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Germany's GDP of $4.5 trillion is the third largest in the world, surpassing Japan's $4.2 trillion.
This shift is due in part to the yen's depreciation, which fell over 18 percent against the dollar in 2022 and 2023.
Germany's economy has grown by 1.8% in 2022, −0.5% in 2023, and 0.9% in 2024.
Ravichandran Ashwin, an off-spinner, became the second Indian bowler to reach 500 Test wickets on February 16, 2024 🏏.
Ashwin achieved his 500th wicket on the second day of the third Test against England in Rajkot, dismissing Zak Crawley of England for 15 runs 🇮🇳🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿.
Ashwin is the ninth person overall to reach the 500-wicket mark, and the second-fastest bowler to do so, reaching 500 in his 98th Test 🌟.
🚀 The robotic moon lander Odysseus, launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on February 15, 2024, atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. 🛰 The Houston-based company Intuitive Machines built Odysseus. The lander, nicknamed "Odie", is scheduled to land in Malapert A crater, which is 43 miles wide and 186 miles from the lunar south pole. 🌕 If successful, the flight would be the first controlled descent to the moon by a US spacecraft since the Apollo crewed mission in 1972, and the first by a private company.
Governments in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu have banned cotton candy after discovering that it contains Rhodamine-B, a harmful textile dye.

Rhodamine-B is a toxic chemical linked to severe health problems, including cancer, organ damage, and developmental disorders.
Consumption of even small amounts can trigger nausea, vomiting, and headaches.
The State Health Minister has ordered food safety officers to take immediate action to enforce the ban.
India's longest transport tunnel, T-50, has been inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Key Facts:

The tunnel is 12.77 km long.
It's a key part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link, a project aimed at connecting Kashmir and Kanyakumari by rail.
It allows trains to now run between Baramulla and Sangaldan.

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Prime Minister Modi also launched the first electrified trains in the Kashmir Valley.
T-50 was one of the most challenging tunnels to construct within the rail link project.
Construction of the tunnel started in 2010 and took 14 years to complete.
Intuitive Machines, an American private space company, successfully landed its lunar lander Odysseus on the Moon on February 22, 2024.

Intuitive is the first company to land a private spacecraft on the Moon.
Nova-C lunar lander/Odysseus, developed in the US, touched the Moon since the Surveyor 7 spacecraft in 1968.
It is also the first American-developed lander to land on the Moon since Apollo 17's lunar module "Challenger" in 1972.
The mission faced delays due to communication problems, but a faint signal from Odysseus confirmed its successful landing.
The lander's journey began from Cape Canaveral aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and traveled over 621,000 miles before entering lunar orbit.
NASA aims to gather data on Odysseus' motion, fuel use, and conditions in the Moon's south pole region.
This region features craters with extremely cold interiors but hot rims receiving almost continuous sunlight.
Shahbaz Sharif will be the new Prime Minister of Pakistan

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have decided to share power.
Shehbaz Sharif will again become the Prime Minister and Asif Ali Zardari will be the President.
72-year-old Sharif is the younger brother of three-time former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif.
The announcement comes after nearly two weeks of political deadlock in the country following the February 8, 2024 elections.
PTI-backed independent candidates won more than 90 seats in the National Assembly in the general election on 8 February 2024.
PML-N won 75 seats while PPP stood third with 54 seats.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) has 17 seats.
The PML-N and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have agreed to a power-sharing deal to form a new coalition government.
The new government in Pakistan is facing challenges in dealing with the country's economic crisis and security issues.
Athletes from Madhya Pradesh won the world's highest frozen lake marathon of Ladakh.

Bhagwan Singh and Mahesh Khurana from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh completed the Pangong Frozen Lake Marathon 2024 in Leh-Ladakh.
The marathon was held at an altitude of 18,680 feet with temperatures dropping to -15 degrees Celsius.
Bhagwan Singh is the first mountaineer from Madhya Pradesh to climb Mount Everest.
The marathon saw participation of 120 runners from seven countries competing in 21km and 10km categories.
The RCC Magnum Foundation hosted a marathon with approximately 2,500 participants.
Gurgaon is preparing for its first marathon with international certification.