Iran produces 1.9% of world science
Head of the Education Evaluation Organization of Iran, Dr Ebrahim Khodaei, has announced that 1.9% of world science is produced in Iran, while Iran has only one percent of the world's population.
Permit no permit - voices without permits silenced
The news was regretful. At last, after a year and a half from the death of Habib Mohebian, popular singer in the pop music genre, permit was issued to publish his album in Iran. Pop music became known in Iran with Habib. Iranian singer of pop music who lived many years of his life in the United States; however, in 2009 he returned to Iran to live and work the remaining years of his life here. It was said that some officials in the administration of the former President Ahmadinedjad had given him promises to allow him to work in Iran and so he returned.
President Rouhani Christmas greetings to Pope
In a message to Pope Francis, the Iranian President has sent his greetings for Christmas and the New Year, saying: “I hope that in the New Year, we will witness the eradication of all evil, ugliness, discrimination, and poverty for humanity.”
Stanford University Maryam Mirzakhani Scholarship
Stanford Department of Mathematics has set up a USD 800 thousand scholarship for graduate studies in memory of its former Professor, Maryam Mirzakhani.
Scholarship founders have been named as Rouzbeh Yassini and Anousheh Ansari by the University.
Five bands perform in Tehran
With the end of the mourning period for the two lunar months of Muharram and Safar in Iran, five bands from Austria, Germany, Sweden, and Azerbaijan will play their fusion and traditional music in Tehran in December.
In Memoriam of Ali Asharaf Darvishian
Ali Asharaf Darvishian was a prominent author and researcher of Persian popular literature who wrote for the people. He left this mortal world on 26 October 2017.
Popular baby names in Iran
The civil registration office of Iran has published its statistics for the most popular names parents chose for their babies in the first six months of the current year. Amir-Ali tops the boys’ name among Iranian families and Fatemeh is the most popular name for girls.
Tales and Legends of the World in Iran
“Popular French Stories” was published and added to the new edition of the collection “Tales and Legends of the World” including the myths and folks of Italy, Turkey, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Mongolia formerly published in 2002.
Age group 16-64 makes up 70% of Iranian population
A senior official in Iran’s Health Ministry says 70% of the country’s population is formed by members of the age group ranging from 16 to 64 years old. The director of the ministry’s Office for the Health of the Population, Family and Schools noted that this opportunity, indicating population productivity, must be employed for sustainable development and childbearing programs.
My cold sigh (music)
Artist: Amir Behmanesh & Sahand Mehdizadeh
(Persia Digest) – “My cold sigh” is a pop song from the album “Wire” with a gentle soul. It is a very popular genre of music in Iran.
Artist: Armen Chakmakian
(Persia Digest) - The “Ceremonies” track, from an album by the same name, is a fusion piece of duduk and Western music performed on the piano, as well as eastern percussion instruments that ultimately create a very beautiful piece.
Tehran Waltz (music)
Artist: Mehrdad Mehdi
Album: Tehran Waltz
(Persia Digest) - The album “Tehran Waltz” is a solo accordion piece by the gifted artist, Mehrdad Mahdi. The majority of the artist's pieces have a cinematic and theatrical touch.