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Explanation: In a first, a military contingent of the United Arab Emirates participated in the 68th Republic Day parade on Thursday. The 149-member contingent, led by Lieutenant Colonel Abood Musabeh Abood Musabeh Alghfeli, comprised Presidential Guard, Air Force, Navy, Army and 35 musicians. Notably, UAE’s Deputy Supreme Commander Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the chief guest at the parade.
Explanation: : The Maharashtra school education department has asked schools to observe February 27 as ‘Marathi Bhasha Gaurav Din’ to pay a tribute to poet Kusumagraj, who helped develop the Marathi language. He was also a Jnanpith award winner and contributed to the cultural heritage of the state. Schools have been asked to hold book fairs and writer forums.
Explanation: The international cargo services was launched from the Biju Patnaik International Airport at Bhubaneswar today. Chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi inaugurated the event. Briefing media Padhi said with this facility now from the Odisha capital, exporters of the State will be able to reach and tap markets in Middle East, Far East and European countries where demands for items like seafood, agro, handloom, handicrafts and spice exist.
Explanation: Russia’s ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin passed away on Thursday in New Delhi after a brief illness, the Indian External Affairs Ministry has said. Kadakin, one of the longest serving diplomats in India, was appointed to the post in 2009. Indian PM Narendra Modi condoled Kadakin’s demise and tweeted, “Deeply saddened at the passing away of Ambassador Alexander Kadakin”.
Explanation: Amid allegations of molesting a job aspirant, Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan resigned from his post on Thursday, reports said. This comes after some Raj Bhavan employees reportedly wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi alleging that the Governor has “seriously compromised” the dignity of the office. The letter also alleged that Raj Bhavan has become a ‘young ladies’ club’.
Explanation: In Uttar Pradesh, the most auspicious bathing of Mauni Amawasya has begun at Sangam in Allahabad amid strict security arrangements. Magh mela administration said, devotees started taking holy dip at Sangam and 18 other ghats early this morning. Mauni Amawasya is considered most important bathing day during the magh month.
Explanation: India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to strengthen mechanisms for exchange of information in tax matters under the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement. The nations also agreed to enhance cooperation on law enforcement, smuggling of fake currency, illegal migration, drug trafficking, money laundering, human trafficking, and other organised crimes.
Explanation: Kanpur’s Green Park stadium, which is hosting the first T20I between India and England, is named after British lady Madam Green, who would ride horses there in the 1940s. The India-England T20I is the first-ever T20I being held at the ground, which hosted two matches of the IPL in 2016. Green Park stadium was the venue for India’s 500th Test.
Explanation: Bengaluru-based ‘TeamIndus’ is among the five international finalists for a $20-million award (approximately Rs.136 crore) by Google Lunar XPRIZE. To win, a privately-funded team must land a robot on the moon that travels at least 500 metres and sends high-definition video and images back to Earth. TeamIndus has taken a contract from ISRO to launch its unmanned spacecraft.
Explanation: The seventh edition of the Hyderabad Literary Festival began in the city today. The three-day festival, organised by the Hyderabad Literary Trust and Telangana government, is scheduled to include talks, panel discussions, readings, workshops, exhibitions and book launches. The festival has chosen Tamil as its ‘language in focus’ and Philippines as its ‘Guest Nation’.
Explanation: Three jawans of the Rashtriya Rifles unit, who were a part of the team that gunned down Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in July last year, have been awarded the Sena Medal. The killing of Wani, who carried a bounty of Rs.10 lakh on his head, had prompted violent protests and curfews across the Kashmir Valley.
Explanation: India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India posted a 47.5% rise in net profit to Rs.1,745 crore for the December quarter, against the year ago period. The growth was attributed to an increase in the share of the company’s higher segment models, including Baleno and Brezza. This also came as average car prices in India went up.
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