Thursday, 9 February 2017

World News Summary - 09-Feb-2017

Hey there guys. Hope you are doing well. Returned home from a busy day's work? Have you missed out the happenings of the world around you? Not to worry. In this blog I have compiled a summary of the major activities and news from all over the world, just for you. All you have to do is scroll down and you'll get to know what are the hot topics in the world right now.

Sports :
Football :
  1. Chelsea stay 9 point ahead of Second placed Tottenham in the Premier league title race
  2. Leicester City, Man. City, Oxford, Chelsea, Wolverhampton, Middlesbrough, Blackburn, Burnley, Tottenham, Huddersfield, Lincoln City, Arsenal, Millwall, Fulham, Sutton United and Man. United have all made it to the 5th round of FA Cup
  3. Manchester United and Southampton will meet at the finals of Capital One Cup
  4. Deprotivo Alaves and Barcelona to lock horns at Copa Del Rey Finals
  5. Real Madrid lead the La Liga table by being a point above Barcelona with two games in hand
  6. Juventus are the current toppers of Seria A table with a good 7 point lead over second placed Roma
  7. Napoli, Juventus, Lazio and Roma have made it to the Copa Italia Semi’s
  8. As usual Bayern Munich are the Bundesliga table toppers with an unusually little lead of 4 points over second placed RB Leipzig
  9. Hamburg SV, Bayern Munich, Schalke 04, Dortmund, Arminia, Sportfreunde Lotte, Eintracth and Monchengladbach have made it to the quarterfinals of DFB Pokal cup
  10. Philip Lahm to retire from football at the end of the season
  11. Marco Silva on the right path to help Hull City avoid relegation
Tennis :
  1. Italy knock out Argentina out of Davis Cup
  2. Nadal to Join Murray in grass count grand slam for Queen’s in June
  3. Shapovalov fined $7000 for striking referee
  4. Maria Sherapova is being handed a wild card return in the Mutua Madrid Open
Racing :
  1. Formula 1’s new owner Chase Carey plans to hold Street Racing in USA to improve the sport
  2. Formula 1 teams are pondering over standard parts as an attempt on cost cutting
  3. Moto GP : Forward racing has unveiled new colours for 2017
  4. An improved financial plan for the Wales Circuit has been presented to the Welsh Assembly
Cricket :
  1. A persistent neck injury has ruled aggressive Australia batsman Chris Lynn out of the Twenty20 against Sri Lanka
  2. Mohit Ahlawat Gets Call From Delhi Daredevils Post T20 Triple Ton
  3. Jason Gillespie has no doubt Joe Root is the right man to captain England after overseeing his development with county side Yorkshire
  4. India shot out Thailand for a paltry 55 before cantering to a nine wicket-win in their second match of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier on Wednesday
  5. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday named its general manager (administration and game development) Ratnakar Shetty as observer for the one-off Test between India and Bangladesh
  6. Alastair Cook said his decision to relinquish the England captaincy will allow a 'new voice' to help an exciting young England team reach its potential, although he plans to contribute by scoring runs.
  7. India vs Bangladesh : India scores 356/3 in 90 overs with Murali Vijay scoring his 9th test ton and Kolhi with his 16th test century.
Climate :
  1. Longer and Hotter summers are predicted with scarcity of water being indefinite
  2. Wild fires are expected to be increased by 50% , majorly on Australia’s east coast and in the Mediterranean basin
  3. Oil production is causing the increase of Methane emission by twice that of estimated amount
  4. Global warming is changing the mountain shapes and the ecosystem which will very soon affect day to day lives
Books :
Below are the list of books that are best sellers according to the New York Times.
Best-selling fiction books :
  1. A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
  2. A man called Ove by Fredrick Backman
  3. Never Never by James Patterson and Candice Fox
  4. Power Game by Christine Feehan
  5. Dark Humanity by Gwynn White and various authors
  6. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  7. The Whistler by John Grisham
  8. Two by Two by Nicholas Spark
  9. The Girl before by J P Delaney
Best-selling non-fiction books :
  1. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  2. Hillybilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  3. Killing the rising sun by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
  4. Three days in January by Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney
  5. The Mongolia Story by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino
  6. The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

