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CYCLONE NISARGA

Nisarga  that intensified into a severe cyclonic storm in the Arabian Sea, is making landfall along on the western coast,  a high alert has issued in the finance capital of India, Mumbai and evacuation of tens of thousands of people people. In Mumbai, the home of Bollywood and  largest stock exchange, high winds whipped skyscrapers and ripped apart shanty houses near the beach.

 Many trees uprooted in parts of Maharashtra , Goa and Gujrat, are hit by really strong winds and heavy rain and high tides even before Cyclone Nisarga made landfall

Media reports said Nisarga is the worst cyclone to hit the region in more than 70 years, raising concerns about readiness in Mumbai and neighbouring areas.

The cyclone threatens to worsen prospects for an economic turnaround as a nine-week-long government-imposed coronavirus lockdown began to ease this week.

 Largest container port of the counry Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, on the outskirts of Mumbai, was ordered to shut for 24 hours, the port said in a statement. The storm came as the Indian region grapples with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Maharashtra and Gujarat states have reported about 44 percent of India’s more than 200,000 COVID-19 cases nationwide, and 61 percent of all virus deaths.

The metropolis of Mumbai is already struggling with the highest number of coronavirus cases with more than 41,000 infections.

Local news reports have shown an overwhelmed hospital system in Mumbai, with patients resting on hospital floors until beds become available and bodies left in wards.

Some 100,000 people were evacuated from low-lying areas in Maharashtra and neighboring Gujarat, according to the Press Trust of India news agency.

Both states, already among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, activated disaster response teams, fearing extensive flooding could further impair overwhelmed health systems.

If hospitals and clinics are damaged by the cyclone, the city won’t be able to cope with the large number of COVID-19 cases, and social distancing measures will become virtually impossible to follow.

BIRD CARRYING FACE MASK IN ITS BEAK

The heartbreaking picture shows a bird holding a face mask in its beak while it comes out of the water.

Wearing a face mask is really important to protect yourself during the pandemic but it is equally, if not more, important to dispose of these masks properly. Otherwise, improper disposing off masks can worsen the problem of tackling the pollution.

Fighting the novel coronavirus requires constant washing of hands which, if we are not careful, can worsen the already scarce availability of water in the world.

In order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, people all across the world are wearing masks, washing and sanitising hands at regular intervals and trying to be responsible citizens. However, while fighting the pandemic, most of us forgot about a fight that we were already a part of – pollution. A viral image of a bird carrying a face mask in its beaks tells the same story.

WHAT DOES THE VIRAL IMAGE SHOW?

The picture that we are talking about was tweeted by the Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Susanta Nanda. He shared the picture with the caption, “The mask that masks the human face, Also shows our character as a species when it comes off. ( Please be responsible in disposing them. The world belongs equally to our co inhabitants) (sic).”

The heartbreaking picture shows a bird holding a face mask in its beak while it comes out of the water.

Wearing a face mask is really important to protect yourself during the pandemic but it is equally, if not more, important to dispose of these masks properly. Otherwise, improper disposing off masks can worsen the problem of tackling the pollution.

Fighting the novel coronavirus requires constant washing of hands which, if we are not careful, can worsen the already scarce availability of water in the world.

DOCTOR DANCES TO CHEER UP PATIENTS

A video of a doctor from Assam wearing PPE kit and dancing on Hrithik Roshan’s song Ghungroo to cheer up his patients has gone viral on the internet.

A video of an ENT surgeon from Assam dancing on Hrithik Roshan’s famous song Ghungroo while wearing a personal protective equipment (PPE) kit has gone viral on the internet and for all the right reasons.

WHAT IS THE VIDEO ABOUT?

Doctors and healthcare workers have been fighting the novel coronavirus on the front lines for a long time now. They also need their moment to breathe and take rest. Different doctors are using different methods to go about it. From singing in the hospitals to dancing on famous tracks, we have seen it all.

Recently, another video of an ENT surgeon from Assam dancing on Hrithik Roshan and Vaani Kapoor’s famous song Ghungroo has gone viral. The video was tweeted by Dr Syed Faizan Ahmad with the caption, “Meet my #COVID duty colleague Dr Arup Senapati an ENT surgeon at Silchar medical college Assam. Dancing infront of COVID patients to make them feel happy #COVID19 #Assam (sic).”

CAN YOU NAME THE GAME THESE CHILDREN ARE PLAYING? WILL MAKE YOU NOSTALJIC!

