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Who is Vivek Murthy, the Indian-origin doctor appointed as Surgeon General by Joe Biden

December 9, 2020 3:56:19 pm

As surgeon general, Murthy will have a task at hand given the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the US and will be one of Biden’s closest advisers on the matter besides handling the government's public outreach.

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Who is Jonas Masetti ‘Vishvanath’, the Brazilian man praised by PM Modi in ‘Mann Ki Baat’?

December 1, 2020 7:20:01 am

In the latest episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, PM Modi outlined Masetti’s life and what drew him to Indian culture and the study of India’s sacred texts.

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August 27, 2020 10:18:06 pm

The shooting in broad daylight captured on cellphone video that quickly spread on social media, ignited nights of civil unrest over racial injustice in several cities that included a wave of arson, widespread vandalism and a separate shooting that claimed two lives in Kenosha. A 17-year-old has been arrested.

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‘Dom Raja’ of Varanasi, who proposed Modi’s name in LS polls, passes away; PM expresses grief

August 25, 2020 6:55:50 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed deep sorrow over the death of Varanasi's 'Dom Raja' Jagdish Chaudhary and said he represented the eternal traditions of the holy city.

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Watched ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’? Here’s the story of the woman it is based on

August 27, 2020 7:43:52 pm

The daughter of an Army officer, Gunjan was summoned by the IAF when the conflict between India and Pakistan escalated in 1999.

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Who is Geeta Arora aka Sonu Punjaban?

July 23, 2020 9:31:44 pm

While sentencing her to a 24-year-prison term, the court observed that Sonu Punjaban "has no right to live in a civilised society" and "crossed all limits to be called a woman".

Who is Govind Singh Dotasara?

July 14, 2020 9:59:12 pm

After joining the Congress party in 2005 while working as a lawyer, Dotasara won his first assembly elections in 2008 from the Lakshmangarh constituency. Ever since then, he has held the seat for three consecutive times.

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Who is Swapna Suresh?

July 11, 2020 8:03:41 am

Suresh’s alleged role in the gold smuggling racket and her connections to former principal secretary M Sivasankar, under whom she worked as a contract staff with the state government’s flagship Space Park project, has snowballed into a major controversy in Kerala. 

Gopal Krishna Gokhale: The liberal nationalist regarded by Gandhi as his political guru

May 11, 2020 9:34:06 pm

At Bombay, Gokhale opposed the British government’s onerous land revenue policies, advocated free and compulsory primary education, and asked for the creation of equal opportunities to fight against untouchability.

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Who is Kanika Kapoor

March 20, 2020 6:53:54 pm

The Mumbai-based 41-year-old singer tested positive for novel coronavirus after her return from London. Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje confirmed that she and her MP son Dushyant Singh are in self-quarantine after they attended a dinner where the singer was also present.

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Jyotiraditya Scindia: The Gwalior royal at the centre of turmoil in Madhya Pradesh

March 10, 2020 5:23:32 pm

Sources said Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the Congress over tussle for two Rajya Sabha seats in the state, and the post of the state Congress chief, which is currently held by Nath. He is expected to join the BJP later on Tuesday. 

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Who is Rana Kapoor?

March 8, 2020 5:24:44 pm

Former Yes Bank MD and CEO Rana Kapoor was arrested under money laundering charges in Mumbai late on Saturday.

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Who is S N Shrivastava, the new Delhi Police Commissioner?

February 28, 2020 5:53:21 pm

Shrivastava is a 1985-batch AGMUT cadre officer who was repatriated to the Delhi Police from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Who was RK Pachauri?

February 13, 2020 11:15:28 pm

Pachauri was chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change when it shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007. His legacy as a leading voice in environmentalism was marred by a sexual harassment charge leveled by a junior colleague in 2015.

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Who is K Parasaran?

February 6, 2020 12:52:19 pm

Senior Supreme Court lawyer and former Attorney General of India K Parasaran successfully fought the Ayodhya land dispute case for the Hindu parties and has been named as a trustee in the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust.

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Who is Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay candidate to run for US President

February 6, 2020 10:54:12 am

Pete Buttigieg, was born in South Bend, Indiana, a city of just 100,000 people. Buttigieg served as mayor of the city for two terms.

Daniel Arap Moi, the longest serving president of Kenya, is dead

February 4, 2020 12:14:19 pm

Arap Moi introduced a constitutional amendment 1982 where he essentially made the country a single-party state.

Who is Iraq’s new Prime Minister?

February 3, 2020 7:37:18 pm

Immediately after his appointment, Prime Minister Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi expressed support for the anti-government protests.

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Who is the gunman behind Jamia shooting?

January 30, 2020 6:07:30 pm

Hours before the incident the assailant shared multiple posts on the platform in which he boasted he was the "only true Hindu" at the protest site

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Who is Kunal Kamra, the stand-up comedian banned on IndiGo, Air India, GoAir and SpiceJet

January 30, 2020 11:08:07 am

After IndiGo suspended Kunal Kamra from flying on account of "unacceptable behaviour", Kunal Kamra responded saying he had "politely asked" Arnab Goswami for a conversation and later gave the news anchor "a monologue about what I felt about his journalism".

Who is Zarah Sultana, a first-time UK MP with a Kashmiri connection

January 23, 2020 3:12:35 pm

Zarah Sultana has made headlines for her fiery speeches against rising rents, "colossal" student debts, and diminishing opportunities for her generation.

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Who was Field Marshal KM Cariappa?

January 20, 2020 11:21:06 am

On January 15, 1949, Cariappa became the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. He held the five-star rank of field marshal, the highest honour in the Indian Army, which Sam Manekshaw is the only other officer to have held.

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Who was Karim Lala?

January 16, 2020 2:23:03 pm

Karim Lala, born as Abdul Karim Sher Khan in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, was a notorious underworld don who operated liquor dens, gambling and extortion rackets from the sixties to the early eighties.

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Who is DSP Davinder Singh?

January 13, 2020 12:54:49 pm

Davinder Singh was posted with the Jammu and Kashmir Police's anti-hijacking unit at Srinagar airport and was awarded the President’s medal for gallantry last year.

General Bipin Rawat: An outspoken Army chief who became India’s first CDS

January 1, 2020 4:09:08 pm

General Bipin Rawat's tenure as Army chief was marked with a series of politically loaded remarks -- the latest was on the ongoing protests against the new citizenship law.

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