Keeping up with the news just got easy! With FUCHSIA’s Bite-sized news, you’ll always know what’s going on in Pakistan and around the world. This week in the news, Pakistan gets a new national anthem, Asia is under threat from Monkeypox, Babar Azam continues to stay at the top and napping may lead to higher health risks. Read on to find out all the news you’ve missed this week.
Pakistanis Await The New Version Of National Anthem On 14th August
To mark the 75th Anniversary of the Independence of Pakistan, the Steering Committee for the Re-recording of the National Anthem of Pakistan looks forward to its official release by the Government of Pakistan on 14th August 2022. In planning to produce new vocal and instrumental versions of the unchanged original words and composition, the Steering Committee applied an all-inclusive, gender-balanced approach and enlisted vocalists from diverse regional, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, from all religious faiths and musical genres. It is intended that the re-recording in 2022 becomes an occasion to bring together the rich diversity of the nation to express the unique national identity and solidarity of the people of Pakistan.
‘Prior to the recording, all the selected 155 vocalists, including well-known artists, were mentored and rehearsed, and an artist kit was shared with them. This contained lyrics, translations and pronunciation guides. It was imperative that the re-recording of the National Anthem of Pakistan was rendered correctly while maintaining its historic sanctity and rich legacy’, stated the Steering Committee in a statement released to news outlets.
Khatam-e-Nabuwat Oath Made Compulsory During Nikah
According to news sources, a meeting of the provincial cabinet was held under the chairmanship of Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi that approved an amendment to the West Pakistan Rules under Muslim Family Laws Ordinance 1961. A clause has been added with the amendment wherein the groom and bride would have to take an oath to testify their belief in the finality of Prophethood (PBUH) at the time of Nikah.
Meet Pakistan’s First Hindu Woman DSP
Manisha Ropeta is in the news this week for being Pakistan’s first female Hindu DSP! She cleared the competitive examination of the Sindh Public Service Commission in April 2021. Before qualifying for the tough competition, she did MA in English from Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center. Ms Ropeta has been posted as an under-training officer in Lyari.
Dubai’s Crown Prince Thanks Pakistani For Being A Good Samaritan
Dubai Crown PrinceSheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum surprised a Pakistani ex-pat, Abdul Ghafoor by giving him a call. Ghafoor, who is a delivery rider, impressed Sheikh Hamdan with his act of kindness that was posted by someone on social media. In the viral video, he was seen removing two concrete bricks from busy traffic. Sheikh Hamdan then posted the video on his own official Twitter account in order to find the Good Samaritan. ‘You are one of a kind. We will meet soon!’, his story read. Soon the news became viral and the rest is history!
Holy Kaaba’s Kiswa Changed For The First Time In Muharram
In accordance with the annual tradition, the cloth of the Holy Kaaba, Kiswa, was replaced by the staff of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet Mosque on Saturday, at the start of the new Islamic year. It is for the first time that Kiswa was replaced on the first of the holy month of Muharram as it used to be installed on the morning of Dhul Hijjah 9 during Hajj.
UN Chief Warns Nuclear Annihilation Just One Miscalculation Away
The world is one misstep from devastating nuclear war and in peril not seen since the Cold War, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned. ‘We have been extraordinarily lucky so far…humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation, he stated. His remarks came at the opening of a conference for countries signed up to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Almost every nation on Earth is signed up to the NPT, including the five biggest nuclear powers. But among the handful of states never to sign are four known or suspected to have nuclear weapons: India, Israel, North Korea and Pakistan. Secretary General Guterres said the “luck” the world had enjoyed so far in avoiding a nuclear catastrophe may not last – and urged the world to renew a push towards eliminating all such weapons.
Asia’s First Monkeypox Death Confirmed In India
The World Health Organization declared the Monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency on July 23. The 22-year-old Indian man died on Saturday, Kerala’s revenue minister told news reporters, adding that the government had isolated 21 people who had come in contact with him. This was the first known death from Monkeypox in Asia.
Sprite Ditches Iconic Green Packaging Afer 60 Years
For more than 60 years, the soft drink Sprite has come packaged in iconic green bottles. Now, that era has come to an end. Starting from August 1, by bottling Sprite in clear plastic, Coca-Cola says, the bottles will be able to be recycled more times. One goal, the company says, is to increase the supply of recycled plastic that the company can then use to make future bottles. Sprite’s green plastic bottles were already recyclable. But coloured plastic bottles are typically separated from clear plastic bottles during the recycling process in order to keep the recycled plastic from becoming discoloured, the company said. The green Sprite bottles were more often recycled into things like clothes and carpeting, which are more difficult to recycle again.
Jehanara Nabi & Bisma Khan Win At Commonwealth Games 2022
Jehanara Nabi and Bisma Khan become the first Pakistanis to win at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in the 100m freestyle swimming category! Jehanara Nabi clocked 1:01.51 in women’s 100m freestyle, improving her own national record which previously was 1:02.05, though she finished 40 out of 55 and could not qualify for the next stage.
Will You Run For Pakistan?
