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Roger Mayweather passes away

Roger Mayweather, who passed away recently at the age of 58, was a two-time world champion turned trainer in boxing. He was also the uncle of the boxing star Floyd Mayweather, and trained him for most of the latter’s boxing career. Roger Mayweather had won world titles at super featherweight and super lightweight categories. During ..

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Border Roads Organisation opens suspension bridge over the Teesta river

The Border Roads Organisation opened a 360 feet long suspension bridge over the Teesta river near Chungthang town in North Sikkim. Under Project Swastik the project of construction of the bridge commenced in October 2019 and completed it in January 2020. The bridge is expected to promote tourism in the state. It also enables the movement ..

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American actor-singer Kenny Rogers passes away

American actor-singer Kenny Rogers recently passed away at the age of 81. He was a three-time Grammy-winning singer. The singer was famous for various genres of his music albums including jazz, folk, country and pop. Some of his popular musical works includes ‘Lucille,’ ‘Lady’ and ‘Islands in the Stream’.  He was celebrated as a Superstar by ..

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RBI appoints R Gandhi and Ananth Narayan on Yes Bank Board

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed former RBI Deputy Governor R Gandhi and former banker Ananth Narayan on the board of Yes Bank. They have been appointed as Additional directors on the board for two years. Ananth Narayan was serving as the regional head of financial markets in the Standard Chartered Bank. R ..

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Indian mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta nominated for Limca Book of World Records

Bengaluru-based mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta has been nominated for the Limca Book of World Records for becoming the first Indian to climb the highest volcanoes of all 7 continents. He had also been named in the Guinness Book of World Records. He achieved the feat in 2019 and the acknowledgement came recently. He scaled the highest ..

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