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The Father of Pakistan’s N-bomb Dies of Covid

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The Father of Pakistan's N-bomb Dies of Covid

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Abdul Qadeer Khan, father of Pakistan’s N-bomb dies, his name was often shortened to AQ Khan. He died on Sunday because of the coronavirus he caught last month. He was also involved in a nuclear technology proliferation scam. 

AQ Khan – The Father of Pakistan N-bomb dies of covid 

AQ Khan was attributed as The Father of Pakistan N-bomb dies because of covid. He died on Sunday, 10th October 2021 in a hospital after his lungs collapsed which was infected by the coronavirus he caught last month. 

Khan was of 85 years and was honoured for making a nuclear bomb for Pakistan. He was attributed as a national hero for this achievement.

In 1998, Islamabad had exploded its first nuclear bomb (N-bomb), Khan was leading the Khan Research Laboratories at that time. 

KRL (Khan Research Laboratories) is a uranium enrichment facility situated in Kahuta, near Islamabad and has expanded to many other fields of sciences. It was founded in 1976 after India’s first nuclear test in 1974. He was the chief scientist and director for many years until his removal in 2004.

AQ Khan’s nuclear proliferation scam

AQ Khan lived a very secluded life at his residence in Islamabad’s upscale E-7 neighbourhood. He has lived like this since 2004 after he admitted his role in the nuclear proliferation scam. He also accepted his responsibility in this illegal proliferation of nuclear technology in a televised address. 

He was dismissed from his position by Ex-military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf. He was on house arrest till the year 2009. In a book named ‘ Pakistan’s Nuclear Bomb: A Story of Defiance Deterrence and Deviance ‘ published in 2018, Hassan Abbas highlighted the role of Khan in the proliferation scam. 

Conclusion 

Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan took to Twitter and posted that Dr Khan was loved by the nation for his contribution. He added that it has provided us security against a larger nuclear neighbour referring to India. Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa also said that his contributions were significant.

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1st Cases In Andhra, Chandigarh; India’s Omicron Count Now 38: 10 Points

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Omicron

Omicron cases are increasing and there are cases of Covid-19 variant in Delhi, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. 

There are fresh Omicron patients risen to 38 as 1 each in Chandigarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. 

Top news related to Omicron 

There was the first case in Nagpur, Maharashtra. A 40-year-old man came back from South Africa via Delhi. He was tested positive at the airport on December 6.There was the 18th case of omicron on December 11 and 12.In Kerala’s Ernakulam, a patient returned from the UK via Abu Dhabi and tested positive for Omicron. Till then, he was home quarantined and his family members and other passengers were home quarantined. A 20-year-old who came from Italy tested positive. A man who returned from Ireland to Andhra Pradesh was tested positive for Omicron. Maharashtra has the maximum number of cases.The ICMR unit in Assam has developed a new testing kit to detect Omicron in two hours.The WHO warned the nations of the Asia Pacific region to boost healthcare capacity and full vaccinate their people.

Conclusion 

The Omicron strain is considered to be highly transmissible and it has spread to almost 59 nations.

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India’s Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

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India's Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

Harnaaz Sandhu, a 21 year old from India, represented India at the 70th Miss Universe 2021 which was held at Eilat, Israel. 

In 2000, Lara Dutta won the title of Miss Universe.

She was presented the crown by Andrea Meza,  the former Miss Universe of 2020 from Mexico which was live-streamed all across the world.

The first runner up was from Paraguay and second runner up was from South Africa.

About the Miss Universe event 

In the top three rounds, the contestants were asked what advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?

Harnaaz Sandhu answered this question amazingly. She said the biggest pressure the youth of today is facing,  is to believe in themselves.  To know that you are unique makes you beautiful.  Stop comparing yourselves with others and let’s talk about more important things that are happening worldwide.  Come out and speak for yourself,  because you’re the leader of your life.  You are the voice of your own. I believed in myself and that is why I am standing here today. 

Conclusion 

Her powerful answer made the beauty top 3 of calling for less talk and more action.

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Farmer union to meet the government to decide on further movement

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Farmer union to meet the government to decide on further movement

The proposal from the government which addresses the pending issues has been accepted by farmer unions and the farmer union will be meeting the government on Thursday (9th December 2021) at noon.

Farmer union to meet the government and decide further movement

The farmer union, SKM (Samyukta Kisan Morcha) accepted the government proposal which addresses the pending issues of farmers.

It was on Tuesday (7th December 2021) when the central government sent the draft to the farmer union which is a five-member committee. Sources have indicated that once the final draft of the proposal agreed by both the parties is received by the union, the farmers’ protest which started on 26 November 2020 will end.

The issues listed in the draft were Surety on Minimum Support Price, withdrawal of the draft Electricity Amendments Bill, 2020/2021, withdrawal of criminal cases against the farmers, and also compensation for the families of farmers who died during the protest.

The SKM said that they will be meeting the government at Singhu Border on Thursday at noon to come up with a formal decision and later end the protest.

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