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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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Maha Polls: Know more about State Assembly Elections

The state of Maharashtra would go to polls next week. On October 21, people in the state would vote for the new government. And on October 24, the results would be out.  The new government would sit in the Vidhan Sabha. The state elections or Assembly elections, as they’re called, are also held every five […]

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Cricket: World record for India!

Eleven successive wins on home turf, that’s not easy but Indian cricket team did it. And made a record!  India defeated South Africa in the three-match test series by beating them with an innings and 137 runs in the second test match itself.  India made total score of 601/5d and bowled out Proteas for 275 […]

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India-born wins Nobel Prize in Economics

Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, his wife Esther Duflo and American economist Michael Kremer jointly won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” The research conducted by the 2019 Economic Sciences Laureates has considerably improved our ability to fight global poverty. In just two decades, their new experiment-based approach […]

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Simone Biles is the highest award winning gymnast

American athlete Simone Biles Has become the most decorated gymnast in history, surpassing the previous all-time record of 23 world medals won by men’s star Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus in the 1990s. The 22-year-old broke Vitaly’s record by winning on the balance beam on October 13, 2019. The win was her 24th medal at the […]

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Explained: Trump impeachment inquiry

US president Donald Trump is in the news again. This time for his impeachment inquiry. No one is above law On September 24, this year, Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, launched a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. An “impeachment inquiry” is an investigation to find out whether there […]

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Why is Iraq angry?

Iraq has been rocked by protests and riots. This West Asian country, rich in oil, has been torn by multiple wars and infighting.  Thousands of people have been demonstrating in different parts of the country against corruption, unemployment and poor public services. Security forces use water cannon, tear gas, live rounds and rubber bullets to […]

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Ayodhya issue: Ram Janmabhoomi and Babri Masjid dispute

The Supreme Court of India has announced that it would wrap up all the hearings related to Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute by October 17 this year. Does this mean the resolve is near? It’s still not sure. But before someone asks you about the issue, here’s more about it so you answer them with confidence. […]