Indra Nooyi, a global business leader and the chairman of Pepsico, will be the first independent female director of the International Cricket Council. Nooyi will join the world cricket body’s Board in June 2018 to align with the term of the ICC independent chairman, following the unanimous confirmation of her appointment.
The South Central Railway (SCR) has become the first railway zone in the country to complete 100 percent LED lighting at all the stations under its jurisdiction. The SCR has been on the forefront of adopting energy conservation measures. It has attained the status of becoming the first zone in the Indian Railways to. . . . .
Bangladesh's ex-premier Khaleda Zia was sentenced to five years in jail in a corruption case, a setback for opposition BNP chief as she can be barred from contesting the next general election slated for December. Zia, was sentenced by the Special Court-5 in Dhaka, in connection with the embezzlement of 2,52,000. . . . .
Forbes has released its first ever list of richest people in cryptocurrency, which is topped by Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen, with an estimated crypto net worth of USD 7.5-8 billion. The list also features Joseph Lubin with crypto net worth (USD 1-5 billion), Changpeng Zhao (USD 1.1-2 billion), Cameron & Tyler. . . . .
The Haryana government has launched the 'Gobardhan Yojana' to provide for the sale of organic manure and cow urine with an aim to benefit farmers. A provision of Rs 11 crore has been made to provide benefits of various projects under this scheme. The Gobardhan Yojana would help in doubling the income. . . . .