Located in the Middle-East, this part of the world is facing a long standing and unresolved battle between Israel and Philistine. There are social, cultural and religious reasons for this conflict. United Nations has tried to resolve the matter but it also failed. There was no country in this world especially for Jews. After world war II and the mass execution of Jews under Hitler regime created space for the demand for Jews Homeland.
Nigeria is present in the African Continent of this world. This nations has witnessed the worst humanitarian crisis in past 12 years of violence. According to the report published in UNDP, more than 350000 people have lost their life, majority of them were children. Main reason of conflict is Boko-Haram, a fundamental Islamic outfit who wants to establish the rule of Sharia in the country. This armed group launched an uprising in 2009. Condition of Northeast Nigeria is worst due to continuous attacks in this region.
When Al-Qaida attacked World Trade Centers and other establishments in United States on 9th September 2001 – a new war against terror started. Taliban supported Al-Qaida in that war, so without any straight involvement in International Terrorism, Taliban became a potent force of repression and oppression. A Pro-US government was installed in Afghanistan but Taliban is always in desperation to end such governance in the country. Taliban offensive strategy to acquire Afghanistan started in 01st May 2021.
In Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation, a bloody civil war is now in its 16th month. This is a fight between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s forces and the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front. More than thousand people have died and two million people are forced to live their home amidst the conflict. Many people who fled their country entered into Sudan i.e. another conflicted area of the region. It was said that Civilian structures in towns in Tigray.
The war in Yemen will enter its eighth year this week with civilian casualties on the rise and unstoppable inflation. According to United Nations Official, “As of now, funding is drying up and agencies are stopping their work in Yemen,”. Saudi Arabia and its coalition backed the country’s official government and it has spent more than seven years fighting a rebel group of Yemen called Houthis, using its air strikes. It was started in 2011.Stay Tuned for Live Updates from Yemen.
In March 2022, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi. The visit is Assad’s first state visit to the UAE since the beginning of the conflict in Syria in 2011. This can be seen as a geopolitical breakthroughs for the peace of Middle-East. Syria is a long time ally of Russia and rebellion in Syria are supported by Turkey (against Kurds of Syria), US (against ISIL) and Israel to some extent to safeguard annexed Golan heights of Syria.
On 24th February 2022, Russian Forces started a military operation in Ukraine. Ukraine was showing its immense interest in joining NATO and this is the main cause of this conflict. NATO was designed to control the rising power of Soviet Union. There is a general perception in Ukraine to join NATO. Attack on one NATO member country is always considered as an attack on whole NATO. This is the biggest security guarantee NATO is offering to its members states. Russia keenly observed the expansion of NATO and western interest in this region
Indigo is the fifth chapter in the English Core XII book Flamingo. It was a memoir by Louis Fischer and this chapter is just not a story, it is a struggle. In 21st century, when we are heading towards a technological savvy world – this chapter reminds us the glorious history of emancipation from slavery. Mahatma Gandhi is the main theme of this story. This chapter has the details of Champaran episode where farmers were struggling for their rights from British Government.
The Rattrap is the 4th chapter in the English Core XII book Flamingo. This is just not a story but a harsh reality of this world through the eyes of victimized and marginalized human being. This story is also telling about the importance of humanity and goodness because this can only protect people from victimization. When we closely analyze the story, we found a peddler with a pessimistic attitude towards this world. He was once the fine man but due to some misfortune, he developed such attitude.
Deep Water By William Douglas is the third chapter in the English Core XII book Flamingo. This is a story about the author himself. He shares about his fear for water. He also mentions about his will power, commitment, courage, hard work and strong desire to come out from his fear from water. There is a term ‘Phobia’ for fear i.e. Hydrophobia means fear of water. People may have some other type of fear as well. Question is not about the things that causes fear, important is fear itself.
Lost Spring is an excerpt from the book of author Anees Jung titled Lost Spring, Stories of Stolen Childhood. This is the second chapter in the English Core XII book Flamingo. This chapter has two stories dealing with the circumstances of poverty and politics in which life of children get spoiled. Reading the chapter is enough to experience the goosebumps. This chapter is dealing with certain traditions which condemn these children to a life of exploitation.
The Last Lesson By Alphonse Daudet is the first lesson in Class XII English Core Flamingo by NCERT. This is a little story describing the love for the language. We have many examples of war and violence where language became a tool. Every invader always tried to control the local languages and dialects to control the people of that vicinity. In this chapter also, we came to learn about orders from Berlin to teach only German in the school where previously French was taught.
On 1st December 1951, Science Fiction short story ‘The Fun They Had’ written by American author Issac Asimov was published. Plot of this short story was set for the year 2157 AD i.e. approx 200 years after. Who knows the story will become a reality in 2020-21 after the prediction of E-learning in 1951. National Council of Education Research and Technology put this story in the syllabus of Class IX English Core.
This is one of the severe cyclonic storm approaching the country, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD). It is expected to hit the Gujarat on 16th May 2021. This is the first cyclone in this year & it is considered as very severe by the department. Hence yellow alert for the coasts of Gujarat and Diu and Daman has already been issued. Let us know about first cyclone of the year 2021.
There is a difference between our local area temperature and Global Temperature. It is always difficult to predict the local temperature due to many reason i.e. wind pattern, precipitation, day & night temperature difference etc. But Global Temperature 2 depends on how much energy the planet receives from the Sun and how much it radiates back into space. Climate change is directly concerned with our atmosphere.
Human spirit and its endeavors always did impossible tasks, as it was done by two legendary mountaineers Tenzing Norway and Edmund Hillary. He was first two individuals known to reach the summit of Mount Everest [World Tallest Peak 8848 MTRS], which they accomplished on 29th May 1953. It is after the demise of Sir Edmund Hillary demise on 11 May 2008, Nepal decided to celebrate 29th May as International Mount Everest Day.
There are rising concern across the globe for the usage of 5G radiations. Most of the countries are planning to introduce 5G connectivity in tele-communications. But what is 5G radiation and is it really dangerous for human beings? These questions need to be answered. Modern physics stated that EMR is the flow of photons through space. Either energy of photons; all flow with the speed of light in the form of electric and magnetic field.
World Bicycle Day is celebrated all across the world on June 3rd. Resolution to celebrate World Bicycle Day was adopted by United Nations General Assembly on 12th April 2018. Health is the growing concern in the world today. Depression & mental ailments are engulfing the precious lives. Heart failures and other heart related diseases are also rising at an alarming rate. Secondly, Paris Accord is all about to reduce the green house gases emission.