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VII Things We Learnt Last Week

  • South India’s first test-tube baby Kamla Rathinam has become a mother
  • Akshay Patra prepares 2.05 lakh rotis, cooks 6 tonnes of rice and 5 tonnes of dal to be served in 473 schools as mid-day meals
  • Nitin Sethi of New York is to play Mowgli in Disney’s live action and animation film based on Kipling’s Jungle Book
  • A missing signature on an MEA letter to Pakistan six decades ago has handed Bangladesh 1,06,613 sq km of area of sea south of Bengal and Bangladesh
  • A British tortoise called Bertie has beaten a 37-year record to become the world’s fastest. It does 18 feet in 21.47 seconds. Charlie held the previous record at 43.7 seconds.
  • The Tour de France cycle race was originally started to emphasise that friendship is an illusion and death is man’s only true companion.
  • Bollywood’s Sri Lankan import Jacqueline Fernandez has opened her first restaurant in Colombo, called ‘Kaema Sutra’
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