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Last Updated Friday May 26 2017 04:45 PM IST

Tiny Bytes: heatwave across India, vehicle strike in Kerala and more

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Welcome to Tiny Bytes, a look at some of the top news for little minds.

Heatwave across india

Village Bhira in Raigadh district of Maharashtra recorded an unusually high 46.5 degrees Celsius as several parts of the country reeled under sweltering heat. Akola, also in Maharashtra, recorded 44.1 degree Celsius, Barmer in Rajasthan recorded a high of 43.4 degrees Celsius while Narnaul in Haryana sizzled at 42 degrees Celsius, nine degrees above normal. Read more

Tallest Indian flag tears again

Earlier this year, India’s tallest flag was hoisted on the border between India and Pakistan, as a symbol of pride and joy. Unfortunately, the flag keeps tearing and needs to be replaced for the fourth time because of strong wind conditions.

Public vehicle strike in Kerala

A public vehicle strike is planned for Friday, not affecting private vehicles. This strike is to protest against new insurance policies that the central government has imposed regarding public vehicles. Read more

India’s new Grandmaster

Chess prodigy Srinath Narayanan is set to become India’s 46th Grandmaster. ‘Grandmaster’ is the highest title given to a player by the world chess federation, the FIDE. Srinath has just defeated Spanish Grandmaster David Anton Guijjaro at the Sharjah Masters 2017 chess tournament.

Samsung launches Galaxy S8

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone as it battles to regain the market leadership it lost to Apple Inc after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7s. Read more

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