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IPL Cricket Out of India in Second Season

Where: New Delhi, IndiaMarch 24, 2009 : The second season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will now be held in South Africa. IPL is a creation of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). It is a Twenty20 cricket competition, in which each team plays just 20 overs in a game, and each innings takes...

Heads of Government to Seek Solutions to World Economic Crisis at G20 Summit

Where: London, United KingdomMarch 30, 2009 : The heads of the world's 20 largest economic powers, the Group of 20 or G20, will assemble in London on April 2, 2009. The London summit will focus on finding solutions to the present global economic crisis.The G20 is a forum that includes G-7, the world's seven leading industrialized nations...

Cholera Epidemic Spreads Countrywide in Zimbabwe

Where: Harare, ZimbabweJanuary 23, 2009 : A report that the World Health Organisation made in early January said 2,200 people had died from cholera in Zimbabwe since August 2008. One week later, the United Nations reported a 20 per cent rise in cholera cases, and the figure now stands at 2,755. Nearly 50,000 people have been infected...

UN Conference on Climate Change

Where: Poznan, PolandDecember 13, 2008 : Global warming affects everyone. Finally, after years of negotiations, most countries in the world have agreed to work together to reduce how much they pollute the Earth's environment. The United Nations Climate Change Conference began here on December 1, 2008 with delegates from 190 countries. Their target: to reach a global...

The Cullinan, once the largest uncut diamond…

The Cullinan, once the largest uncut diamond, was discovered in South Africa in 1905. It was the size of a man's fist and weighed over half a kg (1 lb). The largest gem cut from it, named the 'Star of Africa', is in the British Royal Sceptre in the Tower of London.

A Battle Well Fought

June 2: In the war against AIDS, they don't come any tougher than Xolani Nkosi, better known as Nkosi Johnson since his adoption by a white family. In his short life, he had become one of South Africa's youngest and boldest campaigners fighting for the rights of AIDS affected people to be accepted by society.At 5:40 am on June...

Rhinoceros: On the Comeback Trail

Rhinoceros: On the Comeback Trail
Next to the tusk-bearing elephants, rhinos are the other large animals heavily targeted by poachers. Rhinos are poached for their horns and these are sold in the black market at astonishing prices.Since 1977, trade in rhino horn has been banned but poachers and smugglers still hunt and kill these gentle creatures to meet the demands of the rhino horn...

In 1925 Sauer, a Dobermann Pinsher, tracked…

In 1925 Sauer, a Dobermann Pinsher, tracked two thieves 160 km (100 miles) across the Great Karroo desert in South Africa just by following their scent.

How Did the Indian Postal Service Start?

Stamp printed by India, shows post office
Although methods of postal delivery varied from one country to another, it is believed that in India, Emperor Chandragupta Maurya who ruled the country between 321-297 BC, was the first to introduce a form of postal communication to dispatch confidential reports to distant posts in his empire.However, the first recorded mention in history is to be found in the...

Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi
Thinker, statesman and nationalist leader, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi not only led his own country to independence but also influenced political activists of many persuasions throughout the world with his methods and philosophy of nonviolent confrontation, or civil disobedience.Born in Porbandar in Gujarat on October 2, 1869, his actions inspired the great Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore to call him "Mahatma"...

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