Denmark Current Affairs - 2020
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The Economist Intelligence Unit has released the report of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2019.
Findings of the Survey
- For the first time in its 30-year history, three cities have been accorded the title of the world’s most expensive city in the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey from The Economist Intelligence Unit.
- Singapore which top’s of the rankings for the sixth consecutive year is joined there by Hong Kong and Paris.
- Zurich in Switzerland stood at the fourth position followed by Japan’s Osaka which shared fifth place with Geneva, also in Switzerland.
- Seoul (South Korea), Copenhagen (Denmark) and New York (US) were jointly placed at the seventh spot.
- Los Angeles (US) along with Israel’s Tel Aviv was named the 10th most expensive city in the world.
- The cost of living in Chinese cities remains relatively stable, while Southeast Asian destinations were moving up the ranks.
- Weaker local currencies have pushed all five Australian and two New Zealand cities surveyed down in the ranking.
- While parts of Asia remain the most expensive places on Earth, Asian Cities also makes several appearances at the bottom of the list.
- World’s cheapest cities include Caracas (Venezuela), Damascus (Syria), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Karachi (Pakistan), Lagos (Nigeria), Buenos Aires (Argentina) as well as the three Indian cities of Bengaluru, Chennai and Delhi.
The Survey compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services in cities around the world by keeping New York as the benchmark city.
Tags: Almaty • Argentina • Australia • Bengaluru • Buenos Aires
India’s Sai Praneeth fell short of creating history after losing in the finals of Men’s singles in the Swiss Open Badminton Tournament. Sai Praneeth who had upset World No.5 and Olympic champion Chen Long in the semi-final, lost to Shi Yuqi of China.
Winners of the Swiss Open Badminton Tournament 2019
Men’s Singles: Shi Yuqi (China)
Women’s Singles: Chen Yufei (China)
Men’s Doubles: Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto (Indonesia)
Women’s Doubles: Chang Ye-na and Jung Kyung-eun (South Korea)
Mixed Doubles: Mathias Bay-Smidt and Rikke Soby Hansen (Denmark)
The Swiss Open is an annual badminton tournament held in Switzerland since 1955.
Tags: Chang Ye-na • Chen Yufei • China • Denmark • Fajar Alfian