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Tiny Bytes: Australian lake turns pink, Clean India Mission and more

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

100 open defecation free districts

Our government has been on a Clean India Mission ever since it came to power. Swachh Bharat is prime minister Modi’s pet project. And he’s just announced on Twitter that there are now over 100 districts in the country that are open defecation free.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins on Sunday 

In many countries, when spring and summer hit, they try to make most of the daylight by turning their clocks forward by an hour. Did you know that Daylight savings has been going on for the past 101 years. This year’s clock switch is on Sunday, the 12th of March.

South Korea president caught in scandal 

South Korea's Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment of president Park Geun-hye Friday, removing her from office over a graft scandal involving big business that has gripped the country for months. Read more

Australian lake turns pink

Lakes in the area of Westgate Park, in Melbourne, are salt lakes. This salt, combined with high temperatures, sunlight, a lack of rainfall, cause the water to turn pink.

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