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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Affirmation for January 21, 2021

 I am connected to my true self. 

Editor's Pick

 PJ of the day:

WHAT DO YOU CALL A FRENCH GUY BEING MAULED BY A LION?

Claude.

Sports Tragedy:


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Fun Facts

 

 The Eiffel Tower was inaugurated the same year Nintendo was founded.

You might assume that Paris' Eiffel Tower is much older than Nintendo, a company famous for manufacturing popular video game systems. But in reality, the iconic Parisian landmark was inaugurated the very same year that Nintendo was founded: 1889. While the tower was being formally introduced to the public at the World's Fair, a playing card company that would eventually become Nintendo was being launched in Kyoto by Fusajiro Yamauchi.

 


News Channel

 MPC News: Pune Corona Updates

National Network: Govt. introduces a new feature in CoWin for better coverage of beneficiaries per session

International News: World leaders welcome Biden with praise, pleas, and parting shots at Trump

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Ancient indigenous New Mexican community knew how to sustainability coexist with wildfire

30 Day Breathe Journey Yoga - Yoga with Adriene-Day 19

 

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Affirmation for January 20, 2021

  Today I am going to shed away my fears to be fearless. 

Editor's Pick

 PJ of the day:

I HAVE A PENCIL THAT USED TO BELONG TO WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.

He chewed it a lot.

Now, I can’t tell if it’s 2B or not 2B.

Vaccinations in Pune:


Links to explore:

https://youtu.be/T-dlsvk9iwI


Fun Facts

 

The first breakfast cereal had to be soaked overnight before it could be eaten.

It's probably safe to assume that when you reach for your favorite cereal in the morning, you can simply pour some in a bowl and start eating it. But in order to consume the first manufactured breakfast cereal, which was created in 1863, you had to soak it in milk overnight just to make it edible. The cereal was made of graham flour that had been baked into brittle cakes, then crumbled up and baked again. Not surprisingly, "it was not an immediate success," according to The New York Times Magazine.

 


News Channel

 MPC News: Mahametro is obligated to contribute 50% of the revenue of the multimodal transit hub

National Network: Shastri, Rahane open up on India's toughest tour ever, look back at historic Gabba win

International News: UK PM Borris Johnson vows to stop government funding for fossil fuel projects overseas

City Blog Science Club link of the day

Climate change will alter the position of the Earth's tropical rain belt 

30 Day Breathe Journey Yoga - Yoga with Adriene-Day 18

 

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Affirmation for January 19, 2021

 Today is a new day to begin on the path of personal growth. 

Fun facts

 

The smallest unit of measurement in the universe is the Planck length.

If you want to find the very smallest things around, you'd need to track down something that's the size of the Planck length. At a mere 1.6 x 10-35 meter across, which is the equivalent of around a millionth of a billionth of a billionth of a billionth of a centimeter—or a decimal point followed by 34 zeroes and a one)—it's the smallest possible size of anything in the known universe.

Under the laws of quantum physics, this would be the size of quantum foam, or the tiny wormholes that give space a foam-like structure. If this is beyond you, don't worry: You'd probably need a very advanced degree to fully understand that concept.


Editor's Pick

 

Lockdown Laugh:


PJ of the day:

I THINK THE GIRL AT THE AIRLINE CHECK-IN JUST THREATENED ME.

She looked me dead in the eye and said, “Window or aisle?”

I laughed and replied, “Window or you’ll what?”

Links to explore:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq1ri2cJVFs




News Channel

 MPC News: Movement to start school from fifth to eighth grade

National Network: IND vs AUS Moment of the test

International News: Freezing weather hits much of Europe, from Poland to Turkey

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Synthesis of potent antibiotic follows unusual chemical pathway

30 Day Breathe Journey Yoga - Yoga with Adriene-Day 17

 


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Affirmation for January 18, 2021

 I want the best for me and my loved ones. 

