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INDIAN AFFAIRS

Foundation stone of country’s biggest Global Skill Park laid by Rajeev Pratap Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal

Foundation stone of country’s biggest Global Skill Park laid by Rajeev Pratap Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal

  1. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will going to inaugarates the foundation of the country’s biggest Global Skill Park that is going to develop in Bhopal on July 3.
  2. Union Minister of State for Skill Development (Independent Charge) Rajiv Pratap Rudi, former Indian cricket team captain K Srikkanth, former cricketer and Minister of State for Skill Development (Independent Charge) of Uttar Pradesh Chetan Chouhan will also going to prasent at this event of development. State’s Minister of State for Technical Education (Independent Charge) Dipak Joshi told about the preparation of thie event on Monday.
  3. The area of this park that will be developing that is by 37 acres and the cost which is going to epend is Rs 645 crore. One thousand students cen get the training in this park evey year by the report. The trainers that will trained the student that will be of world-class. Trained students will be given placement in India and outside India at international level.
  4. The park will be on the theme on the function of ‘With Industry, For Industry’. Provision of international joint certification will also be provided in this park. Principal Secretary Technical Education Kalpana Shrivastava, Director Skill Development Sanjeev Singh and other officers were present there.

KEYS:

  1. Bhopal is a city in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh
  2. It’s one of India’s greenest cities. There are two main lakes, the Upper Lake and the Lower Lake
  3. On the banks of the Upper Lake is Van Vihar National Park, home to tigers, lions and leopards. The State Museum has fossils, paintings and rare Jain sculptures
  4. Taj-ul-Masjid is one of Asia’s largest mosques, with white domes, minarets and a huge courtyard

 

 

Madhya Pradesh sets record with plantation of 6 cr saplings in day

Madhya Pradesh sets record with plantation of 6 cr saplings in day

  1. Planting the six crore of the sapling by the July 2nd is the aim of the creating the world record, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan assumed and made the target of the 24 districts in which river Narmada flows to cover 1077 km in Madhya Pradesh. In this target there is about the one lakh saplings to 55 lakh in one day and for there is the arrangement is done by the private nurseries from within and outside the state.
  2. Chief secretary B P Singh told in the report of the media, “The state forest department is likely to arrange 4.5 crore saplings, while the horticulture department will manage 40 lakh fruit plants. The rest has been arranged from private nurseries within the state and from Meerut, Jalgaon and Nagpur”
  3. “Districts like Burhanpur have been asked to plant one lakh saplings, while places like Narsinghpur and Mandla will have to plant 50 lakh saplings in one go. Hoshangabad district has been assigned maximum 55 lakh plants, while authorities in Sehore, the home district of chief minister Chouhan, have been asked to manage 25 lakh saplings in the run up for the world record”, sources said.
  4. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “On July 2, the state will create a history by massive plantation on the banks of river Narmada through public participation. Preparations are on warfooting to plant six crore saplings as the government has geared up administrative machinery to achieve the task”

KEYS:

  1. Madhya Pradesh, a large state in central India, retains landmarks from eras throughout Indian history
  2. Begun in the 10th century, its Hindu and Jain temples at Khajuraho are renowned for their carvings of erotic scenes, most prominently Kandariya Mahadeva, a temple with more than 800 sculptures
  3. The eastern Bandhavgarh and Kanha national parks, noted Bengal tiger sanctuaries, offer guided safaris
  4. Districts: 51
  5. Chief minister: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
  6. Capitals: Bhopal, Jabalpur (Judiciary)
  7. Destinations: Bhopal, Indore, Khajuraho Group of Monuments, more

 

