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Which of the following high courts has recently sent a notice to the Centre on a PIL challenging its decision to introduce orange-colored passports?
» Explain it
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Who: the Kerala High Court
What: sent a notice to the Centre on a PIL challenging its decision to introduce orange-colored passports
When: published on 29th January 2018

The Kerala High Court has recently issued a notice to the central government on a PIL challenging its decision to introduce orange-coloured passports for people requiring emigration check.

In his plea, lawyer Shamsuddeen Karunagappally argued that such a move would lead to segregation of people with low education and low economic status.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/orange-passport-kerala-hc-issues-notice-to-centre/articleshow/62697926.cms
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India has recently defeated which of the following countries by 203 runs to enter ICC Under-19 World Cup final?
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Who: India   
What: defeated Pakistan by 203 runs to enter ICC Under-19 World Cup final
When: published on 30th January 2018

India has recently defeated Pakistan by 203 runs to enter ICC Under-19 World Cup final. India’s Shubman Gill becomes the first player who scores a century in an India-Pakistan.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.news18.com/cricketnext/news/u-19-world-cup-semi-final-india-beat-pakistan-by-203-runs-highlights-as-it-happened-1645091.html
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Who was honored with Badminton Association of India’s (BAI) inaugural Lifetime Achievement award?
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Who: Prakash Padukone
What: honored with Badminton Association of India’s (BAI) inaugural Lifetime Achievement award
When: published on 29th January 2018

Legend shuttler Prakash Padukone was recently conferred with the life time achievement award by Badminton Association of India (BAI) for his outstanding contribution to the sport at a glittering function, in New Delhi.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/badminton/prakash-padukone-bestowed-with-life-time-achievement-award-by-bai-5044081/
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Who among the following has recently been elected as the President of Finland?
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Who: Sauli Niinisto
What: elected as the President of Finland
When: published on 29th January 2018

Finland has re-elected their popular and pragmatic president Sauli Niinisto, who is credited for maintaining a balanced relationship with the nation’s powerful neighbour Russia at a time of simmering relations between Moscow the West.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42854542
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Which among the following words has recently been chosen as the Hindi Word of the Year 2017 by the Oxford Dictionaries?
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Who: Aadhaar
What: was chosen as the Hindi Word of the Year 2017 by the Oxford Dictionaries
When: published on 28th January 2018

The Hindi Word of the Year for 2017 is 'AADHAAR'. This was announced by Oxford Dictionaries at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Saturday. 'Aadhaar' also becomes the first Oxford Dictionaries Hindi Word of the Year. The accompanying shortlisted words include Notebandi, Swachh, Vikaas, Yoga and Bahubali, reflect the social, cultural, political and economic trends and events that have been part of 2017.

The 'Hindi Word of the Year' is a word or expression that has attracted a great deal of attention and reflects the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the past year, stated a press statement from Oxford University Press.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/aadhaar-is-the-hindi-word-of-the-year-for-2017/articleshow/62673933.cms


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