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  • Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal resigned his position

    4 hours ago
    Jet Airways Founders Naresh Goyal and wife Anita Goyal have stepped down from the board of the cash-strapped airline. With this, Naresh Goyal ceases to be Chairman. Director Kevin Knight has also resigned. The board has accepted their resignations. The board also approved the issue of 11.4 crore equity shares to the lenders upon conversion of Re 1 of the outstanding debt. Lenders will infuse up to Rs 1,500 crore via debt instruments.

    AIBA President Gafur Rahimov resigns

    4 hours ago
    The Amateur International Boxing Federation (AIBA) President Gafur Rahimov announced his resignation. He cited the reason as the political based discussions were harming the organizations progress. Rahimov will be replaced by an interim president.  Rahimov was elected in November 2018 despite being on the U.S. Treasury Department’s sanctions list “for providing material support” to a criminal organization.

    Vice Admiral Karambir Singh is the next Chief of Indian Navy

    1 day ago
    The government of India appointed Vice-Admiral Karambir Singh, presently Flag Officer Commander-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) Eastern Naval Command as next Chief of the Naval Staff with effect from May 31, 2019. The present Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba retires on the same day. Born on November 03, 1959, Vice Admiral Karambir Singh was commissioned on July 01, 1980 into the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy. Vice Admiral Karambir Singh is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.

    Tata Coffee Appoints Chacko Purackal Thomas as MD And CEO

    1 day ago
    Tata Coffee announced the appointment of Chacko Purackal Thomas as the managing director and chief executive officer. He will replace Sanjiv Sarin. He will assume the charge from April 1, 2019.

    Japanese Olympic chief quits amid corruption allegations scandal

    20 March 2019
    Tsunekazu Takeda, the head of Japan's Olympic Committee (JOC), is stepping down over corruption allegations relating to the awarding of the 2020 Games to Tokyo. Takeda is being investigated by French prosecutors who are looking into claims that a €2 million (£1.7 million) bribe was paid to secure Tokyo's winning bid for the Olympic Games. Takeda was head of the Tokyo bidding committee when it was awarded the Games in 2013, defeating rival bids from Madrid and Istanbul.
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    Kazakhstan's 1st and only President resigns after 29 yrs in power

    20 March 2019
    Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan's first and only President, announced his resignation on March 19 after 29 years in power. He has been Kazakhstan's President since 1990 and was formally elected in 1991 after the fall of the Soviet Union. He received 98 percent of the votes. Nazarbayev would continue to chair the Security Council and remain the leader of the Nur Otan party. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, speaker of the upper house of parliament, will take over as the country's acting president for the remainder of his term in line with the constitution. About Kazakhstan: ♦ Capital: Astana ♦ Currency: Kazakhstani tenge

    Goa Speaker Pramod Sawant sworn-in as new Chief Minister of Goa

    19 March 2019
    Pramod Sawant (45), former Speaker of Goa legislative Assembly and MLA from Sankhelim in North Goa was sworn-in as 13th Chief Minister of Goa, succeeding Manohar Parrikar, who died on March 17 after a prolonged battle with advanced pancreatic cancer. Sudin alias Ramkrishna Dhavlikar of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Vijai Sardesai of Goa Forward Party were sworn in as Deputy Chief Ministers. Nine other leaders also took oaths as cabinet ministers.

    Aviva Life Insurance launches Special Mentorship Programme Wings

    18 March 2019
    Aviva Life Insurance announced the launch of ‘Wings’, a specially designed mentorship program to empower the female workforce. Wings program is an initiative of the SHE division of Aviva Life Insurance for mentoring all the women employees in Aviva.

    Santosh Jha appointed as The Next Ambassador Of India to the Republic Of Uzbekistan

    18 March 2019
    Santosh Jha presently Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Washington appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Uzbekistan. Presently, Mr Jha working as Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Washington DC USA.

    Pinaki Chandra Ghose named as Indias first Lokpal

    18 March 2019
    Pinaki Chandra Ghose is likely to be India’s first anti-corruption ombudsman or Lokpal. He is the former Supreme Court judge and current member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The decision was made by the PM-led high-level selection committee.  Mr.Ghose was appointed as judge of the Calcutta High Court in 1997 and went on to become Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh before his elevation to the Supreme Court in 2013. The Lokpal Act, which was passed in 2013 after a nationwide anti-corruption movement. The act provides for setting up of Lokpal at the centre and Lokayuktas in the States to probe corruption complaints against top functionaries and public servants. A Lokpal is an anti-corruption authority or ombudsman who represents the public interest. The Lokpal has jurisdiction over all Members of Parliament, central government employees, including the Prime Minister and the Chief Ministers in cases of corruption.

    S. Narasimha appointed as mediator to resolve disputes of cricket administration by SC

    16 March 2019
    Supreme Court appointed senior advocate P. S. Narasimha, as a mediator for resolving various disputes related to cricket administration in the country. A bench of Justices S. A. Bobde and A. M. Spare was informed by P. S. Narasimha that former apex court judge Justice (retd) D. K. Jain has assumed charge as the ombudsman of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The bench also asked P. S. Narasimha to look into the dispute relating to release of funds by the court-appointed committee of administrators to various cricket associations. About BCCI ♦ President – C. K. Khanna ♦ Headquarters – Mumbai

    M.R.Kumar takes charge as Chairman of LIC

    15 March 2019
    M.R.Kumar, the newly-appointed chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), has taken charge on 14th March. Mr.Kumar took over from Hemant Bhargava who had been the acting chairman since January 2019. Mr.Kumar had joined LIC as a direct recruit officer in 1983.  The government had also named two MDs for LIC, Vipin Anand and T.C. Suseel Kumar. About LIC: ♦ Founded: 1 September 1956 ♦ Headquarters: Mumbai, India ♦ Chairman: M.R.Kumar  ♦ Estimated asset value: ₹2,529,390 crore ♦ It is an Indian state-owned insurance group and investment company ♦ It is the largest insurance company in India

    Rahul Bajaj resigns as chairman of Bajaj Finserv

    14 March 2019
    Rahul Bajaj will step down as Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Financial services company ‘Bajaj Finserv’ on May 16. However, he will continue to serve the company as Chairman Emeritus. The 80-year-old has been at the helm of Bajaj Finserv since its inception in 2007 and the Bajaj Group for around five decades.