Supreme Court allows woman to abort 26-week fetus due to abnormalities

  1. The Supreme Court has told the action on Monday on the West Bengal based woman, who was in the 26th week of pregnancy, she wanted to abort her fetus because she is suffering from severe cardiac ailments. A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and M Khanwilkar said the procedure of termination of pregnancy should be carried out “forthwith” at the SSKM Hospital in Kolkata.
  2. “Keeping in view the report of the medical board, we are inclined to allow the prayer and direct medical termination of pregnancy of petitioner no. 1 (woman),” the bench said.
  3. Centre and West Bengal government said, “This petition challenges the constitutional validity of section 3(2)(b) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 (MTP) restricted to the ceiling of 20 weeks stipulated therein”
  4. “This challenge is to the effect that the 20 week stipulation for a woman to avail of abortion services under section 3(2)(b) may have been reasonable when the section was enacted in 1971 but has ceased to be reasonable today where technology has advanced and it is perfectly safe for a woman to abort even up to the 26th week and thereafter,” it said.

KEYS:

  1. The Supreme Court of India is the highest judicial forum and final court of appeal under the Constitution of India, the highest constitutional court, with the power of constitutional review
  2. Address: Tilak Marg, Supreme Court, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi 110201
  3. Established: January 28, 1950
  4. Currently: Jagdish Singh Khehar
  5. Authorized by: Constitution of India
  6. Chief justice: Jagdish Singh Khehar

 

 

Kerala CM launches ride sharing app for techies G-Ride

  1. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said that the state government should take the action on the deployment of digital resources in development starting and the action of the resources of the state. He was speaking after launching ‘G-Ride’, a digital ride sharing platform specially designed and deployed for the IT industry, by the Group of Technology Companies (GTech), the industry body of IT companies in the state.
  2. Vijayan said, “We need to explore citizen driven models, enabled by technology, to achieve these goals. G-Ride will be a model for the state”
  3. K Nanda Kumar, Chairman of GTech, said, “A large number of professionals in the IT industry drive or ride to work, as they find this most convenient. This will change as G-Ride gives them the option to offer friends and colleagues a pick-up or to hitch a ride with someone in the neighbourhood”,
  4. GTech vice-chairman Alexander Varghese, Secretary Vijay Kumar P, Chief Executive Officer Renjith Ramanujam and representatives of the industry were also attend this event of launch ceremony at Cliff House, the official residence of the Chief Minister, the release added.

KEYS:

  1. Kerala, a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline
  2. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife
  3. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers
  4. Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
  5. Districts: 14
  6. Destinations: Kochi, Munnar, Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, more
  7. Colleges and Universities: University of Calicut, more

 

 

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

WHO declares an end to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

WHO declares an end to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  1. The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced today that the most prasent time of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The announcement comes 42 days (two 21-day incubation cycles of the virus) after the last confirmed Ebola patient in the affected Bas-Uélé province tested negative for the disease for the second time.
  2. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General said, “With the end of this epidemic, DRC has once again proved to the world that we can control the very deadly Ebola virus if we respond early in a coordinated and efficient way,”
  3. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, who visited DRC in May to discuss steps to control the outbreak, said the country had shown exemplary commitment in leading the response and strengthening local capacities. She also said, “Together with partners, we are committed to continuing support to the Government of DRC to strengthen the health system and improve healthcare delivery and preparedness at all levels,”
  4. Announcing that the outbreak of Ebola in DRC was over, Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga, the country’s Minister of Health said, “I urge that we now focus all our efforts on strengthening the health system in Bas- Uélé province, which has been stressed by the outbreak. Without strengthening the health system, effective surveillance is not possible.”

