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The dissolution of the Soviet Union also called as Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) started in the 1980s and ended only in December 1991. The Supreme Soviet's, Declaration number 142-H resulted in the governing independence to the Republics of the USSR which formally dissolved the USSR. But what led to the dissolution of superpower in the world? We mention some of the important events that led to this huge change
They didn't start the #bushfire: 10 images that perfectly capture what the bushfires did to Australia
With over half a billion animals affected, thousands of acres of forest gutted and lives lost, people are saying that this Australian bushfire is the worst calamity to hit us in this lifetime. But the bushfires in Australia have been this devastating for over 200 years and it's the telling impact of climate change that things have gotten this bad. Take a look back at some of the most frightening and heart-warming images of the Australian bushfires:
Remembering Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy: 10 things you probably did not know about this Cardinal from Tamil Nadu
A priest for more than 62 years, a bishop for 52 years, a cardinal for 29 years and the first Tamil Cardinal Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy was called upon by Pope Paul VI in 1971 to serve the Universal Church. Born in Kalleri, Viluppuram District, Tamil Nadu Lourdusamy was close to Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul I, and most especially, with Pope John Paul II and his fellow curial cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and future Pope Benedict XVI. On his 96th birth anniversary, we look back at the milestones the priest set throughout his life. Here are 10 things you might not know about his illustrious career
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Facebook is the website that everyone loves to hate. We all use it, but that doesn’t mean we like it. Sixteen years ago, most people had never heard of Facebook. It was mostly college students using it and there were very few people over the age of 30. Now it’s worldwide and even grandparents (and some great-grandparents) are using it. There are currently more than 1.2 billion users and it is growing rapidly each and every day. This is the Facebook addiction and it’s the reason they will always be the number one social network.
Here are some interesting facts about the social networking giant to celebrate the day it was founded:
Born on March 21, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany, Johannes Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist and violinist who belonged to the Baroque Era. He is one of the most celebrated German musicians of all time. His music continues to echo in contemporary culture. Here are a few films that borrowed from him to capture their stories.
You've probably heard of Human Rights and Civil liberties campaigner Rosa Parks — the original Bus Lady of Alabama — but do you know how much she stood up for equal rights for African-American people at a time when even the law was against them? Check out the reason why Rosa Parks is still an inspiration to Human Rights activists across the world to this very day
Raghuram Rajan was one of the most famous and talked about RBI Governors even before the controversy regarding the much-talked-about demonetisation. Here are 10 things you ought to know about one of the most illustrious Indians of the century:
The Day The Music Died: How a plane crash ended the lives of rock 'n' roll legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens
On February 3, 1959, the music world was shocked when American rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and JP 'The Big Bopper' Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, along with pilot Roger Peterson. February 3, 2020, marks 61 years since the disaster. We look back at the tragic stars and the legacy they left behind:
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