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Vikas Thapar appointed as Vice President of Micromax

Homegrown smartphone maker Micromax has appointed Vikas Thapar as its Vice-President for Finance.

In his new role, Thapar will be responsible for strengthening the company’s asset and revenue base. He will also responsible for steering external relationship developments with key partners including bankers, investors, equity partners and the government.

He will also look after company’s financial and management accounting, financial resourcing and fund syndication, and group operations.

Prior to this appointment, Thapar was executive director at Avocado Management Services. He also has worked with Bharti Airtel, One97 Communications (PayTm) and Morepen Laboratories

About Micromax

  • Micromax is consumer Electronics Company with the business of manufacturing of Mobile phones, Smartphones, Tablet Computers and LED Televisions.
  • It is headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana. It was started in 2000 as an IT software company and worked on embedded platforms.
  • Later it started manufacturing low cost mobile and featured smartphones. Micromax is the tenth largest handset seller in the world as of Q3 2014.

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Charlie Hebdo awarded 2015 PEN Freedom of Expression Courage award

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was presented a Freedom of Expression Courage award from the PEN American Center.

Editor-in-chief Gerard Biard and critic-essayist of Charlie Hebdo, Jean-Baptiste Thoret accepted the award at a function held at the American Museum of Natural History.

The satirical magazine was recognized for this award by PEN American Centre as 12 of its staff members had died during January 2015 terrorist attack on its Paris based office.

About Charlie Hebdo

  • Charlie Hebdo is a weekly French satirical news magazine.
  • It is being published since 1970 and had break between 1981 and 1992.
  • The magazine is mainly known for its controversial provocative cartoons and caricatures that had targeted extreme right, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, politics, culture and others.
  • Stephane Charbonnier, editor of the magazine had described the magazine as left-wing, secular and atheist.

It should be noted that PEN American Centre (Founded in 1922) is an association of around 4000 United States writers. These writers are working to break down barriers for free expression worldwide. These distinguished writers are having high achievements in literature and in the advancement of human rights.

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