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Meet Miss India 2019 winner: Suman Rao

16 hrs ago
Suman Rao has been crowned Femina Miss India World 2019. Who is Suman Rao? Know all about our 56th Miss India here.

Amitabh Bachchan’s Twitter account hacked, showing pro Pakistani messages

Jun 11, 2019
Hackers modified profile picture and bio of Big B’s Twitter account. Modified bio was - "Actor ... well at least some are STILL saying so !! Love Pakistan".

Veteran actress Anju Ghosh joins BJP, who is she? Why were questions raised over her nationality?

Jun 6, 2019
Anju Ghosh is popularly known for her work in the Indian as well as the Bangladesh film industry from 1984 to 2000.

PM Modi pays tribute to Veer Savarkar on his Jayanti

May 28, 2019
Veer Savarkar was a fierce critic of the Indian National Congress and its acceptance of India's partition.

Former SC Justice MB Lokur appointed to Supreme Court of Fiji; Government extends ban on LTTE- Current Affairs

May 14, 2019
Justice Lokur was invited by the Chief Justice of Fiji to be part of the Fiji Supreme Court a day after he retired from the Supreme Court of India.

India’s Jagjit Pavadia wins re-election in INCB; Iran quits key commitments under nuclear deal – Current Affairs

May 8, 2019
Pavadia has been a member of the narcotics control board since 2015 and her current term was set to come to an end in 2020.

Former ISRO Chairman awarded France's highest civilian honour; ISRO to launch 'RISAT 2BR1' – Current Affairs

May 3, 2019
The award recognises A S Kiran Kumar's invaluable contribution to the development of India-France space cooperation.

LSE announces Amartya Sen Chair; Santosh Trophy 2019 – Current Affairs

Apr 23, 2019
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has announced the creation of the Amartya Sen Chair in Inequality Studies.

Gagandeep Kang becomes first Indian female FRS; Christina Koch set to record for longest spaceflight - Current Affairs

Apr 19, 2019
Gagandeep Kang is the first Indian woman scientist getting selected as Fellow of Royal Society (FRS) in 358 years of history of this prestigious scientific academy.

Current Affairs 6 April 2019 Digest 2: Praful Patel becomes first Indian in FIFA Council; Indian Navy signs MoU with CSIR

Apr 6, 2019
All India Football Federation President Praful Patel has become the first Indian to be elected as a member of the FIFA Executive Council.

Current Affairs 6 April 2019 Digest 1: David Malpass named World Bank President; Vikram Kirloskar takes charge as CII President

Apr 6, 2019
David Malpass, senior Treasury official in the Trump administration has been unanimously chosen as the new President of the World Bank.

Mohammad Shtayyeh named as new Palestinian Prime Minister

Mar 11, 2019
Mohammad Shtayyeh has been named as the new Prime Minister of Palestine by the President of Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas. Shtayyeh, a long time ally of the Abbas, is the member of the central committee of the President’s Fatah party.

Padma Lakshmi appointed as UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

Mar 8, 2019
Indian-American television personality and food expert Padma Lakshmi has been appointed by the United Nations Development Programme as its new Goodwill Ambassador, in support of its fight against inequality and discrimination around the world.

UK government approves Vijay Mallya's extradition order

Feb 5, 2019
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.

India’s Satyarup becomes world’s youngest mountaineer to climb 7 peaks, 7 volcano summits

Jan 17, 2019
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.

Sonam Kapoor named PETA India's Person of the Year for 2018

Dec 18, 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.

K Chandrasekhar Rao sworn in as Telangana CM

Dec 13, 2018
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.

Zoramthanga to be sworn in as Mizoram CM

Dec 13, 2018
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.

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s Presidential election

Oct 29, 2018
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).

Government dismisses Allahabad Bank CEO Usha Ananthasubramanian from service

Aug 14, 2018
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.
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