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Global economy is healthy but growth will slow: World Bank

The anti-poverty agency predicts global growth will decelerate slightly from a solid 3.1 per cent this year to 3 per cent next year and 2.9 per cent in 2020. The world economy is generally healthy but must contend with rising interest rates in wealthier countries and weaker demand for commodities ... Read More »

Russia 2018: Germany prepares for World Cup defence

Currently, Germany is ranked number one in the FIFA World football rankings. Coach Joachim Low has been associated with the German national team since 2006 and has been the longest serving national team coach in Europe. Germany have set their sights firmly on a title defence with Low saying they ... Read More »

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

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 »

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 »