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  • $500,000 prize for Indian American researcher

    Friday, Feb 13, 2015

    $500,000 prize for Indian American researcher

      Gurpreet Singh, Indian American researcher at Kansas State University (KSU), bags $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award for his research o

  • Prerna Pai: Sole Indian presence at NASA's Cubes in Space (CIS) programme

    Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014

    Prerna Pai: Sole Indian presence at NASA's Cubes in Space (CIS) programme

      Indian-origin student Prerna Pai is recently in the news for having two of her experiments approved for launch into space under NASA's Cubes in Space

  • Vishal Sikka appointed as the new CEO of Infosys

    Friday, Jun 13, 2014

    Vishal Sikka appointed as the new CEO of Infosys

      Faltering Infosys has found a ray of hope in its next CEO & MD - Vishal Sikka. He will be the first non-founder CEO of nation's second-bigges

  • 2014 Forbes' list of 100 most powerful women in the world

    Friday, May 30, 2014

    2014 Forbes' list of 100 most powerful women in the world

      SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya (36th rank globally) is the most powerful woman in India as per the latest Forbes' list of 100 most p

  • ICC rewards Germain Katanga with a 12-year jail term

    Friday, May 23, 2014

    ICC rewards Germain Katanga with a 12-year jail term

      The International Criminal Court (ICC) claims its second victim since it began operation in 2003. The long hand of law ultimately caught up with the G

  • Nokia names India-born Rajeev Suri as new CEO

    Friday, Apr 25, 2014

    Nokia names India-born Rajeev Suri as new CEO

    India-born Rajeev Suri has become the new CEO of Finnish handset major Nokia. The move has come when the $7.5 billion takeover of Nokia (handset business) by Mi

  • Indian CEOs of major global companies

    Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014

    Indian CEOs of major global companies

      Indian origin people are making their mark on the world business map with 13 of them currently heading major global firms.  The List Satya

  • Jadav Payeng: The

    Saturday, Feb 01, 2014

    Jadav Payeng: The "Forest Man of India"

    Recently a documentary (made by Piyush Pande) has won appreciation at many international film festivals for depicting the life of a truly inspiring environmenta

  • Janet Yellen: First woman ever to head the US central bank

    Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014

    Janet Yellen: First woman ever to head the US central bank

    The US Senate has given the final approval to Janet Yellen to become the first woman ever to head the US central bank 'Federal Reserve'.    Key Poi

  • Arup Raha becomes the chief of Indian Air Force

    Thursday, Jan 02, 2014

    Arup Raha becomes the chief of Indian Air Force

    Arup Raha has assumed charge as the 24th chief (Air Chief Marshal) of Indian Air Force (IAF) succeeding Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne.    About:

Person in News Tidbits ( Jan 02, 2014 - Feb 13, 2015 )

  • Feb 12, 2015 Eminent journalist Vinod Mehta bags Yash Bhati Samman 2015 show

  • Feb 10, 2015 Vodafone India appoints Naveen Chopra as Chief Operating Officer, succeeding Sunil Sood from April 1, 2015.  show

  • Feb 06, 2015 Justice Madan Mohan Das is appointed to probe the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha show

  • Feb 06, 2015 MO Garg assumes charge as the Director General of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).  show

  • Feb 05, 2015 Noted sculptor and artist Mrinalini Mukherjee passes away at 65.  show

  • Jan 30, 2015 Dr Hanumanthu Purushotham takes charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of National Research Development Corporation (NRDC).

  • Jan 28, 2015 Libby Lane becomes first female bishop of Church of England.   show

  • Jan 24, 2015 Sunil Sood is set to be the 1st Indian CEO of telecom major 'Vodafone' for its India operation.  show

  • Jan 24, 2015 Indian academician 'Saraswathi Menon', is one of the seven experts appointed by UN on advisory panel to review UN peace-building architecture.   show

  • Jan 20, 2015 Filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani is appointed as the new Chairperson of the Censor Board (Central Board of Film Certification) for a 3-year term.  show

  • Jan 17, 2015 Jatin Dalal to replace Suresh Senapaty as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Wipro from April 1, 2015.   show

  • Jan 09, 2015 Indian diplomat Atul Khare is appointed as the Under-Secretary-General of Department of Field Support (DFS) in the United Nations.   show

  • Jan 06, 2015 Eminent photo journalist Virendra Prabhakar dies at 84.    show

  • Jan 05, 2015 Eminent Gujarati actor Upendra Trivedi passes away aged 79.   show

  • Jan 02, 2015 AK Mital is appointed as new Chairman of Railway Board & ex-officio Principal Secretary to the Indian government.    show

  • Jan 02, 2015 M Sathiyavathy is appointed as the new and the first female 'Director General of Civil Aviation' of the country.   show

  • Dec 31, 2014 Veteran Muslim educationist Saiyid Hamid breathes his last at 94.   show

  • Dec 31, 2014 Eminent journalist BG Verghese passes away at 88.   show

  • Dec 29, 2014 Malayalam film actor NL Balakrishnan breathes his last at 72.

