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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

PJ of the day

 

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Sign: In an office:

*TOILET OUT OF ORDER...... PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW*


Sign: In a Laundromat:

*AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT*

 


Editor's pick (Autumn background):

Cricket facts:


Autumn background:


Links to explore:




 

A trip to the last century!

 


1985: Princess Diana and John Travolta at the White House

In November 1985, President Reagan invited Prince Charles and Lady Diana to a gala at the White House, where they rubbed elbows with Hollywood stars. As Diana was preparing to dance with "Grease” star John Travolta, the 24-year-old princess became nervous. "I felt that I had taken her back to her childhood when she had probably watched "Grease,” and for that moment I was her Prince Charming,” Travolta later said of the event.


News Channel

Chinchwad news: The police team caught bullet raja also tested Corona positive  

National Network: Farm bills will end the rule of powerful gangs says PM

Ginsburg SC: Trump to name nominee by week's end

City Blog Science Club link of the day

Mathematician proposes model describing virus mutation  

10 min morning yoga


 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Editor's pick (cricket facts and more...)

 

Cricket facts:


Links to explore: 

https://www.facebook.com/UNILADAdventure/videos/604022623627980


PJ of the day

 


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I feel like a teenager all year long: no money in the wallet, hair long and out of control, thinking what to do with my life, and grounded at home.


Jaw dropping places on Earth

 

Pink Beach, Komodo Island, Indonesia

There are thought to be just a handful of pink beaches in the world and one of the most famous (and most spectacular) can be found on Komodo Island in Indonesia. The beach's pastel hue is created when the red shells of tiny creatures called foraminifera combine with white sand. Sandwiched between crystalline waters and a rugged green landscape, this pink sand strip is almost too pretty to be real.


A trip to the last century!

 

1984: U.S. Olympics team

In the summer of 1984, the United States returned to the Olympics after boycotting the previous games in Moscow. America hosted the event in Los Angeles, where the team nabbed 174 medals. In this photo by Ken Hackman, athletes from the U.S. team wave to spectators during the opening ceremonies at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

 


News Channel

MPC News: New patients of the corona during the day, 40 nurses from Hyderabad to Pune for the jumbo COVID hospital in Pune  

National Network: 1.51 died in road crashes in 2019 according to the transport ministry

International News: Touch tower: New Tokyo skyscraper to become Japan's tallest building

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Massive damage of rare plants probed at Nevada mine site

30 min cardio with Katie Austin


 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Editor's pick


Old Pune photos





Cricket facts:



Links to explore:

https://theconversation.com/why-sleep-is-so-important-for-losing-weight-145058


 

PJ of the day

 


After all that we have been through right now, the only thing missing would be the vaccine getting released in suppository form. 

My washing machine only accepts pajamas these days. I put in a pair of jeans and a message popped up : “Stay Home!”


Jaw dropping places on Earth

 

Mendenhall Ice Caves, Alaska, USA

Equal parts eerie and enchanting, these ice caves can be found less than 12 miles (20km) away from the city of Juneau in Alaska. Deep inside the Mendenhall Glacier, the tunnels were carved out by melting ice and the flow of water around the side of the glacier itself. Reaching the caverns is no easy task and visitors must hike across a vast ice field. Yet these haunting caves are worth the effort and any successful adventurers will be rewarded with a jaw-dropping sight.


A trip to the last century!

 

1983: U.S. Invasion of Grenada

On Oct. 25, 1983, U.S. Marines stormed Grenada to secure the safety of American nationals from the threat of the country's Marxist government. The invasion, dubbed Operation Fury, overthrew the regime in just over a week, ousting Marxist leader Bernard Coard. In this photo by Miguel Vinas, protesters hold a rally in Havana's Revolution Square to pay tribute to the Cubans killed during the invasion.

