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  • 14-Mar-2019
  • Special Olympics World Games 2019 in The UAE Makes History

    Special Olympics World Games 2019 which is being held from March 14 to March 21 in the UAE has made history by welcoming a record-breaking 200 nations ahead of the Games. Of the 200 nations, 195 will compete in the Games and five will observe.
     It is being held in West Asia for the first time. 7,500 athletes will take part in 24 Olympic-style sports over seven days. 
  • 12-Mar-2019
  • India-Bangladesh Jointly Inaugurated 4 Development Projects

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina jointly unveiled e-plaques for development projects in Bangladesh through video conferencing. 
    This was the sixth such video conference between PM Modi and Prime Minister Hasina. Both the leaders launched the e-plaques for these projects in Bangladesh:
  • 11-Mar-2019
  • 116-Year-Old Japanese Woman Honoured As World's Oldest Person Alive By Guinness World Records

    A 116-year-old Japanese woman who loves playing the board game Othello is being honored as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records.

     Tanaka was born January 2, 1903, the seventh among eight children. The previous oldest living person was another Japanese woman, Chiyo Miyako, who died in July at age 117.
  • 04-Mar-2019
  • US Officially Closes Jerusalem Consulate

    The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel. 
    The U.S. State Department stated that the decision was driven to increase the efficiency and effectiveness in diplomatic engagements.
  • 27-Feb-2019
  • Muhammadu Buhari Re-Elected Nigerian President

    Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected Nigeria's President, results showed, after a delayed poll that angered voters and led to claims of rigging and collusion.

    Buhari, 76, took an unassailable lead of more than four million votes as the last states were yet to be declared, making it impossible for his nearest rival, Atiku Abubakar, to win.

  • 25-Feb-2019
  • Zimbabwe Starts Trading New Currency RTGS dollar

    Zimbabwe started to trade its new currency, the RTGS dollar, two days after the central bank announced measures to try and resolve a chronic monetary crisis. 
    The new currency replaces electronic bank savings called digital dollars and the bond notes and was named after the real-time gross settlement system that banks use to transfer money between each other.
  • Cobra Gold Military Exercises Held In Thailand

    Thailand and the United States hosted the annual Cobra Gold military exercise, the biggest activity of its type in the Asia-Pacific region with 29 nations taking part as participants or observers. Apart from the 2 countries, 7 countries who participated in the exercise were India, Singapore, Japan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and South Korea.
    The Indian Army participated in the military training exercise with a 14-member contingent. India participated in this exercise for the first time in the ‘Observer Plus’ category in 2016alongside China.

  • Oscar Awards 2019 Announced: Complete List Of Winners

    The 91st Academy Awards (Oscars) has been announced at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, the USA. 
    Rami Malek was named Best Actor in a Leading Role for 'Bohemian Rhapsody', while Olivia Colman won Best Actress Oscar for 'The Favourite' at the 91st Academy Awards.
    India-based 'Period. End of Sentence.' has won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject.
  • 23-Feb-2019
  • President Bashir Declares Year-Long State Of Emergency In Sudan

    Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has declared a year-long state of emergency, dissolving his cabinet and local governments throughout the country.
    Omar al-Bashir in a televised address called on Sudan's parliament to postpone constitutional amendments that would allow him to run for another term in a presidential election in 2020.
  • 14-Feb-2019
  • Bradley Cooper Wins Best Director From PETA for ‘A Star Is Born’

    Bradley Cooper has been awarded the ‘Oscat’ by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
    The animal rights organisation awarded Cooper "for his enlightened decision to cast his own canine companion in 'A Star Is Born' rather than using one supplied by a notorious animal exhibitor".

     

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