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Justice Bansi Lal Bhat appointed as officiating chairperson of NCLAT

The government has appointed Justice Bansi Lal Bhat as the officiating chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). He will replace the previous Chairperson Justice Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya, who recently retired. Justice Bansi Lal Bhat is a former judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court and he is appointed for a period of three months ..

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Bill Gates steps down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway

The co-founder of Microsoft and the world’s second richest person Bill Gates has stepped down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway. Bill Gates recently announced that he steps down from the public boards to focus on the philanthropic work of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation run by him and his wife Melinda Gates. ..

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Dana Zatopkova passes away

The 1952 javelin champion of Helsinki Olympics, Dana Zatopkova recently passed away at the age of 97. She belonged to and represented Czech Republic. Her husband Emil Zatopek is also a four-time Olympic running champion. Zatopkova also won the Olympic silver in Rome in 1960. In 1958, the champion set the world record of 55.73 ..

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Veteran Bengali actor Santu Mukhopadhyay passes away

Veteran Bengali actor Santu Mukhopadhyay recently passed away of cardiac arrest at Kolkata. He was known for his roles in Bengali films such as ‘Sansar Simante’ and ‘Bhalobasa Bhalobasa’. The actor has performed in several memorable films and his acting career spanned a period of over four decades. He was born in 1951 in Kolkata ..

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IDFC FIRST Bank appoints Amitabh Bachchan as its brand ambassador

Mumbai headquartered IDFC FIRST Bank recently announced that it has appointed veteran Bollywood celebrity Amitabh Bachchan as its first ever brand ambassador. The IDFC bank was originally founded in 2015. It was founded as a new entity after the merger of IDFC Bank and Capital First in December 2018. At present, the bank has 424 bank branches with 104 ..

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