The FOMO Times: March 20, 2017

All of the day's hottest news in one place


We ask pertinent questions to Mumbai City today.

Mumbai Project to Land on the Moon?

Saumil Vaidya, a former student of Swami Vivekananda International School in Borivali, was declared a winner along with another participant from Italy in TeamIndus’s Lab2Moon contest. His project is called Team Electrostatics Active Radiation Shield (EARS). If he wins, his experiment will be flown to the moon. Read more here.

Another Marine Drive in Mumbai?

The Mumbai Port Trust is planning a 7-km long Marine Drive between Mazagaon Docks and Wadala. This is expected to be twice as long as the Queen’s Necklace. A marina and a garden are expected to be constructed as well. Read more here.

Time for some news from the Nation.

Ganga Declared ‘First Living Entity of India’ 

The Uttarakhand High Court has declared rivers Ganga and Yamuna as the ‘First Living Entity of India’. After this decision, both rivers will be entitled to all the rights available to humans as per the Indian Constitution.

All UP Ministers to Reveal Asset Details in 15 Days, says Adityanath

UP Chief Minister Adityanath has issued a directive that requires all his ministers to declare details of income and assets to the CM’s secretary and to the party in 15 days. Read more here.

Happy news from around the World.

Which Country is the Happiest in the World? 


Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland and Netherlands are the happiest countries in the world while South Sudan, Liberia, Guinea, Togo and Rwanda are the unhappiest ones. India is way below at 122 out of the 150 nations surveyed.

Yakuza is Disappearing Across Japan

The infamous Japanese mafia Yakuza’s numbers are dwindling every year. The number of Yakuza members has fallen to 40,000, the 12th straight year of decline. Read more here.

Today in History, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the iconic anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe saw the light of day.


Entertainment from across the shores today.

Ilaiyraaja Sues S.P. Balasubrahmanyam

Composer vs Singer. Who does the song belong To? Legendary music composer Ilaiyraaja has sued S.P. Balasubrahmanyam for singing his songs without permission. Read more here.

Is ‘Iron Fist’ the Worst Marvel Show Ever?

That certainly seems to be the opinion of a lot of Marvel fans after six episodes of this snoozefest. Coming on the back of Dardevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, Iron First is ho-hum, yawn worthy. Read more here.

Today’s cricket showed us why Sports is so brilliant.

Australia Pull Off Great Escape, Draw Third Test

Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb battled for their lives to deny India victory in the third Test at Ranchi today. Marsh and Handscomb used up 62 overs in the day to give Australia a lifeline in the series. Read more here.

Business ain’t good in India these days.

Cognizant to Lay Off 6,000 Employees

IT giant Cognizant is going to trim its headcount by laying off close to 6,000 employees. The company employs a total of 260,000 employees. Read more here.