Sir Mohinder Dhillon ‘Good Bye-Greatest Photo Journalist’ of Africa

By: Vivek Shukla That the passing away of Sir Mohinder Dhillon did not get any mention in Indian media speaks volumes about it’s sheer apathy for Indian diaspora outside America or Europe. Unquestionably,one of the most prolific and highly regarded photojournalists of his generation, he had first name terms with many of Africa’s ‘big men’, […]

India suspends all tourist visas and e-visas for travellers due to Corona virus

As the World Health Organization declares Coronavirus a pandemic, the Indian government has announced that all visas, barring a select few categories, will be suspended for a month in order to halt the spread of Covid-19. “All existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN/international organisations, employment, project visas, stand suspended till 15th April 2020,” the statement […]

Yusuff Ali gets premium residency in Saudi Arabia

Malayali retail tycoon MA Yusuff Ali has become the first Indian to receive Saudi Arabia’s premium residency. His office said in a statement that he is the first Indian to have received the permit. He was  ranked the richest expat in the UAE by Forbes magazine last year. Calling it a very proud and humbling […]

Liverpool FC legends arrive in Delhi

Liverpool FC legend  Jason McAteer and Emile Heskey spoke to media in Delhi for the weekend’s LFC World roadshow, which promises to provide Indian fans with a unique interactive experience. LFC World is now in its fourth season, having met thousands of fans in eight countries across the world since 2016. “The LFC World roadshows […]

Ola appoints former Indian Diplomat Officer Gautam Bambawale as Senior Advisor !

Former Indian ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale has joined Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies, as senior adviser for corporate and international affairs. Gautam has served as India’s Ambassador to Bhutan and China as well as the High Commissioner of India to Pakistan between 2016 and 2017. Gautam also held a number of positions where he […]

BHEL wins Governance Now PSU Awards 2020 in three categories

Among all State and Central Public Sector Enterprises, BHEL has been adjudged as the Best PSE in HR Excellence & Reskilling of Employees; Research and Innovation, and Geo-strategic Reach, by an independent jury, for the Governance Now PSU Awards 2020. The awards were received by Sh. Anil Kapoor, Director (HR), BHEL, from Sh. Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon’ble […]

India – Myanmar signs 10 crucial agreements

After the successful visit of US President, Donald Trump, India welcomed the arrival of Myanmar President U WIN Myint on 26th of this month. Mr. President has come on a four-day visit to enhance bilateral business and relations has come along with his wife Daw Cho Cho. During his visit, Myanmar has signed 10 crucial […]

Karnataka man breaks Usain Bolt's 100m sprint record!

Srinivasa Gowda, a construction worker from Moodabidri set the new record as the fastest runner in the history of the traditional sport as he covered 145 meters in 13.62 seconds at the Kambala competition. He became overnight national sensation and netizens compared him to the fastest sprinter in the world — Usain Bolt and urged […]

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams set to build Lord Venkateswara temple

  The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will reportedly allocate 100 acres of land to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam to construct a temple of Lord Venkateswara Swamy in Jammu, according to reports. “The administration in Jammu has identified seven places for the construction of the Lord Venkateswara Swamy temple. A team of TTD officials […]

Govt appoints Rajiv Bansal as Air India CMD

Senior IAS officer Rajiv Bansal has been appointed Chairman & Managing Director of national carrier Air India, which has been put up for sale by the government. He would succeed Ashwani Lohani, who was appointed to the post on February 13 last year for a period of one year. Bansal, a 1988-batch IAS officer of […]

Murthy’s son-in-law Rishi Sunak new UK finance minister

Indian-origin politician Rishi Sunak has been appointed as the UK’s new finance minister by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He replaced Sajid Javid who resigned from the post of Chancellor of the Exchequer in a surprise move during the recent ministerial reshuffle by Johnson. He is probably the richest MP in the House of Commons and […]

Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, Foreign Service Institute Renamed In Honour Of Former EAM Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has announced that the central government has renamed the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra  as “Sushma Swaraj Bhawan” and Foreign Service Institute as  “Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service”  in honour of former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. The announcement is being made on the occasion of her birth anniversary falling on […]

Bostonian Dr. Sajani Shah Elected Chair Of The AAPI

American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, known as AAPI, has elected Bostonian Dr. Sajani Shah, MD as Chair of AAPI Board of Trustees.Dr. Shah, a former president of the Indian Medical Association of New England (IMANE), and a second-generation physician of Indian origin, will serve for 2020-21. She replaces Dr. Seema Arora, also a […]

BHEL signs MoU with Rosoboronexport, Russia

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has signed an MoU with Joint Stock Company ‘Rosoboronexport’, Russia during the 5th India Russia Military Industrial conference held in Lucknow. 14 MoUs were signed between Indian and Russian companies under the Make in India initiative.  The aim of the MOU is to cooperate and undertake joint projects and operations […]

Dr. Manu Vora : Serving Humanity

Dr. Manu Vora, an  Alumnus of Chemical Engineering, IIT (BHU) received NRI of the Year Award 2018 in Philanthropy category from North America for his 30 years of dedicated service to Blind Foundation for India (BFI) and five years of free gift of knowledge transfer project using technology to empower youth and professionals in India […]

Know Ramesh Chotai – 2018 Highest Civilian Award Winner for Overseas Indians

He was also awarded the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman(PBS) Award, the highest civilian award bestowed upon overseas Indians by the Government of India in January 2019. The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman is an award constituted by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India (GoI), in conjunction with the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Non-Resident Indian Day), […]