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The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the first Premier after 1997  to address the 48th World Economic Forum at  Davos.
Rafael Nadal struggled with injury on Tuesday at the Australian Open, retiring against Marin Cilic in the fifth set of their quarterfinal match.  Cilic was leading 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 2-0 when Nadal decided to give in.  The No. 2 seed, Nadal came out in the fifth set hobbling and unable to move around the court.  He had been bothered by pain in his right knee late last season. The 31-year-old Spaniard was looking to add to his 16 Grand Slam singles titles in Melbourne.  Nadal received treatment on his upper right leg after the fourth set. 
    How rare is the event? Even without the supermoon, it's the first blue moon total lunar eclipse in the U.S. since March 1866, less than a year after the Civil War ended, according to EarthSky.org. A blue moon — which occurs about every 2½ years — is another term for the second full moon in a single calendar month. January's first full moon occurred Jan. 1.  Though the exact moment of this full moon is 8:37 a.m. ET Jan. 31, the moon will appear plenty full for a day or two before and after that. However, the moon doesn't actually appear blue.
Frequently asked questions UIDAI has all my data including biometrics, bank account, PAN etc. will it track my activities? Absolutely false. UIDAI database has only minimal information that you give at the time of enrolment or upgradation. This includes: Your name, address, gender, date of birth Ten fingerprints, teo IRIS scans, facial photograph Mobile number & email ID  
   ഈ വർഷത്തെ  ഏകദിന  ക്രിക്കറ്റർ  ഓഫ് ദി ഇയർ അവാർഡും മികച്ച താരമായും   ഇന്ത്യൻ ക്യാപ്റ്റൻ വിരാട് കോലിയെ അന്താരാഷ്ട്ര ക്രിക്കറ്റ് കൗൺസിൽ(ICC )തിരഞ്ഞെടുത്തു . 2016  മുതൽ 2017 ഡിസമ്പർ  വരയുള്ള കാലയളവിലെ മിന്നുന്ന പ്രകടനമാണ്  കോലിയെ  ഈ നേട്ടത്തിന് അർഹനാക്കിയത്  ഏകദിനത്തിൽ ഏഴു സെഞ്ചറികൾ ഉൾപ്പടെ 8 .63  ശരശരിയിൽ  1818  റൺസ്  കോലി സ്വന്തമാക്കി  153  സ്‌ട്രൈക് റേറ്റിൽ 299  ട്വന്റി 20  റൺസും കഴിഞ്ഞ വര്ഷം  വിരാട് കോലി നേടിയിരുന്നു . കഴിഞ്ഞവർഷം ഒക്ടോബറിൽ ന്യൂസീലന്ഡിനെതിരേ  നേടിയ 31 -ഓ സെഞ്ച്വറി യിലാണ്  കോലി, മുൻ ഓസ്‌ട്രേലിയൻ  ക്യാപ്റ്റൻ  റിക്കി പോണ്ടിങ്ങിനെ   രണ്ടാം സ്ഥാനത്തേക്കു  പിന്തള്ളിയതു.
Donald Trump's government has cleared the air of doubts on the extension after six years to H-1B Visa holders. It is a big relief to those who apply for permanent residency (green card) said the spokespersons in Washington. For the past two weeks, rumors are on bringing anxiety to many Indians who are there on H-1B Visa got a sigh of relief.
Roshini Thomas, an Officer from Indian Foreign service or IFS is posted as the second Secretary of Indian Embassy for Switzerland and Vatican. After serving in Paris, France for the three years, she gets a posting at the Vatican, as Indian Diplomat which is a prestigious posting, being a Christian, hails from Pala near Kottayam in Kerala. Her father Thomas David, is working in Matsyafed, in Kerala expressed his happiness for his daughter getting an important posting. Religious head Bishop Mar Jacob Muricken blessed her for getting a posting at the Vatican.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) has increased the fee for work permits, effective from 18th January 2018.There are three categories.  1.Skilled workers 2.Business category of the establishment which they are employed. 3.Cultural Diversity-
Disheartening news to those dreaming to get a job as a professional in US, as it may not be any more to easy get H-1B visa.The H-1-B selection process has been made tough by the Department of Homeland security,and has specified that H-1B visa petitioners have to pre-register for H-1B cap lottery, submit applications only after winning the cap numbers in the lottery..
North Korea has declared National celebrations for having successfully tested Ballistic missile Hosong-15,(atomic warhead).North Korea claims that this missile can destroy America, the message to be sent to Donald Trumph, people were dancing on the streets of ecstasy.
UNEP's report " solid approach to waste" where Alappuzha town known as Venice of East is chosen as number one town in cleaning the solid waste bio-degradable beating the pollution. Alappuzha went serious on addressing the problem of solid waste disposal by introducing decentralized waste management system. Till recently, Alappuzha roadsides and canals were filled with garbage stinking around, and mosquitoes took almost to the verge of losing the status of the tourist center, equally exposing the locals to diseases caused by musquitos and air pollution-related health problems.

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