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Light up the lives of the Visually Impaired: Shailja Chandar – Finalist for the crown of Haut Monde Mrs India Worldwide 2019

Light up the lives of the Visually Impaired: Shailja Chandar – Finalist for the crown of Haut Monde Mrs. India Worldwide 2019

Shailja-Chandar-finalist-Haut-Monde-Mrs-India-Worldwide-2019Hey! My name’s Shailja Chandar and I am here as a finalist for the crown of Haut Monde Mrs. India Worldwide 2019.

As the saying goes, ‘Charity is the best reflection of beauty’ We at Mrs.India Worldwide believe that everyone has to give back something to our society. By your contribution, someone’s life will change for the better.

Click here to support in the form of generous donations via this campaign and making it a successful, collective effort.

The Rashtriya Blind School and Training Center

The Rashtriya Blind School and Training Center was started in the Najafgarh area of Delhi on August 5, 2002. Given its verdict, the Government of India registered it on 29 August 2003 in the name of Louie Braille Education Society. The main aim of the institution is to create the life of blind students. In this institution, about 400 blind students are studying and studying in different branches.

Light-up-the-lives-of-the-Visually-Impaired-Rashtriya-Blind-SchoolIn these branches, the blind children are provided free of cost meals, lodging, braille education, music education, computer training, candle making, and various training.

It is with this in mind that I have conceived a plan to raise funds in order to sponsor the day-to-day task of running the school.

For more info, I’d wish you to visit www.rbsind.org

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I look forward to seeing your support in the form of generous donations via this campaign and making it a successful, collective effort. Please do share this on your FB wall, Twitter, SMS, Whatsapp and try to make my voice reach to the millions out there!

Together let’s make a difference.

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At 17.5 million, Indian diaspora largest in the world: UN report

At 17.5 million, Indian diaspora largest in the world: UN report

India’s leading country of origin of international migrants with a 17.5 mn strong diaspora, a UN report said.

PTI: India was the leading country of origin of international migrants in 2019 with a 17.5 million strong diaspora, according to new estimates released by the United Nationswhich said the number of migrants globally reached an estimated 272 million.

The International Migrant Stock 2019, a dataset released by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) on September 18, provides the latest estimates of the number of international migrants by age, sex, and origin for all countries and areas of the world.

The estimates are based on official national statistics on the foreign-born or the foreign population obtained from population censuses, population registers or nationally representative surveys.

The report said that the top 10 countries of origin account for one-third of all international migrants. In 2019, with 17.5 million persons living abroad, India was the leading country of origin of international migrants.

Migrants from Mexico constituted the second-largest diaspora (11.8 million), followed by China (10.7 million), Russia (10.5 million), Syria (8.2 million), Bangladesh (7.8 million), Pakistan (6.3 million), Ukraine (5.9 million), the Philippines (5.4 million) and Afghanistan (5.1 million).

India hosted 5.1 million international migrants in 2019, less than 5.2 million in 2015. International migrants as a share of the total population in India was steady at 0.4% from 2010 to 2019.

The country hosted 207,000 refugees, the report said, adding that refugees as a share of international migrants in the country was four percent. Among the international migrants in the country, the female population was 48.8% and the median age of international migrants was 47.1 years.

In India, the highest number of international migrants came from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal.

In 2019, regionally, Europe hosted the largest number of international migrants (82 million), followed by Northern America (59 million) and Northern Africa and Western Asia (49 million).

At the country level, about half of all international migrants reside in just 10 countries, with the United States of America hosting the largest number of international migrants (51 million), equal to about 19% of the world’s total.

Germany and Saudi Arabia host the second and third largest numbers of migrants (13 million each), followed by Russia (12 million), the United Kingdom (10 million), the United Arab Emirates (9 million), France, Canada and Australia (around 8 million each) and Italy (6 million).

The share of international migrants in total population varies considerably across geographic regions with the highest proportions recorded in Oceania (including Australia and New Zealand) (21.2%) and Northern America (16.0%) and the lowest in Latin America and the Caribbean (1.8%), Central and Southern Asia (1.0%) and Eastern and South-Eastern Asia (0.8%).

