Neeraj Chopra nominated for Laureus award

The javelin star, also the first Indian to win any medal in athletics from the Olympic arena, has been pitted against an array of young superstar sports personalities from across the globe

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India’s  second Olympic individual gold winner, the Tokyo Olympic Games star, Neeraj Chopra has added another feather to his cap. He has been nominated for the prestigious Laureus Sports Awards in the ‘Breakthrough of the Year’ category.

The javelin star, also the first Indian to win any medal in athletics from the Olympic arena, has been pitted against an array of young superstar sports personalities from across the globe. They are Britain’s Emma Raducanu, who won the US Open at the age of 18, Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, who won the men’s title at Flushing Meadows, FC Barcelona’s football prodigy Pedri, aged 19, voted best young player at the Ballon d’Or, Yulimar Rojas, who broke the 26-year-old triple jump world record, and swimmer Ariarne Titmus, aged 20, who twice beat champion Katie Ledecky at 200 and 400m in Tokyo.

The winners will be named in April. 71 of the greatest sporting legends of all time will sit to vote for the winners.

Queen Elizabeth II is the world’s longest reigning monarch

Queen   Elizabeth II recently became the first British monarch to reign for 70 years. She begins her Platinum Jubilee year. On the historic day, however, there was little fanfare, because the 95-year-old queen traditionally spends the anniversary of the death of her father in private.

She ascended the throne at age 25. Throughout her reign, she has seen kings and  leaders change in the entire world

She ascended the throne at age 25. Throughout her reign, she has seen kings and leaders change in the entire world, has met the most number of heads of state at Buckingham Palace than any of her predecessors and has also witnessed complete social, economic and technical change in the world.

Queen Elizabeth II

With this, she has also become the world’s longest reigninig living monarch.

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas welcome baby through surrogacy

Priyanka  Chopra and husband Nick Jonas have a child, through surrogacy. This was announced by the star on January 22. The actor asked for privacy during ‘this special time’ to focus on her family, but criticism as to why she had to go in for surrogacy at this age spread across social media. This is Priyanka and Nick’s first child. They got married in 2018.

The actor asked for privacy during ‘this special time’ but criticism as to why she had to go in for surrogacy at this age spread across social media

Priyanka wrote in Instagram: “We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate. We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family. Thank you so much.”

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas

Xiomara Castro is Honduras’ first female president

Left -leaning Libre Party presidential candidate Xiomara Castro has become Honduras’ first female president. She took oath at a massive ceremony that was attended by international dignitaries. This was the final outcome of week of intense infighting in the party, with too many challengers to her authority.

Her crowing  begins a new era for Honduras, where the people managed to defeat Juan Orlando Hernández’s narco state

Her crowing begins a new era for Honduras, where the people managed to defeat Juan Orlando Hernández’s narco state. Xiomara is known to be a progressive.

Xiomara Castro

Castro won a landslide victory and was inaugurated on January 27 in a ceremony at the National Stadium, attended by thousands of enthusiastic supporters.

Anantha Nageswaran is the new chief  economic advisor

The   NDA government has appointed Dr V. Anantha Nageswaran as the new Chief Economic Advisor to the government. He is former member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council. He took charge just days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

He is former member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council. He took charge just days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget

The Nageswaran has been a writer, author, teacher and consultant. He has taught at several business schools and  institutes of management in India and in Singapore and has published extensively. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and earned his doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Anantha Nageswaran

He replaces K V Subramanian, who completed his three-year tenure last year.