Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Russia, Pakistan to hold first-ever joint military exercises
Russia and Pakistan have agreed to hold first-ever joint military exercises as part of their enhanced defence cooperation. In this regard, an agreement was reached between both nations during a meeting between Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif in Moscow. As per the agreement, both nations will strive for Enhancing cooperation in defence industry and military training.

Obama to honour Satya Nadella with 'Champion of Change' award
US President Barack Obama plans to honour Microsoft's Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella with the 'Champions of Change' award for bringing about change within his company to support working families. Before being named CEO in February 2014, 47-year-old Nadella held leadership roles in both enterprise and consumer businesses across the company. The White House released a Middle Class Tax report highlighting his budget proposals to help those 44 million middle-class Americans. The 'Champions of Change' programme was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.

Mohan Kumar appointed as new Indian Ambassador to France

Senior diplomat Mohan Kumar, currently India's top envoy to Bahrain, has been appointed the next Ambassador to France to succeed Arun Kumar.  A 1981-batch IFS officer, Mohan Kumar is expected to take up his assignment shortly. The official announcement for Mohan Kumar's appointment comes six days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France.