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NASA’s robot to search for water on moon

NASA will send a golf cart-sized robot to the moon in 2022 to search for deposits of water below the surface. This is an effort to evaluate if there’s water on the moon and if it’s there, it would be helpful to the astronauts going to the moon in 2024.  The VIPER robot will drive […]

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First woman PM for Belgium

Sophie Wilmès has become the first woman prime minister of Belgium.  Belgium’s King Philippe named Sophie Wilmes as the interim prime minister on Sunday, creating history. The Liberal Francophone politician replaces caretaker Prime Minister Charles Michel, who will take over as European Council president in December. Wilmes, 44, takes up the role without a parliamentary […]

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Brexit hangs till next year

The wait on Brexit result just got longer. The European Union leaders have agreed to extend Brexit until 31 January 2020. This means the UK will not leave as planned in October.  EU Council President Donald Tusk said it was a “flextension” – meaning the UK could leave before the deadline if a deal was […]

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Satwik-Chirag settle for silver

They may have crashed out of finals, but the pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have earned laurels and love from badminton fans all over the world. The duo finished second best after losing the finals in straight games against top seeds Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo of Indonesia at the French […]

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Rohit Sharma hits first double century

Indian opener Rohit Sharma scored his first double hundred in test cricket against South Africa. India won the series with 3-0. Sharma became only the 4th batsman to hit a double hundred in Test and ODI cricket – after the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, and Chris Gayle. Rohit reached the landmark in 249 […]

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One leap for womankind!

Two NASA astronauts made history on October 18. US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir became the first all-female team to conduct a spacewalk to replace a failed battery controller. It was live-streamed and witnessed by thousands of viewers on earth.  The spacewalk, which officially began once both astronauts switched to battery power in their […]

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BJP back in Maharashtra, Haryana sees tussle

The results for the Vidhan Sabha, or State Assembly, elections in Maharashtra and Haryana are out. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally Shiv Sena would hold the power for the second time in a row as they have gained a clear majority.  In 288 seats, BJP and Shiv Sena won 162 while opposition Congress […]

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World celebrates Diwali in style

MumbaiWe all know Festival of Lights is the biggest celebration in India. But Diwali is celebrated with equal zeal around the world. As Indians are spread across the globe, this festival too has travelled far and wide. While the US, the UK, New Zealand, Australia and other European countries have imbibed the festival in their […]

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Saurav Ganguly is new BCCI boss

Saurav Ganguly has taken charge as the BCCI president. The Board of Cricket Control in India is the highest cricket governing body in the country.  Ganguly is the only second Indian captain to hold the post. The last time it was held in 1954 by Maharajkumar of Vizianagram.  Ganguly, who led India to 21 Test […]

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Canada: Trudeau to form govt with Singh

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will remain in power but with a minority government.  Indian-origin Canadian politician Jagmeet Singh, whose New Democratic Party (NDP) won 24 seats in the general election, will join hands with Trudeau’s Liberal Party to form the government.  Trudeau’s Liberal Party won win 157 seats, 13 short of a majority. The […]