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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Coronavirus Is Spreading Quickly Across China, as Confirmed Cases Triple

A leading Chinese health official said that a newly identified virus originating in central China has spread between humans, heightening health officials’ concerns that it could be transmitted more quickly as the country’s busiest travel season of the year begins.
The prospect of human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus, which causes a potentially deadly pneumonia that already has claimed three lives, is likely to raise fresh concern as tens of millions of Chinese citizens crisscross the country this week for the annual Lunar New Year holiday, the busiest travel period of the year.

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Old Pune


Indian Youth


Best Photos of 2019

Feeling dizzy and weak six months after giving birth, Zamzam Yousuf, 35, came into a clinic in the village of Habasweyn in Somaliland run by the Edna Adan University Hospital. Her blood pressure was extremely high. Yousuf was treated by student midwife Farduus Mubarak, 22, under the watchful eye of the hospital’s founder, Edna Adan Ismail, 81.

Earth from Space


In a patchwork of agricultural fields outside Seville, Spain, two solar towers rise above the plain. Nearby arrays of mirrors reflect light onto the towers, illuminating the water vapor and dust suspended in the air and creating visible beams.

PJ of the Day

Did you hear about the two thieves who stole a calendar? They each got six months.


Spatial Context


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Amalfi Italy

Super Dads

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road as Xi courts an isolated Suu Kyi

China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the West. 

But no major new projects were agreed during the two-day visit by President Xi Jinping, the first of any Chinese leader in 19 years. Analysts said Myanmar was generally cautious of investments by Beijing and was also being careful ahead of elections later this year.
Still, Xi and Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi signed 33 agreements shoring up key projects that are part of the flagship Belt and Road Initiative, China’s vision of new trade routes described as a “21st century silk road”.

Veg Dishes


Can you read this?


Indian Youth


Best Photos of 2019

In Tinun, Mexico, Beatriz, 18, combs her son André’s hair after a bath. Beatriz is a beekeeper and learned the craft from her grandfather Anastacio Balan Osalde, who passed away two days earlier.


Earth From Space

Australia's Great Barrier Reef, pictured from Expedition 7 onboard the ISS in 2003

PJ of the Day

Why do scuba divers fall backwards off of the boat? Because if they fell forward, they'd still be on the boat.



Kolhapuri


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Scotland

Failure of Macdonalds in Bolivia

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Ukraine's Leader Rejects Premier's Resignation Over Leaked Audio

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky rejected the resignation of the country’s prime minister following the release of an audio recording in which he appeared to make disparaging comments about Mr. Zelensky’s understanding of economics.
Oleksiy Honcharuk, who has been in office since August, tendered his resignation early Friday but Mr. Zelensky later said that he would give Mr. Honcharuk a second chance, tasking him with overhauling the economy.

Punekar Plate in Connecticut USA


Indiian Youth


Pu La Magic


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Knight Mai (left) and Florence Stima (right), who are South Sudanese, work at a salon in Uganda's Bidibidi refugee camp. Each makes less than five dollars a week. Small businesses have filled out market areas, but few private companies have tapped into the labor potential of the camp.

Earth from Space

Gosses Bluff, an impact crater sandwiched between the MacDonnell Range to the north and the James Range to the south in Australia's Northern Territory, pictured from the ISS in 2003.

PJ of the Day


Q: What will you call a person who steals only apple products?
A: Thieve Jobs! 

Important Lesson for two wheeler riders


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Astronaut Michael Collins Recalls Landing on the

Salher War


साल्हेर विजय दिवसाच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा. मराठे गनिमी काव्यातच नव्हे, मोकळ्या मैदानातही महापराक्रमी होते हे सिध्द करणारी लढाई म्हणजे साल्हेरची लढाई.
कविराज भूषण ज्यांनी आमच्या समोर आणले त्या स्व. निनादराव बेडेकरांना वंदन करुन, साल्हेरच्या ऐतिहासिक लढाईवर महाकवी भूषण ह्यांनी लिहिलेले काव्य  

Friday, January 17, 2020

Trump Signs China Trade Deal, Putting Economic Conflict on Pause

President Trump signed an initial trade deal with China on Wednesday, bringing the first chapter of a protracted and economically damaging fight with one of the world’s largest economies to a close.
The pact is intended to open Chinese markets to more American companies, increase farm and energy exports and provide greater protection for American technology and trade secrets. China has committed to buying an additional $200 billion worth of American goods and services by 2021 and is expected to ease some of the tariffs it has placed on American products.

