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Supratim Bandyopadhyay appointed as Chairman of the PFRDA

Supratim Bandyopadhyay was recently appointed as Chairman of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA). It is a statutory body which regulates the Pension system in the country. Supratim was serving as a Member (Finance) in PFRDA, prior to this appointment. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet approved the appointment of Bandyopadhyay as the Chairman ..

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Actor Kishori Ballal passes away

Veteran Kannada actor Kishori Ballal recently passed away at the age of 82. She was known for starring with Shah Rukh Khan in his movie -Swades as ‘Kaveri Amma’. She made her acting debut during 1960 in the movie ‘Ivalentha Hendathi’ and has acted in more than 75 movies of different Indian languages. The artist ..

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IDSA renamed after former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

The New Delhi-based government think tank, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) was renamed as Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, to honour the late Defence Minister of India. The Padma Bhushan awardee, who served as the Defence Minister from 2014 to 2017, passed away last year. The erstwhile IDSA is a ..

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Virat Kholi becomes the first Indian to get 50 million followers on Instagram

The skipper of Indian cricket team Virat Kohli recently became the first Indian to reach the 50 million followers mark on social media platform Instagram. Globally, the official account of Instagram has the highest number of followers, followed by Football star from Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo, who has nearly 200 million followers. Virat has made 930 posts so ..

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Actor-Politician Tapas Paul passes away

Former Trinamool Congress MP and Bengali actor Tapas Paul recently died of cardiac arrest at the age of 61. He was a Member of Parliament from Krishnanagar for two terms and elected MLA from Alipore. The debut film of Paul is ‘Dadar Kirti’, which was released in 1980. He was also awarded the Filmfare Award ..

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Sachin Tendulkar wins ‘Laureus Best Sporting Moment award’

When India won the final match of the World cup against Sri Lanka in 2011, which was the last World Cup of Sachin, his fellow team mates lifted the legend and carried him to make a lap of honour. This was named as ‘Laureus best sporting moment in the last 20 years’. Argentinian footballer Lionel ..

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