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Chinese firm unveils plans to provide free worldwide WiFi with 272 satellites

A Chinese internet technology firm LinkSure Network planning to launch a constellation of 272 satellites by 2026 with an aim to provide free Wi-Fi service worldwide. LinkSure Network founded in Shanghai in 2013.

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Wang Jingying is CEO of LinkSure Network.

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UNESCO adds reggae music to its list of international cultural treasures

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization added reggae music, born in the 1960s and made famous by artists like Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, to its list of “intangible heritage” for the world to treasure. Reggae is unique Jamaican.

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Georgia's 'chidaoba' wrestling also added intangible heritage.

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UK amends weapons bill to ensure the right to possession of kirpans by Sikhs

The UK government amends Offensive Weapons Bill 2018 to ensure that it would not impact the right of the British Sikh community to possess and supply kirpans, or religious swords. The bill involves a new offence of possessing certain offensive weapons.

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Theresa May is Prime Minister of UK.

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India has highest number of children and adolescents living with HIV in South Asia: UNICEF

An estimated UNICEF 1,20,000 children and adolescents aged 0-19 were living with HIV in India in 2017, the highest number in South Asia. In India, an estimated 120,000 children and adolescents aged 0-19 were living with HIV in 2017.

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World AIDS Day 2018 Theme – “Know Your Status”

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Interest subsidy for MSME sector exporters increased

RBI in a bid to boost MSME sector exports increased interest subsidy on the post and pre-shipment export credit has been increased to 5 percent from 3 percent. The scheme covers mostly labour intensive and employment generating sector.

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RBI is also known as banker's bank.

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Paul Polman step down as Unilever's CEO

Unilever's Chief Executive Paul Polman step down after ten years in the job, leaving insider Alan Jope to step into his shoes after the Anglo-Dutch group's failed attempt to shift its headquarters to the Netherlands. It is Europe’s seventh valuable comp.

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Unilever’s products are available in around 190 countries.

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Indian OTT market to reach $5 billion in size by 2023, says BCG report

Over-the-top (OTT) content players such as Netflix and Amazon Prime have gained huge popularity in India. A recent report by global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group reveals that the OTT market will grow to be $5 billion by 2023.

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16 % of media consumption in India is already on digital media.

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Bengaluru Tech Summit-2018

The 21st annual edition of Bengaluru Tech Summit which includes biotech, start-ups and IT summit has over 200 start-ups showcasing their innovation. Karnataka government decided to setup ‘Karnataka Innovation Authority' to facilitate startups.

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Ravishankar Prasad is Union Minister for Electronics & IT.

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India’s first indigenous film festival

India’s first international indigenous film festival will take place in Odisha. It will showcase films made by indigenous people or made by non-indigenous filmmakers in collaboration with the indigenous communities. It aims to be a platform for indigenous

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Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Odisha.

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Lee becomes the first woman to win Australia's Greg Norman Medal

Minjee Lee has won Australian golf’s most prestigious individual honor, the Greg Norman Medal. World Number 6 Minjee Lee has become the first woman to win the Greg Norman Medal.

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Lee became the youngest winner of the WA Amateur Open in 2010.