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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw named as EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019

The 21st edition of the Ernst and Young (EY) awards for the year 2019 was presented recently. The Founder and CMD of India’s leading Biopharmaceutical firm-Biocon, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw was named as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019. She is set to represent India at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award (WEOY) in ..

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Divya Kakran, Pinki and Sarita Mor win gold medals at Asian Wrestling Championships

Divya Kakran recently won a gold medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships, recently being held in New Delhi. Divya won all four bouts in the five-wrestler 68kg category. Other Indian wrestlers Pinki and Sarita Mor also secured the gold medal in the women’s 55kg and 59kg categories respectively. Earlier, Ashu, Aditya Kundu and Hardeep won ..

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Nripendra Misra appointed as chairman of Ram Temple Complex Development Committee

Nripendra Misra, the former principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been selected as the chairman of the Ram Temple Complex Development Committee. Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas chief Nritya Gopal Das has been named as the Chairman of the Sri Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust

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Three members appointed for NDMA

Retired Army General and former Military Secretary-Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain, Former Director General of the Coast Guard-Rajendra Singh and United Nations Development Programme’s Policy advisor in Disaster reduction-Krishna Vatsa are the three members recently appointed as the members of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the Chairman of NDMA. ..

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Messi becomes the first team-player to win World Sportsman of the year

In 2020 Laureus Sports awards, the ‘World Sportsman of the year’ award was bagged jointly by British Formula one racer Lewis Hamilton and Football icon Lionel Messi. The Argentinean footballer Messi has become the first team-player to win the coveted award. Also, in the 20-year history of the global award, this is the first time ..

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48 sportspersons to be conferred with Shiv Chhatrapati Award

Shiv Chhatrapati Award is the highest sports award presented annually to the state players by the Government of Maharashtra. The State Government instituted the award during 1969–70. Recently 48 sportspersons including 25 women athletes are selected to be conferred with the Shiv Chhatrapati Award for 2018-19. Five coaches will be presented with awards for best ..

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