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Major News and Events of 05 March 2017

What Happened on 05 March 2017

Kansas Governor Assures Help to Indian Community, Regrets Killing of Indian Techie

Reports say that Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has told Indian diplomats and Indian community members that hateful action of a single person doesn’t define American people in general. He made the statement while meeting Indian community members and lieutenant governor Jeff Colyer after the killing of an Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla. Anupama Ray, Consulate General of India in Houston, United States, hailed the bravery of Ian Grillot, the heroic American who took bullet to save another man. Grillot was shot while trying to stop Navy veteran Adam Purinton from shooting two Indians. 

Land Trouble for Setting up Manipur-based National Sports University

Sundargarh district administration of Odisha is finding it difficult to identify encroachment-free land of 150-200 acres for building Manipur-based National Sports University (NSU). Sundargarh district administration has been asked by the Sports and Youth Affairs Department for identifying land for the proposed NSU campus. Reports say Sundargarh district administration has said that it has become very difficult for earmarking a single patch of land that is more than 100 acres.

Karan Johar Becomes Dad to a Girl and a Boy through Surrogacy

Famous Bollywood director-producer Karan Johar has become proud father of twin babies - a girl named Roohi and a boy named Yash. Karan made the public announcement on Sunday morning through his official tweeter handle saying "two most wonderful additions to my life and lifelines". Reports say the children were born at Masarani Hospital of Mumbai through surrogacy. This is the same hospital where AbRam, third child of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri, were born with the help of a surrogate mother.  

GSM Association Report Says India will be the Leader in Smartphone Adoption

GSM Association has conducted a global survey across 56 countries on mobile usage trend. In the GSMA Intelligence Consumer Survey 2016, the Association has categorically mentioned that in terms of smartphone adoption, India will lead the race with the net addition of 350 million connections during the period 2016-2020. The report also says that the smartphone adoption rate will be highest in countries such as India, China, and Indonesia. 

2 Terrorists, 1 Policeman Killed in South Kashmir's Tral

A 24 hour encounter between Indian security forces and terrorists in South Kashmir’s Tral ended up with the killing of two heavily armed Hizbul Mujahideen militants and a policeman (Manzoor Ahmad). Three security personnel are also reported to be injured during the gun battle. Reports say the two militants, one of whom was reportedly close to the slain Burhan Wani (poster boy of Hizbul Mujahideen), were holed up inside a residential building in Tral's Shikargah. The fierce encounter started yesterday evening after the security forces received a tip off about the presence of the two militants in Tral area.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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