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TOP – 10 HEADLINES – 24.01.2014
1. This year, 40 officers of the Customs & Central Excise Department have been selected for grant of Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificate for ‘Specially distinguished record of service’.
2. Richard Rossow has been named the Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies the Centre for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), a leading Washington think tank.
3. In Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission EC would be starting a voter helpline in all 75 districts.
4. Finance Minister P Chidambaram has assured global investors that India is prepared to face the impact of US Fed tapering.
5. Indian-American professor Rakesh Khurana has been appointed Dean of the prestigious Harvard College.
6. The Kerala government unveiled a comprehensive medical insurance scheme for the 56,000 police force, at an annual outlay of Rs 20 crore, with no liability on the part of those insured.
7. Eight Indian-American students are among the 40 finalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search competition, America’s premier national science research competition for high school seniors.
8. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw of the country’s largest biotech research firm, Biocon Ltd, has been named winner of the 2014 Othmer Gold Medal, a top award of the US-based Chemical Heritage Foundation.
9. US-based leading online newspaper Huffington Post is planning to launch an India edition by May this year and negotiations are currently under way to finalise a local partner for this venture.
10. Hopeful of launching flights in India in next 2-3 months, Air Asia chief Tony Fernandes says that airline would introduce low fares, which would be cheapest in the market.