New Zealand Current Affairs - 2019
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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.
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West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle has announced his retirement from the ODI format after the 2019 World Cup.
About Chris Gayle
- Chris Gayle has played 284 ODIs in his 19-year long career. He has scored 9,727 runs at an average of 37.12.
- He has scored 49 fifties and 23 centuries at a strike rate of 85.52.
- The explosive batsman is the second-leading ODI run scorer just behind the legendary Brian Lara.
- He holds the record for most centuries (23) by a West Indian in the ODI format.
- He is the only West Indian player to score a double ton and the first to score at a World Cup
- Gayle has been included in the team for the up-coming ODI Series against England. Last time he featured in the national team was in July 2018 against Bangladesh.
About ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
The ICC Cricket World Cup is the international championship of One Day International cricket. The tournament is held every four years and is organized by the International Cricket Council or the ICC. The 2019 Cricket World Cup will be the 12th edition and is scheduled to be held in England and Wales from 30th May to 14th July 2019. The last World Cup was held in 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Australia is the defending Champion of the trophy.