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  • UK government approves Vijay Mallya's extradition order

    UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has signed the order to extradite Indian business tycoon and liquor baron Vijay Mallya from the United Kingdom to India. Mallya now has a 14-day window to appeal against the order to a higher court.

    Feb 5, 2019
  • India’s Satyarup becomes world’s youngest mountaineer to climb 7 peaks, 7 volcano summits

    Indian mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta has become the world’s youngest mountaineer to climb the seven highest peaks and volcanic summits across all continents after conquering Antartica's highest point Mount Sidley.

    Jan 17, 2019
  • Sonam Kapoor named PETA India's Person of the Year for 2018

    Sonam Kapoor, a vegan, has been named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India's Person of the Year for 2018. The actress is known to be an advocate for animal rights. She keeps animal skin out of her handbag line for her fashion brand Rheson, apart from taking other action for the welfare of animals.

    Dec 18, 2018
  • K Chandrasekhar Rao sworn in as Telangana CM

    TRS Chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, who led his party to a massive win in the Telangana Legislative Assembly Elections 2018, was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of the state for a second straight term on December 13.

    Dec 13, 2018
  • Zoramthanga to be sworn in as Mizoram CM

    Mizo National Front President Zoramthanga would be sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Mizoram on December 15, 2018 at Raj Bhavan in Aizawl. He had earlier served as the state’s chief minister for two consecutive terms from 1998 to 2008.

    Dec 13, 2018
  • Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s Presidential election

    Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has been declared as the winner of Brazil’s 2018 Presidential Elections by a wide margin. Bolsonaro swept the election results with 55.1 per cent of the votes cast, as against 44.8 per cent votes of his opponent, Fernando Haddad from the left-wing Workers' Party (PT).

    Oct 29, 2018
  • Government dismisses Allahabad Bank CEO Usha Ananthasubramanian from service

    The Union Government has dismissed Usha Ananthasubramanian, former CEO/ MD of Allahabad Bank and scam hit Punjab National Bank (PNB), from service. The bank had earlier divested Ananthasubramanian of all her powers as MD three months back, after she was named in the CBI charge-sheet in the Rs 14,000 crore PNB fraud case.

    Aug 14, 2018
  • PM Modi third most followed world leader, Swaraj most followed female leader

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the third most followed leader on Twitter after US President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, as per a study by a global communications agency Burson Cohn & Wolfe. On the other hand, India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is the most followed female world leader.

    Jul 12, 2018
  • Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel appointed NGT Chairperson

    Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, who retired from the Supreme Court of India on July 6, 2018, has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal. The post of NGT chairperson had been lying vacant for more than 6 months after the retirement of Justice Swatanter Kumar.

    Jul 7, 2018
  • Indian Navy Officer Abhilash Tomy to circumnavigate globe solo, non-stop

    Indian Naval officer Commander Abhilash Tomy has become the only Asian to participate in the prestigious Golden Globe Race (GGR), which commenced from Les Sables d’Olonne harbour in France on July 1.

    Jul 2, 2018
  • Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe defeats no-confidence motion in Parliament

    Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has comfortably defeated the majority vote against the no-confidence motion that was moved against him by the joint opposition. In the 225-member Parliament, 122 members voted against the motion, while 76 voted in favour.

    Apr 5, 2018
  • Katrina Kaif appointed ambassador of International NGO 'Educate Girls'

    Indian actress Katrina Kaif has been named as the new ambassador of the international award-winning non-profit organisation, Educate Girls. For over a decade now, the NGO has been partnering with the Indian government in bringing out-of-school girls back to school.

    Mar 20, 2018
  • Avani Chaturvedi creates history, becomes first Indian woman to fly fighter aircraft solo

    Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi of Indian Air Force (IAF) flew her first solo flight in a Russian made MiG-21 fighter.

    Feb 22, 2018
  • Nancy Pelosi made history of delivering longest eight hour speech in American Senate

    In her marathon speech Pelosi called on lawmakers to pass the DREAM Act. The previous record of longest speech dates back to 1909 when a Missouri representative, Champ Clark, spoke for 5 hours and 15 minutes.

    Feb 8, 2018
  • Anushka Sharma named PETA's Person of the Year 2017

    Popular Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma was honoured with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) 2017 Person of the Year Award. The actress was conferred the award for her wide-reaching work for animals, from helping to protect dogs from fireworks to advocating for horses who are forced to pull carriages in Mumbai.

    Jan 1, 2018