Author: Ritika Singh

I am Ritika Singh currently graduating from Delhi University in B.Sc. Hons Geology. I dream to become a Geologist and explore unknown life-forms as moss on rocks at barren places makes me wonder if there is life possible beyond earth and what could our past and future be. I love to express my raw and random thoughts through writing on nature and anything happening around me grabbing my attention. Among other things i love learning about new disciplines and trying my hands on as many variable things as possible. From knitting to snorkeling, athletics to star gazing you can find me as an avid admirer of everything and anything around us.

‘Just Beyond The World You Know, There Is Another’ in the ever-expanding R.L. Steins’ universe brings kid-friendly nightmares as you enter a world of fantasies & fears.   Disney+ has set the stage for Halloween this year with its freshly out of oven upcoming anthology releasing a new trailer for the comedy-horror series, Just Beyond, straight from the brains of R.L. Stein. The series will have eight episodes, each narrating its exciting tale getting you back to the times of Goosebumps Horror land. Just Beyond is set in a world of fantasies and nightmares and is expected to premiere on October…

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On Tuesday, Narendra Singh Tomar, the agriculture minister, stressed making the agriculture education system multidisciplinary, multidimensional, and more job-oriented. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) organised the annual conference of state agri-varsities where the agriculture minister addressed the vice-chancellors, saying that education is the key behind the success of every field and sector of society. Tomar also emphasised making the agri- “education system multidisciplinary, multidimensional and job-oriented,” as an official statement said. Narendra Singh Tomar lauded the exceptional contribution of millions of farmers, agri-scientists, the agri-ministry and government schemes that sustained the nation’s GDP and made India self-sufficient in yielding…

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It took on average 5.6 years for these countries to achieve a one-year increase in life expectancy,” says Dr Aburto, co-lead author of the study.   The findings remain published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, which found that 27 of the 29 countries for which official death records for last year had got published saw reductions in life expectancy in 2020, at a scale wiping out their years of progress reducing the mortality rate. The study indicated that the COVID-19 pandemic had led the world to the biggest drop in life expectancy since World War II. Also, wiping out years…

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The 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly saw a heroic retort against Pakistan as Sneha Dubey, an IFS officer from India, exercised the right to respond to Pakistan’s head of state, Imran Khan. She dished out some memorable one-liners, which caused a surprising outburst of support across social media from the netizens after her fiery oratory. India often gets seen ignoring Pakistan’s statements or false accusations that “tarnish the image” of India on the world stage. She took to the world body accusing Pakistan of sheltering the mastermind behind the 9/11 attack, Osama bin Laden who had to be weeded out of Pakistan by the US special forces raid in 2011 in the army guarded city of Abbottabad. This Friday, India’s First secretary Sneha Dubey claimed, “We exercise our Right of Reply to one more attempt by the leader of…

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K-pop group BLACKPINK’s Lisa’s sleek and sassy debut solo album, “Lalisa”, debuted on Sept. 10 and has already stoked K-pop BLINK fans, has taken to this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Lalisa” ranks at No. 84 on the week’s most popular songs in the United States. The South Korean girl band’s Lisa Manobal is a 24-year-old Thai rapper, aka Lisa is known in the K-pop industry for her singing skills and her crisp dance moves on stage. On Friday, as Lisa finally marked her long-due solo debut with her single music video, Lalisa managed to zoom past the 170 million views mark…

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The president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP), Mahant Narendra Giri, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Shri Baghambari Math Gaddi, located in residence in Prayagraj, on Monday. His body was found hanging from the ceiling when police claimed to have recovered a suicide note inside the room. According to the police, Narendra Giri was 62 and has accused one of his protege and aide Anand Giri of ‘mental torture’ in his suicide note. Narendra Giri’s students found his body on Monday afternoon, and he missed his formal public meeting when his students broke in after seeing the door…

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The decision will be likely appealed, perhaps by both sides. Since the decision, Apple’s share price has fallen by 3%, wiping billions of dollars from its valuation. The judge said Apple would have to loosen some rules on developers. But the ruling favoured Apple as it dealt a significant blow in the Epic Games trial, allowing the iPhone maker to continue its prohibition of third-party, in-app payment systems.    In a high profile trial, the creator of the video game “Fortnight”, Epic Games, had challenged the “up-to-30% cut” on iOS app purchases from the App Store under the policies of…

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Last month the central government suspended the international scheduled commercial flights till September 30 in the face of an emerging threat of the third wave of Covid-19 infection. IndiGo is India’s largest private-sector airline and operates around 1,150 flights daily, of which 70-75 are on international routes, the rest being domestic flights.  On Tuesday, IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said, right now, it would be impractical to restart scheduled international flights. He further explained a much more secure solution to India’s aviation problem in the pandemic. The optimum way forward is to gradually increase the number of air bubble flights with…

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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or AOC as she is called, made her Met Gala debut with rather bold statements after flaunting her dress with the words “Tax the Rich” splashed across the back in red.   While some say it iconic and others say it is hypocrisy, in the most awaited star-studded fashion night of the year in Manhatten, the MET Gala where the U.S. Representative flashed her bright red message to the media, “Tax the Rich”.    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made her debut in a white-off-the-shoulder gown by the Brooklyn-based designer brand Brother Vellies as she ascended the steps of the Metropolitan Museum…

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Women in Afghanistan will now be allowed to attend universities, including post-graduate classes in gender-segregated classrooms, as long as they follow a compulsory dress code. Higher Education Minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani presented the new policy on Sunday, a day after Afghanistan’s new rulers raised their flag over the presidential palace and announced the start of an era of all-male, all-Taliban government last week. Women’s rights in Afghanistan got sharply chopped under the Taliban’s 1996-2001 rule. While maintaining the Taliban’s position of its shifted attitude towards women,particularly in comparison to the past 20 years, Haqqani said, “We will start building on what exists today”.…

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