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National Sports Awards to be held virtually

In view of the ongoing lockdown, the President Ram Nath Kovind will virtually announce the names of the winners of the national sports awards on 29th August, which is celebrated as National Sports Day every year. About The recipients will only be able to join the award ceremony from their respective home states due to ..

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VA Tech Wabag wins Global Water Award

Chennai based leading water technology Indian Multinational VA Tech Wabag Ltd. bagged the prestigious Global Water Award for its 45 million liters a day Tertiary Treatment Reverse Osmosis Plant at Koyambedu, Chennai. Key highlights The plant has won the distinction award under the category of ‘wastewater project of the year’. The plant is one of ..

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Union Home Minister’s Medals for Excellence in Investigation awarded

Union Home Minister’s Medals for Excellence in Investigation for 2020 have been awarded to 121 police personnel, including 21 women police officers. Among these awardees, 15 are from the Central Bureau of Investigation, 10 each are from Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra Police, 8 are from Uttar Pradesh Police and seven each are from Kerala and ..

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Girish Chandra Murmu is the new CAG of India

The government has appointed Girish Chandra Murmu as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India with effect from August 8, 2020. He was the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, prior to joining this post. Murmu has been sworn-in by the President of India. He succeeds Rajiv Mehrishi in the office of CAG. Who ..

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Pradeep Kumar Joshi is the new Chairman of UPSC

Professor Pradeep Kumar Joshi has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). UPSC is tasked with conducting examinations and recommending candidates for the Group ‘A’ services in the central government. Mr Joshi is a member of the commission at present. Who is Pradeep Kr Joshi? Pradeep Kumar Joshi has ..

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