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Tiny Bytes: 48th IFFI, Mugabe faces impeachment, Nilekanis join the Giving Pledge and more

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

Curtains go up on 48th IFFI

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was all praise for India’s tradition of storytelling as the 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India was kicked off in Panaji in a colorful ceremony.

As many as 195 films from across 82 countries are scheduled to be screened at the festival. This include 10 world premiers, 10 Asian and international premiers and over 64 Indian premiers. Click here for detailed coverage

Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces impeachment after military takeover

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe faces the start of impeachment proceedings on Tuesday that could see him ousted within the week, against the backdrop of a military takeover dubbed 'Operation Restore Legacy.'

The ruling ZANU-PF party plans to bring the impeachment motion in parliament, after a Monday noon deadline expired for the besieged 93-year-old leader to resign and bring the curtain down on nearly four decades in power. Click here to read more

Chapecoense air crash survivor Jackson Follmann eyes paralympics

Chapecoense air crash survivor Jackson Follmann has revealed a desire to compete in the Paralympics as a swimmer. Follmann, 25, was one of the six survivors of last November's accident in Colombia, which killed 71 people, including 19 of his teammates and all of the Brazilian football club's coaching staff, reports Xinhua news agency. Click here for the full story

Nilekanis pledge half of wealth to charity

Infosys co-founder and tech billionaire Nandan Nilekani and his wife Rohini Nilekani have joined 'The Giving Pledge', an elite network of the worlds wealthiest individuals committing half their wealth to philanthropy.

Do you know who founded the Giving Pledge? It was created by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett in August 2010 following a series of conversations with philanthropists around the world about how they could collectively set a new standard of generosity among the ultra-wealthy. Click here for the full story

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

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