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Azim Premji To Retire As Executive Chairman of Wipro

IT Industry icon Azim Premji will retire as Executive Chairman of Wipro with effect from 30th July 2019. He led the company for 53 years will continue to serve on the board as Non-Executive Director and founder Chairman. Key Facts:  India’s second richest business tycoon Azim Premji is set to retire in July 2019 as the… Read More »

Russia Launches 1st Arctic Train Service

The first tourist train traveling through Russia’s Arctic region and on to Norway set off from Saint Petersburg station with 91 passengers aboard for the inaugural trial journey. Key Facts: The train, named, Zarengold, complete with two restaurant cars will travel from Saint Petersburg through according to the organisers, the whole trip will take 11… Read More »

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 Starts In France

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 is the 8th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by the women’s national teams between 7 June and 7 July 2019. Key Facts: The Championship will be held in nine cities across France. In March 2015, France won the right to host the… Read More »

Sunil Chhetri Becomes Most Capped India Player

Sunil Chhetri became the most capped India player today by surpassing Bhaichung Bhutia’s 107 international matches. Key Facts: Chhetri overtook his mentor Bhutia’s record of 107 matches when he captained India in the King’s Cup opener against Curacao. In his milestone match of the King’s Cup football tournament in Buriram, Thailand, he scored the lone goal for… Read More »

Nigeria’s UN envoy Tijjani Muhammad-Bande elected UNGA President

Nigeria’s Ambassador to the UN Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, elected as the next President of the General Assembly Key Facts: Muhammad-Bande had been nominated by Nigeria and endorsed by the African group, at the election by acclamation. Agenda 2030 with focus on peace and security, poverty eradication, climate action and inclusion are among the major priorities of… Read More »

A wake-up call on proprietary seeds

PepsiCo has recently sued few Gujarati farmers, asking them to pay ₹1.05 crore each as damages for ‘infringing its rights’ by growing the potato variety used in its Lays chips. Background: Gujarat and Rajasthan farmers have been cultivating FC-5 variety of potato which has been registered by PepsiCo under the Protection of Plant Varieties and… Read More »