Society

  1. Katrin Jakobsdottir, Iceland's Prime Minister, was discussing the impact of the pandemic on tourism with the Washington Post when her house started to shake, visibly startling the Icelandic leader.

    "Oh my god, there's an earthquake"

    Iceland's Prime Minister was interrupted by an earthquake while filming an interview on Tuesday - but managed to shrug off the intrusion and finish her answer.

    Region:
    Europe
    Category:
    Society
  1. Taiwan's reputation improves due to pandemic response

    "Taipei's competent handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted its international reputation," wrote Hervé Lemahieu, director of the Asian Power and Diplomacy Program at the Sydney-based institute in the key findings report for the 2020 index.

    Region:
    Asia
    Category:
    Society
    Author/s:
    By Focus Taiwan
    Taiwan's reputation improves due to pandemic response
  2. Happy Navratri 2020: History and significance of the 9 days of celebration of the Hindu festival

    During the nine days, devotees follow a ritual of fasting. The fasting, unlike other festivals, is slightly difficult because not only is one supposed to refrain from eating onion or garlic, they also have to ditch table salt along with pulses and grains.
    Happy Navratri 2020: History and significance of the 9 days of celebration of the Hindu festival

    Region:
    India
    Category:
    Society
    Happy Navratri 2020: History and significance of the 9 days of celebration of the Hindu festival