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  • Vivek Ram Chaudhari Appointed as Chief of IAF

    5 days ago
    Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force Air Marshal, Vivek Ram Chaudhari has been appointed the subsequent Chief of Air Staff. The modern-day Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria is set to retire on September 30. Chaudhari had taken over as the vice chief on July 1 this year, after Air Marshal HS Arora retired. He is a recipient of the Param ....

    IRS JB Mohapatra as Chairman of CBDT

    25 days ago
    Indian Revenue Service officer JB Mohapatra was appointed as the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes. Highlights: His appointment was authorised today by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. He has served as the acting chairman of the CBDT. A 1985-batch IRS officer, Mohapatra was once given the extra cost as CBDT chairman after ....

    Bashin Reappointed as Advisory Board Chairman of CVC

    35 days ago
    The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has announced the re-appointment of T M Bhasin as chairman of the Advisory Board for Banking and Financial Frauds (ABBFF). Highlights: The panel used to be constituted to look at financial institution frauds of over Rs 50 crore and recommend action. The former vigilance commissioner, CVC, Mr Bhasin will now ....

    CEO of BARC - Nakul Chopra

    35 days ago
    Television monitoring corporation Broadcast Audience Research Council (Barc) has introduced the appointment of Nakul Chopra as its chief government officer (CEO) on 25 August 2021. Highlights: ♦ Former CEO Sunil Lulla has resigned to pursue his ambition as an entrepreneur. This announcement comes as Sunil Lulla has decided to resign from ....

    Mirabai Chanu as Ambassador of Amway

    40 days ago
    Directly promoting FMCG company Amway India has announced that it has appointed Olympian Saikhom Mirabai Chanu as the company ambassador for Amway and its Nutrilite range of products. Highlights: Chanu will spearhead the company’s campaigns centered on product tiers such as Nutrilite Daily, Omega and All Plant Protein amongst others. Chanu, ....

    Priyanka Chopra as Chairperson of MAMI Film Festival

    40 days ago
    Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas used to be introduced as the chairperson of the Jio MAMI Film Festival, nearly 4 months after Deepika Padukone stepped down from the position. Highlights: ♦ The Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) unveiled its plans for the coming year, version and the trade-in leadership. Priyanka was once unanimously ....

    First Female Director of ZSI in 100 Years

    52 days ago
    The Indian authorities approved the appointment of Dr Dhriti Banerjee as the director of the Zoological Survey of India. She is a prolific scientist conducting research in zoogeography, taxonomy, morphology and molecular systematics. Highlights: ♦ On the occasion of its centenary celebrations of ZSI in the year 2016, Banerjee had co-authored ....

    Noopur Chaturvedi as CEO of Bharat Bill Payment

    57 days ago
    Bharat Bill Payment System has delegated previous PayU and Airtel Installments Bank leader Noopur Chaturvedi as its new CEO. Highlights: ♦ Chaturvedi, preceding this arrangement, was the nation head for little and medium organizations at PayU. In a vocation spreading over almost twenty years, she has worked with Airtel Installments Bank, ....

    Grievance Officer for Twitter in India - Jeremy Kessel

    90 days ago
    Twitter has introduced the appointment of California-based Jeremy Kessel as the new Grievance Officer for India. Kessel is the Global Legal Policy Director of Twitter. The appointment of Grievance Officer via social media organizations is mandated underneath the new Information Technology Rules, 2021. However, the appointment of Kessel is not considered ....

    Head of Payments of WhatsApp - Manesh Mahatme

    90 days ago
    WhatsApp has appointed former Amazon executive Manesh Mahatme as a director to lead the increase of its payments enterprise in India. As Director, WhatsApp Payments-India, Mahatme will focus on improving the repayments experience for users, scaling the provider, and contributing to the messaging app’s vision of digital and financial inclusion in India.

    Aashish Chandorkar Appointed as a Director at WTO Mission of India

    101 days ago
    The authorities of India has appointed a private personality Mr Aashish Chandorkar as Counsellor in Permanent Mission of India in the World Trade Organisation for three years. Highlights: For the first time, a non-public person has been appointed at the Mission. Chandorkar is director of Bengaluru-based coverage think tank Smahi Foundation of Policy ....

    CEO of Microsoft Corp - Satya Nadella

    102 days ago
    Microsoft Corp, named Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella as its new chairman. He took over as the software program giant’s CEO in 2014, succeeding Steve Ballmer. Satya Nadella: He is credited with bringing new strength to the company, centered in 1975. The enterprise also appointed former chairman John Thompson as a lead independent director. ....

