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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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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‘One of world’s best editors’: Alfred A Knopf’s Sonny Mehta passes away

December 31, 2019 2:04:12 pm

The prolific editor was honoured with varied awards including, Lifetime Achievement Awards for publishing in India, the UK and the United States, and was named 2015 Person of the Year by Publishers Weekly.

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Who is Cyrus Mistry?

December 18, 2019 4:44:06 pm

Cyrus Mistry was the sixth chairman of Tata Sons and had taken over in 2012 after Ratan Tata. Mistry was ousted as Tata Sons chairman on October 24, 2016, and was also removed subsequently as a director on the board of the holding company on February 6, 2017.

Who is Ali Milani?

Who is Ali Milani?

December 9, 2019 1:53:54 pm

Raised by a single mother, Ali Milani studied politics at Brunel University, where he was also the student union president as well as Vice-President of National Union of Students.

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V C Sajjanar: The mild-mannered officer behind Hyderabad ‘encounter’

December 6, 2019 6:53:39 pm

On Friday, V C Sajjanar, a soft-spoken and mild-mannered officer, once again came to the limelight after the four accused in the rape and murder of the veterinary doctor were shot dead.

Once with Shiv Sena and Congress, BJP’s Kalidas Kolmabkar now made protem Speaker

November 26, 2019 10:09:42 pm

An eight-time MLA from Wadala constituency, Kalidas Kolambkar joined BJP after quitting Congress just before Maharashtra's Assembly elections in October.

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Who is Uddhav Thackeray?

November 22, 2019 11:48:18 pm

Uddhav took over the reins of Shiv Sena as its president after his father's death in 2012.

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Who is Swami Nithyananda?

November 22, 2019 12:33:38 pm

According to a video available on his website, Nithyananda attained 'enlightenment' at the age of 12. The video introduces him as a spiritual leader of Hinduism and claims that he runs centres in 47 countries.

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Who is Bhagat Singh Koshyari?

November 12, 2019 5:54:31 pm

Associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Koshyari has been active in politics since his student days and also took part in the struggle against the Emergency.