An 18-year-old Indian boy in the UAE has become the youngest affiliate with a global body for professional accountants, according to media reports.

A graduate from the Indian High School, Dubai, Ramkumar Raman has to complete three years of qualified work experience in order to attain the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) membership, reported the media.

Mr. Raman has been recognized by officials in the ACCA Middle East as the youngest ACCA affiliate ever registered among all other candidates, affiliates and members. The ACCA Academic Advisor Middle East, Mr. Herriot Fitgerald stated that Mr. Raman is the youngest ACCA affiliate. ACCA candidates generally start their qualification journey at the age of 18.

Founded in 1904, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants is the global professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification.
The examinations are split into three levels namely – The Knowledge module, Skills module and the Professional module totally making 14 papers. These papers are attempted over a span of three years.

As per his statement he began coaching for examinations in September 2012 and completed his final exams in June 2015.
 
 
London Sharad Utsav celebrated Durga Pujo at Ealing Town Hall from 22nd - 25th October. The 6 year old organization hosts one of the best Pujas in the UK and also popularizes Durga Puja in Kolkata as a global tourist destination by calling on all global NRIs to visit the Puja celebrations in Kolkata during Dussehra.

A line-up of cultural programs by renowned artistes, Phucka, jhaal Muri,Kolkata rolls, sarees, jewellery, Henna painting & various other stalls were the attractions at the event, including the book launch of 'What happened to Netaji' by Anuj Dhar.

Four years back, (LSU) London Sharad Utsav started a unique initiative called Global Durga Puja, whereby Kolkata Pujas were beamed live at the LSU venue at Ealing Town Hall, London. This year, it was taken to a new level with a new name called Global Connect, by Kolkatatoday.com.

Also, Wales Puja Committee and Bengali Association Midlands have joined in this initiative, leading to further globalization of this unique concept of Global Connect, an initiative of Kolkatatoday.com