Vikas Current Affairs, GK & News

Vikas Swarup appointed as Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs

Vikas Swarup, a 1986-batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service, has been appointed as Secretary, (consular, passport, visa and Overseas Indian affairs) in the External Affairs Ministry. His appointment will come into effect from August 1, 2019. At present, he is India’s High Commissioner to Canada. Swarup is the author of award-winning book Q&A, which ..

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Vikas Khanna named as brand ambassador of Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC)

Michelin-star chef and filmmaker Vikas Khanna has been named as brand ambassador of Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) at the Consulate General of India in New York City. The IAAC will organise the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF -2019) that will showcase 30 Indian feature-length films, including three documentaries. It will also bring to the ..

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Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna to be brand ambassador of Indo-American Arts Council

Vikas Khanna, Michelin-star chef is named as brand ambassador of Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC). IAAC is a leading cultural organisation which will organise the annual New York Indian Film Festival that would showcase the chef’s film ‘The Last Color’ and Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer ‘Photograph’. The Festival is North America’s longest-running and most prestigious Indian film festival ..

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Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Phase-4 Programme

The Union Cabinet has approved the ongoing Phase 4 of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) programme consisting of five rocket flights during 2021-2024. Significance Of The Programme The phase four will enable the launch of 2000 kg class of communication and other satellites to a GEO (or geosynchronous) orbit. It will make the country ..

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Nambi Narayanan recipient of 2019 Padma Bhushan

Former ISRO scientist, Nambi Narayanan has been conferred the 2019 Padma Bhushan by President Ram Nath Kovind. It is the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India. He is best known for his role in developing the Vikas Engine which was used for the first PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) launched by India. The ..

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