Happy Diwali wishes: The festive season of Diwali is knocking on our doors and people across the country are excited to welcome the festival. After a month of preparation and anticipation, many are excited to celebrate the joyous occasion with their friends and family. While Diwali parties and get-togethers create opportunities for people to meet and greet each other, we live in an era where everyone wants to send greeting messages through Whatsapp and other social media applications. Here are a few that you can use to wish your loved ones on the auspicious festival of lights:
Diwali wishes and messages 2022
I hope you and your family have a happy and bright Diwali. Happy Diwali!
May happiness and prosperity follow you and your family this Diwali. Happy Diwali!
May the light of diyas spread into your life. Wishing you and your family a happy Diwali!
On this special day, laugh and have fun with your loved ones. Happy Diwali!
May this Diwali bring light and happiness into your lives. Happy Diwali 2022!
Let this Diwali open new avenues for your growth. Happy Diwali 2022!
Celebrate truth amid the light of Diwali. Have a fun Diwali!
Forget the dark past and look forward to the blissful future ahead of you. Happy Diwali!
May the light of Diwali guide your path and hold you back from doing wrong.
Happy Diwali quotes
“May the goodness of this festive season dwell within you throughout the year. Happy Diwali!”
“Let’s celebrate the festival by spreading joy in the lives of our family and friends. Have a happy, safe, and blessed Diwali!”
“May your life be as colourful, magnificent and magical as the lights of Diwali.”
“Minimize the noise and maximise the happiness and joy. Have a happy eco-friendly Diwali”
“Happiness is in the air. Wishing everyone a Shubh Diwali.”
Don’t forget to drop Diwali messages to your friends and family.
From registering half of the global polio cases to becoming polio-free, here’s a look at India’s long journey.
World Polio Day is observed on October 24 every year to commemorate Jonas Salk, the person behind developing the polio vaccine and to salute the efforts of frontline workers in polio-hit countries. Polio is an infectious disease that affects children under the age of five causing permanent paralysis in the legs.
Since 2014, India calls itself a polio-free nation, but it wasn’t an easy road for the country to achieve the feat. Here is a look at the long-drawn journey of India to eradicate infectious and dangerous disease.
The first fight against the polio virus began two years after independence when the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) launched a Polio Research Unit in Mumbai in 1949. The first doses of the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) were administered by Mumbai’s city corporation in 1965, and in 1979, India adopted the WHO’s Expanded Programme of Immunisation against the three strains of polio.
As per a report by Logical India, out of the 3,50,000 polio cases globally, half of the cases came from India in 1979. Till the 1990s, polio became a hyper-endemic in the country and the combat this, the government launched the Universal Immunisation Programme which covered all the districts of India.
The flagship ‘Pulse Polio’ programme was started in 1995 with the ambitious goal of eradicating polio. However, the problem was not the supply of vaccines but the reluctance of mothers in bringing their children to the polio vaccination camps. For this, the campaign with the iconic tagline ‘Do Boond Zindagi Ke’ was launched to raise awareness about polio immunisation.
Do Boond Zindagi Ke
The ‘Do Boond Zindagi Ke’ campaign resonates in every Indian’s head with the image of Amitabh Bachchan. What the campaign did for eradicating polio from India was a feat no other celebrity campaign has ever achieved in the medical realm.
Since there was reluctance in rural mothers to walk up to the vaccination camps set up by the government, Bachchan was suggested by ad guru Piyush Pandey to speak sternly, according to a report by The Hindu.
Soon after the advertisement was aired, mothers started showing up at Pulse Polio camps in all of rural India. When they were asked what made them come to the camps, most of them said that they thought Amitabh ji had become angry, and they didn’t want to anger him further, the report said.
The initiative later roped in popular figures like Sachin Tendulkar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Jaya Bachchan among others to take the campaign further where more people are made aware of polio immunization.
A senior research fellow from Doon University named Santosh Kumar Gautam wrote a paper on the impact of the media on the Pulse Polio Programme. His report stated that advertisements in newspapers, television, radio, hoardings, etc. played an integral part and it suggested that 96 percent of the people came to the polio booth after seeing the ads.
As per the National Health Portal, around 172 million children were given the OPV on each National Immunisation Day (NID) and door-to-door immunisation played an important role. To date, over I50 million children are vaccinated every year on National Immunisation Day.
The very last polio case was reported in West Bengal on January 13, 2011. Three years after that, India was declared polio-free by the WHO on March 27, 2014.
