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Protests break out over Citizenship Act

After the Parliament passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the President signed over it on December 12 to make it an Act.  The Act provides Indian citizenship to the six minority communities from Muslim-majority countries of Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. These six minority communities are – Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, Christian and Sikhs. After the Act […]

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Active volcano: New Zealand is not the only country

At least five people lost their lives and eight are still missing when an active volcano in New Zealand erupted suddenly. These people, 34 of whom have survived but still being treated for burns, were on a visit to White Island for sightseeing.  The New Zealand government has already started a probe into the accident […]

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Finland: Sanna Marin and her women-dominated cabinet

Finland’s transportation minister became the world’s youngest prime minister this week when she won a vote among Social Democrat lawmakers. She replaced outgoing Prime Minister Antti Rinne. But that’s not all.  Marin will lead a coalition government with four other female leaders, who will form the top layer of her newly formed cabinet dominated by […]

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T20 series: India beat West Indies

They were even after the second match but third one has revealed the winner. Host India beat West Indies in T20 International Series with mammoth runs and fabulous batting.  Riding on KL Rahul (91), Rohit Sharma (71) and Virat Kohli (70*) helped India win the match and the series by 67 runs.  After being put […]

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Parliament passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

In a historic move, the Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which was already passed by the Lok Sabha. Backed by the BJP government, this Bill would become an Act of law after the President of India Ramnath Kovind signs it. The bill has been drawing a lot of protests around the country due […]

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Messi is world’s best football player, again!

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player for a record sixth time. It is the 32-year-old Argentine’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and comes after he scored 54 times for club and country in 2018-19, in which Barca won La Liga. Messi piped the likes of Cristiano […]

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Terror-related attack on London Bridge

Two people were killed and three injured when a man attacked them on London bridge last week. The attack has been called terror-related. Islamic State (Daesh) took responsibility of the attack. The attacker was identified as 28-year-old Usman Khan. He was sentenced to prison time for six years in 2012 for terror charges and was […]

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Sundar Pichai is CEO of Google’s parent company

Sundar Pichai has been heading Google since 2015, but now he would also be the boss at its parent company. Pichai has been named the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Alphabet, which owns Google, and was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Both Page and Brin would be associated with Alphabet but would not […]

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Citizenship (amendment) Bill: What it is

The Modi government has cleared Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 and it would be tabled in the Parliament next week. A bill when passed by the Parliament becomes an Act. This means only after it’s confirmed by both Houses, it would come into force. Now let’s talk about Citizenship Bill and why it’s creating so much […]

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Uddhav Thackeray is the Maharashtra CM

After an eventful week, Uddhav Thackeray became the new chief minister of Maharashtra with the help of Congress and NCP. Devendra Fadnavis who took oath as the CM had to resign because he couldn’t prove majority in the state assembly.  BJP and Shiv Sena broke their alliance after the elections on the issue of chief […]