Editor-in-Chief & Publisher: MIR JAVED RAHMAN


Major Leaguer
Indra Nooyi


Issue Date 19 - 25 Aug, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi is an Indian-born American businesswoman who was instrumental in the lucrative restructuring and diversification of soft-drink manufacturer PepsiCo, Inc.’s brands. Nooyi has risen to become one of the top female executives in the world from a modest beginning.
Nooyi received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Madras Christian College in 1976 and a master’s degree in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta in 1978. She then received an additional master’s degree in public and private management from the Yale School of Management in 1980. After working as a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group for six years, she held executive positions at Motorola, Inc., and the engineering firm Asea Brown Boveri (now ABB).
Nooyi joined PepsiCo as senior vice president of corporate strategy and development in 1994. In 2001 she was named president and chief financial officer of the company. She then assumed the title of CEO in October 2006 and became chairman of the board next year. Nooyi was the first woman to lead the soft-drink and snack-food giant and one of only 11 female chief executives of Fortune 500 companies.
Nooyi also serves as a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, International Rescue Committee, Catalyst, and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She was honored with the Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 2007 and was named CEO of the Year by Global Supply Chain Leaders Group in 2009.

 

 

 


Danube

Ancient Routes
Danube

After passing through several countries and absorbing countless lesser waterways, the Danube empties into the Black Sea south of the Ukrainian border. It rises in the Black Forest mountains of western Germany and flows for some 1,770 miles to its mouth on the Black Sea. Along its course it passes through 10 countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine.
The Danube Delta is one of Romania's leading attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage site. At Tulcea, the river splits into three separate channels: the Chilia, Sulina and Sfântu Gheorghe arms, creating a constantly evolving 4187 sq km wetland of marshes, floating reed islets and sandbars.
The Danube played a vital role in the settlement and political evolution of central and southeastern Europe. Its banks, lined with castles and fortresses, formed the boundary between great empires, and its waters served as a vital commercial highway between nations. The river’s majesty has long been celebrated in music. In the 21st century the river has continued its role as an important trade artery. It has been harnessed for hydroelectric power, particularly along the upper courses, and the cities along its banks – including the national capitals of Vienna (Austria), Budapest (Hungary), and Belgrade (Serbia) – have depended upon it for their economic growth.

Danube

WEEK IN HISTORY

19 August, 2010: Operation Iraqi Freedom ended with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.

WEEK IN HISTORY


20 August, 1991:
After an attempted coup in the Soviet Union, Estonia declared independence from the USSR.

21 August, 2000:  Tiger Woods became the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win 3 majors in a calendar year. He tied the to-par record for the PGA (-18) with Bob May, and won in a playoff.

22 August, 1962: The world’s first nuclear-powered passenger-cargo ship, NS Savannah, completed its maiden voyage from Yorktown, Virginia to Savannah, Georgia.

23 August, 1850: First US National Women's Rights Convention convened in Worcester, Massachusetts.

24 August, 1945: Thousands of Protestant Huguenots were massacred in Paris and throughout France by Catholics, in what became known as the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre.

25 August, 1991: The Croatian War of Independence broke out: Battle of Vukovar began, an 87-day siege of a Croatian city by the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA), supported by various Serbian paramilitary forces.


Musée d'Orsay

Vantage Point
Musée d'Orsay

The glorious former Gare d’Orsay railway station is home to France’s national collection from the impressionist, postimpressionist and art-nouveau movements spanning from 1848 to 1914.
The museum’s painting collections is centred on the world’s largest collection of impressionist and postimpressionist art.
Some of the highlights of the museum include Manet’s On The Beach and Woman With Fans; Monet’s gardens at Giverny; Cézanne’s card players and still lifes; Renoir’s Ball at the Moulin de la Galette and Young Girls at the Piano; Degas’ ballerinas; Toulouse-Lautrec’s cabaret dancers; Pissarro’s The Harvest; Sisley’s View of the Canal St-Martin; and Van Gogh’s self-portraits. There are also some magnificent decorative arts, graphic arts and sculptures.
The Gare d'Orsay railway station was inaugurated on the 14th of July 1900 for the Paris World Exposition and was considered a masterpiece of industrial architecture. But soon the platforms became too short for the now much longer trains and as early as 1939, the railway station was out of use. Over time it was used as a parking lot, as a shooting stand, as a theatre location and even as a reception centre for prisoners of war.
The train station had been completely abandoned since 1961 when it was saved from demolition by the French president Pompidou. In 1978 his successor, president Giscard d'Estaing, decided to use the Gare Inside the Orsay Museum, Paris d'Orsay as a museum for nineteenth and twentieth century art.

Musée d'Orsay

Republic of Ghana

FLAG
Republic of Ghana

In 1985, with her book The Sole Spokesman, Ayesha Jalal became one of the first Pakistani scholars and historians to construct an academically sound and largely objective study of the founder of Pakistan. In her book, Jalal eschewed every image of Quaid-e-Azam invented between 1947 and the late 1980s, and presented him as the man he really was.
The author uses numerous references and sources to bring to light a man who was highly intelligent, pragmatic, and extremely focused, but one who was vehemently opposed by the Indian nationalists. The book also highlights Quaid-e-Azam’s vulnerabilities as well as a man who could also often become melancholic in his outlook.


A World Of Languages

Linguistic Distribution
A World Of Languages

There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today. 23 of these languages are a mother tongue for more than 50 million people. These languages make up the native tongue of 4.1 billion people. This chart represents each of these languages and provides the number of native speakers (in millions).

Note: The areas represented conform to the data provided by “Ethnologue-Languages of the World.” These estimates are not absolute because the demography is constantly evolving.

Last week’s answers:
1. 1906
2. 1940
3. Karachi
4. 1947
5. Malik Ghulam Muhammad
6. 2010
7. Ahmed Ghulam Ali Chagla
8. Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan
9. Amiruddin Kidwai
10. 1998





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