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#DidYouKnow that the modern version of badminton originated in ‘Poona’, or Pune in Maharashtra? It was a pastime for bored British army officers, their families and friends, and was first played in the backyards of their sprawling bungalows. 1/7
#Badminton #sports
Invented in the mid-19th century, badminton was named ‘Poona’ after the city of its origin. But its earliest version goes back 2,000 years to a game called jeu de volant, played in #Greece and #China. Here, a shuttle-like object was smacked with the feet. 2/7
In Poona, #British officers changed the sport radically by introducing a net to divide the court. They also used a leather shuttlecock, which they hit with wooden racquets. This version of the game was first played in 1867. 3/7 #Indianhistory
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#DidYouKnow that the Nassak #Diamond, one of the 20 greatest diamonds in the world, is named after the city of Nashik in Maharashtra? Emerging from the famed Golconda mines, it adorned the crown of Lord Shiva in the Trimbakeshwar #Temple near Nashik. 1/4
#jewellery #minerals
As with most of the world’s most valuable #gems, the Nassak too has a dramatic story. It was originally with the #Mughals, who acquired it during their conquest of Golconda in the 17th century. Then they surrendered it as war booty to the #Marathas. 2/4
The Nassak was probably donated to the Trimbakeshwar temple by the Peshwas. In 1817, it was removed by Peshwa Bajirao II, who kept it in his personal treasure. Bajirao II surrendered it to the #British, who seized it when they defeated the Marathas a year later. 3/4
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ASIRT is the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team which Investigates events where serious injury or death may have been caused by police and serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.

ASIRT has jurisdiction over all municipal police officers and Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Alberta, and for all complaints whether on or off duty related.

ASIRT is made up of 11 civilian investigators (ex-cops) and 11 current sworn police officers. Calgary Police Chief Mark Neufeld is one of the agencies founders.

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Ethos Ltd. is India’s largest luxury and premium watch retail player?
The co. has 13% share in the total retail sales in premium and luxury segment and a share of 20% when seen in exclusively luxury segment in FY20.
#ethos #ipo
1)It has 50 stores are spread across 17 cities. Ethos has also opened Boutiques in partnership with prominent market leading brands like Rolex.
2)On the co.'s website, visitors can research about the latest watch launches, reviews and choose from over 7,000 premium, bridge to luxury, luxury & high luxury watches across 50 brands and as of Dec 31, 2021, their website had 21,844,216 number of visitor sessions.
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#Didyouknow... the nuclear energy industry is one of the few industries with a security program that's regulated by the federal government.

The @NRCgov 🇺🇸holds nuclear power plants to the highest security standards of any American industry.
#NuclearPowerPlants are very robust structures that are very difficult to penetrate. The combination of these structures, a well-armed professional security force, strict access controls, & multiple backup safety systems provides layer-upon layer of safety and security.
Security measures are based on three concentric circles, with the level of security increasing as one gets closer to the reactor.

Check it out! 👇 Image
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Science or sorcery? The #IronPillar of Delhi had everyone stumped for ages, till scientists solved its metallurgical mystery. The question was: how could an iron pillar be exposed to Delhi’s heat, dust, cold and rains for 1,600 years without the slightest trace of rust? 1/6 Image
Standing in the Qutb Complex, the #IronPillar is a 4th century CE, Gupta-era monument. An inscription in #Sanskrit and the Brahmi script reveals that it was erected by King Chandra (probably Chandragupta II) and that it celebrates his victories in battle. 2/6
But #DidYouKnow that the #IronPillar was originally erected in Udayagiri, in Vidisha, in present-day Madhya Pradesh? It is said to have been brought to #Delhi as a trophy by Sultan Iltutmish (r. 1211 - 1236) of the Slave Dynasty, after he conquered Vidisha. But there’s more. 3/6 Image
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Nigeria (@NNPCgroup) and Morocco (#ONHYM) are teaming together to build the longest offshore pipeline in the world and second longest pipeline in the world.

It will carry gas from Nigeria to Morocco (& Europe), running across 11 West African countries.

The Agreement for the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) was originally signed by the two countries when President @MBuhari paid a State Visit to Morocco in June 2018.

Remember that Visit that birthed this famous photo? (See #PMBinMorocco for details).
“26 April 2022: We've been awarded a contract to provide main front-end engineering design (FEED Phase II) services for the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) project. The engineering study is progressing in accordance with the initial project planning.” — @Worley_ECR
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Rainbow Children’s Medicare Ltd (RCML) is a leading multi-specialty pediatric, obstetrics & gynecology hospital and had the highest number of hospital beds amongst players in the maternity and pediatric healthcare delivery sector, as of Mar 31, 2021 in India?
1)The co. has 14 hospitals and 3 clinics operating in 6 cities, with a total bed capacity of 1,500 beds, as of Sept 30, 2021.
2)Their core specialties are pediatrics, which includes newborn and pediatric intensive care, pediatric multi-specialty services, pediatric quaternary care (including multi organ transplants); and obstetrics and gynecology, which includes normal and complex obstetric care.
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@BetoORourke - The #RioGrandeValley #RGV is turning RED because the GOP did NOT want the people focused on #Covid! So they focused all the RGV ills on the wall…#DidYouKnow that The RGV has suffered tremendous # of deaths? Why? Because the GOP told them not to focus on Covid!
GOP did this to support Trumps narrative-that Covid was no big deal when he knew it was deadly SO he focused on the WALL!

