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Poorna Malavath scales Sixth Tallest Peak

Poorna Malavath has conquered the six highest peak in six continents in succession after scaling the highest peak of Antarctica, Mount Vinson Massif on 26th December 2019. Poorna also holds the record for the youngest girl in the world to scale Mount Everest at the age of 13 years and 11 months back in 2014. ..

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Manav Thakkar becomes first Indian to be ranked World No.1 in U-21 Men’s Singles Category

19-year-old Indian table tennis player Manav Thakkar has jumped nine places to become the world number 1 in the Under-21 Men’s single category rankings released by the International Tennis Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Friday, 3rd January 2020. The updated ranking was released by ITTF on Friday, in which Manav achieved the feat after winning the ..

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World Migration Report 2020 launched by IOM

‘The World Migration Report 2020’ was launched by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. IOM headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, was established in 1951, became a related organization to the United Nations in September 2019. The 2020 World Migration Report marks the tenth edition in the series with the first edition ..

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Trends on Babies with Low Birth Weight

The study from the researchers of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) published in The Lancet Global Health makes the following observations: 20.5 million babies (14.6%) were found to have been born with low birth weight (less than 2.5 kg) in 2015. The prevalence in ..

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US Air Force General Tod Wolters appointed as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander

The United States Air Force General Tod D. Wolters was sworn in as top military officer of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), at NATO’s military headquarters in Mons, southern Belgium. Tod D. Wolters Service: He is a former US pilot who has served as commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces ..

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