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Virat Kohli only cricketer in Forbes’ 2020 list of world’s highest paid athletes.

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli, ranked at number 66 with estimated earnings of $26 million, is the only cricketer to feature in Forbes’ list of the Top 100 highest paid athletes in the world for the year 2020. Federer topping the charts sees him become the first Tennis player to hold top spot.

On Friday, American business magazine Forbes released their annual list of the Top 100 richest athletes in the world, commonly known as Forbes’ 100, and Indian Cricket Team skipper Virat Kohli turned out to be the only cricketer in the list, with his earnings for the calendar year 2020 estimated to be a total of $26 million, endorsements included. According to the magazine, Kohli earned a whopping $24 million from his endorsements, while just $2 million of the total estimate came from his salary and winnings.

Meanwhile, the list, which featured a plethora of giants in the sports industry, saw a Tennis player take top spot for the first time in history, with the Swiss maestro, Roger Federer estimated to have earned a staggering $106.3 million in total, with endorsements accounting for $100 million of the total. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, with earnings of $105 million and $104 million, occupied the second and third sport respectively, while Neymar, Lebron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Tigers Woods, Kirk Cousins and Carson Wentz completed the Top 10.

“The corona virus pandemic triggered salary cuts for soccer stars Messi and Ronaldo, clearing the way for a tennis player to rank as the world’s highest-paid athlete for the first time,” said Kurt Badenhausen, Senior Editor, Forbes, reported the magazine’s official website.

“Roger Federer is the perfect pitchman for companies, resulting in an unparalleled endorsement portfolio of blue-chip brands worth $100 million a year for the tennis great.”

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal occupied the 23rd and 27th spot respectively, while Naomi Osaka, at 29th spot, with estimated earnings of $37.4 million, stood tall as the highest paid female athlete in the world. Osaka surpassed Serena Williams, who previously held the title as the world’s highest-earning female athlete. In fact, Osaka (#29) and Serena (#33) are the only two female athletes to feature in this year’s Top 100 list released by Forbes.

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PM Narendra Modi got the first dose of Corona vaccine at AIIMS, New Dellhi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken the first dose of Coronavirus Vaccine at the AIIMS Hospital in New Delhi. PM Modi gave this information on the social media platform. He tweeted, ‘I took my first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. It is notable how our doctors and scientists have worked to strengthen the global fight against the corona epidemic. I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine, they must take it. Come, let us together make India COVID-19 free. ‘ PM Modi has installed Bharat Biotech’s ‘Kovaxin’ vaccine. Let me tell you that the vaccine named Kovaxin has been developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and the National Institute of Virology.

Sister P. Niveda, who gave the corona vaccine to PM Modi, said, ‘PM Modi has been given the first dose of COVAXIN of Bharat Biotech. The second dose will be given 28 days later. During the vaccination, PM Modi asked where we are from. After getting vaccinated, he said,  “Is it done already? Didn’t even feel it”.

Puducherry’s sister P. Niveda gave COVAXIN (Bharat Biotech) vaccine to PM Modi. Apart from Sister Niveda, another nurse from Kerala Rosamma Anil is also seen in the picture. AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria was also present on the occasion. PM Modi has given a befitting reply to many oppositions by applying the Corona vaccine. Darius, the leader of several opposition parties, was questioning the Corona vaccine made in India. Many leaders have even said that Prime Minister Modi should get the Corona vaccine first, then we will install it. All such leaders have now been answered by PM Modi. Also, by getting PM Modi’s corona vaccine, people will also have increased faith in the corona vaccine.

As per the vaccination campaign against Coronavirus in India, common people are getting vaccinated from today. The general public will include people over 60 years of age and those with serious illnesses over 45 years of age. Registration on Co-Win 2.0 portal (Co-WIN 2.0) as well as Arogya Setu will start at 9 am today. In such a situation, rapid vaccination will be done in the country

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