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News in Short - 18-April-2019

Jaideep Sarkar new High Commissioner to South Africa

Date: 18 April 2019 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Senior IFS officer Jaideep Sarkar was appointed as next High Commissioner of India to South Africa. He will succeed Ruchi Ghanashyam.
  • He is 1987-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. Prior to this appointment, he was serving as India’s ambassador in Bhutan,
  • In his diplomatic career, he had served in many different Indian missions in Tokyo, Seoul and Bangladesh. He also served in Finance Ministry from 1992-1996 with key responsibility to deal with economic relations with EU member countries.
  • In 2004, he was appointed as Director in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), where he had dealt with number of ministries including MEA, Finance and Planning.

Gagandeep Kang: 1st Indian female to get elected as Fellow of royal Society

Date: 18 April 2019 Tags: Honours & Awards
  • Dr. Gagandeep Kang (56) became the first Indian female scientist to be elected as a Fellow of the royal Society (FRS) in UK.
  • Dr. Kang is famously known as India’s vaccine “God Mother”. She has developed  vaccine against Rota Virus.
  • She is currently executive director of Translational Health Science and technology Institute at Faridabad, Haryana.