 


News Channel

MPC News: 'Prevent deaths due to Corona in Pune' urge of party leaders 

National Network: 60% of Indian kids go to school on feet: Survey

International News: TikTok and WeChat: The US to ban app downloads in 48 hours


City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Researchers validate clinical feasibility for CRISPR-based COVID-19 testing at the point of care

Twist and detox yoga



 

Friday, September 18, 2020

Jaw-dropping places on Earth

 

Angel Oak, South Carolina, USA

Towering up almost 65 feet (20m), this majestic tree is estimated to be around 500 years old. The Angel Oak, in Charleston, South Carolina, is thought to be the oldest living tree east of the Mississippi River. With a colossal trunk, the ancient oak spans an area of 17,000 square feet (1,579sqm), thanks to its sprawling branches and crown-like canopy.


A trip to the last century!

 

1982: Grace Kelly dies

Hollywood star Grace Kelly was known for hits like "Rear Window,” "Dial M for Murder,” and "The Country Girl," before marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956. On Sept. 13, 1982, Kelly drove off the road while traveling in France. She plummeted off an embankment and died soon after. This photo shows the couple saluting the crowd as they leave Saint Nicholas Cathedral after their wedding ceremony in Monaco on April 19, 1956.

News Channel

MPC News: Pune commissioner transferred to Mumbai 

National Network: Delhi riots: Court summons all 15 accused booked for a conspiracy case

International News: WHO warns Europe over 'very serious' COVID surge

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Ecologists sound alarm on plastic pollution

Grounding yoga


 

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Editor's pick (Night sounds, Old Pune photos and more...)

 

Night music with serene ambiance:


Old Pune photo:



Cricket Facts:


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PJ of the day

 

We want to publicly apologize to the year 2019 for all the bad things we said about it. 

 




Jaw dropping places on Earth

 

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona, USA

Located in Arizona, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is a truly majestic sight. Covering an area of 293,689 acres, this extraterrestrial-looking landscape offers a sweeping canyon of billowing, multicolored rock. The natural park was created 190 million years ago when desert dunes were compacted into sandstone and slowly honed by wind and rain erosion. This ethereal wonder is one of America's greatest assets.


A trip to the last century!

 

1981: Lady Diana marries Prince Charles

Prince Charles, heir apparent to the British throne, wed Diana Spencer in a lavish ceremony in 1981. An estimated 750 million people worldwide watched the televised event. The royal couple divorced in 1996, just one year before Diana’s untimely death in Paris. In this photo, the royal bride is pictured at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

 


News Channel

 MPC News: Thiefs looted Rs. 21 lakhs in Wakdewadi

National Network: Soldier injured on LoC in Pak firing dies

International News: Mexico identifies submerged wreck of Mayan slave ship

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Researchers 3-D print tiny multicolor microstructure

Body positivity yoga

 


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

PJ of the day

 


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Could someone tell me if the second quarantine would be with the same family or we get to exchange?








Editor's pick (cricket facts and more...)

 Cricket facts 


Yerandawana girls carrying water


Links to explore:

https://www.facebook.com/693504594115135/posts/2161294017336178/?vh=e&extid=EQxDMdjW1rqmONpc&d=w



Jaw dropping places on Earth

 

Aurora Australis, Tasmania, Australia

Most people have heard of the Northern Lights but the dazzling show offered in the Southern Hemisphere is equally as captivating. The Aurora Australis, or the Southern Lights is a dancing curtain of light that glows in every shade from pink to green. The result of energetic electrons colliding with atoms and molecules, this otherworldly multicolored show can be seen in Antarctica, New Zealand, southern Australia, Chile, and South Africa. Check out these stunning photos of the Northern Lights.

 


A trip to the last century!

 




1980: Cowboy Ronald Reagan

In 1980, former Hollywood actor and California governor Ronald Reagan was elected the 40th president of the United States. The 69-year-old, who had secured nearly 51% of the popular vote, was the oldest person to be elected president. A few months after his inauguration, the Republican leader was shot by John Hinckley Jr. This image, taken by photographer Michael Evans in 1976, shows the soon-to-be president wearing a cowboy hat.


