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Ravish Kumar wins 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award

Indian journalist Ravish Kumar (44) of NDTV news channel was chosen for 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award. He has been given this prestigious award in recognition for harnessing journalism to give voice to voiceless. He is among 5 individuals who were chosen for this years’ award. The award will be presented to all recipients at a ..

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Girraj Prasad Gupta takes over as the Controller General of Accounts

Girraj Prasad Gupta took over as Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Department of Expenditure, Union Ministry of Finance with effect from 1 August 2019. He is 1983-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) Officer. He is highly credited for his work in development and implementation of Public Financial Management System (PFMS), a backbone IT infrastructure for ..

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Rakesh Asthana given additional charge of DG Narcotics Control Bureau

Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) approved handing over of additional charge of post of Director General Narcotics Control Bureau to Director General of Civil Aviation Security (DG CAS) Rakesh Asthana. He is appointed for next 6 months or till a new incumbent is appointed. NCB chief post was lying vacant since 4 July 2019 after ..

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Sri Lanka exempts Visa Fees by Indian tourists

Sri Lankan Government has exempted Indian tourists from Visa Fees for tourism purposes. This decision comes into effect from 1 August 2019. With this move India is now among 48 countries whose citizens have been exempted from visa fees by Sri Lankan government. Key Highlights Visa fees, which ranged from $20 to $40, will not ..

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ITBP DG S S Deswal given charge of NSG

ITBP Director General S S Deswal was given additional charge of counter-terror force National Security Guard (NSG). He will take over from incumbent NSG DG Sudeep Lakhtakia who is set to retire on 31st July 2018.S S Deswal is 1984-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Telangana cadre. About National Security Guard (NSG) It was ..

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