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  • Denis Mukwege: Nobel-Winning Doctor Who Treated Sexual Violence Survivors
    In Democratic Republic of Congo, they call him "Doctor Miracle" for his surgical skill and dedication in helping women overcome the injuries and trauma of sexual abuse and rape.
  • Nadia Murad: From ISIS Slave To Nobel Laureate
    Nadia Murad survived the worst cruelties ever inflicted on her people, the Yazidis of Iraq, before becoming a global champion of their cause and winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Chanda Kochhar: The Fall Of A Feisty Woman Who Broke The Glass Ceiling
    In mid-February, a lobby group chose Chanda Kochhar, the then head of ICICI Bank, for an interactive session with the visiting Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. A little over a month later, the toast of the town was battling allegations of impropriety that led to a multi-agency probe and an eventual forced leave-of-absence.
  • A Trump Protest, A Fur Coat, A Viral Photo: What Did It All Mean?
    Dianne Bruce's unintended notoriety dates to a Saturday evening in April 2017. Bruce was enjoying a quiet "no makeup Saturday night" at her home in a leafy, posh area of Washington, D.C., where the 74-year-old Washington native has lived for 20 years and where, according to Zillow, home prices average $1.25 million.
  • Gita Gopinath, New IMF Chief Economist, Was A Delhi University Student
    India-born economist Gita Gopinath was today appointed the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), making her the second Indian after former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to hold the position.
  • All About Justice Indu Malhotra, Who Dissented In Sabarimala Verdict
    As a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court struck down the ban on the entry of women into Kerala's renowned Sabarimala Temple, the only woman judge on the bench, Indu Malhotra, dissented with the majority verdict, saying courts must not interfere with issues concerning "deep religious sentiments".
  • Know About Maldives' New President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
    With flags raised high and dancing on the streets, Maldives cheers for its new President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who defeated Abdulla Yameen in the 2018 presidential election to claim the title. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the elections with 134,616 votes. He registered the victory with the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Abdulla Yameen. His party struggled for visibility with the electorate and the media, but the outcome turned out to be favourable. Abdulla Yameen on Monday conceded defeat in elections, easing fears of a fresh political crisis in Maldives. The Indian External Affairs Ministry called for deepening country's partnership and ties with Maldives with a change in the leadership. "This election marks not only the triumph of democratic forces in the Maldives, but also reflects the firm commitment to the values of democracy and the rule of law," the statement said.
  • Mukesh Ambani Walks Daughter Isha At 'Fairytale' Engagement Party
    Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's daughter Isha's reported engagement ceremony in Italy saw many candid moments of India's richest family, photos and videos of which are being widely shared on social media. The stunning lakeside venue in northern Italy's Lake Como, with mountains in the backdrop, set stage for what looked a fairy-tale event.
  • Top Scientist KN Vyas Appointed As Atomic Energy Commission Chief
    Renowned scientist Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas has been appointed the secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy and chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, according to an official order issued on Tuesday.
  • Yusaku Maezawa: Former Wannabe Rock Star With A Love For Art And Travel
    Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, confirmed as SpaceX's first Moon tourist, is a former wannabe rock star now worth $3 billion with a penchant for pricey modern art as well as space travel.
  • Top Court Verdict Has Brought Me Peace Of Mind, Says Ex-ISRO Scientist
    Hours after the Supreme Court ordered that a former ISRO scientist be given Rs 50-lakh compensation for the harassment and mental torture meted out to him in a purported case of espionage, he accused certain Kerala police officers of fabricating the charges against him without getting any of the -fundamentals- right.
  • Justice Ranjan Gogoi: From Dibrugarh To The Next Chief Justice Of India
    Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who is all set to become the next Chief Justice of India, has come a long way from Dibrugarh in Assam to reach the top position of judiciary - the first person from the Northeast to do so.
  • Alibaba's Next Boss: Man Who Turned Jack Ma's "Tractor" Into "Boeing 747"
    Both in personality and skillset, Alibaba's Daniel Zhang will herald a new era for the Chinese e-commerce giant when he takes over full leadership from charismatic founder Jack Ma
  • Jack Ma: From English Teacher To One Of The World's Richest Men
    Jack Ma was a cash-strapped Chinese entrepreneur and former English teacher when he convinced friends to give him $60,000 to start a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 1999
  • Pakistan's New President Has An India Connect - Jawaharlal Nehru
    Pakistan's newly elected President Dr Arif Alvi shares an interesting connection with India as his father was a dentist to India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, according to the short biography of the President on the website of his Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party.

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