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Mary Kom: New Chairperson of AIBA’s Champions & Veterans committee

Indian Boxer M C Mary Kom has been picked as the chairperson of the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) champions and veterans committee. It is a panel created by AIBA last year as part of its reforms. She is a 6-time world champion. Key Points The 2012 Olympic bronze-medallist has been named for the position after voting by the AIBA’s board of directors. AIBA President Umar Kremlev informed the election of Mary Kom through a letter. The committee, which was formed in December 2021, consists of the most respected worldwide boxing veterans and champions who have achieved significant results and who are ready to share their experience. The names of the other members of the panel have not been announced yet. At present, Mary Kom is in Spain to compete in the Boxam InternationalRead More...
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PM Modi to Receive Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive the CERAWeek global energy and environment leadership award during an annual international energy conference. The conference will be held next week. Key Points The CERAWeek Conference-2021 will be held virtually from March 1 to 5. The conference is being organized by IHS Markit. PM Modi will also deliver the keynote address at the conference. Other prominent speakers at the conference are the Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the founder of Breakthrough Energy Bill Gates, the US special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry, and the president and CEO, Saudi Aramco, Amin Nasser. The conference chair and IHS Markit vice chairman, Daniel Yergin said that PM Modi will be honored with the CERAWeek Global EnergyRead More...
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Vijay Sampla: New Chairman of National Commission for SC

Vijay Sampla took charge as the chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC). He is a former Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment and ex-BJP MP. The post was vacant since May 2020. Key Points Sampla said that NCSC will not only work to ensure justice to the SC community but will also work proactively to prevent injustice to the community. The Commission will engage with the government for planning socio-economic development schemes for SCs and prevention of atrocities against them. The post of the Chairman of NCSC was vacant since May 2020 since the term of BJP MP Ram Shankar Katheria ended. The delay in filling the vacancy of the chairman and vice-chairman and members had been taken up by an NGO that moved the Supreme Court. The CourtRead More...
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Indian Activist gets U.S’ International Anti-corruption Champions Award

Right to Information (RTI) activist Anjali Bhardwaj is honored with the new International Anti-corruption Champions Award by the US government. She is among the 12 people who are being honored by the United States government with the Award. Key Points International Anti-corruption Champions Award is a new award that will recognize individuals who have worked tirelessly to combat corruption, defend transparency, and ensure accountability in their own countries. Indian activist Anjali Bhardwaj is among the 12 winners chosen for the inaugural edition of the award by the US government. Anjali is a co-convenor of the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information. She has been associated with the RTI movement for over two decades. She has been a part of movements to createRead More...
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Indians in the “2021 TIME100 Next” list

Five Indian-origin people, including UK’s finance minister Rishi Sunak, and Twitter’s top lawyer Vijaya Gadde have been featured in the TIME magazine’s annual list of 100 “emerging leaders who are shaping the future”. Key Points The 2021 TIME100 Next list has been released on February 17. The list is an expansion of TIME’s flagship TIME100 franchise of the most influential people in the world. It highlights 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future. The list has 5 Indians-origin people- Twitter’s top lawyer Vijaya Gadde, UK’s finance minister Rishi Sunak, founder of nonprofit Upsolve Rohan Pavuluri, doctor and Executive Director of nonprofit Get Us PPE Shikha Gupta, and Instacart founder and CEO Apoorva Mehta. Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad is alsoRead More...
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Tamilisai Soundararajan Sworn in as Puducherry Lt. Governor

Tamilisai Soundararajan has sworn in as the Lt Governor of the Puducherry Union Territory. She has replaced Kiran Bedi who was removed from the post on February 16. Key Points Soundararajan was administered the oath to the office by the Chief Justice of Madras High Court Sanjib Banerjee. Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy, Opposition leader and AINRC chief N. Rangasamy, legislators, DMK legislators, AIADMK legislators, three nominated members belonging to BJP, and senior officials attended the swearing-in ceremony. After swearing-in, the Lt Governor took a guard of honor given by the territorial police. Tamilisai Soundararajan is the fifth woman to assume the post of UT's Lt Governor. Other women Lt Governor of UT were Kiran Bedi, Rajendra Kumari Bajpai, Chandrawati,Read More...
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Jagan Mohan Reddy- Skoch Chief Minister of the Year

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has been conferred the Skoch Chief Minister of the Year award. The selection has been done on the basis of the study of project-level outcomes across various states of India. Key Points The award was presented to Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy by the Skoch group chairman, Sameer Kochhar, at the CM’s camp office at Tadepalli. The state government Schemes like the YSR Rythu Bharosa Kendra is an interesting model for village-level procurement at a pre-announced minimum support price and has shown good outcomes for farmers. YSR Cheyutha scheme focuses on the economic empowerment of middle-aged women through livelihood-linked loans for over a 4-year term and has set a great example of financial inclusion with outcomes. Schemes like AbhayRead More...
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S. Chinny Krishna gets ‘Prani Mitra’ Award

The Animal Welfare Board of India has awarded S. Chinny Krishna with the ‘Prani Mitra’ award for 2021 for his lifetime service to animals. S. Chinny Krishna is the co-founder of Blue Cross of India. Key Points ‘Prani Mitra’ is the highest award in India for animal welfare. The award was presented to S. Chinny Krishna by the Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying Giriraj Singh in New Delhi. Krishna's father V. Sundaram was also awarded this award in the year 1997, according to a note. Krishna has also won the Jeev Daya Puraskar as well as awards from the Humane Society of the United States for his work following the 2004 tsunami. He has also won Karuna Award and the Life Time Award from the Humane Society International. Blue Cross of India TheRead More...
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Theodore Baskaran wins Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award

Writer, naturalist, historian, and activist, S Theodore Baskaran has won this year’s Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award. Key Points The Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award has been instituted by the Sanctuary Nature Foundation. He has been awarded for his dedication to wildlife conservation and his writing prowess in English and Tamil that contribute to the conservation discourse. For his nature writings in Tamil, Theodore has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award (Iyal Virudhu) by the Canada Literary Garden in the year 2014 in Toronto. His books in English include A Day with the Shama: Essays on Nature (Zero Degree Publishing, 2020), 1999); The Book of Indian Dogs (Aleph, 2017), and The Dance of the Sarus: Essays of a Wandering Naturalist (Oxford University Press). BesidesRead More...
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Indian-Origin Preeti Sinha to Lead UNCDF

Indian-origin investment and development banker Preeti Sinha has been appointed as the Executive Secretary of the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF). Key Points The main focus of the UN Capital Development Fund is to provide micro-finance assistance to youth, women, small and medium-sized enterprises in under-served communities. Preeti Sinha has commenced her tenure as the Executive Secretary of UNCDF. Established in the year 1966, the New York-headquartered UNCDF provides micro-finance access to Least Developed Countries (LDCs), with the mandate to unlock the full potential of public and private finance. She will oversee the efforts of the organization to deliver scalable impact in order to make the international financial architecture work for the world's frontier and pre-frontierRead More...
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