A majority of international migrants in sub-Saharan Africa (89%), Eastern and South-Eastern Asia (83%), Latin America and the Caribbean (73%), and Central and Southern Asia (63%) originated from the region in which they reside.

By contrast, most of the international migrants that lived in Northern America (98%), Oceania (88%) and Northern Africa and Western Asia (59%) were born outside their region of residence.

UN Under-Secretary-General for DESA Liu Zhenmin said that these data are critical for understanding the important role of migrants and migration in the development of both countries of origin and destination.

Facilitating orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people will contribute much to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The report added that forced displacements across international borders continue to rise.

Between 2010 and 2017, the global number of refugees and asylum seekers increased by about 13 million, accounting for close to a quarter of the increase in the number of all international migrants.

Northern Africa and Western Asia hosted around 46% of the global number of refugees and asylum seekers, followed by sub-Saharan Africa (21%).

Turning to gender composition, women comprise slightly less than half of all international migrants in 2019.

The share of women and girls in the global number of international migrants fell slightly, from 49% in 2000 to 48% in 2019.

The share of migrant women was highest in Northern America (52%) and Europe (51%), and lowest in sub-Saharan Africa (47%) and Northern Africa and Western Asia (36%).

In terms of age, one out of every seven international migrants is below the age of 20 years.

Photo: UNCCD

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Mumbai Airport to change terminals for domestic and international flights from 1 October 2019

Mumbai Airport to change terminals for domestic and international flights from 1 October 2019

In a move aimed at passengers and airlines convenience, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has unified operations all international flights of IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir from Terminal 2.

IndiGo and GoAir domestic flights will operate from Terminal 1 and SpiceJet domestic flights from Terminal 2 of Mumbai Airport.

“Starting October 1, IndiGo and GoAir to operate all domestic flights from T1 and International from T2, while SpiceJet to shift full operation to T2. The structural streamline of airlines initiated for the greater benefit and convenience of the passengers,” said a release from the Mumbai international airport.

“Being one of the busiest airports in India, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has allocated Terminal 1 with terminal boarding bridges for all airlines,” added the release.

“While the Terminal 2 of the airport operates both domestic as well as international flight, the airport currently operates 50 international and 9 domestic airlines. The primary runway at CSMIA handles more than 46 arrivals and departures per hour while the secondary runway has a capacity of 35 flight movements per hour,” it added.

Source Credit: zeenews / Pic courtesy: csia.in

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IndiGo to operate second direct flight from Doha to Hyderabad and Delhi

IndiGo to operate second direct Hyderabad-Doha flight service from 16 Sep 2019.  Flight 6E 1727 will depart Hyderabad at 11.40pm and arrive in Doha at 1.25am the next day. Also on the same day, additional flight service between Delhi-Doha service will commence. Flight 6E 1775 will depart Delhi at 8.20pm and reach Doha at 10 pm. The Doha-Delhi flight (6E 1776), also from September 16, will depart HIA at 11 pm and arrive in Delhi at 5.15am the next day (Current IndiGo Doha-Hyderabad-Doha and Doha-Kochi-Doha Flights

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IndiGo to launch additional flights from Doha to Delhi and Hyderabad

IndiGo to launch additional flights from Doha to Delhi and Hyderabad

Indian carrier IndiGo will launch additional flights between Doha and two Indian cities from next month, it is learnt.

The airline will operate a second direct flight each to Delhi and Hyderabad, according to information available on its website and local newspaper reports.

The second direct Hyderabad-Doha service will commence on September 16. Flight 6E 1727 will depart Hyderabad at 11.40pm and arrive in Doha at 1.25am the next day.

The Doha-Hyderabad flight (6E 1731), starting September 17, will depart Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA) at 2.25am and reach Hyderabad at 9.05am.

