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Merriam-Webster picks “surreal” as word of the year

Merriam-Webster picks “surreal” as word of the year

Donald Trump's upset win in the US presidential election astonished people so much that they rushed to the dictionary to look up the word everyone was using to describe the event: surreal. Indeed, Merriam-Webster’s dictionary on Monday named “surreal” its Word of the Year 2016, the honor given to the word or term with the sharpest spike in look-ups over...

Sri Lankan Prez wins international award for “extraordinary” contribution to fight against kidney disease

Sri Lankan Prez wins international award for “extraordinary” contribution to fight against kidney disease

Colombo, December 20 (The New Indian Express): The International Society of Nephrologists (ISN) has conferred on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena an award for his “extraordinary contribution” to the fight against Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu). The award was given by the ISN President, Prof.Adeera Levin, at a function held here on Monday, to launch the ISN-Gardiner Fund...

Technological advancement will destroy 5 million jobs by 2020

Technological advancement will destroy 5 million jobs by 2020

London, November 23 (Business Insider): The CEO of a $1 billion (£810 million) Silicon Valley software company believes the world is approaching a tech-driven employment crisis that already contributed to Donald Trump's surprise victory in the US presidential election. "Technology is changing the workforce — it's changing the employment market," Tien Tzuo, the cofounder and CEO of Zuora, told Business...

Amazing similarities between Kohli and Root

Amazing similarities between Kohli and Root

Kanishkaa Balachandran takes stock of the remarkable five year journey of two star batsmen In June 2011, three years after his first international match for India, Virat Kohli made his Test debut. A year and a half later, in Nagpur, Joe Root faced his first ball as a Test batsman. The Visakhapatnam Test that concluded yesterday (November 21) was coincidentally...

Trump may support China’s ambitious One Belt One Road project

Trump may support China’s ambitious One Belt One Road project

Hong Kong ,November 20 (NIA): In an opinion piece in the South China Morning Post on Friday, James Woolsey, a senior adviser to US President- elect Donald Trump on national security and intelligence, called Washington's spurning of the China-led multilateral lender Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as "a strategic mistake." Woolsey also expected a "much warmer" response From Trump to...

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