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Centre announced merger of BSNL and MTNL

The Union Cabinet has announced a revival plan for the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) and decided to merge the two entities. The Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad clarified that none of the companies is being closed or divested and employees, users don't need to worry. The government will issue sovereign bonds of INR 15,000 crore to revive the two legacy telecom companies and monetise assets worth INR 38,000 crore to strengthen the firms. The Centre also plans to offer voluntary retirement scheme to its employees. Src: https://bit.ly/2JcBdGf

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Sourav Ganguly takes over as BCCI Prez, first ex-captain to hold post since 1954

Today the former skipper of Indian Cricket Team, Sourav Ganguly has taken over as BCCI President. Sourav Ganguly has become the first ex-captain to hold the full-time BCCI presidency after Maharajkumar of Vizianagram (Vizzy) in 1954. Also fondly known as Dada was recently elected as a President of Cricket Association of Bengal as well. Src: https://bit.ly/2Pf2Qm2

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Defeat Against India Has Affected us Mentally: Faf du Plessis

Recently the Indian Cricket Team has ruthlessly crushed their opponent team South Africa and gave them a Whitewash by winning all the 3 test matches. After this tournament, the opponent team captain Faf Du Plessis said that “It’s just a relentless, ruthlessness the way they (India) put big totals on the board every time. The effect it has on you mentally as a batting line-up, it takes a lot of energy and it takes a lot of toll and that’s why you could see towards the end our batting was mentally weak.” Do you stand with the SA skipper’s views? Src: https://bit.ly/2BzsUQM

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India issues advisory of 'utmost caution' for citizens visiting Turkey

Due to the strained relations of the two countries after President Recep Tayyip Erdoga's statement against revocation of Article 370, the government has issued an advisory of 'utmost caution' for citizen visiting the middle-east country. Though there have been no untoward incidents Indian nationals have been concerned about their travel plans to Turkey as per the tweet of Indian Embassy in Ankara. Helpline numbers of the Indian Embassy and Consulate General of Istanbul have been mentioned for those requiring assistance. Src: https://bit.ly/2p5UNNL

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