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Mission Head Swati Mohan Said "Touchdown Confirmed" As Mars Rover Landed

Mission Head Swati Mohan Said "Touchdown Confirmed" As Mars Rover Landed

ANI | Friday February 19, 2021, Washington

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Perseverance rover on Thursday (local time) successfully touched down on the surface of Mars after surviving a blazing seven-minute plunge through the Martian atmosphere.

Indian-Origin Arora Akanksha, 34, Announces Her Candidacy To Be UN Chief

Indian-Origin Arora Akanksha, 34, Announces Her Candidacy To Be UN Chief

Press Trust of India | Saturday February 13, 2021, United Nations

An Indian-origin employee at the UN has announced her candidacy to be its next Secretary-General, the first person to throw her hat in the ring against incumbent Antonio Guterres, who is seeking a second five-year term beginning January 2022 as chief of the world organisation.

Padma Shri Manjamma Jogati: Transgender Folk Artiste Married To A Goddess

Padma Shri Manjamma Jogati: Transgender Folk Artiste Married To A Goddess

Reported by Maya Sharma, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Tuesday January 26, 2021, Bengaluru

The list of Padma awards recipients this year includes a transgender from Karnataka who has over the past many decades practised and single-handedly popularised rural folk arts. For Manjamma Jogathi, the Padma Shri comes after decades of social and financial struggle. Overcoming personal odds, Manjavva Jogati, as she would be called in Karnataka, held aloft the cause of these art forms, especially the Jogati Nritya and Janapada songs, practiced in rural Karnataka, Maharashtra, and parts of Andhra Pradesh.

Satya Paul, Who Changed The Traditional Sari. Masaba Gupta's Tribute

Satya Paul, Who Changed The Traditional Sari. Masaba Gupta's Tribute

Agence France-Presse | Friday January 08, 2021, Mumbai

Fashion designer Satya Paul, whose eponymous brand breathed life into the traditional sari, modernising the garment with funky prints, has died at 78, his family said.

Elon Musk, Brash Billionaire And Silicon Valley Disruptor, Now Richest

Elon Musk, Brash Billionaire And Silicon Valley Disruptor, Now Richest

Agence France-Presse | Friday January 08, 2021, New York/United States

Whether the topic is transforming the automobile or conquering the next frontier of space, Elon Musk has shown a knack for captivating an audience beyond investors and science geeks.

Serum Institute's Adar Poonawalla Named As 1 Of 6 "Asians Of The Year": Report

Serum Institute's Adar Poonawalla Named As 1 Of 6 "Asians Of The Year": Report

Press Trust of India | Saturday December 05, 2020, Singapore

Adar Poonawalla, the chief executive of the world's largest vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India, is among six people named "Asians of the Year" by Singapore's leading daily, The Straits Times for their work in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

'<i>Thalaiva</i>' Rajinikanth's Big Debut With "Secular, Spiritual Politics"

'Thalaiva' Rajinikanth's Big Debut With "Secular, Spiritual Politics"

Reported by Uma Sudhir, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday December 03, 2020, Chennai

It's now or never, Rajinikanth said dramatically as he announced finally today, after years of suspense, that he would join politics. "I am ready to sacrifice my life for the Tamil people," he declared passionately, not sounding unlike the larger-than-life action heroes he has played in his movies.

Former US Ambassador To India Richard Verma Joins Mastercard As Executive Vice President

Former US Ambassador To India Richard Verma Joins Mastercard As Executive Vice President

Press Trust of India | Thursday December 03, 2020, Washington

Former US Ambassador to India Richard Verma has joined leading financial services company Mastercard as its executive vice-president for global public policy and regulatory affairs.

Ahmed Patel, Congress Troubleshooter, Sonia Gandhi's Top Lieutenant

Ahmed Patel, Congress Troubleshooter, Sonia Gandhi's Top Lieutenant

NDTV Newsdesk | Wednesday November 25, 2020, New Delhi

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, one of Sonia Gandhi's closest political advisers and a top party trouble-shooter, has died at 71. He had been in hospital since his health worsened after a Covid infection.

Tarun Gogoi, Trusted Congress Old-Timer Who Took Risks And Won

Tarun Gogoi, Trusted Congress Old-Timer Who Took Risks And Won

Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday November 23, 2020

Tarun Gogoi, the chief minister of Assam for three continuous terms who changed the face of the state from a hotbed of insurgency to a land of opportunities, is no more.

Soumitra Chatterjee, A Household Name In Bengal, Now A Memory

Soumitra Chatterjee, A Household Name In Bengal, Now A Memory

Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Sunday November 15, 2020

Soumitra Chatterjee, who captivated Bengal with his luminescent performances on the Bengali silver screen for 62 years, who would have turned 86 on the 19th of January next year, died today after a 40-day struggle at the hospital, battling COVID-19, complications and comorbidities.

Kamala Harris, Repeat Trailblazer, Makes History With Many Firsts

Kamala Harris, Repeat Trailblazer, Makes History With Many Firsts

NDTV Newsdesk | Saturday November 07, 2020

Kamala Harris has made history as the first woman, the first Black American and the first Asian American Vice President of America.

"You Can Be President": Kamala Harris' Chat With Grandniece Wins Internet

"You Can Be President": Kamala Harris' Chat With Grandniece Wins Internet

Edited by Nandini Gupta | Saturday November 07, 2020, New Delhi

In the adorable video shared by Meena Harris, the niece of Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee, Kamala Harris is seen with a little girl believed to be her grandniece reassuring the child -you could be the president-.

Jack Ma: Ebullient, Unconventional Billionaire And Totem Of China's Rise

Jack Ma: Ebullient, Unconventional Billionaire And Totem Of China's Rise

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 04, 2020, Beijing

Jack Ma, the ebullient and unconventional billionaire founder of tech giant Alibaba, now finds himself battling the ignominy of having the world's biggest-ever IPO halted days before its launch by Chinese regulators.

Special Victory Prayers For Kamala Harris In Ancestral Tamil Nadu Village

Special Victory Prayers For Kamala Harris In Ancestral Tamil Nadu Village

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Tuesday November 03, 2020, Chennai

As the United States of America gears up for polls today, special prayers were held for the victory of Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee Kamala Harris at a temple in her maternal grandfather's ancestral village in Tamil Nadu.