Friday, 10 February 2017

World News Summary : 10-Feb-2017

It's Friday night and here I am to tell you that the world is still finding it difficult to adjust with President Trump and his actions and there seems to be no shortage of political drama elsewhere as the battle for power for the state of Tamil Nadu in India is capturing the attention of the world.
But it's just not politics that everyone wants to know about is it? That is precisely why I'm here to help you get a gist of all the major activities of the world.

Books :
1.      Raymond Briggs author of Fungus the Bogeyman and The Snowman, has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by children’s books charity BookTrust
2.      A Line Made By Walking by Sara Baume review – the art of falling apart is the book of the day according to the Guardian
3.      Leah Purcell wins Australia's richest literary prize ($100,000) for reimagining of The Drover's Wife
4.      Salman Rushdie’s next novel “The Golden House” will depict the last 8 years of America’s politics
5.      According to data published by Queen Mary University for the Authors Licensing and Collecting Agency in 2014, only 10% of professional authors make £60,000 or more a year from writing, while the bottom 50% of authors earn less than £10,500. The bottom 50% of authors account for only 7% of the income earned by all writers put together
6.      As celebrities are finding it easier to get book deals, professional authors have started searching for a day job and this scenario only seems to be increasing
Sports :
Football :
1.      Porto signs Oliver Torres from Atletico Madrid for 20 Million pounds after exercising their clause
2.      Chris Brunt has signed a new deal at The Hawthorns, staying at the club until 2018
3.      Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal supporters to be "united" like those of their fiercest rivals Tottenham as at the moment the fan-base seems to be divided with some supporters wanting the long standing managers exit
4.      13 footballers have been tested positive of drugs since 2012
5.      Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel, Max Allegri of Juventus, Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt and Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim are all shortlisted by Arsenal if Wenger leaves at the end of the season
6.      Griezmann 'will snub Man United if they fail to qualify for Champions League'
7.      Winning the La Liga will the priority of Real Madrid claim former veteran Fernando Morientes
8.      Spain's anti-doping agency was declared non-compliant by Wada in March and, in a concerning twist, no valid body has undertaken testing since
9.      What Julian Nagelsmann has done in Hoffenheim is nothing short of magic and the world agrees 
Tennis :
1.      Dominic Thiem is out of the Garanti Koza Sofia Open as Grigor Dimitrov records a win in the home crowd
2.      India's Purav Raja and Divij Sharan have advanced to the semifinals of the Open Sud de France in Montpellier
Racing :
1.      Red Bull's switch to ExxonMobil can be a decider in 2017 Formula 1 title race
2.      Toyota's Jari Matti Latvala leads Rally Sweden overnight, having won the Karlstad opener
3.      Briton James Calado will join fellow factory Ferrari driver Giancarlo Fisichella in an assault on the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup in 2017
4.      MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he is now less worried than he was before by Honda's engine and electronics woes after 2017's first pre-season test
 Cricket :
1.      After handing over the Pakistan one-day captaincy to Sarfraz Ahmed, Azhar Ali says that he wants to focus more and strengthen his batting before the 2019 world cup
2.      Steven Smith believes that success in the four Test series against Virat Kohli and his men can make his side "one of the all-time greats"
3.      Sanath Jayasuriya says that  the country has failed to produce any of the champion cricketers of the past
4.      India have declared for 687/6 while Bangladesh have managed to score 41/1 in 14 over in the second day of the test
5.      Kolhi becomes the first batsman in the history of test cricket to score 4 consecutive double century
 Climate :
1.      China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases while India is placed fourth. USA stands second and EU is third.
2.      Russia’s plan to reduce greenhouse gases emission by 2020 is the weakest of any government
3.      Donald Trump is pushing for inaction towards climate change and Russia seems to be his likely ally
4.      The abundant sunshine in the African nation is being put to good use in Nigeria as solar energy is being used to electrify rural homes
5.      A lawsuit filed by 21 kids challenging the federal government to slow climate change was updated on Thursday to list President Donald Trump as a defendant, replacing former President Barack Obama
6.      Study predicts more El Nino-related catastrophic weather unless greenhouse gas emissions cut
Political :
1.      USA : Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel ban as court believes that the government had not proved the terror threat justified reviving the ban. The ruling means that people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen with visas can continue to enter the US
2.      USA : Just as Toyota planned to build a plant in Mexico, Trump said  "NO WAY! Build Plant in U.S. or pay big border tax."
3.      UK : Vulnerable children are going to face a tough time as the Dubs amendment scheme is brought to an end by the government
4.      India : No internet, no mobile phones, no loitering in the corridor. This how the AIADMK MLA’s are placed in the hotel in Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu
5.      India : Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar is wanted by many to be the next Chief minister of Tamil Nadu
6.      India : India and the US have agreed to “sustain and take forward” the momentum of their expansive bilateral defence relationship
7.      India : Dev Bhumi Uttarakhand is being ruled by the corrupt says PM Modi
8.      India : According to a report in NDTV, the supreme court declined to hear a petition asking it to restrain Sasikala from taking office until it rendered its verdict in a separate corruption case against her — the petition is scheduled to be heard on 17 February
9.      India : Party leader Madhusudanan expels Sasikala from her post of AIADMK general secretary
10.  USA : Trump's "See you in court" tweet has been creating a major buzz all around the place
Technology :
1.      The Union Budget 2017, received an overwhelmingly positive response from social media users
2.      A report has emerged that as much as 76 ios apps available in app store are vulnerable to wifi snooping. This security is also expected to be present in android apps
3.      Flipkart has rehired Manish Kumar as VP business development, and Nitin Rajput as a director
4.      Whatsapp seems to have a real-time tracking which will let users track the group members in real time and vice versa. It's also claims that the feature is disabled by default and needs to be activated manually.
Money :
1.      Kotak Mahindra Bank to see growth in a few months after Budget 2017
2.      This years’ Union Budget seems to be more practical than ever says report
3.      In USA If you made any home improvements in 2016, you may be eligible for a tax break or two in 2017
4.      Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and a critic of the banking law, has sent a memo earlier this week to the committee leadership, outlining his plans to introduce new legislation to quash many bank regulations and regulators’ enforcement authority in Dodd-Frank, according to a CNBC report
Entertainment :
1.      At 74, the Queen of Soul has decided to take it a little easier as Aretha Franklin decides to retire after one more album
2.      Aamir Khan to star along with Amitabh for “Thugs of Hindostan” and the Punjabi getup of Aamir has been creating a stir all around the nation
3.      Akshay Kumar gets a positive response from the audience for his latest release Jolly LLB 2
4.      China to increase quota for Hollywood movies
5.      A top Hollywood agency (UTA) has cancelled its Oscar party to throw a refugee rally
6.      Prince’s music will be streaming this Sunday, the same day of the Grammy Awards
7.      Universal to release Prince’s vault music
8.      Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sees the music industry's next 'gigantic growth' coming from devices like Echo
Health :
1.      Rice contains about 10-20 times more arsenic than other cereal crops. The more you consume the more risk you attain to acquire diseases like Cancer and Heart attack.
2.      Wendy’s is allowing its customers to customize their meal in a way that would suite their diet plan
3.      Worrying about money has been identified as the top reason for stress and mental disorder which could lead to hair loss and insomnia