International

Mar 222020
Kenny Rogers, a legendary American musician, has died at the age of 81. The funeral was at home in Georgia.
In an effort to reduce road congestion and help low-income people, the Luxembourg government has made travel, trams and buses free to all. In the small and affluent little European country, the average annual pass rate for a common travel pass was 4440 euro (485 dollars). Luxembourg is the first country to offer free public transport. 
ICC Women's 20-20 World Cup India's Shafali Verma tops. The 16-year-old jumped 761 points in the T20I rankings released on Wednesday. New Zealand's Susie Bates is in the second position.  Shafali has been a great figure to the World Cup. The Indian opener has scored 161 runs in four matches. Shefali is only the second Indian to reach the top of the T20 batting rankings. Earlier, Mithali Raj was ranked number one.
NASA mathematician Catherine Johnson, who has been a pillar of America's prestigious space programme has died at the age of 101. The movie "Hidden Figures" is based on the life story of Catherine Johnson. As an African-American woman, she overcomes the challenges of mathematics by capturing the maths of space.
Sanna Marin ready to become the youngest Prime Minister in the history of Finland. Transport Minister Sanna Marin (34) has been elected to the post following the resignation of Prime Minister Andre Rinne. The Social Democratic Party leader, Sanna, will be the youngest person currently serving as prime minister in the world. She has been a Member of the Finnish Parliament since 2015.
The Amazon rainforest, the largest of its kind in the world, is ablaze, with over 9,500 distinct fires burning through its main basin since August 15. Overall, Brazil has seen more than 76,000 fires ravage the Amazon in 2019, of which around 10,000 have been started in the past few weeks, mainly by loggers and farmers seeking, as they do during the summer months, to clear vast tracts for agricultural or industrial use. However, this annual exercise of planned deforestation appears to have crossed a tipping point this year.
Ministry of Commerce & Industry will be organising the 14th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnerships, in association with Confederation of Indian Industry and EXIM Bank of India in New Delhi from March 17-19, 2019. The event will mark the deepening of India-Africa economic and business ties and pave the way for a whole range of cross-border project partnerships.
ന്യൂഡല്‍ഹി: ഇന്ത്യന്‍ ബാഡ്മിന്റണ്‍ കോര്‍ട്ടിലെ സുവര്‍ണതാരമായ പി വി സിന്ധുവിനെ തേടി ചൈനയില്‍ നിന്ന് 50 കോടിയുടെ കരാര്‍. ബാഡ്മിന്റണിലെ ചൈനീസ് ആധിപത്യത്തിന് ഏറ്റവും വലിയ വെല്ലുവിളി ഉയര്‍ത്തിയ താരത്തിനെത്തേടിയാണ് ചൈനയില്‍ നിന്ന് ഞെട്ടിക്കുന്ന ഓഫര്‍ വന്നിട്ടുള്ളത്. ചൈനീസ് സ്‌പോര്‍ട്‌സ് ഉത്പന്ന നിര്‍മ്മാതാക്കളായ ലീ നിങ് ആണ് സിന്ധുവുമായി 50 കോടിയുടെ കരാര്‍ ഒപ്പിട്ടിരിക്കുന്നത്.
The India Pavilion at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 2019 was inaugurated by Mr Matthijis Wouter Knol, Director European Film Market (EFM); Mrs Paramita Tripathi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India in Berlin and Mr Peter Domsch, Head of Sales & Technical Department, EFM were also present on the occasion. The poster of IFFI 2019 was also inaugurated by the dignitaries during the inaugural ceremony. The Berlin International Film Festival being held from 7th – 17th February 2019 at Berlin, Germany.
ന്യൂയോര്‍ക്ക്: സാമൂഹ്യമാധ്യമ ലോകത്തിലെ ഒന്നാം നമ്പര്‍ മെസേജിംഗ് ആപ്ലിക്കേഷനായ വാട്സാപ്പ് വിടപറയാനൊരുങ്ങുന്നു. പൂര്‍ണമായ വിടപറയലല്ലെങ്കില്‍ പോലും ഉപയോക്താക്കളുടെ സ്വകാര്യവിവരങ്ങള്‍ കവര്‍ന്നെടുക്കുന്നുവെന്ന ആക്ഷേപം നേരിട്ട ഫേസ്ബുക്കിന്റെ മെസഞ്ചറിലേക്ക് വാട്ട്സാപ്പിനെ ലയിപ്പിക്കാനുള്ള നീക്കമാണ് മാര്‍ക്ക് സക്കര്‍ബര്‍ഗ് അണിയറയില്‍ നടത്തുന്നത്. അതീവ സുരക്ഷാ പ്രശ്നങ്ങള്‍ സൃഷ്ടിക്കുന്ന ലയനമാകും ഇതെന്നാണ് സാങ്കേതിക വിദഗ്ധരുടെ അഭിപ്രായം.
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved Submission of India's second Biennial Update Report (BUR) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change towards the fulfilment of the reporting obligation under the Convention. Salient Features:

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