Political :
  1. India : Tamil Nadu government in utter crisis over AIADMK member’s fight for the post of CM. Pannerselvam meets with Governor Rao in Raj Bhavan
  2. India : Congress demand apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comments on former PM Manmohan Singh
  3. India : Sasikala alleges that the governor is purposely delaying her swearing-in as Tamil Nadu CM
  4. USA : Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as attorney general
  5. USA : Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson dies at 45 due to brain tumour
  6. USA : Anti-Trump protests emerge all over the world over the travel ban
  7. USA : Veteran actor Robert DiNero  leads the protest against Trump in NYC
  8. Germany : Angela Merkel has criticised Donald Trump’s ban on some Muslim immigration, saying it is “not justified to put people from a specific background or faith under general suspicion” to combat terrorism
  9. North Korea : When the entire world focuses on Trump, NK continues its Nuclear tests and the threat could soon emerge
  10. Switzerland : Swiss foreign minister Didier Burkhalter said: “We want good, maybe even closer ties with Britain. But we will not forge an alliance with Britain against the EU.”
  11. India : The Assam state government has reportedly warned its employees that if they fail to take care of their parents, their pay will be deducted and that deducted amount will be directly given to their parents
  12. Saudi Arabia : Kicked Out 39,000 Pakistanis Out Of Their Country and gave the reason “Pakistan itself is plagued with terrorism due to its close proximity with Afghanistan. The Taliban extremist movement was itself born in Pakistan,”
  13. USA : Trump’s Nordstorm tweet is still creating a s stir as he uses his power to help his daughter’s clothing line
  14. India : Sasiskala Vs OPS could be Jayalalitha Vs Janaki Pat II. Is history going to repeat itself?
Technology :
  1. India is MasterCard’s digital heart – CFO  Martina Hund-Mejean, 
  2. Asus Zenfone 2 & 3, Casio smart outdoor watch, Fossil Q Founder and Marshal watches will be updated to  Android Wear 2.0 in the coming months
  3. Nepal government will be setting up free WI-FI zones near Everest camp
  4. The relationship between Infosys founder and it’s CEO is getting worse with each passing day as the founders are displeased with the way things are being handled
  5. Over 50,300 cybersecurity incidents like phishing, website intrusions and defacements, virus and denial of service attacks were observed in the country during 2016
  6. 9000 employees have been released by Infosys due to automation
  7. Cameroon have blocked internet in its English speaking areas
  8. 5G is on its way and Bristol Kings College London and the University of Surrey are all said to be interested to be the test bed
  9. Experts at the University of Oslo in Norway have unveiled a way for robots to design, evolve and manufacture themselves, with the help of artificial evolution called “generative design” and 3D printers
  10. Not only do Samsung phone catch fire, even their factories do. The Wuqing branch of the Tianjin fire department, caught fire yesterday and the batteries manufactured there are considered to be the primary reason for it.
Money :
  1. Rental prices to soar higher than house prices themselves in future
  2. Savers will have a slimmer chance of winning some of the biggest Premium Bond prizes from May, says National Savings and Investments (NS&I)
  3. Tax is set to rise as a share of the UK's income to its highest level since 1986, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies
  4. Time will soon come when we have to pay for ATM’s to be present within our reach
  5. Trump is poised to name China as ‘Currency Manipulator’
  6. In India, Income tax department detects Rs 16,200 crore black money
  7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the government's fight against black money was targeted at "big people" and "big babus" and that small traders need not worry
 Entertainment :
  1. A top-flight Hollywood agency is reportedly set to form a political action committee with a focus on outreach to elected officials from both major political parties
  2. Singham 3 roars louder than the previous two movies
  3. Superstar Jennifer Lopez will be performing in the Dominican Republic for the first time ever in one of the country's most unique venues-- the Casa de Campo Resort and Villas’ Altos de Chav√≥n Amphitheater
  4. Veteran Hollywood comedian Mel Brooks is to be awarded a BAFTA fellowship during Sunday's ceremony in London
  5. Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh have been roped in to play the lead couple in Zoya Akhtar’s next directorial Gully Boy
  6. Manoj Bajpayee says the fault lies with the "viewers" as they don't turn up to watch indie projects
  7. After exploring action and comedy, Ajay Devgn to do a rom-com directed by Pyaar Ka Punchnama fame Luv Ranjan
  8. Pakistan mercilessly cuts Akshay Kumar film for ‘showing ‘Kashmiri Muslims in bad light’
  9. Actor Dwayne Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is making a biopic for his next movie project about World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Paige
  10. Kamal Hassan Tweets to Madhavan : “Talk on crisis in TN. We have a voice with decibel levels not conducive to bad politics, you can also disagree. But do it loud please,”
Health :
  1. Chennai doctors remove live cockroach from woman’s skull
  2. Two new mobile technologies offer expectant mothers tools to listen to their unborn baby's heartbeat and track contractions
  3. Foods that increase weight big time : Chicken wings, Fully-loaded nachos, Seven-layer dip, Chips and Shrimp cocktail
  4. Weight loss plan depends on personality type, says 'Biggest Loser' trainer
  5. A 4-month-old Iranian girl arrived Tuesday at a Portland, Oregon hospital for life saving heart surgery after her family was denied a visa due to President Trump's travel ban
  6. It looked like fat. 57-year-old Roger Logan's abdomen was so large that all thought it was fat but he was actually having a 130 lb tumour inside him
  7. Older Adults Who Exercise Regularly May Lower Chances for Severe Mobility Problems
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