20 June 2014 Current Affairs

Noted Hindi Poet Kedar Nath Singh Chosen For Jnanpith Award 2013

Noted Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh was chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith award for 2013.  Singh is the 10th Hindi writer to receive the honour and joins the likes of Sumitra Nandan Pant, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar among others.  He will be the recipient of 49th Jnanpith award.  Singh, who has also written essays and stories, was born in Balia, UP, and Abhi bilkul abhi and Yahan se dekho are among his prominent works.

Rajeev Topno Appointed As Private Secretary To Prime Minister Narendra Modi

 Rajiv Topno, a Gujarat-cadre IAS officer of 1996 batch, has been appointed as Private secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Earlier, Topno had served at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) under Manmohan Singh too for almost five years. His five years of central deputation was to end this month but his term has been extended.


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