Gippy Grewal talked about how cleaning toilets and delivering newspapers in Canada, helped him live a happy life with his wife. He later shifted to India for his career in the Punjabi entertainment industry.
Gippy Grewal is one of the most successful celebrities in the Punjabi film and music industry who completed two decades recently. Before his debut in 2002, he once worked three jobs with his wife, Ravneet Kaur in Canada, and even cleaned toilets for extra money. In a new interview, he looked back at his time in Canada and said how even cleaning toilets and delivering newspapers made him happy, which eventually funded his music career.
Gippy Grewal will be next seen in his upcoming film, Honeymoon, opposite Jasmin Bhasin. Directed by Amar Preet Chhabra, it follows the story of a family who is unaware of the concept of honeymoon, and joins a newlywed couple on their first trip after marriage. The film will release on October 25.
During an interaction, Gippy pointed out how people in India are often taught to look down on people who clean toilets or any similar job. He told Bollywood Hungama, “It’s our bad luck that we are taught things like ‘cleaning toilet is not a bright job, it’s a menial job. When I was there (in Canada), I used to do cleaning jobs, which also included mopping. I also used to get toilets to clean. I had to do that and I used to feel it was a normal thing to do. I didn’t mind. I used to get extra pay for it and I used to do it happily.”
“We (Gippy and Ravneet) were happy. We, husband and wife, used to wake up at 4:30 am and picked up newspapers,” he added. Gippy also recalled how he and his wife used to deliver newspapers to a scary neighbourhood with big houses and trees. He recollected that his wife used to get scared about delivering newspapers in the dark as he drive the vehicle.
Gippy believes money cannot buy happiness in life. He was also joined by his co-star Jasmin who also agreed with him on the same, during the interview.
Williamson took a hard fall with 8:07 left in the fourth quarter when his dunk attempt was blocked by Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson. Williamson, who had just blocked Clarkson’s shot on the other end, thought he had a breakaway slam and cocked back the ball with his left hand. Clarkson was able to get his hand on the ball, and Williamson took a fall, landing on his backside.
Williamson initially said he was good to stay in the game and did so for the next possession but was clearly hampered. Just six seconds later, the Pelicans checked him out for good.
Trainers wanted Williamson to head to the back to be examined, but he waved them off and stayed on the bench for the rest of the game. It wasn’t until after the game that the Pelicans said Williamson was unable to return to play because of the injury, which the team is calling a posterior hip contusion.
CJ McCollum said his initial reaction to seeing Williamson fall was that it wasn’t good, but he was hopeful the forward wouldn’t miss much time.
“Unfortunate play,” McCollum said. “[Clarkson] made a play on the ball and he obviously fell and hit his back. Hopefully he’s back sooner than later.”
Williamson had 25 points and six rebounds on 10-of-16 shooting in 30 minutes when he headed to the bench.
With Williamson — and Ingram — out, the Pelicans were able to come back and force overtime. The Jazz led by as many as 17 in the fourth quarter and were up 102-88 when Williamson left. New Orleans was able to take a lead late in the fourth quarter, but Utah sent the game to overtime on a game-tying 3-pointer by Clarkson with 33 seconds left.
Neither team was able to connect on its final possession, and the game went to overtime, where Kelly Olynyk hit the winner for Utah with 3.1 seconds to go.
In the first half, the Pelicans ruled Ingram out with a head injury and said he was being evaluated for concussion-like symptoms. There was no update on Ingram following the game.
Ingram collided with teammate Naji Marshall as the two went up to attempt to steal a pass late in the first quarter. Marshall’s hand made contact with Ingram, and on the ensuing possession, the Pelicans called a timeout so Ingram could check himself out of the game.
After being evaluated by the team trainer, Ingram appeared to be fine and even told some teammates on the bench that he was fine. Ingram checked back in at the 6:33 mark of the second quarter, but not even a minute later, he called to the bench to check out. Instead of walking to the bench, Ingram walked directly to the locker room followed by team personnel.
In the Pelicans’ first two games of the season, Ingram was averaging 28.0 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists per game while shooting 54.5% from the floor and 60% from deep. In 11 minutes against Utah, Ingram had 10 points and was 4-of-5 from the field.
On Friday afternoon, Lynch said McCaffrey wasn’t a “magic pill,” with Shanahan adding that McCaffrey is “not the only thing we’re missing.” The message was simple: McCaffrey can offer significant assistance, but for it all to work, others will have to step up, too.
