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Singapore fans react to some top Indian players failing to
make it to the world’s top T20 league. And should India
allow its cricketers to play in overseas leagues?
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Canadian PM Trudeau and family
CANADIAN Prime Minister Justin
Trudeau and his family are on a trip to
India in an aim to strengthen bilateral
ties between the two countries.
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan
met Mr Trudeau, his wife Sophie and
children Xavier and Ella in Mumbai on
Feb 20 (below). Mr Trudeau wore a
gold sherwani and his wife wore a
Said Mr Trudeau: “One of the
things that I really wanted to show to
my children is the extraordinary
diversity of India, being able to go to a
mandir, to Golden Temple, to a
mosque and then to other places, this
highlights the diversity and pluralism
of India, which isn’t without its
Free education for Karnataka
girls up to post-graduation
KARNATAKA Chief Minister
Siddaramaiah has announced that all
girls studying in government
institutions up to post-graduation will
be given free education. This is
expected to benefit 3.7 lakh female
students in the state.
Mr Siddaramaiah said Rs95 crores
will be set aside to provide “free
education for all the girl students
taking admission in government
pre-university (11th and 12th), degree
and post-graduation courses”.
In addition, free bus passes will be
given to students in schools and
colleges across the state from 2018-19,
benefiting 19.6 lakh students.
New attire for women athletes
at this year’s Commonwealth
INDIAN women athletes will not
appear in the usual saris and blazers at
the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The Indian Olympic Association
(IOA) has decided that both men and
women athletes will wear navy blue
blazers and trousers in Australia.
Said IOA secretary general Rajeev
Mehta: “We received feedback that
wearing a sari for such a long time isn’t
convenient for the athletes. Opening
ceremonies usually carry on for four to
five hours. Also, they need help to
wear it, which complicates things for
them. So we have decided that men
and women will wear similar clothes
for the ceremony.”
Goats take over classroom in
MANIPUR Education Minister T.
Radheshyam found goats in two
empty classrooms during a surprise
visit to a school Khelakhong.
The school had claimed there was a
“comfortable number of students”,
but there were no students.
Mr Radheshyam also visited
schools under the Mayang Imphal and
Wabagai assembly constituencies and
found some teachers were absent too.
“It was embarrassing that students
were not present in some schools and
the school buildings are in bad shape,”
he said, adding that new buildings will
have to be constructed if the existing
ones cannot be renovated.
Gujarat airport to have police
A POLICE station will be established
in Gujarat’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
International Airport so people can
report loss of their belongings and
crimes more conveniently instead of
going to the Sardarnagar police
station, which is about 6km from the
The new police station will handle
all cases related to air passengers and
other cases that take place within the
airport. It will also be in charge of
controlling and monitoring the traffic
inside and near the entrance of the
Himachal to hire 200 doctors
through walk-in interview
THE Himachal Pradesh Cabinet has
decided it will fill up 200 posts of
doctors through walk-in interviews to
overcome their shortage.
It is also amending a policy of
tendering bond money for MBBS
students who are pursuing a higher
This is a relief for doctors pursuing
post-graduation courses who are
facing difficulties in obtaining bank
guarantees, a government
spokesperson told IANS.
Haryana launches four
subsidised food canteens
THE Haryana government has
launched four canteens in Faridabad,
Gurugram, Hisar and Yamunanagar
which will serve cheap and nutritious
food to the poor.
It will serve meals to registered
construction workers as well as needy
people between 11am and 4pm daily
at Rs10 a meal.
A state government spokesperson
said each meal will include four
chapatis, rice, daal, vegetables, curd,
green chutney and jaggery.
Impressive moon installation attracts people in Kolkata
THRONGS of people in Kolkata came together at the Victoria Memorial to
look at a magnificent replica of a moon (above).
The Museum of the Moon installation was created by English artist Luke
Jerram with the help of the UK Space Agency.
It has a diameter of seven metres and was created using imagery from
Nasa’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera.
Mr Jerram told The Hindu that the project “restores a sense of wonder,
inspires questions and reconnects people to the night sky”.
He added that people have disconnected from the moon as they live in
cities illuminated by artificial light.
February 23, 2018
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