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→ ‘Blind people do math using brain‘s visual cortex‘.
→ Afghanistan signs peace deal with Hezb-i-Islami.
→ An Indian-American physician and author, Abraham Varghese, has been presented with the National Humanities Medal, America‘ highest humanities award, by President Barack Obama.
→ Android was not created by Google.
→ BCCI has appointed a new selection panel. Ajay Shirke has been re-elected as the BCCI secretary. MSK Prasad, former wicket-keeper has been elected as the chief-selector.
→ BSNL to introduce lifetime free voice plans from 2017.
→ Centre is focused to spend on infrastructure to create smooth logistics experience for industries: Sitharaman.
→ Exemption threshold for GST fixed at Rs 20 lakh: Jaitley.
→ Google to partner Maha govt to make Mumbai ‘WiFi city‘.
→ GST Council to finalise tax rate during Oct 17-19 meet.
→ Hindi and Urdu writer Reoti Saran Sharma passes away in New Delhi.
→ Huawei to start making phones in India from October.
→ India asks SAARC nations to strictly enforce sanctions against terrorist entities, individuals.
→ India bag five medals on day four of Junior Shooting World Cup.
→ India inks Rs. 58,000 cr Rafale fighter jet deal with France.
→ India seeks cooperation from BRICS nations to meet shortfall of pulses.
→ Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes off Japan coast.
→ Magnitude-5.3 quake jolts Tibet: USGS.
→ Oxford replaces Caltech as world‘s best university.
→ Play called off on Day 2 as New Zealand reach 152/1 against India.
→ Rajnath holds meeting with Parrikar to review security situation.
→ Recently released Census 2011 data has revealed two alarming facts: as many as 78 lakh Indian children are forced to earn a livelihood even as they attend schools while 8.4 crore children don‘t go to school at all.
→ Saudi Arabia celebrates its 86th National Day.
→ Technology giant Apple has partnered with e-commerce company Flipkart to sell its latest smartphones, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in India from October 7.
→ Top US think-tank analyses 2 yrs of NDA govt.
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