#RGV Counties Covid Deaths
• Cameron 2,021 (1 out of 209 people)
• Hidalgo 3,515 (1 out of 223)
• Starr 364 (1 out of 178)
• Willacy (1 out of 164)
Abbott followed Trump’s lead because #Texans were dying! Wall & then National Guard to direct attention from Covid deaths in #RGV!

Here’s a stark contrast: I live in Fort Bend County & the FBC deaths are (1 out of 657 people) 3-4 times less! Why?
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Masih bingung pernikahan beda agama di Indonesia?? Gimana yaa sistemnyaa?!🤔 Kita kupas satu-satu yukk!

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Hallo, InspiraZen! Sebelum kita mulai pembahasan #DidYouKnow kali ini, Minspira mau tanya dulu nih. Kalian udah tau belum sih sistem pernikahan beda agama di Indonesia? Minspira liat-liat, masih banyak masyarakat umum yang bingung loh terkait hal ini 🤨
Menurut pasal 1 UU nomor 1 tahun 1974 tentang Perkawinan ⚖️, definisi dari perkawinan yaitu:
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34th #StateHouseBriefing, by Arc Olamilekan Adegbite, Minister @fmmsdngr, starting now.

Highlights from the Minister’s Presentation:

Nigeria has 44 identified minerals in more than 500 locations across the country

2016 @fmmsdngr Roadmap designated 7 of these as ‘strategic’ minerals: Coal, Iron Ore, Bitumen, Gold, Limestone, Lead-Zinc, Barite.

HM @fmmsdngr: We have granted Licenses to 3 companies to build gold refineries in Nigeria, and 1 of these companies will also build a modern Mineral Buying Center.

Today, large-scale gold production has commenced in Nigeria, in Osun State
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#OnThisDay in 1857, an Indian sepoy in Bengal fired a bullet that would ricochet across the subcontinent and all the way to England. He was Mangal Pandey and he was protesting new bullet cartridges that offended the religious sentiments of Indian sepoys in the army.
Two months later, sepoys in Meerut rebelled for the same reason, triggering the Revolt of 1857, a turning point in Indian history. It was the most powerful revolt against the British in India but not the first. A thread on other revolts against British rule in the subcontinent.
In the Benares Rebellion of 1781, Maharaja Chait Singh refused to contribute cavalry and money to Governor-General Warren Hastings. The conflict led to the death of 200 sepoys and British officers. This emboldened zamindars in Bihar to refuse to pay revenue to the British.
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She was an early feminist in Hindi literature and one of the four pillars of the Chhayawadi or Neo-Romanticism movement (1918-1938). She was Mahadevi Verma and she was born #OnThisDay in 1907. Image
Verma was fearless. She walked out of her child marriage and lived as an ascetic. Her works, such as Shrinkhla Ki Kadhiyaan and Neerja, mirrored the pitiable social status of Indian women. In her essay Hindu Stree Ka Patnitva, she compared marriage to slavery.
Verma was called a ‘Modern Meera’, who expressed the beauty of romance in her work. She laid the foundation of the Neo-Romanticism era of Hindi literature, along with Suryakant Tripathi ‘Nirala’, Jaishankar Prasad and Sumitranandan Pant.
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Every year, 22nd March is observed as World Water Day.

It is being observed since 1993.

This day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water.

It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis.
The genesis of this idea of observing World Water Day was United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro took place in 1992.

In 1992, UNGA adopted a resolution for observing World Water Day.

1st World Water Day was observed in 1993.
Theme 2022: Groundwater: Making invisible visible.


Almost all of the liquid freshwater in the world is groundwater.

About 40 percent of all the water used for irrigation comes from aquifers.
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Heartfelt homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a champion of human rights and freedom, on his birth anniversary. His ideals continue to inspire millions across the world.
#LiberationofBangladesh #MuktiJudho #Maitree
Congratulations to the people of Bangladesh on their National Day. The proclamation of Independence by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman this very day in 1971 is a moment in history that paved the way for the Liberation of Bangladesh.
#LiberationofBangladesh #MuktiJudho #Maitree
বাংলাদেশের জনগণকে তাদের জাতীয় দিবসে অভিনন্দন। ১৯৭১ সালের এই দিনেই বঙ্গবন্ধু শেখ মুজিবুর রহমানের স্বাধীনতার ঘোষণা ইতিহাসের একটি মুহূর্ত যা বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতার পথ প্রশস্ত করেছিল।
#LiberationofBangladesh #MuktiJudho #Maitree ImageImageImage
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While the Portuguese, British, Dutch and French have left a firm colonial footprint across India, there is another European power that settled in India but is barely remembered. #DidYouKnow that the Danes had colonies in India and traded from here for more than 200 years? Image
The three most notable former Danish colonies in India are Tranquebar, now Tharangambadi in coastal Tamil Nadu; Serampore, on the Hooghly, near Kolkata; and the Nicobar Islands – all of them on the east coast of India, then called the Coromandel Coast.
The Danes kept a low profile in India. They had no military presence & did not expand territorially. The secret to their longevity here was their policy of neutrality. They traded as a neutral power to avoid confrontation & getting dragged into wars with stronger powers.
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Sarus crane (Grus antigone): Image
1. It is the tallest flying bird in the world standing 152-156 cm tall with a wingspan of 240cm.

