FACTS OF THE DAY

4 January 2017

Since 2008, the Department of Medals at India’s Ministry of Defence has failed to produce any medals. Army officers go to local markets and buy duplicates.

thehindu.com

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Almost two-thirds of the 33,000 annual gun deaths in America are suicides.

fivethirtyeight.com

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Volkswagen has changed its official language from German to English.

qz.com