An old picture of a group of children playing a game is doing the rounds of the internet and will make you nostalgic.

An old picture of a group of children playing a game has surfaced on the internet and will take you down the memory lane. IPS Officer Dipanshu Kabra shared the picture on Twitter and netizens are delighted to see it as his post has gone viral on social media.

WHAT DID DIPANSHU KABRA POST ON TWITTER?

The picture that Dipanshu Kabra shared on Twitter features children playing a popular game. “Remember this game? Can you name it?” Dipanshu Kabra said in his post.

WERE NETIZENS ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE GAME?

Dipanshu Kabra’s post collected several likes and retweets, and also generated a discussion in the comments section. Poshampa is the name of the game, as several users said in the comments section and also shared memories.

“Poshampa and I still remember the entire poem,” a user said.

“Thank you sir! The last I had played this was some 30 years ago. Kids today are very different from our time. At times, I feel I am a thousand years old,” another comment reads.

EVER WONDERED HOW A GIRAFFE EATS GRASS?

A video of a giraffe eating grass has gone viral on the internet. Netizens cannot stop but laugh at the clip.

Have you ever wondered how a giraffe eats grass? Well, you are not alone. Till today several netizens also wondered the same, which is why a video showing the same has gone viral on Twitter.

WHAT IS THE VIDEO ABOUT?

The above-mentioned clip was shared on Twitter recently by a user @DannyDutch with the caption, “I’ve never wondered how a Giraffe eats grass before, but this is majestic! (sic).”

The seven-second-long clip shows a giraffe eating grass, but the way the animal does the job is leaving netizens amazed and in splits. The footage begins with a giraffe bending down by spreading its front legs and grazing on grass. The giraffe then jumps to stand straight up. The animal does the same action multiple times in the short clip, and it seems as if it is doing jumping jacks to eat grass.

THE CLIP HAS OVER 7 MILLION VIEWS

After being posted, the clip managed to garner more than 7.2 million views. Netizens were extremely delighted after watching the video. Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer, Sudha Ramen also shared the clip and wrote, “This Giraffe is not doing a workout but eating his favourite grass (sic).”

NEWBORN BABY PULLS DOCTORS’S FACE MASK

Dubai-based doctor Samer Cheaib posted a picture from the hospital on Instagram in which a newborn baby was seen pulling his face mask.

With the coronavirus crisis dominating 2020, all we need is some positivity and hope. A picture of a newborn baby and a doctor doing the rounds of social media made the internet smile and we are sure you will be delighted to see it as well.

WHAT DOES THE VIRAL PICTURE SHOW?

Dubai-based doctor Samer Cheaib posted a picture from the hospital on Instagram in which a newborn baby was seen pulling his face mask. As the moment was captured on camera, Dr Cheaib smiled and boy, this image is for keeps.

“We all want sign are we going to take off the mask soon,” Samer Cheaib said in the caption of his post.

ICE CREAM SERVED IN BANANA LEAF CUP

It is imperative to create a sustainable environment with respect to the current global scenario and a new post that has gone viral on the internet will help you understand this. Norwegian diplomat Erik Solheim posted a picture of an ice cream cup made out of a banana leaf and the internet is in support of the idea.

Ice cream is generally packed in plastic cups but serving it in a banana leaf cup is an eco-friendly option.

WHAT DID ERIK SOLHEIM TWEET?

In his post on Twitter, Erik Solheim shared a picture of a scoop of strawberry ice cream served in a banana leaf cup. Instead of a plastic spoon, the dessert was served with a spoon made of bamboo.

“Green inspiration! This picture from India of ice cream served in a banana leaf cup shows that we really don’t need plastic as much as we think we do,” Erik Solheim said in the caption of his post.

A FIGHT BETWEEN LEOPARD & PYTHON

A thrilling video of a fight between a leopard and a python has gone viral on the internet. Netizens are speechless.

A video of a thrilling fight between a leopard and a python has been doing the rounds on the internet and for all the right reasons. The clip that had netizens on the edge of their seats will leave you shocked as well.

WHAT IS THE VIRAL VIDEO ABOUT?

The video that we are talking about was shared by the Twitter handle Nature Is Scary. They tweeted the video with the simple caption, “leopard attacks a python! (sic).”

The 49-second clip shows a leopard slyly attacking an unsuspecting python from behind. The leopard slowly goes forward and attacks the python with its paw. The large python moves back and tries to put up a fight. However, the leopard, in a swift move, holds the python in its mouth and kills it. Finally, the leopard takes the python away to eat it.

