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Indian mountaineer Bhawna Dehariya successfully scales Mount Kosciuszko

Indian mountaineer Bhawna Dehariya has successfully scaled Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain peak of Australia. The mountaineer had scaled Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro last year and has successfully climbed the 2,228-metres Mount Kosciuszko now. Bhawna Dehariya hails from the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

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Jack Ma becomes the richest billionaire in Asia

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the founder of e-commerce major Alibaba Group, Jack Ma gained the top position in Asia, replacing Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani. Mukesh Ambani gave up $5.8 billion from his net worth due to the recent freefall in oil prices. The severe impact of the COVID-19 epidemic and the recent ..

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Katerina Sakellaropoulou sworn in as first female president of Greece

Katerina Sakellaropoulou, who recently sworn in, is the first female president of Greece. She was a former High court judge. Before two months, she was unanimously elected as the President of the country by the Greece Parliament. The swearing-in ceremony took place before selected lawmakers and journalists without public participation, as part of measures to ..

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Rajesh Chaplot receives highest Civilian Award (Golden Jubilee Medal-Civilians) of Uganda

Rajesh Chaplot, who received the highest Civilian Award (Golden Jubilee Medal-Civilians) of Uganda, is a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) businessman, hailing from Rajasthan. The award was presented by the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni in a ceremony held in Kampala. The award is presented to him for his contribution towards developing India – Uganda ties through ..

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DG of ITBP S S Deswal given additional charge of DG BSF

The incumbent Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police S S Deswal has been given the additional charge of the DG Border Security Force (BSF). This appointment has been approved after the DG BSF Vivek Johri was posted to his parent cadre Madhya Pradesh. S S Deswal is a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Haryana cadre. ..

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