KEYS:

  1. Full form of WHO- World Health Organization
  2. The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health
  3. It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland
  4. Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
  5. Founded: 7 April 1948
  6. Head: Tedros Adhanom
  7. Customer service: 011 6656 4800
  8. Formation: 7 April 1948; 69 years ago
  9. Founders: Syria, India, Turkey, United States of America, China, more

 

World’s oldest emergency phone line 999 marks 80th anniversary

World’s oldest emergency phone line 999 marks 80th anniversary

  1. The world’s oldest emergency helpline number 999, completed 80 years on 2 July 2017 of its services in the United Kingdom. The celebration of the 80 years to the world’s first emergency call telephone number was celebrated by the police forces across Britain.
  2. In London, the Metropolitan Police told about the early days of the Scotland Yard, a handful of police officers transmitted 999 messages by Morse code to wireless cars. Fast forward to now, and the emergency service is run from three high-tech centralised communications complexes in Bow, Hendon and Lambeth.
  3. The three centralized complexes in Bow, Hendon and Lambeth employ over 2,000 people who deal with up to 20,000 “999” calls every day. Over the decades he current system has been upgraded and redesigned numerous times, leading to the sophisticated multi-screen automated service that priorities 999 calls using interactive satellite mapping as well as access to translators in 170 languages and special text phone numbers for deaf people.
  4. After 111, 222 and 0000 were rejected, the number 999 was agreed and thousands of traditional red phone boxes were converted to allow free emergency calls when the service started on July 1, 1937.

KEYS:

  1. The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe
  2. England birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture
  3. England is also site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge
  4. Capital: London
  5. Prime minister: Theresa May
  6. Currency: Pound sterling

 

Donald Trump, Angela Merkel to Meet Ahead Of G20 Talks

  1. US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have created the plans to meet on the Thursday for the tricky talks on the eve of a Group of 20 summits in Hamburg. Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said the meeting would come before the summit, “most probably in the early evening of Thursday”. The pair also spoke by telephone on Monday, the White House said.
  2. Trump and Merkel “addressed climate issues, the Women’s Entrepreneurship Financing Initiative and trade, including global steel overcapacity. The president said that he looks forward to helping Chancellor Merkel make the summit a success,” the White House said in a statement following their “extensive discussion.”
  3. Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said that “the differences are obvious and it would be dishonest to try to cover that up. That I won’t do, more determined than ever”
  4. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said, “If everyone in the world is looking for the best deal then in the end we all lose. I am very worried by these changes (in US foreign policy), and we cannot expect quick changes”

KEYS:

  1. Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches
  2. It has over 2 millennia of history
  3. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII
  4. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the 16th-century Hofbräuhaus
  5. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, houses the European Central Bank
  6. Capital: Berlin
  7. President: Frank-Walter Steinmeier
  8. Destinations: Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, more
  9. Official language: German

 

BANKING & FINANCE

Bashar Assad face of new Syria bank note

Bashar Assad face of new Syria bank note

  1. Syria has launched the new banknote featuring Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s portrait for the whole week, and there4 also many6 kind of the topics are going that upon the war that will be between the civil war between Assad’s government and domestic opposition forces.
  2. Syrian Central Bank governor Duraid Dergham said, “it would have been understood as a sign that the nation is not well and that the situation is in crisis and unstable,”
  3. Landis, who is the director of the University of Oklahoma’s Center for Middle East Studies, “Assad has reverted to type. He can no longer be seen as the kinder, gentler Assad. He also needs to reassert the authority of the state which is him. What better way to do it than by putting his face on a new bill?”
  4. Landis, who is the director of the University of Oklahoma’s Center for Middle East Studies, told the Washington Post that the banknote reads like a declaration of Assad’s new approach to his rule.

KEYS:

  1. The Central Bank of Syria is the central bank of Syria
  2. The bank is located in Damascus with 11 branches in provincial capitals
  3. It was established in 1953 and started its operations in 1956
  4. Address: Az Zarkaa, Damascus, Syria
  5. Central bank of: Syria
  6. Founded: 1953

 

