Author: Shankhadeep

Hernandez joins PSG

2018 Fifa World Cup winner for France, Lucas Hernandez has signed a five-year contract with French club Paris Saint-Germain as he leaves German giants Bayern Munich after four years. PSG has signed the 27-year-old defender for the reported fee of 40 million euros. Source: Transfermarkt Hernandez Crucial to PSG’s Remodelling The French defender’s experience at the top level would be invaluable for PSG who are going through a transition under newly appointed coach Luis Enrique who stresses giving preference to young talents over big names. The Ligue1 winners have been quite active in the transfer window and have already signed…

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General Jens Stoltenberg

NATO extended Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s contract till 2024 amidst Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine. NATO decided to stick with the experience of its current boss instead of choosing a successor. The 64-year-old’s tenure has been extended to October 1, 2024. The decision comes just a week before the summit of its members in Vilnius, Lithuania. Source: Politico NATO Allies Find a Capable Leader in Stoltenberg The former Swedish Prime Minister has been the transatlantic military organization’s leader since 2014, whose contract has been extended thrice so far in all these years. NATO’s decision will be endorsed by the Heads…

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Tonali

British Club Newcastle United have completed the signing of 23-year-old Italian midfielder Sandro Tonali from AC Milan in a deal reported to be worth around $76 Million (£60 Million). The deal will run till 2028 as the player leaves the Italian giants AC Milan after 3 years. Source: Transfermarkt Tonali Becomes the Most Expensive Italian Ever The reported transfer fee of $76 million paid by Newcastle in order to buy Milan’s prized asset is the highest amount spent on an Italian player. Newcastle’s acquisition of the former Brescia player and AC Milan’s inability to hold on to him suggests a…

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Alba and Ramos for Spain

After cracking the blockbuster deal by securing Lionel Messi’s service, MLS club, Inter Miami is showing no signs of slowing down as they close in on signing Spanish legends, Sergio Ramos and Jordi Alba. If the deals come through, it means the Spaniards would reunite with their long-time teammate Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi who joined Inter from Barcelona this summer. Free Agents Alba and Ramos Source: El Mundo According to a Spanish source, Ramos, who is now a free agent, is in talks with the American club. Ramos joined Paris Saint-Germain from Real Madrid in 2021 as part of…

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Trip.com

Trip.com Group, China’s biggest online travel agency is reported to pay 50,000 Yuan ($6,897.69) to employees for each kid they have. This subsidy, the company said, will be effective from July 1, and would be applicable worldwide.   Source: Reuters Trip.com to the Aid of Young Parents With innumerable employees across the globe, the travel agency plans on paying a parental cash subsidy of 10,000 Yuan a year, for 5 years to each employee for every child they have. Considering the number of employees they have, Trip.com said that the project would cost a total of 1 Billion Yuan. Co-founder…

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The Indian National Team

The Indian Men’s National Team have been ranked at the 100th place in the latest Fifa Rankings. India climbed one spot by dint of their impressive performances in the Intercontinental and SAFF Cup. Igor Stimac’s team have recently won the Intercontinental Cup by beating Lebanon 2-0 in Odisha. Source: The Quint India in Top-100 for the 1st Time Since 2018 A string of good results against Mongolia, Vanuatu, and Lebanon helped India to their Intercontinental Cup victory. They have maintained their unbeaten run in the ongoing SAFF Championship as well, where they will play Lebanon on Saturday in one of…

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Harry Kane for England

German giants Bayern Munich are confident about roping in English striker Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspurs in a deal worth around $100 million, according to reports. The 29-year-old is reported to have agreed personal terms with the German club. Source: Getty Table of Contents Why Kane Leaving Spurs Makes Sense How Kane to Bayern is a Win-Win for Both Parties Why Kane Leaving Spurs Makes Sense To many, the reports suggesting Kane’s departure from the London club as imminent would come as no surprise. Rather it has been baffling why the top scorer in Tottenham’s history has stuck with them…

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Olivia Chow

Olivia Chow becomes the first person of color to be elected the Mayor of Toronto, Canada. Her win ends 13 years of Right-wing rule at the Toronto City Hall as she becomes both the first woman as well as the first minority person to win in the post-amalgamation era. Source: CTV News Toronto Chow Becomes Mayor Amongst 102 Candidates The Mayor-elect has secured 37.2% votes to become the winner out of an incredibly crowded 102 candidates. With a turn-out of over 96%, the 66-year-old Hong Kong-born politician won by a slender margin. Ana Bailão came in a close 2nd with…

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Messi after winning his 6th Ballon d'Or

According to reports, Argentina legend, Lionel Messi leads the race to win the 2023 Ballon d’Or, ahead of Norway’s Erling Haaland and Frenchman Kylian Mbappe. The record 7-time winner could extend his tally of the most prestigious individual award in football to 8 at the end of the year, however, Man City superstar, Erling Haaland, who has had a treble-winning season for the English club this season is expected to be the only hurdle in Messi’s path. Source: Reuters Messi gets Closer to his 8th Ballon d’Or Many fans feel that Messi winning the award is only a matter of…

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Army Jawans

Indian Army had to let go of at least 12 militants when surrounded by a 1,500-strong women-led mob in war-torn Manipur. The incident occurred when the security forces launched an operation that captured separatist forces in Itham village in Imphal East. Source: The Indian Express Ethnic violence has been rife in Manipur since May 3, following a “Tribal Solidarity March” against the Meitei’s demands for the Scheduled Tribe status. Protests escalated when the Manipur High Court asked the state government to decide on the matter. The minority Kuki population, who mostly inhabit the mountainous terrains, feared that the inclusion of…

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