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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

2018 Petrol Price Revision in India - Petrol price have risen by Rs 7 per litre between Jan 01-May 22,2018

2018 French Open May 27- June 10,2018 - Serena Williams(USA) will not be seeded at Roland Garros

Former world number one Serena Williams will not be seeded for this year's French Open.

The 36-year-old made her comeback in March, six months after giving birth, and her ranking has fallen to 453.

She had early defeats at Indian Wells and Miami as she has struggled for form and pulled out of clay-court events in Madrid and Rome.

The French Tennis Federation says the 32 women's seeds at Roland Garros will be "based on the WTA ranking" .

"Consequently, (the seeds) will reflect this week's world ranking," the organisers added.

Serena Williams has won the French Open thrice in the years 2002,2013 and 2015, takes place from May 27- June 10,2018

The 23-time Grand Slam champion's last appearance on clay was in the final at Roland Garros in 2016 when she lost to Garbine Muguruza.

Manuel Pellegrini named new manager of West Ham United Succeeding David Moyes

West Ham have appointed one of the world's "most respected" football coaches in Manuel Pellegrini, according to joint chairman David Sullivan.

Pellegrini, 64, has signed a three-year deal at the London Stadium.

The former Manchester City and Real Madrid manager left his job with Hebei China Fortune over the weekend and succeeds David Moyes.

"I am excited about this project. My mentality is always to have a winning mentality," said Pellegrini.

"I think that West Ham had a difficult season last season and I hope that next season we are going to play football that will delight the fans. I always play attacking football and we must try to reach important targets in the season.

"I am sure that, with the players we have in this moment in the squad, and bringing maybe another four or five in, we are going to have a strong team."

Chilean Pellegrini, who had been a priority target from the start of West Ham's search for a new manager, will be joined at London Stadium by assistant Ruben Cousillas.

He replaces former Everton and Manchester United manager Moyes, who was appointed West Ham boss in November 2017 but released at the end of his contract after guiding West Ham to 13th place

"Manuel brings a reputation for attacking football and getting the best out of his players," said Sullivan.

"We believe he will attract new talent to the London Stadium as well as improving the current squad.

"Manuel is the first West Ham United manager to have a Premier League title on his CV, and we believe his experience, quality and proven record of taking teams forward quickly will ensure that he is successful here."

Pellegrini won the 2013-14 Premier League title and two EFL Cups during his three years at Manchester City, in addition to taking the club to the Champions League semi-finals.

2018 Pakistan Tour of England - England Vs Pakistan First Test @ Lord's May 24-28,2018

England spinner Dom Bess will make his Test debut against Pakistan at Lord's on Thursday, says captain Joe Root.
DomBess was a replacement in the Test side for county team-mate Jack Leach, who broke the thumb on his bowling hand the day before the squad was announced.

The 20-year-old Somerset bowler has taken 63 wickets at an average of 22.49 since making his debut in a tour match against Pakistan in 2016.

Joe Root said Bess was in "a good place" going into the first Test of the two-match series
England 12-man squad 

Joe Root (Yorkshire, capt), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire, wkt), Dom Bess (Somerset), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Alastair Cook (Essex), Dawid Malan (Middlesex),Ben Stokes (Durham), Mark Stoneman (Surrey), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham)

Arsenal appoints former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new manager to succeed Arsene Wenger Wednesday May 23,2018

Arsenal appointed former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new manager to succeed Arsene Wenger on Wednesday May 23,2018

Emery, who joined PSG in June 2016, left the French club at the end of this season, having led them to a domestic treble.

The 46-year-old Spaniard had previously been the manager at Sevilla, whom he steered to three Europa League triumphs.

While he had helped PSG continue their domestic dominance, his departure was assured when they failed to make significant headway in the Champions League for the second successive campaign.

PSG, who have won five French league titles in six years and are owned by big-spending Qatar Sports Investments, have struggled for success on the European stage.

Emery’s team were beaten in the last-16 of the Champions League by Real Madrid this season despite breaking the world transfer record to sign Brazil striker Neymar, and were knocked out at the same stage last season by Barcelona.

Arsenal announced the appointment on Twitter, with a video captioned, "A new dawn. A new era. A new chapter. #WelcomeUnai"
A new dawn. A new era. A new chapter.