2. It is known to mate for life with a single partner, its breeding season coincides with heavy rainfall in the monsoon.

Image credit: RoundClass Sustain. Image
3. It is a social creature, found mostly in pairs or small groups of three or four.

4. Physical Appearance: It has a predominantly grey plumage with a naked redhead and upper neck and pale red legs.
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Since Venus is the only planet in the solar system named after a female god (the Roman goddess of beauty and love), it is only apt that its craters are named exclusively after important women. Among these are three Indians. Here’s why you should know who they were #womensday
The Joshee Crater is named after Anandi Joshi (1865-1887), one of India’s first women physicians. Despite severe resistance from the orthodoxy in India, Joshi acquired a degree in Western medicine from the Women’s College of Pennsylvania in the USA.
Joshi decided to study medicine when her 10-day old son died due to lack of medical care. She was only a teenager, but she dreamt big – and achieved her goal. Joshi died of tuberculosis at age 21.
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None of the 30 @NATO countries have any twitter handle like @NATOinUkraine. A special aspiration of @NATO to bring @Ukraine under their fold. Twitter handle created back in 2015 - long term game. What does Ukraine have that @NATO was so eager towards @Ukraine? Image
Current 30 countries by year of joining @NATO 30 Nato Countries by year o...
A map of how @NATO expanded in europe… Image
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#DidYouKnow? Green bonds (also called climate bonds) are a relatively new asset class through which the proceeds of the debt instrument are invested in specific projects that will either mitigate the causes of climate change and/or help to adapt to the effects of climate change.
A “green” or “climate” label indicates a commitment to exclusively use the proceeds of the bond to finance or re-finance green projects, assets or business activities. A climate action taxonomy is used to classify and assess projects that are eligible for green bonds.
The Phase 1 of @NigeriaGov's #EnergizingEducationProgramme (EEP) is being funded through the Green Bond. The EEP is a programme designed to provide sustainable and clean power supply to Federal Universities and University Teaching Hospitals across Nigeria.
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That death certificates during the pandemic were misleading and made families believe that death happened due to Covid-19.

The confusion lied in either of the following terms being stamped on DC.

1. Died from Covid.
2. Died with Covid.

1) Died "From" Covid: Person had tested positive (under CT threshold that has now been reduced) & died due to Covid with or without doctors underlining other health issues.

2. Died "WITH" Covid: The test was done pre or post death and the cause of death may not be Covid
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Set a reminder for 01.22.22 @ 2 PM Negotiating your Worth: Salary & Benefits #careerfireside hosted by @akin_oluseun and I. Come get practical tips & strategies to effectively negotiate your next offer! #TechIsHiring #blackinfinance #blacktechtwitter #womenintech #negotiation Image
(1/7) Here is a thread of reasons why you should #negotiate your WORTH:

#didyouknow women in the U.S. who work full time, year round are paid $0.82 for every dollar paid to men? ( @EqualPayToday )

#womenintech #womeninbusiness #techishiring #careerfireside #diversityintech
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Magma Housing Fiannce Ltd (MHF) is a national scale affordable housing financing company with a presence across 16 states?

The company enetered in to General Insurance business through Magma HDI General Insurance Company, a joint venture with HDI
Global SE.
1)The HDI Global SE brand, is a part of Hannover based Talanx group, the 3rd largest German insurance Group operating in around 150 countries in the world.
2)In 2012-13, Magma launched loans for Mortgaged Finance following the acquisition of the mortgage business of GE India.
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Gujarat Pipavav is a South-West Gujarat based port with an MNC
promoter (APM Terminals–Maersk Group)?
It lies at a strategic international maritime location, which connects India with the Far East on the one side and MiddleEast, Africa, Europe & US on the other.
1)GPPL’s revenues has experienced subdued growth of 4.2% CAGR to Rs.734 cr over FY18-21 due to the pandemic, driven by:
• Container cargo revenues degrowing at 3.4% CAGR to Rs.392 cr (17.1% volume CAGR to 748 mn TEU),
2)• Liquid cargo revenues degrowing at 2.4% CAGR to Rs.85 cr (12.3% volume CAGR decline to 0.7 mn MT), and
• Dry bulk cargo revenues growing at 24.2% CAGR to Rs.165 cr (19.9% volume CAGR to 3.1 mn MT).
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