#New Year

The Year of the Ox event rewards players will crates. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Crates, in the COD Mobile universe, are possibly the most lucrative purchase in the game
  • There are a total of four Year of the Ox crates in Call of Duty Mobile
  • The crates are unlocked at different point-stages

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Year of the Ox will be a prosperous year, Chinese astrologers say. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @sundarpichai)

  • The coming year will be one of transition, creativity and a reversal of the industrial direction, astrologers say
  • Young people would be more willing to implement what is needed to put an end to old and unfriendly ways 
  • Those who will do well during the year of the Ox will be open to conscious change

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
People have said goodbye to 'Year of the Rat' and hello to 'Year of the Ox'. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • February 12, 2021 marks the beginning of Lunar New Year
  • The Chinese zodiac calendar is represented by 12 different animals
  • In Chinese culture, an ox is a hardworking zodiac sign

Here are five incidents that are enough to convince that 2021 is 2020 in disguise. (Photo credit: Unsplash.com)

  • On January 6, an armed pro-Trump mob violently broke into the US Capitol
  • 10 babies were killed after fire broke out at the Sick Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) of a Mahrashtra hospital
  • A 50-year-old woman in UP was brutally gang-raped and murdered on January 3

.New York, NY, USA
Over half of the births took place in only 10 countries. (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • 371,504 children were born globally on New Year’s Day
  • As per the estimation, 140 million babies will be born this year
  • UNICEF said Fiji in the Pacific was projected to have welcomed 2021’s first baby

.California, USA
Facebook purchased the messaging service WhatsApp back in 2014. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Voice and video calling on WhatsApp surged by 50 per cent in 2021, compared to last year
  • 55 million live broadcasts took place globally across Facebook and Instagram this year
  • WhatsApp gained more traction this year as people stayed indoors due to COVID-19 pandemic

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
In an Instagram post, Shah Rukh wished his fans a very happy new year. (Photo credit: Instagram/Shahrukhkhan)

  • See you all on the big screen in 2021, Shah Rukh Khan said in the video
  • The Bollywood actor was last seen in 2018
  • Resportedly, he is in talks with Rajkumar Hirani for his next project

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
New Year's Resolutions are a January 1 tradition. (Picture credits: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • Getting a sufficient amount of sleep everyday can be a good start
  • Walking regularly helps burn fat faster
  • Nurturing one's hobbies can provide a much needed break

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
AAP trolled Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his New Year's tweet. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • On New Year's Day, Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to "remember those  "who protect and sacrifice for us"
  • He also expressed solidarity with the protesting farmers "fighting unjust forces"
  • Gandhi recently came under fire over his trip to Italy as Congress celebrated its 136th Foundation Day

.Toronto, ON, Canada
A mysterious monolith has now popped up in Toronto. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The monolith was spotted on the city's shore on New Year's Eve
  • Similar ones were also recently reported in Vancouver and in the midwestern city of Winnipeg
  • The Toronto monolith was vandalized with red paint by Friday morning