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India to witness 2017s first Quadrantid meteor shower post midnight!

The Quadrantid meteor shower will seen on the nights of January 3 and January 4 depending on what part of the world you're in.
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Universe is a gigantic world on its own. With numerable unsolved mysteries to new discoveries, space has a lot to offer to all its space fanatics! Three days in to the new year 2017 and we are all set to witness an enormous meteor show with a chance to witness an extremely rare comet flying past earth! To make the night sky even more thrilling this will be one of the best meteor showers of 2017! The Quadrantid meteor shower will seen on the nights of January 3 and January 4 depending on what part of the world you’re in.

The Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to reach its peak on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at about 9 am (Eastern Standard Time). The Quadrantids have their source in 2003 EH1, the name given to a body in space which probably broke apart from a comet about 500 years ago in the 1490s. The orbits of 2003 EH1 and Earth intersect every year, perpendicular to each other, and the resultant quick movement of Earth through the debris field of 2003 EH1 leads to a brief meteor shower.

This year, the meteor shower will appear bright as the Moon is a waxing crescent and only partially illuminated, making the Quadrantid meteor shower easier to see. But also, the shower is pretty much only viewable from the Northern Hemisphere as the shooting stars originate near the northern star formation, the Big Dipper.

Indians will be able to witness the shooting stars post midnight and on the Monday morning, January 4, 2017. As these little pieces of debris and space dust burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere, they cause spectacular shooting stars – up to 100 every hour. But unlike other meteors, the Quadrantids only has a peak viewing window of around 2 hours, and it’s not entirely predictable when it’ll occur. Hence, you’ll have to keep gazing at the sky for the shower to take place!

Here’s to a call to all Space devotees! Stars will put up a show for you all tonight, don’t miss this gorgeous chance!

P.S. If you plan to step out to witness the meteor shower, don’t forget to carry a folding mattress, comfortable pillow and cozy blanket to keep you and your loved one warm. This can turn out to be the best date ever!

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Nitin Gadkari graces screening of ‘Me Vasantrao’ at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Photographer : Bhavesh Mahalle | Nagpur

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari graced the special screening of Marathi movie ‘Me Vasantrao’ – a movie based on the life of Hindustani classical singer and violinist Vasantrao Deshpande.

The screening was held at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur on Sunday evening in the presence family members, friends and the cast of the movie.

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Mayor Dayashankari Tiwari kicks off polio drive in Nagpur

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Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, on Sunday, launched Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) door-to-door polio campaign drive. He, along with Deputy Mayor Manisha Dhawade visited Rognidan Centre in Mahal, Nagpur and inaugurated the campaign by giving polio drops to a toddler.
As per NMC officials, ten Zonal Medical Officers and Ten Health inspectors would visit every house in their respective zones, in order to vaccinate children between the ages of zero-five to immune them against polio.
NMC had recognised Sunday as the official day for polio vaccination. Under Polio Ravivar, they plan to vaccinate more than three lakh kids in Nagpur. They also urged Nagpurkars to vaccinate their children at pulse Polio Booths near their homes from 8 am- 5 pm, on Sunday.
NMC Standing Committee Chief, Corporator Vijay Zalke spoke to Nation Next regarding this campaign and said, This year’s polio drive is going to be bigger than last year. We are planning to vaccinate around 3- 3.15 lakh kids. NMC is bearing the cost of infrastructure and execution. The state government provided us with the doses.
He further stated that there were special teams to vaccinate the homeless during night. ?When it comes to the health of Nagpurkars, money is not a factor we should think about, said Zalke when asked about NMC’s current financial crunch.
As per Zalke, vaccination facility would also be available in slums,, factory areas and other outskirts of Nagpur.

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Congress legislator caught watching porn in Karnataka Assembly

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Congress leader Prakash Rathod, on Friday, was caught on camera while allegedly scrolling through few adult content clips in the State Assembly. This turned out to be a huge embarrassment for both, Congress and Rathod as regional channels aired the video, in which he was ?caught in the act.
The MLC member was present in the house during the proceedings of the legislative council. While the house was in session, Rathod was watching adult content on his smartphone.
However, he threw these charges under the bus and said, I was looking for materials for a question I wanted to ask the government in question hour.
?When I was looking for question material, I deleted too many messages as my phone storage was full. What the media has shown or seen, I don’t know. I would never do such things or see such things, he added.
This was not the first time in Karnataka that such an incident had happened. Back in 2012, three Bharatiya Janata Party ministers were caught on camera allegedly watching adult content in the State Assembly. Following the scandal, they resigned from the state government due to public embarrassment.

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