Run for Pakistan is an athletic event that aims to give Pakistanis a gratifying experience of Independence Day. You set yourself a goal: 21.1km, 14km, 7km or 1km. You train for that goal. You set out to achieve that goal together with your fellow countrymen. At the end of the day, part of what you have paid goes to a charitable cause. There are three ways to participate in this year’s Run for Pakistan: Primary Run, Delegated Run and Virtual Run. All three Runs offer participants a choice between four distances: 21.1k(half-marathon), 14k, 7k and 1k. The Primary Run is the flagship event that takes place in Karachi. Delegated Runs are held in different cities outside Karachi. These events are led by officially appointed Run for Pakistan ambassadors. The Virtual Run accommodates all those who cannot make it in-person to an event. These individuals can run their chosen distance anytime, anywhere on the 14th of August and track it using our mobile application.
All You Need To Know About The Hundred 2022
This August is going to be very exciting for all cricket fans! The Hundred is an action-packed, unmissable, 100-ball cricket competition that will leave you hooked to your seats. It features world-class players and huge names from all over the world. Eight men’s and women’s teams will go head-to-head over the summer.
Here’s how it works: It’s 100 balls per innings, meaning every ball will be crucial. Whoever scores the most runs wins The fielding side change ends after 10 balls. Bowlers deliver either five or 10 consecutive balls. Up to the captain’s decision. Each bowler can deliver a maximum of 20 balls per game. Each bowling side gets a strategic timeout of up to two and a half minutes. The coach can walk out to the middle of the ground and discuss tactics with their players during the timeout. A 25-ball power play is given to each team. The power play is the first 25 balls of the innings. Two fielders are allowed outside of the initial 30-yard circle during the power play.
The men’s competition begins on August 3rd, 2022 while the women’s competition begins on August 11th, 2022 with the final taking place on September 3rd, 2022. Pakistanis are in for a surprise because now you can watch The Hundred series live on multiple OTT platforms within Pakistan as well, such as – Tapmad, Daraz, BSports, etc.
Babar Azam Is On A Roll
This week in the news, Babar Azam becomes the first Pakistani to score 1,000 runs as captain in each format of the game! Not only that, but he also entered into the Top 3 of the ICC rankings across all formats! He crossed Steve Smith(Australian Batsman) to come in the top 3, he is only behind Joe Root and Marnus Labuschagne. Babar – the No. 1 batter in ODIs and T20Is – moved to No. 3 in Tests for the first time in his 41-match career in the latest update of the ICC rankings.
Pakistani Scientists Develop Revolutionary Low-Cost Anti-Bacterial Fabric
A team of Pakistani researchers has developed a low-cost antibacterial fabric that can be used in wound dressing, lab coats, masks and various types of packaging materials. The team led by Saadat Majeed, Associate Professor-Division of Analytical Chemistry at the Bahauddin Zakariya University in Multan, tested the eco-friendly Chitosan and silver nanoparticles modified fabric for four common types of bacteria. The fabric was very effective in preventing microbial contamination. The research appeared in Nature, a prestigious science journal. In laboratory experiments, when compared to normal fabric, the antibacterial patch showed 85 per cent efficacy to kill the bacteria and prevented further spreading it to the other parts as a colony. The results showed that the fabric treatment method has the potential to be used for hospital fabrics, masks, and food packaging materials. More specific trials are underway
Smart Glasses That Make Conversations Easier For Deaf People
XRAI Glass are a pair of smart glasses that allow deaf people to see what the other person is saying. They use augmented reality and convert audio into captions that appear in front of the eyes of those who wear the glasses. CEO Dan Scarfe said that they were proud of the “innovative technology” that would help those who have hearing loss.
Can Napping Regularly Have Adverse Effects On Yor Health
People who often nap have a greater chance of developing high blood pressure and having a stroke, a large new study has found. Study participants who typically napped during the day were 12% more likely to develop high blood pressure over time and were 24% more likely to have a stroke compared with people who never napped. If the person was younger than age 60, napping most days raised the risk of developing high blood pressure by 20%.
“This may be because, although taking a nap itself is not harmful, many people who take naps may do so because of poor sleep at night. Poor sleep at night is associated with poorer health, and naps are not enough to make up for that,” said clinical psychologist Michael Grandner in a statement.
Scientists Considering Dimming The Sun To Battle Climate Change
In efforts to fight climate change, a few years ago some scientists proposed the absurd idea of “dimming the Sun”. In theory, it would work by placing reflective particles into the Earth’s atmosphere which would reflect solar light. While the idea was not given much attention previously, it is now being given more thought. A researcher on the risks of climate “geoengineering”, Emmi Yonekura believes even this plan can work only if emissions are cut down. However, the risks of dimming the Sun are high. It can cause unpredictable changes.
BTS To Take Center Stage At FIFA 2022
Popular boy band BTS will reportedly be participating in the 2022 FIFA World Cup’s song project as the global brand ambassadors for Hyundai Motors. The group will be a part of Team Century’, which the brand’s ‘Team of the Century’ campaign is reportedly promoting. The song collaboration project that BTS is said to be a part of, will be released in the second half of the year while the 2022 FIFA World Cup officially begins from November 21 and will continue till December 18.
Shakira Faces Jail Time For Tax Fraud In Spain
According to news outlets, prosecutors in Barcelona are demanding a fine of nearly 24 million euros ($24.5 million) from Shakira, whom they accuse of defrauding the Spanish tax office out of 14.5 million euros on income earned between 2012 and 2014. The singer rejected a plea deal on Wednesday, saying in a statement through her lawyers that she was “absolutely certain of her innocence” and had decided to let the case go to court, “confident” that her innocence would be proven. A formal referral to court has not yet been announced, nor has a trial date been set.