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Cash-Crunch WHO Foundation Seeks More Grants, Appoints Indian CEO as Covid-19 Looms

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Following the denial of funds from the enraged Trump Administration, the WHO Foundation was created in May to oversee the flow of grants since WHO cannot raise funds on its own. It has appointed Anil Soni as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2021, since WHO cannot raise funds on its own. The Foundation, an independent grant-making agency ...

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India Appoints New Envoy to Pakistan

Close after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise visit to Lahore to greet Pakistan PM Nawz Sharif on his birthday, India has announced the appointment of diplomat Gautam H. Bambawale as next High Commissioner of lndia to Pakistan and he is slated to take over his new responsibility soon. Belonging to 1984 batch of Indian Foreign Service, Gautam H. Bambawale served ...

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Cipla’s Indian Scientist Named to UN Panel to Focus on Non-Profit Healthcare Recommendations

Yusuf Hamied, Indian scientist and Chairman of Indian pharma major Cipla has been named by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to the United Nations Health and Technology panel to enhance inclusive access to treatments and medicines in the developing world. Yusuf Hamied will be part of the 16-member panel that will be co-chaired by former President of Switzerland Ruth ...

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PK Sinha Takes Charge as Union Cabinet Secretary

Pradeep Kumar Sinha, an IAS officer of 1977 batch, from the Uttar Pradesh state cadre, today assumed charge as Cabinet Secretary as Ajit Kumar Seth moved on superannuation. P.K. Sinha was earlier OSD in the Cabinet Secretariat as per the practice and has been serving as Secretary, Ministry of Power, since July 2013. He has earlier been Secretary in the Ministry ...

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Srivari Chandrashekar appointed IICT – Hyderabad Director

Hyderabad-based CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) has announced the appointment of its chief scientist and well-known figure Dr. Srivari Chandrashekar as the director, to push for a sysnthesis in the field of natural products and lab-developed chemical components in the pharmaceutical field. Dr Chandrashekar was associated with the IICT since 1994 and became the chief scientist in 2010, leading ...

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Top Indian Americans to reckon with as Obama favors them

With over a score of direct Obama appointees in high places, two governors, a House member, a state attorney general and eight state legislators, Indian Americans have over the years gained power and influence far beyond their numbers. And their power keeps growing. Here are America’s desi power players: Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, US Surgeon General Richard Rahul Verma, Ambassador ...

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Delhi doctor Rahul Gupta to lead West Virginia health bureau

Dr. Rahul Gupta, an Indian-American doctor with a medical degree from Delhi University, is set to lead West Virginia’s Bureau for Public Health from Jan 1. Gupta’s appointment as Commissioner of Bureau for Public Health and State Health Officer was announced Thursday by West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling. He holds an MD ...

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Ex-Chief Justice of Supreme Court P. Sathasivam Appointed Governor of Kerala in Shiela Dixit’s Place

For the first time in Indian history, an ex-chief Justice of India has been appointed governor, despite several objections from the bar and the public when the news began to trickle down the media on Justice P. Sathasivam as Governor of Kerala. Brushing aside the objections, the NDA government on Wednesday appointed Justice P. Sathasivam as Governor of Kerala, triggering ...

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