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Govt to Insure Farmers : The Govt. of Telangana has come up with a unique life insurance scheme for farmers, in collaboration with Life Insurance Corporation of India. Under the scheme, the government will provide life insurance cover of five lakh rupees to the nominee, after the death of the insured farmer.

The entire premium will be paid by the government to the insurance agency and the nominee will get the amount within ten days of the claim after the death of the farmer. The dependent family will get the benefit irrespective of the reason for the death of the farmer. Farmers in the age group of 18 to 60 are eligible to get benefit from it.

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It has joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA). Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during his visit to India has signed the documents.

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Nepal became the first South East Asian country to eliminate trachoma - a contagious bacterial infection of the eye.

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Pakistan plans to give same rights as enjoyed by the citizens of the four provinces to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. Pakistan has bifurcated occupied Kashmir into two administrative parts — Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Gilgit-Baltistan was treated as a separate geographical entity by Pakistan till now.

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​Arunachal Pradesh​

With the opening of Pasighat airport, the state has got its own commercial airport. The Pasighat airport is the country’s easternmost civilian airport.

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A rare virus called Nipah Virus has affected many in the state and lead to a minimum of five deaths. Found in the bodies of fruit bats, the Nipah Virus causes the affected to go into coma within 48 hours.

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Kilauea Volcano

The volcano in Hawaii, USA, which was spewing lava for the past few days has erupted violently.

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A move that could thwart the peace efforts on the Israel-Palestine conflict, the United States has inaugurated a new embassy at Jerusalem. This is seen by many as US moving away from the “two-state solution” to the conflict.

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South Georgia

This island is a British overseas territory. It is now declared rodent free. Rats were an invasive species on this island. They were carried on to the island by sealing and whaling ships more than two centuries ago. Now, with the collaborative efforts of scientists from UK and US, the island is rid of rodents.

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Mahathir Mohamad

Elected as the Prime Minster of Malaysia at the age of 92, he became the oldest elected leader for any country in the world.


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