    Sanjeev Sahai to be Designated as New Chairman of Oil Regulator - PNGRB

    112 days ago
    Senior administrator and former electricity secretary, Sanjeev Nandan Sahai is set to take over as subsequent chairman of the PNGRB (Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board). A search committee headed by using V K Saraswat, Member (S&T), NITI Aayog, cleared the title of Sahai. Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board is a statutory physique ....

    Appointment of Director of CCMB - Dr Vinay K Nandicoori

    116 days ago
    Former IITian, Dr Vinay K Nandicoori, has been appointed as the Director at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, Telangana. He is a general molecular biologist and a scientist at the DBT-National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. Dr Nandicoori’s lookup activity appreciably spans molecular signalling networks ....

    RS Sodhi of Amul Elected to Board of IDF

    116 days ago
    The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has elected R S Sodhi who is a managing director of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd that sells branded products of Amul in India, to its board in the course of the typical assembly held on June 01. Sodhi is alumni of the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA). He joined Gujarat Cooperative ....

    WhatsApp Appoints Grievance Officer - Paresh B Lal

    116 days ago
    The messaging app WhatsApp has designated Paresh B Lal as the Grievance Officer for India. Highlights: WhatsApp has to date the essential points on its website for contacting Mr Lal because, under the IT law, social media groups are required to display the names and different small print of their criticism officers on their websites. The appointment ....

    B.V.R. Subrahmanyam Appointed as Commerce Secretary

    120 days ago
    The Cabinet Appointment Committee (ACC) has approved the appointment of B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary Jammu & Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir), to hold unique positions the Ministry of Commerce, an order by the Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Appeals and Retirement. About Mr. Subrahmanyam: ♦ Mr Subrahmanyam is a 1987 IAS officer ....

    Appointment of CBI Director

    122 days ago
    Subodh Kumar Jaiswal has been appointed as the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) by the Central Government. The Director of the CBI was appointed under Section 4A of the Delhi Special Police Agency Act of 1946. About Appointment of CBI Director: ♦ The organization's administration is overseen by the Director of ....

    Jagjit Pavadia Elected as President of INCB

    122 days ago
    Jagjit Pavadia, the former Narcotics Commissioner of India and a retired officer of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs), has been elected president of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). She is the first Indian to be heading the Vienna-based organization and the second lady to hold this office. The Board will pay unique interest to the ....

    Manisha Kapoor Joins Executive Committee Of ICAS

    136 days ago
    Manisha Kapoor, the general secretary of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), has been named to the International Council for Advertising Self-Regulation (ICAS) executive committee. Highlights: ASCI was a member of the executive committee for a two-year term until April. Kapoor will now serve as the committee's chairman until ....

    Martin Griffiths Appointed New UN Humanitarian Chief

    137 days ago
    Veteran British diplomat Martin Griffiths has been appointed as the new Chief at the United Nations (UN) Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs office, for a period of five years. Griffiths will replace Mark Lowcock as the new Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC) of OCHA. He is presently serving as ....

    Padmakumar Nair Appointed As Chief Executive Officer Of National Asset Reconstruction Company

    137 days ago
    ♦ Padmakumar M Nair has been appointed as the CEO of the proposed National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd. Presently Padmakumar is the Chief General Manager of Stressed Assets Resolution Group at SBI. ♦ National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd. is a proposed bad financial institution for taking over the harassed property of lenders and ....

    Siddharth Longjam - New NADA DG

    165 days ago
    Siddharth Singh Longjam (IAS Officer) will take over Director-General of the National Anti-Doping Agency. Siddharth Longjam: Longjam is presently serving as joint secretary in the ministry of sports and he is also the CEO of the suspended National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL). Siddharth will replace Navin Agarwal who listed the advent of Athletes ....

    Appointment of CBI Director

    206 days ago
    The Supreme Court has filed a writ petition requesting the appointment of a regular Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The Director of CBI was appointed in accordance with Article 4A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act of 1946. Highlights: ♦ The Director of the CBI has obtained a two-year term guarantee under ....

    Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes Vijay Sampla

    214 days ago
    Vijay Sampla was appointed as the chairman of the National Committee of Scheduled Castes (NCSC). Highlights: ♦ NCSC is a constitutional body dedicated to safeguarding the interests of the predetermined caste (SC) in India. ♦ Article 338 of the Indian Constitution concerns the committee: It stipulates the predetermined caste and the ....

    Preeti Sinha Appointed as Executive Secretary of UNCDF

    223 days ago
    The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has appointed Preti Sinha as its executive secretary. She is an investment and development banker of Indian origin. Highlights: ♦ The Executive Secretary will focus on providing microfinance assistance to women, youth, and small and medium-sized enterprises in underserved communities. The ....

