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Iran President to address people in Hyderabad mosque this Friday.
- Hyderabad is set to witness a historic event, the first in 325 years, when the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, visits the grand Makkah Masjid here to address the weekly congregation.
- This is perhaps the first time that a head of state will address the Friday congregation (Jumu’ah) at the historic mosque.
- This is also the first time that the Iranian President will arrive directly in Hyderabad instead of the national capital, New Delhi.
- Though Dr Rouhani is the second Iranian President to visit Hyderabad, he is the first Iranian head of state who will address the Jumu’ah congregation.
Railways introduce refurbished Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani train.
- Western Railway’s premier Rajdhani Express got refurbished coaches under the ministry’s “Operation Swarn”, a project to improve the aesthetics and comfort levels of passenger trains.
- The moves comes weeks after the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express got coaches, christened ‘Anubhuti’, with aircraft-like interiors.
- Mukul Jain, Divisional Railway Manager of WR’s Mumbai division released a special brochure depicting the special features of the newly refurbished Rajdhani Express.
From April 1, pay Rs 200 to enter Taj mausoleum.
- April 1, domestic tourists visiting the Taj Mahal will have to pay Rs 50 to enter the premises and pay an additional Rs 200 to gain entry into the 16th-century monument’s main mausoleum and the tomb in the basement.
- Culture minister Mahesh Sharma said the ministry doesn’t intend to limit the number of tourists visiting the monument.
- He said tourists will be asked to choose between the category of tickets available at the time of gaining entry into the Taj Mahal.
- Based on the NEERI report, the ministry decided to increase basic ticket prices from Rs 40 to Rs 50 and to introduce a new category of tickets for the researchers and more serious tourists.
Defence Ministry purchases Light Machine Guns and sniper rifles for soldiers.
- Defence Ministry cleared the procurement of sniper rifles and Light Machine Guns (LMGs) for the armed forces on a fast-track basis.
- The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by the defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman accorded approval to Capital Acquisition Proposals of approximately Rs 15,935 crore.
- The DAC also approved procurement of 5,719 Sniper Rifles for the Indian Army and Indian Air Force at an estimated cost of Rs 982 crore.
Meghalaya governor inaugurates India, Bangladesh ‘Friendship Gate’.
- Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad inaugurated the “Friendship Gate” constructed with an aim to have a Wagah-like beating retreat ceremony for the Indian and Bangladesh border guards.
- The Friendship Gate has been constructed near Integrated Check post, 90 km South of capital Shillong on the border with Bangladesh.
- The Governor also met Border Guard of Bangladesh’s Additional Director Zahid Hasan, who was present on the occasion and distributed sweets to both the troops at the venue.
- The Governor also inaugurated a BSF Border outpost at Umsyiem during his visit to the border.
Air Odisha gets flying permit, to begin operations on February 17 from Gujarat.
- Bhubaneswar-based Air Odisha has received regulatory approvals to begin scheduled passenger commuter services under the regional connectivity scheme.
- The Directorate General of Civil Aviation issued Air Odisha the scheduled commuter operator permit, which allows the airline to launch its services on the regional route.
- Air Odisha operations head Santosh said we will launch operations as a scheduled commuter airline from the 17th of this month with flight services to Mundra from Ahmedabad.
First Abu Dhabi oil to flow for Mangalore storage by May.
- India expects the first crude from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to flow for filling half of the Mangalore storage facility by May.
- ADNOC has indicated its oil shipments are booked for the next two months.
- ADNOC will send three large ship-full of crude. It would take three very large crude carriers (VLCCs) to fill nearly 6 million barrels of capacity.
- The ADNOC has hired in the Mangalore storage facility.
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China building huge test site for unmanned ships.
- China has started building the world’s largest test site for unmanned ships a technology with both civilian and military applications off a port in the disputed South China Sea.
- The state Xinhua news agency said the test area is being constructed off the southern port city of Zhuhai bordering Macau.
Myanmar signs a ceasefire with two rebel groups amid decades of conflict.
- Two ethnic armed groups in Myanmar signed a ceasefire with the government as leader Aung San Suu Kyi seeks to revive a stuttering peace process to end decades of conflict.
- New Mon State Party and the Lahu Democratic Union signed the National Ceasefire Agreement.
- They signed the agreement after meeting Suu Kyi and the military’s commander-in-chief senior general Min Aung Hlaing.
Pak developing new types of nuclear weapons.
- Pakistan is developing new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical ones, that bring more risks to the region, America’s intelligence chief warned today.
- Pakistan is developing new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical weapons.
- Coats told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on worldwide threats organised by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
- Coats said North Korea will be among the most volatile and confrontational weapons of mass destruction (WMD) threats to the US over the next year.
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You can now book an Ola cab from Hike Messenger.
- Hike, a homegrown messaging app, announced a partnership with app-based ride-sharing company Ola.
- It is bringing a hassle-free experience of booking a cab from Hike itself.
- With this partnership, Hike users can book Ola cabs and autos across 110 cities in India.
- From within Hike and can pay directly through the Hike Wallet or in cash.
- Another key feature is that no additional setup for a payment system is required. Users can pay directly from their Hike Wallet.
Ashok Das appointed Indian envoy to Brazil.
- Ashok Das, a 1987 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, was on Tuesday named India’s new Ambassador to Brazil.
- Das, presently additional secretary in the external affairs ministry, is expected to take up his assignment shortly.
- Das earlier served as India’s Ambassador to Iceland. He has also served in the Indian diplomatic missions in Portugal, Cambodia, US, Canada and Bangladesh.
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Manchester City costliest club in history.
- Premier League leaders Manchester City have the most expensive squad in history, according to a research report.
- The research values Pep Guardiola’s squad at 878 million with Paris Saint-Germain second on 805 million euros.
- In January transfer window City acquired centre-back Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao for 65 million euros.
Virat Kohli’s Team India first to win an ODI series in SA.
- After over 25 years of touring South Africa, an Indian cricket team has managed to beat South Africa in an ODI series.
- Kohli thus became the first Indian captain to win an ODI series in South Africa.
- India’s long-awaited ODI series triumph on South African soil came after six tours, dating back to 1992.
Yuzvendra Chahal sets record for most wickets by a spinner in an ODI series in SA.
- India’s Yuzvendra Chahal has broken the record for most wickets by an overseas spinner in a bilateral ODI series in South Africa.
- He suppressed former West Indies allrounder Keith Arthurton’s mark of 12 wickets taken across seven ODIs during the 1998-99 season.
- With his 13th wicket of the ongoing series against the World No 2, Chahal moved past Arthurton at Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.
India wins silver at Asian Games basketball test event.
- The Indian men’s basketball team bagged the silver medal at the Asian Games 5×5 basketball test event.
- The India side went down fighting 68-78 to hosts Indonesia at the Istora Senayan Hall.
- Considering that India started their campaign with a 72-79 loss against Thailand, the second-place finish could be considered a credible one.
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