The Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra unanimously recommended the name of senior advocate Indu Malhotra for appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court. She will be one of only seven women judges that the top court has had so far since independence. At present,. . . . .
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), an umbrella organisation for retail payment systems in India, which aims to allow all Indian citizens to have unrestricted access to e-payment services has appointed Dilip Asbe as Managing Director and CEO of the organisation, replacing A.P.Hota, who retired in August. NPCI:. . . . .
Senior space scientist Dr K.Sivan has been appointed the new chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization ISRO. Dr Sivan is currently the Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, an arm of the national space agency ISRO. Under his stewardship, the ISRO will be launching several prestigious. . . . .
Singapore-based Indian-origin businessman Sunny Verghese has been appointed as the Chairman of the Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Verghese, 57, Co-Founder and the CEO of Singapore's agri-business group Olam International Limited, is the first World Business Council for Sustainable. . . . .
Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the Moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died at 87. Young was the ninth man to walk on the Moon and the only agency astronaut to go into space as part of the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs, and the first to fly into space six times.
The managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Ravi Menon, has been named the best central bank governor in Asia-Pacific for 2018 by the UK-based magazine, The Banker. This annual award administered by The Banker, a publication under The Financial Times Group, is based on a selection process involving. . . . .
Ace archer Vennam Jyothi Surekha who received a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh along with her Arjuna Award has decided to donate the entire amount to the soldiers’ welfare fund. Surekha who was in New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that she will donate the sum “as part of my responsibility towards the nation”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar have emerged as the most popular parliamentarians in 2017 on social networking platform, Facebook. PM Modi was the most talked about Lok Sabha member, while Sachin Tendulkar was the most popular Rajya Sabha member on Facebook, a statement said. The. . . . .
Vijay Keshav Gokhale, considered an expert on China, was today named the next foreign secretary succeeding S Jaishankar, who completes his extended tenure later this month. Gokhale, a 1981-batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS). He had played a key role in India-China negotiations last year to resolve the 73-day. . . . .
Superstar Salman Khan has once again maintained the top spot in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for the second consecutive year. The Badshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan and India's cricket captain Virat Kohli took the second and third spot respectively with actress Priyanka Chopra named as the only female celebrity in top 10. . . . .
Prabhat Kumar Sinha was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of the Northern Coalfields Limited. Sinha has been appointed to the post till December 31, 2021. Currently, he is the Director (Technical) of the South Eastern Coalfields Limited. The Northern Coalfields Limited, a Government of India undertaking, has its. . . . .
Former Uttar Pradesh governor Banwari Lal Joshi passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) due to septic shock following an infection of the valves, hospital sources said. He was 82.He was governor of Uttar Pradesh from 2009 to 2014. Before that, he was lieutenant governor of Delhi from 2004 to. . . . .
The Indian government appointed Bisaria as Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan replacing Gautam Bambawale. Bisaria was ambassador to Poland prior to this appointment. He has been appointed High Commissioner to Islamabad for two years. He is the 25th Indian envoy to Pakistan. New Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay. . . . .
Justice Umesh Dattatraya Salvi took charge as the acting Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today, following the retirement of Justice Swatanter Kumar. Justice Salvi will continue in office until the date a new chairperson is appointed or the date of his superannuation, whichever is earlier, according to a government. . . . .
Renowned artist Nagji Patel passed away, He was a well-known artist born in Gujarat in 1937. Nagaji Patel was one of the renowned sculptors of our country. Nagaji Patel has been a distinguished artist not only in this country but also because of his efforts in the whole world, he has also been an outstanding contribution to. . . . .
Frenchman Francois Gabart smashed the world record for the fastest solo navigation of the globe on Sunday, completing the mammoth feat in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds. He crossed a virtual finish line drawn between the island of Ushant off France's northwest tip and Lizard Point in southwest England at. . . . .
A retired IAS officer who runs his own cow shelter S.P. Gupta, appointed as head of Animal Welfare Board of India. But a section of the board is not happy with the choice. Gupta, they claimed, has no track record in animal welfare, and may have been appointed because of his political connections. Gupta, who was appointed a member. . . . .
Oprah Winfrey will be honoured with the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globes. Each year the recipient of the prestigious award is selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) board of directors and must be someone who has made “an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.” She. . . . .
Neeraj Vora, an accomplished actor, writer and director, breathed his last during the early hours of Thursday. Neeraj is behind some of the most popular films of that era. He wrote comedies like Hera Pheri, Golmaal, Badshah, Hulchul, Garam Masala, Awara Paagal Deewana, dramas like Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Josh, and even mysteries. . . . .
R. Hemalatha has been appointed the director of the National Institute of Nutrition, the Hyderabad based premier nutrition research institute working under the Indian Council of Medical Research. She had vast experience in the field of maternal and child health, clinical and population-based studies. NIN to play a critical role. . . . .