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Hi and welcome to Tiny Bytes. Here's a look at some of today's news for little minds.

Airports to go paperless

Now, all you will need is just your mobile phones to board a domestic flight in India. Airports may soon go paperless as the Civil Aviation Ministry has started the work of linking airlines and airports databases with passenger IDs such as Aadhaar and passport numbers.

Hockey India names 33 players for camp

Aiming for a strong performance in the upcoming women's Asia Cup, Hockey India Tuesday named 33 probables to participate in the four-week-long national camp here under new coach Harendra Singh. The eves are recently back from a successful tour of Europe where they played against the Belgium junior men as well as the Den Bosch, a premier hockey club in the Netherlands which consists of over nine Dutch national players.

Biggest diamond sold

The biggest diamond found in more than a century has been sold for $53 million, Canada's Lucara Diamond Corp said. The 1,109-carat stone, which is said to be 2.5 to 3 billion years old, was bought by British diamond dealer Graff Diamonds for $47,777 per carat on Monday. It will now be cut and polished, Lucara said in a statement. Called the Lesedi La Rona, this diamond was recovered Botswana's Karowe mine nearly two years ago.

WhatsApp blocked in China

Instant messaging service WhatsApp has been largely blocked in China, the media reported. Over the last few months, there were a number of WhatsApp disruptions in China. However, WhatsApp has not made an official announcement on the development. China has already blocked access to a number of internet companies, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google.

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