With this appointment, Davinder Singh, a citizen of Singapore, became one of three vice-chairs of the commission. Other two vice-chairs are François Vincke of Belgium and Iohann Le Frapper of France.
She was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
He was appointed to provide strategic leadership to address the challenge of fragility, conflict and violence, working across the Bank Group and in close collaboration with partners.
She set out on the Antarctic expedition on 5 January 2016, accompanied by a 10-member team of mountaineers from various countries.
The announcement was made a week after the president was sworn in as the country's first new leader in almost three decades following his election in November 2015.
Arunima started her mission on the morning of 12 December 2015 and hoisted the Indian tricolour on 25 December 2015.
Pradhan will help ensure that OGP continues to succeed in its mission to promote government transparency, accountability and responsiveness to citizens.
Hollande will be the fifth French leader to be a chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations.
He founded the Jal Bhagirathi Foundation in partnership with eminent water conservationaist Rajendra Singh.
Kalyani (54) is known for her extensive and wide ranging experience in heavy-weight criminal defence work. She has spent 32years defending serious and high profile cases.
The Man Who Knew Infinity, a British film on Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan’s life, will open the 46th edition and Spain will be the focus country of the IFFI 2015.
Basu was appointed as the chairman of AEC on 10 October 2015. He succeeds Ratan Kumar Sinha who headed the AEC for nearly 3.5 years.
Vice President Ahmed Adeeb was arrested on suspicion of links to a blast on the Presidential boat that occurred on 28 September 2015.
Newly named Mt. Kalam is located near Bara Shigri Glacier, largest glacier located in Himachal Pradesh. Bara-Sigri glacier is the second longest glacier in Himalaya after Gangotri.
BCA elections were held in accordance to a direction of the Apex Court, which had appointed former Patna High Court judge Dharampal Sinha as electoral officer-cum-observer for the polls.
The formation of group was announced by the UN Secretary General on 8 August 2014 to formulate recommendations on sustainable transport actionable at global, national, local, and sector levels.
Sivakumar’s elevation was in recognition of his dedication and diligence in self-reliance effort for defence combat vehicle systems including Arjun MBT tanks.
He was born in Bonn in 1965 to an Indian Diplomat and German mother.
The election of Corbyn assumes significance to the UK politics in specific and the EU in general as he is long known for his radical left-wing leanings.
Jagdeep Grewal, a graduate from Punjab University, became the first female postmaster of Sacramento in 166 years.
She passed the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria on 9 September 2015 who ruled for 63 years between 1837 and 1901.
While R Sampanthan is the second tamilian to hold the position, A Amirthallingam was the leader of the opposition between 1977 and 1983.
He was declared as a global terrorist for being involved in planning and carrying out attacks against Afghan government targets.
Ashoka, born to the Mauryan emperor Bindusara and a relatively lower ranked wife of his, Dharma, was the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya, founder of Mauryan dynasty.
Singh, who is currently serving as Special Director in Centre Region of Enforcement Directorate, will replace Rajan S Katoch. Kotoch was given three extensions as ED Director.
He replaced Kalyan Singh, who was given the additional charge of Himachal Pradesh Governor on 28 January 2015 after Urmila Singh completed her term as Governor in the state on 25 January 2015.
Dr. Kalam expired on 27 July 2015 at Shillong and was laid to rest at Peikarumbu in Rameswaram on 30 July 2015.
To promote eco tourism, especially tiger tourism in Maharashtra, Mungantiwar requested Bachchan to represent the state as its tiger ambassador.
The initiative that had a soft launch on World Blood Donor Day on 14 June 2015 and was formally launched on 21 June 2015 on International Yoga Day.
World renowned artist Weiwei is mostly remembered for his famous British installations Sunflower Seeds at Tate Modern in 2010.