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Durga Puja Inscribed on UNESCO’s ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ List

Durga Puja Unesco

Durga Puja is a quintessential combination of religion and culture, which the Bengali people take great pride in and celebrates. Many people see it as more of an emotional experience than a festival. While it is also observed in other regions of the world, official universal recognition was on the horizon. 'Durga Puja in Kolkata' has officially been inscribed on...

UK Reports First Death from Omicron Variant

Omicron

The Omicron strain of COVID-19 has claimed its first victim in the United Kingdom. Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, confirmed the death. The death was announced as the United Kingdom initiated an aggressive booster programme to combat the new strain of concern. "Unfortunately, at least one patient has been verified to have died from Omicron," Johnson told reporters a day...

WHO Report: Omicron may Change Pandemic Course without Action

Omicron

The omicron variant of the coronavirus may change the course of the pandemic. It urged countries to speed up vaccination and keep infection control measures in place. "We can avoid a global crisis," said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday. "The virus evolves, but our resolve must not." The organization also said early evidence suggests omicron is milder than delta,...

Beware! Joker Malware Back On Google Play Store

Joker Malware

Tatyana Shishkova, a Kaspersky analyst, came to Twitter to warn Android users about the return of the dangerous Joker malware to the Google Play store. According to Shishkova, the Joker malware has infected at least 14 Android apps. Last year, the Joker ransomware caused quite a stir after infecting many apps. To protect users, Google had to step in...

AB de Villiers Took to Twitter to Announce his retirement “from all cricket”.

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers, the South African superstar, announced his retirement "from all cricket" on Twitter on Friday, claiming that the "light no longer burns so brightly" at the age of 37. De Villiers, widely considered as one of the best batters of his generation, last appeared in an international match in April 2018 in Johannesburg, where he participated in...

Justin Trudeau is Re-elected for a Third Term in Canada

Justin Trudeau

Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party a victory in Monday's legislative elections, but his gamble to win a majority of seats failed, and the outcome was roughly the same as two years ago. The Liberal Party won the highest number of votes of any political party. The 49-year-old Trudeau absorbed the star power of his father, the late...