The second direct Delhi-Doha service will also begin on September 16. Flight 6E 1775 will depart Delhi at 8.20pm and reach Doha at 10 pm. The Doha-Delhi flight (6E 1776), also from September 16, will depart HIA at 11 pm and arrive in Delhi at 5.15am the next day.

IndiGo (InterGlobe Aviation Limited) is an Indian low-cost airline and the largest airline in India by passengers carried and fleet size. It is also the largest individual Asian low-cost carrier in terms of jet fleet size and passengers carried with a 48.1% domestic market share as of June 2019. It is the seventh-largest carrier in Asia with over 46 million passengers carried in 2017. The airline operates flights to 66 destinations – 51 domestic and 15 international. It has its primary hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.

Current IndiGo Doha-Hyderabad-Doha and Doha-Kochi-Doha Flights:

  • Doha to Hyderabad: Leaves from Doha at 22:00 (10 pm Qatar time) and land in Hyderabad at 05:00 (5 am IST) next day
  • Hyderabad to Doha: Leaves from Hyderabad at 07:15 (07.15 am IST) and land in Doha at 09:30 (09:30 am Qatar time)
  • Doha to Kochi: Leaves from Doha at 10:30 (10.30 am Qatar time) and land in Kochi at 17:40 (05:40 pm IST)
  • Kochi to Doha: Leaves from Kochi at 18:50 (6.50 pm IST) and land in Doha at 21:00 (9 pm IST) next day
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Sushma Swaraj Former External Affairs Minister Passes Away

Sushma Swaraj Former External Affairs Minister Passes Away at 67 After Heart Attack

RIP Sushma Swaraj |’We will miss you’

Sushma Swaraj, former external affairs minister, and senior BJP leader, passed away on Tuesday night. She was 67. Sushma Swaraj was one of the rare loved politicians across party lines. The senior BJP leader was brought to AIIMS around 9:30 pm and was straight away taken to the emergency ward. AIIMS doctors said she died of a cardiac arrest.

Undoubtedly she was one of the best external affairs minister India had. During her tenure as Foreign Minister, she had developed a reputation of an approachable minister, often helping Indians facing troubles related to passports and visas.

A seven-time MP Swaraj did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and chose to sit out of the government this year on account of her health.

“A glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end. India grieves the demise of a remarkable leader who devoted her life to public service and bettering lives of the poor. Sushma Swaraj ji was one of her kind, who was a source of inspiration for crores of people,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a series of tweets.

Swaraj had put out a tweet in the evening congratulating Prime Modi after the Centre’s move to revoke special status for Jammu and Kashmir

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Chandrayaan 2 – ISRO rescheduled launch on 22 July 2019 at 14:43 IST

Chandrayaan 2 – ISRO rescheduled launch on 22 July 2019 at 14:43

Chandrayaan 2, India’s mission to the moon is now rescheduled to launch on 22nd of July 2019.

It is scheduled to lift at 14:43 IST on Monday, 22 July 2019. It will be launched from the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), Sriharikota as stated on ISRO website on Saturday.

Chandrayaan  2 launch was called off earlier due to technical issues noticed just an hour the launch on 15th of July 2019.

Scientists have praised the ISRO team on their swift action taken rather than hurrying into a major issue.

After the call off, the expert team analyzed the issue in the GSLV Mark III rocket which caused the issue. Also, they have suggested action to fix. It was told that the hitch was found when liquid-propellant was being loaded in the rocket’s indigenous cryogenic upper stage engine. All technical issues are fixed and set to lift tomorrow.

It will take 48 days for Chandrayaan 2 to complete the task of the moon landing as stated by ISRO. After the successful launch, India will be the 4th country to do a soft landing on the Moon. The US, Russia, and China are the 3 countries who have achieved this so far. We wish all the best to the ISRO team and proud of being an Indian.

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Chandrayaan 2 – India’s unmanned Moon mission ready to take off tomorrow 15 July 2019

Chandrayaan 2 – India’s unmanned Moon mission ready to take off tomorrow 15 July 2019

Almost after 10 years since Chandrayaan 1 (Oct 2008) was launched, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch Chandrayaan 2. Chandra – Moon and Yaan – a vehicle is Chandrayaan, the Lunar Vehicle.

