9 May 2014 Current Affairs

Two Indian-American Women Named Champions of Change

Two Indian American women have been named as Champions of Change within the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community for their efforts to promote President Barack Obama’s controversial Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) legislation. Manjusha P. Kulkarni, director of South Asian Network (SAN) and Ranjana Paintal, programme manager for the Asian Health Coalition, were named among the 11 healthcare-related professionals announced by the White House.

Ramdin Named West Indies Test Captain

Denesh Ramdin has been named as the new captain of the West Indies Test team. The 29-year-old wicketkeeper replaces all-rounder Darren Sammy, who will remain as Twenty20 skipper. Sammy was appointed Test captain in 2010 and led the side to series victories over Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and New Zealand during his spell in charge.


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