Lockdown Laugh

 


News Channel

 MPC News: Master of Classical Music Padma Vibhushan Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan passes away

National Network: PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Ahmedabad-Surat metro projects on Jan 18

30 Day Breathe Journey Yoga - Yoga with Adriene-Day 16

 

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Affirmation for January 17, 2021

When I struggle with something, I ask for help. 

Editor's Pick

 

Nashik Panchavati:


Links to explore:

https://www.facebook.com/UNILADAdventure/videos/1322446701448096



Fun Facts

 

The majority of polar bears live in Canada—not in the Arctic.

There are an estimated 22,000 to 31,000 polar bears around the world, according to the World Wildlife Fund. And while you can find the beasts in a range of regions in the Arctic circle, including Greenland, Norway, Russia, and Alaska, the majority of them—around 60 to 80 percent—call Canada home.

 


News Channel

 MPC News: The launch of vaccination

National Network: Call on lockdown was not easy, assessed impact: PM

International News: Britain's 'major crisis' is good and bad news for the travelers



City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Engineers find a way to control chemical catalysts with sculpted light

30 Day Breathe Journey Yoga - Yoga with Adriene-Day 15

 


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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Affirmation for January 16, 2021

 I maintain a healthy balance between work and life. 

Editor's Pick

 

Narendra Modi:



Links to explore:

https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/lava-from-a-volcanic-eruption-millions-of-years-ago-near-pune-attracts-group-of-travellers-7135451/





Fun Facts

 

More than 800 languages are spoken in Papua New Guinea.

It's hard to imagine anyone being able to speak—or even understand—all of the 850-plus indigenous languages that are spoken in Papua New Guinea. And in reality, most people don't. Many of the languages in the country—such as Nihali—are only spoken and understood by a few thousand people in the world. Still, the sheer number of languages that exist in Papua New Guinea, make it one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world.



News Channel

 MPC News: Pune Corona Vaccination

National Network: Beginning of the end of the COVID-19

International News: Pfizer temporarily reduces European deliveries of vaccine

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infection

30 Day Breathe Journey Yoga - Yoga with Adriene-Day 14

 


 

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Affirmation for January 15, 2021

  If the storm is strong, then I am stronger. 


Editor's Pick

Lockdown laugh:


Links to explore:

https://www.myticketstoindia.com/travel-news/international-travel-guidelines-for-usa-to-india/





Fun Facts

 


The shortest scientific –ology word is "oology"

Scientists and researchers who work in the field of oology are strictly focused on the bird eggs. It is the shortest -ology in science and is a subset of ornithology, the study of birds. And ornithology is a subset of zoology, the study of animals.


News Channel

 MPC News: Pune News

National Network: WhatsApp privacy policy

International News: Tokyo Olympics

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 How aerosols are formed?

30 Day Breathe Journey Yoga - Yoga with Adriene-Day 13

 

This video belongs to the Yoga with Adriene YouTube Channel and City Blog Pune does not endorse the video. 


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Editor's Pick

 


Math circle:



Links to explore:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-55314701




Fun Facts

 


Mount Rushmore cost less than $1 million.

Featuring the faces of former presidents George WashingtonThomas JeffersonAbraham Lincoln, and Theodore RooseveltMount Rushmore was designed and supervised by sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln Borglum—who took over after his father passed away—between 1927 and 1941. And while the highly recognizable landmark was a sprawling and complex project, it cost just $989,992.32 to erect—adjusted for inflation, that's about $17 million.

 


News Channel

 MPC News: 43 Lakh oil and grease for Municipal Vehicles

National Network: Vaccine drive accelerates doses reach far corners of India

International News: Climate activist Greta Thunberg to appear on Swedish postal stamp

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 The dire wolf was a distinct species, different from the gray wolf, biologists discover

30 Day Breathe Journey Yoga - Yoga with Adriene-Day 12

 


This video belongs to the Yoga with Adriene YouTube Channel and City Blog Pune does not endorse the video. 


