Current Affairs 15th December, 2015: Lifetime achievement awards for Kumar Sanu and Bappi Lahiri
AK Jain is the new Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes
15.12.2015: A K Jain is appointed as the new Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes. A K Jain is the senior revenue service office. He belongs to 1978 batch of Indian revenue services. His appointment as Chairman for CBDT was approved by Appointment Committee of Cabinet. His tenure is two months, till January 2016, according to official information. He is also presently serving as additional charge of Member, personnel and vigilance in CBDT.
Amit Kumar Garg Appointed as CFO of NIIT Tech
15.12.2015: NIIT Tech announced the appointment of Amit Kumar Garg as the new Chief Financial Officer. He studied MBA from MIT Slaon school of management, Cambridge. He has more than twenty years of experience in finance function. Earlier, he served in various organizations such as American Express Financial Centre, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Fidelity International. Garg will succeed Amit Roy as the CFO of NIIT Tech.
Genesis 2016 Prize for Violinist Itzhad Perlman
15.12.2015: Israeli-Us violinist Itzhak Perlaman won the 2016 Genesis Prize Laureate. He was chosen for the prize for his accomplishments as a musician and advocate for disable people. He will be given the award on 23rd June next year. The award will be handed over to him in Jerusalem by Binyamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel. Genesis Prize is known as the Jewish Nobel. The prize money is 1 million US dollars.
Lifetime achievement awards for Kumar Sanu and Bappi Lahiri
15.12.2015: Music director Bappi Lahiri and Singer Kumar Sanu are honored by west Bengal state with life time achievement awards. The awards were handed over to the recipients by chief minister of west Bengal, Mamata Banerjee at Annual Bangla Sangeet Mela. Other who received the awards are musician Santanu Moitra – Sangeet Mahasamman Award, Dwijen Mukhyopadhyay, Ajoy Chakraborty, Sandhya Mukherjee, Nachiketa, Sriradha Bandyopadhyay, Dileep Kumar Bose and Fakir Alamgir. Bishesh Sangeet Samman award and special Sangeet Samman awards were also given away in the event.