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China blocks all language editions of Wikipedia

China has expanded its ban on Wikipedia to block the community-edited online encyclopedia in all available languages. Hence, Wikipedia had joined thousands of other websites which cannot be accessed in China. According to a report by the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), China started blocking all language editions of Wikipedia from April 2019. China’s ..

Blocking Highs

Areas of high pressure can sometimes be very slow moving, almost stationary. Such a region of slow moving air can prevent other, faster moving pressure systems from moving into a region. For this reason they are known as blocking highs or blocking anticyclones. The part of the earth’s surface beneath a blocking high often experiences ..

Accounts similar in appearance to PMO Account forbidden by Twitter

Twitter shunned 6 accounts similar in appearance to the Prime Minister’s Office account. The action by twitter came after the Department of Information Technology sent an ultimatum to the social media site for failing to block the morphed and inflammatory web pages. These web pages carried inflammatory contents uploaded to instigate disturbance in the country. ..

“Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan”: Sports Ministry apportions Rs 77 crore

The Sports Ministry granted Rs 77 crore to 26 states for organizing annual sports competitions under the Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) scheme.  The states include Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The Scheme has so far covered around 52,000 village panchayats and ..