  • Dec 29, 2014 Veteran Hindi poet and a litterateur Nand Chaturvedi passes away at 91.

  • Dec 29, 2014 Trevor Bull is appointed as CEO and MD of Aviva India Life Insurance.   show

  • Dec 19, 2014 Indian-American Amit Priyavadan Mehta is cleared by US Senate as the 'Federal Judge' of the District of Columbia.    show

  • Dec 18, 2014 Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi has been banned by International Boxing Association (AIBA) for a year (till October 1, 2015), in addition to imposing a 1000 Swiss francs fine.   show

  • Dec 16, 2014 Vivek Murthy gets Senate clearance to become the new Surgeon General of United States.   show

  • Dec 15, 2014 Dineshwar Sharma is appointed as new Chief of Intelligence Bureau.    show

  • Dec 09, 2014 Pranav Mistry appointed as the global Vice-President of the South Korean electronic major Samsung.    show

  • Dec 08, 2014 Indian PM Narendra Modi is declared ‘Asian of the Year’ by Singapore’s leading daily 'The Straits Times'.    show

  • Nov 26, 2014 Kiran Gurrala is appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA).

  • Nov 26, 2014 CK Prasad is likely to replace Justice Markenday Katju as the Chairman of the Press Council of India.   show

  • Nov 25, 2014 Deepak Gupta is appointed as the Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).   show

  • Nov 24, 2014 Two Indian Catholic priests granted Sainthood by the Vatican.   show

  • Nov 22, 2014 Renowned Mathematician Alexander Grothendieck passes away at 86.    show

  • Nov 18, 2014 SAIL Chairman 'CS Verma' is conferred on the 'IIM-JRD Tata Award for Excellence 2014' in Corporate leadership in Metallurgical Industries.   show

  • Nov 17, 2014 Bollywood personality Farhan Akhtar is appointed as the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia.    show

  • Nov 13, 2014 Bollywood filmmaker Ravi Chopra breathes his last at 68.    show

  • Nov 11, 2014 GS Sandhu has been appointed as the Chairman of the National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention.   show

  • Nov 10, 2014 Virat Kohli leaves Vivian Richards behind; is now the quickest to score 6000 runs in history of one-day internationals.   show

  • Nov 08, 2014 Indian-origin politician Keith Vaz becomes Labour MP of the Year for his significant work for underrepresented, deprived and minority sections of the country.   show

  • Nov 07, 2014 Sanjay Baweja has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of India's largest e-retailer 'Flipkart'.

  • Nov 06, 2014 Anita Kapur has been appointed as the new chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).   show

  • Oct 22, 2014 Manohar Lal Khattar to be the new Chief Minister of Haryana.   show

  • Oct 21, 2014 Narinder Batra is elected as the President of the Hockey India, unopposed.

  • Oct 18, 2014 Tamil writer KTM Iqbal is honoured with the 2014 Cultural Medallion - the highest cultural award of Singapore.   show

  • Oct 17, 2014 Veteran Telugu writer and radio artiste, Turaga Janaki Rani dies aged 80.   show

  • Oct 17, 2014 Dr Arvind Subramanian is appointed as the Chief Economic Adviser of India for a period of 3 years.   show

  • Oct 16, 2014 Indian policewoman 'Shakti Devi' is honoured with the 'International Female Police Peacekeeper Award 2014' by the UN.   show

  • Oct 15, 2014 MC Mary Kom is voted as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) among India’s Asian Games 2014 contingent by contingent sponsors 'Samsung India'. 

  • Oct 10, 2014 Aamir Khan has been appointed UNICEF Ambassador for South Asia.   show

  • Oct 10, 2014 Leela Samson steps down as the Chairperson of Sangeet Natak Akademi.   show

  • Oct 09, 2014 Pratima Dharm bags another first; becomes the first Hindu chaplain at the Georgetown University (US).   show

  • Oct 09, 2014 Anoop Jain clinches the 'Waislitz Global Citizen Award' for the year 2014.    show

  • Oct 01, 2014 Harish Manwani, the first and current Chief Operating Officer of 'Unilever', is to retire on December 31 this year.   show

  • Sep 29, 2014 SEBI appoints Gyan Bhushan as its chief vigilance officer.    show

  • Sep 26, 2014 Malayalam filmmaker MT Vasudevan Nair wins JC Daniel Award 2013 for lifetime achievement. show

  • Sep 26, 2014 Suresh Prabhu has been appointed as the India’s Sherpa for the Group of 20 annual Summit 2014. show

  • Sep 23, 2014 Hardeep Singh Puri, India's former ambassador to UN, is appointed as the Secretary General of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM). show

  • Sep 22, 2014 Indian architect 'Alok Shetty' is declared as the “young leader of tomorrow” by world-renowned Time Magazine. show

  • Sep 20, 2014 Padmini Prakash becomes the first transgender television news anchor in India.    show

  • Sep 20, 2014 Acclaimed Carnatic musician Uppalapu Shrinivas life is cut short at 45 by a failed liver transplant.    show

