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President of France Mr. Francois Hollande was on a three-day state visit to India as he was invited as the Chief Guest at nation’s 67th India’s Republic Day celebrations on January 26, 2016. During his visit, India and France signed 16 MoUs, including a deal to buy 36 Rafale jets from France. This is Mr. Hollande’s second visit to India. Earlier, he had visited the nation in February 2013.
Hassan Rouhani
Iran’s President Mr. Hassan Rouhani was on a four-day visit to Italy and France from January 25 to 28,
2016. This is the first visit by an Iranian President since a warming of relations between Iran and Western powers following the lifting of EU and US sanctions on Tehran, in return for Iran’s agreement with six major world powers in July 2015 to significantly scale down its nuclear programme.
Tsai Ing-wen
Pro-Independence Opposition candidate of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Ms. Tsai Ing-wen, aged 59, has been elected as first female and 14th President of Taiwan. Ms. Tsai’s victory is the biggest mandate ever won by a DPP president and is only the second-ever victory for the DPP since Taiwan split with China in 1949.
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa won the Presidential election of Portugal on January 24, 2616. Mr. Sousa, a centre-right^ Social Democrats candidate and a former journalist, won
became the first female amputee to climb 5 mountains of the world. The four other peaks conquered by her include Everest in Asia, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe, and Kosizko in Australia, as the world’s four highest peaks.
Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza, the ace tennis player from India, along with Martina Hingis made the headlines the world over when they won the Australian Open women’s doubles title on January 29,
2016. They extended their unbeaten run to 36 matches, winning eight tides in a row.
The duo defeated Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of Czech Republic. Earlier, Ms. Sania’s name was announced on J anuary 25,2016 as a winner of the Padma Bhushan, the third most prestigious award of the country.
Angelique Kerber
Germany’s Angelique Kerber hogged the limelight on January 30, 2016 when she defeated the invincible USA’s Serena Williams in a three-set classic final to win the Australian Open women’s singles title. She became Germany’s first Grand Slam Champion in 17 years since Steffi Graf raised her 22nd and final trophy at the 1999 French Open.
Novak Djokovic
Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic became the cynosure of all eyes on January 31, 2016 when he crushed Andy Murray of Great Britain in the Australian Open men’s singles to match Ray Emerson’s record of six Australian Open titles. This was Djokovic’s fifth Australian Open President of France Mr. Francois Hollande was on a three-day state visit to India as he was invited as the Chief Guest at nation’s 67th India’s Republic Day celebrations on January 26, 2016. During his visit, India and France signed 16 MoUs, including a deal to buy 36 Rafale jets from France. This is Mr. Hollande’s second visit to India. Earlier, he had visited the nation in February 2013.
Hassan Rouhani
Iran’s President Mr. Hassan Rouhani was on a four-day visit to Italy and France from January 25 to 28,
2016. This is the first visit by an Iranian President since a warming of relations between Iran and Western powers following the lifting of EU and US sanctions on Tehran, in return for Iran’s agreement with six major world powers in July 2015 to significantly scale down its nuclear programme.
Tsai Ing-wen
Pro-Independence Opposition candidate of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Ms. Tsai Ing-wen, aged 59, has been elected as first female and 14th President of Taiwan. Ms. Tsai’s victory is the biggest mandate ever won by a DPP president and is only the second-ever victory for the DPP since Taiwan split with China in 1949.
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa won the Presidential election of Portugal on January 24, 2616. Mr. Sousa, a centre-right^ Social Democrats candidate and a former journalist, won
became the first female amputee to climb 5 mountains of the world. The four other peaks conquered by her include Everest in Asia, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe, and Kosizko in Australia, as the world’s four highest peaks.
Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza, the ace tennis player from India, along with Martina Hingis made the headlines the world over when they won the Australian Open women’s doubles title on January 29,
2016. They extended their unbeaten run to 36 matches, winning eight tides in a row.
The duo defeated Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of Czech Republic. Earlier, Ms. Sania’s name was announced on J anuary 25,2016 as a winner of the Padma Bhushan, the third most prestigious award of the country.
Angelique Kerber
Germany’s Angelique Kerber hogged the limelight on January 30, 2016 when she defeated the invincible USA’s Serena Williams in a three-set classic final to win the Australian Open women’s singles title. She became Germany’s first Grand Slam Champion in 17 years since Steffi Graf raised her 22nd and final trophy at the 1999 French Open.
Novak Djokovic
Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic became the cynosure of all eyes on January 31, 2016 when he crushed Andy Murray of Great Britain in the Australian Open men’s singles to match Ray Emerson’s record of six Australian Open titles. This was Djokovic’s fifth Australian Open

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