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6.2 M Quake hit Ecuador coast

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M6.2 Earthquake – near the coast of Ecuador

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Magnitude 6.2

Date-Time

  • 31 Mar 2019 07:04:05 UTC
  • 31 Mar 2019 02:04:05 near epicenter
  • 31 Mar 2019 11:04:05 standard time in your timezone

Location1.986S 80.808WDepth18 kmDistances

  • 27.2 km (16.8 mi) NNE of Santa Elena, Ecuador
  • 29.6 km (18.4 mi) NNE of La Libertad, Ecuador
  • 29.9 km (18.5 mi) NNE of Salinas, Ecuador
  • 66.7 km (41.3 mi) WSW of Pedro Carbo, Ecuador
  • 74.9 km (46.5 mi) SSW of Jipijapa, Ecuador

 

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IAF MIG 27 crash

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#BREAKING:
A MiG 27 aircraft of the #IndianAirForce crashed today morning near Jodhpur in #Rajasthan.
The MiG 27 UPG jet was on a routine mission, told by officials. Two pilots ejected and are safe.
Wreckages can be seen in visuals. #Mig27

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Ukraine Socialism in Left out

Nature of Democracy from capitalist to socialism, communism presidential to parliamentary are in vogue and election in various party based form of government in Communist and socialist and junta or military or army rule mixed in democracy socialism and communism exists in 200 nations.

Which apply in Ukraine In this election

Serhiy Kaplin, the leader of the Social Democratic Party, holds up a tome of Karl Marx in his office in Kyiv on March 8. Ukraine’s “decommunization law” requires that streets and toponyms named for him be renamed. Kaplin says he will fight to remove Marx, whom he calls a great scholar, from the decommunization list.
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Serhiy Kaplin is running for president, but he knows his chances of winning aren’t high.

Rather, the two-term lawmaker says he is running to offer Ukrainians an alternative to the current “triangle” of frontrunners: incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and the surprise favorite: comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

He terms them, respectively, “he, she and it.”

Kaplin is a charismatic speaker known to deploy a humorous turn of phrase. But his campaign and political plans are dead serious, he says. The lawmaker advances a populist platform of helping ordinary Ukrainians.

And he’s also running as the leader of a new party. Despite last being elected to the Verkhovna Rada in 2014 for the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko, he is now the leader of the Social Democratic Party.

“Our job is to tear up this vicious triangle and offer an ideological, European, economically and historically sound alternative,” he says. “In my opinion, it’s the national idea known as social democracy.”

Kaplin adds: “I’m doing almost exactly the same as (Senator) Bernie Sanders or Alexandra in America.”

He means Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old democratic socialist firebrand recently elected from New York City to the U.S. House of Representatives.

In both the United States and Britain, socialism is gaining popularity among young people disaffected with the low wages, shrinking benefits and limited social mobility they see as inherent as in the capitalist system.

Millions of Ukrainians face more a extreme version of these problems in a country where the average monthly wage is just over $300. Socialism should presumably have a strong base here. But in Ukraine, socialist candidates – at the campaign’s peak, there were three running for president – remain distinctly unpopular in the 2019 presidential race.

Bogged down by Ukraine’s communist history and economic populism across the political spectrum, these politicians struggle to stand out, despite an ostensible demand for economic justice in Ukraine

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Students petition against media

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TAIPEI  Students at Shih Hsin University in Taipei launched a petition against the Want Want China Times Group after accusing it of spreading fake news, reports said Saturday.

The group’s CTiTV television station is known for its pro-Chinese, pro-unification and pro-Kuomintang programs, and was recently fined by the National Communications Commission (NCC) in connection with its numerous broadcasts about Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜).

Students at two of Taiwan’s most prestigious colleges, National Taiwan University and National Chengchi University, recently accused outsiders of forcing student restaurants to show CTiTV programs and went on to demand a ban on the TV station, the Central News Agency reported. College management said they would not interfere with the choice of channels.

Late on Friday, the students at Shih Hsin launched a petition titled “I’m a Shih Hsin (student), I oppose Want Want China Times.” The NCC already fined the CTiTV news service for failing in basic journalistic duties of checking sources for news sources, so the group should not continue to blacken the reputation of true journalism, the students said.

In the past, the group’s media already acquired a name for distorting news about issues as varied as the Sunflower Movement and the American Institute in Taiwan, according to the organizers of the Shih Hsin petition.

The NCC denied it had specifically criticized the professional background of CTiTV’s news management, while the Want Want China Times Group defended its reports about the mayor of Kaohsiung by saying they attracted a significant amount of viewers. The media group also said it would file an administrative appeal against the NCC action.

