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World Environment Day

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Commemorating Tiananmen Square Massacre

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  • The Goddess of Democracy was a 10-meter-tall statue created during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. The statue was constructed over four days out of foam and paper-mâché over a metal armature. Since its destruction, numerous replicas and memorials have been erected around the world, including in Hong Kong, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Vancouver.
  • The Tiananmen Papers book is presented as a compilation of selected secret Chinese official documents relating to the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. The documents used in the book are said to have been made available by a Chinese compiler under the pseudonym Zhang Liang. Speculations about the authenticity of the book have nevertheless been fervent, as the editors were never given the actual physical documents, but rather a reformatted version of the material.
  • The June 4th Museum is a museum commemorating the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 that occurred in Beijing, China. The museum is located in Mong Kok, Hong Kong.
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Pulwama Redux Prevented By Indian Forces

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  • Wanted terrorist Riyaz Naikoo was among the three militants killed in the intensified operations of the Indian security forces in south Kashmir early this week. The hiding terrorists were cornered in Pulwama’s Beigpora village when the operation was launched.
  • According to the 2011 census Pulwama district has a population of 560,440. This gives it a ranking of 537th in India (out of a total of 640). The literacy rate of the district is 63.54%.
  • In 1831’s Battle of Balakot, Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s army defeated Syed Ahmad Barelvi and his army. After 2019 Pulwama attacks, a JeM terrorist training camp in Balakot was bombed out by India warplanes
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NZ’s Biggest Media Company ‘Stuff’ Sold For A Dollar

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  • New Zealand is located in the continent of Oceania. The term Oceania is often used to denote the wider region encompassing the Australian continent, New Zealand and various islands in the Pacific Ocean that are not included in the seven-continent model.
  • Ronald Wayne is a retired American electronics industry businessman. He co-founded Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) as a partnership with Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. Just 12 days after founding Apple, Ronald sold his 10% share of the new company back to Jobs and Wozniak for $800. Today, the net worth of those 10% shares is more than $100 billion!
  • In 2016, Yahoo sold its core operating business to Verizon for $4.8 billion in cash. The transaction resulted in the end of the independence of one of Silicon Valley’s most iconic pioneering companies. At its peak, Yahoo was valued at $125 Billion. Forbes magazine called this deal the “Saddest $5 Billion Deal In Tech History”.
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Hockey Legend Balbir Singh Sr No More

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  • During the London Olympics in 2012, Singh was honored in the Olympic Museum exhibition, “The Olympic Journey: The Story of the Games” held at the Royal Opera House. He was one of the 16 iconic Olympians chosen whose stories served as an example of the values of the Olympic Movement.
  • Balbir Singh is regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time, a modern-day Dhyan Chand. Dhyan Chand was often referred to as The Wizard or The Magician of hockey for his superb ball control.
  • There is a depiction of a hockey-like game in Ancient Greece, dating to c. 510 BC, when the game may have been called Kerētízein because it was played with a horn (kéras, in Ancient Greek) and a ball.