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Happy Birthday Sonia Gandhi : Know Some Shocking Unknown Facts!



  •  Sonia Gandhi‘s real birth name in birth certificate is Edvige Antonia Albina Màino. Sonia is the name given to her subsequently by her father, Stefano Maino, following his return from Russia where he had been a prisoner of war. Stefano had joined the Nazi army as a volunteer. Sonia is a Russian not Italian name.

  • Sonia is very fond of handloom saris, especially traditional weaves. On her wedding day, she wore a pink cotton sari woven by Nehru. Even daughter Priyanka also wore the same saree for her wedding.

  • Sonia does yoga daily and strictly avoids pasta, pizza, and noodles. But she has a weakness for coffee in winters. She also takes a few glasses of fresh orange juice. During her election campaigns, Sonia often has dal and roti.

  • She has done a course in art restoration and paintings that continue to inspire her.
  • Sonia was often spotted on Delhi roads sitting behind husband Rajiv Gandhi on his Lambretta scooter during the early days of their marriage. They often used to take Indira Gandhi for ice cream.

  • On Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s first visit to Delhi after the formation of Bangladesh, President VV Giri, PM Indira Gandhi and a pregnant Sonia gathered at the airport. The next day she gave birth to daughter Priyanka.

  • Sonia is an avid reader of Munshi Premchand’s novels. Amongst that ‘Godaan’ is her favorite. Sonia has a diverse taste in books.
  • Like our former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao, Sonia Gandhi too a gift for languages. She can speak nine languages including French and German.

  • Sonia is very particular about keeping her home neat and clean. She often does the dusting of her room herself, especially before important meetings.
  • We may not know that Sonia Gandhi is also an excellent chef. She often prepares red chilly oil, a base for salad dressing. Early in her marriage, she was very fond of cooking and often followed many cookery books. She is also known to have often prepared delicious pasta for her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi. Other than pasta her expertise also lies in ‘gajar ka halwa’.

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  • A month after Sonia’s marriage, her mother was returning back to her home town Italy. To normalize the moment, mother-in-law Indira Gandhi sent a letter to her that stated: “Hi Sonia, this is just to tell you that we all love you.” That note won Sonia’s heart. She would call her mother-in-law mummy.

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Mumbai pulls an all-nighter for Protest .




Mumbai, 4:30pm on 6th January 2020. Students gathered in large numbers to protest against the JNU Attacks. The protest was previously supposed to take place at Huttatma Chowk, Fort; later shifted to Gateway of India, Colaba for convenience of space to gather.

Mumbai is seldom recommended for its night life, termed as a city that never sleeps. The students of Mumbai did change the dimensions of the proverb and took a stand for their fellow academic mates.
The protest is still on with students from allover the city.

Gateway was completely occupied, leaving no space for vehicles. It did portray the strength of the youth in not just the Financial capital but even for the country. The protest had enchantments of some quirky slogans, motivational speeches by representatives.

It has been more than 24 hours of attack, but no case has been filled against the Goons. The Delhi police has been alleged by the whole country for taking mere action against the attack. It has been a petrifying experience for the whole JNU campus.

It was sourced that the ABVP supporters in the campus were left untouched by the Goons. Their rooms were intact and safe. There were Goons impostered as students hijacking their safety spots and attacking them. The social media is stormed with pictures, videos, quotes and appeals. May that be the film fraternity, activists or just common students.

Despite the roar, the unity of nations youth, there has been no strict action against the terror attack. It started with AMU then JNU and now it can any University of the country that has been voicing their fundamental rights as citizens.

The democratic uproar has been tinted in saffron with blinkers of Religious violence. It’s high time the public took charge to remind the Republican of the Country.

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Lotus printed as part of the security features on new passports: MEA




A day after members of the opposition in the Lok Sabha raised the issue of lotus being printed on new passports, on Thursday the Ministry of External Affairs said it was part of enhanced security measures to recognize fake passports and include using other national symbols as well on rotation.

In raising the issue of lotus being printed on new passports brought for distribution in Kozhikode in Kerala during Zero Hour, M. K. Raghavan of the Congress said the issue was highlighted by a newspaper and alleged that this was the government establishment’s “further saffronization” with the lotus being the BJP’s election symbol.

Asked about the issue, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “This symbol is our national flower and is part of the enhanced security features to identify fake passports.” These security features have been introduced as part of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) guidelines, he said.

“Apart from the lotus, other national symbols will be used on rotation. Right now it is lotus, then next month there will be something else. These are symbols connected with India such as the national flower or national animal,” he said.

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Abhijit Banerjee receives the 2019 Nobel Prize, Dressed in bandhgala and dhoti




The Indian-American economist Abhijit Banerjee, dressed in a bandhgala jacket and dhoti, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in Sweden for his “experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” Also, the colleague Michael Kremmer was wearing a suit.

The prize contains a bag of 9 million Swedish krona (about Rs 6.5 crore) to be shared between the three winners. Banerjee was born in Mumbai and is the second Indian to receive the Nobel Prize in Economics after Amartya Sen. Like Sen, Banerjee is also a presidential college alumnus, now presidential college. Although the couple, Banerjee and Duflo, are professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Economics, Kremer is a professor at Harvard University’s Department of Economics.

Research by the trio has helped obtain reliable answers over the past two decades about the best ways to combat global poverty. Our research has concentrated on finding “low-hanging fruits” that are often the most successful strategies to enhance health and education outcomes for the poor.

Over the past 20 years, their work — breaking down the problem of global poverty into a number of smaller and more detailed individual and group-level questions — has redefined development economics study. “This new research now provides a steady flow of concrete results,” concluded the popular science background paper made available by the Academy.

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