Left Menu
Development News Edition

Sitharaman, Jaishankar to be conferred Distinguished Alumni Award by JNU

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 12-06-2019 16:53 IST | Created: 12-06-2019 16:50 IST
Sitharaman, Jaishankar to be conferred Distinguished Alumni Award by JNU

Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will be conferred the Distinguished Alumni Award by Jawaharlal Nehru University. The Executive Council of JNU approved a proposal to bestow the award on Finance Minister Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister Jaishankar, during the third convocation of the varsity to be held in August this year, Pramod Kumar, the university registrar, said.

Sitharaman completed her MA and M Phil degrees from the School of Social Sciences and School of International Studies, respectively. Jaishankar completed his M Phil and doctoral research in the School of International Studies where he specialised in nuclear diplomacy.

"Their highly distinguished career and achievements have made the university very proud and they are a great source of inspiration for JNU students and researchers. They will be the first recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award to be conferred by the university," Kumar said.



COVID-19 seems cooking biggest ever global scam

The increasing number of corruption cases on COVID-19 funds from throughout the world and involvement of high profile persons indicate that the countries cant ignore corruption in their pandemic response programs. This has generated the nee...

Health Management Information Systems lack holistic, integrated, and pandemic resilient character

Being a part of the United Nations system, the World Health Organization WHO deserves its share of rebuke for its alleged failure issue COVID-19 health emergency alerts on appropriate time. However, the pandemic has also exposed loopholes i...

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

COVID-19: Weighing up the benefits and limitations of edtech platforms

Edtech companies shouldnt focus on merely pushing contents, but to provide an interactive, effective teaching and learning environment. ...


Latest News

Air NZ puts on hold international flights into New Zealand on govt's request

Air New Zealand on Tuesday said it has put a hold on new bookings of international flights into New Zealand following a request from the New Zealand government to restrict inbound passenger numbers due to limited quarantine facilities. The ...

Health News Roundup: U.S. CDC reports 2,886,267 COVID cases; Spanish island trails COVID tracing app and more

Following is a summary of current health news briefs.U.S. CDC reports 2,886,267 coronavirus casesThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC on Monday reported 2,886,267 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 44,361 cases from...

Mahomes, Chiefs agree to 10-year, $450M extension

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a 10-year, 450 million contract extension through 2031, ESPN reported Monday. It is the richest contract in the history of North American team sports and includes an injury guarantee of 1...

New Zealand government and Air NZ pause inbound flights on quarantine facility crunch

The New Zealand government said on Tuesday it agreed with Air New Zealand Ltd to put a short-term hold on new bookings of inbound international flights, in a bid to restrict passenger numbers because of limited quarantine facilities.We are ...

Give Feedback