The London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony welcomed the finest athletes from more than 200 nations for the start of the Olympic Games, marking an historic third time the capital has hosted the world’s biggest and most important sporting event. The Games opening was done by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II…
Researchers are not sure for how long Eyjafjallajokull, the Iceland volcano will continue its eruption. Since people can’t travel by air, there has been a mad rush to book train tickets now.Eyjafjallajokull glacier went on for six months at a stretch. That eruption also caused a glacial lake to outburst, thus resulting in a flood. Researchers are also worried about the Katla volcano which is situated almost 16 kms away from Eyjafjallajokull.It has been observed that both the volcanoes erupted together in 1612 and again from 1821 to 1823. Watch Passengers (2016)
The World Health Organization (WHO) today has declared that people with breathing problems might be more vulnerable to these ash particles if they come down to the ground.It is raising fears over the danger posed to people with breathing difficulties.
Dust has been detected as far south as Swindon and Brize Norton, with a thin layer also found at monitoring stations near Peterborough, Leeds and Stoke on Trent.
Hopes that flights would resume have been dashed after the “worsening” volcanic ash cloud led to a further ban on UK flights until at least 1am on Sunday.
A geologist has commented that it might go on for even a month.
NASA has collaborated with other agencies for using satellite monitoring to detect the movement and force of the volcanic ash.
The Russian government has decided to remove two of its eleven timezones, in the country’s first step towards time reform, first started by president Dmitry Medvedev last November.
The affected regions were Chukotka and Kamchatka, the easternmost provinces of Russia; and Samara and Udmurtia, which are now on Moscow time. Each of these regions was moved back an hour. Kemerovo was also moved back an hour, but this did not eliminate a time zone….
The UK Clocks moved forward one hour on
Sunday 28 March 01:00 GMT (02:00 BST)
“Britain was the first nation to adopt daylight saving schemes in 1908.
Some people believe the pragmatically minded British did it to make economy on candles.” TASS, Moscow