Winners of 2015 Indian Wells Open Tennis Titles (BNP Paribas Open)

Men’s Singles Title

  • Serbia’s Novak Djokovic has won the Indian Wells Open Tennis Men’s Singles Title. In the final match he defeated Switzerland’s Roger Federer by  6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 score .
  • With this win Djokovic won his fourth Indian Wells Open title and overall 50th tour-level title.

Women’s Singles Title

  • Romania’s Simona Halep has won the Indian Wells Open Tennis Women’s Singles Title. In the final match she defeated Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic by 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 score .
  • It was Halep’s third WTA titles in 2015 apart from Shenzhen Open and Dubai Open.

Women’s Double Title

  • Sania Mirza (India) and Martina Hingis (Switzerland) pair have won Indian Wells Open Tennis Women’s Doubles Title. In the final match they defeated Russian pair Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina by 6-3, 6-4 score.
  • It was Sania Mirza’s second title of the season 2015 and 24th overall.

Men’s Double Title

  • Vasek Pospisil (Canada) and Jack Sock (US) pair have won the won Indian Wells Open Tennis Men’s Doubles Title. In the final match they defeated Italian pair Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini  6–4, 6–7 (3), 10–7 score.


Forbes’s 2015 billionaires list: Bill Gates retains title as world’s richest person

Microsoft Co-founder, Bill Gates retained the title of the world’s richest person in the Forbes 2015 billionaire list. Mr. Gates has topped the list for 16 of the last 21 years, with a net worth of $79 billion and Mexico’s telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim Helu is at second place.

As per the Forbes’ 29th annual ranking of the world’s billionaires 2015

Total number of billionaires in the world: 1826 with combined net worth of $$7.05 trillion.

The US leads the list of billionaires in the world with 536 billionaires, followed by China (213), Germany (103), India (90) and Russia (88).

  • Top 5 billionaires: Bill Gates ($79 billion), Mr. Carlos Slim Helu ($77.1 billion), Mr. Warren Buffett ($72.7 billion), Mr. Amancio Ortega ($64.5 billion) and Mr. Larry Ellison ($54.3 billion).
  • Highest ranked women on the list: Christy Walton (8), with a net worth of $41.7 billion.
  • World’s youngest billionaire: Evan Spiegel (1250) founder of Snapchat from United States.
  • From Internet field: com Inc’s founder Jeff Bezos (15), Facebook Inc’s Mark Zuckerberg (16), and Google Inc founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin ranked 19th and 20th.
  • Business Tycoon, Mr. Mukesh Amabani: India’s richest person for the 8th year in a row. Mr. Ambani is ranked 29th globally with net worth of $21 billion.
  • It should be noted that India has 90 billionaires in this edition of list.

About Forbes’s list of billionaires

The Forbes list of billionaires is an annual ranking of the world’s wealthiest people, compiled and published by the American business magazine Forbes. The list only represents each person’s valuation on a single day, due to daily fluctuations among exchange rates and stock valuations


Russia and Cyprus sign military deal on port access in Mediterranean Sea

Cyprus has signed an agreement with Russia to give Russian navy ships access to Cypriot ports in the Mediterranean Sea.

The agreement in this regard was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Cyprus counterpart President Nicos Anastasiades in Moscow.

Military deal between both nations comes at the time when the tensions between Russia and Western countries over the Ukrainian conflict have worsened.

Key facts about agreement

  • Russia will use these ports in Cyprus to dock its naval ships for the purpose of counter-terrorism and anti-piracy operations.
  • Russia is also looking to use an air base in Cyprus for humanitarian relief missions in this region.
  • It is also considered that by building up base in Cyprus, will replace its search for base in Mediterranean since it has lost its previous base in on Syria in the Syrian crisis.