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  • 30 Indian-Origin Men, Women In Forbes List Of Super Achievers
    Over 30 Indian-origin innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders have been featured in the 2017 edition of Forbes' list of super achievers under the age of 30 who seek to break the status quo and transform the world.
  • Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar Sworn In As Chief Justice Of India
    Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India (CJI). Justice Khehar, 64, was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The opposition was conspicuous by its absence. He is the 44th Chief Justice of the country.
  • Who Is Savitribai Phule? 19th Century Pioneer Still Inspires Many
    Hailed as the country's first woman teacher, Savitribai Phule was also a social worker and a poet. Born on January 3, 1831, 2017 marks her 186th birth year. Savitribai Phule is credited with laying the foundation of education opportunities for women in India and played a major role in improving women's rights in the country during the British Raj. Many of her poems were against discrimination and spoke about the need to get educated. She campaigned against untouchability, Sati tradition, child marriage and other social evils most of her life.
  • India's First Transgender College Principal Resigns After 'Non-Cooperation' From Staff
    India's first transgender college principal Dr Manabi Bandopadhyay has submitted her resignation after about one-and-a-half years in office, expressing frustration at "non-cooperation" of a section of teachers and students of her institution.
  • Anil Baijal, Former Home Secretary, Appointed Delhi's New Lieutenant Governor
    Former bureaucrat Anil Baijal has been appointed Delhi's next Lieutenant Governor, a post that fell vacant after the surprise resignation of Najeeb Jung last week. The formal appointment from President Pranab Mukherjee came this evening after a recommendation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Office.

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