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Edappadi Palaniswami sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Tamil Nadu, Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao on 16th February evening administered the oath of office to Edappadi K. Palaniswami as the 13th Chief Minister along with a Council of 30 Ministers.

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History of FIFA World Cup Football

The World Cup football tournament is organised by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) once in four years since 1930. It was on July 18, 1930 that the first-ever World Cup match was played between Uruguay and Chile, at the newly built Centenary Stadium in Montevideo (Uruguay). The World Cup now officially designated as Jules-Rimet Cup, named after the French lawyer who was the President of FIFA from 1921 to 1953, is 12 inch high and made of solid gold.

Winner at a Glance

Year: 2014

Venue: Brazil
Winner: Germany
Runners: Argentina

  • Man of the Match: Mario GOETZE (GER)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: James RODRIGUEZ(COL)
  • Adidas Golden Ball: Lionel Messi(Argentina)
  • adidas Golden Glove: Manuel Neuer(GER)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Colombia
  • Best Young Player Award: Paul Pogba(FRA)

Year: 2010

Venue: South Africa
Winner: Spain
Runners: Netherland

  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Thomas MUELLER(GER)
  • Adidas Golden Ball: Diego FORLAN(URU)
  • adidas Golden Glove: Iker CASILLAS(ESP)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Spain
  • Best Young Player Award: Thomas MUELLER(GER)

Year: 2006

Venue: Germany
Winner: Italy
Runners: France

  • Adidas Golden Ball: Zinedine ZIDANE (FRA)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Miroslav KLOSE (GER)
  • Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper: Gianluigi BUFFON (ITA)
  • Best Young Player Award: Lukas PODOLSKI (GER)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Spain, Brazil
  • FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team: Portugal

Year: 2002

Venue: Korea/Japan
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Germany

  • Adidas Golden Ball: Oliver KAHN (GER)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: RONALDO (BRA)
  • Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper: Oliver KAHN (GER)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Belgium
  • FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team: Korea Republic

Year: 1998

Venue: France
Winner: France
Runners: Brazil

  • Adidas Golden Ball: RONALDO (BRA)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Davor SUKER (CRO)
  • Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper: Fabien BARTHEZ (FRA)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: England, France
  • FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team: France

Year: 1994

Venue: USA
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Italy

  • Adidas Golden Ball: ROMARIO (BRA)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Oleg SALENKO (RUS), Hristo STOICHKOV (BUL)
  • Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper: Michel PREUDHOMME (BEL)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil
  • FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team: Brazil

Year: 1990

Venue: Italy
Winner: Germany FR
Runners: Argentina

  • Adidas Golden Ball: Salvatore SCHILLACI (ITA)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Salvatore SCHILLACI (ITA)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: England

Year: 1986

Venue: Mexico
Winner: Argentina
Runners: Germany FR

  • Adidas Golden Ball: Diego MARADONA (ARG)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Gary LINEKER (ENG)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil

Year: 1982

Venue: Spain
Winner: Italy
Runners: Germany FR

  • Adidas Golden Ball: Paolo ROSSI (ITA)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Paolo ROSSI (ITA)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil

Year: 1978

Venue: Argentina
Winner: Argentina
Runners: Netherlands

  • Golden Shoe: Mario KEMPES (ARG)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Argentina

Year: 1974

Venue: Germany
Winner: Germany FR
Runners: Netherlands

  • Golden Shoe: Grzegorz LATO (POL)

Year: 1970

Venue: Mexico
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Italy

  • Golden Shoe: Gerd MUELLER (GER)

Year: 1966

Venue: England
Winner: England
Runners: Germany FR

  • Golden Shoe: EUSEBIO (POR)

Year: 1962

Venue: Chile
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Czechoslovakia

  • Golden Shoe: Florian ALBERT (HUN), Valentin IVANOV (URS), Drazen JERKOVIC (YUG), Leonel SANCHEZ (CHI), VAVA (BRA), GARRINCHA (BRA)

Year: 1958

Venue: Sweden
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Sweden

  • Golden Shoe: Just FONTAINE (FRA)

Year: 1954

Venue: Switzerland
Winner: Germany FR
Runners: Hungary

  • Golden Shoe: Sandor KOCSIS (HUN)

Year: 1950

Venue: Brazil
Winner: Uruguay
Runners: Brazil

  • Golden Shoe: ADEMIR (BRA)

Year: 1938

Venue: France
Winner: Italy
Runners: Hungary

  • Golden Shoe: LEONIDAS (BRA)

Year: 1934

Venue: Italy
Winner: Italy
Runners: Czechoslovakia

  • Golden Shoe: Oldrich NEJEDLY (TCH)

Year: 1930

Venue: Uruguay
Winner: Uruguay
Runners: Argentina

  • Golden Shoe: Guillermo STABILE (ARG)
  • Adidas Golden Ball: Diego MARADONA (ARG)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Gary LINEKER (ENG)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil

