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April 19-June 1


Modi eyes third term as Prime Minister

Narendra Modi is seeking a rare third term for his Hindu nationalist government in national elections, with polls suggesting he will comfortably win a majority in the country of almost one billion eligible voters

Modi swept to power in 2014 and has consolidated his hold since with a focus on growth, welfare economics, boosting infrastructure and aggressive Hindu nationalism.

A total of 969 million eligible voters – more than the entire population of the U.S., EU and Russia combined – will cast their vote at around one million polling stations over a period of six weeks.

#24404 Published: March 19, 2024

April 20-November 24


Venice Biennale celebrates 60th edition

For its 60th edition, the Venice Biennale, the world’s longest-running contemporary art exhibition, explores the theme "Foreigners Everywhere." Fittingly, it is curated by Adriano Pedrosa, artistic director of the São Paulo Museum of Art, who is the first Latin American to host the show

April 21


Comet larger than Mount Everest visible to the naked eye

A comet larger than Mount Everest will be visible to the naked eye as makes its closest approach to the sun. The icy body 12P/Pons-Brooks completes its orbit once every 71 years. The icy comet 12P/Pons-Brooks, larger than Mount Everest makes its closest approach to the sun in 71 years.

The comet is named after French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons who discovered it in 1812, and British-American astronomer William Robert Brooks who observed it on its next orbit in 1883.

The comet is composed of dust and ice, which means it leaves a bright green tail behind it as it is heated by the sun.

#24443 Published: March 13, 2024