Persons in News Current Affairs - 2020

Madhukar Kamath elected chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations

Madhukar Kamath, chairman emeritus of advertising firm DDB Mudra group, has been elected as chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for year 2019-2020. He has more than 4 decades of experience in advertising and marketing services.

About Madhukar Kamath

He has also been president of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) chairman of The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) and chairman of Mudra Foundation. He has been on the board of the industry body, which certifies circulation figures of its member publications. He also helped Omnicom acquire Mudra Group and integrate it into DDB Worldwide Network. He has served as chairman and mentor of brand consultancy Interbrand and has led several industry bodies.

About Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) of India

It is a not for profit circulation-auditing organisation. It is responsible for certifying and auditing the circulations of major publications, primarily of newspapers and magazines in India. It is a voluntary organisation, founded in 1948. It is private entity operating in different parts of the world. ABC’s services such as certificates of circulation are being availed by advertisers, publishers, advertising agencies and organisations connected with print media advertising.

Prof Muhammad Yunus conferred Lamp of Peace of Saint Francis  award by Vatican

Vatican awarded Bangladesh’s Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus prestigious ‘Lamp of Peace of Saint Francis ‘ award for his contribution towards establishing peace and harmony.

Prof Muhammad Yunus

He is Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist, and civil society leader. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (2008) for founding Grameen Bank and pioneering concepts of microcredit and microfinance.

About Lamp of Peace of Saint Francis Award

It aims to honour those who work towards promoting peace and harmony. It was first presented by Vatican in 1981 to Polish trade union leader Lech Walesa. Some of its recipients include Pope John Paull II, Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa and former Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Its last two winners were Angela Merkel and King Abdullah II of Jordan.