Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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Raja Rajeswari, first Indian-American woman judge of New York
Ms. Raja Rajeswari became the first Indian-born woman to be appointed a judge in New York City. She was sworn-in as a criminal court judge in New York by Mayor Bill de Blasio along with 27 other judges. They were appointed as judges earlier to the Family Court, Criminal Court, and Civil Court, which are part of the New York State Unified Court System. Previously, Rajeswari had worked for her entire career with the Richmond County District Attorney’s (DA) Office in several bureaus such as Criminal Court, Sex Crimes Special Victims Bureau and Narcotics, Supreme Court. Prior to this appointment she had served as Deputy Chief of the Special Victims Unit for more than four years in DA’s office. Ms. Rajeswari  was born in Chennai and had migrated to United States when she was 16. Apart from her legal acumen, she is also an accomplished Bharathanatyam and Kucchipudi dancer. Currently, there are two male judges of Indian descent in civil court settings. They are Jaya Madhavan in the New York City Housing Court in Bronx County and Anil C. Singh of 1st District of New York County Supreme Court.

Corporation Bank, New India Assurance Company signs MoU on PMSBY
Corporation Bank and New India Assurance Company Ltd signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for implementing Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana [PMSBY], central government`s scheme to provide security against personal accidental risk and permanent or partial disability.  Under PMSBY, Bank`s Aadhar-linked SB account holders will be eligible for coverage against personal accidental risk, permanent/partial physical disability up to Rs 2 lakh. One has to pay a nominal premium of Rs 12 plus service tax.  New India Assurance Company Ltd will issue a master policy under group insurance scheme, which is voluntary for the customers.  The social security scheme is meant for all Aadhar linked SB account holders who are not covered under any other social security scheme, whose age is in between 18 to 70 years can enroll in to the scheme by paying a premium amount, a bank communique here states.

Railways win 5th Senior Men’s National Hockey championship

Railway Sports Promotion Board has won the 5th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship 2015. In the final match, they defeated Uttar Pradesh Hockey by 5-3 goals which was played at Pune. While in this championship, the 3rd Position was secured by Air India Sports Promotion Board who had outplayed Hockey Gangpur-Odisha by 5-3 goals. Individual awardees in this tournament are Best Goal Keeper- Arpit Chaudhari of Jharkhand. Best Defender- Amit Rohidas of Railway Sports Promotion Board. Best mid Fielder- Jasjeet Singh of Railway Sports Promotion Board. Best Forward- Lalit Upadhyay of Utter Pradesh. Promising player of the championship- Vikramjeet Singh of Punjab. Promising player from Maharashtra- Akash Chikate.