Breaking News - July 15, 2018
France beats Croatia to win FIFA Football World Cup. This is the second title for France as it has won the World Cup in 1998. The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The 20 World Cup tournaments have been won by eight national teams. Brazil have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. The other World Cup winners are Germany and Italy, with four titles each; Argentina, France and inaugural winner Uruguay, with two titles each; and England, and Spain, with one title each. 17 countries have hosted the World Cup. Brazil, France, Italy, Germany and Mexico have each hosted twice, while Uruguay, Switzerland, Sweden, Chile, England, Argentina, Spain, the United States, Japan and South Korea (jointly), South Africa and Russia have each hosted once. Qatar are planned as hosts of the 2022 finals, and 2026 will be a joint hosted finals between Canada, the United States and Mexico, which will give Mexico the distinction of being the first country to have hosted games in three different finals.
Novak Djokovic won his fourth Wimbledon title with a 6-2, 6-2 7-6 victory over Kevin Anderson of South Africa.
Djokovic of Serbia has won 13 Grand Slam singles titles, five ATP Finals titles, 30 Masters 1000 series titles, 12 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments, and has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 223 weeks. In majors, Djokovic has won six Australian Open titles, four Wimbledon titles, two US Open titles and one French Open title. In 2016, he became the eighth player in history to achieve the Career Grand Slam. Following his victory at the 2016 French Open, he became the third man to hold all four major titles at once, the first since Rod Laver in 1969, and the first ever to do so on three different surfaces. Given these achievements, Djokovic is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
India’s long wait for a track gold at an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships is over. The 18-year-old athelete from Assam, produced a strong finish to bring the historic gold in 51.46s. Two years ago, when javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra stunned the country by winning the under-20 World in Poland, nobody had an inkling that a track gold was just one edition away.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the South Korean President jointly inaugurated the world's largest mobile phone factory in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
The new 35-acre Samsung Electronics facility can manufacture nearly 120 million mobile phones.
With this plant, set up on an investment of ₹4,915 crore, the South Korean electronics major plans to make India an export hub, with 50% of its overall production coming from here in the next three years from the present 10%. Samsung said it will almost double its manufacturing capacity to 120 million by 2020 from 68 million now.