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Han rejects 2020 bid for Taiwan president

Mayor Han Kuo-yu speaks to press, March 29

 

Han Kuo-yu shared a message to social media on Saturday addressing the Kuomintang (KMT) Party’s attempts to coerce him into the 2020 Taiwan presidential election.

Declaring that he has not yet fulfilled his obligations to voters in Kaohsiung, Han publically rejected the possibility of running for president in 2020, dashing the hopes of KMT party chairman Wu Den-yih.

In his statement, Han Kuo-yu said that work remains to be done in Kaohsiung. “Over the next four years, I will show everyone my determination and commitment to fulfilling the promise I have made,” reports Apple Daily.

Han also made a statement endorsing the former President of the Legislative Yuan, Wang Jin-pyng (王金平), as a strong candidate for the KMT nomination.

Han has previously stated that he has no interest in joining the presidential race. However, in recent weeks Chairman Wu has been insistent that the KMT should nominate its most popular member to challenge the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 2020.

Wu’s consistent calls for Han to abandon his office in Kaohsiung, have energized the mayor’s supporters across Taiwan, and also sown discord among KMT hopefuls like Wang Jin-pyng and former New Taipei Mayor, Eric Chu (朱立倫).

Now that Han has unequivocally rejected a presidential bid, KMT Chairman Wu is preparing to consult with the party’s central committee, along with Han, Chu. and Wang, to determine the best path forward for the party, reports Apple Daily.

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Slovakia, Zuzana Čaputová, President

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Caputova had 58.4 percent of the vote in the runoff election. Maros Sefcovic, an independent backed by the ruling Direction-Social Democracy (Smer-SD) party, had 41.6 Percent.

Sefcovic, a European Commission vice president and a former member of the Communist Party, conceded to Caputova just before midnight on March 30. Sefcovic is also considered pro-Europe but has said Slovakia should retrain some decision-making powers for itself.

Caputova’s victory bucked a trend that has seen populist, anti-European Union politicians make gains across the Continent.

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Slovakia’s president wields little day-to-day power but appoints prime ministers and can veto appointments of senior prosecutors and judges..

Slovakia elects its first female president
Zuzana Čaputová, a pro-EU anti-corruption lawyer, has become the first female president-elect of the central European country. She defeated the conservative candidate Maroš Šefčovič in the run-off presidential election. The liberal candidate received 58.4 percent of the total vote

 

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Brits Brexit chaos

May Brexit deal rejected for a third time by the House of Commons on Friday,

British Prime Minister Theresa May is under growing pressure from within her Conservative Party to lead Britain out of the European Union in the next few months, even if it means a no-deal Brexi.

A letter signed by 170 of the 314 Conservative lawmakers in parliament, including 10 cabinet ministers, was sent to May after her Brexit deal was rejected for a third time by the House of Commons on Friday, the meria reportso.

The vote left Britain’s withdrawal from the EU in turmoil on the day that the country was originally due to leave the bloc.

May has raised the prospect of a long delay to Brexit because of the deadlock in parliament where she does not have a majority. Many of her own lawmakers have long demanded a more immediate break from the EU.

Britain has less than two weeks to convince the 27 other EU countries that it can solve the impasse, or risk leaving the bloc on April 12 with no deal to soften the economic shock.

“We want to leave the EU on April 12 or very soon afterwards,” The Sun quoted a Brexit-supporting minister as saying in reference to the letter.

A spokeswoman for May declined to comment on the letter.

The Conservative Party’s chairman Brandon Lewis said he was aware of it but had not seen it.

The 650-seat lower house of parliament has voted overwhelmingly against a no-deal Brexit but its view is non-binding.

On Monday, lawmakers will try to agree on an alternative Brexit plan. The options that have so far gathered most support involve closer ties to the EU and a second referendum.

The BBC said government officials had not ruled out the possibility of a run-off vote in parliament next week between the most popular option proposed by lawmakers and May’s deal.

Lewis, the Conservative Party chairman, said all options were on the table but that a customs union with the EU — an idea backed by the opposition Labour Party and some Conservatives — would be difficult.

“We’ve got to look at what we can do next and we have to do something different,” he told BBC radio when asked if May might try to put her withdrawal agreement to a parliamentary vote for a fourth time.

Parliament will continue this process on Monday and we’ve got to look at all the options.”

A customs union would fly in the face of the Conservative Party’s pledges before the 2017 national election and would not respect the outcome of the 2016 Brexit referendum, Lewis said.

When asked if a way out of the impasse was to hold a fresh national election, he said he did not think British voters wanted to return to the polls.