You can hear the shock in the voices of the people recording the video.

DRIVER LESS CAR

Apart from debates and heated discussions, you might just manage to stumble upon interesting pictures and videos on the internet. Tagore Cherry, a Facebook user, shared a short video that has left the internet in an utter state of shock as it shows a car cruising along the road but…wait for the best part – there was no driver inside. We’ll tell you more.

WHAT DOES THE VIRAL VIDEO SHOW?

In the video, a Fiat with a Tamil Nadu number cruised along the road but the internet was surprised because nobody was present in the driver’s seat. So, who was driving the car? In fact, an elderly man, with a face-mask on, was seen in the passenger’s seat.

“Today, saw something. An old man driving his padmini car sitting in passenger seat. How is this possible?” Tagore Cherry said in the caption of his post.

WHAT DOES THE INTERNET THINK ABOUT THE VIDEO?

The video, needless to mention, has gone viral on Facebook with over 3,500 shares and several likes. In the comments section, people posted hilarious lines such as, “So, ghosts are real?” Another user said, “This is a driverless car.”

COUGAR STALKS MAN WHO WAS RUNNING ON A TRAIL IN THE US

A scary video of a cougar stalking a man, who was running on a trail in the US, for six minutes has gone viral on Twitter.

Ascary video of a man’s encounter with a cougar, while he was on his run in Slate Canyon near Provo, Utah, has gone viral on Twitter, and it will give you the chills.

WHAT IS THE VIRAL VIDEO ABOUT?

The video was tweeted on Tuesday by American basketball player, Rex Chapman with the caption, “Slate Canyon near Provo, Utah: This guy went on his run and a cougar stalked him for more than 6-minutes. Omg…(sic).”

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE VIRAL VIDEO?

The 59-second-long snip of the original video shows the man, Kyle Burgess walking backwards on a trail, he was running on, as a cougar stalks him. Kyle can be heard shouting in the clip, “Now go away, go away,” to scare away the cougar. However, the animal gets agitated and tries to run towards him, multiple times.

But when Kyle shouts no, the cougar stops and again starts walking towards him. The whole time, Kyle walks backwards keeping his eyes on the cougar. Towards the end, the cougar tries to run towards him again, but Kyle shouts, “No. Get away you kitty cat. Come on dude, I don’t feel like dying today.” This continues for six long minutes, and finally, the cougar runs away.

According to Kyle’s post, he was on the trail, when he thought he had found bobcats, who are known to not attack humans. However, they turned out to be cougar cubs. Their mother, who stalked Kyle for six long minutes, was not happy when he saw him and started following him.

The scary encounter managed to garner over 3 lakh views on YouTube and 3 million views on Twitter. The video left Twitter divided, with some people agreeing that it was indeed a scary scene, and some saying that the man was in the animal’s territory so her reaction was justified

FACE MASK PAINTED ON AIRPLANES IN INDONESIA TO SPREAD AWARENESS OF COVID-19

Blue face masks were painted on the nose of five airplanes of Garuda Indonesia. (Photo: Reuters)

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia presented five of its aircrafts with face masks last week in order to spread awareness about the novel coronavirus pandemic.

In order to spread awareness about the novel coronavirus pandemic, national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia presented five of its aircrafts with face masks last week.

Why have face masks been painted on Garuda Indonesia airplanes?

Blue face masks were painted on the nose of five airplanes of Garuda Indonesia to support their government’s ‘Ayo pakai masker’ (let’s wear masks) campaign, The Jakarta Post reports. These airplanes serve domestic routes and international flights to Singapore and Japan.

“As a national flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia has always committed to the government’s efforts of curbing the spread of Covid-19. One way we do that is by encouraging people to wear masks,” Irfan Setiaputra , director, Garuda Indonesia, said in a statement.

How long did it take to paint the masks on the airplanes?

As per several reports, it took more than 120 hours to complete the project and 60 people worked on it.

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the campaign encourages people to wear face masks. To control the spread of the deadly virus, you must wear a face mask if you step out of home. It prevents you from contracting coronavirus and protects others as well.

”Unlike the plane, it doesn’t require much effort for people to wear a mask,” the airline said.

Indonesia has recorded over three lakh coronavirus cases while the death toll crossed 11,000. In the South East Asia region, Indonesia has the second-highest cases of Covid-19 after the Philippines.

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