Murthy Classical Library Series The ‘Murthy family of Bangalore’ established a new publication series called the Murthy Classical Library Series (MCLI) with a generous gift of $5.2 million to the Harvard University. What sets this exercise apart is that it makes a significant departure from the Orientalist project of the last couple of centuries, by aiming to look beyond Sanskrit and religion, and dipping into India’s multilingual literary heritage. In other words, the Murthy series seeks to broaden the idea of India. It promises to be pluralistic and inclusive.
AzimPremji AzimPremji pledged to donate $2 billion for improving school education in India by transferring 213 million equity shares of Wipro Ltd, held by a few entities controlled by him, to the AzimPremji Trust. This first of its kind donation by any Indian billionaire, we hope, will pave the way for many more.
Rupee symbol Research scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology D. Udaya Kumar displays the new symbol of the Indian currency designed by him, in Mumbai. India got a new symbol for its currency, the rupee, which the government hopes will reflect the growing might of the Indian economy. The new symbol, chosen after a nationwide competition, shows mix of the Devanagri 'Ra' and Roman R.
Chilean miners rescue Chilean miner Osman Araya, part of the group of 33 miners who had a harrowing 10-week ordeal in a collapsed San Jose mine, is welcomed by wife Angelica as he comes out of the Fenix capsule that brought him up to the surface.