News Channel

 MPC News: Pune Corona update

National Network: BMC issues notice to Kangana Ranaut's Housing society, seeks details of 'main Members'

International News: John Bolton: Criminal inquiry opened into explosive memoir

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Key role of immune cells in brain infection

10 min morning yoga



 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Editor's pick: Cricket facts and more...

 



Cricket Facts:


Childhood Railway Memories:



Links to explore:

Watch this video - simply hilarious. Aptly captures the confusion with school reopening. πŸ˜€



PJ of the day

 

I need to social distance myself from my fridge; I tested positive for excess weight!


Jaw dropping places on Earth

 

Geyzernoye Lake, Siberia, Russia

Geyzernoye Lake, also known as Geyser Lake, can be found in the Altai Republic in Siberia. This spectacular thermal spring offers vibrant teal waters and a picture-perfect surrounding landscape. Every now and then, visible concentric circles appear underneath the surface of the water, throwing out clay and sand in geyser-like eruptions. Unlike anywhere else in the world, this magnificent geyser lake has to be seen to be believed.


A trip to the last century!

 

1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's prime minister

On May 3, 1979, Margaret Thatcher made history by becoming Britain’s first female prime minister. Her success was aided by ongoing labor strikes known as the Winter of Discontent. Once in power, Thatcher reduced social programs and enacted sweeping privatization of public housing and mining industries. In this photo by Aubrey Hart, the prime minister appears with husband Denis and son Mark.


News channel

MPC News: Jumbo COVID hospital equipped with information management system dedication by Mayor Murlidhar Mohole  

National Network: Plastic shields, MPs seated in Galleries

International News: US West Coast fires: Trump fans flames of climate row in California

City blog science club link of the day

 Carbon-rich exoplanets may be made of diamonds

Evening yoga


 

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Editor's pick: A theme of nostalgia (DD Music)

 

Nostalgia


Railway Childhood Memories:



Links to explore:

https://www.facebook.com/thebetterindia.hindi/videos/811867759554543


PJ of the day

 

Those complaining 2020 didn’t have enough holidays, what now?!

 


Jaw dropping places on Earth

 


1978: Khomeini returns to Iran triumphant

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini began rebuilding his support while in exile, after being imprisoned and subsequently expelled from Iran in 1964. By 1978, anti-shah demonstrations were taking place as disillusioned Iranians joined the student movement in increasing numbers. The protesting led to the eventual mutiny of the army the following year, ousting the shah and ushering in the return of Khomeini. In this photo, the religious leader is pictured in prayer.


A trip to the last century!

 

Mount Kelimutu lakes, Flores, Indonesia

In Indonesia, you can witness a miracle of the natural world. The lakes of Mount Kelimutu frequently change color, from white to black, and green to red. Located inside Kelimutu National Park on the island of Flores, the lakes sit inside volcanic craters and look different every day of the year. The colors are triggered by mineral chemical reactions in the water.


News channel

MPC News: Pimpri News- Ten days delay for receiving medical results caused the death of a patient

National Network: 3 held for duping 250 people through fake call center since 2017: Police  

International News: Oxford University to resume vaccine trial after pause

City Blog science club link of the day

 Designed anti-viral proteins inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in the lab

Intermediate Power Yoga



 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Editor's pick

 Leh-Manali Tunnel



Childhood Railway Memories


Links to explore:

https://youtu.be/Vo2__U9EoJA



PJ of the day

 

I’m starting to like this mask thing. I went to the supermarket yesterday and two people that I owe money to didn’t recognize me. 


Jaw dropping places on Earth

 

Turda Gorge, Transylvania, Romania

Romania is famed for its Gothic castles and rocky mountains, but the Turda Gorge is one of its most inspiring treasures. The 1.8-mile (3km) gorge is awash with limestone caves and picture-perfect peaks and troughs. It makes a perfect half-day hike to fully appreciate its immense beauty and unique flora and fauna.


