2 People in News- Ajay Data & Fayyaz Sheheryar
1. Ajay Data elected ICANN ccNSO council member
Ajay Data, Founder and CEO of Data XGen Plus, has become the first Indian to be appointed a member of the Country Code Names Supporting Organisation (ccNSO). The ccNSO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a policy-development body for global issues regarding country code top-level domains (ccTLD) within the ICANN structure.
The ICANN 2018 Nominating Committee announced the selection of leadership position for ccNSO here on Friday, according to a press release. Ajay Data will take up the position at ICANN’s 63rd Annual General Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, in October. He will be representing India at a global level. He will be the custodian of Asia, Australia and Pacific Islands as a member of ccNSO.
2. DG AIR elected AIBD President
The Asia-Pacific Institute of Broadcasting Development (AIBD) elected Fayyaz Sheheryar, Director-General of All India Radio, as its new President. This is the first time India has been elected for the position of president of AIBD. Established in 1977 under the auspices of UNESCO, AIBD is a unique regional inter-governmental organisation servicing countries of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ( UN-ESCAP) in the field of electronic media development. The elections were held at the 44th annual meeting of AIBD in Colombo.