That is the LAW of TIME and Nature ordained by the Lord Almighty- Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient! Seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years to blossom and pass on yielding place to new! In the last of the TEENs we are in! Hardly less than seventy hours to say BYE to TWENTY NINETEEN and extend a HEARTY WELCOME to the great TWENTY TWENTY! Shortest version of the Game in cricket has come to stay! People have no patience and time to watch 5 day-long Test matches, nor FIFTY-FIFTY!!!!!This week’s Sunday Story on the above theme- once a year experience! I am sure it will be well received by my esteemed readers. A year gone by nd the one to blossom -a mixed basket of good and not so good!
Already warnings have appeared in several forums!
The complex El Nino weather pattern that can bring disastrous heavy rainfall and long droughts to countries around the Pacific — from Peru to Indonesia and Australia — will probably emerge again in 2020, researchers have predicted.
An international team of scientists forecast an 80% chance next year of an El Nino, which occurs when sea-surface temperatures rise substantially above normal in the east-central Equatorial Pacific.
This week they said their model — which uses an algorithm that draws on analysis of links between changing air temperatures at a network of grid points across the Pacific region — could predict an El Nino at least a year ahead.
“Conventional methods are unable to make a reliable ‘El Nino’ forecast more than six months in advance. With our method, we have roughly doubled the previous warning time,” said co-developer Armin Bunde, a physicist at Germany’s Justus Liebig University Giessen.
The term El Nino, meaning “boy child” in Spanish, was first used in the 19th century by fishermen in Peru and Ecuador to refer to the unusually warm waters that reduced their catch just before Christmas, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The phenomenon occurs every two to seven years and typically lasts for 9 to 12 months, often beginning mid-year and peaking between November and January.
Friends, while writing a date in upcoming year 2020 (especially in financial transactions), we should write that in its full format, e.g. 31/01/2020 and not as 31/01/20.,bcoz anyone can change it to 31/01/2000 or 31/01/2099 or in between any year to his/her convenience, just by adding last two digits to it.
This problem will persist only this year. So be cautious about this.
Don’t write and also don’t accept it while receiving any documents.
This very day, the last week of the year– and as we sit and ponder on the days gone by & the Spring & summer ahead, presents our greatest opportunity.
To start on a new journey.
To be a lion not a sheep.
To walk with giants versus among the meek.
To celebrate our best instead of succumbing to the worst.
To lift others up versus tear others down.
To pour creativity, mastery, courage and light into a world aching for marks of heroism.
So let us step up. Release all chains. Dispel all doubts. Start our dream project And change the world.
We are responsible for no less.
Let us stay blessed forever.
Important events in India in 2019:
2 January – Government approves merger of Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank with Bank of Baroda.
3 January – Rajya Sabha Passes National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill.
4 January – Arunima Sinha becomes world’s first woman amputee to scale Mount Vinson.]
7 January – Centre clears 10 per cent quota for economically weak in general category.
14 February – Pulwama attack: A convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a suicide bomber near Pulwama District, Jammu and Kashmir.
21 – 25 February – 2019 Assam alcohol poisonings: At least 168 people died after consuming poisonous liquor and more than 300 admitted in hospitals in Jorhat and Golaghat districts.
26 February – 2019 Balakot airstrike was carried out by Indian air force crossing the Line of Control directed against a terrorist training camp.
27 March – India becomes 4th nation to have Anti-satellite missile.
11 April – Voting for the 2019 Indian general election began
3 May – Cyclone Fani arrives on the coast of Odisha
23 May – Counting and declaration of results for the 2019 Indian general election. Narendra Modi secures landslide victory.
24 May – Surat Fire Tragedy; 22 Deaths and 17 Non-fatal injuries.
30 May – Narendra Modi takes oath as 14th Prime Minister of India.
July 19 – Vidisha Baliyan becomes the first Indian to be crowned as Miss Deaf World after winning the Miss Deaf World 2019
July 23 – ISRO launches India’s second mission to moon chandrayaan 2
July 30 – India bans triple talaq.
Article 370 and Article 35A revoked from Constitution of India that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Government also bifurcates Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh into separate Union Territories.
Schools and Colleges are shut down in Pune, Mumbai, Nashik in Maharashtra due to floods.
August 7 – Over 1.32 lakh peoples are evacuated in Sangli and Kolhapur districts of Maharashtra state due to heavy rains.
August 16 – Millions of residents in Jammu and Kashmir still have no communication with the outside world, eleven days after the Government of India imposed restrictions on August 5 Meanwhile, 11 deaths (3 Pakistani soldiers, 6 Indian soldiers, 2 Pakistani civilians) have been reported in the Kashmir region.[
August 17 – Fire broke out in Emergency Ward of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. No casualties reported.
August 22 – Former Finance minister P Chidambaram is arrested by CBI under INX media scam charges after 27 hours long drama.
September 5 – Erramatti Mangamma becomes the world’s oldest living mother after giving birth to twins.
September 6 – Chandrayaan-2, India’s second lunar partially successful. Vikram, the lander, crashes into the surface of the moon.
September 16 — Jammu & Kashmir National Conference president Farooq Abdullah is arrested under the Public Safety Act (PSA), a law that allows detention without trial for two years.
September 22 — U.S. president Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi address 50,000 Indian Americans at the Howdy, Modi: Shared Dreams Bright Feature rally in NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
October 24 – India and Pakistan sign a memorandum of understanding opening the Kartarpur Corridor for visa-free border crossings, allowing Indian citizens to visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Sikh shrine.
October 31 – Jammu and Kashmir (union territory) and Ladakh (union territory) will come in effect.
November 9 – India’s Supreme Court rules in favor of Hindu over ayodhya temple.
November 27 – 2019 Hyderabad gang rape
The year it was a mixed box. Let us ring in the New Year 2020 to bring greater peace and prosperity, health and happiness all over the world.
This much is for this week’s Sunday story last for the year 2019. We shall meet tomorrow as usual and till then happy times –current year to go and new year to blossom!