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First ever four-day test match to be played between South Africa and Zimbabwe

South Africa and Zimbabwe will play the first ever four-day Test match and the International Cricket Council has laid down the template for the match. The board has decided that every day, a minimum of 98 overs will be bowled that means a total of 392 overs in four days. In a five-day game, a total of 450 overs are bowled. Also,. . . . .

India’s women's abortion rate is 47 per 1000: The Lancet Global report

A total of 15.6 million (1.56 crore) abortions took place across India in 2015 according to a research paper published in The Lancet Global Health medical journal. Out of them 81% — take medicines at home instead of going to hospitals. Overall, 12.7 million (81%) abortions were medication abortions, 2.2 million (14%) were. . . . .

‘’Youthquake’’ declared as word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries for 2017

Oxford Dictionaries on Friday declared “Youthquake” as the word of the year for 2017, owing to what it calls a “political awakening” among young voters. 'Youthquake' is defined by Oxford Dictionary as “a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people”. Last. . . . .

Neeraj Vora passed away

Neeraj Vora, an accomplished actor, writer and director, breathed his last during the early hours of Thursday. Neeraj is behind some of the most popular films of that era. He wrote comedies like Hera Pheri, Golmaal, Badshah, Hulchul, Garam Masala, Awara Paagal Deewana, dramas like Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Josh, and even mysteries. . . . .

Supreme court gives green signal for setting up of 12 fast track courts

The Supreme Court gave the green signal for the Centre’s scheme to set up 12 fast-track courts to exclusively prosecute and dispose 1,581 criminal cases pending against Members of Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies within a year. The courts operational by March 1, 2018, the Bench said. The 1,581 criminal cases were. . . . .

GE and Tata group to make LEAP engine parts in Hyderabad

US multinational giant GE and Tata Group have joined hands to manufacture CFM International LEAP engine components in India for the global supply chain, a development bound to have considerable significance for Telangana as the Tata arm associated with the project is headquartered in Hyderabad. GE Aviation and Tata Sons subsidiary,. . . . .

Kotalingala excavation work should be expedited

Kotalingala, the only pre-historic Satavahana site located in Karimnagar district, which is an archaeological evidence to the early history of Andhra kings, before the well documented Satavahana period. The first excavations in Kotalingala were done about 40 years ago. The discovery of the coins of Pre-Satavahana and Satavahana. . . . .

R.Hemalatha appointed as director of National Institute of Nutrition

R. Hemalatha has been appointed the director of the National Institute of Nutrition, the Hyderabad based premier nutrition research institute working under the Indian Council of Medical Research. She had vast experience in the field of maternal and child health, clinical and population-based studies. NIN to play a critical role. . . . .

Bommalagutta inscription, oldest evidence of Telugu literature

Epigraphists think this the oldest evidence of the use of Telugu for literature, pushing back the history of poetic use of the language by a century. In Karimnagar district, near Kurikyala village, on a hillock known as Bommalagutta, is the 11-line rock inscription spread across 25 feet. The sing-song Telugu rhyme is the work. . . . .



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