    First Woman to Lead WTO - Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

    223 days ago
    The economist of Nigeria Ngozi Okonjo Iweala was appointed as the head of the World Trade Organization. She has become the first woman to hold this position. Highlights: ♦ With the rise of protectionism, she also became the first African to be responsible for it. Okonjo-Iweala was appointed Director General by representatives of the 164 member ....

    Chairman Appointed for National Safety Council (NSC)

    234 days ago
    The Ministry of Labor and Employment has appointed Shri S.N. Subrahmanyan, CEO and Managing Director, L&T Ltd, as Chairman of the National Safety Council for a period of three years. About National Safety Council: ♦ The Ministry of Labour of the Government of India established the National Safety Council (NSC) in 1966 to initiate, develop ....

    New Vice President ABU Was Elected

    284 days ago
    CEO, Prasar Bharati was elected as the Vice President of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU). Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU): ♦ ABU was established in 1964 and is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-political professional association whose mission is to assist the development of broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific region. ♦ ABU ....

    Indian-origin Anil Soni appointed as CEO for WHO Foundation

    294 days ago
    World Health Organisation (WHO) has appointed Indian-origin Anil Soni as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the WHO Foundation. Global health expert Soni will assume his role as its inaugural CEO on 1st January 2020. He will be the first CEO of the newly launched WHO Foundation. In his new role, Soni will accelerate the WHO Foundation's work ....

    Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry took charge as Director General Border Roads

    298 days ago
    Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry assumed the charge as 27th Director General Border Roads (DGBR) on the 1st December 2020. Prior to this, he held the appointment of ADG LW&E in QMG’s Branch at Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army). Lt Gen Chaudhry: Lt Gen Chaudhry was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers from Indian Military ....

    New Director For The Border Highway Bureau Was Appointed

    298 days ago
    Lieutenant General Rajeev Chaudhry took over as Director of the Border Highway Bureau (DGBR). Highlights: ♦ Initially, BRO operated under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. But since 2015, it has been under the management of the Ministry of Defense and started to operate. ♦ BRO is operational in 21 States and 1 Union Territories ....

    Tummala Srinivasa appointed as the new INCOIS Director

    332 days ago
    Tummala Srinivasa Kumar took charge as the new Indian National Centre for Ocean Information System (INCOIS) Director. INCOIS is an autonomous organization of the Government of India, under the Ministry of Earth Sciences. Highlights: ♦ India has a tsunami early warning system established at Indian National Centre for Ocean Information System ....

    Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha appointed as New Chief Information Commissioner

    332 days ago
    The Government of India is set to appoint former Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer and Information Commissioner Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha as the new Chief Information Commissioner. Appointment: The commissioners are appointed by the President of India on the recommendation of a committee. As per the RTI Act, the appointment of commissioners in ....

    LT GEN Nanda Kishore Sahoo Assumes Appointment of Director General Dental Services

    339 days ago
    Lieutenant General Nanda Kishore Sahoo, assumed the appointment of Director General Dental Services and Colonel Commandant of Army Dental Corps on 12 Oct 2020. Highlights: ♦ During his distinguished military career of 37 years, he has held multiple important appointments including Command of a unit in Kashmir Valley, Command Advisor of Western, ....

    CSIR-CDRI Scientist Dr Saman Habib elected as a fellow of Indian National Science Academy

    340 days ago
    Dr Saman Habib, is elected as a fellow of Indian National Science Academy. Dr Saman Habib, Chief Scientist and Professor (AcSIR) in Molecular Biology Division, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow brought her outstanding work for understanding the malaria parasite. Highlights: Her research group’s interest in the malaria parasite is driven by the desire to ....

    SC appoints former justice Lokur to monitor steps to prevent stubble burning

    344 days ago
    The Supreme Court has appointed Justice Madan B Lokur, a former judge of the Supreme Court, as a one-person monitoring committee to prevent stubble burning in the states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, amid rising levels of pollution in the national capital and adjoining regions. Highlights: ♦ The judgment was passed by the Supreme Court ....

    Vishal V Sharma appointed as India's next permanent representative to UNESCO.

    344 days ago
    Vishal V Sharma has been selected as the next permanent representative of India to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He was selected with the rank of ambassador. Highlights: ♦ Vishal V Sharma was appointed as the replacement of Jawed Ashraf. ♦ He was appointed to the Permanent Delegation ....

