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News in Short - 27-March-2019

Every Vote Counts-The Story of India’s Elections book released

Date: 27 March 2019 Tags: Books & Authors
  • Recently book titled “Every Vote Counts-The Story of India’s Elections” was launched. It has been written by former Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla.
  • This book takes account of how the daunting task of conducting the largest electoral exercise in the world is undertaken. It also highlights challenges before Election Commission.

27 March: World Theatre Day

Date: 27 March 2019 Tags: Days & Dates
  • World Theatre Day (WTD) is observed every year on 27th of March to draw attention to power of the stage.
  • Its observance highlights importance of theater arts as it continues to move, entertain, teach and change us.
  • The day was initiated by International Theatre Institute (ITI), the world organization for performing arts in 1961.
  • It is observed to highlight importance of the art form “theatre”. It also acts as wake-up-call for governments, politicians and institutions to recognize its value and potential for economic growth.

Telangana State GlobalLinker portal launched for MSMEs

Date: 27 March 2019 Tags: Services
  • Telangana Government has launched Telangana State GlobalLinker, a digital business networking portal for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises MSMEs
  • This networking portal will digitise over 2.3 million MSMEs across the state which will connect them to the global economy.
  • The portal aims to address key challenges faced by MSMEs and make their business growth simpler, more profitable and enjoyable.
  • It will also allow MSMEs across state to create digital profile for their business, enable them to find buyers and suppliers, connect with other global MSMEs, and receive up-to-date industry trends and news.

UAE Government Launches Lose to Win Programme

Date: 27 March 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has launched "Lose to Win" programme to help overweight employers to shed extra kilos and adopt a healthy lifestyle.
  • The programme aims at encouraging overweight employees to adopt healthy diet and engage in physical activity to help lose excessive weight within 8 weeks.
  • Its implementation team comprises of nutritionists and health educators from of UAE’s Ministry Health and Education Department.
  • The programme consists of awareness sessions, workshop on healthy nutrition where participants are briefed on essential healthy lifestyle topics, including reading food labels, make-up of balanced diets.

Suresh Raina becomes first cricketer to score 5000 runs in IPL

Date: 27 March 2019 Tags: Sports
  • Chennai Super Kings cricket player Suresh Raina became first cricketer in history of Indian Premier League (IPL) to score 5,000 runs.
  • He achieved this feat during first match of 2019 IPL season against Royal Challengers Bangalore at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
  • He scored 5000 runs from total 177 IPL matches at strike-rate of 138.15. It includes one hundred and 35 fifties.