Awards, Persons & Places in News
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 ..
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. ..
Indian ace badminton player PV Sindhu won the inaugural BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award after a public vote. Sindhu became the first Indian to win badminton World Championship gold in 2019. The five nominations for the award include sprinter Dutee Chand, boxer Mary Kom, wrestler Vinesh Phogat and para-badminton player Manasi Joshi. Former sprinter PT Usha was given the Lifetime ..
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Nupur Kulshrestha becomes the first woman to be promoted as Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Indian Coast Guard. She had joined the Coast Guard service in 1999 and became the first woman to be promoted to the DIG cadre. In 2018, the then DIG B K Loshali has been dismissed from his services following enquires ..
Lt Gen KJS Dhillon appointed as DG DIA and Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Intelligence) under CDS
Lt Gen KJS Dhillon has been appointed as the Director-General of the tri-services organisation Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) and Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Intelligence) under the Chief of Defence Staff. He was a former 15 Corps Commander and with his recent appointment, he will replace Lt Gen AS Bedi. The new role as ..