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Attack on Dostum’s convoy .

Attackers ambushed Dostum’s convoy on the way from Mazar-i-Sharif. Photo: File

 

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Afghanistan’s vice president, Abdul Rashid Dostum, escaped unhurt from an attack that killed one of his bodyguards on Saturday, dodging death for the second time since returning from exile last year.

Attackers ambushed Dostum’s convoy on the way from Mazar-i-Sharif, a city in Balkh province, to Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan, said Bashir Ahmad Tayenj, spokesman for Dostum’s Junbish Party. Two other bodyguards were wounded.

Dostum was aware of a planned attack but decided to travel anyway, the spokesman added.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assassination attempt, which comes eight months after Dostum avoided injury in a suicide bombing at Kabul airport. In a tweet, the militant group’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said four guards were killed and six wounded in the attack.

Last summer’s bombing, which was claimed by Islamic State, took place as Dostum returned home from more than a year in exile in Turkey over allegations of torturing and abusing a political rival.

Dostum had left Afghanistan after heavy pressure from Western donors including the United States.

Less than a year since his return, the general remains a significant, if polarizing, political figure. His Junbish Party is supported mainly by his fellow ethnic Uzbeks.

Dostum has joined the election team of Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, one of several contenders in a presidential election scheduled for Sept. 28.

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Analysis of Income and Profession of Sitting MPs , Lok Sabha Elections 2014

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Analysis of Income and Profession of Sitting MPs , Lok Sabha Elections 2014

v  The average annual self-income of 479 sitting MPs is Rs.30.29 Lakhs.

Andhra Pradesh’s 19 MPs analysed have the highest average annual self-income of Rs. 105.9 Lakhs, followed by Odisha’s 15 MPs analysed with average annual self-income of Rs. 68.8 Lakhs.

v  2 MPs analysed of Goa have the lowest average annual self-income of Rs. 5.2 Lakhs, followed by 33 MPs analysed of Tamil Nadu with average annual self-income of Rs. 7.2 Lakhs.

v  Out of 479 MPs analysed, 5(2%) MPs have not given their profession in their affidavit.

v  98(20%) out of 479 MPs have declared business as their profession, and 91(19%) MPs as an agriculturist/ farmer.

v  16(3%) MPs who have declared their profession as Actor/Filmmaker/ Singer have the highest average annual self-income of Rs. 106.81 Lakhs.

v  40(8%) MPs who have declared their profession as agriculture and business have the second highest average annual self-income of Rs. 75.24 lakhs.

v  106(22%) MPs have declared their educational qualification as a graduate.  The average annual self-income of these MPs is Rs. 41.28 Lakhs.

v  There are 6 MPs who have declared their educational qualification as 5th Pass. The average annual self-income of these 6 MPs is Rs. 1.41 crores

v  150 MPs aged between 46-55 years have average annual self-income of Rs. 40.54 Lakhs whereas 54 MPs aged 66-75 years have an average annual self-income of Rs. 16.72 Lakhs.

v  Only 58(12%) MPs are women. On average a male MP’s annual self- income is Rs. 30.54 lakhs, whereas for a female MP, it is Rs. 28.46 Lakhs.

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Early diagnosis: Reduces the risk of diabetic complications in women  

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Women in India are more susceptible to diabetes and diagnosis at later stages leads to insulin dependency.  Out of the 20 crore women living with type 2 diabetes worldwide, more than half of them are from Indian origin. The reason lays in the fact that lack of regular health checkups lead to delay in intervention, hence making diabetes the 9th leading cause of death among women.

Keeping the rising trend among women, WHO has set this year’s theme for women – ‘Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future’ meant to promote diabetes care, prevention and cure.

“Women with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus are 10 times more likely to have heart ailments. Early intervention of diabetes can help prevent further complications related to diabetes. It is advisable for all to have regular health checkups especially those having family history of such diseases. As most of the diabetic women get to know that they are diabetic only after the symptoms are visible, early diagnosis can help control damage and complications” said CA (Dr) Ruchi Gupta, Founder and CEO, 3hcare

 

To prevent such ailments and making such tests available to common public at low and affordable prices, the leading online healthcare portal – 3hcare.in offers complete diabetic profiling tests at the lowest prices. People from all economic sections of the society will be benefitted with the initiative taken by the portal. The package also includes free sample pick up and online report delivery from the lab of your choice, which gives an option to choose the best lab from.

Of lately this online health portal has received an angel funding of Rs 65 Lakh, and with an aim to serve the society with all diagnostic tests at affordable prices, the initiative taken by them is commendable.