Persons in News: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Sunil Arora appointed as new Chief Election Commissioner

Published: November 27, 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed senior IAS officer Sunil Arora as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). He will be the 23rd CEC and shall succeed OP Rawat who retires in December 2018. He will have nearly two-and-a-half-year tenure as CEC and  General Election 2019 will be conducted under his stewardship. Sunil Arora He is ..

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Akhilesh Ranjan appointed as Convenor of Task Force drafting New Direct Tax Legislation

Published: November 27, 2018

Union Finance Ministry has appointed Akhilesh Ranjan, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) member as Convenor of Task Force that is drafting New Direct Tax Legislation (Law). He will replace Arbind Modi who retired in September 2018. The other members (composition) of the Task Force remain unchanged. Akhilesh Ranjan is presently serving as Member (Legislation) ..

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Mary Kom wins record sixth gold medal at World Boxing Championships

Published: November 26, 2018

India’s boxing legend Mary Kom won gold medal at World Women’s Boxing Championships held in New Delhi. It was her sixth medal in World Boxing Championships. In the final, she defeated 22-year-old Ukrainian boxer Hana Okhaya of Ukraine. Mary Kom won this medal at age of 35 years. With winning this medal, Mary Kom has ..

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UNICEF appoints Singer Nahid Afrin as first Youth Advocate of NE region to fight for child rights

Published: November 24, 2018

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has appointed popular singer Nahid Afrin (17) of Assam as the first ‘Youth Advocate’ of the northeastern region to fight for child rights. UNICEF engages ‘Youth Advocates’ to harness their voice as agents of change in society. Nahid had made her playback debut in 2016 Bollywood film ‘Akira’ ..

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NASI SCOPUS Young Scientist Awards-2018 presented to winners in New Delhi

Published: November 22, 2018

National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) SCOPUS Young Scientist Awards 2018 were presented to winners in New Delhi. This year five multi-disciplinary categories in awards were introduced. The categories are agriculture, plant sciences and rural development, women in science, environmentally sound sustainable development, biomedical research and healthcare and innovation in engineering and physical sciences. These ..

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