Friday, 17 February 2017

World News Summary : 17-Feb-2017

Today’s spotlight goes to the inventor of Facebook for two very important reasons. Mark Zuckerberg has said that Facebook’s new Artifical Intelligence system will be able to track down terrorist based on their post but my first question is, will terrorist be using Facebook directly? And even if they do, will be posting these messages that will explicitly show their true intentions?

Even after all these if’s and but’s, if Facebook does succeeds in catching terrorist based on their post, then Mr. Zuckerberg would truly have invented something spectacular. All those negativity surrounding Facebook, of how many lives are getting in danger because of the social network will be wiped clean. You do it Mr. Zuckerberg.

The next thing is, a Facebook post by Zuckerberg himself, stating how global unity is required to bring about a true change has sparked rumors that the social media giant could step into politics.

A letter about global unity? An assurance that Facebook can catch terrorists? What are you up to Mr. Zuckerberg?


Books :

  1. Miffy creator Dick Bruna has died aged 89
  2. Neil Gaiman announces Neverwhere sequel, The Seven Sisters
  3. Rolling Stones manager has denied publisher John Blake permission to put out manuscript that includes tales of the singer buying a mansion while high on LSD
  4. Ivory tells the history of the world – it must never be banned : Jonathan Jones


Sports :

  1. Cricket : With the IPL auction about to start, many are question the possibility of domestic performers getting a spot
  2. Tennis : Central Board of Excise and Customs Central Board of Excise and Customs Central Board of Excise and CustomsCentral board of Excise and Customs has issued a notice to Sania Mirza for tax evasion which the Tennis ace denies
  3. Cricket : India qualifies for ICC Women’s world cup after defeating Bangladesh. The Indian Team chased a score of 155 which they overcame by scoring 158-1 in 33.3 overs
  4.  Tennis : Defending champion Novak Djokovic was knocked out by world No 116 Denis Istomin in the second round of Australia Open
  5. Football : John Terry could return to face Wolves this coming Saturday, in FA Cup 5th round
  6. Cricket : Sri Lanka beat Australia in a thriller at MCG
  7. Football : I will be managing next season. Either Arsenal or elsewhere : Arsene Wenger


Climate :

  1. Climate change could threaten entire financial system, APRA warns
  2. Donald Trump's likely scientific adviser calls climate change scientists a 'glassy-eyed cult'
  3. Gore warns of dangers of climate change at Atlanta meeting
  4. A 4 stroke engine that can make hydrogen from Methane has been developed at Georgia Institute of Technology
  5. New research findings explain an Ice Age paradox and add to the mounting evidence that climate change could bring higher seas than most models predict
  6. A Mexico-US border can cost as much as $5 Billion but Trump administration says it could rise up to $211 Billion

Political :

  1. India : "We appeal to political sections and Congress to not to indulge in any kind of politicking at cost of security forces' morale," PMO Jitendra Singh said
  2. Pakistan : Maryam Sharif could be the next political star according to reports
  3. India : The Supreme Court today did not go into the debate for making singing of the National Song mandatory in schools while clarifying that it has "kept alive" such a plea only for the National Anthem without expressing any view on it.
  4. India : The Congress party on Friday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his party after the central government returned the file of salary hike of its MLAs, saying the ruling AAP is no more an "aam aadmi" party but a "khaas" party
  5. India : A special court here has allowed the Enforcement Directorate to invoke the India-UK Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) to bring back embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya to the country to face money laundering probe
  6. India : Congress today hit back at BJP asking whether the morale of jawans was not affected when 188 were killed in terror attacks in last 30 months and when Prime Minister Narendra Modi feasted with Nawaz Sharif
  7. USA : The social media tycoon Mark Zuckerberg’s 5,700-word post about the ‘global community’ stokes rumors that another billionaire businessman is planning to run for president
  8. UK : Tony Blair is urging the people of United Kingdom to not support BREXIT
  9. USA : United States Treasury Department alleges that Tareck El Aissami, Venezuela’s vice-president, is a “prominent” drug trafficker, who amassed great wealth through his connections to gangs
  10. Munich : More than 30 government heads to meet in Munich for a security conference

Technology :

  1. Paytm CEO says they are ready to enter the banking sector this year
  2. The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,123.96 million at the end of November 2016 to 1,151.78 million at the end of December 2016 - a monthly growth rate of 2.48%,
  3. The government has accorded an armed security cover of nearly 200 CISF commandos to secure the Navi Mumbai-based Reliance Corporate IT Park.
  4. Samsung launches solar-powered refrigerators, price starts at Rs 14,900
  5. NASA to create first ever Space technology research institute to exploit cutting edge technology
  6. Demand of experts in Robotics and Big data increases by 50%
  7. Ford is developing a technology that’ll detect potholes and alert drivers
  8. The Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE has cancelled a crowd-funding campaign for a smartphone design based on ideas submitted by the public, as the fund raised did not meet their expectation of $500,00
  9. Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence to identify terrorists based on the content that they post
  10. Samsung chief arrested in Korea and charged for corruption
  11. Researchers at Google say they are “years closer” in the net balloon technology


Money :

  1.  Economic research says attractive people ear more money not because they are beautiful but because they are healthier have better personality and are more intelligent
  2. When Republicans replace Obamacare, they say that the money will be transferred from the rich to the poor
  3. Gopal Agrawal says he is in talks with a few mutual fund houses as he prepares to leave Mirae Asset India
  4. Nifty 0.50% higher
  5. Rupee closes stronger against dollar at 67.02


Entertainment :

  1. There seems to be no rift between actor Vikram and director Goutham Menon as reports suggest
  2. Ram Gopal Verma, says he might go for a Jayalalitha-Sasikala biopic
  3. Kamal Hassan’s Vishwroopam 2 to release in 6 months
  4. Kerry Washington to cast in Deadpool 2
  5. WWF legend George Steele dies at 79
  6. Willie Nelson to return to stage, thursday night at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
  7. Danny Masterson reveals wife Bijou Phillips has kidney disease
  8. Holly Madison is suing the makers of Blackcore Edge of publishing a false endorsement
  9. Justin Bieber is under investigation for a reported head butt on a man in Sunset strip restaurant


Health :

  1. Time launches new Time Health brand and online news hub
  2. High concentration of toxic metals are present in gluten free food
  3. Vaccines against H3N2 viruses are less effective this year
  4. Study says father get more depressed during and after pregnancy


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