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  • India Successfully Test-Fires Agni-5 Ballistic Missile: All You Need To Know
    India successfully test-fired nuclear capable surface-to-surface Agni-5 Ballistic Missile today, boosting indigenous missile capabilities and deterrence strength of the country. Agni-5 is the most advanced missile in the Agni series with a strike range of over 5,000 kilometres. Agni-5 was test-fired at about 9:54 am from launch pad number 4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Abdul Kalam Island, earlier known as Wheeler Island, off Odisha coast. During the test-fire, the sophisticated missile travelled for 19 minutes and covered 4,900 km. With the first testing of Agni-5, India had become a part of the super-exclusive club of countries with ICBMs or inter-continental ballistic missiles in 2012.
  • NT Rama Rao Death Anniversary: Know All About Actor, Director And Politician
    Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, popularly known as NTR or NT Rama Rao, was an actor-director who served as Andhra Pradesh's chief minister for seven years over three terms, from 1983 to 1995. He was the tenth chief minister of Andhra Pradesh and was Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader. He died on January 18, 1996 in Hyderabad at the age of 72, reportedly due to a cardiac arrest. He was awarded the fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri in 1968, recognizing his contribution to the Indian cinema.
  • What Is Cryptocurrency? A 5-Point Breakdown Of The Digital Currency

    Cryptocurrency has become a global phenomenon, often referred as digital cash, cyber cash, digital money, digital or virtual currency, cryptocurrency is designed to make online transactions extremely secure using cryptography. Through cryptography, information is kept a secret by written or generated codes as it converts data into a format that is unreadable for an unauthorised user. This allows the data to be transmitted without anybody decoding it into a readable format. Simply put, cryptocurrency is digital money which is created from code.

