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International Film Awardee Suchutra Sen Passed Away

Indian actress Suchutra Sen passed away on 17 January, 2014 in kolkata. She was acted in several Bengali and six Hindi films. Suchitra Sen made her debut in films with “Shesh Kothaay” in 1952, but it never released. She acted

Ashraf Jehan : Pak’s Sharia Court Gets First Female Judge

Ashraf jehan has been appointed as the first female judge in Pakistani’s sharia court. 56-year-old-female judge took oath on the 30 December, 2013. She is becoming first female judge to be appointed in the court’s 33- year history. Before the

Raghuram Rajan Appointed Next RBI Governor

On 6th August, 2013, Raghuram Govind Rajan was appointed as the next (23rd) Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years. He will take over from Dr. D Subbarao, whose five year term completes on September 4,

Dadsaheb Phalke Awardee and Legendary Actor Pran Passed Away

Veteran Bollywood actor Pran Krishan Sikand popularly known as Pran, who made a mark for himself portraying strong negative and supporting roles, passed away at the age of 93 on 12th July, 2013 due to multi-organ failure after prolonged illness.

P Sathasivam to be new Chief Justice of India

  P. Sathasivam is a seniormost judge of the Supreme Court of India. On 30 June 2013 President Pranab Mukherjee designated Justice P Sathasivam as the new Chief Justice of India to succeed Justice Altamas Kabir on July 19. Sathasivam,

Rami Hamdallah Appointed as the New Prime Minister of Palestine

On 2 June 2013, the President of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas has appointed Rami Hamdallah as his new prime minister. 54 year old Hamdallah will replace Salaam Fayyad who resigned in April, 2013 after clashes with Abbas over the limits of

Avinash Chander is new DRDO Chief

On 1st June 2013, ministry of Defence, Government of India has appointed Avinash Chander as the new chief of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Apart from the posts of Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister and Director-General of

Yuichiro Miura becomes oldest person to climb Mt. Everest

On 23rd May, 2013 an 80-year-old Japanese man named Yuichiro Miura became the oldest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest. Nepalese mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha, at the Everest base camp, confirmed that Mr Miura had reached the

Shashi Kant Sharma: New Comptroller & Auditor General of India

On 21st May 2013 the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee appointed Shashi Kant Sharma as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in terms of Article 148 (1) of the Constitution of India. The 62-year-old Sharma administered the oath of

Nirbhay Sharma Appointed Governor of Arunachal Pradesh

On 16th May, 2013 Lt Gen (retd) Nirbhay Sharma was appointed as the next governor of Arunachal Pradesh. He was appointed by the President Pranab Mukherjee and will take place of Gen (retd) Joginder Jaswant Singh, whose tenure ended in