Monthly Archives: June 2014

Srinivasan becomes first ICC chairman

N. Srinivasan was on Thursday formally appointed the first chairman of the ICC after its 52-member council approved a controversial revamp of the body’s administrative structure. The full council approved the amendments to the ICC’s Memorandum and Articles of Association … Continue reading

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Salman Rushdie wins Pen Pinter writing prize

Indian-born Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie was on Friday named the winner of this year’s prestigious Pen Pinter prize for his outstanding literary output and support for freedom of expression. The award was established in 2009 by writers’ charity … Continue reading

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Sanjaya Rajaram chosen for World Food Prize

Sanjaya Rajaram, veteran plant scientist, has been chosen for this year’s World Food Prize for his “scientific research that led to a prodigious increase in world wheat production.” Announcing this, M.S. Swaminathan, founder of the M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation … Continue reading

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Kolkata Airport Bags Service Quality Award

Kolkata Airport has won the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award by Airport Council International (ACI) in the category of the best improved airport in Asia Pacific Region. This category includes airports which have experienced the biggest improvement in ASQ rating … Continue reading

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