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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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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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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. […]

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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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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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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 […]