FINO becomes payments bank

  1. Payments Bank licensee Fino Paytech has told that he got the approval for the new 9- member Board of Fino Payments Bank, from RBI. The regulator has also given its nod to appoint Rishi Gupta as the chief of the soon to be launched payments bank.
  2. The board comprises of professionals from fields as diverse as IT, Retail, FMCG, Banking & Finance, Agri & Rural, Board Advisory and Academics. Mahendra Kumar Chouhan, a leading management consultant will be the non-executive Chairman of Board.
  3. Other independent directors are Punita Kumar Sinha, former MD of Blackstone USA, Narendra Kumar Ambwani, former MD of Johnson & Jonhson (India & Indonesia), N. Venkiteswaran, former IIM-Ahmedabad professor with expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions, and Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, former MD of Zensar TechnologiesBSE 1.58 % and the current Chairman of Nasscom Foundation.
  4. In addition, there will be three nominee directors, Amit Jain from Blackstone, Anirudh Kamani from ICICI BankBSE 0.64 % and Pramod Sharma from BPCLBSE 2.16 %, representing investors.

KEYS:

  1. Fino is the driest and palest of the traditional varieties of Sherry and Montilla-Moriles fortified wine
  2. They are consumed comparatively young and, unlike the sweeter varieties, should be consumed soon after the bottle is opened as exposure to air can cause them to lose their flavour within hours
  3. FINO PayTech
  4. Company
  5. CEO: Rishi Gupta (23 Feb 2015–)
  6. Founded: 2006

 

UPI crosses 1 crore transaction in June, says NPCI

  1. The National Payments Corp of India (NPCI) has given the announcement on the Monday, that Unified Payments Interface has crossed the 10 million mark in June. This change of the increment is the 10-fold increase in 11 months from barely one million UPI transactions in August 2016 to over 10 million in June this year, said NPCI Managing Director and CEO A.P. Hota.
  2. NPCI Managing Director and CEO A.P. Hota said, “Transactions on UPI are growing exponentially due to increased acceptance among member-banks, merchants and consumers. Plus, the UPI-powered Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) has also been a significant contributor,”
  3. NPCI was built in the year 2009 as the central infrastructure for various retail payments systems in India and envisaged by the Reserve Bank of India as the payment utility and is the umbrella organistion for all retail payments in the country.
  4. UPI was come in the assignment in the August 2016 with 21 banks and is now offered by around 50 banks and around 22 percent transactions are merchant-based which is also growing rapidly, according to Hota.

KEYS:

  1. Unified Payments Interface is a payment system launched by National Payments Corporation of India and regulated by the Reserve Bank of India which facilitates the instant fund transfer between two bank accounts on the mobile platform
  2. Owner: National Payments Corporation of India
  3. Date founded: 11 April 2016
  4. Operating area: India

 

 

Science and Technology

India successfully test-fires short-range surface-to-air missile QR-SAM

India successfully test-fires short-range surface-to-air missile QR-SAM

  1. India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) got another rank and the prestigious moment on its head that is on Monday, he successfully testeds the firing of the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) from ITR Chandipur, off the Odisha Coast at 11.30 AM.
  2. The Defence Minister, Arun Jaitley did the congratulation to the DRDO on the successful trial of QRSAM and said it is an important milestone in the indigenous Surface to Air Missiles (SAM) development.
  3. This short rang missile was taken by the truck and took-off from a canister at 11.27 am and hit an electronic target within 30 seconds of its launch. This test was the second test of the missile, the first of which was conducted on June 4, 2017.
  4. Director Defence Research and Development Laboratory MSR Prasad, Director Research Center Imarat BVHS N Murthy, and Director ITR Dr BK Das monitored the launch operation. G Satheesh Reddy, the scientific advisor to the defence minister, were present during the test.

