She is the owner and CEO of SVC Inc, a health policy consulting firm and has worked as an adviser to several US States including Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.
President-elect Donald Trump named Nikki Haley as the US Ambassador to the United Nations and Betsy DeVos as education secretary of the country.
The 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is scheduled to be held from 7 January to 9 January 2017 at Bengaluru in Karnataka. The Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held on 7 January 2017.
This is the third no- confidence vote that Zuma has survived in less than a year and fifth since 2012. Zuma’s career in politics has not been a smooth one with corruption and other allegations being thrown at him every now and then. Latest to join the list is an allegation of a possible criminal activity or misconduct.
Anil Bokil, who put his take on financial reforms, is the founder of Arthkranti Pratishtan that has been promoting the theory of ArthaKranti- revolution in economics.
Though for the world Trump’s win came as a shocker, ‘The Simpsons’ predicted it years back. One of the show’s episodes titled ‘Bart to the Future’, which was aired in 2000, showed a fictionalized Trump in a disastrous presidency that ultimately left the entire nation bankrupt.
The position was lying vacant since Aamir Khan’s ouster as the campaign’s brand ambassador in January 2016 for his remarks on Indian intolerance. Names of Bollywood superstars, Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra were doing rounds as likely contenders of the role.
Bindeshwar Pathak is an Indian sociologist and the founder of Sulabh International. His work is considered pioneering in social reform, especially in the field of sanitation and hygiene.
Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary is celebrated as National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas). The theme for the 2016 Rashtriya Ekta Diwas was Integration of India.
Earlier, he won the Mr Universe Under-24 junior contest in Germany and the Mr Universe title in the same category at the world championship in Athens in 2014.
Arjun is also the third youngest Indian to scale the Mount Everest. He scaled the highest mountain of the world in 2010 at the age of 16 years, 11 months and 18 days.
This move of the government came at the time when the country’s largest bank is set to merge its associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank with itself.
The Crown Prince will be the first leader from Gulf to be the Chief Guest of the Republic Day parade since 2006. In 2006, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was the chief guest on Republic Day.
Born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat, Gandhi preached the principles of tolerance and non-violence.
The revolutionary socialist freedom fighter, Bhagat Singh, was born in Banga village of Faisalabad district previously called Lyallpur in the Punjab province (now in Pakistan) in 1907.
With this, Rahman will become the second Indian artist after Subbulakshmi to perform at the UN. She was invited by the then UN Secretary General U Thant to perform at the UN headquarters in 1966.
Sharmila went on a hunger-strike at the age of 28 with a primary demand of repealing the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) of 1958 from Manipur.
52-year-old Nita is the only current active individual member of the IOC from India and she will serve at the high-profile world body until she attains the age of 70.
42-year-old, Aikins, completed the stunt without mishap, landing almost in the middle of the 100ft by 100ft (30.5-by-30.5-meter) net.
WADA report said Nagornykh was told about every positive drug test across all sports from 2011 onwards, and he decided "who would benefit from a cover-up and who would not be protected.
His oath of office and secrecy was administered by the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Ajit Singh. He is the 18th Governor to be sworn in as Governor of this Himalayan State.
With this, she joins first Aboriginal MP Ken Wyatt of the conservative Liberal Party who was elected in 2010 and Olympian Nova Peris was the first indigenous woman in the Australian Senate of the Parliament.
Sooka will serve together with Kenneth Scott from the US and Godfrey Musila of Kenya on the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan.
Raggi, who will turn 38 in July 2016, is also the youngest mayor in Rome's history as well as the the first candidate from that M5S party to be elected to Rome's mayoralty.
He is the 51st chairman of the ICC and the third Indian business leader to be elected as the chief of the ICC in its near 100-year history.
The court issued proclamation under Section 82 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) against Vijay Mallya.
He succeeded Justice Laxmi Kanta Mohapatra who relinquished the office on 9 June 2016.
She was nominated for her role as FBI trainee Alex Parrish in American TV series, Quantico.
As the ambassador, the actress would interact with school and college students from across the country through awareness sessions, community cleaning activities and motivational videos.
Once elected, she will continue to be IOC member until she attains the age of 70.