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On Friday, award-winning veteran journalist Kamal Khan died of a heart attack in his home in Lucknow. He was 61 and was associated with news channel NDTV for over 30 years. Kamal Khan was NDTV’s executive editor and in 2010 had received the Ramnath Goenka Award. Also, he was the recipient of the Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Award from the President of India.
According to the military sources, the Philippines has recently given a $374-million contract to BrahMos Aerospace to supply shore-based anti-ship missiles for the country's navy. BrahMos Aerospace is an India-Russian joint venture. It produces the supersonic cruise missile 'BrahMos' that can be launched from submarines, aircraft, ships or land platforms.
India’s forecast for the fiscal year 2022 is to grow at 6.5 per cent, a decline from the 8.4 per cent GDP estimate in the previous financial year. While the country's economic recovery is on a "solid path" amid rapid vaccination progress, coal shortages and high oil prices could put the brakes on economic activity in the near term, according to the UN.
Rishabh Pant, India's wicket-keeper batter slammed a defiant century in India's second innings on day 3 of the third Test against South Africa held in Cape Town. It was an innings typical of Pant's style as he launched a counter-attack against South Africa's bowling, despite wickets falling all around him. He was involved in a 94-run stand with captain Virat Kohli, which helped to drag out India of a tough position.
The Indian passport now ranks at 83rd position on the Henley Passport Index, climbing seven places from the 90th rank from 2021. As per the report, Japan and Singapore top the list of being the most powerful passports in the world for the year 2022. Afghanistan (rank 111) and Iraq (rank 110) continue to be in the 'worst passports to hold' category.
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