Awards/Appointments/Places in News July 2016

Bhawana Kanth /Avani Chatuvedi/Mohana Singh

  • India’s first women fighter pilots (Bhawana Kanth, Avani Chatuvedi and Mohana Singh) were commissioned in the Indian Air Force on June 19, 2016.
  • Avani Chaturvedi, Bhavana Kant and Mohana Singh will go to Bidar in Karnataka for a yearlong stage-III training on Hawk advanced jet trainers, before they get to fly supersonic waiplanes.
  • This is the first time in the history of Indian military that women pilots have been commissioned.

Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir

  • US President Barack Obama nominated an Indian-origin diplomat, Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir as the next American Ambassador to Malaysia on June 17,2016.
  • She is a career member of the Foreign Service, Class of Counsellor, and was the Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, front 2011 to 2015.
  • She was served as the US Consul General in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom from 2000┬áto 2011.

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Virginia Raggi

  • Virginia Raggi was elected as the Rome’s first female Mayor on June 19, 2016.
  • She initially, became involved in politics in 2011. She involved with the Five Star Movement (M5S) in the spirit of mothers who want to change the world for their children.
  • Five Star Movement is a populist, antiestablishment, arid Euro-skeptic party co-founded in 2009 by popular Italian comedian Beppe Grillo with an aim to stop public water companies from falling into private hands, support sustainable development and environmentally friendly transport, ensure free internet access and promote environmentalism generally.
Updated: July 29, 2016 — 8:12 am

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