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Kobe Bryant named finalist of ‘Basketball Hall of Fame’

The global sports icon Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash three weeks ago, was recently named as finalist of ‘Basketball Hall of Fame’. One of the most dominant players in NBA history played for the Los Angeles Lakers during his 20-year career. Many other former Basketball players and national coaches have also been ..

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State Cultural Award to replace Yash Bharti Award

Yash Bharti Award is the highest award of the state Government of Uttar Pradesh which was instituted in the year 1994. The state has recently announced that Yash Bharti Award is to be replaced with State Cultural Award. State Cultural Award will be presented to the great personalities of the state, who contribute to the ..

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Vinay Dube appointed as GoAir CEO

Mumbai based Indian Airline, owned by Wadia Group- GoAir has appointed Vinay Dube as its new chief executive officer. Vinay Dube had earlier served as the CEO of Jet Airways and also associated with Delta Airlines and American Airlines. He joined GoAir in an advisory position last year and was placed in the role of full time ..

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BioAsia announces Genome Valley Excellence Award

BioAsia is an annual biotech and life sciences forum of the Telangana state government, which is scheduled to be held from February 17 to 19, 2020 at Hyderabad. Recently, the Genome Valley Excellence Award of BioAsia were announced to Carl H June, a scientist from the University of Pennsylvania, USA and Vasant Narasimham, CEO of ..

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Rajinder K Pachauri passes away

Rajinder K Pachauri, who recently passed away, was the founder and chief executive of the New-Delhi based research institute, the Energy Resources Institute (TERI). He was elected Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2002, which was established by the World Meteorological Organisation and the United Nations Environment Programme. He had received ..

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Rishi Sunak becomes first Indian-origin Finance Minister of UK

Rishi Sunak, the 39-year-old MP from Richmond in Yorkshire has been recently appointed as the Finance Minister of the United Kingdom. It is the second most important position after the Prime Minister. He replaces the former finance minister of Britain Sajid Javid, who resigned from his role recently. Before joining politics, Rishi Sunak was working ..

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