Affirmation for January 14, 2021

  I possess an open attitude towards new possibilities and dreams. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Affirmation for January 13, 2021

My actions are inspired by the motivation to possess a kind heart.

Editor's Pick

 

2021 Hindu Calendar:


Links to explore:

https://www.livescience.com/earth-spinning-faster-negative-leap-second.html



Fun Facts

 


Your dog knows when someone isn't trustworthy.

You may be able to tell when your furry BFF is thrilled to see you, but your dog probably knows even more about you and other people than you do about them. Not only do dogs have innate instincts to protect their humans, but a 2015 study published in the journal Animal Cognition suggests that pups can even tell if a person is untrustworthy based on their behavior.


News Channel

 MPC News: 11% increase in property tax for income generation, a financial burden on Punekars

National Network: Farm laws impasse

International News: Indonesia plane crash updates

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Washing your clothes can create Arctic microplastic pollution

30 Day Breathe Journey Yoga - Yoga with Adriene-Day 11

 


Affirmation for January 12, 2021

 I have a positive attitude toward my new beginnings. 

Editor's Pick

 New WhatsApp policy:



Links to explore:

https://youtu.be/4-9WRgaL7AU



Fun Facts

 

There's a shrimp-like creature that makes an aluminum armor to protect itself.

The pressure of the deep sea is so intense that it would crush the bodies of any critter not equipped to withstand it. That's why Hirondellea gigasa small, shrimp-like amphipod—adapted to form a layer of aluminum hydroxide gel to cover its exoskeleton, acting as a kind of pressure-resistant armor, according to a 2019 research article published in PLoS One.


News Channel

 MPC News: The body of a woman was found in a house in Sadashiv Peth

National Network: PM Modi on self-sufficient India

International News: Nightly curfew for pandemic takes across Quebec

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Positive 'tipping points' offer hope for climate change

30 Day Breathe Journey Yoga - Yoga with Adriene-Day 10

 


This video belongs to the Yoga with Adriene YouTube Channel and City Blog Pune does not endorse the video. 


Saturday, January 9, 2021

Affirmation for January 10, 2021

 I look back just to evaluate my progress. 

Editor's Pick

 Old Railway Ad:

PJ of the day:

😀😀😀

I TOLD MY BOSS, “SORRY I’M LATE. I WAS HAVING COMPUTER ISSUES.”

He asked, “Hard drive?”

I said, “No, the commute was fine. It’s my laptop.”

Links to explore:

https://www.facebook.com/UNILADAdventure/videos/436896097343285



Fun Facts

 


Only two national flags have the color purple on them.

Those two countries are Dominica, which uses purple in its flag's central image of a sisserou parrot, and Nicaragua, which includes a purple stripe in a rainbow that's featured on the national coat of arms at the center of the flag.


News Channel

 MPC News: Tribute to Dr. Shejwalkar

National Network: PM Modi to head panel on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose anniversary

International News: Trump, under pressure to resign or face impeachment, syas he won't attend Biden's inaugration

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Researchers take key step toward cleaner, more sustainable production of Hydrogen

30 Day Breathe Journey Yoga - Yoga with Adriene-Day 8

 

This video belongs to the Yoga with Adriene YouTube Channel and City Blog Pune does not endorse the video. 


Affirmation for January 9, 2021

  I deserve every moment of peace and happiness. 


Friday, January 8, 2021

Editor's Pick

 PJ of the day:

😀😀😀

I TOLD MY BOSS, “SORRY I’M LATE. I WAS HAVING COMPUTER ISSUES.”

He asked, “Hard drive?”

Agri-food industry:


Links to explore:

https://www.facebook.com/UNILADAdventure/videos/436896097343285


Fun Facts

 

Benjamin Franklin was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Benjamin Franklin wasn't only a skilled writer, politician, and scientist—he was also an avid swimmer. Franklin began swimming as a child in Boston, which led to one of his first inventions: oval palletes worn on the hands so he could swim faster. His enthusiasm for the sport continued throughout his life and was so well-documented that he was eventually given an honorary induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.