  • Why Can't Centre Compel Citizens To Get Aadhaar, Asks Top Court: 10 Facts
    Aadhaar is a "giant electronic mesh" and will turn the country "into a surveillance state," petitioners alleged today as five judges of the Supreme Court began final hearing on a batch of petitions that challenge the citizen identity programme, contending that it violates an individual's fundamental right to privacy. The petitions also argue against a 2016 law enacted by parliament that empowers the government to force people to enrol for the 12-digit identification number to access public benefits and services.
  • China Opens 'World's Largest Air Purifier' To Fight Pollution: 5 Facts
    China seems to have found the solution for increasing air pollution. According to the Lancet report, air pollution in China killed about 1.8 million people. China has built a 100 metre high, nearly 328 feet tall air purifier, touted to be world's largest, to combat the deadly pollution in the country. The world's largest air purifier is built in Xian in Shaanxi province of northern China and the preliminary results have shown that smog levels have come down and there is some improvement in the air quality, the South China Morning Post reported.
  • Sensex Conquers 35,000, Nifty Hits 10,800 As Records Tumble: 10 Points
    Continuing its record-breaking spree in the New Year, the Sensex hit the 35,000 milestone today. The benchmark index surged 310 points to close at 35,081. Another benchmark index Nifty hit 10,800 today, before closing at 10,788, up 88 points. Apart from a global market rally, optimism about acceleration in corporate earnings growth and economic growth has spurred markets to new highs this year, say analysts. The rupee also closed higher at 63.88 against the US dollar today vs its Tuesday's close of 64.03.
  • "I Dream Of A Big 'I' That's India," Says PM Modi at iCreate: 10 Points
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a day in his home state Gujarat, holding an 8-km roadshow to Mahatma Gandhi's ashram in Sabarmati, and attending several other functions. As in Delhi, PM Modi had gone to the Ahmedabad airport this morning to receive the Israeli leader, whom he referred to as his "friend Bibi". Mr Netanhayu was the third international leader he hosted in Gujarat after Japan's Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping. In the evening, the Israeli leader left for Mumbai, where he has a packed day tomorrow.
  • 4 Judges Want Peace "Plan" From Chief Justice, Say Sources: 10 Facts
    Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra will meet the four senior judges who took him on publicly, tomorrow as part of the efforts at ending a rift that could impact important cases. The meeting, which was initially slated for this morning, did not take place as Justice Jasti Chelameswar is unwell and could not attend court. Sources close to the rebel judges said Chief Justice Mishra is aware of the issues. Yesterday, he had reached out to the dissenting judges and, in a 15-minute meeting, reportedly discussed "all issues" including their criticism of sensitive cases being assigned to junior judges. Sources told NDTV after the meeting that "the ice has started melting".
  • PM Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu's 8 km-Roadshow Today In Gujarat: 10 Points
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive to a grand welcome in Gujarat at around 10 this morning, starting the day-long visit to PM Modi's home state with an eight-km ride in an open-top vehicle decked with flowers from the airport to the Sabarmati Ashram. For the next seven hours in Ahmedabad and later in Sabarkantha district 100 km away, the two leaders hope to see the outcome of the pacts between the two countries at the ground level and improve the lives of people.
  • Aadhaar Case In Last Lap, Supreme Court To Start Hearing Today: 10 Points
    A legal challenge to the Aadhaar identification project is moving into its last lap. Five judges of the Supreme Court will today start holding final hearing into a batch of petitions, the earliest one filed back in 2012, that contend the scheme violates an individual's fundamental right to privacy and challenge a 2016 law enacted by parliament that empowers the government to force people to enrol for the 12-digit identification number to access not just public benefits and services. Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra heads the constitution bench.
  • "You Make Alliance With Strong" Says Benjamin Netanyahu On Ties With India: 10 Points
    After a hectic visit to Agra and talks with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rushed back to Delhi on Tuesday to inaugurate Raisina Dialogue, the annual flagship geo-politics conference, which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and foreign minister Sushma Swaraj. "The alliance of democracies is important to secure our common future, I believe possibilities are endless," Mr Netanyahu said, adding what he called the "lessons of Jewish history". "I like soft power, but hard power is usually better. You need F-35s (fighter jets), cyber (security), lot of intelligence... Where does the power for hard power come from? It comes from economic power," said the Israeli leader, who is on a six-day visit to India.
  • 26/11 Attack Site Nariman House To Be Converted Into 'Living Memorial': 10 Facts
    The Nariman House, also called Chabad House, that was under siege during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, is being converted into a 'living memorial' dedicated to those killed in the carnage. A formal announcement on the memorial, being set up by Jewish organisation Chabad-Lubavitch, will be made during the Mumbai visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday. Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, the Jewish couple who served as directors at the Nariman House, were killed along with six others during the November 2008 terrorist attack.  The couple's son Moshe Holtzberg, who was two years old then and was saved by his Indian nanny, Sandra Samuels, is in Mumbai to visit the Chabad House. Now 11, this is old Moshe's first visit since the tragedy struck the family more than nine years ago.
  • Chief Justice Met 4 Judges, Ice Has Begun Melting, Say Sources: 10 Points
    Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra today met the four judges who had criticised him publicly, and discussed "all issues", top sources have told NDTV. "The ice has started melting," said the sources, delivering another twist in the story after Attorney General KK Venugopal said that the dispute remained unresolved. One of the main triggers of the unprecedented rift, the case related to judge BH Loya's death, was taken up today by the Supreme Court.
  • PM Modi Invites Israeli Defence Companies To Make In India: 10 Points
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited Israeli defence companies to India for co-production during his bilateral meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu, his Israeli counterpart whom he referred to as "my friend Bibi". The two countries signed nine agreements, including ones on cooperation in the oil and gas sector and co-production of films. The two leaders also held extensive talks on controlling terror, a matter on which Israel has a tough stand. The two nations have also decided to work on a free trade pact that Israel has been pushing for, reported news agency Reuters
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day: 10 Quotes From The Civil Rights Champion That Will Leave You Inspired
    Martin Luther King Jr Day is observed on January 15 across the world. Born in 1929, the American civil rights champion, Martin Luther King Jr, is remembered as one of the finest orators and influential speakers in the world. He was assassinated at the age of 39 in1968, but the impact he made during his lifetime as an activist and Baptist minister is unmatched. He received Nobel Peace Prize of 1964 for fighting racial inequality through non-violent resistance. His words still resonate with people and encourage the world leaders to stand up for justice and equality.

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