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AWARDS AND HONOURS
PM Modi wins reader’s poll for TIME’s Person of the Year
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was declared as the winner of TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year. According to TIME Magazine, Modi won with 18 per cent of the vote when the poll closed. TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year will be announced on December 7, and is selected by TIME Magazine editors. He (Modi) placed well ahead of his closest contenders, including Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Julian Assange, who all received seven per cent of the “yes” vote.
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Union HRD Ministry launches Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan
Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar launched ‘Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan’ in New Delhi. Union HRD Minister appealed to the faculty and especially young students to come forward and join ‘Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan’ to encourage, create awareness and motivate all people around them to use a digitally enabled cashless economic system for transfer of fund.
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UNESCO includes Yoga in Intangible Cultural Heritage list
UNESCO has included yoga into the list of intangible cultural heritages of humanity, announced the Indian Foreign Ministry. The prestigious list in recognition of its influence on Indian society, from health and medicine to education and the arts the world heritage committee. The Paris-based UN body added Cuba’s rumba dance and Belgium’s beer culture to the list, which also includes the Mediterranean diet, Peking opera and the Peruvian scissors dance.
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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Israeli scientists create world’s first water-wave laser
Scientists have created the first ‘water-wave laser’ that emits a beam through the interaction of light and water waves, and may be used in ‘lab-on-a-chip’ devices to study cell biology and test new drug therapies. The latest discovery will find broad applications in cell biology and new drug therapies. The tiny laser could someday find use as small sensors which combine light waves, sound and water waves.
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Russian Scientist develop new cheap way to produce nuclear fuel using electricity
Scientists in Russia have developed a unique, low-cost method for producing high-quality nuclear fuel using electricity. The main type of fuel for nuclear power reactors is the uranium oxide pellet composition, said Ivan Tananaev, from the Far Eastern Federal University School of Natural Sciences. It is produced from a powder by granulation, pressing, and sintering (coalescing into a solid or porous mass by heating) with the subsequent control of the quality and size of the pellets.
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Indian scientist wins dark energy-related 10-year-old wager
Pune-based theoretical physicist and Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) professor Thanu Padmanabhan has won the decade long challenge he posed to the international community of astrophysicists to prove his ideas on dark energy wrong by 2016. David Wiltshire conceded the wager at the 13th International Symposium on Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics in Sydney.
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Italy PM Renzi to resign today as reform referendum fails
Italy’s president, Mr Renzi announced his resignation after his plan to reform the constitution was rejected by voters. Italy’s president will decide whether to appoint a new PM or hold elections. There are concerns the instability may trigger a deeper crisis for Italy’s already vulnerable banking sector.
A consortium organising a possible bailout for one leading bank, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, is meeting to consider whether to pursue the rescue bid. With most ballots counted, the No vote leads with 60% against 40% for Yes, with a 70% turnout.
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New Zealand PM John Key announces resignation
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who won praise for his economic stewardship after the global financial crisis, unexpectedly announced his resignation after eight years in power backing his finance minister to take the helm. Key, a popular former foreign exchange dealer who grew up in state housing, is part-way through a third, three-year term that has been marked by political stability and economic reform.
Golfer Mukesh Kumar becomes oldest Asian Tour winner
India’s Mukesh Kumar became the oldest golfer to win an Asian Tour title when he lifted the weather-hit Panasonic Open here after it was curtailed to 54 holes. The 51-year-old Mukesh, who has 123 PGTI titles under his belt, turned in a two-under 70 in the final round to total 10-under 206 to claim the trophy — his first on the Asian Tour.
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