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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.

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Who is Aatish Taseer?

November 8, 2019 11:09:40 am

The move by the MHA came months after Aatish Taseer had written an article critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Time Magazine in May this year, calling him the "Divider-in-Chief". However, the MHA spokesperson denied any such link.

Girish Chandra Murmu, the first Lieutenant Governor of J&K

October 25, 2019 10:17:05 pm

Previously, Girish Chandra Murmu has also been a troubleshooter for the Gujarat government in cases ranging from 2002 riots to the alleged fake encounters in Gujarat.

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Who is Prateek Hajela?

October 18, 2019 1:08:44 pm

Prateek Hajela, a native of Madhya Pradesh, is a 1995-batch IAS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre with B.Tech in Electronics from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Abhijit Banerjee: MIT professor whose work on poverty alleviation won him a Nobel

October 14, 2019 5:27:20 pm

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, 58, was educated at the University of Calcutta, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D in 1988.

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Who is Abiy Ahmed Ali?

October 11, 2019 4:55:14 pm

Born in 1976 in the Jimma region of western Ethiopia, Abiy is a son of a Muslim father and Christian mother. While still a teenager, Abiy was reportedly a part of the resistance movement against the "Red Terror" regime of Ethiopia's Mengistu Haile Mariam.

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Meet Ridhima Pandey, the Indian girl who has petitioned UN against climate crisis

September 25, 2019 10:48:36 am

"I want a better future. I want to save my future. I want to save our future. I want to save the future of all the children and all people of future generations," says Ridhima Pandey

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Who was Ram Jethmalani?

September 8, 2019 1:25:22 pm

Jethmalani was expelled from BJP in May 2013 for six years for his remarks against then party chief Nitin Gadkari. In 2015, he hit headlines when he claimed gangster Dawood Ibrahim was willing to return to India in the 90s, but then Maharashtra CM Sharad Pawar did not respond to the offer.

Who is Jerry Linenger

September 7, 2019 2:15:43 pm

As Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft readies to touch down near the Moon's uncharted south pole, Linenger said “It's a fantastic mission, everybody should be so excited. And I'm going to be sitting on the edge of my seat. And it's a privilege for me to be here, lending some expertise to that live broadcast.”

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Who is Phillip Lee?

September 3, 2019 10:37:51 pm

Lee was opposed to Brexit ahead of the 2016 referendum. He resigned from the government in July 2018 as a response to the government's Brexit handling.

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Who is DK Shivakumar

September 4, 2019 8:06:13 pm

A minister in the Karnataka cabinet before the felling of the JDS-Congress coalition in the state, Shivakumar is referred to as Congress' 'troubleshooter' and the go-to person in times of crisis. 

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All you need to know about Gunjan Saxena, the first woman IAF officer to go to war

August 29, 2019 9:09:51 pm

Gunjan, the daughter of an Army officer, was summoned by the Indian Air Force when the conflict between India and Pakistan escalated. She was asked to fly in Srinagar and she agreed.

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Who is Sumit Nagal?

August 27, 2019 4:11:25 pm

Sumit Nagal has come a long way from his days of wandering on the sidelines of tournaments, hoping to get in. Born on August 16, 1997, Nagal won the 2015 Wimbledon boys' doubles title with his Vietnamese partner Lý Hoàng Nam, defeating pair of Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan in the final.

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Who was Babulal Gaur?

August 21, 2019 4:14:17 pm

Born on June 2, 1930, at Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, Gaur emerged as a powerful and popular leader in Madhya Pradesh initially as a trade union leader.

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Who is Sriram Venkitaraman?

August 4, 2019 12:17:46 pm

Who is Sriram Venkitaraman? Back in 2017, after the CPI(M) leadership in Idukki locked horns with the IAS officer over the latter’s drive against encroachment, Venkataraman was removed as the sub-collector.

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Who is Hamza bin Laden?

August 1, 2019 10:14:19 am

Hamza, who according to the US is around 30, is believed to have been born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where the family of the slain al Qaeda leader has lived for generations.

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Who was VG Siddhartha?

July 31, 2019 2:02:27 pm

Siddhartha became the first entrepreneur in Karnataka to set up a café in 1996 — CCD, which has now become India's largest and premier retail chain of cafes with 1,423 cafes in 209 cities/towns.

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Jaipal Reddy: The Congress leader behind creation of Telangana

July 28, 2019 9:57:27 pm

Reddy is widely remembered for his contribution towards making Telangana a separate state. Leaders in Congress recall how he played a crucial role in convincing the UPA-II government and the AICC President Sonia Gandhi to grant separate statehood to Telangana.

Who is Priti Patel?

July 25, 2019 11:05:37 am

Everything you need to know about the Indian-origin MP who has been appointed as Britain's first Indian-origin home secretary.

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Harish Salve: The lawyer who represented India in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

July 17, 2019 9:05:03 pm

Before he became a lawyer, Salve practised chartered accountancy in taxation. He began his legal career as an intern in 1980 at JB Dadachandji & Co.

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Who is Biswa Bhushan Harichandran?

July 17, 2019 11:55:42 am

Harichandran began his political career as a member of Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1971. Following that, he became its National Executive Member and held the post of State General Secretary until the formation of Janata Party in 1977.

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Who is Anysuya Uikey?

July 17, 2019 11:45:32 am

Anysuya Uikey was elected to the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha between 1985 and 1990, after which she served as a member of Rajya Sabha for one term from 2006 till her retirement in 2012. 

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Who is Anshula Kant, new CFO of World Bank?

July 12, 2019 11:45:28 pm

As CFO of the SBI, Anshula Kant managed $38 billion of revenues and total assets of $500 billion. Stewarding the organization, she greatly improved the capital base and focused on the long-term sustainability of SBI within her mandate.