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Daily News Digest, 14th May 2016

Anjali Chandrashekar wins award on Nuclear disarmament

  • Anjali Chandrashekar has won the award at UN poster contest.
  • She has been awarded on creating awareness about nuclear disarmament during the poster contest.
  • She is a New York-based Indian Artists.

 Vijender Singh wins Super Middleweight contest

  • Vijender Singh wins Super Middleweight contest at Boltan in the UK.
  • He wins the match for the sixth successive victory times.
  • He has defeated Andrzej Soldra of Poland.
  • He will now contest for the World Boxing Organisation's (WBO) Asia title in New Delhi.

Justice Naveen Sinha becomes new Chief Justice of Rajasthan HC

  • Justice Naveen Sinha  has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court.
  • His oath has been administered by the Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh.
  • He became the 31st chief justice of the Rajasthan high court.
  • Sinha's oath taking ceremony was attended by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, members of the council of ministers, judges of the High Court and others dignitaries.

Fatma Samoura named first female secretary general of FIFA

  • Fatma Samoura has been named as the first ever female Secretary General of FIFA.
  • She is a 54-year old Senegalese UN diplomat
  • The announcement has been made by the FIFA President Gianni Infantino in Mexico.
  • Fatma is an outsider for the football world.
  • Earlier, she has worked on humanitarian crises with the United Nations for 21 years.  Currently, she is in Nigeria for the UN Development Programme.

The US passes comprehensive bill on painkiller addiction

  • The US has passed a comprehensive bill on opioid abuse.
  • It is a group of 18 measures designed to combat the nation's epidemic of addiction to painkillers.
  • The legislation provides the setup of the federal grants.
  • It also provides a task force designed to examine pain management methods and the prescribing of pain medication.
  • The legislation has been passed with 400 votes out of 405.

U R Rao honoured with IAF Hall of Fame award

  • Prof U R Rao has been honoured with the IAF Hall of Fame award 2016 by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF).
  • He is former Chairman of ISRO and Secretary of Department of Space.
  • He has been conferred this award for his outstanding contribution to the progress of astronautics within the framework of the International Astronautical Federation activities.
  • He will receive the award and a certificate on September 30 during 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • The award is given to the personalities for their contributions to the progress of astronautics and the federation.
  • The IAF Hall of Fame consists of a permanent gallery of such personalities including a citation, biographical information and a picture. 

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