4 mn read During the pandemic, we all explored everything that we never thought of or did not got time to. People while sitting inside shuffled all kind of content on OTT platforms and discovered their fascination towards different culture, people, language and genres. Korean dramas are among one of those, that not only succeed in rise of viewership in India but also is leaving impact on people’s lifestyle. According to a Netflix report, from 2019 to 2020 the viewership has increased by 370%. Whereas, between 2020 to 2021, six Korean dramas remained on the ‘Top 10 trending ‘list. Crash landing on you, second season of kingdom, it’s okay to not be okay are some of them.
3 mn read Along with street and traffic lights, one can also have a sight of beggars on Indian streets. Indian administration recently came up with exact numbers of beggars around different states of India. Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot stepped forward with figures in reply to Lok Sabha and disclosed that about 4 Lakh beggars are in India. According to the data, 4,13,670 beggars are living in India, out of which 2,21,673 are males and 1,91,1997 are females. Mentioned briefly, states like West Bengal, Assam and Manipur exceeds number of female beggars comparatively. And as per 2011 census, West Bengal tops the list followed by Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
3 mn read A prime concept that came up in front of Indian administration after Russia’s invasion in Ukraine is to study abroad over choosing to stay here. After Russia’s President Vladimir Putin decided to invade Ukraine through borders and skylines, Indian administration is on its mission to evacuate all the Indians, majorly students who were pursuing higher studies in the country. Surprisingly, maximum is from medical field and just started their semesters. No doubt, studying overseas is not a new concept in India and is being followed even before independence. But it is odd that despite of some prestigious medical colleges situated in India, students prefer abroad and some specific countries for studying medicine. According to the information, Russia, Ukraine, China and Philippines are some of the favored locations Indians go for study.
4 mn read Russia-Ukraine war is getting intense for Indians after death of a medical student named Naveen Shekharappa was reported in Kharkiv. He was a fourth-year medical student in Kharkiv Medical University. According to the information, he was around city center for grocery when was injured in rocket attack by Russian troops. Indian foreign secretary expressed anger over the incident to Russian and Ukrainian ambassadors. Alongside, it has been assured by Indian administration to Indian parents of safe return, of their children from Ukraine. After the incident, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a conversation with Late Naveen’s family and expressed grief over the death.
3 mn read Ban on hijab (headscarves) in some colleges of Southern India has triggered a debate on religious freedom in the country. It started when in December Udupi’s Kundapur PU college in Karnataka (southern India) issued a circular for students to not wear hijab in classrooms for maintaining uniformity. The taken decision was not appreciated by students, right after some students were stopped to enter college because of their hijab. The matter escalated when some students started wearing saffron scarves to protest against the hijab wearing Muslim students. After a clash between students and police in one of the protests in Bengaluru, state administration decided to ban wearing of clothes that oppose equality, integrity and public order until the case is under hearing.
3 mn read Once again India-China animosity became apparent during the opening ceremony of winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing. Decision to involve People’s Liberation Army soldier as a torchbearer who in 2020 were a part of Galwan conflict with Indian soldiers, that caused several casualties on both the sides. India announced diplomatic boycott of the games right before the opening ceremony. Skier Arif Khan is a single athlete participating in games and representing India in Winter Olympics 2022. Doordarshan, a public service broadcaster announced to not cover opening and closing ceremonies live of the games.
3 mn read Indian passport gets stronger with its ranking from 90th rank to 83rd. The upgrade is witnessed in the time span of a year. According to Henley Passport Index, in 2021 people with Indian passport were allowed to enter 58 countries without visa but since in 2022, the passport has climber eight places on the list, now people holding Indian passports can travel 60 countries without visa formalities. As per the data based on International Air Transport Association (IATA), Oman is one of the countries, that has been added on the list of Indians to visa free entry in the country. After 2006, India has added 35 new locations on the list.
3 mn read IFSO (Intelligence Fusions and Strategic Operations) unit of Delhi Police’s Special Cell has tracked down creator of ‘Bulli Bai’ app from Assam, India. What exactly ‘Bulli Bai’ app is? ‘Bulli Bai’ app made headlines in India, when a female journalist filed complaint against it. The app targeted women from a particular community, by putting up their photos online for auction. Photos of several Muslim women were posted on app without their consent for the bidding. 21-year-old Neeraj Bishnoi has been arrested few days ago.
3 mn read India has already started imposing restrictions amid rise in omicron strain cases while Covid is still in the air. Sudden rise in Covid cases per day is a worrying issue for administration and people. While states have again included partial lockdown during specific hours along with shut down of schools, colleges and theatres, National capital of the country, New Delhi is on yellow alert. Maximum omicron cases have been recorded in the city and is under high packed restrictions. According to Dr. Akanksha Ranawat, ‘We have yet again started Covid centres in AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) hospital keeping in mind the number of cases we are registering per day. Currently, we are monitoring the situation and all the new Covid patients are under our watch. So, there is no need to worry.’
3 mn read On December 13, Indian Model and beauty pageant titleholder Miss Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu won the crown of Miss Universe at 70th Miss Universe Pageant held in Israel. 21 years old Harnaaz represented India at International platform with utmost confidence and brought the pride back after 21 years. Earlier Harnaaz has been crowned as Miss Diva […]