The 49ers received that memo loud and clear Sunday afternoon when the Kansas City Chiefs walloped them 44-23, dropping San Francisco to 3-4 on the season.
On roughly 48 hours of notice, McCaffrey was given a limited workload, playing 21 snaps and finishing with 38 yards on 8 carries and 2 catches for 24 yards. Given the lack of time to absorb Shanahan’s playbook, McCaffrey fared well, but the Niners turned the ball over three times, committed 10 penalties for 80 yards, were 2-of-5 in the red zone and yielded 9.1 yards per play, the most their defense has given up in a game since 1965.
“He’s not going to be the savior, but he’s definitely going to help us out,” tight end George Kittle said. “I think these next two weeks are gonna be huge for Christian to understand our offense and be comfortable out there not to think at all, just go out and run because that’s what he’s really good at. Like I said, penalties, turnovers, giving up big plays on defense — we’ve got to be better than that. We weren’t today. That’s how you lose football games.”
McCaffrey arrived in the Bay Area on Friday morning and joined the team’s practice that day about halfway through after passing a physical so the trade could be made official. At the time, nobody was certain whether he’d even play against the Chiefs, but he spent the rest of Friday and all of Saturday working to understand as much of the offense as possible.
Shanahan and the Niners were comfortable enough with what he learned to put in about 20 plays for McCaffrey and make him active as the backup to starter Jeff Wilson Jr.
After Sunday’s loss, McCaffrey credited his teammates and coaches for helping him get up to speed quickly enough to at least contribute.
“This was a weird week for me and for them,” McCaffrey said. “I didn’t kind of know what to expect. I know that I had a certain list of plays that were up and I think for me mentally this was just focus on everything I can, control what I can control and get rolling. Obviously, losing is frustrating, but I’m still getting to know these guys. I’ve got to do my job. I’ve got to make a few more plays here.”
Offensively, the Niners had little trouble moving the ball whether McCaffrey was in or not. According to NFL Next Gen Stats, the Niners averaged 5.6 yards per play when McCaffrey was on the field and 6.4 yards per play when he wasn’t.
The 49ers finished with 444 yards of offense, but they struggled to finish drives with touchdowns instead of field goals against Kansas City’s high-octane offense. In the first half alone, they moved the ball inside the Chiefs’ 35 five times and came away with only one touchdown.
“We’ve got to play better football,” Shanahan said. “We had some plays where I thought we had some opportunities and we didn’t do well, especially some self-inflicted things, which I think went in all three phases. So, regardless of the players we’ve added, we have good players I believe, and I think we added another one, but we’ve got to play better to take advantage of that.”
With the sprint to Sunday over, McCaffrey will get his first full week with the Niners to learn the playbook. Shanahan said one of the keys will be teaching him the protections so his role can expand. McCaffrey also noted that much of what he must figure out is timing with his blockers in the team’s outside zone heavy run scheme.
Before departing for his next playbook study session, McCaffrey made it clear that nobody is going to wait around for him to catch up.
“Football is football,” McCaffrey said. “No one cares if I got here two days ago or if I’ve been here since April. If I’m out there with a uniform on, I expect to be prepared and I’m sure my teammates and coaches expect me to be prepared, too. You can’t sit there and make excuses and say, ‘I haven’t had a lot of time.’ You’ve got to get ready to go.”
Quordle 271 answer for October 22, 2022: This weekend offers a straightforward puzzle. But to solve it, you will still need these Quordle hints, clues and solutions.
Quordle 271 answer for October 22, 2022: Improving your skills are very important. So, if you feel like you need to brush up your Quordle skills, there is a way you can practice. Unlike Wordle, Quordle comes with a practice mode where players receive random puzzles to hone their skills. So, if you are new to the game and still trying to understand the mechanics of the game and build strategies to beat the game, make sure to spend some time playing the game. Many veterans of the game have tried the feature to come up with unique ways of eliminating letters early in the game to gain an advantage in guessing the words. While this tip will come handy to you in the long run, it sadly will not help you solve today’s puzzle. So, for instant assistance, check these Quordle hints and clues. And if you still feel unsure, scroll to the bottom for the solution.
Quordle 271 hints for October 22
As mentioned above, today’s puzzle is straightforward. There is not a single repeated letter in the word today and mostly, all of the words should be familiar to you. The letter arrangement is also pretty standard in these words. A couple of words contain uncommon letters, but it should not be too difficult to find them.
