Marco Lambertini : Director-General of the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) International

  1. The global conservation organisation, WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) appointed Marco Lambertini as Director-General (DG) of the WWF International.
  2. Kerala Tourism has been conferred the United Nation Award for creating innovative initiatives for sustainable tourism, the first time India has ever won the recognition.
  3. Laimdota Straujuna became the first female Prime Minister of Latvia after lawmakers have confirmed country’s first government led by female prime minister.
  4. IT major Wipro has been named “Leader in Worldwide Life Science Manufacturing and Supply Chain ITO” by technology research and advisory firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
  5. MINT is a newly developed acronym for group of countries which are promising investment destination. MINT countries are Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.
  6. President of Israel Shimon Peres set a new Guinness World Record. He delivered the largest online civics class in the world. He delivered the classes using Cisco’s advanced technology.
  7. Hamid Ansari, the Vice President of India released a book entitled ‘Leveraging Economic Growth for Collective Prosperity in South Asia‘ at a function in New Delhi. The book has been edited by Rashpal Singh, Sucha Singh Gill and Neetu Gaur.
  8. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved 5 Port projects worth 17630 crore rupees. The projects are aimed at augmenting the capacity of major ports by about 151 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). Out of 5 Port projects approved, four are container terminals and one is a multi-purpose cargo berth project in Mumbai port.
  9. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the proposal to convert and expand the pilot Programme of Burn Injuries of the 11th Plan period into a fully fledged National Programme on Prevention and Management of Burn Injuries (NPPMBI) during the remaining part of the 12th Plan period.
  10. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list of the birds indicates 15 species of birds from India as critically endangered.