Dr V Krishnamurthy, former chairman of public sector undertakings such as Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Steel Authority of India (SAIL) and Maruti Udyog (now Maruti Suzuki), passed away. He was conferred Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan for his services.
Dhanalakshmi ran a creditable sub-23 second, clocking 22.89s to better her earlier personal best of 23.14s she had come up last year. Dhanalakshmi is only the third Indian woman to run sub-23s after national record holder Saraswati Saha (22.82s) and Hima Das (22.88s). To read more, click here.
Navjeet Dhillon, who is looking to seal her place in the Indian team for Commonwealth Games, won the women’s discus throw with a 56.24m effort. To read more, click here.
Indian tennis great Vijay Amritraj has been named the 2021 recipient of the Golden Achievement Award by the International Tennis Hall of Fame and International Tennis Federation. To read more, click here.
The winner of the longest-running Indian beauty pageant outside of India, Miss India Worldwide 2022, was announced as British biomedical student Khushi Patel. Shrutika Mane was named the second runner up, and Vaidehi Dongre from the US was named the first runner up.
Former Karnataka chief minister S M Krishna, Infosys founder and IT industry veteran N R Narayana Murthy, and former badminton player Prakash Padukone, have been selected for the ‘Kempegowda International Award’, which has been instituted beginning this year.
IRS officer Nitin Gupta has been appointed as the new Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chairman. To read more, click here.
Points to remember:
Central Board of Direct Taxes Founded: 1963;
Central Board of Direct Taxes Headquarters: New Delhi;
Central Board of Direct Taxes Chairman: Nitin Gupta;
Central Board of Direct Taxes Minister responsible: Ministry of Finance
The International Weightlifting Federation has elected Mohammed Jalood as its new president, with its financial results demonstrating the importance of Olympic revenues to the under-fire world governing body as it fights for its place on the Olympic Games programme.
The chief govt of India Resurgence Asset Reconstruction Firm (IRARC), Avinash Kulkarni, has been chosen to head the India Debt Decision Firm (IDRCL). To read more, click here.
Tata Power Solar Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has accomplished a remarkable feat by commissioning India’s largest floating solar power project in Kayamkulam, Kerala. To read more, click here.
Points to remember:
Tata Power Solar Systems Headquarters: Mumbai
Tata Power Solar Systems Founded: 1989
Kerala Government will roll out MEDISEP scheme- the medical insurance scheme for State Government employees, pensioners and their eligible family members from 1st July, 2022. To read more, click here.
The Commonwealth has admitted Gabon and Togo as its 55th and 56th members respectively. Both countries are former French colonies. To read more, click here.
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