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Isro to launch a slew of military satellites soon.
- Amid preparations for its high-profile Rs 800 crore Chandrayaan-2 mission scheduled for an October launch.
- Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is also gearing up to launch a slew of important satellites in the coming months.
- Isro will launch a dedicated satellite, Gsat-7A, for the Indian Air Force (IAF) in September and an advanced remote sensing satellite.
- Gsat-7A, which will be lifted by a GSLV Mk II rocket, will enable the IAF to interlink different ground radar stations, airbases and AWACS aircraft.
PM Modi, Xi Jinping meet on April 27-28 to ‘reset’ ties after Doklam standoff.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold their first major “informal summit” in the picturesque Wuhan city of central China on April 27 and 28.
- The decision was made public after talks between visiting foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.
- Wang described the forthcoming Modi-Xi meeting as a “new starting point” in the relationship.
- Interestingly, the possible reset of ties follows a successful visit to India by the new Nepal PM K P Sharma Oli, where the China factor played a role.
Rahul Gandhi to be in Mangaluru on April 27 for poll campaign.
- Congress president Rahul Gandhi will arrive in Mangaluru on April 27 on the sixth leg of his election tour.
- State Forests Minister and Dakshina Kannada district-in-charge B Ramanath Rai is the party candidate in the constituency.
- Gandhi had come to the coastal region on March 20 and had held many road shows.
Navy chief Admiral Lanba begins 5-day visit to Iran.
- Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba today began a five-day visit to Iran.
- Where he would attend a conclave of major naval powers of the region and explore ways to deepen engagement between navies of the two countries.
- The sixth edition of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) and Conclave of Chiefs will be held in Tehran from April 23 to 25.
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Wang Yi is China’s new special representative for border talks with India.
- China’s foreign minister Wang Yi will be the new special representative for India-China boundary talks.
- Wang’s appointment was confirmed on Sunday when external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj who held bilateral talks with her Chinese counterpart.
- Wang, 64, succeeds his senior colleague Yang Jiechi who has now become a Politburo member of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC).
Toronto schools to mark November as Hindu heritage month.
- Canada’s largest school board has unanimously adopted a motion recognising November as Hindu heritage month in the country’s most diverse metropolitan area.
- The motion was moved before the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) by 36-year-old trustee Parthi Kandavel. The board covers 583 schools and is the third-largest in North America.
- The motion was co-sponsored by another trustee Avtar Minhas, who has gratified that it came as TDSB celebrated April as Sikh heritage month.
Sushma Swaraj to hold talks with Chinese foreign minister in Beijing.
- Sushma Swaraj will hold key talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing as the two countries continue efforts to improve bilateral ties.
- Swaraj, who reached Beijing on Saturday night, is here to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO), foreign ministers.
- India and Pakistan were admitted to the China-led bloc in 2017.
- Swaraj is expected to interact with SCO foreign ministers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Pakistan.
Mexico holds its first presidential debate in July election.
- The first of Mexico’s presidential debates have opened with fire, with front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defending the idea of an amnesty to fight.
- The other candidates harshly criticized the amnesty proposal. Third-place candidate Jose Antonio Meade says the proposal puts Lopez Obrador.
- Lopez Obrador sought in his failed 2012 presidential bid move to the middle and hadn’t much mentioned the “poor come first” slogan of this unsuccessful 2006.
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RBI makes Aadhaar linking of bank accounts mandatory.
- The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made seeding of the 12-digit Aadhaar number in bank accounts mandatory.
- A government official familiar with the matter said the updated KYC norms were necessitated by provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and Prevention of Money Laundering.
- These were aimed at ensuring that no one or no entity could open an account under a fictitious or fake name.
President Kovind gives a nod to Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance.
- President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the promulgation of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance.
- The Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018 is aimed at deterring economic offenders from evading the process of law.
- The law is aimed at quickly recovering losses to exchequer or public sector banks in cases of frauds like the alleged USD 2 billion fraud by fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi.
55% of all new bank accounts in the world opened from India.
- India’s financial inclusion efforts have won recognition from the World Bank, as their data indicates 55% of new bank accounts opened globally are from India.
- World Bank Global Findex Report recognises India’s Financial Inclusion efforts. Of the 51.4 crore bank accounts opened from 2014-17 globally.
- The total number of Jan Dhan account holders has risen to 31.44 crores in March 2018, from 28.17 crores a year earlier, according to the government data.
World Bank approves massive US Dollar 13 billion increase in capital.
- The World Bank Group has endorsed an ambitious package of measures that include a USD 13 billion increase in paid-in capital.
- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim hailed the decision as “historic” as International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde welcomed the move.
- The package approved by the Development Committee of the Board of Governors consists of USD 7.5 billion paid-in capital for International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
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Indian Tigers thrash China Dragons in WSB tie.
- Mandeep Jangrathumped Haerheng Wulepaerof China Dragons to register his first ever win in the World Series of Boxing.
- The 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medallist looked in ferocious form in the middleweight (75 kilograms).
- He nonchalantly kept landing his powerful punches as the Chinese struggled to match his pace.
Rahil Gangjee ends long title drought in Japan.
- India’s Rahil Gangjee ended a 14-year title drought when he sank a decisive birdie on the final hole for a one-shot victory at the Panasonic Open in Osaka.
- Having endured years of frustrations, the 39-year-old hit his bunker shot to complete a final round of three-under-par 68 and end his winless streak.
- It has been a very hard 14 years and the thing that surprises even me is my will to keep going.
Olivier GIroud, Alvaro Morata guide Chelsea FC to FA Cup 2018 final.
- Olivier Giroud’s wonderful goal and an Alvaro Morata header earned Chelsea a 2-0 win against Southampton on Sunday and a return to the FA Cup final.
- Antonio Conte selected Giroud over Morata in attack and France forward rewarded that faith with the opening goal.
- The win sees Chelsea advance to a meeting with Manchester United on May 19.
Rafa Nadal beats Kei Nishikori to win record 31st Masters title.
- Rafael Nadal won a record 31st Masters title after beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday.
- Nadal also became the first man in the Open era to win the same title 11 times 13 years after his first title here.
- It gave him a 76th title overall and ensured the Spaniard keeps his top ranking ahead of Roger Federer.
World’s oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117.
- The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died.
- Tajima, born on Aug. 4, 1900, was the last person born in the 19th century.
- She became the world’s oldest person seven months ago after the death in September of Violet Brown in Jamaica.
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