Suman Rao crowned Miss India World 2019 [16 Jun 2019]
Suman Rao, a CA student from Rajasthan, emerged the winner of Miss India World 2019. The ceremony was held at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium on June 15.
Akshaya Patra wins BBC award [15 Jun 2019]
Akshaya Patra, a non-profit organisation running one of the world’s largest school meals project in India, has been awarded the BBC World Service Global Champion Award for the programme. The award, presented at the BBC Food and Farming Awards in Bristol this week, recognises a person or project that is changing the way the world produces, processes, consumes or thinks about food for the better. The Bengaluru-based NGO was selected by an international panel of judges from nominations sent in by the World Service audience around the world.
Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith Award [13 Jun 2019]
Author Amitav Ghosh was felicitated with the 54th Jnanpith Award for his “outstanding contribution to the enrichment of Indian Literature in English”. Former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who was the chief guest at the event, presented the award to the author. Mr. Ghosh is the first English language writer to become a Jnanpith laureate.
New agency to develop space warfare weapon systems [12 Jun 2019]
The Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cleared the setting up of the Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO) which has been entrusted with the task of creating space warfare weapon systems and technologies.
Rafael Nadal racks up 12th French Open crown [10 Jun 2019]
Rafael Nadal won his 12th French Open crown, leaving Dominic Thiem crushed and a packed Parisian stadium shaking their heads in wonder. Nadal, who becomes the first player to win the same Grand Slam title 12 times, going past Margaret Court's 11 Australian Opens, now sits two major titles behind his great foe and men’s Grand Slam title record holder, Roger Federer.
Government of India, Government of Tamil Nadu and World Bank sign $287 million loan agreement [04 Jun 2019]
The Government of India, Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN) and the World Bank today signed a $287 million loan agreement for the Tamil Nadu Health System Reform Programme. The programme aims to improve the quality of health care, reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and fill equity gaps in reproductive and child health services in Tamil Nadu.
Mohana Singh becomes first woman fighter pilot to fly Hawk jet [02 Jun 2019]
Flight Lieutenant Mohana Singh has become the first woman fighter pilot to fly by day a Hawk advanced jet aircraft. She achieved the feat at the Kalaikunda Air Force Station in West Bengal.
Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 to secure sixth European crown [02 Jun 2019]
Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League Final at Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain. Jurgen Klopp wins his first Champions League title as a manager.
Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC Chief of the Naval staff [31 May 2019]
Admiral Karambir Singh assumed command of the Indian Navy today (31 May 19) as the 24th Chief of the Naval Staff. Admiral Karambir Singh is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. Commissioned into the Indian Navy in July 1980, he earned his wings as a helicopter pilot in 1981 and has flown extensively on the Chetak (Alouette) and Kamov helicopters. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington; College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai and has served as Directing Staff in both these institutions.
Y S Jagan takes oath as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh [30 May 2019]
Y S Jaganmohan Reddy became the second Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh since its bifurcation after he was administered the oath of office by Governor E S L Narasimhan at a ceremony in Vijayawada’s IGMC Stadium.