10 January 2015 Current Affairs

Sindhushree Khullar Appointed As First CEO of NITI Aayog

Sindhushree Khullar has been appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, the new avatar of the Planning Commission. She will serve the position for one year. Sindhushree Khullar is 1975-batch officer of the Indian Administrative Service’s (IAS) Union Territories cadre. She became the Member-Secretary of Planning Commission in April 2012 by replacing Sudha Pillai. In March 2013, she was appointed as Secretary of the Planning Commission on contract basis for two years.

ISRO Scientist Chosen For Vikram Sarabhai Award

Distinguished scientist M.Y.S.Prasad, who is director of the India space agency’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre, has been awarded the Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award for 2014-15, the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) announced on 10 January. Dr. Prasad is selected for his outstanding contribution to R&D in the field of space science in his long and chequered career at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Prior to Dr. Prasad, those who received this award were former ISRO chairmen Dr. Satish Dhawan, Dr. K. Kasturi Rangan, Dr. G. Madhavan Nair and Dr. K. Radhakrishnan. The ISCA, which is a premier scientific organization of the country established in 1914 in Kolkata, has been giving this award in alternate years.

PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates Vibrant Gujarat Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar. Inaugural ceremony was attended by United Nations General Secretary and US State Secretary John Kerry.Apart from them, several ministers from Europe, Japan, Australia and Canada and over 50 CEOs of top Indian as well as international companies attended it. Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Ben Patel earlier had welcomed all head of states dignitaries, diplomats and deligates to the summit. This edition will be 3 day event, starting from 11 January and conclude on 13 January 2015.


Leave a Reply

Free E-mail Job Alerts
Enter your email address:
Don't Forget To "Activate" Subscription Link Sent to Your Email