The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize went to the National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia. The prize was awarded to the group “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011”.
Dr. Sekhar Basu took the charge as Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy. Dr. Basu, a renowned nuclear scientist, before taking over as Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, has been the Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). Earlier he worked as the […]
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy declared Kerala as a ‘complete digital state’ on Independence Day celebrations in the state. With the state making remarkable strides in implementation of various e-governance initiatives. The state has achieved 100 per cent mobile density, 75 per cent e-literacy, highest digital banking rate and broadband connection up to panchayat level as […]
The Modi government appointed former chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes K.V. Chowdary as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and Information Commissioner (IC) Vijai Singh as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), filling two vacancies that are key to the institutional framework for accountability.
The National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) bill passed by Parliament in August this year has received President’s assent. The new law facilitates the setting up of a commission for appointment of judges, replacing the 20-year-old collegium system, which has been under severe criticism. The bill, 124th amendment to the Constitution, grants Constitutional status to the […]
নীতি আয়োগ-এর ভাইস চেয়ারম্যান পদে নিযুক্ত হলেন কলম্বিয়া বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের অধ্যাপক অরবিন্দ পানাগরিয়া। নীতি আয়োগ-এর ভাইস চেয়ারম্যান হিসেবে তিনি ক্যাবিনেট মন্ত্রীর মর্যাদা পাবেন। ভারতের সামগ্রিক অর্থনৈতিক নীতি রচনায় তাঁর গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ভূমিকা থাকবে। Arvind Panagariya, a free-market economist who teaches at Columbia University in the US, is appointed as the first Vice Chairman of the newly-created NITI […]
World No. 16 Kidambi Srikanth caused a huge upset in the final of China Open Super Series Premier as he stunned the former World No. 1, two time Olympic Champion, five time World Champion and local favorite Lin Dan. This is Srikanth’s first ever Super Series title and first ever title won by an Indian […]
Cricket legend Kapil Dev has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at a ceremony in the House of Lords. The award, constituted by the Indo-European Business Forum, was presented to Dev on 24th September 2014 for his contribution to the sport and for his work to uplift poor.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed former McKinsey India Chairman Adil Zainulbhai as the Chairman of Quality Council of India (QCI). An autonomous body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
Ending years of dispute over the maritime boundary between India and Bangladesh, a UN tribunal on July 8, 2014 announced that Bangladesh will get 19,467 sq km of the total 25,602 sq km disputed area with India in the Bay of Bengal. By a majority of four votes to one, the Permanent Court of Arbitration […]