Former Chief Election Commissioner T.N Seshan passed away

Former Chief Election Commissioner Tirunellai Narayanaiyer Seshan died in Chennai on 10th November 2019. He was 87. He will be remembered as someone who cracked the whip on money and muscle power in elections and proved to be a nemesis for political parties. His wife, Jayalakshmi, had died early last year. Seshan’s work as CEC got international recognition when he was given the Ramon Magsaysay award for 1996. He was the 10thRead More

Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan re-elected as President of the UAE

The UAE Supreme Council has re-elected His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the UAE for a fourth five-year term. Indian Prime Minister congratulated His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on being re-elected. About Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan: Sheikh Khalifa was born in Al Muwaiji Fort, Al Ain, in 1948. . Shaikh Khalifa was first elected President on November 3, 2004 followingRead More

Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant becomes the fastest Indian Wicket-keeper to claim 50 dismissals

Young Rishabh Pant became the fastest Indian wicket-keeper to claim 50 dismissals in Test cricket, surpassing former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The 21-year-old wicket-keeper batsman on Sunday claimed his 50th victim in his 11th Test while Dhoni had taken 15 Tests to touch the milestone. Pant took an easy catch to dismiss West Indies’ Kraigg Brathwaite off an Ishant Sharma delivery in the second innings of the hosts inRead More

5 new Governors appointed by President of India

The President of India has appointed five new Governors in various states of India i.e. Telangana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Maharastra and Rajasthan. Himachal Pradesh: Bandaru Dattatreya has been appointed as the new Governor of Himachal Pradesh. He has replaced Kalraj Mishra, who has been appointed as the new Governor of Rajasthan. Maharashtra: Senior BJP leader Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been appointed as Governor of Maharashtra. Kerala: Former Civil Aviation ministerRead More

Mukund Naravane

Lt. Gen. Mukund Naravane takes over as Vice-Chief of the Army Staff

Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane has taken over the charge as vice-Chief of the Indian Army. He has succeeded Lt. Gen. D. Anbu who retired from service on August 31. He is the most probable candidate for the Army chief’s post when incumbent Gen. Bipin Rawat retires on December 31. About Lt. Gen. Mukund Naravane: Before becoming vice-Chief of the Indian Army, he was heading the Eastern Command of theRead More

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya passed away

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, who was India’s first woman DGP, passed away, following an illness, on 26th August 2019 in Mumbai. About Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya: Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya belonged to Amritsar in Punjab. She was a 1973 batch officer. She made history in 2004 when she was appointed as the DGP of Uttarakhand. With this, Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya became the first woman in the nation to hold such a position. SheRead More

Manmohan Singh

Union Government withdraws Manmohan Singh’s SPG security cover

The Union Government has withdrawn the Special Protection Group (SPG) security to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The SPG cover was withdrawn following a review by multiple security agencies. The decision to withdraw the SPG security cover was taken after a three-month review by the Cabinet Secretariat and the Ministry of Home Affairs with inputs from various intelligence agencies. Manmohan Singh, who was the Prime Minister from 2004 and 2014,Read More

Ranveer Duggal

Ranveer Duggal wins bronze medal in World U-16 Snooker Championship

Ranveer Duggal has won the bronze medal in the IBSF World U-16 Snooker Championship in Tyumen, Russia. Ranveer Duggal, who is 15 years old, is the first Chandigarh junior player to achieve the feat. About Ranveer Duggal: He is the youngest player at the age of six years to play in national pool championship in Ludhiana in 2011 before becoming the Chandigarh junior and sub-junior champion in 2015. In 2016,Read More

P V Sindhu

P.V. Sindhu becomes first Indian to win Badminton World Championships gold

P.V Sindhu has become the first Indian to win Badminton World Championships gold. P.V. Sindhu created history by defeating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the final match of Badminton World Championships that was played on 25th August 2019. P.V Sindhu won the finals by 21-7 21-7 and the match lasted just 38 minutes. This was Sindhu’s fifth World Championships medal. P V Sindhu is the only woman Singles player in the worldRead More

Banking Fraud

CVC sets up a committee to examine bank fraud above Rs 50 cr

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has formed an Advisory Board for Banking Frauds (ABBF). Composition of the Advisory Board for Banking Frauds: The ABBF will be headed by former Vigilance Commissioner T M Bhasin. The purpose of this board will be to examine bank fraud over ₹ 50 crore and recommend action. Other members of the panel are Madhusudan Prasad – former Urban Development Secretary, D K Pathak – former Director-General ofRead More