Basavaraj Bommai, 61, is Karnataka's new Chief Minister. A close aide of BS Yediyurappa and former state Home Minister, Mr Bommai comes from a political family but he is trained as a mechanical engineer.
Thirty two years after SR Bommai lost the Karnataka Chief Minister's post following defections, Basavaraj Bommai takes over. He succeeds BS Yediyurappa who resigned on Monday.
As famous for his thrill-seeking lifestyle and publicity stunts as for his vast business empire, Richard Branson can now check "astronaut" off his to-do list after successfully completing his first spaceflight.
Sarbananda Sonowal, among the Narendra Modi government's first two minsters from the northeast, is likely to be back in the Union ministry after a five-year stint in Assam.
Bhupender Yadav has long been the go-to person for the BJP top brass for handling a variety of challenges and issues.
Having spent over three decades in public life, Kaushal Kishore on Wednesday was sworn in as a union minister in the Narendra Modi government.
It was a family feud that brought Santanu Thakur into politics and now he is one of the most influential leaders of the politically-crucial Matua community of West Bengal.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, longtime Congress leader turned BJP man whose defection along with 22 loyalists brought Kamal Nath's government crashing down -- has received got his reward.
Pashupati Paras, the Hajipur MP who led the Lok Janshakti Party coup against his brother Ram Vilas Paswan's son Chirag Paswan in Bihar, is likely to be inducted in the Union Cabinet today.
Former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was sounded on a possible central role earlier when Himanta Biswa Sarma replaced him. The inclusion of Dr RK Ranjan Singh, meanwhile, relates to the 2022 Manipur polls amid unrest in the state BJP.
Several teenagers from across the country have won the coveted Diana Award for advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Chandini Majhi, the daughter of Dana Majhi who carried his wife's corpse on his shoulders for 10 km after allegedly being denied a hearse by the government hospital in Odisha's Kalahandi district, was among the 2,81,658 girls who cleared the exams.
Megha Rajagopalan, an Indian-origin journalist, won the Pulitzer Prize for innovative investigative reports that exposed a vast infrastructure of prisons and camps secretly built by China for detaining hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Xinjiang.
Siddharth Pithani reportedly stayed with Sushant Singh Rajput between April 2019 and June 2020, and also said to have served as his creative manager.
Journalist-turned-politician Veena George will helm Kerala's Health Ministry in the successive LDF cabinet, replacing KK Shailaja at a time when the state is witnessing an unprecedented Covid-19 surge.