HD Kumaraswamy,the newle elected CM of Karnataka - All You Need To Know


HD Kumaraswamy was born on December 16, 1959, in Haradanahalli, Hassan District. He attended primary school in the same district and finished high school from Bangalores MES Educational Institute in Jayanagar. He got his BSc degree from National College in Jayanagar, Bangalore after PUC from Vijaya College.

He married Anitha in 1986 with whom he has a son Nikhil Gowda. In 2006, Kumaraswamy married Kannada actress Radhika with whom he has a daughter Shamika K Swamy.

Political career

Kumaraswamy is the elder son of HD Deve Gowda, former Prime Minister of India. He has also served as the Chief Minister of the state (18th CM of Karnataka) from February 2006 to October 2007. He was selected to the 11th Lok Sabha in 1966. In 2009, he was re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha for the second term.

He got the name of CD Kumara and Kumaranna as he exposed a number of corrupt activities by other political parties in Karnataka by releasing related audio and video CD evidence.
Post elections, HD Kumaraswamy Gowda was selected as the party leader in a meeting of the JD(S) MLAs in Bengaluru on May 16, 2018.

A Look at Chennai Super King's Mixed Ride in Playoffs

With a narrow 2-wicket win in the Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League 2018, over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mumbai on Tuesday May 22,2018, Chennai Super Kings once again showed the world why they are one of the best in the world.

 Chasing a lowly 140, Chennai were struggling at 92/7 but opener Faf Du Plessis scored a blistering 67 from 42 balls to power his team to the final of the tournament.

 With this win Chennai made it to a record 7th final in the league from 9 playoff appearances.


  1. 2008 lost to Rajasthan Royals in the final
  2. 2009 4th position
  3. 2010 Champion beating Mumbai Indians
  4. 2011 Champion beating Kolkata Knight Riders
  5. 2012 lost to Kolkata Knight Riders in the final
  6. 2013 lost to Mumbai Indians in the final
  7. 2014 3rd position where KKR beat KXIP in the final
  8. 2015 lost to Mumbai Indians in the final

2013, Qualifier 1, CSK vs MI (Won by 48 runs)

By the 6th edition of the Indian Premier League, Chennai had established themselves as one of the leading sides in the tournament having lifted the trophy twice. Once again Chennai were the favourites to lift the trophy. In the qualifier 1 against Mumbai Indians, CSK thrashed their opponents to register a 48-run win. Batting first Chennai scored a mammoth 192, riding on Michael Hussey’s 86 and Suresh Raina’s 82. Mumbai looked out of sorts in the run-chase and could only manage 144 runs.

2014, Eliminator, CSK vs MI (Won by 7 wickets)

This was one match where CSK completely outshone their opponents, Mumbai. After being set a challenging target of 174, Raina (54) and David Hussey (40) guided their team to a victory in just 18.4 overs. The duo bailed the team out of a tricky situation, as at once stage CSK was 87/3. There were some useful contributions from Dwayne Smith and Faf Du Plessis in the chase.

2014, Qualifier 2, CSK vs KXIP (Lost by 24 runs)

It is not very often that CSK comes to the playoffs and doesn’t make it to the final of the tournament. Once such occasion was in 2014 when they were knocked out by Kings XI Punjab in qualifier 2. Virender Sehwag started off in a brilliant fashion for Punjab and hit 122 runs from 93 balls. That propelled their scored to mammoth 226 in 20 overs. Always hard to chase totals in excess of 200, CSK lost the match, but not before giving a fight. They scored 202/7 in their 20 overs with Suresh Raina scoring a whirlwind 87 from 37 deliveries, but his innings went in vain.

2015, Qualifier 1, CSK vs MI (Lost by 25 runs)

This was another occasion where Men in Yellow faltered in the playoffs. They lost rather convincingly to Mumbai Indians. After batting first MI scored 187/6 from their 20 overs with Lendl Simmons scoring 65. Pollard too played a cameo and blasted 41 from 17 balls. But SK was all out for 162 only. Faf was the top-scorer for the team with 45.

2015, Qualifier 2, CSK vs RCB (Won by 3 wickets)

After taking a beating in the first qualifier, Dhoni and boys came back stronger show in the second chance to make it to the final. Their bowlers, especially Ashish Nehra was on fire as he rattled Bangalore batting by picking up 3/28. RCB was restricted to a paltry 139. But CSK narrowly won the match on the penultimate ball only. With only Michael Hussey (56) firing with the bat, it was a tough ask for Chennai to go through the finish line