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5188
Inspiration4 amateur astronauts return to Earth

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Four amateur astronauts have splashed down successfully in the Atlantic Ocean after three days in space. They are the first all-civilian team ever to orbit the Earth. The crew left on a SpaceX capsule from Florida on Wednesday, and landed off the state's coast on Saturday. (Source: bbc.com)

Sun, 19 Sep, 2021

5187
World’s longest expressway

World’s longest expressway between Delhi and Mumbai to open in March 2023.Delhi-Mumbai Expressway: The 1380-km eight-lane expressway — passing through Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat — will reduce travel time between the cities to 12 hours (Source: The Indian Express)

Sun, 19 Sep, 2021

5186
Michiyo Tsujimura

Michiyo Tsujimura (17 September 1888 – 1 June 1969) was a Japanese agricultural scientist and biochemist whose research focused on the components of green tea. She was the first woman in Japan to receive a doctoral degree in agriculture. (Source: Wikipedia)

Sun, 19 Sep, 2021

5185
Battle of Saragarhi

The Battle of Saragarhi is considered one of the finest last stands in the military history of the world. 21 soldiers were pitted against over 8,000 Afridi and Orakzai tribals. The soldiers of 36th Sikhs (now 4 Sikh), led by Havildar Ishar Singh, fought till their last breath, killing 200 tribals and injuring 600. (Source: The Indian Express)

Sun, 19 Sep, 2021

5184
Aziz Hajini

Aziz Hajini was a Kashmiri writer, poet, critic and a recipient of Sahitya Akademi award. He served as a government school teacher for 30 years before being appointed as assistant professor at the department of Kashmiri of the University of Kashmir till he retired from active service in 2019 (Source: Wikipedia)

Sun, 19 Sep, 2021

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Amrullah Saleh

Amrullah Saleh is an Afghan politician who has claimed presidential powers and duties, as acting president of Afghanistan since 17 August 2021. He has been serving as the first vice president of Afghanistan since February 2020, served as the minister of Interior Affairs, head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) (Source: Wikipedia)

Sun, 12 Sep, 2021

5181
The Gulf of Mannar

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A large shallow bay forming part of the Laccadive Sea in the Indian Ocean with an average depth of 5.8m. It lies between the west coast of Sri Lanka and the southeastern tip of India. Denmark & Tamil Nadu has partnered to create an energy island in the Gulf of Mannar (Source: Wikipedia)

Sun, 12 Sep, 2021

5180
Piyush Goyal is Sherpa for G20 summit

The government has appointed Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textile Piyush Goyal as Sherpa for the G20, replacing former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu. The minister will steer negotiations with partner countries on policy issues.(Source: The Hindu)

Sun, 12 Sep, 2021

5179
Bhupendra Patel to be new Gujarat CM

Bhupendra Patel, popularly known as Bhupendrabhai Patel, will lead Gujarat in its next assembly election in 2022 as the party has announced his name as the successor of Vijay Rupani, who resigned from the post on Saturday. (Source: The Hindustan Times)

Sun, 12 Sep, 2021

5177
Eat Right Station

THE CHANDIGARH Railway Station was awarded a 5- star ‘Eat Right Station’ certification for providing high-quality, nutritious food to passengers, after 4 others - Anand Vihar (Delhi), CST (Mumbai), Mumbai Central Railway Stationi and Vadodara Railway Station. (Source: The Indian Express)

Sun, 05 Sep, 2021

5176
Perseverance has its first rock

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The US space agency has confirmed that its Perseverance rover has retrieved its first rock sample on Mars. The drill sample from the slab known as Rochette will be sent back to Earth for analysis. (Source: bbc.com)

Sun, 05 Sep, 2021

5175
Avani Lekhara

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Avani Lekhara is an Indian Paralympian and rifle shooter. She won a gold medal in 10m air rifle standing and a bronze medal in 50m air rifle standing at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. (Source: The Indian Express)

Sun, 05 Sep, 2021

5174
Greater Male Connectivity Project

India, Maldives to sign pact on Greater Male Connectivity Project. It it will involve the construction of a 6.74 km long bridge and causeway link connecting the capital Male with the adjoining islands of Villingli, Gulhifalhu and Thilafushi. (Source: The Indian Express)

Sun, 05 Sep, 2021