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Air India flight rescues 119 Indian nationals from the quarantined Diamond Princess Cruise ship

After several passengers and crew members were diagnosed with the coronavirus infection, the Diamond Princess cruise ship has been quarantined in the Port of Yokohama, Japan. Recently, a special Air India flight departed to Tokyo and brought back 119 Indian nationals (113 crew members and 6 passengers) who were on-board the Diamond Princess Cruise ship. ..

Tokyo 2020 theme released

The organisers of Tokyo 2020 recently released the theme of this year’s Olympics and Paralympics as ‘United by Emotion’. The theme reflects the unifying power of sports, as per the organisers. The official Olympic motto is ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ which means ‘Faster, Higher and Stronger. Each host city chooses its own motto in every Olympics ..

India ranked 5th in CDP 2019 Report

The annual report on carbon reduction activities, Carbon Disclosure Project 2019 report was released by the London based global non-profit organization CDP Worldwide Company. To evaluate the risks related to climate change, the report surveys the commitments of the corporate business globally towards the science-based target (SBT).  As per the report, 25 companies committed to ..

India wants to move TMT Project to a Different Site

The Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT) will become one of the world’s largest general-purpose observatories, once it is constructed. The proposed site for its location is over the Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii islands, which is a sacred place for the island’s locals. Several protests are being witnessed demanding to shift the construction of the observatory to ..

Indian Teacher became the first Foreigner to contract Coronavirus

Since last couple of weeks a mysterious SARS-like Coronavirus have been reportedly spread in the cities of Shenzhen and Wuhan in China, a 45-year-old Indian citizen, Preeti Maheshwari, who is working as a teacher at an International School in Shenzhen became the first foreigner to be contracted with the virus since the outbreak.  In 2002-2003, ..

Yamaha working on New Scooter Project for Indian Market

The Indian Market will soon get beyond the Fascino and Ray scooter brands.  This was said by Motofumi Shitara, Chairman of Yamaha Motor India Group. He mentioned that there is development going on in Japan. The intention of the company is to expand the market in the premium segment. Although the company showed dismal results in ..

Rising Sea Level to impact Population in India: Moody’s Report

The US-based credit rating agency Moody’s Corporation in its report on the consequences of rising sea level due to global warming has stated that the Asian countries, especially the Middle East and the North Africa countries (MENA) are the most exposed to credit risk, with some high-income economies such as Japan and Netherland also are ..

Suiso Frontier- World’s First Liquefied Hydrogen Carrier Ship

Tokyo based Japanese public multinational corporation, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Limited has announced the World’s First Liquefied Hydrogen Carrier Ship- Suiso Frontier on last Wednesday. As a key next-generation energy source, Hydrogen is gaining popularity as countries around the world are continuously making efforts to combat global warming, the Suiso Frontier was developed to provide a ..