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  • Kohli named Wisden s leading cricketer in the World for

    April 5, 2017
    Indian captain Virat Kolhi was named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016. Kohli amassed 1215 Test runs at a stupendous average of 75.93 last year. Ten ODI appearances fetched him 739 runs at 92.37, while he scored 641 T20 International runs at 106.83. Only six batsmen have ever scored more international runs in a calendar year than Kohli but none of them have come close to the Indian captain’s average. “Virat Kohli, who features on the cover of the 2017... Read More

    Usain Bolt successor yr old Jamaican sprinter Brianna Lyston runs m in secs secs short of world record

    April 5, 2017
     At the 2017 Boys and Girls Championships, Brianna Lyston (12-year-old Jamaican female athlete) left her competitors in her wake to win the 200m race in the Caribbean nation, clocking a time of 23.72 seconds - almost within two seconds of the senior world record set by Florence Griffith-Joyner at the 1988 Olympics. It is little wonder she is being immediately compared to the exploits of her all-conquering compatriot Usain Bolt.
    Category: Sports

    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza announces retirement from Twenty Internationals

    April 5, 2017
    Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza announced his retirement from T20I cricket. Mortaza, who led Bangladesh in the 2016 ICC World T20, will feature in the T20I series against Sri Lanka – with the game at R Premdasa stadium, Colombo on April 6 being his last. Beloved by fans, the 33-year-old played 52 T20I to claim 39 wickets and score 368 runs. He led Bangladesh in 27 of his 52 Twenty20 internationals and won nine matches.
    Category: Sports

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    Punjab Kings XI players inaugurate toilet at school for Swachh Bharat campaign

    April 5, 2017
    Kings XI Punjab players visited a government school in Indore and inaugurated toilets as part of the Swachh Bharat campaign, ahead of the IPL. South Africa's David Miller, pacer Varun Aaron and mentor Virender Sehwag were part of the contingent that visited the school. In this IPL, Holkar Stadium in Indore is also the home ground for Kings XI Punjab as three matches will be played in the city. Sehwag is the director (cricket operations) for the Kings XI Punjab. About Swach Bahrat... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    World Wide Web Inventor wins computing s Nobel Prize

    April 5, 2017
    Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the world wide web, has been honored with the 2016 Turing Award. The award, which is often referred to as the Nobel Prize for the computing industry, is present annually by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to an individual who made “major contributions of lasting importance to computing.” It is named in honor of British mathematician and scientist Alan Turing and backed by a $1 million prize courtesy of Google. The... Read More

    Under new regime foreign tourists with e visa can stay up to months

    April 5, 2017
    Foreign tourists visiting India on e-visa can now stay up to two months, instead of the earlier one month, and enjoy double-entry benefits while those coming for treatment can avail triple-entry facility. Earlier, a tourist coming on e-visa could stay in India up to 30 days only. Effective April 1, e-visa has been sub-divided into three categories — e-tourist visa, e-business visa and e-medical visa. The window for application under e-visa scheme has been increased from 30 days to 120... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    New Zealand cricketer Adam King handed two year ban for doping

    April 5, 2017
    Adam King, a cricketer from New Zealand, has been banned for two years by the Sports Tribunal of New Zealand, after being found guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs. King’s two-year ban has been back-dated to start on May 1, 2016. King, The bowler had played for Paraparaumu since 2011 and had represented Horowhenua-Kapiti in New Zealand's Hawke Cup competition in 2013 and 2016.
    Category: Sports

    World s th tallest building Lotte World Tower opens in Seoul

    April 5, 2017
    South Korea celebrates the opening of Lotte World Tower – the world’s fifth-highest skyscraper – a 1,819 ft seven-star hotel in Seoul. Lotte World Tower is a 123 floors building built on the banks of River Han in Seoul. The landmark building boasts some record-setting amenities such as the world's highest swimming pool, world’s highest glass-bottomed observation deck, the world's fastest elevator taking visitors to the top in just one minute. Lotte World... Read More
    Category: Places

    Geetha Johri Gujarat s first woman police chief DGP

    April 5, 2017
    Geetha Johri, Gujarat's first female IPS officer has now become the state's first female DGP (Director General of Police) after the outgoing DGP-in-charge PP Pandey, an accused in the Ishrat Jahan case, decided to step down. Johri is presently posted as managing director, Gujarat Police Housing Corporation in Gandhinagar. Gujarat Chief Minister: Vijay Rupani Gujarat MoS Home: Pradipsinh Jadeja

    Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai youngest person to address Canadian Parliament

    April 5, 2017
    Malala Yousafzai (19-year-old activist), the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, will on April 12 address Canada’s parliament and officially receive the honorary Canadian citizenship bestowed upon her in 2014. Malala was targeted by Taliban militants after she became an outspoken advocate for the right of girls to learn and to attend school. She has since become an international spokesperson for girls’ education and the rights of women and girls.
    In recognition of this work, she... Read More

    Indian Government sets up National Board for Electric Mobility in a bid to promote electric mobility

    April 5, 2017
    More than six years after it was approved by the UPA government, the Centre has constituted 'National Board for Electric Mobility' (NBEM) to promote electric mobility and manufacturing of electric (& hybrid) vehicles and their components. The Union Cabinet chaired by former Prime Minister Minister Manmohan Singh had on March 31, 2011 cleared the proposals for launch of the National Mission for Electric Mobility and setting up of a National Board for Electric Mobility (NBEM) and... Read More
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    Lenin Moreno elected President of Ecuador

    April 5, 2017
    Ecuador elected Lenin Moreno as the country's new president, according to the CNE (National Electoral Council) electoral agency. Renowned disability activist and former vice president Lenin Moreno of President Rafael Correa's governing Alianza Pais party got 99.65 percent of the votes counted. Moreno and his vice president Jorge Glass won with 5,057,149 votes or 51.16 percent over former banker Guillermo Lasso and his vice president Andres Paez, of the right-wing CREO-SUMA... Read More

    WADA doping charts India ranks rd for third year

    April 5, 2017
    Sporting minnows India has been ranked third for the third year in a row in a doping violation report published by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for 2015 with 117 athletes from the country being punished after testing positive for banned substances. India followed Russian Federation (176) and Italy (129) at third spot in the doping violation chart released by the WADA, the same position as in the reports of 2013 and 2014.
    This is the first set of Anti-Doping Rule Violation statistics... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Serbia elects Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic as president

    April 5, 2017
    Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has won a clear victory in the country's presidential election. He won about 55%, well above the threshold to avoid a run-off, with most results counted. His closest challenger, Sasa Jankovic, polled 16%, while satirical candidate Ljubisa Preletacevic came third with 9% of the vote. He became prime minister after his pro-EU nationalist Progressive Party won a landslide victory in early parliamentary elections in 2014. About Serbia:- a country... Read More

    Indian Premier League starts today

    April 5, 2017
    The 2017 season of the Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 10, will be the tenth season of the IPL, a professional Twenty20 cricket league established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. The 2017 season is scheduled to start on 5 April 2017 and finish on 21 May 2017, with Hyderabad hosting the opening match and the final. Sunrisers Hyderabad are the defending champions having won the 2016 edition. The opening match and the final will be played at the Rajiv... Read More



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