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Iran produces 1.9% of world science

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.  

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Permit no permit - voices without permits silenced

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.

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President Rouhani Christmas greetings to Pope

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.”  

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Stanford University Maryam Mirzakhani Scholarship

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.  

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Five bands perform in Tehran

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.  

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Popular baby names in Iran

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.  

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Tales and Legends of the World in Iran

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.  

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Age group 16-64 makes up 70% of Iranian population

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. 

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My cold sigh    (music)

My cold sigh (music)

Artist: Amir Behmanesh & Sahand Mehdizadeh Album: Wire Genre: Pop Year: 2014   (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.

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Ceremonies    (music)

Ceremonies (music)

Artist: Armen Chakmakian Album: Ceremonies Genre: Fusion/Pop Year: 2002   (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.

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Tehran Waltz   (music)

Tehran Waltz (music)

Artist: Mehrdad Mehdi Album: Tehran Waltz Genre: Pop Year: 2015   (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.

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