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Robert De Niro to get honour of Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert De Niro will be presented the honour of Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists ceremony on January 19, 2020.  The actor has been named the 56th recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. The SAG-AFTRA awards are ..

One Year after the Decriminalisation of Article 377

The Supreme Court’s decision in Navtej Johar v. Union of India decriminalized section 377. Section 377 of IPC Section 377 of IPC which criminalises homosexuality was introduced in the ear 1861 during the colonial rule. It refers to unnatural offences’ and says whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman ..

Mexicans are stealing border wall materials

The fencing was installed in November 2018 in the US – Mexican border. The fencing is made of concertina wire. Recently the mexican officials reported to the San Diego’s KUSI – TV that people are stealing the border materials and selling it to the Mexicans for their home security. The fencing extends to about 700 ..

Emergency declared in California anticipating wild fires

Following the burning of more than 1.8 hectares of forest land in 2018, precautionary steps are being done in California. California receives its rainfall during winter. The vegetation dries in summer kindling fires. Forest fires also occur during the months of October in California. This is driven by the Santa Ana winds that bring dry ..

France’s highest honour ‘Legion d’ Honneur’ for John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry has been conferred the greatest French honour ‘Legion d’ Honneur’. He was addressed by his French counterpart as “most French of American officials” i.e. Francophone or Francophile. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault also called him “tireless champion of peace”. It was Kerry’s French heritage and fondness of France which ..

Native Americans from Cahokia brewed and consumed first type of Tea 1000 Years Ago

As per scientists, Native Americans were first to prepare the first type of primitive form of tea some 1000 years back. It has been discovered that inhabitants of Cahokia, a massive pre-Columbus settlement near the meeting point of Missouri and Mississippi rivers in Illinois, consumed a ‘Black Drink’. Cahokia was a city with as many ..

United States : Sarah Palin says NO for Republican Nomination

Recently, Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin made a statement that she would not seek the Republican nomination for president of the United States. The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, Palin was the second woman to run for U.S. vice president on a major party ticket and the first Republican woman to do so. She and ..

International Issues-1

100 Days of President Barack Obama Barack Obama was sworn in as America’s 44th President on January 20, 2009 in front of an estimated two million people who flooded central Washington. He will soon have completed 100 days in office. Here are a 10 points how he has done in this period.1. US EconomyHe emphasized ..