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Arvind Kejriwal placed in Fortune 50 leaders

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The man who brought change in the Indian politics heading the Capital of the nation, Arvind Kejriwal has been placed in the Fortune 50 leaders listed by Fortune magazine.

Flash points

  • The 47 year old Aam Aadmi founder is placed in the top 50 leaders of the world released by Fortune
  • He is the only Indian leader to occupy the list placed at 42nd position
  • The list is headed by Amazon chief Jeff Bezos
  • The list also includes the Indian American South Carolina’s governor Nikki Haley is also on Arvind Kejriwal placed in Fortune 50 leadersthe list at 17th while another Indian- American Resham Saujani is at the 20th spot
  • Arvind Kejriwal has been placed at the list for his efforts to curb pollution in the capital through Odd-even scheme
  • His efforts paid off by bringing down 13% of the particulate concentration

Women to be noted

  • Saujani-Founder and CEO of tech organization ‘Girls Who Code’
  • Her organization aims to get more women into computer science and by the end of this year, more than 40,000 girls will have gone through its training and internship programmes
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2), Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at (3), IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (36), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-chair and CEO Melinda Gates(41)
  • Another South Asian to be noted is Sheik Hasina(10), PM of Bangladesh
  • She has committed Bangladesh, the nation with the world’s fourth-largest Muslim population, to securing legal protections for women and helping them attain more education, financial freedom, and political power