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‘Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra’ and Foreign Service Institute renamed after Sushma Swaraj

To pay tribute to the late external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, the government has renamed ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra’ as Sushma Swaraj Bhawan and the Foreign Service Institute (Delhi) as Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service. The announcement was made on the eve of her 68th birth anniversary. Sushma Swaraj served as the Union External Minister ..

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Debasish Panda appointed as Finance Secretary

Debasish Panda, who is currently serving as the Special secretary in the Department of financial services, Union Finance Ministry has been appointed as the new Finance secretary of the country. As per the Personnel Ministry order, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of the1987-batch IAS officer as the next Finance secretary, ..

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Rajiv Bansal appointed as the Chairman and Managing director of Air India

Veteran bureaucrat Rajiv Bansal was recently appointed as the Chairman and Managing director of Air India. He has been appointed as the head of the national carrier for a second time. Rajiv Bansal is a 1988-batch IAS officer of the Nagaland cadre and he is currently serving as the additional secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. ..

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Indian activist Gita Sen wins Dan David Prize

India’s renowned feminist scholar and activist Gita Sen has won the prestigious Dan David Prize, which annually awards three prizes of $ 1 million to inspiring individuals and organisations across the world. The Dan David Foundation is headquartered at Tel Aviv University, Israel. Gita Sen is also the Director of a Public Health Foundation of ..

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Indian boxer Amit Panghal ranked first by IOC’s Boxing Task Force for Olympic Qualifiers

Indian ace boxer Amit Panghal was seen in news, as he has been ranked first by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Boxing Task Force ahead of next month’s Olympic Qualifiers. With this, Amit became the first Indian boxer to be ranked first, in more than a decade. Before Amit, Vijender Singh was ranked first in ..

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