Team India will ‘Bleed Blue and Orange’ when they take on England in the ICC World Cup this afternoon.
The original slogan, ‘Bleed Blue’, was made famous by an advertising campaign. This will have to be switched up because the team will wear a new uniform with more orange in it rather than their trademark all-blue outfit. Nike unveiled the new orange ‘away ODI kit’ on Friday.
Why this change? Because an ICC rule says that ‘all participating teams will be required to provide for two different coloured kits, except for the host country who has preference in the choice of colour and may, if it chooses to do so, provide only one coloured kit to be worn in all matches throughout the event. In advance of the event, the teams will be notified which coloured kit will be worn in each match.” Since England are the host country, they get to keep their blues and India have to switch it up with orange.
The new kit has become a point of controversy though. Opposition parties say it is the ‘saffronisation of cricket’ because saffron is the colour of the ruling political party in India. However, other teams have changed their colours too. South Africa reversed their green and yellow jerseys for their match against Bangladesh. Afghanistan wore a jersey with more red than blue for some games. Australia (all yellow), New Zealand (all black) and West Indies (complete maroon) have ‘unique’ jerseys and therefore can wear their colours throughout the tournament.
Huawei is a Chinese telecom network and equipment company. It is the second largest smartphone company in the world.
It is investing heavily in building out a 5G network, and is one of the leaders in this area.
What is 5G? It is 5th generation cellular network technology. It is estimated that 5G will, at its lowest speed, be 20 times faster than our 4G networks!
This will mean, for example, that
So what’s the problem?
What happens next? This was under discussion at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, this weekend. President Trump appears to have backed away from this position a bit, and has vaguely said that US companies can do business with Huawei, in areas where national security is not a threat.
In the meantime, Huawei has said that it is busy planning alternate sources of computer chips and is building a backup to Android. It doesn’t want to be in this position again.
A day after the formal resignation of Rahul Gandhi as the Congress president, senior Congress leaders on Thursday intensified their informal discussions on a possible replacement for Mr. Gandhi even as his sister, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, endorsed her brother’s decision.
Congress treasurer Ahmed Patel has once again emerged a key leader who is reaching out to senior leaders including Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled States to arrive at a consensus candidate.
Ms. Vadra, too supported her brother’s decision when she tweeted, “Few have the courage that you do, @rahulgandhi. Deepest respect for your decision.”
Mr. Gandhi’s decision to go public also prompted former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat to follow in his footsteps. He tweeted that he had stepped down as the party’s general secretary in-charge of Assam for the poor showing in the State.
With the next round of Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Haryana coming up around October-November, time seems to be running out for the Congress and its highest decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee (CWC).
Though no official announcement has been made, the CWC could be meeting as early as the next week to zero in on the successor
Names that are doing the rounds include former Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, former Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, general secretary Mukul Wasnik, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy, Sachin Pilot.
A section of the Congress said former PM Manmohan Singh could easily emerge as a consensus candidate if Dr. Singh agrees to shoulder the responsibility.
The Congress constitution mandates that in the event of an emergency including the president’s resignation, “the senior most General Secretary will discharge the routine functions of the President until the Working Committee appoints a provisional President pending the election of a regular President by the AICC.”
Official name : Kingdom of Bhutan
Capital : Thimphu
Official language : Dzongkha
Currency : Bhutanese Ngultrum
Present king : Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk
Total area : 38,394 sq km
Population : 777,594
Bhutan is located between India and China in the southern slopes of the eastern Himalayas. Historically the Bhutanese refer to their country as Druk Yul, meaning ‘land of the thunder dragon’. They refer to themselves as Drukpa people. Bhutanese culture is influenced by Buddhism. Buddhism is an important part of the their life. The official religion of Bhutan is Vajrayana Buddhism though the country’s law allows its people to practice any religion of their choice.
The people in Bhutan wear their traditional clothing. The men wear a long robe called gho tied around the waist by a small belt called kera. The women wear ankle-length dresses called kira with a light jacker called tegoi and an inner layer called a wonju.
Tshechu is one feature of the Buddhist culture of Bhutan. Tshechu means ‘day ten’ in Dzongkha. These are yearly religious festivals celebrated on the tenth day of the month. During these festivals, offerings are made to the gods. The main part of Tshechu is the Cham Dance, which is a kind of masked dance performed over music played by Buddhist monks on traditional instruments. Each dance performance is detailed and hours long. The dance is supposed to spread morals along with the depiction of ancient Buddhist legends. It is a source of enlightenment for the dancers and the audience.
The spiritual way of thinking in Bhutan can be seen even in the way they decide how developed their country is. Instead of measuring it in the form of money, they measure it in the form of Gross National Happiness, which includes their spiritual happiness and economic growth along with equal distribution of their national wealth.
Why is Canberra known as the ‘Bush Capital’?
The federal capital of the Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory. Canberra is a planned city. Due to the influence of the Garden City Movement that necessitated the involvement of natural vegetation in the city design, Canberra is sometimes referred to as the ‘Bush Capital’.
Tourism and light industry are the two major sources of the city’s income. The Mount Stromlo Observatory, the National Library of Australia, the High Court of Australia, the Australian National Gallery, the Church of St. John the Baptist, the Australian National War Memorial and Parliament House are some of the most notable features of Canberra. Batemans Bay, a popular holiday spot on the New South Wales coast, is only around two hours from the city.
Personality has a great role to play in a person’s life, the career, development and achievements. It is that special element in human beings which often decides between success and failure and separates winners from losers.
Personality is one of the most difficult words in English language to define precisely and accurately. Many link it to features like height, built etc. Few attributes it to dress and clothing. Others say it means good manners. Yet others attribute it to moral and ethical values. The fact is: Personality is all this and much more. In fact any and every aspect of a human being that draws the attention and admiration of others can be attributed to personality. The bottom line is that ‘Personality is like beauty; easy to appreciate but difficult to define’. Still, it is worth the attempt to try to define it. Various dictionaries describe personality as:
As can be seen there is one important word Character featuring in all the definitions, which is defined as:
Now a look at the meaning of the word Quality in the dictionary tells us that it is:
Well, now if you try to put together all that has been said so far, it comes out clearly that Personality, emerges out of the Qualities an individual possesses, which in turn is reflected as ‘character’ of an individual. Personality can thus be effectively summed up as a combination of two words personal and Quality that denotes individually. It is reflected through behaviour which is the external manifestation of inner qualities, and a harmonious combination of many factors. If one quality is good, but the other is bad, the overall impression or effect is generally not so good. Few examples are:
Plastics are moldable and bendable materials which we use as shopping bags, utensils, toys, CDs and plumbing pipes. There are some natural plastics like rubber which grow from plants. We make the other types of plastics.
Plastic bags are now banned because they are made up of non-biodegradable material which cannot be broken down into simpler substances in the environment and can stay there for more than a thousand years, thus contaminating soil and water bodies. These plastic bags also enter the food chain and get eaten by animals.
Plastic is a substance that cannot be recycled or incinerated as burning plastic releases harmful smoke. So, it has to be dumped at the landfills or in the oceans.
Some people believe that playing games is a waste of time, which is not true. Games teach us many practical skills in a fun and interactive way.
Joy and Happiness
Why is it so hot near the Equator?
Countries, towns and cities located around the equator experience hot weather throughout the year. It is because the sun remains almost directly overhead every day. Countries that are further North or South of the equator experience a change in seasons, when hot weather follows cold weather.
This happens because the Earth circles around the sun on a tilted axis. So places with seasons spend some of the year nearer to the sun and some of the year further away from it.