengxin, senior scientist at the Chongqing University and chief designer of the mini biosphere experiment.

But now the Chinese have declared that the experiment is over and the organisms have started decaying inside the canister. They have also assured that there will not be any contamination of the lunar surface because of this decomposition.

Two nursing students arrested for beating a puppy to death


A video went viral on the Internet in which two women were seen beating a puppy. After investigating, it was found that the women were actually nursing students Moutushi Mondal and Shoma Buryan.

The duo got arrested on Tuesday after they were seen beating a puppy to death in a state-run medical college and hospital in Kolkata.

The video showed the two beating a puppy with bamboo sticks; it twitched, moved slowly and after facing somemore torchure, it finally stopped moving.

According to IANS report, a statement was released where Dwaipayan Biswas, deputy superintendent at the NRS medical college and hospital said, “the duo identified as nursing students – Moutushi Mondal of first year and Shoma Buryan of second year”.

During interrogation, the girls broke down and accepted the crime of ‘kicking puppies’. The video went viral was taken the next day when 16 puppies were found dead in the hospital’s garbage bin. Bodies were put in plastic bags.

Timeless What’s App Co-founder is selling his luxury Porsche cars as he doesn’t have time to drive them

Timeless What’s App Co-founder is selling his luxury Porsche cars as he doesn’t have time to drive them

By March 8, 2019,  The co-founder of Whatsapp Jan Kaun wants to have a few selected cars in his garage. Everyone was surprised to see the sale of 10 luxury cars together at a US auction. Koum has been a Porsche fan ever since he was 16. whenever he saw a beautiful Porsche, it became his motivation to work harder.

He says,” many of these Porsches offered for sale are the best examples in the world and they are all an important part of my collection”.“If I had unlimited time and unlimited garage space, I would never sell any of them, but nevertheless I’ll be very happy to see the next owner enjoy driving these special cars on the road or on the racetrack–just as Porsche intended for them to be used.”

The community is deeply loved by rare Porsche trains. Jan Kaun collection includes many unique models from the last 25 years. They have Porsche 911 to 964 Carrera RS Lightweight, Porsche 964 Carrera 1990 Model only 55 units were made for the Sale, 1995 Porsche 993 Carrera RS 3.8, 2008 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 3.6, 2010 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 3.8, 2011 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0, and many more.

Earlier in 2006, he bought his first Porsche 911, a 2003 Cabriolet. He also revealed that he went through a whole convertible phase before reaching to collect air-cooled models from 1990s

First women to enter Sabarimala Temple gets beaten up by her Mother-in-Law


First woman Kanakadurga who entered the Sabarimala temple along with Bindu Ammini made history by entering Sabarimala on January 2. Kanakadurga, who returned home on Tuesday after two weeks was beaten up by her mother-in-law.

42-year-old who suffered head and ear injuries has been admitted to Kozhikode Medical College Hospital. However, her mother-in-law claims that she was the one who was attacked by Kanakadurga.

She went to husband’s place at Angadipuram in Malappuram on Tuesday morning. “She reached home by 7 am along with some activists, her husband and children were not present at that time. Her mother-in-law asked her to wait outside but she entered the house which resulted in a clash”, said a police official.

According to her statement, it says that her mother-in-law hit her with a wooden plank and the police officials who were on duty outside her house, took her to hospital. Sumathiyamma, her mother-in-law also got a treatment in Taluk Hospital.

Kanakadurga’s brother Bharathbhushan said, “it’s not like Sumathiyamma attacked her, both Kanakadurga and Sumathiyamma were injured in the fight”. The police officials have adviced her to stay in hospital for two more days.

Major fire break out at Kumbh Mela Venue – Prayagraj


Fire broke out in a tent at the Digambar Ani Akhara at the Kumb mela place when a cylinder exploded triggering a massive fire on Monday, said police officials.

The fire broke a day before the Kumb mela officially opens. Superintendent of police Sangam Purnendu Singh said that there no casualties was reported in the fire.

“SP Security, Prayagraj: fire has been contained and the area is being cleared now. There has been no loss of life or injuries”, ANI tweeted.

Fire fighters rushed to the venue when they got the message, fire was put off later. There was no reports of any one being injured, Bhaskar Mishra, Akhara police station inspector told PTI.

Jadavpur University Professor wrote “A Virgin Girl Is Like A Sealed Bottle”


A post by a professor of Jadavpur University has created a lot of controversies around the Internet. The post was on ‘Virgin Brides’. Though the professor, Kanak Sarkar deleted the post afterward said he only raised his opinion and had no intention of hurting anyone.

He further added that the post was in general and was not meant for a particular person, community or religion.

He has posted various other controversial comments on Facebook. Now he wrote a piece, arguing for virgin brides in his series, titled, “Value Oriented Social Counselling for Educated Youth”.

His area of specialization are political sociology, political thought, constitution and government, human rights and law, development administration, ethnicity and terrorism.

Though the professor deleted the post, the screenshots have gone viral on the Internet. The screenshots also show comments like “Are you willing to buy a broken seal while purchasing a bottle of cold drink?”, “A girl is biologically sealed from birth until it is opened”, a comment from the post.

Professor like him are like shame for our society. The kind of knowledge he is imparting towards his students are pathetic and not worthy. Before writing such awkward post he must have thought about his mother, sister, wife and daughter as well.

Research shows that alcohol helps in speaking better english


People who find it very difficult to speak English actually speak English fluently while they are drunk. It has been shown that alcohol can actually make people to overcome nervousness and hesitation.

It does affect negatively on memory and attention but it results in a overconfidence and inflated self – evaluation. People still had difficulty in believing the fact. To make them understand it scientifically, British and Dutch researchers conducted an experiment.

The excitement turned out to be a success as people did speak in a fluent English after consuming a low dose of alcohol. The study got also published in this week’s Journal of Psychopharmacology.

Around 50 native Germans were choosed who had passed a proficiency exam in the language for the study. Half of them were given water and half of them were given an alcoholic beverage. The amount of alcohol varied based on the person’s weight.

The conversation between those people was recorded. The fluency of those who had alcohol was better than that of the people who had water. The performance was rated according to those who listened to the recording.

Ratings for pronunciations, grammar, vocabulary and argumentation was also similar between the groups. The author point out that the level of alcohol in the study was low but if the level increases it may have an opposite reaction.

The author also said that the study should be done in every country, to show that the results are not unique to native Germans or Dutch learning people.

In 1972, a similar study was conducted where it was seen that a small dose of alcohol improved American’s pronunciation of words in Thai.