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New Year

the year 2017 was full of events
The TOP events of my choice are listed on the next pages.

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15th year in the web.

World in 2017

New President of USA
Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
Computers around the world are hit by a large-scale ransomware cyberattack, which goes on to affect at least 150 countries
A new species of orangutan
"Tapanuli" becoming the third known species of orangutan as well as the first great ape to be described for almost a century
Robert Mugabe
He resigns , after 37 years of rule
Salvator Mundi
A Leonardo da Vinci painting, Salvator Mundi, sells for US$450 million at Christie's in New York, a new record price for any work of art
Rohingya refugees
Myanmar Government, claims the Rohingya people are illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh
A gift from the sky
record-breaking nine-hour rainbow appears in Taiwan.

India in 2017

Nuclear-Capable Agni-IV Missile Tested Successfully.
PSLV-C37 rocket
ISRO launched PSLV-C37 rocket which put into orbit a record 104 satellites from seven countries.
Goods and Services Tax (India)
. The India's biggest tax reform in 70 years of independence, was launched at midnight of 30 June 2017.
2017 Indian presidential election
25 July, 2017 ; Shri.Ram Nath Kovind
took oath as 14th President of India.
Supreme Court bans instant triple talaq
calling it unconstitutional. Instructed central government to pass law in parliament for triple talaq.
Tragedy of the Year
290 children have died at BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur due to lack of oxygen
Cyclone Ockhi
Cyclone Ockhi hits Tamil Nadu and Kerala causing many deaths.

15th year in the web.

Sports in 2017

Sereena Williams
becomes player with most wins in major tournaments (39) in open era
Cristiano Ronaldo
wins his 5th FIFA Ballon d'Or to equal Lionel Messi's record
cricket's Ashes
Australia regains cricket's Ashes against England, winning by an innings to take 3 game lead at the Wacca in Perth
Footballer Neymar
signs 5-year deal with club Paris Saint-Germain in a $263 million world-record transfer from Barcelona
Usain Bolt
races his last race, coming third in the 100m at IAAF World Championships in London
Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli hits record sixth Test double century, second in a row Virat Kohli became the only captain to score six double hundreds, overtaking West Indian great Brian Lara.
PV Sindhu
became the No.2 ranked woman badminton player in the world on the back of some fine performances in the recent past
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