Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis win 2015 Wuhan Open Women’s Doubles Title of Tennis

Ace Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis have won the 2015 Wuhan Open Women’s Doubles Trophy.

In the title-clash played at in Wuhan, China the top-seeded pair defeated Romanian pair of Irina-amelia Begu and Monica Niculescu by 6-2, 6-3 score.

It was overall seventh World Tennis Association (WTA) doubles titles won by the Indo-Swiss pair together in this year so far.

The duo earlier had won the Indian Wells Open, Miami Open, Charleston Opem, Wimbledon, US Open and Guangzhou Open in 2015 season.

So far both of them have won 7 of 14 titles which they played in 2015 season and have an incredible 43-7 win-loss record together since they had paired up in March 2015.

Meanwhile, Venus Williams of United States has won the 2015 Wuhan Open Singles Title. In the title clash she defeated Garbine Muguruza of Spain and won 47th title win of her career.


India pips China to emerge as world’s largest cotton producer

India has emerged world’s largest cotton producer in the season ending in September 30, 2015 by surpassing China.

As per data released by the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) India has produced 6.51 million tonnes (mt) of the cotton against 6.48 mt registered by China in the cotton year 2014-15.

US Department of Agriculture has predicted that India will retain its top position till next cotton season by producing around 29 million bales or around 27 per cent of the global cotton crop.


India to Chair G20 in 2018

India is going to chair Group of Twenty (G20) nations forum in year 2018 and New Delhi could be the host of the prestigious annual G20 summit.

This decision was taken by G20 forum earlier in September 2015 which was chaired by Turkey.

Turkey will hand over the Chair for the next year i.e. 2016 to China and in 2017 Germany is going to chair it.

About Group of Twenty (G20)

  • G20 is the premier forum (It is not an organsation) for global economic and financial cooperation.
  • Being a forum it does not have any permanent secretariat or management and administrative structure.
  • Established: in 1999 as a meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on member countries in the aftermath of the 1997 Asian financial crisis.
  • The forum brings together 20 nations that represent world’s major advanced and emerging economies, representing around 85 per cent of global GDP.
  • Presidency of the G20: Every year one nation holds the chair of G20 known as Presidency which rotates annually among its member groups.
  • The presidency establishes a temporary secretariat for the duration till it holds the Chair.
  • Members: Brazil, China, Russia, India, South Africa, Australia, Argentina, Canada, France, Indonesia, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, South Korea, United Kingdom (UK), United States (US) and European Union (EU).