April 21 News Roundup | Eid-ul-Fitr dates announced, BuzzFeed news shuts down & more
From UAE announcing dates for Eid Al Fitr 2023 to BuzzFeed's news outlet being shut down, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in our April 21 news roundup.
12-day Indian art festival being organized in Singapore
The Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society is organizing a 12 day Indian Arts festival that will feature art forms like Bharatnatyam, Kathak and Odissi. As part of the festival, the participating artists will perform at the Esplanade Concert Hall on Sunday, which happens to be the city's biggest performing arts stage.
Climate change might stop India from achieving sustainable development goals, finds study
Increase heat waves caused by climate change can foil India's attempts to achieve its 17 UN sustainable development goals. The study showed that the heat wave trend is expected to make more Indian state vulnerable to climate change as compared to earlier estimates.
Virginia becomes 17th US state to include Sikhism in school curriculum
The State of Virginia will now include information about Sikhism in its new education curriculum, becoming the 17th state in the USA to do so. With this decision, over a million students in Virginia public schools will be able to learn about the religion.
Friday first day of Eid-ul-Fitr, announces UAE
The UAE moon-sighting committee issued a statement on Thursday night, declaring Friday, April 21 as the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr. The members of the committee later went on to extend warm wishes to Muslims across the globe on the auspicious occasion. As for India, Eid will be celebrated on Saturday, April 22.
US Senate confirms Indian-American expert as Deputy Under Secretary of Defence
Radha Iyengar Plumb, an Indian-American National Security Expert, has been chosen as the new US Deputy Under Secretary of Defence for Acquisition and Sustainment. Her appointment adds to the long list of Indian-Americans being chosen by the Biden administration for key roles.
Turkey's tourism recovering after setback due to massive Feb earthquakes
After undergoing a massive downturn due to devastating earthquakes in February, Turkey's tourism sector seems to be recovering well. Tourism bookings in the country went up by 40% during mid-March, which is a significant increase when compared to March 2022.
News wing of BuzzFeed to shut down, announces CEO
In massive news for the global media industry, BuzzFeed's news wing is being shut down, according to an announcement by CEO Jonah Peretti. The parent company will now focus on HuffPost, a news outlet that it acquired back in 2020.
Stay tuned for more updates from across the globe and follow-ups on these stories.
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