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 1. Indian writer wins USD 100000 global book prize

Indian writer Annie Zaidi was announced as the 2019 winner of Nine Dots Prize. 
The 100,000 US dollars award is a prestigious book prize created to award innovative thinking that addresses contemporary issues around the world.
Mumbai-based Zaidi, a freelance writer won for her entry ‘Bread, Cement, Cactus` - combining memoir and reportage to explore concepts of home and belonging rooted in her experience of contemporary life in India.
2. UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award
Acharya Balkrishna, the managing director and chief executive officer of Patanjali Ayurveda, was felicitated with ‘UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award’ at UN Headquarters in Geneva.
The United Nations had chosen Acharya Balkrishna, among the 10 most influential people in healthcare.
He has been invited to Geneva on May 25 to deliver a talk among other speakers from UNICEF and WHO.
For the first time, UNSDG felicitated renowned people from across the world in the health sector.
Patanjali Ayurved is a company producing range Ayurvedic medicinal and personal care products, among other consumer items.
Popular yoga guru Baba Ramdev co-founded the company along with Balkshrina.

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