News Channel

 MPC News: Education and Management expert Dr. P.C. Shejawalker passes away

National Network: PM to interact with chief ministers on Monday over COVID situation, vaccine roll-out

International News: US Capitol Riots

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Evidence of water movement found in meteorites that only recently fell to Earth

30 Day Breathe Journey Yoga - Yoga with Adriene-Day 7

 

 

This video belongs to the Yoga with Adriene YouTube Channel and City Blog Pune does not endorse the video. 


Editor's Pick

 PJ of the day:

I THINK THE GIRL AT THE AIRLINE CHECK-IN JUST THREATENED ME.

She looked me dead in the eye and said, “Window or aisle?”


Real Hero:



Links to explore:





Fun Facts

 


The world record for the tallest stack of doughnuts totaled more than 3,000.

Measuring almost 5-feet tall, the pyramid-shaped tower was made up of 3,100 doughnuts. According to Guinness World Records, the structure was "designed on a number of different software products to ensure its structural integrity." The organizers behind the project enlisted the help of a structural engineer and an architect, who eventually concluded a pyramid shape would give them "the best combination of stability and height."


News Channel

 MPC News: Pune Crime News: Assault on one resisting sleeping on the sidewalk

National Network: PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Pravasi Bhartiya Divas on Jan 9

International News: Donald Trump's comments directly led to violence, says UK's Priti Patel

City Blog Science Club link of the day

Competitive Athletics: Detecting CRISPR/Cas gene doping 

30 Day Breathe Journey Yoga - Yoga with Adriene-Day 6

 

This video belongs to the Yoga with Adriene YouTube Channel and City Blog Pune does not endorse the video. 


Affirmation for January 8, 2021

  I listen to myself for good advice. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Enzyme of the month January edition - ALT

 RiyaonGenetics

New Year, New Series about enzymes!

 RiyaonGenetics

Affirmation for January 7, 2021

 I avoid excuses that come in my way to unveil my full potential. 

Editor's Pick

 Sinhagad Crowd on the year-end:


PJ of the day:

ON THE FIRST DAY OF MY FLYING LESSONS, I LOOKED DOWN NERVOUSLY AND ASKED MY INSTRUCTOR, “WHAT ARE ALL THESE BUTTONS FOR?”





Fun Facts

 

Domino's Japan trained reindeer to deliver pizza.

Back in 2016, Domino's Japan wanted reindeer to do a little more than just pull Santa's sleigh—they wanted the animals to deliver pizzas to hungry customers. The company released a video of employees tying pizzas to the animals' backs and said customers would be able to track their pies via GPS.


News Channel

 MPC News: NGO protest against the Commissioner's concept about nameplates

National Network: SC to hear pleas against farm laws on Jan 11; Center touts healthy discussions

International News: UK on Lockdown

City Blog Science Club link of the day

 Carbon-based catalysts used for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

30 Day Breathe Journey Yoga - Yoga with Adriene-Day 5

 

This video belongs to the Yoga with Adriene YouTube Channel and City Blog Pune does not endorse the video. 


Affirmation for January 6, 2021

 I neglect the inner negative voice. 

Editor's Pick

 

Festival of Lights:


PJ of the day:

I ATE A KIDS MEAL AT MCDONALD’S TODAY.

His mom got really angry.

Links to explore:




Fun Facts

 


There's a Russian village where every resident is a tightrope walker.

Traversing a highwire may seem like a relatively uncommon ability. However, there's one Russian community where it's a perfectly normal thing to be able to do. In Tsovkra-1—a small, secluded village in the southern republic of Dagestan—everyone who's physically able can walk on a tightrope in a tradition that's existed for more than 100 years. It's even taught in school to the village children. Even though only 400 people still live in the region, at least 17 tightrope walkers from the area have found fame in circuses due to their impressive aerial abilities.