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Get, set, cycle! It’s World Bicycle Day today

A bicycle serves as a tool for development and as a means not just of transportation but also of access to education, healthcare and sport. The UN says the synergy between the bicycle and the user fosters creativity and social engagement and gives the user an immediate awareness of the ... Read More »

West Indies too strong for World XI in charity match

Lewis struck 58 off 26 balls, including five sixes and as many fours in a West Indies’ total of 199 for four with Marlon Samuels contributing 43 and Denesh Ramdin 44 not out. Badree then took two wickets in his first two overs for the reigning World Twenty20 champions before ... Read More »

World No Tobacco Day is being observed today

Global tobacco epidemic kills more than 7 million people each year, of which around 9 lakh are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. Tobacco is a preventable cause of severe illnesses. Tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contribute to approximately 12% of all heart disease deaths. Tobacco use is the ... Read More »

Soccer fever grips Peru for World Cup sendoff against Scotland

Soccer is Peru’s most popular sport yet the national team has failed to qualify in nearly four decades against regional heavyweights such as Argentina, Brazil and Colombia. Their preparations for the FIFA tournament so far have been plagued by drama with their captain Paolo Guerrero to be barred from the ... Read More »

Alvaro Morata misses out on Spain World Cup squad

Morata paid the price for a disappointing debut season in the Premier League as Spain coach Julen Lopetegui picked Iago Aspas and Rodrigo Moreno up front, along with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa. “The decision is always difficult because of the talent of the players we have,” Lopetegui said. “We have ... Read More »

Russia unveils world’s first floating nuclear power station

Built in Saint Petersburg, the Akademik Lomonosov arrived in Murmansk on Thursday where it was moored in the port and presented to the media.  Constructed by the state nuclear power firm Rosatom, the 144 by 30 metre (472 by 98 foot) ship holds two reactors with two 35 megawatt nuclear ... Read More »

Soccer fever grips Russia a month ahead of World Cup

The Luzhniki Stadium, the venue which will stage the opening match on June 14 and the final on July 15, hosted a “Russia Loves Soccer” event over the weekend. On Monday, the local organising committee chairman Arkady Dvorkovich said that preparations are in their final stages and they just need to ... Read More »

India 3rd largest solar market in world: Mercom

“In 2017, India emerged as the third largest solar market …having grown at a CAGR of approximately 170 percent since 2010,” it said. As per the report, India set a new record with 9.6 GW of solar installations in 2017, which was more than double the 4.3 GW installed in ... Read More »

Federer to reclaim ATP world number one spot

The 36-year-old Federer became the oldest ATP world number one in February when he beat Dutchman Robin Haase in the quarter-finals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis event. But in March, Spaniard Nadal overtook him in the rankings when he missed the Miami Open. In January, Federer defeated Marin Cilic of Croatia ... Read More »

 MOS I&B Rajyavardhan Rathore presents World Television Awards 2018

The awards were given in three categories including humanity, science and environment. The theme of the two-daySummit was  ‘Telling Our Stories – Asia and More.’   An array of issues including media business models in new era and emerging technologies in broadcasting were discussed during the two-day long summit. Over 300 representatives and delegates from ... Read More »

Pakistan Army reaching out to India: UK think tank

If reports are to be believed, the Pakistan Army is making efforts make ties with India better. Pakistan-based Dawn News cited a report by a think tank saying the change in the attitude of the Pakistani military is because it feels that peace and prosperity could be achieved only by ... Read More »

World Laughter Day being celebrated today

The day also promotes the thousands of community groups around the world – typically known as Laughter Clubs – who regularly practice simple intentional laughter techniques that promote wellness and overall well-being. Humor is also a way to increase retention of information in academic or professional settings because of the ... Read More »

Unified Korea lose in historic table tennis world championship semis

The decision to allow North and South Korea to field a unified team for the semi-finals in Halmstad, Sweden was announced on Thursday. It was a tripartite agreement between the leaders of the North and South Korean Table Tennis teams and the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). The last time that a unified Korea ... Read More »