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Vistara named Leslie Thng as its new chief executive officer who will take charge in October
Leslie Thng would replace Phee Teik Yeoh, who has been steering Vistara since its establishment more than two years ago.
Vistara — a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines — began operations in January 2015.
The board of Vistara and the airline’s two promoters — Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines — as part of the plan, named Leslie Thng to succeed Phee Teik Yeoh as chief executive officer effective October 2017, a release said.
Twitter names former Goldman Sachs banker Ned Segal as the new Chief Financial Officer at Twitter.
Ned Segal, a longtime Goldman Sachs banker and the former Senior Vice President of Finance at Silicon Valley’s financial software company Intuit, has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer at Twitter.
Segal will take over the CFO role from Anthony Noto, who was promoted to COO post last November.
Segal will report directly to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Rajeev Dubey, Member Executive Board, FICCI and Group President (HR & Corporate Services), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, got elected to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Governing Board on June 12 at Geneva
The ILO Governing Body is an apex level policy making and oversight body with 56 members comprising 14 members from the Employers, 14 from the Trade Unions and 28 from the Government.
ILO is a part of UN family having 184 member countries with head office at Geneva. Rajeev has been elected against the seat for South Asia.
Mr Dubey joined Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd in January 2004 after a career spanning 29 years in the Tata Group, which he joined in 1975 as a member of the TAS, the central managerial cadre of the Tata Group.
BCCI confirmed Ravi Shastri as the new coach of the Indian cricket team, while also naming Zaheer Khan as the bowling coach
Shastri, in the process, won five-way battle to grab the post until 2019 Cricket World Cup.
The decision was take by three three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, who interviewed several candidates for the high-profile job in Mumbai.
Shastri replaced Anil Kumble, who exited after a much publicised difference of opinion with captain Virat Kohli.
GMR Goa International Airports Ltd gets Rs 1,330 cr loan from Axis Bank for developing Mopa airport
The GMR arm had won the bid to develop and operate the Greenfield airport at Mopa in North Goa last year and the concession agreement was signed on November 8, 2016.
The foundation stone for the project was subsequently laid by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on November 13, 2016.
Goa has been witnessing an aviation boom with traffic at the existing Dabolim growing at near 30 per cent annually for the past three financial years.As per the concession agreement, GMR will design, build, finance and operate the international airport for 40 years with extension option for another 20 years.
Maharashtra has become the first state in the country to provide women an injectable contraceptive for free.
The state’s public health department launched a programme called Antara on July 10 to offer women an injection of Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), a birth-control hormone.
The injection is supposed to be used within a week from the day a woman’s menstrual cycle starts. Currently, the injections are available for free at public health facilities in Mumbai, Pune, Raigad, Nandurbar, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Sangli, Ratnagiri and Beed.
These injections will help in birth spacing International Events
The National Green Tribunal bans use of nylon and synthetic ‘manja’, the string used to fly kites saying it posed a threat to the lives of birds, animals and humans.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed all state governments to prohibit the “manufacture, sale, storage, purchase and use” of synthetic manja or nylon threads and all other synthetic threads used for flying kites.
The green panel clarified that the ban order would apply on nylon, Chinese and cotton manja coated with glass.
“Due to ‘manja’ being coated with glass, metals and other sharp material, these strings act as good conductors of electricity, increasing the probability of detached manja strings stuck in power lines, electrocuting kite flyers and passers-by coming into contact with these strings
Karnataka formed a nine-member committee to study legalities for separate State flag for Karnataka and providing it a statutory standing
The committee was constituted following representation from journalist-writer and president of Karnataka Vidyavardhaka Sangha, Dharward, Patil Puttappa, and social worker Bheemappa Gundappa Gadada to the government.
They urged the government to design a separate flag for Kannada ‘naadu’ and accord statutory standing for that.
Extension of National Pension System (NPS) Fortnight from 11th July, 2017 to 21st July, 2017 to promote and create awareness about it and to improve the quality of services
Keeping in view the demand raised by Government Nodal Offices and also benefits to the NPS subscribers, PFRDA has decided to extend the NPS Service Fortnight from 11th July, 2017 to 21st July 2017.
During this extended period also all the nodal offices, Pay and Account Offices and DDOs under the Central and State Governments, Points of Presence/ banks/ aggregators/ banking correspondents etc. will be involved with the acquisition, servicing of NPS subscribers and creating awareness about the National Pension System, in a proactive manner.
President of India inaugurates ‘Ashiana Annexe’ in Dehradun, Uttarakhand on July 10, 2017 which comprises of twelve low cost dwelling units constructed to accommodate officers and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan
These dwelling units have been constructed using the Habitech-NivaraTantra – Onsite Sanitation Integrated Community Housing Technology Innovations developed at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
The Technology innovations comprise unique blocks known as “compacted intermeshing” blocks which are made from local soil. The production of these blocks is on site and is an entirely green process.