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Last Updated Friday August 11 2017 05:31 PM IST

Tiny Bytes: Venkaiah Naidu swears in, Kang creates history and more

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Welcome to Tiny Bytes, a look at some of Today’s News for Little Minds.

Venkaiah Naidu swears in

M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday took oath as India's new vice-president. Nominated by the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, he won the vice presidential poll on August 5. The swearing-in ceremony was held in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan here. Naidu paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat before the ceremony. He also paid tributes to Jan Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyaya, besides Sardar Vallabhai Patel and Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar. Click here to read more

Davinder Kang creates history

Davinder Singh Kang has become the first Indian to qualify for the final round of javelin throw at the World Championships.

Competing in the qualification round Group B, Kang, cleared the automatic qualification mark of 83m in his third and final throw. What makes this more important is that he did all this with a shoulder injury. Click here to read more

Alappuzha ready for Nehru Trophy Boat race

Do you like boat races? Alappuzha is all set for the 65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race. 78 boats will participate in the race. And there will be 24 snake boats in the competition. Click here to read more

Movie for a cause

Akshay Kumar's movie, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has been in the news for some days. The movie takes up the cause of women and lack of proper sanitation in India.

Well, that’s it for today, kids. Thank you for listening. I hope you’ll watch out for me at 5pm Monday too. Remember it’s so important to know what’s going on in the world around you.  

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