Cabinet approves Constitution of 22nd Law Commission of India for a term of three years [19 Feb 2020]
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved Twenty-second Law Commission of India for a period of three years from the date of publication of the Order of Constitution in the Official Gazette.
The Law Commission of India is a non-statutory body constituted by the Government of India from time to time. The Commission was originally constituted in 1955 and is re-constituted every three years. The tenure of twenty-first Law Commission of India was upto 31st August, 2018. The various Law Commission have been able to make important contribution towards the progressive development and codification of Law of the country. The Law Commission has so far submitted 277 reports.
New Central Vigilance Commissioner [19 Feb 2020]
Sanjay Kothari, the Secretary to the President, has been selected as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner by a high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw wins EY Entrepreneur of the year award [19 Feb 2020]
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, chairperson and managing director of Bengaluru based biopharmaceutical company Biocon, won EY Entrepreneur of the year award for innovation and has enabled affordable, life-saving medicines. Shaw, will now represent India at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award (WEOY) in Monte Carlo in June where winners from across the world would join her.
New Chief Information Commissioner [19 Feb 2020]
Former Information and Broadcasting Secretary Bimal Julka, currently serving as an Information Commissioner, has been appointed as the new Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission.
Bangladesh beat India in final to win first title [09 Feb 2020]
Bangladesh won the U19 World Cup for the first time after humbling heavy favourites India in the final in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Waheeda Rehman conferred with Kishore Kumar Award [04 Feb 2020]
Veteran actor Waheeda Rehman was on conferred with Madhya Pradesh government's prestigious Kishore Kumar Award for 2018.
Novak Djokovic won Australian Open Men’s Singles title 2020 [02 Feb 2020]
Novak Djokovic beat Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in an epic final match of Australian Open Tennis to win his 8th Australian Open Men’s Singles title and his 17th Grand Slam at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.
Indian-origin Arvind Krishna elected new CEO of IBM [31 Jan 2020]
Indian-origin technology executive Arvind Krishna has been elected Chief Executive Officer of American IT giant International Business Machines(IBM). The IBM Board of Directors elected Krishna as company CEO and member of the Board of Directors effective April 6. Krishna is currently IBM Senior Vice President for Cloud and Cognitive Software. Krishna, 57, had joined IBM in 1990 and has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Rani Rampal first-ever hockey player to win ‘World Games Athlete of the Year’ award [30 Jan 2020]
Indian women’s team captain Rani Rampal became the first-ever hockey player to win the prestigious ‘World Games Athlete of the Year’ award. The World Games announced the winner after 20 days of polling by sports fans world-wide. Rani, who has been a member of the national team since she was a 15-years-old, currently has more than 240 caps for India. The International Hockey Federation also congratulated Rani on being named for the award.
Brazil president is Chief Guest at Republic Day [18 Jan 2020]
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is visiting India as Chief Guest at the 71st Republic Day celebrations on January 26 this year, the third by a head of state from that country.