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  • India Successfully Test-Fires Nuclear Capable Ballistic Agni-1 Missile: 10 Facts
    An indigenously developed short-range nuclear capable ballistic Agni-1 was successfully test-fired today at 8:30 am from a mobile launcher at Pad 4 of the Integrated Test Range at Odisha's Dr Abdul Kalam Island, formerly known as Wheeler Island. Agni-1 missile was launched as a part of a periodic training activity by the Strategic Forces Command or SFC of the Indian Army to consolidate operational readiness. The defence forces described the trial as a "complete success" and said that all the mission objectives were met during the test. It was 18th version of Agni-I, which could achieve all parameters within the stipulated time period, said defence sources. The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) had successfully tested country's longest indigenously developed nuclear missile Agni-V on January 18 last month.
  • Emergency In Maldives: All You Need To Know About The Political Crisis
    Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen declared a 15-day state of Emergency in Maldives on Monday following a deepening political crisis where the President refused to comply with a Supreme Court order to release political prisoners. This Emergency gives sweeping powers to security forces to arrest and detain suspects. As the news of Emergency spread, a wave of protests broke out in the capital Male, with angry clashes between police and demonstrators. The government, however, maintained that Emergency was enforced for welfare of citizens. "The state of emergency was enforced in order to protect the peace and welfare of all citizens and the country," Presidency Maldives tweeted.
  • Sensex Stages Swift Recovery After Plunging Over 1,200 Points: 10 Points
    The Sensex closed 561 points lower at 34,195 on Tuesday, staging a big recovery after plunging nearly 1,275 points during the session. The NSE benchmark index - Nifty - settled 168 points lower at 10,498. The Nifty had plunged to an intraday low of 10,276 on Tuesday. The pullback in Indian markets tracked recovery in Dow futures, which moved into positive territory reversing steep losses, indicating the Wall Street was likely to open higher later in the day. The rupee also pared losses after falling to 64.39 at day's low. In recent trade, the rupee was at 64.18 against the US dollar vs its Monday's close of 64.06.
  • Forbes India 30 Under 30 List Is Out. A Look At The Young Achievers Who Made It
    Business magazine Forbes has released a 30 Under 30 list that features Indians in their 20s who are "shaping new India". The names have been selected depending upon three broad criteria - the extent of impact of their achievements, their ability to disrupt the status quo, scalability of the business or line of work and their potential to stay a long-term player, says the magazine. The exhaustive list which is spread across 15 categories has names of pistol shooter Heena Sidhu, right-arm fast-medium bowler Jasprit Bumrah, singer and song writer Jubin Nautiyal, Indian hockey goalkeeper Savita Punia, actress Bhumi Pednekar among others.
  • Markets Continue To Bleed, Sensex Ends Below 35,000: 10 Points
    Sensex and Nifty fell sharply on Monday, extending losses to a fifth session in a row, amid a selloff in global markets. Asian markets suffered big losses, amid speculation that global central banks might be forced to tighten policy more aggressively. The BSE Sensex fell 309 points to close at 34,757 while the NSE Nifty settled at 10,666. The Sensex and Nifty had slumped more than 2 per cent on Friday, posting their biggest fall in nearly 15 months, as the long-term capital gains tax on equity investments, announced in Budget 2018, dampened sentiment.

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