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Five things to watch out for today

| Updated on January 08, 2018 Published on October 05, 2017

The Swedish Academy will announce the Nobel Prize for Literature today. Last year, US music legend Bob Dylan, whose poetic lyrics have influenced generations of fans, won the prize. The decision to honour the music legend, the first songwriter to win the award, had also stunned observers.

The Samajwadi Party will hold its national convention in Agra. Akhilesh Yadav is likely to be re-elected as the party’s national president. Besides election for the post of the SP national president and amendment of the party’s constitution to extend the tenure of the party chief, the other highlights of the meeting will be passage of political and economic resolutions.

Huawei is likely to launch the Honor 9 smartphone in India. In August, the company had launched the Honor 8 smartphone in the country at about Rs 30,000. The Chinese smartphone maker said earlier this year that it has overtaken iPhone maker Apple in global sales volume to become the second largest handset company globally.

RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejashwi Yadav will appear before the CBI in an alleged corruption case. They had been called for questioning on October 4 and 5 but both had expressed their inability to appear on the said dates. The CBI wants to question the former railways minister Lalu Prasad Yadav for a contract given for the maintenance of two IRCTC hotels in 2006. Tejashwi is also named as an accused in the case that alleges corruption in the deal.

Three astronauts aboard the International Space Station will set out on the first of the three-series Spacewalks scheduled for October. Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA will lead all three spacewalks, joined on Oct. 5 and 10 by Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei, also of NASA. Flight Engineer Joe Acaba of NASA will join Bresnik on October 18 for the third spacewalk.

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Published on October 05, 2017
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