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And the Nobel Prize winners are…

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced the Nobel Prizes for this year.  Peace Prize Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending the 20-year war between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Ethiopia and Eritrea, long-time foes who fought a border war from 1998 to 2000, restored relations in […]

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Mars, here we come!

The prototype is ready. But do you want to go to Mars? Entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled a prototype of Spaceship that would carry humans to Mars.  “This is basically the holy grail of space,” Musk said. Musk’s company SpaceX manufactures rockets and space-related stuff, but his most ambitious dream is to colonise Mars. And he […]

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Coleman wins 100 m race, Dutee falters

US sprinter Christian Coleman stormed to 100 meters gold at the World Athletics Championships in Doha. Coleman was a hot favorite going into the final and did not disappoint with a blistering winning time of 9.76 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year and sixth best of all time. Defending champion Justin Gatlin […]

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Messi is the footballer of the year, again!

Argentine football sensation Lionel Messi won the the best FIFA Player of the Year award for a record sixth time. He last won the award in 2015.  Messi beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo to win the honour.  He had won the Spanish La Liga title with Barcelona last season […]

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Indian wrestlers pull best-ever haul

India finished its run at World Wrestling Championship in Kazakhstan with its best-ever performance of five medals — one silver and four bronze. Rahul Aware won the bronze medal after defeating America’s Tyler Lee Graff by 11-4. Aware was fighting for the bronze medal after losing his semi-final bout to Georgia’s Beko Lomtadze by 6-10 […]

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#HowDareYou ignore our future !

She’s become a global voice for environmental issues. The 16-year-old Swedish girl rocked the United Nations summit on Climate Change with her impassioned speech. Greta Thunberg confronted the world leaders by saying, “How dare you?” and condemned them for failing to take strong measures to combat climate change. “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be […]

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F1: Vettel is back!

While Mercedes and Red Bull were the top contenders in Singapore hopeful of fighting for the spoils, it was the Prancing Horse that drove home the trophy. The four-time world champion ended his more than a year drought by winning at the Marina Bay. Sebastian Vettel is the man of the moment, and he’s enjoying […]

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Who is Junko Tabei

Google keeps on livening up its search bar with various events from history. Last week Google celebrates the 80th birthday of Junko Tabei with its ‘seven summit’ doodle. But do you know who’s Junko Tabei? Junko Tabei was the first woman to stand on the summit of Mount Everest. She was the first woman to […]

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Dr Drone’s on the way, folks

We all have been fascinated by those small autonomous planes buzzing over heads. Drones are mostly used for spying and surveillance but they sure are of much more help. If all goes as planned, drones would deliver medicines in cases of emergency in Maharashtra soon. The Devendra Fadnavis government has partnered with the US firm […]

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What is NRC, and how it affects us?

The NRC or National Register of Citizens is the register which contains the names of all the citizens of India. Think it like your class attendance register. Would you be a member of your class if your name is not in the register? The NRC tries to know if the names in the register are […]