Put your Hands in the Air


Cartoon


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Stuck in the desert beyond Agadez, Niger, after their truck broke down, these migrants who are hoping to make it to Libya burn a tire to keep warm.


Earth from Space


This natural-color Landsat 7 image of Antwerp, Belgium, was collected by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus instrument.


PJ of the Day

Girls are like domain names.
The ones you like are already taken.

Pancham


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Switzerland

Iceland

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Russian PM and government quit as Putin proposes constitutional changes

Vladimir Putin has embarked on a sweeping reshuffle of Russia’s leadership, accepting the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and proposing constitutional amendments that would limit the power of a potential successor as president if he steps down in 2024.
In a surprise move, Russia’s government said it would resign in full just hours after Putin announced plans for a national referendum that would shift power away from the presidency.

Ranthambore Snaps

Amod Phadke

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Giridarshan's Kalakrai climbing program on 19 Jan

Kalakrai, a pinnacle adjescant to Dhak Bahiri is your next leval of adventure as you go through a safe but adventurous rock climbing experience,
We always think of rock climbing as the act to climb a pinnacle with very small area at top, with the help of natural holds and safty rope,
Kalakrai is exactly the same.
So climb the next step in adventure with Giridarshan's safty and win over your fears of fascing height.
We will start from Pune at 10 pm and will reach Jambhiwli village, take rest, in the morning we will start our small trek to the base of the pinnacle, get some safty instructions and start our climb, climb up the top of the pinnacle and rappel down, we will have lunch and come back to Pune till 9 pm.
Basic treking fitness is required, rock climbing experience is not necessary.
You should bring bedding, extra dress, 2 water bottles, a plate, a bowl, a glass and a torch with you, wear treking shoes and a sun cap, do not wear shorts, avoid disposables
Trek Fee Rs. 1700/-
Booking till 17 Jan.
Call 9850520058

Best Photos of 2019


In Agadez, Niger, an Izala school educates about 1,300 students. Izala is a back-to-basics Islamic reformist movement that adheres to conservative practices, such as women covering their faces, but also prizes education.


Earth from Space


Night-time shot of Tokyo, capital of Japan, taken from the ISS in 2012.

PJ of the Day

George knocked on the door of his friend's house.
When his friend's mother answered he asked, 'can Albert come out to play?'
'No, said the mother, 'it's too cold.'
'Well, then,' said George, ' can his football come out to play?'


Tokyo Olympics Rehearsal


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Shell Groto

Exemplary

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Flood-hit Jakarta residents sue over deadly disaster

Jakarta's governor has been hit with a lawsuit filed by residents of the sprawling city after torrential rain sparked floods and landslides that killed dozens and left thousands homeless, a lawyer said Tuesday.

More than 200 flood victims are seeking a total of 43 billion rupiah ($3 million) in compensation in the class action, which was filed Monday in Jakarta district court.

3 Legends of Sports


Ranthambore snaps

Amod Phadke

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Canadian soldiers build an igloo during the high Arctic phase of their training to become Arctic operations advisers. In this part of the program, they learn to travel, survive, and build shelters when they reach the high Arctic.


Earth from Space

An image of Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, taken from Expedition 7 onboard the ISS in 2003.

PJ of the Day


I don't mean to make sweeping generalizations...
...but all brooms are pretty much the same.

Animal Speeds


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Bubble Barrier

Can you do this?

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Iranians protest for third day over downed airliner amid reports of gunfire by security forces

Iranians staged protests Monday for the third straight day, with anger at the government intensifying after it admitted it shot down a Ukrainian airliner it mistook for a hostile aircraft amid heightened tensions with the United States last week, killing all 176 people on board.
Videos posted on social media showed hundreds of students gathered Monday in a courtyard at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, a wellspring of anger at the cleric-led government. The university said 13 of its students and alumni were killed when the plane was shot down.

Shop from Asami Asami did really exist


Ranthambore Snaps

amod phadke

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Some 400 U.S. soldiers practice parachute jumps near Alaska’s Fort Greely. The multinational exercise, which includes Canadian forces, prepares troops for the rigors of large, coordinated operations in extreme cold conditions.


Earth from Space


View of Amazon Delta in Brazil from space. 

PJ of the Day

There are two types of people on the planet...
Those who can extrapolate information based upon the given context...