Quordle 271 clues for October 22
1. Today’s words begin with O, S, H and B.
2. The words end with L, T, Y and N.
3. Word 1 clue – relating to or using a system of numerical notation that has 8 rather than 10 as a base.
4. Word 2 clue – a holy person, esp. one who has been officially honored with this title by a Christian church
5. Word 3 clue – big and strong or heavy
6. Word 4 clue – a large, wild animal, similar to a cow but having a larger head and hairy shoulders, found esp. in North America
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Quordle 271 answer for October 22
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Reports of an exchange of fire between two rival nations of the Korean Peninsula amid already growing tensions have signaled a potential emergence of yet another foreign policy crisis for President Joe Biden, who has vowed to stand by his allies in Asia as a larger geopolitical contest looms across the region.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff announced Sunday, early Monday local time, that its naval forces fired warning shots after a North Korean merchant vessel crossed a contested maritime boundary known as the Northern Limit Line in the Yellow Sea, called the West Sea by the Koreas, according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.
In North Korea, an announcement was issued shortly afterward by the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army, which asserted that it was the South’s forces that violated the disputed sea boundary.
“An escort ship of the 2nd Fleet of the puppet south Korean navy invaded the Military Demarcation Line under the control of the Korean People’s Army on the sea 2.5 to 5 km in the waters 20 km northwest of Paekryong Island at around 3:50 on Monday to open ‘warning fire’ on the excuse of controlling an unidentified ship,” the statement said, according to North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency.
Pyongyang then conducted retaliatory measures.
“The KPA General Staff ordered the coastal defence units on the western front to keep strict monitoring and counteraction readiness and made sure they took an initial countermeasure to powerfully expel the enemy warship by firing 10 shells of multiple rocket launchers toward the territorial waters, where naval enemy movement was detected, at 5:15,” the statement continued.
“The KPA opened 10 threatening and warning fires in the direction of 270 degrees of firing azimuth from the area of Ryongyon County at 5:15 on October 24,” it added.
The North Korean military then issued a rhetorical warning to coincide with the latest of a growing list of recent incidents between two neighbors still technically at war since their conflict 70 years ago, one of the first and deadliest of the Cold War still very much active on the peninsula to this day.
“The KPA General Staff once again sends a grave warning to the enemies who made even naval intrusion in the wake of such provocations as the recent artillery firing and loudspeaker broadcasting on the ground front,” the statement concluded.
The new escalation risked opening a new, dangerous chapter for the inter-Korean security climate, which has deteriorated significantly since the unraveling of a historic 2018 peace process that saw both sides come together to forge new agreements, including in the military realm. The talks, featuring various meetings between former U.S. President Donald Trump, former South Korean President Moon Jae-in and current North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, failed to produce a lasting peace deal and ultimately gave way to renewed tensions.
Biden, who inherited this troubled dynamic when taking office in early 2021, has contended with a more assertive Pyongyang, where Kim has rejected any negotiations unless steps were taken by Washington and Seoul to remove their “hostile” policies toward his nation.
Speaking to Newsweek amid the recent escalations between North Korea, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), a White House National Security Council spokesperson said that “the United States remains focused on continuing to coordinate closely with our allies and partners to address the threats posed by the DPRK.”
“As we have repeatedly said,” the spokesperson added, “our commitment to the defense of the Republic of Korea and Japan is ironclad.”
The spokesperson also referenced Biden’s remarks alongside South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol in May, when the U.S. leader “reaffirmed the U.S. extended deterrence commitment to both Japan and the ROK, using the full range of U.S. defense capabilities, including nuclear, conventional, and missile defense capabilities.”
But pressure has built on Yoon to take more decisive measures in response to increasingly active North Korean shows of force. As Kim ordered near-regular rounds of missile tests and the flight of aircraft near the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas by land, some South Korean politicians have even called for the redeployment of U.S. nuclear weapons on the peninsula some three decades after their withdrawal.
Addressing his options, Yoon has said Thursday that “there are diverse opinions across our nation and in the United States regarding extended deterrence, so I am listening to them carefully and looking carefully at various possibilities.”
U.S. and South Korean officials discussed the matter in September, their first meeting of the extended deterrence strategy and consultative group held since 2017, a year marked by an exchange of nuclear threats between Trump and Kim ahead of their detente the following year.
The National Security Council spokesperson said the meeting was held “as part of the U.S. commitment to strengthen deterrence” on the Korean Peninsula.
In addition to these measures, the spokesperson said the Biden administration was open to a diplomatic path as well, even if Pyongyang continued to refuse to engage.
