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Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara named for 2020 Pritzker Prize

Veteran architect duo- Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were recently selected as the recipients of the 2020 Pritzker Prize, the highest honour in the field of Architecture. The Dublin-based architects are the first two women ..

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Scientists from IIT Delhi and DRDO gets ‘National Award for Young Women Showing Excellence through Application of Technology for Societal Benefits’

Two Scientists – Dr Shweta Rawat from Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), DRDO and Dr. Shalini Gupta, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT-Delhi were recently conferred with the ‘National Award for Young Women ..

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‘Forest Man’ wins 128th Commonwealth Points of Light Award

Environmental activist Jadav Payeng, also called the ‘Forest Man’, was named as the winner of the 128th Commonwealth Points of Light Award. Payeng is a 57-year-old activist, who had transformed a treeless sandbar along the ..

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Ajay Bhushan Pandey appointed as the new Finance Secretary of India

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of the current Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey as the new Finance Secretary of India. Ajay Bhushan Pandey replaces current Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar, who ..

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Assam CM gets ‘Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee award 2020 for Politics’

The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal was presented the prestigious ‘Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee award 2020 for Politics’ during the 6th India Ideas Conclave in Gujarat. The award was instituted by India Foundation and ..

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Indian hockey player Balbir Singh Kullar passes away

Former Indian hockey player Balbir Singh Kullar, who was a part of the Olympics bronze-winning team, recently passed away at the age of 77. The Punjab-based player was a recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri ..

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