Month: November 2018

Yoga connecting India, Argentina: Modi

Yoga connecting India, Argentina: Modi

National
Updates from :  The Hindu : The Prime Minister was addressing participants at the Yoga for Peace event in Buenos Aires Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said yoga is bridging the vast distance between Argentina and India, and connecting their people. Addressing participants at a yoga event, he said the practice is India’s gift to the world for health and peace. “I arrived here just a few hours ago after travelling over 15,000 kilometers in more than 24 hours. And because of your love and enthusiasm, I did not feel at all that I am outside India,” the Prime Minister said in Hindi. Praising the organisers of the Yoga for Peace event, he said it’s hard to think of a better name. “Yoga keeps both your body and mind healthy. It strengthens your body and keeps your mind at p
Sri Lanka’s top military officer Ravindra Wijegunaratne detained

Sri Lanka’s top military officer Ravindra Wijegunaratne detained

International
Updates from :  The Hindu : He is accused of harbouring the suspect in a case concerning the disappearance 11 youngsters in the final stages of war A magistrate court on Wednesday remanded Sri Lanka’s top-most military officer for allegedly harbouring a key suspect in a case of disappearance of 11 men in the final years of the war. All 11 are believed to have been subsequently murdered. The Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake ordered the detention of Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne until December 5 after he evaded arrest for weeks ignoring warrants. Given his position of power as the country’s highest-ranking military officer, Admiral Wijegunaratne could influence witnesses or disrupt the ongoing investigation and hence could not be granted bail, the magis
Brazil loses ‘1 mn football pitches’ worth of forest

Brazil loses ‘1 mn football pitches’ worth of forest

Environment
Updates from :  The Hindu : Area of 7, 900 sq km was cleared in one year: Greenpeace Deforestation in Brazil has reached such epic proportions that an area equivalent to one million football pitches was lost in just one year, Greenpeace said. Between August 2017 and July 2018, deforestation increased by almost 14%, with an area of 7, 900 sq km of forest cleared, according to the governmental institution of special investigations. “It’s more or less one million football fields of deforestation in just one year,” said Marcio Astrini, the public policies coordinator for Greenpeace Brazil. “Every year we have this news that forest is being criminally deforested.” Could get worse Mr. Astrini said things could get even worse if President-elect Jair Bolsonaro carries out his threa
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