Thursday, January 9, 2020

Quote and News

Quote today:

"The goal of education is to replace an empty mind with an open mind."

Today's News:

National News:

Hundreds of people sat in front of the Jama Masjid in Delhi on Wednesday with candles and posters to protest against the amended citizenship law, NRC and the National Population Register. Residents, mostly from all parts of Old Delhi —Lal Kuan, Gali Kasim, Bhuja Pandi and Ajmeri Gate - participated in the protest, where they also expressed solidarity with the students of the JNU and the Jamia Millia Islamia.

AP News:

Tension prevailed at the Benz Circle, Vijayawada on Wednesday when the police tried to foil the Bus Yatra proposed by the joint action committee (JAC) of Amaravati Parirakshana Samiti to bring awareness on the importance of keeping the capital city at Amaravati.

Business News:

The U.S.' latest attack on Iran could have 'huge' ramifications on the global economy and therefore, business and growth expectations of the tech industry may have to be tempered, said Phil Fersht, chief tech analyst & CEO of U.K.-based HFS Research.

International News:

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives will vote Thursday to prevent President Donald Trump from waging war with Iran after he ordered the killing of a top general, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. Pelosi said that the Democrats will move forward because their concerns were not addressed in a closed-door briefing to lawmakers Wednesday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top officials.

Sports News:

The fifth edition of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) will start on January 20 with P.V. Sindhu's team Hyderabad Hunters taking on Chennai Superstarz in Chennai.
The 2020 edition will have 24 ties to be played in 21 days in four different cities. The tournament will return to Chennai after two years.