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Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon hits April record, nearly double previous peak

In the first 29 days of April, deforestation in the region totaled 1,012.5 sq km or 390 square miles, according to data from national space research agency Inpe.
Uraricoera River is seen flowing through the heart of the Amazon rainforest, in Roraima state, Brazil April 15, 2016. (REUTERS/Bruno Kelly)
Uraricoera River is seen flowing through the heart of the Amazon rainforest, in Roraima state, Brazil April 15, 2016. (REUTERS/Bruno Kelly)
Published on May 07, 2022 05:14 PM IST
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100-year-old man creates world record for working in same company for 84 years

Guinness World Records shared a blog documenting the story of the 100-year-old man who worked in the same company for 84 years.
The image shows the man who created a record for working in the same company for 84 years.(Guinness World Records)
The image shows the man who created a record for working in the same company for 84 years.(Guinness World Records)
Published on Apr 28, 2022 05:44 PM IST
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ByTrisha Sengupta

The many linkages that bind India and Brazil

  • The clearest way is to observe the intercontinental, transoceanic movements of Portuguese vessels in the globalisation process that took place in the first modern era
In the Brazilian city of Salvador, one of the most traditional and popular Carnaval parades is the “Afoxé Filhos de Gandhi” (literally “sons of Gandhi”, playing the “afoxé”, a ritual drum used in Afro-Brazilian religions). (Getty Images)
In the Brazilian city of Salvador, one of the most traditional and popular Carnaval parades is the “Afoxé Filhos de Gandhi” (literally “sons of Gandhi”, playing the “afoxé”, a ritual drum used in Afro-Brazilian religions). (Getty Images)
Published on Apr 02, 2022 06:44 PM IST
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Brazil bans Telegram messaging service in crackdown on ‘Fake News’

The push to shut Telegram in Brazil is part of wide-reaching efforts to combat misinformation and falsehoods about the country’s electoral system.
On Friday afternoon, Telegram was still available in Brazil via Google Play.(Reuters)
On Friday afternoon, Telegram was still available in Brazil via Google Play.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 19, 2022 05:22 AM IST
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Bolsonaro won't condemn Putin, says Brazil will remain neutral over invasion

Bolsonaro, a far-right populist, recently snubbed US entreaties not to visit Putin in Moscow ahead of the invasion, and angered Western allies by saying he was "in solidarity with Russia," without elaborating.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro(REUTERS)
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 28, 2022 08:07 AM IST
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