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Rahul Tells Modi not to Drag Pakistan in Gujarat Polls

In recent reports, Modi has accused Congress of meeting with the High Commissioner of Pakistan at the New Delhi residence of Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar. The PM pointed that the very next day the party leader came out with the scandalous remark of 'neech' towards the PM. Retorting, Congress Vice President told Modi to not bring other countries into his rally speeches and concentrate more on the development of the poll-bound state.

Third test between India Sri Lanka ends in draw; India wins series 1-0

The third test between India and Sri Lanka ended in a draw. With this, India has won the series by 1-0. However, the test was a moral victory for Sri Lanka as the team's youngsters, led by Dhananjaya De Silva, took advantage of the ineffectiveness of the Indian spinners and ensured the match ended in a draw. During the test, which was held in Delhi, the Sri Lankan team had also to face the pollution.

Chinese Foreign Minister to travel to New Delhi

Wang Yi, the Chinese Foreign Minister, will attend the meeting of Russia, India and China (RIC) Foreign Minister in New Delhi on December 10. Media reports quoted Wang Yi's office as saying that the minitser would also hold talks with Indian officials. Following the Dokalam standoff, this would be the first high-level visit by a Chinese official to India.

Mukesh Ambani says GDP of India would double to $5 trillion in the next seven years

Speaking at the HT Leadership Summit in Delhi, Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman and MD Mukesh Ambani stated that the GDP of India would double to $5 trillion in the next seven years and to $10 trillion by the end of 2030. Ambani further stated that within this century, the country can become the most prosperous nation in the world and can overtake both China and the United States.

Paytm Payments Bank formally launched

The Paytm Payments Bank was formally launched on Tuesday. The bank was launched by CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma. With this formal announcement, the offline services of the Paytm Payments Bank have also begun. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was present on the occasion. At the event, the chief executive and founder shared details of the progress made by the bank so far and also talked about how the Paytm Payments Bank will grow.

BharatNet phase 2 launched
Governmnet of India has launched BharatNet Phase 2 to provide high-speed broadband service in all Gram Panchayats by March 2019. It is expected to cost around 34 thousand crore rupees.
Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has signed MoUs with states for the implementation of the second phase of BharatNet. Under this phase, broadband connectivity will be provided in remaining 1.5 lakh Gram Panchayats in the country. Broadband infrastructure on Optical Fibre network has been made available in more than one lakh Gram Panchayats as part of BharatNet Phase-1 and by December this year, all these Panchayats will be operational on the BharatNet infrastructure.
Almost 90 thousand installations have been completed and broadband services are expected to commence in 80 thousand Gram Panchayats soon.
Galaxy S9 Devices may Have Fingerprint Scanner below Camera

After Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 were criticized for the placement of fingerprint scanner, new leaks suggest that in the Galaxy S9 series, the location will not be next to the camera module but rather below it. The leaked images from the Android Headlines also reveal only one lens at the back. It remains to be seen if Samsung removes the dual camera trend on both the S9 and S9+ devices.

IAF Successfully Test Fired BrahMos from Sukhoi 30-MKI
In a first for India and the world, BrahMos was test fired on 22 November 2017 from IAF's Sukhoi 30-MKI. Counted among the heaviest missiles in the world, BrahMos will be integrated on IAF's frontline fighter jet. The missile which essentially adds to India's strike capabilities can be launched in either vertical or inclined configuration, depending on the type of the ship. Development of higher range for the missile is also underway.
Innovative techniques to be introduced by Indian Railway to eliminate rail accidents

According to reports, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has stated that innovative techniques will be introduced to eliminate rail accidents. These techniques include revamping the existing signalling system by use of TPWS - Train protection and Warning System and MTRC, Mobile Train Radio Communication. Railway will be eliminating existing 5000 unmanned level crossings in a time bound manner.

According to the Minister, about 20 stations will be modernised in an expedited manner with superior infrastructure and passenger facilities, including disabled-friendly, by December 2018. It is also proposed to increase speed of around 700 trains with effect from November this year.

M C Mary Kom wins gold medal in 48 kg category in Asian Women's Boxing Championship.

Mary Kom notched up her fifth gold medal in 48 kg category in Asian Women's Boxing Championships at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. She has won World Championship 5 times and has Olympic Bronze medal to her credit. This was Mary Kom’s fifth final in only six appearances, which means she remains unbeaten in the summit clash of the continental championship.

This is Mary Kom's first international gold medal since the 2014 Asian Games and her first medal in over a year.

Indian women's hockey team lifts Asia Cup title

India beat China 5-4 in Women's Asia Cup final held at Kakamigahara in Japan. The match was a nail-biting one. At full time, both teams were level One-One. Navjot Kaur in the 25th minute scored for India and was equalised by Tiantian Luo of China when she converted a penalty corner in the 47th minute. With this win India Qualifies for 2018 World Cup. South Korea secured third place with a 1-0 win over Japan. The last time India won the Women's Asia Cup title was in 2004. This is the second Asia cup title.

Amanpreet wins bronze at ISSF World Cup Final

Amanpreet Singh of India clinched a bronze medal in his maiden appearance in an International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final being held at Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.Amanpreet, who has appeared in 21 World Cups so far, won his first medal at the ISSF World Cup earlier in March this year when he clinched a silver medal in the 50m pistol event.Earlier, ace shooters Jitu and Heena Sidhu brought joy to the Indian squad by striking gold in the 10m mixed team air pistol event on the opening day on Tuesday. 

Ban on Condom Ads on TV

All the condom promotion ads will be banned from Indian television as they pose indecent content for children. According to officials, the content can harm the psyche of children. The ads, however, can run from 10 PM to 6 AM. No TV channels are allowed to telecast the ads at any other time. Failure to obey the order may cause legal action against them.

Actor Shashi Kapoor dies aged 79

Veteran film actor Shashi Kapoor has died in Mumbai aged 79. The younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, he acted in notable films such as Dewaar, Junoon etc. He was also famous for his theatre work. He is survived by daughter Sanjana Kapoor and sons Kunal and Karan. Here you can know more about Shashi Kapoor.

Protestors demand a ban on Padmavati

In several parts of the country, protests against Padmavati intensified on Friday. Several people in the states of Haryana, Tamil Nadu, and Rajasthan, took to the streets demanding a ban on the movie on the grounds that it distorted facts and hurt sentiments. The entrance to the Chittorgarh Fort was also blocked by protestors who stated that they will not allow the film to be released.

Civilian, Pakistani Militants Killed in Kashmir Gunfire

Three militants are reported to have been killed by the security forces in Baramulla area of northern Kashmir. A woman named Misra Bano is also confirmed to be dead in the cross-fire between the two. The woman got killed while she was trying to run away from the house where the Pakistani militants were trapped. The Internet services were stopped in the areas of Kupwara and Sopore for precaution.

UIDAI says there is no court order on Aadhaar linking

The Unique Identification Authority of India has advised people to complete the linking of the Aadhaar with different services as soon as possible. The authority stated that the Supreme Court has not stayed the linking of Aadhaar. December 31, 2017, is the deadline for linking Aadhaar with bank accounts and other services. February 6, 2018, is the deadline for verifying Aadhaar with mobile phone numbers.

Family members of Afrazul Khan demand justice

Family members of Afrazul Khan are demanding justice. 47-year-old Afrazul Khan, a Muslim labourer hailing from Malda in West Bengal, was brutally hacked an then burnt alive in Rajasthan over an affair. The family members of the victim, who are in disbelief, have demanded that the killer should be hand. They have also alleged that there is a conspiracy. Police have arrested the accused Shambhulal Regar.




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