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Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to French author Annie Ernaux
short by Daisy Mowke / on 06 Oct 2022,Thursday
The 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to French author Annie Ernaux. She has been given the award "for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory", a tweet read. Her writing "examines a life marked by strong disparities regarding gender, language and class", said Nobel Prize's website.
short by Daisy Mowke / 04:48 pm on 06 Oct
Four women have been selected from 6,000 candidates to run the world's most remote post office and count penguins in Antarctica. Clare Ballantyne, Mairi Hilton, Natalie Corbett and Lucy Bruzzone will travel 9,000 miles from the UK to manage the historic site of Port Lockroy, on Goudier Island. They will spend five months without electricity, running water or flushing toilet.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 05:09 pm on 04 Oct
Home Minister Amit Shah today briefly stopped his speech during a rally in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir as 'Azaan' was going on in a nearby mosque. People in the gathering applauded Shah for his gesture. After a while, he said the call for the prayer has now stopped and asked the crowd if he could continue his speech.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:53 pm on 05 Oct
World's oldest dog passes away aged 22
short by Ankush Verma / on 06 Oct 2022,Thursday
World's oldest dog, Pebbles, passed away from natural causes at her home in Taylors, South Carolina, US with her owners Bobby and Julie Gregory by her side, Guinness World Records said. The Toy Fox Terrier was born on March 28, 2000, in Long Island, New York. Pebbles birthed 32 puppies across three different litters with her late partner, Rocky.
short by Ankush Verma / 12:41 pm on 06 Oct
IAS 2015 rank 2 Athar Aamir Khan, who got divorced with IAS 2015 topper Tina Dabi last year, recently got married to Dr Mehreen Qazi. Khan, who's currently posted as Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Commissioner, also shared a video of their wedding ceremony on social media. Tina got married to 2013-batch IAS officer Pradeep Gawande in April this year.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 12:04 pm on 04 Oct
A mansion built on Palm Jumeirah island sold for $82.4 million (₹671.5 crore), making it the most expensive home to be sold in Dubai. The villa is still under construction and will include a gym, cinema, bowling alley and jacuzzi. The sale of 8-bedroom mansion broke previous record set by industrialist Mukesh Ambani who paid $80 million for 10-bedroom villa.
short by Hiral Goyal / 09:08 am on 03 Oct
A woman filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act after her husband refused to share details of his income with her. The Central Information Commission (CIC) directed the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO), Bareilly to inform her about her husband's gross and net taxable incomes in 15 days. Her previous appeals to CPIO and FAA were dismissed.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 10:04 pm on 03 Oct
Video shows new 70,000-square feet Hindu temple inaugurated in Dubai
short by Daisy Mowke / on 05 Oct 2022,Wednesday
Industrialist Anand Mahindra shared the video of the Hindu Temple of Dubai, which was officially inaugurated on Wednesday. "I believe this magnificent temple was formally inaugurated today. Auspicious timing. Will make sure to visit it on my next trip to Dubai," he wrote. The 70,000-square feet temple, located in Jebel Ali, has 16 deities.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:53 pm on 05 Oct
An "ordinary" Chinese vase that was put up for auction in France was sold for $7.5 million (over ₹61 crore), nearly 4,000 times its estimated value. Around 30 people engaged in a fierce bidding war for the vase, which many believe is a rare artefact from the 18th century. "It's a crazy story," auctioneer Jean-Pierre Osenat said on the bidding.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:49 pm on 04 Oct
A tweet by lyricist Javed Akhtar telling ex-US First Lady Michelle Obama that "not only US but the world needs you in White House" went viral. Reacting to it, a user wrote, "What the covfefe is this." Another tweet read, "The confidence I need in...life." "Reminds me of Lalit Modi telling Sushmita Sen to 'reply my SMS'," a user wrote.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:47 pm on 06 Oct
A Twitter user has claimed that Flipkart sent iPhone 14 to one of his followers who had ordered iPhone 13 on the e-commerce platform. The man shared pictures of the order summary and the product received by the customer. While several people on Twitter called the customer 'lucky', a user wrote, "So even Flipkart knows it's the same phone."
