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Srishti Kaur wins Miss Teen Universe pageant

Srishti Kaur of India has been crowned Miss Teen Universe 2017 at Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. She won after beating 25 contestants from across the world. In addition, she also bagged an award for the best national costume. Her costume featured a peacock, the Indian national bird. She succeeds Nieveles Gonzalez of Puerto Rico as the Miss Teen Universe. Kaur had also won the title of Miss Teen Tiara International at the beginning of this year beating 29 contestants.

Kaur, a resident of Noida is currently pursuing her education at London School of Fashion.

Miss Teen Universe pageant

Miss Teen Universe pageant was started six years ago. The pageant is organized by the Miss Universe organisation for teens aged 15 to 19.  The event takes place once in a year. The winner is decided based on the physical beauty, incorporating qualities such as personality, talent, and intelligence.


Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed CRPF chief

IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar has been appointed as the Director-General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The appointment has come two days after 25 CRPF personnel were ambushed by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district. The CRPF was functioning without a head for the past two months after the retirement of K. Durga Prasad on February 28, 2017.

Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar is a 1983 batch IPS officer belonging to the Uttar Pradesh cadre. He is the Director General of the Narcotics Control Bureau.

In another key appointment, IPS officer R.K. Pachnanda has been named the director general of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). R.K. Pachnanda is a 1983 batch IPS officer of West Bengal cadre. He will take charge after the retirement of Krishna Chaudhary in June-end.


Nita Ambani made member of IOC’s important Commissions

Nita Ambani has been made member of two important commissions of IOC’s governing body. She has been made as a member of the prestigious Olympic channel and Olympic education Commission. Nita Ambani already holds the distinction of being India’s first woman International Olympic Committee member. She was elected as an individual member of International Olympic Committee (IOC) last year. She will serve the IOC till she turns 70.

IOC has announced the composition of 26 commissions for 2017. The composition of the IOC commissions for 2017 has seen a 70% increase in female participation since September 2013. The commissions have also been constituted to reflect a broader geographical representation and include a number of new faces.

Nita Ambani has replaced International Paralympic Committee President Philip Craven to be one of the 16 members of the Olympic Channel Commission headed by United States Olympic Committee Chairman Lawrence Francis Probst. The Olympic Channel is a digital channel which is estimated to cost about USD 600 million over the first seven years. It was launched last year during Rio Games. The channel aims to promote Olympic sports and values all round the year. The channel is based in Madrid.

Nita Ambani is also named in the 24-member Olympic Education Commission headed by Barry John Maister of New Zealand.

Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal continues to be on the IOC Athletes Commission after her appointment in October last year.

Nita Ambani

Nita Ambani is the chairperson and founder of Reliance Foundation and a non-executive director of Reliance Industries. Nita Ambani is an ardent sports lover. With a family fortune of USD$20 billion, she is considered as India’s wealthiest woman. Forbes Magazine has adjudged Nita Ambani as the most influential women business leaders in Asia for the year 2016.