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Fact Box: Tropical Cyclone “Mora”

A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal has been declared intensified into a tropical cyclone named Mora. This is second cyclone in the Bay of Bengal after Maarutha, which helped bring in the Monsoon earlier by a week over ..

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Fact Box: 52nd Annual General Meeting of African Development Bank (AfDB)

The 52nd Annual General Meeting of African Development Bank (AfDB) is being held at Gandhinagar in Gujarat from May 22-26, 2017. This is for the first time that this meeting is being held in India. This meeting is expected to ..

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Only 19% countries follow Breastfeeding Code

As per World Health Organisation (WHO), only 19% countries of 199 countries, subscribing to the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes have passed laws incorporating all Code’s recommendations. In India 46 % of infants are exclusively breastfed in their first six ..

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TRPs give way to Television Viewership in Thousands (TVTs)

Broadcasters, advertisers, ad agencies and Television Audience Measurement (TAM) Media Research — the sole agency which measures viewership, negotiated in terms of Television viewership. Television viewership will now be measured not on the basis of points but on absolute numbers with ..

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Bengaluru International Airport renamed as “Kempe Gowda International Airport”

Union Cabinet approved the new name for Bangalore’s Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) to Kempe Gowda International Airport Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) is the one and the only airport serving the Bangalore region. It is owned  by Bengaluru International Airport Pvt. ..

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“Helicopter Shot” discoverer Santosh Lal, a friend of M.S.Dhoni dies

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s childhood friend Santosh Lal , a first-class cricketer who invented  helicopter shot passed away. What is the “Helicopter Shot”? It is an unorthodox cricket shot played by a batsman. The shot was popularized by Indian skipper M.S. ..

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