Chandrayaan-2 will be launched tomorrow, 15th July 2019 at 2:51 am IST from Sriharikota’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre. It will be depositing a lander and rover on the surface of the Moon. Also, India will become the 4th country to soft land on the lunar surface.

ISRO Live streaming of the launch by can be viewed on the below online and TV channel. (It will be available from 2.21 am IST on 15th July 2019 which is 30 minutes before the launch)

Chandrayaan 2 aboard a GSLV Rocket (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle). It is not just a proof of India’s growth in space but also it inspires the next generation scientists and engineers.

The new mission will consist of an orbiter, a lander, and a rover. The orbiter will perform the mapping from an altitude of 100 kilometers (62 miles), while the lander will make a soft landing on the surface and send out the rover, reported the Indian Space Research Organization.

On ISRO’s website, it stated that “The payloads will collect scientific information on lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, lunar exosphere and signatures of hydroxyl and water-ice,”. Also, ISRO stated that the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter will circle the moon and provide information about its surface.

Objectives of Chandrayaan 2:

  • Make a soft landing on the unmapped surface of the Moon on the South Pole.
  • The first time any mission touched down so far from the equator
  • Experiments that will be conducted to study the lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, the lunar exosphere and signs for hydroxyl – a molecule involving hydrogen and oxygen which has, among other things, significance when it comes to the search for extraterrestrial life – and water ice on the lunar surface. 

Image Credit: indiatoday.in

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Dutee Chand – The first Indian woman athlete to clinch a gold in 100 m global event

Dutee Chand – The first Indian woman athlete to clinch a gold in 100 m global event

The 23-year-old Sprinter Dutee Chand from Odisha bagged a Gold medal in the ongoing World University Games in Naples. Created a history of becoming the first Indian women athlete to win gold in the 100 m global event. No Indian had qualified for 100 metre final so far in the history of University Games before. Also, this is the first Gold medal in this edition of World University Games in Naples, Italy.

Dutee Chand achieved this by completing the 100 metre in just 11.32 seconds.

She also holds the national record for 100 m with 11.24 seconds. She qualified for the finals with 11.41 seconds in the 100 m sprint at the 30th Summer University Games in Naples, Italy.

President of India Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and also Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Dutee on her achievement. QatarIndians.com team on behalf of all the Indians in Qatar congratulate the fastest women of India on her achievement.

Dutee Chand said in her reaction after her win that, “I am happy to become the first girl ever to win gold for India in the World University Games. I dedicate this medal to my university KIIT, its founder Professor Samantaji, who has stood by me during my bad days, and the people of Odisha. I also thank CM Naveen Patnaik for all his support, my parents and my coach for their blessings,

Dutee Chand tweeted her picture with the medal that

“Pull me down, I will come back stronger,”

Image Credit: Asian Age

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Tour Singapore with your family for just QR 4748 per person – 6 days and 7 Nights

Tour Singapore with your family for just QR 4748 per person – 6 days and 7 Nights
No of pax: 04 Adults
Date of check-in 9th August 2019
No of Nights: 6 Nights

Inclusions:

Hotel: Siloso Beach Resort Sentosa (4 stars) Or Similar. 
Check-In: 09 Aug 2019
Check Out: 12 Aug 2019
Room(s): 01 Superior * Breakfast Inclusive X 3 Nights
Hotel: (5 stars) or similar 
Check-In: 12 Aug 2019
Check Out: 15 Aug 2019
Room: 01 Deluxe * Breakfast Inclusive X 3 Nights

Tours:

  • Night Safari (Animal Show + Fire Show + Tram Ride)
  • Jurong Bird Park
  • Singapore River Cruise
  • Experiential Singapore Tour With Flyer with Guide
  • Sentosa Basic (4D Marvel + Cable Car Sky pass – One Way + Madam Tussauds & Images Of
  • Singapore + Wings Of Time (08.40 Pm) + S.E.A. Aquarium
  • Universal Studios
  • Gardens By The Bay & Sands Sky Park Combo

