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Pierre Cardin, the iconic French fashion designer passes away at 98

Pierre Cardin, the iconic French fashion designer passes away at 98 Pierre Cardin, a renowned fashion designer, who was celebrated for his avant-garde styles in the 1960s and 70s passed away on December 29, 2020, at the age of 98. He was born in Venice, Italy on July 7, 1922, but was raised in Central France. Pierre Cardin had established his own company and designed costumes and masks for the theatre before he launched a line of women’s clothing in a department store which was then

Minister Harsh Vardhan nominated to GAVI Board

Minister Harsh Vardhan nominated to GAVI Board The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan was recently nominated by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation, GAVI as a member of GAVI board. The term of the minister as a member in the GAVI board will be between 2021 and 2023.  Dr Harsh Vardhan was elected as the chair of the World Health Organization. GAVI Board The GAVI Board is responsible for policy making, providing strategic directions

Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala of Nigeria becomes first female chief of WTO

Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala of Nigeria becomes the first female chief of the WTO The former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala has become the next Chief of the World Trade Organisation. She will hold the position from March 1, 2021, to August 31, 2025. Okonjo- Iweala has become the first woman and African to hold the position at WTO. About Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala: The 66 years old Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala is trained as a development economist. In her home country Nigeria

Preeti Sinha- To lead United Nations Capital Development Fund

Preeti Sinha- To lead United Nations Capital Development, Fund The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has appointed Preeti Sinha as its Executive Secretary. She is an Indian-origin investment and development banker. Highlights The executive secretary will work with her focus on providing micro-finance assistance to women, youth, and small and medium-sized enterprises belonging to the underserved communities. The Executive Secretary is the highest leadership rank i

Indian activist gets U.S’ International Anti-corruption Champions Award

Indian activist gets U.S’ International Anti-corruption Champions Award About Anjali Bhardwaj She is a 48-year-old activist who is also the founder of ‘Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS)’. SNS is a citizens’ group that promotes transparency and accountability in government and also encourages the active participation of citizens. She has also served as an active member in the “Right to Information Movement” in India. She is a convener of the National

Joe Biden inaugurated as 46th US President, Kamala Harris sworn-in as first female US Vice President

Joe Biden inaugurated as the 46th US President, and Kamala Harris sworn in as first female US Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States in the 59th inauguration ceremony at the West Front of the US Capitol on January 20, 2021. He is the oldest US President to take the oath, as he turned 78 years old in November 2020.  Kamala Harris also created history by becoming the first female, African-American and Asian-American to b

Flight Lieutanant Bhawana Kanth

Flight Lieutanant Bhawana Kanth Bhawana Kanth is to become the first woman fighter pilot to take part in the Republic Day parade. She was one of the first women fighter Pilots inducted into the Indian Air Force in 2016. The other fighter pilots inducted into the Indian Air Force were Avani Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh. Bhawana Kanth In 2019, Bhawana Kanth became the first female fighter pilot of India to qualify to undertake combat missions. She received the Na


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