IPTV WISHES ALL OUR VIEWERS A VERY HAPPY N PROSPEROUS DIWALI
Diwali is also known as Deepavali and the "festival of lights". The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said in a message, “Lets share happiness and joy during this festive season. Share Diwali e-greetings with your family and friends." PM also shared the link of his page for Diwali wishes, on his Twitter Handle. PM tweeted "Many friends are sending Diwali wishes. My thanks to them. Do visit this specially created page http://diwaliwishes.narendramodi.in,". President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday also greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali and hoped "this year's celebrations dispel the darkness of ignorance".
1.2 BILLION LIVE ON LESS THAN $1.25 A DAY: UN CHIEF
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a statement has said that More than 1.2 billion people are living on less than $1.25 a day and 2.4 billion are living on less than $2 a day. He added that at least 700 million people were lifted out of extreme poverty between 1990 and 2010 and he is determined to help UN make "poverty history.
The UN observance coincided with the release of a UN report by international experts on financing sustainable development which cited research from the Brookings Institution showing that about USD 66 billion is needed annually to increase incomes of the poorest to US $1.25 a day. Citing the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008, the UN Chief said that inequality has grown more pronounced and discrimination against women and girls remains "a blatant injustice." He warned that "entrenched poverty and prejudice and vast gulfs between wealth and destitution, can undermine the fabric of societies and lead to instability."
UN COMMITTEE APPROVES $ 49.9 MN FUNDING FOR EBOLA
A United Nations committee has approved a USD 49.9 million funding for the world body's large-scale response to tackle the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The Fifth Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution allocating funding for the newly established UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) and the Office of the Special Envoy on Ebola.
More than 6,500 people have been believed to be infected, and more than 3,300 have died since the latest outbreak of the disease was confirmed in March. At the committee's meeting, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Chef de Cabinet, Susana Malcorra, presented his preliminary funding proposal requesting USD 49.9 million for the rest of the year.
CENTRE’S APPROACH ON BLACK MONEY NOT ADVENTURIST: JAITLEY
Dismissing the allegations that NDA has done a U-turn on disclosure of names of black money holders, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the government will not be pushed into an act of adventurism and endanger the chances of getting cooperation of other countries in future.
Jaitley in his Facebook post said, “Stands committed to detect the names, prosecuting the guilty and making them public. We are not going to be pushed into an act of adventurism where we violate the treaties and then plead that we are no longer able to get the cooperation of reciprocating states. Such an approach may actually help the account holders. Adventurism will be short-sighted. A mature approach will take us to the root of the matter.”
NASA SPOTS GALAXY 13 BILLION LIGHT YEARS AWAY
Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy estimated to be over 13 billion light-years away. The galaxy is supposed to be one of the furthest ever. The galaxy measures 850 light years across 500 times smaller than Milky Way and mass of 40 million suns the Milky Way has a stellar mass of a few hundred billion suns.
The discovery was made using the lense power of the massive galaxy cluster Abell 2744, called Pandora’s Cluster, which produced three magnified images of the same, faint galaxy. These clusters are so massive their gravity deflects light passing through them, magnifying, brightening, and distorting background objects in a phenomenon called gravitational lensing.
BCCI TO ASSERT LOSSES FROM WICB FOR CALLING OFF TOUR
BCCI has said that it has suffered huge losses and that it will claim all the damages following the West Indies cricket team's unprecedented move to pull out of the remainder of India tour in the wake of an acrimonious unresolved pay dispute with its Board back home. India is likely to scrap their tour of West Indies in 2016 after the Caribbean team's abrupt pullout on Friday. BCCI is also considering legal actions and seeking intervention of the game's world governing body.
BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said, "We have suffered huge losses due to the decision of the West Indies to pull out of the tour. We are going to claim all the damages and pursue the matter with ICC. We have convened an emergent working committee meeting to discuss the issue as well as the visit, at short notice, by Sri Lanka."