    IWF appoint Michael Irani as interim President

    344 days ago
    The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on October 16, 2020, announced the appointment of Michael Irani as its interim President. Michael Irani was appointed after the resignation of IWF President Tamás Aján. International Weightlifting Federation (IWF): International Weightlifting Federation was founded in 1905 and had its ....

    Lt General M V Suchindra Kumar assumed command of Jammu-based 16 Corps

    350 days ago
    Lieutenant General M V Suchindra Kumar assumed charge as the General Officer Commanding (GoC) of the Indian Army's elite 16 Corps, known as White Knight Corps. He succeeded Lt Gen Harsha Gupta. XVI Corps (India): The XVI Corps of the Indian Army was established on 1 June 1972. It is headquartered at Nagrota Cantonment, Nagrota, Jammu district, ....

    KVIC appointed Fashion Icon Sunil Sethi as Advisor

    368 days ago
    Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has appointed Shri Sunil Sethi, a leading personality in the Indian fashion industry, as its advisor. Sethi will advise the Commission on latest design interventions in the readymade garments segment and promotion of Khadi in India and abroad. He appointment is be for a tenure of one year. Sunil Sethi: Mr ....

    Shri Narendra Singh Tomar assumed charge of Ministry of Food Processing Industries

    370 days ago
    Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar assumed charge as the Minister of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) in Panchsheel Bhawan on 23 September 2020. The Minister met all the senior officials and reviewed the schemes of the ministry. Tomar currently holds the charge of the Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, ....

    UN named Indian teenager Udit Singhal to 2020 Class of Young Leaders for SDGs

    374 days ago
    The United Nations has named Udit Singhal, an 18-year-old youngster from India has been named to the 2020 Class of 17 Young Leaders for the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). It is the highest-profile recognition opportunity for youngsters in the UN. Udit Singhal: Udit Singhal is the founder of Glass2Sand, a zero-waste ecosystem that addresses ....

    Colonel Dr Girija Mungali appointed in Asian Football Confederation task-force

    374 days ago
    Retd. Colonel Dr. Girija Shanker Mungali has been appointed a member of the Asian Football Confederation's task force. Teh task force consists of 7 members. The force aims to regulate football clubs in Asia and Australia. Colonel Dr Girija Mungali: Mungali is also currently serving as the Chairman of the Club Licensing Committee of the All ....

    Harivansh Narayan Singh elected as Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

    378 days ago
    Shri Harivansh Narayan Singh has been elected as the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha for the second time. Harivansh's name was proposed by the BJP president JP Nadda. The opposition had fielded Manoj Jha, an RJD member. Shri Harivansh Narayan Singh: Shri Harivansh hails from a poor family based in a Bihar. The 64-year-old JD-U leader is a post-graduate ....

    Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar was appointed as the Election Commissioner

    402 days ago
    Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as the new Election Commissioner. Mr Kumar will replace Commissioner Ashok Lavasa. Rajiv Kumar will assume office when the Commissioner Ashok Lavasa leaves his office on 31st August 2020. The outgoing Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa will join Asian Development Bank (ADB) as its vice president. Rajiv ....

    Satya Pal Malik appointed as Governor of Meghalaya

    406 days ago
    Satya Pal Malik took charge as Governor of Meghalaya on 18 August 2020. He replaced Tathagata Roy who completed his five-year tenure on the gubernatorial post. Satya Pal Malik who is currently serving as the Governor of Goa was transferred and appointed as Governor of Meghalaya. Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been asked to discharge ....

    IRS Patanjali assumed charge as Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai

    414 days ago
    Senior IRS Shri. Patanjali has assumed charge as Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (Pr. CCIT), Mumbai on 10th August 2020. Prior to this, Patanjali served as the Director-General of Income Tax, Investigation Wing, Bengaluru for the state of Karnataka & Goa. Patanjali: Shri Patanjali is one of the senior-most Indian Revenue Service officers ....

    Prof. Dr. Pradeep Kumar Joshi took oath as Chairman of UPSC

    416 days ago
    Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Kumar Joshi took the oath of office and secrecy as Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 7 August 2020. The oath office was administered by Shri Arvind Saxena, the outgoing Chairman of the Commission. Prior to this Prof.(Dr.) Joshi served as a Member of UPSC. Highlights: Prof.(Dr.) Joshi joined the Commission ....

    Sashidhar Jagdishan to be the new CEO of HDFC Bank

    419 days ago
    Sashidhar Jagdishan is to be the next Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HDFC Bank. He will replace Aditya Puri as the head of the private sector lender. The RBI on August 4 approved the appointment of Sashidhar Jagdishan as MD & CEO of HDFC Bank for three years. Sashidhar Jagdishan: Sashidhar Jagdishan has worked with ....

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