KEYS:

  1. The Defence Research and Development Organisation is an agency of the Republic of India, charged with the military’s research and development, headquartered in New Delhi, India
  2. Headquarters: New Delhi
  3. Founded: 1958
  4. Motto: बलस्य मूलं विज्ञानम्; “Strength’s Origin is in Science” (Sanskrit)
  5. Minister responsible: Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister of India
  6. Agency executive: Dr.S.Christopher, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D;
  7. Number of employees: 30,000 (5000 scientists)

 

Launch of Falcon 9 rocket scrubbed second day in a row

  1. On the second day of the launch of the Falcon the computers automatically aborted a Falcon 9 launch countdown Monday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in the final seconds before liftoff with the Intelsat 35e communications satellite.
  2. “We have all the telemetry coming off of the rocket, so we’ve got plenty of information, but they’re taking their time right now to understand what system they’re really looking at that would be the cause of the hold,” said John Insprucker, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 principal integration engineer, who provided live launch commentary on the company’s webcast.
  3. “We had an extended countdown today,” Insprucker said as SpaceX’s webcast signed off. “We had to wait for the weather, and we got to T-minus 10 seconds before we had a hold, once again, called by the automated abort criteria”
  4. “We were not able to recycle because we were out of the window. We’ll see whether or not we have a rocket that will be able to fly on that day,” Insprucker said.

KEYS:

  1. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California
  2. CEO: Elon Musk (2002–)
  3. Founder: Elon Musk
  4. Founded: 2002
  5. Headquarters: Hawthorne, California, United States
  6. Number of employees: 6,000
  7. Type of business: Privately held company

 

SPORTS

Novak Djokovic wins Eastbourne Aegon Championship by defeating Gael Monfils

Novak Djokovic wins Eastbourne Aegon Championship by defeating Gael Monfils

  1. There is the change in the air which is blowing by the Novak Djokovic’s path this year, that is with the injury struggles, poor form and a split from his coaching staff.
  2. Novak Djokovic is the three-time Wimbledon champion and won the events with strenght and power without losing a set, he has confirmed that Croat Ancic, who won three singles titles before being forced to retire at the age of 26, as part of his new set-up ahead of Wimbledon, along with one of the sport’s all-time greats, Andre Agassi.
  3. Explaining the decision, on court after clinching the Eastbourne title, Djokovic said, “He’s my very good friend, he was No six or eight, I think, in the world. He played semi-finals of Wimbledon, beat Federer, when he was, I think, only a teenager. I mean, he was very very talented, but he was very unfortunate with injuries and some illnesses that ended his career”
  4. Djokovic said, “We always stayed in touch and he’s one of the closest friends I ever had on the tour. He took a different direction in life, he’s in the financial business, but I dragged him back over to the sport. So I’m really glad to see him now in London and really glad to spend time with him and Agassi as well and hopefully we can have a good tournament.”

KEYS:

  1. The Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club is a tennis complex in Eastbourne, United Kingdom
  2. The complex is the host of the annual ATP and WTA Tour tournament called the AEGON Eastbourne International
  3. The stadium court has a capacity of 8,000 people
  4. Address: College Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4JA, UK
  5. Opened: 1881
  6. Capacity: 8,000 (Tennis)

 

Germany win first Confederations Cup title

  1. Germany capitalized have get the hunted by the big mistake and by this it lose and the Chile to claim a 1-0 victory in a pulsating, bad-tempered Confederations Cup final that was on Sunday.
  2. “I’m immensely proud of this team, because they have been together for only three and half weeks. The fact that these young players have won this tournament makes it an historic achievement,” Löw said. “It’s unique in Germany’s history, it’s outstanding” Germany’s coach, Joachim Löw, said.
  3. Chile captain Claudio Bravon said, “There was not much difference between the two teams. We are sad not to have won, but we played against a world-class team and must learn from our mistakes.”
  4. Germany captain Julian Draxler said, “We fought well and deserved this win. We hadn’t played together before the tournament, which makes it even more valuable. Every title is special, but with this young team, it’s even more so. Now we can all go on holiday – and even take the trophy with us.”

