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  • 12-Jul-2019
  • North Korea revises constitution

    North Korea has revised its constitution to make Kim Jong Un head of state, a promotion that could help normalise the isolated country’s diplomatic relations with the rest of the world.

    A new text of North Korea’s governing document  quietly posted on the propaganda website Naenara -- adds represents the country to the list of duties of the chairman of the State Affairs Commission, Kims top government title. While such a change had been speculated since North Korea amended its constitution in April, the regime never formally released the revised language.

  • 11-Jul-2019
  • Ukraine inaugurates world's largest Metal Dome

    Ukraine and its European partners on Wednesday formally inaugurated a new metal dome encasing the destroyed reactor at the infamous Chernobyl plant, wrapping up a two-decade effort.

    Branded as the world’s largest movable metal structure, the so-called New Safe Confinement seals the remains of the fourth reactor at the nuclear plant that was the site of the massive Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

  • World Population Day: 11 July

    The United Nations observes 11 July every year as World Population Day. This year's World Population Day calls for global attention to the unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development.

  • Taylor Swift Topped 100 highest-paid Forbes Celebrity list

    Singer Taylor Swift has topped the Forbes' Celebrity 100 list and emerged as the highest-paid celebrity with her 2019 estimated earnings of over USD 185 million.

    Taylor Swift replaced Kylie Jenner. Jenner is now 2nd in the list.

    India's Akshay kumar is placed 33rd in the list.

  • Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto passes away

    The legendary Brazilian musician and songwriter Joao Gilberto passed away. He was the pioneer of the lilting, melodious and famous music known as Bossa Nova.

  • 10-Jul-2019
  • Russia launched Soyuz Carrier Rocket with 33 satellites

    Russia successfully launched its Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket on Friday with a hydrometeorological satellite and 32 small satellites, the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos said.

    The rocket blasted off at 8.41 a.m. (local time) from the Vostochny spaceport in the Far Eastern Amur Region.

  • France to impose green tax on plane tickets from 2020

    The French government is to impose a tax of up to €18 on plane tickets for all flights from airports in France to fund less-polluting transportation projects, a Minister said on Tuesday.

    The move, which will take effect from 2020, will see a tax of €1.5 imposed on economy-class tickets on internal flights and those within Europe, with the highest tariff applied to business-class travellers flying outside the bloc, Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne said.

  • Walmart Labs acqui-hires startups FloCare and BigTrade

    Walmart Labs, the technology arm of the US retail giant, has acqui-hired health tech start-up FloCare and B2B trading platform BigTrade for an undisclosed amount. Walmart has brought on-board the ??teams of the two Bengaluru-based companies to help strengthen its customer technology and supply chain.

  • 09-Jul-2019
  • Kyriakos Mitsotakis becomes Greece's new PM

    Greece's new conservative prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in Monday after a sweeping election victory put him in charge of the EU's most indebted member with promises to end a decade of economic crisis.

  • Sri Lanka inaugurates model village built with Indian assistance

    A model village has been inaugurated in Sri Lanka as a part of housing project meant for civil war-affected people and estate workers with Indian assistance.

    A total of 2,400 houses all across Sri Lanka are to be constricted by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Housing and Construction and Cultural Affairs and India has partnered with the ministry and is providing grant of Rs 1,200 million (USD 17.5 million).

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