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Current Affairs National
PM Modi, German President Steinmeier discuss ways to strengthen strategic partnership
- German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Saturday held wide-ranging talks with Indian leadership including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, who stressed that the world community must be unanimous in curbing and rooting out terror in all forms.
- Steinmeier, who is on a five-day visit to India, and Modi discussed ways to strengthen the strategic partnership during their meeting at the renovated Sunder Nursery, a 90-acre heritage park in central Delhi.
Medical establishments have to phase out chlorinated plastic bags by March 2019
- Medical establishments, such as hospitals and nursing homes, have to phase out chlorinated plastic bags, excluding blood bags, by March next year, as the government has amended the bio-medical waste management (BMW) rules.
- Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said the rules have been amended to improve compliance to it and strengthen implementation of environmentally sound management of bio-medical waste in India.
Telangana legislative assembly passes bill to make learning Telugu compulsory
- The Telangana Legislative Assembly passed a bill in Saturday making teaching and learning Telugu compulsory in the state.
- Telugu shall be taught as a compulsory subject from Classes 1 to 10/Standard I to X in all schools, commencing from the academic year, 2018-19 “in a phased manner”, according to the Act.
Chhattisgarh bags ‘Water Digest Award’ for best water conservation and irrigation facility
- Chhattisgarh bagged the National ‘Water Digest Award’ for Water Conservation-Diversion and for increasing the irrigation capacity in the State.
- This is the first time that Chhattisgarh Water Resources Department had been given national Award during the past 17 years.
Navy warship INS Ganga decommissioned in Mumbai
- INS Ganga, an indigenously built frigate of the Indian Navy, was decommissioned here on Thursday evening, after over three decades of service.
- Commissioned on December 30, 1985, the ship represented a big step forward in the nation’s warship building capability.
Current Affairs Business and Economy
Infosys invests $1.5 million in Waterline Data Science
- India’s second largest software services firm Infosys on Thursday said it has made a follow-on investment of $1.5 million (about Rs9.77 crore) in Waterline Data Science, a provider of data discovery and data governance software.
- Infosys had made an initial investment of $4 million in the company in January 2016.
STC, MMTC merger on cards, says Suresh Prabhu
- A merger of state-run trading firms MMTC and STC is on the cards and the matter is under process, commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu has said.
- “That is something which is already on cards because STC unfortunately has become a sick company. Therefore, there are some measures which are being taken already and this matter is under process,” Prabhu told.
Current Affairs Sports
Smriti Mandhana scores fastest fifty for India in women’s T20 cricket
- Smriti Mandhana on Sunday slammed the fastest fifty by an Indian player in women’s T20I cricket. Opening the innings against England in the third match of the ongoing women’s T20 tri-series at Brabourne Stadium, Smriti went on the attack from the word go and reached her half-century in 25 balls to better her own 30-ball 50 record she had set a few days ago against Australia.
- The overall record for the fastest fifty in women’s T20Is belongs to Sophie Devine (18 balls) of New Zealand.
Cameron Bancroft charged over ball-tampering in South Africa-Australia third Test
- Cameron Bancroft has been charged with “attempting to change the condition of the ball” following an alleged ball-tampering incident during day three of the third Test between South Africa and Australia.
- The Australian opener appeared to rub the ball with a yellow item, which was then returned to his pocket before being dropped down the front of his trousers.
Yuki Bhambri defeats Mirza Basic to cruise into Miami Open tennis second round
- Indian tennis ace Yuki Bhambri continued his rich vein of form as he swept aside Mirza Basic of Bosnia-Herzegovina in straight sets to storm into the second round of the Miami Open in Florida on Friday.
- The 25-year-old looked dominant throughout the match as he registered a comfortable 7-5, 6-3 win over Basic in a one-sided opening round clash that lasted one hour and 32 minutes.
Current Affairs World
Egypt launches WhatsApp hotline for reporting fake news
- Egypt has announced a new hotline for citizens that will run on WhatsApp and will allow them to report news that aims to “to endanger the nations security or public interests”, the media reported.
- Egypt’s citizens can report any of the fabricated news violations by sending messages to the General Prosecution office via the WhatsApp hotline.
World landmarks go dark for Earth Hour climate campaign
- The Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower and Moscow’s Red Square were among the world landmarks to go dark Saturday, as part of a global campaign to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change.
- Earth Hour, which started in Australia in 2007, is being observed by millions of supporters in 187 countries, who are turning off their lights at 8.30pm local time in what organisers describe as the world’s “largest grassroots movement for climate change”.
Current Affairs Miscellaneous
Apple proposes 13 emojis for people with disabilities
- Apple has proposed a number of emojis to the Unicode Consortium to better represent people with disabilities, reports Emojipedia.
- The emojis depict accessibility-related tools like hearing aids, guide dogs, and prosthetic limbs.
- The proposed emojis depict people who experience blindness or low-vision, those who experience deafness or have trouble hearing, those with physical disabilities, as well as those with hidden disabilities like Autism, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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