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:21 am on 07 Oct
Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has shared pictures of Dead Sea from the International Space Station. "I was...intrigued by these straight lines at the southern end of the Dead Sea - turns out it's a complex of Jordanian salt evaporation ponds," she wrote. She also shared pictures of Israel's Haifa and Tel Aviv at night.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:28 am on 03 Oct
A photo showing windows that didn't shatter amid Hurricane Ian that hit US' Florida has gone viral. The photo is from Naples and it was shared by Dixie Whatley, who is a former TV journalist. It shows water reaching a great height outside her windows. However, the window panes didn't shatter and prevented the flood water from gushing in.
short by Daisy Mowke / 08:20 pm on 04 Oct
Tesla CEO Elon Musk's text messages with his ex-wife and actress Talulah Riley regarding Twitter have also become public. In one of the messages dated March 23, Talulah wrote to Musk, "Can you buy Twitter and then delete it, please!?" In another, she wrote, "Please do something to fight woke-ism...I will do anything to help! xx."
short by Ridham Gambhir / 10:49 am on 05 Oct
78-yr-old man marries 18-yr-old girl in Philippines; pics go viral
short by Ankush Verma / on 05 Oct 2022,Wednesday
A 78-year-old man in the Philippines has married an 18-year-old girl, with pictures from the ceremony going viral on social media. Rashed Mangacop met Halima Abdullah three years ago at a dinner party in the Cagayan province. "It was not an arranged marriage and the couple came together purely out of love," Rashed's nephew, Ben Mangacop, said.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:48 am on 05 Oct
A 27-year-old man identified as Rishabh passed away after experiencing chest pain while playing garba in Mumbai. The man fell down after experiencing chest pain and was admitted to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was a resident of Dombivili West and worked at a private company.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:50 pm on 03 Oct
A rare pink diamond was sold for HK$453,223,000 (around ₹477 crore) in Hong Kong on Friday, setting a world record for the highest price per carat for a diamond sold at an auction. The 11.15-carat Williamson Pink Star diamond was auctioned by Sotheby’s Hong Kong. The bidding war for the pink diamond lasted 20 minutes.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:50 pm on 07 Oct
A 135-year-old temple of Goddess Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari was decorated with currency notes and gold ornaments worth ₹8 crore for Navratri. Pictures of the temple showed currency notes on walls and floor and hanging from trees. "It's public contribution and will be returned once the puja is over. It won't go to temple trust," the temple committee said.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 02:04 pm on 04 Oct
The New York University (NYU) fired its organic chemistry professor, Maitland Jones Jr, after students complained that the course was "too hard" and blamed the professor for their poor test scores, The New York Times reported. As many as 82 of his 350 students signed a petition against him. Jones earlier taught chemistry at Princeton for more than 40 years.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:34 pm on 04 Oct
A 74-year-old Indian-American man, Sital Singh Dosanjh, was arrested for fatally shooting his daughter-in-law Gurpreet Kaur Dosanjh at a parking lot in California, US. Gurpreet had seen Sital driving in the lot of the Walmart where she worked, indicating that he travelled 241km to find her, her uncle said. She was in the process of divorcing Sital's son, he added.
short by Hiral Goyal / 12:53 pm on 07 Oct
A woman found a pencil in her Burger King meal in UK's Bootle. Leanne Daly shared a pic of the pencil that she found in her burger after staff at the Burger King outlet told her "not to worry". "We apologise for the impact this incident has caused and have investigated the matter raised," a spokesperson said.
short by Ankush Verma / 01:48 pm on 07 Oct
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi joined the Karnataka leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra on Thursday. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor shared a photo on Twitter showing Rahul Gandhi kneeling next to his mother Sonia Gandhi to tie her shoelaces during the yatra in Karnataka. Tharoor wrote, "Even if she breathes, it also has prayers, Mothers do not break, mothers are mothers!"
short by Apaar Sharma / 02:47 pm on 06 Oct
Sonia, Rahul help girl after she falls during Bharat Jodo Yatra
short by Nidhi Sinha / on 06 Oct 2022,Thursday
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi helped a girl who fell down during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Karnataka's Mandya on Thursday. Sharing a video of the incident, Congress tweeted, "We care!" The video, which has gone viral on social media, shows Sonia Gandhi giving a back rub to the girl. The child bore a Tricolour in her hands.
short by Nidhi Sinha / 10:54 pm on 06 Oct
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh danced during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Karnataka on Friday. Sharing a video of his dance, he tweeted, "Why can't a 75-year-old young man have fun!!" He mentioned that ex-Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, who is also 75, ran with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday. "For men, you are as old as you feel," he tweeted.
short by Nidhi Sinha / 11:14 pm on 07 Oct
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