➡ Myanmar’s army has admitted for the first time its soldiers were involved in the killing of Rohingya Muslims in recent violence in Rakhine state. It said an inquiry had found that four members of the security forces were involved in the killing of 10 people in Inn Din village near Maungdaw.
➡ National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has appointed Dilip Asbe as Managing Director and CEO of the organisation.
➡ Saudi Arabian carrier SaudiGulf Airlines will launch international flights in March 2018 with service between Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Dubai.
➡ World Bank has projected India’s growth rate at 7.3 percent in 2018 and 7.5 for the next two years. According to the 2018 Global Economics Prospect release, despite initial setbacks from demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST), India’s economy is estimated to have grown at 6.7 percent in 2017.
➡ The Matunga suburban station on the Central Railway (CR) has found its way into the Limca Book of Records for having an all-woman staff. The achievement comes six months after Matunga became the first railway station in the country to be run by an all-woman staff. The station is being manned exclusively by women staffers since July 2017, a first on the Indian Railways.
➡ Selectors have pulled a shock move by naming veteran batsman Cameron White in Australia’s one-day international squad in another snub for Glenn Maxwell.
➡ China aims to lead international industry standards. Officials say the timing is right for China to adopt a strategic guideline, amid the rapid development of AI, big data and cloud computing.
➡ Aanchal Thakur made history as she won India’s first ever international medal in skiing. The 21-year-old Manali resident clinched bronze in the coveted Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup. The Championship was organised by the Federation Internationale de Ski (skiing’s international governing body) in Erzurum, Turkey.
➡ Astronomers have found evidence that repeated space radiation called fast radio bursts (FRBs) could be coming from rapidly rotating neutron stars located near black holes, as per a new publication in the journal Nature.
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