UAE is now officially the first Arab nation to reach Mars as Hope Probe successfully entered the Red Planet orbit at 7:42 PM, GST on 9 February 2021. The probe named ‘Al Amal’, Arabic for ‘Hope’, blasted off from Japan on 20 July 2020.
Radio place in the pantheon of mass mediums of communication remains undisputed despite the onslaught of advanced technologies like smartphones, music players, etc. In 2012, the United Nations declared February 13 as World Radio Day as a recognition for the medium popularity and widespread outreach, which it maintains can help societies worldwide in numerous ways.
Instagram star Just Sul shot to great fame in 2020 as people binged over his videos and content during COVID-19 lockdown. The Indian comedian is known for recreating looks of many celebrities including Kylie Jenner and Justin Bieber. On an average, his Instagram videos garner over a million views. While people may not know Just Sul name, most people recognise him by face due to his popularity in US, UK, India, and the Middle East.
On 2 December 1971, the Soviet Union’s Mars 3 spacecraft carried out the first successful landing on the surface of Mars. Interestingly, on that same day, millions of miles away back on Earth, one of the newest space-faring nations – United Arab Emirates (UAE) – was born. Now, almost half a century later, the UAE has launched its own spacecraft to Mars. It is called ‘Hope Probe’. The Hope Probe’s arrival on Mars coincides with the UAE’s 50th year as a nation, adding to its glory.
The name is not a wishful expression, although all space missions require faith that they will reach their destination. Rather, Hope is a signal of optimism to young people in the Emirates and beyond, of what can be achieved when people come together and work on a scientific challenge.
But it’s true, the UAE, a nation which is just 50 years old, has sent the Probe to Mars in 2020, on a voyage of scientific discovery. It may seem ambitious for such a young nation with very little history in science or engineering. But one thing the UAE has in abundance is a strong desire to progress and become one of the world’s leading nations in the fields of technology and innovation – as it moves on from oil-based economy to knowledge-based.
The Probe is currently near Mars, travelling at over 120,000kmph. It must fire its braking engines for 27 minutes in a bid to ensure that it is captured by the planet's gravity.
Farmers dying by suicide, increased police force, 'Chakka jam' or road blockades, endless rallies...; farmer protest takes a new twist every day! While police forces in the capital prepare for a crackdown against the farmers every single day, a sign of a peaceful end seems to fade away.
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World Cancer Day is an internationally recognised day marked on 4 February. The day is marked to raise awareness about cancer while encouraging and educating people about its prevention, treatment, and detection. The day is led by UICC (Union for International Cancer Control) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, which was written in 2008.
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India Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented first-ever paperless Union Budget 2021 on 1 February. She presented the Union Budget 2021 with a significant focus on 6 pillars to energise the covid-19 hit economy.
World Education Day was first celebrated on 24 January 2019 to mark the role of education for development and peace in the world. The day is aimed towards breaking gender stereotypes, poverty, and raising development standards in developing and under-developed nations. Education is important for all, great leaders have called for learning to raise survival standards in developing countries and hence it is among the topmost goals for international bodies. As a matter of fact, COVID-19 pandemic also taught the basic levels of education where people broke the taboo of not considering ‘hygiene education’ as a necessity.
It’s Australia Day! A day for Australians to celebrate their values, freedoms, and pastimes. For many, it’s a day for BBQ in the backyard, spending time with mates, and proudly hoisting the country’s flag. Although Australia Day unites Aussies in celebrations, there are some, particularly the indigenous people, who use the occasion to highlight the country's inequities. Read on to know more about Australia Day, and what it means to the country's citizens.