“We also remain committed to diplomatic engagement with the DPRK and call on the DPRK to join us in dialogue without any preconditions,” the spokesperson said. “It is unfortunate that the DPRK has not responded to our outreach.”
Meanwhile, frictions continue to increase between the two Koreas. And despite this, the issue has been somewhat sidelined in U.S. foreign policy by the perception of a greater challenge being posed by China and Russia. Both nations were featured prominently in the new 2022 National Security Strategy released by the White House earlier this month, while North Korea received only two brief mentions in the 48-page document.
Both Beijing and Moscow have amicable ties with Pyongyang, having supported North Korea in its 1950s war with South Korea, which was backed by a U.S.-led United Nations coalition. These tied have only tightened in recent years, with China and Russia defying a longstanding consensus supporting sanctions on North Korea in response to its missile activities at the U.N. Security Council in May.
Since then, Chinese and Russian officials have refused to condemn North Korea for its launches and have echoed Kim’s concerns about recent joint exercises held by the U.S. and South Korea, as well as fellow U.S. ally Japan.
At the same time, North Korea has been outspoken in its support for China’s claims to the self-ruling island of Taiwan and has emerged as one of the few countries vocally backing Russia in its war against Ukraine, having accepted the internationally unrecognized referendum held last month to annex four contested Ukrainian regions into the Russian Federation. Washington, for its part, has increased military aid to both Taipei and Kyiv in order to counter Beijing and Moscow.
A storm churning in the Atlantic Ocean has a small chance to form into a tropical system, and its path is aimed at the U.S. East Coast. Residents and tourists in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and throughout New England are all in the path of the five-day outlook.
The National Hurricane Center’s latest model shows disorganized activity with “a sharp trough of low pressure” located about 500 miles east of Bermuda. The system is moving west-northwestward at 15-20 mph Sunday evening and expected to move past Bermuda on Monday evening and towards the U.S. mainland after that.
“Later this week, the system will turn northward towards the cooler waters of the northwestern Atlantic, and further development is not anticipated by that time as upper-level winds increase,” the NHC stated on its website.
The NHC states there is less than a 10 percent chance this activity forms into a tropical cyclone within the next 48 hours, and less than 40 percent chance of forming in the next five days.
Although tropical systems in the Atlantic season have seen a rather dormant season, this storm comes on the heels of Hurricanes Ian and Julia within the last month. Ian devastated the southwest coast of Florida on September 28 as a high-level Category 4 storm. It leveled many structures on the barrier islands from Naples to Sarasota, with winds clocking more than 150 mph in some places.
Ian left more than 100 people dead, hundreds injured and hundreds of thousands displaced and without power or running water for at least more than a week.
Florida has reported 92 deaths, with nearly 60 of those in hard-hit Lee County, which is where Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel, Captiva and Pine Island are located. Deaths were also reported in North Carolina, Virginia and Cuba. Cape Coral took winds of 140 mph, which was the most of any inland municipalities.
Ian traversed northeast across Florida, wreaking havoc in Orlando and up through Jacksonville. Ian downgraded into a tropical storm but regained Category 1 strength before it made landfall again in South Carolina.
Julia took a somewhat similar path as Ian’s. Both storms began in the Atlantic, about 10-12 degrees north of the equator. Ian took a northward turn once it got into the Caribbean but Julia stayed on a westward path. Julia continued to a landfall as a Category 1 storm in Nicaragua on October 8.
Hurricane season, which begins annually on May 1, officially ends on November 30. There are no other tropical systems in the Atlantic or Pacific basins at the time, according to the hurricane center.
The Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver, who made a name for himself with incredible catches in training camp, finally snagged an eye-popping one in the end zone for his first career NFL touchdown.
Pickens grabbed quarterback Kenny Pickett‘s throw nearly in mid-turn as he wiggled and ran away from tight coverage by Miami cornerback Noah Igbinoghene. Pickens’ touchdown had a 35.7% completion probability, the lowest on a Steelers touchdown this season, according to NFL Next Gen Stats. The score capped a 13-play, 86-yard drive over 7 minutes and 29 seconds.
Pickett got his fellow rookie going earlier on the drive, hitting him for a 30-yard gain on second-and-14 as Pickens streaked wide open down the left sideline. He caught all four targets on the drive for 47 yards, and his touchdown reception was only the second by a Steelers’ wide receiver this season.
Pickens’ touchdown catch closed Miami’s lead to just three points with less than two minutes to play in the first half after the Dolphins jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter.