Lt. Gen. Vinod G. Khandare appointed as Adviser in Defence Ministry.

  • Lieutenant General Vinod G. Khandare (retired) has been appointed as Adviser in the Ministry of Defence, providing strategic insights and advise on matters relevant to defence strategy to the Defence Secretary.
  • According to defence sources, he will collaborate closely with the Secretary of Defense.
  • The role’s mandate would be to provide strategic inputs and advise on matters relating to defence strategy, readiness, and associated activities, such as the International Defense Corporation, maritime security, and defence space.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw named for Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh.

  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the executive chairperson of Biocon and Biocon Biologics, has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) in Scotland.
  • She will be joining RSE’s current fellowship of around 1,700 fellows who are recognised as being some of the greatest researchers and practitioners working in or with Scotland.
  • RSE is one of the world’s oldest and most respected academic societies. Fellows are elected to join the RSE from across the fields of science, arts, education, business and public life in recognition of their impact in improving the world around them.
  • The Biocon chief is among the 80 luminaries to be appointed to the RSE’s Fellowship this year.

Former SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar joins Dun & Bradstreet.

  • The Former Chairman of the State Bank of India Rajnish Kumar has joined the International Strategic Advisory Board of data and analytics behemoth Dun & Bradstreet.
  • Dun & Bradstreet has been a trusted brand in business decision-making data, analytics, and ratings for almost 180 years.
  • In October 2020, Kumar stepped down as Chairman of SBI.
  • He formerly worked for HSBC’s Asia division in Hong Kong as a non-executive director, as a senior adviser for Baring Private Equity Asia, and as a consultant for Kotak Investment Advisors.
  • Rajnish Kumar serves on the boards of HSBC Asia Pacific, L&T Infotech, Hero MotoCorp, and BharatPe.

AAI and BEL collaborated to develop indigenous Air Traffic Management Systems.

  • BEL and AAI will collaborate to develop the Civil Air Traffic Management System (ATMS) with Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (ASMGCS).
  • It is a complex ground surveillance system that manages air traffic at airports and in Indian civil airspace to ensure safe flight operations from take-off to landing.
  • Air traffic control has two purposes: to ensure safety by maintaining separation between many planes and to manage airport operations efficiently.
  • In order to guarantee safe surface mobility in all weather situations at the airport, ASMGCS provides routing, guidance, and surveillance services to aircraft and vehicles on the ground.
  • The system is used to accommodate a significant amount of air traffic, including military flights, in congested airports and airspaces.

A Children’s Book "The Little Book of Joy" authored by Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu.

  • A picture book edition titled The Little Book of Joy, co-authored by Nobel Peace Prize winners the 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will be released in September 2022.
  • The illustrations provided by artist Rafael López and Rachel Neumann & Douglas Abrams collaborated on the text.
  • This book focuses on the meaning of true happiness, which is not in the materialistic world but lies in the nature of human beings.
  • In 2016, they also co-authored the book titled The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, which became a bestseller & sold more than 1 million copies and translated into more than 40 languages.

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