Sunday, July 22, 2012

F1: German GP

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso won the German Grand Prix. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel came second and McLaren’s Jenson Button got the remaining podium position. With this win Alonso extended his lead in the world championship standing

Pranab Mukherjee: The Indian President

“I declare that Shri Pranab Mukherjee has been duly elected to the office of President of India,” Returning Officer and Rajya Sabha Secretary General V K Agnihotri said. The election was one sided with Mukherjee securing  69.3 per cent of the total 10,29,750 valid votes polled. Mukherjee, who is a veteran congress leader got a vote value of 7,13,763 while rival P A Sangma, who was backed by BJP and some other opposition parties like AIADMK and BJD, trailed far behind with 3,15,987 vote value.

New Mauritius President

Rajkeshwur Purryag sworn in as the fifth president of the Republic of Mauritius following the resignation of Anerood Jugnauth in March following a conflict with Prime Minister Navin Chandra Ramgoolam. Mauritius is a country of four islands in the Indian Ocean which got freedom from Britain in 1968.

World Food Prize

This year's World Food Prize will be awarded to Israeli scientist Daniel Hillel  for pioneering a “radically innovative way of bringing water to crops in arid and dry-land regions.” This award was established by Nobel Peace Prize winner and Green Revolution champion Norman Borlaug. The first World Food Prize laureate was renowned Indian agricultural scientist Professor M.S. Swaminathan

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