A trip to the last century


 

1977: Pro-Choice March

Abortion law became a pervasive topic in the late 1970s, as numerous battles unfolded in U.S. courtrooms and legislative halls. On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in the country’s landmark Roe v. Wade case. It was ruled unconstitutional for a state to restrict access to abortion. In 1976, Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, which prevented federal funding from being used for abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or when the woman’s life is in danger. Following those two key moments, the debate played out in the streets. In this photo by Peter Keegan, women can be seen demonstrating at a pro-choice rally in New York.

News channel

 MPC News: Vehicle thief arrested, 2 motorcycles seized

National Network: 2 Shiv Sena Shakha chiefs arrested for assaulting navy veteran after complaint

International News: US commemorates 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attack

City Blog science club link of the day

Volcanic ash may have a bigger impact on the climate than we thought

Power yoga flow



 

Friday, September 11, 2020

Editor's pick: Lover (by Taylor Swift) saxophone cover and more...

 

Childhood Railway memories:

Pranab da:


Links to explore:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbnc1fVz_FU&feature=emb_logo

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkvcXr_pQk1xO1wX_mppsk_EexrvaER8J

Lover (by Taylor Swift) saxophone cover:




                                                                                                                                                  


PJ of the day

 

                                                                                                                                                 

Quarantine seems like a Netflix series: just when you think it's over, they release the next season.

 

 


Jaw dropping places on Earth

 

Kil, YucatΓ‘n, Mexico

Ik Kil, a natural cenote (or sinkhole) in YucatΓ‘n, Mexico, was formed during heavy tropical rainfall, which made its original limestone ceiling collapse. It's a truly picturesque natural attraction not to be overlooked. Considered sacred by the Mayan people, many visitors enjoy swimming in the pool's mesmerizing green waters.


A trip to the last century!

 


1976: Bruce Jenner at the Montreal Olympics

In July of 1976, Bruce Jenner, once dubbed the "world's greatest athlete,” set a record in the men's decathlon and won a gold medal at the Olympics Games in Montreal. Jenner beat Soviet runner Mykola Avilov, who had dominated the Cold War-era games. In 2015, Jenner came out as a transgender woman, and now goes by Caitlyn. Here, Jenner is pictured celebrating in a photo by Tony Duffy.

 


News Channel

 MPC News: Illegal items worth 12 lakhs recovered from an essential service van

National Network: Kangana intends to continue work from a 'ravaged' office, calls it 'Symbol' of woman's will

International News: Unchecked fires could turn the Amazon to the tipping point

City Blog science club link of the day

Loss of sea otters accelerating the effects of climate change  

Yin yoga for flexibility

 


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Editor's pick: Music to study and concentrate and more....

 Adopting dogs 



Childhood Railway memories



Links to explore:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-01/amazon-drivers-are-hanging-smartphones-in-trees-to-get-more-work?utm_source=url_link




PJs of the day

 

Never thought your hands would one day consume more alcohol than your liver...ever!

 

Never in my wildest dreams have I imagined myself entering a bank, wearing a mask, and asking for money.


Jaw-dropping places on Earth

 


Hanging Rock, New South Wales, Australia

Australia is awash with superb scenery but Blue Mountains National Park perhaps has the country's most dynamic offering. An area characterized by sheer cliffs, sweeping valleys, tranquil eucalyptus forests, and dramatic waterfalls, this region of eastern Australia is well worth a visit. In the heart of the landscape, Hanging Rock is a huge sandstone ledge that became detached from the main cliff and now juts out over Grose Valley, 328 feet (100m) up. Discover more of Australia's natural wonders here.

 

 


A trip to the last century!

 


 

1975: Vietnam War—Fall of Saigon

In 1975, Saigon’s government left the imperial capital city of Hue. More than 200,000 refugees subsequently fled their homes. In this image released on May 5, 1975, an American soldier watches South Vietnamese refugees aboard the U.S. Navy boat off the coasts of Vietnam.