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Explanation: The Indiana ex-senator formerly served on the Senate Intelligence Committee. US President-elect said, Coats would provide unwavering leadership and spearhead his administration’s ceaseless vigilance against those who seek to do them harm.
Explanation: Portugal’s former president Mario Soares died today in Lisbon. He was 92. The spokesman of the hospital where he passed away said this. The founder of Portugal’s Socialist party, Soares spent decades in politics. He was admitted to hospital on December 13, where he later fell into a deep coma, and never recovered.
Explanation: In Gujarat, a week long international Kite festival is being held at Sabarmati River Front in Ahmedabad. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurated the festival this morning. As many as two thousand students from the schools run by the Municipal Corporation performed ‘suryanamaskar’ this morning during the opening ceremony of the festival.
Explanation: Nana Akufo-Addo has been sworn in as Ghana’s new president after beating John Mahama in last month’s election. Heads of state from across Africa and thousands of guests and dignitaries watched him take the oath of office at a ceremony in the capital of the country.
Explanation: Novak Djokovic has won the Qatar Open tennis title. In an epic final in Doha today, the Serbian defeated Andy Murray 6-3 5-7 6-4. Djokovic missed out on three match points and had to repel a roaring Murray comeback before ending the Briton’s 28-match, five-tournament winning streak. With the win, Djokovic made an immense statement in his bid to rule men’s tennis again as it was Murray, who deposed him as world number one.
Explanation: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will launch the non-fare revenue policy, a first in Railways, offering various schemes for revenue yielding activities of about 2,000 crore rupees. Quoting a senior Railway official, news agency PTI said, these schemes include train branding, advertising spaces in trains, level crossings and areas along tracks. It said, Railway ministry is also planning to set up about 2400 ATMs at platforms of major stations across the country.
Explanation: India and Portugal sign 7 key agreements in areas including defence, agriculture, renewable energy and information technology; PM Modi thanks Portugal for supporting India’s bid for NSG and Missile Technology Control Regime. The MoUs were signed after bilateral meeting between Prime Minister NarendraModi and his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa in New Delhi.
Explanation: Veteran All India Forward Bloc leader and former West Bengal minister Saral Deb passed away following a prolonged illness. He was 82. He was a six-time state legislator, winning from Barasat constituency of North 24 Parganas district.
Explanation: Indian tennis ace SaniaMirza picked up her first title of the season, combining with American BethanieMattek-Sands to lift the Brisbane International women’s doubles title. The top-seeded Indo-American duo triumphed 6-2 6-3 against the second-seeded Russian team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the final.
Explanation: The ninth edition of Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) began in Jaipur tonight in the presence of renowned film makers. The ceremony opened with tributes to veteran actor Om Puri who died of a massive heart attack yesterday. This year’s Life Time Achievement Award was presented to internationally acclaimed cine-visionary Ramesh Prasad, hailed as creator of specialised post production facilities.
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