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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Iran vows revenge after U.S. drone strike kills elite force commander

President Trump ordered a drone strike near the Baghdad airport, killing Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top military figures and leader of its special operations forces abroad. Iran has vowed revenge against the United States, ratcheting up tensions in the region. Here’s what we know:
• Qasem Soleimani was a towering figure who was key in training Iran’s proxies around the region, especially in Iraq.
• Iran has vowed to retaliate against the United States. The U.S. Embassy in Iraq has called on all U.S. citizens to leave the country immediately. 


8 Factors of Happiness

Giridarshan Trek to Ajoba hill on 5 Jan

A high hill situated between Harishchandra gad and Ratan gad, with breath taking views Ajoba is a wonderfull trek
We will start from Pune at 9.30 pm by private bus and will travel to Kumshet village, reach Kumshet on early morning of 5th, have breakfast, and will start our trek, we will climb up, look around and come down for late lunch at Kumshet, we will be back till 11 pm, 
You should bring warm clothing, simple bedding, 2 waterbottles, a plate, a bowl, a glass with you, wear treking or walking shoes, avoid shorts, do not bring disposables
Trek fee Rs. 1500/-
Booking till today
Seats limited
Call 9850520058

Best Photos of 2019

With California’s Yosemite Valley far beneath him, Alex Honnold free solos—which means climbing without ropes or safety gear—up a crack on the 3,000-foot southwest face of El Capitan. Before he accomplished the feat on June 3, 2017, Honnold spent nearly a decade thinking about the climb and more than a year and a half planning and training for it.

Earth from Space

An image of Montreal, Canada, at night from the ISS, which was located over the Pennsylvania-New York border (near Warren, Pennsylvania) at the time this image was taken at a ground distance of approximately 370 miles (595.5 kilometer) southwest of Montreal.

PJ of the Day

What part of America can't sell full sized soft drinks?

Educational Hierrachy

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Friday, January 3, 2020

U.S. bolstering security after protests at embassy in Baghdad

The United States is stepping up its military presence in the Middle East after two days of violent protests outside the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. The Iranian-backed protesters have moved their camp across the Tigris river after the attacks that left parts of the heavily-fortified embassy compound scorched and in ruins. 

But as CBS News correspondent Ian Lee reports, even with the violence over many have been left wondering what it means for U.S.-Iraqi relations.

Ganesha in Rangoli

Language Policy

Mission Trans Sahyadri

Completed Mission Trans Sahyadri. Explored 200 forts (and peaks) over 2 months in the footsteps of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who fought against oppression and for our freedom, a fundamental right of every human soul.
Mesmerized by the beauty of the Sahyadri mountain range, experienced overwhelming hospitality in many villages and homes and traveled back in the rich history of the state. Maharashtra feels like home now. Will be back soon again...
Hope to inspire the youth to explore their rich history and remember those who fought for our today.
A big thanks to @girlonthemountains, Kedar Joshi, @rawpune_official, Varun and many others for their support and hospitality.
Trans Route #1 Lonavla to Naneghat

Best Photos of 2019

Leonardo’s “Mona Lisa” is believed to depict Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, a Florentine silk merchant. Every year, millions of visitors jostle for a view at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The painting, protected by a thick layer of glass that must be cleaned regularly, has never been restored.

Earth from Space

A rounded point of land of the Mosquito Coast of Nicaragua and Honduras juts out into the Caribbean Sea from the Central American isthmus.

P J of the Day

What's the biggest city in the United States?


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Yearly Bonus

Road to Shimla

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

New Year Wishes

Hope you Live your Dreams and Achieve your Action, Mission and Vision 2020.
Wish you Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year.

Nayakgiri: 2019 Review Year of Perplexity

He Jiankui, Chinese scientist who edited babies' genes, jailed for three years

The scientist who created the world’s first “gene-edited” babies has been sentenced to to three years in prison by a court in China.

He Jiankui said in November 2018 that he had used gene-editing technology known as Crispr-Cas9 to change the genes of twin girls, causing a backlash in China and globally about the ethics of his research and work.
The court in Shenzen found him guilty of illegal practice and also fined him 3m yuan (US$430,000), according to the state news agency Xinhua. Two other people on He’s research team received lesser sentences and fines.

From Past

Indian Superheroes


Earth from Space

This picture of Los Angeles, California, U.S., was acquired by the backward (northward)-viewing camera of the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite. Smoke from the Station Fire is seen covering the interior valleys along the south side of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Carrot Pipe; Gajarachi Pungi

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Old Clint Eastwood

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Truck bomb kills at least 90 in Mogadishu: international organization

At least 90 people were killed when a bomb-laden truck exploded at a busy checkpoint in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, an international organization working in the country said, in the deadliest attack in more than two years. 
The dead included many students and two Turkish nationals, Somalia's foreign minister said, adding that dozens were injured.
Saturday is a working day in the Muslim country and the explosion occurred during the morning rush hour. Rescuers carried bodies past the twisted wreckage of a vehicle and a minibus taxi smeared with blood. 

Earth from Space

This image of Paris was acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on July 23, 2000.


Many Teachers

Year End

PJ of the Day

A psychic is buying clothes.
Employee: How about this one?
Psychic: That shirt is too small.
Employee: You didn't even try it on.
Psychic: I'm a medium.

Little Champs

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