27 Facts About Jayant Sinha

1. Jayant Sinha said that Kingfisher Airlines' dues amounted to Rs 294.69 crore, including penal interest of Rs 119.39 crore.

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2. In 1980, Jayant Sinha passed the JEE while in the 11th grade on his first attempt, and was admitted to Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

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3. Jayant Sinha was born in Giridih, Jharkhand, where his father, Yashwant Sinha, was stationed as an IAS officer.

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4. Jayant Sinha served on Omidyar Network's five—member global executive committee.

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5. Jayant Sinha has worked with the Air India Board to formulate the MaharajahDirect strategy for Air India to become a competitive global airline.

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6. Jayant Sinha developed the innovative AirSewa grievance redressal and flight information mobile app.

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7. At the launch of the scheme, Mr Jayant Sinha said the citizens would reap the benefit of development of remote areas, enhance trade and commerce and more tourism expansion.

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8. Jayant Sinha has worked on a variety of projects in Hazaribagh and Ramgarh districts such as fostering self-help groups, distributing solar lanterns, improving drinking water quality, and getting village roads built.

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9. Jayant Sinha is the son of Nilima Sinha and Yashwant Sinha, a senior Indian politician and former External Affairs Minister and Finance Minister of India.

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10. Jayant Sinha spent several years as a Managing Director at Courage Capital, a global special situations hedge fund.

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11. Jayant Sinha was most recently a partner at Omidyar Network.

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12. Jayant Sinha was born on 21 April 1963 in Giridih and is the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, a Member of Indian Parliament and formerly the Minister of State for Finance.

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13. While at IIT, Jayant Sinha met his future wife Punita, and they were married in 1986.

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14. Jayant Sinha served as Radio Announcer on Yuv Vani and Delhi B from 1983 to 1985.

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15. Jayant Sinha returned to India in 2002 with McKinsey, before leaving to join Courage Capital, a global special—situations hedge fund, to lead their India tech and investing efforts.

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16. In October 2016 Jayant Sinha signed an MoU between the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship for training of people in the various trades associated with the civil aviation sector to meet the potential of 60 lakh jobs in the next ten years.

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17. Jayant Sinha has worked to strengthen the airport infrastructure plan through the Next Gen Airports for Bharat Nirmaan to double the number of airports.

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18. Jayant Sinha is often credited with devising and driving innovative financing institutions, such as the National Infrastructure and Investment Fund, Long Term Irrigation Fund, India Aspiration Fund and Higher Education Financing Agency.

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19. Jayant Sinha was sworn-in as Minister of State in the Union Council of Ministers on 9 November 2014.

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20. In 2014, Jayant Sinha contested Lok Sabha elections from the Hazaribagh seat in his home state of Jharkhand.

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21. Jayant Sinha has been an active contributor to the BJP's efforts to develop new campaign management technologies and systems.

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22. Jayant Sinha has been active in Hazaribagh, assisting his father's election campaigns since 1998.

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23. Jayant Sinha was one of the Principal Authors of the McKinsey-Nasscom industry reports in 2000 and 2005.

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24. Jayant Sinha has participated in Indian politics and policy-making since the 1990s.

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25. Jayant Sinha led ON's overall investment strategy and operations in India.

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26. Jayant Sinha is the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, a Member of Indian Parliament and formerly the Minister of State for Finance.

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27. Jayant Sinha fed them sweets and hung marigold garlands around their necks.

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