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Last Updated Saturday October 21 2017 01:58 PM IST

Tiny Bytes: Kerala hartal, Nobel Prize for Physics, FIFA U-17 and more

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Kerala braces for a hartal on October 13

The Congress-led opposition UDF has called for a hartal in Kerala on October 13. The hartal will be held to protest against the hasty implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and rise in fuel prices. Leader of the opposition Ramesh Chennithala announced the hartal at a press meet today.

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Nobel Physics Prize

Three U.S. scientists won the 2017 Nobel prize for physics for opening up a new era of astronomy by detecting gravitational waves, ripples in space and time foreseen by Albert Einstein a century ago. The work of Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne crowned half a century of experimental efforts by scientists and engineers.

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Swacchta Hi Sewa

Uttar Pradesh has been ranked first in the "Swacchta Hi Sewa" campaign of the central government. The feat was achieved by the state by constructing 3,52,950 toilets between September 15 and October 2 this year in the "Swacchta Hi Sewa" campaign. Of the 18,24,549 built toilets across the country, Uttar Pradesh got first place by constructing 3,52,950 toilets. Rajasthan stood second by constructing 2,54,953 toilets and Karnataka, with the construction of 2,41,708 toilets, secured third position in the country.

Football fever grips Kochi

Football fever gripped Kochi with the teams arriving in the city on Tuesday for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. European champions Spain were the first team to touch down in Kochi. The Spaniards were welcomed by the FIFA volunteers and Anwar Sadath, Aluva MLA, at the Cochin International Airport. Spain are in Group D along with Brazil, Niger and North Korea.

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