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Miss World: India finds third spot

India’s Suman Rao won the title of Miss World Asia 2019 at the Miss World beauty pageant.  The 21-year-old model from Rajasthan qualified to the top three and was announced as the second runner-up of Miss World 2019. Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh was crowned Miss World 2019. Born in Aidana village near Udaipur, Rao is […]

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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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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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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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A hotel for all Nutella fans

Love Nutella, head to California. A pop-up hotel called the Hotella Nutella will open in Napa for three days in January 2020. It will offer the ultimate stay for fans of the hazelnut spread, with new concept art. We’re talking everything from giant jars of Nutella to themed bedding and furniture, as well as breakfast-inspired […]

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Comic book sold for $1.26 million

Now this is some Marvel-ous news we are giving you! A near-mint condition of Marvel Comics 1, the first comic book published by the company, sold for a record $1.26 million (almost Rs9,00,00,000!) during a recent auction — the highest total ever for a Marvel book. Heritage Auctions, which handled the bidding, said it was […]

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Philippines kids turn dog poop into bricks

A group of school children in the Philippines are turning dog poop into ‘bio bricks’. As a class project, the Eight graders from Manila secondary school picked stray dogs’ poop from street and converted it into bricks. They gather and mix sun-dried feces with cement powder to form eco-friendly bricks for construction purposes. The students […]

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Dutee Chand named in Time 100 Next list

Dutee Chand has made India proud on many occasions, and once again she has made our hearts swell with pride.  The young sprinter has been named in Times 100 Next list. It’s an important mention because the Time magazine claims this list as new expansion of the TIME 100 list of the most influential people […]

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Venice is flooded

If you’re planning for a Venician holiday, this is not the right time. The city has seen three deluges in one week and is still flooded. The scenes at famous St. Mark’s Square were miserable. Tourists were seen in high rubber boots carrying their luggage around, and many wanted to leave the city ASAP. The […]

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Sir David Attenborough gets Indian Peace Prize

Sir David Attenborough will be honoured with the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2019. He’s a renowned naturalist and broadcaster who started his career with the BBC. The prize, installed in 1986, is awarded by Indira Gandhi Trust to individuals or organisations for promoting peace and well-being in the world. His […]