Daily Archive: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

13 Dec 2016

Zuckerberg named America’s Richest Entrepreneur under 40

The Florida native who helped his college buddy Mark Zuckerberg transform Facebook into a $340 billion behemoth was named by Forbes on Monday as America’s second richest entrepreneur under age 40. His net worth is estimated at
13 Dec 2016

WORLD BILLIARDS: India’s Pankaj Advani clinches title

Advani beat multiple world champion of billiards Gilchrist by six games to three in a gripping final contest to wrap up his 16th world title overall. Coming into the finals with right frame of mind after defeating
13 Dec 2016

EU, Cuba sign first agreement on political cooperation

The European Union has signed a historic deal with Cuba on political dialogue and cooperation, according to the EU Council. Cuba was the only Latin American country to lack such an agreement with the 28-member bloc. The
13 Dec 2016

Akbar new president of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India

Akbar Ebrahim has been unanimously elected as president of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India in the 43rd AGM held in Chennai on Monday. Former president J Prithviraj of Coimbatore was elected as vice-president. Eight
13 Dec 2016

Bill English appointed New Zealand’s new Prime Minister

New Zealand’s ruling National Party appointed Bill English as the country’s new prime minister on Monday following last week’s shock resignation of his predecessor John Key. Mr English has been sworn in at Government House in Wellington
13 Dec 2016

Antonio Guterres sworn in as UN Secretary-General

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres was sworn in Monday as Secretary-General of the United Nations, becoming the ninth U.N. chief in the body’s 71-year history. The former U.N. refugee chief was elected to the top job
13 Dec 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo named world’s best footballer of 2016

The 31-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo is now one behind Barcelona’s Messi, who took the honour for a fifth time last year. Atletico Madrid’s French forward Antoine Griezmann finished third in the vote. Ronaldo helped Real Madrid win last season’s
13 Dec 2016

Goa can have only one official language Now : Konkani

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Monday ruled out granting official language status to Marathi saying the state could have only one official language and Konkani has already been granted that status. “We have to accept that
13 Dec 2016

Varun Aditya wins first place for ‘Animal Portraits’ by Nat Geo

An Indian, Varun Aditya, won the first place in ‘Animal Portrait’ category. The ‘Nature Photographer of the Year Contest’ is a live example that photography isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. It takes patience, endurance, and an eye for
13 Dec 2016

Priyanka appointed UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has created waves with her stint in the American drama series “Quantico”, says she is honoured to serve as UNICEF’s Global Goodwill Ambassador. The actress took to Twitter to express her joy. She
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