Transfers:

  • Inter Transfer (Private basis) – (Undefined) to (Undefined)
  • (1) Arrival / (1) Departure Transfers (Private basis)
  • Tour Transfer (Private basis) – Experiential Singapore Tour With Flyer, Gardens By The Bay & Sands

Sky Park Combo, Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, Singapore River Cruise
Note: Sentosa & Universal are on Tickets only, as a guest would be staying in Sentosa.
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Terms and Conditions

  • Prices subject to change is the Hotel is different.
  • International flights not included. Option to travel from India.
  • Option to include 2 days Singapore Cruise.
  • Quote based on Minimum of 4 guests traveling together.
  • Marina Bay Sands rates are dynamic.
  • Remark: The Refundable Security Deposit will be charged at the Hotel at the time of
    check-in from the guest

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Airfare
  • Visa
  • Tour Manager
  • Personal Expenditure
  • Anything not mentioned in TOUR COST INCLUDES list
  • Expenses of personal nature, such as Laundry, telephone calls, mini-bar bills, etc.
  • Any other tours apart from those listed under inclusions
  • Convention/conference/peak season surcharge, if any.
  • Any special request such as early check-in / late check-out is subject to availability upon arrival and solely depends on hotel discretion.
  • Bedding is subject to availability at the time of check-in. We can only pass remarks to the hotel.
Note: Hotel room rates and AIRLINE FARE are subject to availability at the time of booking. Current available dates are as mentioned in the costing (subject to fluctuation).
Remarks: 
  • Gardens By The Bay (Cloud Dome) close-out dates: 17-Dec, 14-Jan, 11-Feb, 04-Mar, 08-Apr.
  • Gardens By The Bay (Forest Dome) close-out dates: 18-Dec, 15-Jan, 12-Feb, 05-Mar, 09-Apr.
  • Change in SIC Timings for Gardens By The Bay & Sands Sky park tour from 15th Feb onwards :
    05pm to 08:15pm.

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World Cup 2019 – India vs New Zealand – Repeat of 2008 U19 World Cup Semifinal

World Cup 2019 – India vs New Zealand – Repeat of 2008 U19 World Cup Semifinal

Top-ranked Team India will take on 4th placed New Zealand in the first semi-final of World Cup 2019. Ind vs NZ semifinal match will be held on Tuesday the 9th of July. It is India’s 7th World cup semi-final in Cricket World Cup. Also, this will be the 8th world cup semifinal for the New Zealand team.

India captain Virat Kohli and New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson have captained the respective team on 2008 Under 19 World Cup semi-final. Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Ravindra Jadeja were also played in that U-19 semi.

India’s win over Sri Lanka helped India to top the points table ahead of Australia. 1st Semifinal will be held in Manchester between India and New Zealand.  Australia will face 3rd positioned England on the 11th of July at Birmingham.

World Cup 2019: Will India repeat 2018 U19 World Cup Semifinal

QatarIndians.com team on behalf of all the Indians living in Qatar wishes Team India to repeat the win over New Zealand in the first semi-finals of ICC Cricket World Cup at Manchester on July 9.

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Scam Alert: Ooredoo reminds customers against ongoing scams

Ooredoo has once again reminded its valuable customers to be alert against ongoing scams plaguing the industry. Also, it has offered advice on actions to take if fraud is suspected.

Ooredoo has confirmed that no personal details would ever be requested from customers via a phone call, SMS or emails, and advised that its WhatsApp account is only responsive, and so it will never initiate any contact.

Young Qatari Duo plans to supply fuel to consumer doorsteps: i-fuel

I-fuel has won the recently held ‘Al-Fikra Challenges Award’ – a competition organised by the Qatar Development Bank for entrepreneurs to find solutions to some of the challenges that can be turned into business ideas and projects that can serve the country.

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