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RCEP: Know more about free trade

India has decided to opt out of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which could become the world’s biggest trade agreement. India thinks that the treaty or deal would affect our farmers and smaller businesses adversely.  What is RCEP The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is a free trade agreement originally devised to consist of 16 countries […]

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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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What is Kartarpur Corridor?

India and Pakistan are not friendly neighbours. There’s always tension across the border. But there are times of peace and harmony too. And Kartarpur Corridor is trying to achieve just that. Let’s read what it is all about… India and Pakistan have signed a deal that will allow pilgrims from India to visit one of […]

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World record in Diwali

The city of Ayodhya was in the news this week, not because of Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute but because of a world record. Yes, the land of Lord Ram made to the Guinness Book of World Records by illuminating hundreds of thousands of earthen lamps as part of Diwali. Representatives from the Guinness World Records handed […]

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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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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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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 […]