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Rizz, From Charisma, crowned Word of the Year by Oxford University Press

Rizz, which implies romantic appeal, has been crowned Word of the Year 2023 by Oxford University Press (OUP) on Monday as best reflective of the mood, ethos and preoccupations of the past year. Rizz is a colloquial noun defined as “style, charm, or attractiveness; the ability to attract a romantic or sexual partner”.


Rahul Dravid to continue as Team India's head coach: Details

BCCI has announced the extension of contracts for head coach Rahul Dravid and the support staff of the Indian cricket team (men's). As per a BCCI release, the board engaged in productive discussions with Dravid after the term of his contract ended following the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. The BCCI has acknowledged Dravid's instrumental role in molding the Indian Team and commended his exceptional professionalism.


US President Joe Biden nominates Indian-American venture capitalist Deven Parekh for key post

US President Joe Biden has nominated Indian-origin global venture capitalist Deven Parekh to the Board of Directors of the International Development Finance Corporation for a fresh term of three years. Parekh is a Managing Director at Insight Partners, a growth equity investment fund based in New York City. By statute, the Development Finance Corporation Board of Directors includes four members recommended to the President from Senate and House leadership.


Apple urges India to delay EU-like common charger rule implementation

Apple has told the Indian government that its local production goals could be at risk, if India adopts the European Union's mandate for universal charging ports on existing iPhones. India aims to enforce the rule, which requires smartphones to have USB-C charging ports, by June 2025, six months after the EU's deadline (December 2024). While Samsung and other manufacturers have agreed to comply, Apple is seeking an exemption or delay, as reported by Reuters.


Macaulay Culkin honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Christmas came a little early for Home Alone actor Macaulay Culkin as he has been honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. He arrived with his family to receive the honor, while Catherine O'Hara—his on-screen mother from the cult classic films Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2 (1992)—also attended the ceremony. Culkin also teared up on the occasion while giving his speech.


Nifty50 opens higher for 7th straight day, nears 21,000 mark

Nifty50 index is nearing the important 21,000 mark, just 40 odd points away as it experiences its seventh consecutive session of gains. This surge is fueled by investor optimism following India's impressive 7.6% economic growth in the September quarter and the ruling party BJP's decisive victory in three out of four critical state elections. The market capitalization of NSE-listed companies has crossed the $4 trillion mark for the first time.


Pacer Gerald Coetzee marries girlfriend Hannah Hathorn ahead of India tour of South Africa 2023

South Africa fast bowler Gerald Coetzee tied the knot with his girlfriend Hannah Hathorn. The right-arm quick made heads turn with his superb performances for South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 last month and will be seen in action when India tours the 'Rainbow Nation' starting December 10. The pacer is also expected to be one of the star attractions at the IPL 2024 auctions, which will be held on December 19 in Dubai.