What is the movement about?The Schools Strike for Climate is a global, growing movement of students demanding more action from authorities regarding global warming and climate change. The movement began last year as a solo protest by a 15-year-old Swedish girl Greta Thunberg outside the Swedish Parliament building. It has since grown, and on March 15, thousands of students from across continents are expected to skip school and take part in protests. It is said to be the largest such protest.Who is Greta Thunberg?Ninth-grade student Greta Thunberg, on August 20, 2018, decided to skip school that day and sat outside the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) with the signSkolstrejk för klimatet (school strike for the climate). Spurred by the recent heatwave and wildfires in Sweden, Ms. Thunberg skipped school for the next three weeks and continued her protest outside Parliament, demanding that the Swedish government reduce carbon emissions per the Paris Agreement. On September 8, Ms. Thunberg … [Read more...] about What is Schools Strike for Climate?
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Following incessant rains, four districts in Tamil Nadu have declared a holiday on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.The district administrations of Ramanathapuram, Madurai, Vellore and Virudhunagar have declared a one-day holiday for all government and private schools in the districts.Many places in south Tamil Nadu are likely to receive moderate rainfall till Friday under the influence of the weather system that lies over the Comorin area.Some places over the north Tamil Nadu too have chances of moderate rainfall till Friday, according to the Meteorological Department. On Tuesday, several weather stations across the State received a widespread rainfall. Tiruvarur recorded the highest rainfall of 7 cm, followed by Mamallapuram in Kancheepuram district and Valangaiman during the past 24 hours ending 8.30 a.m. Places in many other districts such as Cuddalore, Nagapattinam and Thanjavur also received moderate rainfall.Officials said the well-marked low pressure area that lies over the Comorin … [Read more...] about Tamil Nadu rain: holiday for schools in multiple districts on Oct.30, 2019
The excited and murmuring crowd at The Bar in Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre is mostly made of bartenders who have come to learn a thing or two about honest bartending from British bartender Chris Moore, who is currently on tour with World On A Plate. He had just finished his first leg in Delhi at the Playground JW Marriott.The 35-year-old is behind the bar-top, wearing a blue apron with the name ‘Coupette’ in white. He coolly surveys the crowd briefly before kicking off the masterclass – more a seminar. His voice, though low, commands an otherwise-noisy room. After ages, it is refreshing to see India host talks with someone who is not a liquor brand ambassador. A legacy in store from CoupetteHe starts by describing Coupette, his brainchild bar in London’s Bethnal Green. The bar was brought to life in 2017 and is an amalgam of Chris’ bartending philosophy and elements from his hometown of Coventry and his inkling for French culture “but not in … [Read more...] about Chris Moore, director of London bar Coupette, takes a trip around India
The Nile, which flows through northeastern Africa, is a 6,650 km long stretch of river. Some researchers say that the river has been flowing in this present path since the past 6 million years. Nonetheless, some argue that it is much older than that. In the journal Nature Geoscience, a published paper said that as per geological evidence presented by researchers, the Nile is at least 30 million years old. Lead author of the paper Professor Claudio Faccenna, from the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas, said, “One of the big questions about the Nile is when it originated and why it has persisted for so long. Our solution is actually quite exciting,” “The results should settle a long-running debate about the age of the river and provide evidence that the slow movement of the deep mantle is one of the key forces shaping our Earth’s landscape and geological processes.” A report by Sci News says that solid rocks flowing like a fluid … [Read more...] about Nile River Flowing Through Northeastern Africa is at least 30 Million Years Old: Study
Mumbai: At a time when biopics, especially life stories of sporting icons, are a trend, B-Town hottie Urvashi Rautela has expressed her eagerness to play famous Olympian PT Usha in a film on her life. "Not many people know I am an athlete. I am a national basketball champion. I was the girls' captain of the team. I am a sportsperson, so I think no one can be a better choice than me for the role of PT Usha. I have been a racer. I have participated in a lot of hurdles and races, and won many. So, I think I will fit in any sports biopic. Also, the filmmakers will not have to waste their time in terms of training me," Urvashi told IANS. The names of big-ticket heroines as Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra have been floating around as possible contenders for the role. However, there is no confirmation. As of now, Urvashi is busy promoting her upcoming film "Pagalpanti", a comedy directed by Anees Bazmee. Talking about working in a Bazmee directorial, she said: "It was a fabulous … [Read more...] about Urvashi Rautela Eager To Play PT Usha In Biopic