KEYS:

  1. Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches
  2. It has over 2 millennia of history
  3. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII
  4. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the 16th-century Hofbräuhaus
  5. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, houses the European Central Bank
  6. Capital: Berlin
  7. Dialing code: +49
  8. President: Frank-Walter Steinmeier
  9. Destinations: Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, more
  10. Official language: German

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Series Focused on Transformed Lives Captures Six Awards

Series Focused on Transformed Lives Captures Six Awards

  1. Loma Linda University Health featured prominently has been present during the 47thannual regional Emmy Awards. These awards were prasented by the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Saturday night, June 24, in San Diego, California, United States.
  2. Cosmin Cosma, director of Advancement Films at Loma Linda University Health said, “Receiving television’s highest award is a testament to their commitment to professionalism. It’s our privilege to share stories of hope and courage arising from Loma Linda University Health’s medical work.”
  3. Garrett Caldwell, executive director of public affairs at Loma Linda University Health said, “By bringing their artistry and technical skill into the difficult moments of our patients lives, these filmmakers craft powerful stories that hearten all involved and create meaning out of what are some of life’s darkest points,”
  4. Cosmin Cosma said, “Receiving recognition from the members of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences boosts our morale and gives us the energy and drive to tell more stories,”

KEYS:

  1. Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist coeducational health sciences university located in Loma Linda, California, United States
  2. The University comprises eight schools and the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  3. Address: 11139 Anderson St, Loma Linda, CA 92350, USA
  4. Undergraduate tuition and fees: 25,680 USD (2010)
  5. President: Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH
  6. Motto: To make man whole
  7. Endowment: 436.7 million USD

 

OBITUARY

Stevie Ryan Dies: YouTube & VH1 Star Was 33

Stevie Ryan Dies: YouTube & VH1 Star Was 33

  1. Stevie Ryan who was known as the Viral video star has died at the age of 33 years old. She get died by the suicide inside her room 1, it is get to know according to the Los Angeles Coroner’s office’s sources.
  2. Her last tweet was in remembrance of her grandfather on June 30. “The man of my dreams will now only be in my dreams. I’ll miss you every day, forever. I love you my Pa.”
  3. Ryan was in the depression in the spoken things on the social media, and created and co-hosted a podcast about depression called “Mentally Ch(ill)” with Kristen Carney.
  4. Stevie Ryan was the Californian native and she get fame on YouTube with her impersonations of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Amy Winehouse and Justin Bieber. After this she get fame by her own TV comedy show on VH1, “Stevie TV,” and co-hosted a relationship talk show with Brody Jenner.

KEYS:

  1. VH1 is an American cable television network based in New York City that is owned by the Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom Media Networks
  2. Founder: Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment
  3. Founded: 1985
  4. Headquarters: New York City, New York, United States
  5. Motto: We Complete You
  6. Parent organization: Viacom Media Networks

 

IMPORTANT DAYS

July 5 1994 – Kiran Bedi wins Magsaysay Award

July 5 1994 - Kiran Bedi wins Magsaysay Award

  1. Kiran Bedi is the retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and she is the social activist. Kiran Bedi has got the position of Director General at the Bureau of Police Research and Development before she took voluntary retirement from the IPS in December 2007.
  2. Kiran Bedi has developed and founded the two NGO’s (Non-Government Organisations) in India: The Indian Vision Foundation for Prison Reformation, Drug Abuse Prevention and Child Welfare (1994) and The Navjyoti India Foundation (2007).
  3. During the time of Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, as Director General of Prisons in Tihar Jail (Delhi) from 1993 to 1995, she shows the many efforts in the apsects of the prisons of the jail, besides the instituting detoxifying programs, Art of Living Foundation prison courses, yoga and meditation. For this, Kiran Bedi was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Work in 1994.

KEYS:

  1. Kiran Bedi is a retired Indian Police Service officer, social activist, former tennis player and politician who is the current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry
  2. She is the first woman to join the Indian Police Service
  3. Born: 9 June 1949 (age 68), Amritsar
  4. Spouse: Brij Bedi (m. 1972)
  5. Awards: Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service, more
  6. Education: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (1993), University of Delhi (1988), Panjab University, Chandigarh (1968–1970)
  7. Children: Saina Bedi

 

 

 

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