Year: 1982

Venue: Spain
Winner: Italy
Runners: Germany FR

  • Adidas Golden Ball: Paolo ROSSI (ITA)
  • Adidas Golden Shoe: Paolo ROSSI (ITA)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil

Year: 1978

Venue: Argentina
Winner: Argentina
Runners: Netherlands

  • Golden Shoe: Mario KEMPES (ARG)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Argentina

Year: 1974

Venue: Germany
Winner: Germany FR
Runners: Netherlands

  • Golden Shoe: Grzegorz LATO (POL)

Year: 1970

Venue: Mexico
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Italy

  • Golden Shoe: Gerd MUELLER (GER)

Year: 1966

Venue: England
Winner: England
Runners: Germany FR

  • Golden Shoe: EUSEBIO (POR)

Year: 1962

Venue: Chile
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Czechoslovakia

  • Golden Shoe: Florian ALBERT (HUN), Valentin IVANOV (URS), Drazen JERKOVIC (YUG), Leonel SANCHEZ (CHI), VAVA (BRA), GARRINCHA (BRA)

Year: 1958

Venue: Sweden
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Sweden

  • Golden Shoe: Just FONTAINE (FRA)

Year: 1954

Venue: Switzerland
Winner: Germany FR
Runners: Hungary

  • Golden Shoe: Sandor KOCSIS (HUN)

Year: 1950

Venue: Brazil
Winner: Uruguay
Runners: Brazil

  • Golden Shoe: ADEMIR (BRA)

Year: 1938

Venue: France
Winner: Italy
Runners: Hungary

  • Golden Shoe: LEONIDAS (BRA)

Year: 1934

Venue: Italy
Winner: Italy
Runners: Czechoslovakia

  • Golden Shoe: Oldrich NEJEDLY (TCH)

Year: 1930

Venue: Uruguay
Winner: Uruguay
Runners: Argentina

  • Golden Shoe: Guillermo STABILE (ARG)

The Paris Agreement on climate change 2016

The historic agreement on climate change on 22nd April 2016 marked a milestone, with a record 175 countries, including India, signing it. The Paris Agreement on climate change is a milestone in global climate cooperation. It is meant to enhance the implementation of the Convention and recognizes the principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities in the light of different national circumstances. The salient features of the Paris Agreement are as follows: The Paris Agreement acknowledges the development imperatives of developing countries. The Agreement recognizes the developing countries' right to development and their efforts to harmonize development with environment, while protecting the interests of the most vulnerable.The Paris Agreement recognizes the importance of sustainable lifestyles and sustainable patterns of consumption with developed countries taking the lead, and notes the importance of 'climate justice’ in its preamble.The ...

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What is London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR)?

London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is an interest rate at which banks can borrow funds from other banks in the London interbank market. One of the world’s most widely used benchmarks for short-term interest rates, LIBOR rates were first used in financial markets in 1986. From then on LIBOR has been growing in stature and today it is the key reference rate for financial products worth about $350 trillion. Small changes in the LIBOR can cause ripples in the money market. LIBOR is fixed on a daily basis by the British Bankers’ Association and is derived from a filtered average of the world’s most creditworthy banks’ interbank deposit rates. Countries that rely on t he LIBOR for a reference rate include the United States, Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In 2012, regulators from around the world were probing alleged manipulation of LIBOR by US and European banks. In 2013, a worldwide investigation discovered widespread manipulation of this benchmark interbank lending rates by ...

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Human Genome

The human genome is the genome of Homo sapiens, which is stored on 23 chromosome pairs. Twenty-two of these are autosomal chromosome pairs, while the remaining pair is sex-determining. The haploid human genome occupies a total of just over 3 billion DNA base pairs. The haploid human genome contains ca. 23,000 protein-coding genes, far fewer than had been expected before its sequencing. In fact, only about 1.5% of the genome codes for proteins, while the rest consists of non-coding RNA genes, regulatory sequences, introns, and (controversially named) "junk" DNA The Human Genome Project (HGP) produced a reference sequence of the euchromatic human genome, which is used worldwide in biomedical sciences. Genes Surprisingly, the number of human genes seems to be less than a factor of two greater than that of many much simpler organisms, such as the roundworm and the fruit fly. However, human cells make extensive use of alternative splicing to produce several different proteins from a single ...

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Career Scope in Print Media

Print media are lightweight, portable, disposable publications printed on paper and circulated as physical copies in forms we call books, newspapers, magazines and newsletters. They hold informative and entertaining content that is of general or special interest. They are published either once or daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, bimonthly or quarterly. Print Media is the oldest form of media. But even today it is growing from strength to strength. Around 4000 small, medium and large newspapers and magazines across the county are registered with the Registrar of Newspapers every year. This indicates that it is a growing sector where employment opportunities are increasing with each passing day. Most of the young aspirants who want to enter the print media prefer reporting, but newspapers and magazines also seek young talent as photographers, artists, editors, computer experts, librarians, and cartoonists. Students who have writing ability, graphics or photo skills, curiosity and deter ...

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