Like every year, the Forbes Billionaires List 2015 has thrown up a fresh pecking order of 1,826 billionaires around the world. And like all times it has grabbed enough media and public attention. The whole lot worth $7.05 trillion, combine the wealth of last year’s $6.4 trillion and that of 290 more. The top 5 richest Indians have retained their positions.
The coveted list is not devoid of the fair gender occupying space and is sprinkled with a record number of 197 women, including 5 Indians, as compared to a total of 172 in 2014, writes Priyanka Bhardwaj.
The Supreme Court of India has reaffirmed people’s faith in the country’s apex judicial body meant to protect the rights of citizens, including freedom of speech and expression. Section 66(A) and its misuse was without doubt a major infringement of basic rights and dignity of an individual as it permitted the arrest of a person for posting “offensive” or “annoying” content online. Even more glaringly, the offenses under the Act were made cognizable which meant that the police could arrest an individual after registering a complaint, as opposed to powers vesting with a judicial magistrate.
The quashing of Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act) is one of the most significant decisions by the Supreme Court since India attained independence, writes Siddharth Srivastava.
India may have done poorly in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup as it lost the semi-finals against Australia, but there is another sport that has brought a smile to a nation with over a billion faces.
Local favorites Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth gave double delight to the nation by clinching their maiden women’s and men’s singles titles at the India Open Super Series badminton tournament in New Delhi, last month, writes Amit Kumar Das.
Over 550 philanthropists, physicians, business professionals and community leaders attended the Seventh Annual Scarlet Night Gala, a major fundraiser for the expansion of El Camino Hospital’s South Asian Heart Center programs in Mountain View, Calif. Siliconeer presents a report.
From the massive ski area of the Graubuden we headed across Switzerland to the French-speaking area of Lausanne and the overwhelming runs at world-famous Verbier. Before that, though, it was considered a good idea to do some warm-up runs at stops along the way such as Leysin and Les Diablerets, reminisces Al Auger.