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Sandeep Jajodia; President-ASSOCHAM

AMN The new President-ASSOCHAM, Sandeep Jajodia, is young, self-motivated and dynamic visionary. He is a man of strong judgment and deep insight, who has concertedly led his Monnet Group’s emergence into a formidable corporate entity on the Indian economic horizon. With his committed focus and dedicated passion, Mr. Jajodia has steered the Group’s evolution as … Continue reading Sandeep Jajodia; President-ASSOCHAM

Biography: António Guterres, UN Chief

António Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1st January 2017. Having witnessed the suffering of the most vulnerable people on earth, in refugee camps and in war zones, the Secretary-General is determined to make human dignity the core of his work, and to serve as a peace broker, a bridge-builder … Continue reading Biography: António Guterres, UN Chief

Urjit Patel, the New Boss of RBI

by Andalib Akhter Ending long speculation over choice of Raghuram Rajan’s successor, Government on August 20 appointed Urjit Patel as new Governor of Reserve Bank of India RBI. He will assume office on September 5th. Urjit Patel was a RBI Deputy Governor prior to his elevation. Patel will be 24th Governor of RBI. His tenure … Continue reading Urjit Patel, the New Boss of RBI

BEZWADA WILSON

Human rights activist Bezwada Wilson has been selected for the prestigious Magsaysay Award for 2016. Bezwada Wilson was born to a Dalit family in Kolar Gold Fields township in Karnataka state. Although his family had been engaged in manual scavenging for generations, he was spared the labor to be the first in his family to … Continue reading BEZWADA WILSON

T M Krishna, the musician

South Indian classical musician T M Krishna  is among winners of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2016 The healing power of music is an idea that often does not rise beyond being a platitude, a comfortable truism. But a young artist in India is showing that music can indeed be a deeply transformative force … Continue reading T M Krishna, the musician

AaH! MUHAMMAD ALI

Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) who died on June 3, was an American former heavyweight champion boxerand one of the greatest sporting figures of the 20th century. An Olympic gold medalist and the first fighter to capture the heavyweight title three times, Ali won 56 times in his 21-year professional career. Ali’s outspokenness on issues of race, … Continue reading AaH! MUHAMMAD ALI

6 Indians among TIME’s 100 most influential people

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, tennis star Sania Mirza, actress Priyanka Chopra, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and founders of Flipkart Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal have been named by Time magazine in its list of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’. Time’s annual list, released on Thursday, includes pioneers like American composer Lin Manuel-Miranda, … Continue reading 6 Indians among TIME’s 100 most influential people

P.A. SANGMA-A man of homour N conviction

P.A. SANGMA – A biograpy Former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma who passed away on March 4, 2016 following a brief illness belonged to a humble family from a small tribal village in Meghalaya, he rose to the exalted office of the Speaker of the Lok Sabha by sheer dint of his merit, determination … Continue reading P.A. SANGMA-A man of homour N conviction

Saroj Kumar Jha appointed as Senior Director in World Bank

AMN / Saroj Kumar Jha has been appointed to a key position in the World Bank. Jha assumed the position of Senior Director for the Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group at the World Bank. He has to work across the Bank Group and in close collaboration with partners. Jha is an alumnus of Indian Institute … Continue reading Saroj Kumar Jha appointed as Senior Director in World Bank

Justice T S Thakur sworn-in as 43rd Chief Justice of India

Justice Tirath Singh Thakur was today sworn in as 43rd Chief Justice of India. President Pranab Mukherjee administered oath of secrecy and office to Justice Thakur at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan. He succeeds Justice HL Dattu who demitted office yesterday. Vice-President Mohammed Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister … Continue reading Justice T S Thakur sworn-in as 43rd Chief Justice of India

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