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Hardik Satishchandra Shah becomes new Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
Hardik Satishchandra Shah is a 2010 batch IAS officer
He has been appointed as Private Secretary to the Prime Minister on a co-terminus basis
He is currently serving in the PMO as Deputy Secretary
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ICRA appoints N. Sivaraman as its MD and Group CEO
ICRA is one of India’s domestic rating agencies
N Sivaraman is now its new managing director and group chief executive officer for three years
CARE, ICRA and CRISIL are India’s top domestic rating agencies
Quick Fact: ICRA is headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana
Bijapur, Chhattisgarh tops Niti Aayog’s aspirational districts ranking
Since May 2018, districts have been ranked by NITI Aayog based on progress made (‘delta ranking’) on a real-time basis.
Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh has topped the list
Ri-Bhoi (Meghalaya) and Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh) have ranked at the second and third positions, respectively.
Harikrishna wins second place at Biel Chess Festival
P Harikrishna is an Indian grandmaster
He finished second in the rapid section of the 53rd Biel International Chess Festival in Switzerland.
Radoslaw Wojtaszek of Poland won against him to come first
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Padma Shri awardee Sonam Tshering Lepcha passes away
Sonam Tshering Lepcha won the Padmashri for his contribution in the field of folk music.
He belonged to Kalimpng, West Bengal.
Although he was a soldier, he later travelled within Sikkim to compile a wide range of Indian folk and traditional Lepcha songs and played folk music on All India Radio in 1960
Quick Fact: Lepcha is one among the main tribe and indigenous people of Sikkim
Apple becomes world’s most valuable company
Apple Inc’s stock has increased by 10% to a record high.
This development has made Apple the world’s most valuable publicly listed company.
This was Apple’s largest one-day percentage gain since March 13