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Saturday, January 25, 2020

British cities to get buses that suck pollution from the air

Using public transport is often a greener alternative to driving a car, and now one company is taking its green ambitions a step further -- by developing a pollution-sucking fleet of buses.

Go-Ahead Group, a British transportation company with a fleet of 5,000 buses in total, confirmed to CNN that it is rolling out 11 new buses in towns and cities across England that clean the air as they go.
The buses will be fitted with a three-filter rooftop filtration system that sucks dirt and ultra-fine harmful particles out of the air.

Indian Youth


Old Pune


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Best Photos of 2019

Sal Thegal dressed like a hot dog at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday, August 23, 2019.

Earth from Space


The MODIS on Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Seoul, South Korea, on Jan. 15, 2003.

Pj of the Day

Why did the can crusher quit his job? Because it was soda pressing!

Articificial Eggs


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Why Pigeons should not be fed?

Most Isolated Communities

Friday, January 24, 2020

Auschwitz was liberated 75 years ago. But politics are complicating the celebration

The two nations have enjoyed full diplomatic relations since the fall of communism in 1990. But the two countries are diverging when it comes to marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the most notorious of the Nazi German death camps, where more than 1 million Jews were murdered.
Politics — particularly of the nationalist kind — may be to blame.
The presidents of Lithuania and Poland, which both suffered Soviet occupation and then decades of Soviet domination during the Cold War, have withdrawn from the commemoration in Israel because of the prominent role to be played by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Old Pune


Puneri


Best Photos of 2019

Young men from Niger and elsewhere wait in a migrant “ghetto” in Agadez, Niger, for a caravan to Libya. With low life expectancy, limited educational opportunities, and a high poverty rate, Niger ranks at the bottom of the UN’s Human Development Index.

Earth from Space

Ivory Coast, a West African country, during fire season which was underway and widespread as biomass burning (red dots) appears in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the NASA Aqua satellite.

PJ of the Day

Who invented the round table? Sir Cumference.

Help them climb


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Incredible Working Skills

Kullu

Thursday, January 23, 2020

UN calls for 'immediate investigation' into alleged Saudi crown prince involvement in Bezos phone hack

The UN has called for an immediate investigation into the "possible involvement" of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the hacking of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' iPhone in 2018, UN experts said in a statement Wednesday.
"The information we have received suggests the possible involvement of the Crown Prince in surveillance of Mr. Bezos, in an effort to influence, if not silence, The Washington Post's reporting on Saudi Arabia," the statement said. 
"The alleged hacking of Mr. Bezos's phone, and those of others, demands immediate investigation by US and other relevant authorities, including investigation of the continuous, multi-year, direct and personal involvement of the Crown Prince in efforts to target perceived opponents."

Old Pune


Plant Trees


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Pedestrians, shoppers, and people-watchers stroll on Chuo-dori in Ginza, one of Tokyo’s busiest destinations. Cars travel on the street during weekdays, but on weekend afternoons a one-mile strip is closed to traffic and becomes a promenade. Cafés, high-end boutiques, and street performers attract local residents and visitors.

Earth from Space

Forested wetlands around the Napo River in Ecuador and Peru.

PJ of the Day


How can you make seven an even number? Just take away the "s!"

Be a child


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Scotland

Best Beaches in Europe

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Greta Thunberg calls for climate action in Davos, as Trump lashes out at ‘prophets of doom’

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg inveighed against the sowers of “climate chaos” at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, offering a view of the world that stood in stark contrast to President Trump’s.
In two speeches at the conference, the 17-year-old Thunberg renewed the call to “start listening to the science” on climate change. The world, she said, needs to “treat this crisis with the importance it deserves.”
Thunberg’s remarks echoed her warning in Davos last year, when she told world leaders: “I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act.”

Old Pune


Great Poets

ज्यांची नावे आपण फक्त शाळेच्या पाठ्यपुस्तकात तर कधी सुंदर काव्याच्या पुस्तकावर बघत आलो असे नऊ नामवंत कवी.  (बसलेले) संजीवनी मराठे,पद्मा गोळे,कवी यशवंत,बा..बोरकर वि.वा.शिरवाडकर तथा कुसुमाग्रज.  (मागे उभे) मंगेश पाडगावकर,वसंत बापट, .दि.माडगूळकर, वा.रा.कांत 

Giridarshan star gazing program on 25,26 Jan

A night full of fun, information, knowledge sharing, A night under the stars
Giridarshan's star party will be a memorable night
We will start at 3 pm on 25th Jan by private bus from Law college road and will reach our spot at Kumble village 24 km from Velha village.

After sunset our program will start with viewing few space shuttles and then our experts will explain you about various constilations, formations, mythological stories about stars and lots of knowledge
We will enjoy this for full night, on 26th morning after breakfast we will be back to Pune till 10 am
You should bring
Bedding, warm clothing, a plate, a bowl, a glass,2 water bottles, and a torch with you
Activity charges
Rs.1500/-
Booking till 23 Jan
For booking and details
Call 9850520058

Best Photos of 2019

Children nap at a kindergarten in Mongolia’s Bayanzurkh District. Each room is equipped with an air purifier, in an attempt to lower the level of indoor air pollution. Children are especially vulnerable to poor air quality.

Earth from Space

An intense winter storm in Croatia racing across the Mediterranean on Nov. 13 and 14, 2004, is seen in this image

PJ of the Day

Why are there gates around cemeteries? Because people are dying to get in!

BharatRatna Pt Bhimsen Joshi


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Porto

Norway Riviera

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


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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