People in News: Kaushik Basu & NN Vohra

1. Kaushik Basu takes over as President of IEA

Kaushik Basu has taken over as president of the International Economic Association (IEA). Basu will serve a three-year term as the President. Kaushik Basu has served as India’s chief economic adviser from 2009 to 2012. He has also served as senior vice-president and chief economist at the World Bank from 2012 to 2016. At present, Basu is the C. Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell University. Read more

National News-Daily Digest: 6 Key Updates

1. The book titled ‘The Emergency-Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour’ launched

The book titled ‘The Emergency – Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour’ written by Surya Prakash was launched. Prakash is a chairman of PrasarBharati. The book was launched at a conference to mark the anniversary of the Emergency and to honor all those who fought for the restoration of democracy in the country in the mid-1970s. Read more

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