  • Sep 19, 2014 McKinsey India Chairman 'Adil Zainulbhai' has been appointed as the Chairman of Quality Council of India (QCI) for a 3-year term.  show

  • Sep 18, 2014 BJP patriarch LK Advani has been appointed as the chairman of the Ethics Committee of Lok Sabha.   show

  • Sep 18, 2014 Lalitha Kumaramangalam is the new Chief of the National Commission for Women (NCW).   show

  • Sep 16, 2014 Raghunath Anant Mashelkar will head the expert panel set up to recommend best technologies for 'Swachh Bharat' national sanitation campaign.  show

  • Sep 13, 2014 Narendra Ambwani is the new Chairman of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI).   show

  • Sep 11, 2014 Subhash Chandra Garg is appointed as Executive Director (ED) in World Bank for a 3-year term.

  • Sep 10, 2014 Renowned Pakistani singer Habib Wali Muhammad breathes his last at 90.

  • Sep 09, 2014 Chandrakala Padia becomes the first women chairperson of Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla.   show

  • Sep 08, 2014 Noted journalist Vinod Mehta is honoured with GK Reddy Memorial Award 2014 for his contribution in the field of Journalism.    show

  • Sep 05, 2014 Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’ to be released on November 6, 2014.   show

  • Sep 04, 2014 Department of Posts launches 8 commemorative postage stamps on Indian musicians.   show

  • Sep 03, 2014 Renowned Kathak exponent Maya Rao dies aged 86.     show

  • Sep 03, 2014 Goolam E Vahanvati, first muslim Attorney General of India, passes away at 65.   show

  • Sep 01, 2014 Renowned historian Bipin Chandra, a Padma Bhushan laureate, breathes his last at 86.   show

  • Sep 01, 2014 The US Post Service to issue a special commemorative postage stamp in a tribute to legendary Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao.    show

  • Aug 30, 2014 RN Ravi, chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee, has been appointed as the new official Interlocutor and centre's representative for Naga Peace Talks

  • Aug 28, 2014 Shah Rukh Khan becomes the first Indian to be appointed as ambassador for Interpol's ‘Turn Back Crime’ campaign.   show

  • Aug 26, 2014 Centre appoints RN Ravi as the new Chief of Joint Intelligence Committee for a 3-year term.    show

  • Aug 25, 2014 British film director Richard Attenborough passes away aged 90.   show

  • Aug 22, 2014 Cyril Baldock becomes the oldest person to cross the English Channel at the age of 70   show

  • Aug 22, 2014 Ex-Irish prime minister 'Albert Reynolds', who played a key role in forging peace in Northern Ireland, dies aged 81.   show

  • Aug 21, 2014 KV Thomas is the new Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.   show

  • Aug 20, 2014 Veteran yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies aged 95.   show

  • Aug 20, 2014 Renowned human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu to be released from Army confinement.   show

  • Aug 19, 2014 Rajni Razdan replaces DP Agrawal as the new chairperson of Union Public Service Commission.   show

  • Aug 16, 2014 Kush Kumar becomes the first Indian to reach the semifinals of the World Junior Squash Championships held in Namibia.   show

  • Aug 12, 2014 Renowned Hollywood comedian Robin Williams dies aged 63.   show

  • Aug 12, 2014 Miroslav Klose bids adieu to his international football career.   show

  • Aug 11, 2014 Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins nation's first direct Presidential election. - read more

  • Aug 09, 2014 Ajitpal Singh is the chairman of the Dronacharya Award Selection Committee for this year (2014); Kapil Dev to head the Arjuna Awards Selection Committee.   show

  • Aug 08, 2014 Aditya Vardhan Agarwal, Director of Emami Group, has been appointed as the Vice-President of the Indian Chamber of Commerce

  • Aug 07, 2014 Veteran Marathi actress Smita Talwalkar passes away aged 58.   show

  • Aug 07, 2014 Dilipkumar Khandelwal becomes the Managing Director of SAP Labs India.   show

  • Aug 07, 2014 Famous cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma, creator of the iconic character Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu, breathes his last at 75.   show

  • Aug 06, 2014 Justice Dr. Manjula Chellur becomes the first woman Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court.   show

  • Aug 06, 2014 Xavi Hernandez, the iconic Spanish midfielder and the backbone of the famous tiki-taka style of play, retires from International football.    show

  • Aug 05, 2014 Lieutenant General Philip Campose is the new Vice Chief of Army Staff.   show

  • Aug 04, 2014 KV Chowdary succeeds RK Tewari as the new Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

  • Aug 04, 2014 Jethabhai Patel becomes the new Chairman of nation’s largest milk federation 'GCMMF' (Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation).   show

  • Jul 31, 2014 Acclaimed Hindi writer Madhukar Singh - a pioneer of 'Samantar Kahani Andolan' in story writing during 1970s - dies aged 87.   show

  • Jul 28, 2014 Noted journalist Sundaram Sankaran breathes his last at 87.   show