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India To Host 1st International Solar Alliance In March 2018
- India will host the first International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit on 11th March 2018.
- It will be attended by French President Emmanuel Macron and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
- The summit will be held in Delhi. The ISA aims to launch 121 projects during the summit. During the summit, two new programmes will be inaugurated on- Scaling Solar E-Mobility and Storage, and Rooftop Solar.
Rajya Sabha polls for 59 seats to be held on March 23
- Elections for 59 Rajya Sabha seats that will fall vacant from 16 states will be held on March 23, the election commission announced on Friday.
- The BJP-led NDA is likely to gain 10 more seats, taking its tally to 86 in the 245-member Upper House, but will remain short of the halfway mark of 123.
- Finance minister Arun Jaitley, among other senior political figures, is set to be re-elected, while cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will retire.
- The 59 seats, elections for which have to be completed by March 26, will be vacated between April and May.
India to launch fresh hunt for fighter aircraft, twin-engine planes on radar.
- The Centre is preparing to launch a fresh hunt for fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force while widening the scope of its search, an official familiar with the development said.
- The NDA government is in the process of laying the groundwork for a new global tender for warplanes.
- It would be built in India in collaboration with a foreign aircraft maker.
- US defence contractor Lockheed Martin and Swedish firm Saab were the only two companies exploring opportunities to build F-16s and Gripens in India.
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Singapore hosts record 1.27 million Indian travellers in 2017.
- For the third time in a row, Singapore has registered record arrivals from India with 1.27 travellers.
- Over 1.1 million Indian travellers went to Singapore in 2016.
- Visitor arrivals from India into Singapore has crossed the one-million mark at 1.27 tourists, according to data from the Singapore Tourism Board.
Australian deputy prime minister resigns after affair with staffer.
- Australian deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party.
- He said he will move to the backbench after weeks of pressure over an extra-marital affair with his former media secretary.
- He said he decided to quit after an allegation of sexual harassment emerged on Friday. Joyce denied any wrong doing.
Bhutan, China to hold boundary talks next month.
- Bhutan and China will hold the 25th round of their boundary talks in Thimphu next month.
- The teams will be led by Bhutanese Foreign Minister Lyonpo Damcho Dorji and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou.
- The boundary talks were cancelled last year in the wake of the Doklam crisis.
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Airtel partners Lenovo to offer smartphones with Rs 2,000 cashback.
- Airtel has added a new smartphone brand for its “Mera Pehla Smartphone” initiative.
- Select Motorola and Lenovo smartphones will now be available with cashback of Rs 2,000 as part of the initiative.
- As part of the offer, Moto C would be available at an effective price of Rs 3,999, Moto E4 at Rs 6,499 and Lenovo K8 Note at Rs 10,999.
Elon Musk leaves OpenAI board to avoid future conflict with Tesla.
- Elon Musk will depart the OpenAI Board but will continue to donate and advise the organisation.
- As Tesla continues to become more focused on AI, this will eliminate a potential future conflict for Elon.
- In 2014, Musk said AI was humanity’s biggest existential threat later adding that the United Nations needed to act to prevent a killer robot arms race.
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India and Canada ink pact adding feather to boost sports mutually.
- India and Canada have inked a pact in the presence of Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Canadian Minister for Science and Sports Kirsty Duncan.
- There an academic part in terms of sports education is also something we seek help in.
- We have had a wonderful meeting with the minister and I am sure there will be a lot of active participation with each other.”
India Successfully Test-Fires Dhanush Missile.
- India successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Dhanush ballistic missile.
- It has a strike range of 350 km from a naval ship off Odisha coast.
- This naval variant of the indigenously-developed Prithvi-II missile was test-fired from the ship positioned near Paradip in the Bay of Bengal.
- It is developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation. ‘
- Dhanush’ missile is is capable of carrying a payload of 500 kg and hitting both land and sea-based targets.
Seema Poonia enters final at Strandja Memorial boxing.
- Asian Championships bronze-medallist Seema Poonia (+81kg) entered the finals, while two other women boxers settled for bronze medals at the Strandja Memorial Tournament here.
- Seema defeated Bulgarian Mihaela Nikolova 5-0 to make the summit clash along with M C Mary Kom (48kg) among others.