Rohit Jawa appoints as MD and CEO of Hindustan Unilever

Rohit Jawa took charges as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL). Jawa has replaced Sanjiv Mehta who retired on Monday after the company’s annual general meeting. Mehta handed over the baton to Jawa, who was appointed as an Additional Director and CEO-Designate from April 1, from the close of business hours on June 26. Mehta was at the helm for almost a decade and was with the company for more than 30 years. Prior to this role, Jawa was the Chief of Transformation for Unilever in London. He had started his career with HUL as a management trainee in 1988 and has a proven track record of sustained business results across India, South East Asia, and North Asia.

India’s first hydrogen-powered train to run from Jind district, Haryana

In a significant step towards embracing sustainable transportation, India is poised to launch its first-ever hydrogen-powered train. Hydrogen trains, which rely on fuel cells to convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, offer a clean and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional diesel trains. This groundbreaking initiative marks a promising stride in India’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and combat pollution.

Indian-Origin Satellite Industry Expert Aarti Holla-Maini Appointed as Director of UNOOSA

Aarti Holla-Maini, a highly accomplished expert in the satellite industry of Indian origin, has been selected by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna. Her appointment follows the tenure of Simonetta Di Pippo from Italy. The primary objective of UNOOSA is to promote global collaboration in the peaceful exploration and utilization of outer space, as well as the effective application of space science and technology to foster sustainable economic and social progress.

Diksha Dagar wins record second ladies European tour event title

Indian golf player, Diksha Dagar has secured her second Ladies European Tour (LET) at the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open 2023. In the final, she defeated Trichat Cheenglab of Thailand. The 22-year-old southpaw Diksha won her first LET title back in 2019 in her rookie year and in 2021 she was part of the winning team at the Aramco Team Series in London. After Aditi Ashok, Diksha Dagar is the only other Indian woman golfer to have won two or more LET titles. She represented India at the Tokyo 2022 Olympics.

Jhulan Goswami, Heather Knight, Eoin Morgan join MCC World Cricket Committee

The MCC World Cricket Committee (WCC) has expanded its ranks by welcoming three new members: English players Heather Knight and Eoin Morgan, as well as legendary Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami. At the same time, former England captain Alastair Cook has stepped down from the Committee to focus on his playing career. With these new additions, the WCC now consists of 14 members, comprising current and former international cricket players, umpires, and officials from around the world.

Indian Women’s Doubles Pair Shines at WTT Tournament in Tunis

The Indian contingent showcased their exceptional skills and determination at the WTT(World Table Tennis) Contender tournament in Tunis(Capital of Tunisia). The women’s doubles pair of Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee emerged victorious after a thrilling final, marking a significant milestone for Indian badminton. Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee defeated Miyuu Kihara and Miwa Harimoto from Japan in the final. The Indian duo secured a 3-1 victory, showcasing their skills and resilience throughout the match. Their triumph marks the first Contender title for India in the current year.

IAF conducts Rannvijay exercise with integrated operations

The Indian Air Force recently concluded Exercise Ranvijay, a series of integrated wargames aimed at enhancing the skills of fighter pilots. The exercise, which took place from June 16 to June 23 in the UB Hills and Central Air Command Area of Responsibility, focused on executing full spectrum operations with an emphasis on integrated operations and the optimal utilization of the Air Force’s electronic warfare capabilities.

Priya A.S. received Sahitya Akademi Award 2023 for children’s literature

Priya A S, a talented writer, has been honored with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2023 in the Malayalam language for her novel “Perumazhayathe Kunjithalukal” (The Children Who Never Withered). This recognition adds to her previous achievement of winning the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Children’s Literature in 2020 for the same novel. With the Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2023, Priya A S’s talent and creativity in children’s literature have been acknowledged once again.

Assam govt to build 1st underwater tunnel between Numaligarh & Gohpur

Assam’s first underwater tunnel to be constructed between Numaligarh and Gohpur at a cost of Rs 6,000 crore. This groundbreaking project, estimated to cost Rs 6,000 crores, will be the first rail-road tunnel under the Brahmaputra River in northeast India. By connecting the north and south banks of the river, the tunnel will significantly improve connectivity between Numaligarh and Gohpur, making travel more convenient and efficient. With a length of approx 15 kilometers, it will bring about a transformational change in the transportation infrastructure of the region.

About Assam

Capital – Dispur, Chief Minister – Himanta Biswa Sarma,

Governor – Gulab Chand Kataria

Global Competitiveness Index 2023: India at 40

India has ranked 40th on the latest world competitiveness ranking released by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD). The country has slipped three spots from last year, but is still positioned better than the 43rd rank in 2019-21. According to the IMD’s World Competitiveness Centre (WCC) report, India progressed in government efficiency but lagged in business efficiency, infrastructure and economic performance.

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