    Axis Bank names Rakesh Makhija as new Chairman

    13 March 2019
    Axis Bank has appointed Rakesh Makhija as Non-Executive Chairman for a period of 3 years. He will take over from Sanjiv Misra when his term ends on July 17. Makhija is also the Chairman of the bank's Nomination and Remuneration Committee. About Axis Bank: ♦ It is the third largest of the private-sector banks in India. ♦ Headquarters: Mumbai ♦ Founded: 1993, Ahmedabad ♦ Tagline: Badhti Ka naam Zindagi

    Mohammad Shtayyeh appointed as the Prime Minister of Palestine by its President Mahmoud Abbas

    12 March 2019
    President of Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas appointed Mohammad Shtayyeh as the Palestinian Prime Minister. He succeeds Rami al-Hamdallah who resigned from this post 6 weeks ago. He is 61 years old and is a member of the central committee of the president’s Fatah party.

    S. Mubarak appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of El Salvador

    11 March 2019
    Shri B. S. Mubarak, the Indian Foreign Service officer of 2001 batch, is presently the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Guatemala. About Guatemala ♦ Capital – Guatemala City ♦ Currency – Quetzal ♦ President – Jimmy Morales About El Salvador ♦ Capital – San Salvador ♦ Currency – United States dollar ♦ President – Salvador Sanchez Ceren  

    Kummanam Rajasekharan Resigns as Mizoram Governor

    10 March 2019
    Mizoram Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan stepped down from his post. Governor of Assam, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, has been given temporary charge of the Aizawl Raj Bhavan. Mr. Rajasekharan, who was former State president of the BJP in Kerala, sworn in as Governor of Mizoram in May 2018.

    Kaja Kallas elected as the first female Prime Minister of Estonia

    8 March 2019
    Kaja Kallas is the leader of country’s Reform Party. The Reform party beat the current prime minister Jüri Ratas’ lead Centre party, gaining 4 new seats in the parliament. Estonia also elected their first female president Kersti Kaljulaid in 2016. Estonia is a small country in the Baltic states that has been very active in the blockchain field.

    Scientist Ajit Kumar Mohanty appointed as BARC Director

    7 March 2019
    The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has appointed scientist Ajit Kumar Mohanty as its Director. He has been appointed for a period of three years. He is at present Director, Physics Group in BARC and Director, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics. The BARC is India's premier nuclear research facility based in Mumbai.

    Vedanta has appointed Ajay Kapur as the CEO of its aluminium and power business

    6 March 2019
    Vedanta has appointed Ajay Kapur as the Chief Executive Officer of its aluminium and power business. He joins Vedanta from Ambuja Cements where he was the MD and CEO for its India business.  Mr. Kapur brings with him an experience of 31 years across business verticals. He would drive key priorities for the aluminium business, which include a strong focus on volume and cost and improving efficiencies, among others.

    Sheikh Ahmad re-elected as President of Olympic Council of Asia

    6 March 2019
    Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah was officially re-elected for an eighth term as President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). He won a new five-year term until 2024. Tsunekazu Takeda, President of the Japanese Olympic Committee, also retained his position as a vice-president. About Olympic Council of Asia (OCA): ♦ Governing body of sports in Asia ♦ Headquarters: Kuwait City, Kuwait ♦ Founded: 16 November 1982 ♦ Membership: 45 National Olympic Committees ♦ Motto: Ever Onward

    Anil Kumble re-appointed as chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee

    4 March 2019
    Former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble has been reappointed as the Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee for the third consecutive time. This three-year stint will end in 2021 and be his final term as the Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee. Kumble has been the chairman of the committee since 2012. He had replaced former Windies' captain Clive Lloyd in 2012. Kumble was reappointed for his second term in the year 2016 which would keep him in office till 2018.

    P K Bezbaruah as the Chairman of Tea Board for a second tenure

    4 March 2019
    The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has approved the re-appointment of P K Bezbaruah as the Chairman of Tea Board for a second tenure. He was the first non-IAS chairman of the Tea Board.  In his tenure, he urged the Indian Tea Industry to explore export opportunities in the vast Chinese market and initiated a revamp of the old electronic auctioning system. The Tea Board originated when the Indian Tea Cess Bill was passed to provide for levying a cess on tea exports in 1903. The Current Tea Board was constituted on 1st April 1954 under section 4 of the Tea Act 1953. Tea Board functions under the Ministry of Commerce and Industries. It provides financial and technical assistance for cultivation, manufacture, and marketing of tea. It promotes Export. It Undertakes Research and Development activities. It provides financial assistance in a limited way to the plantation workers and their wards through labour welfare schemes.

    Ravneet Gill is appointed as MD and CEO of Yes Bank

    3 March 2019
    Ravneet Gill, Former India chief of Deutsche Bank, took charge as the Managing Director (MD) and chief executive officer of private sector lender Yes Bank. He will have a three-year term.  Mr.Gill succeeds Rana Kapoor, the co-founder of the bank, whose term ended on January 31, 2019. Mr.Ajai Kumar, one of the board members, was appointed as the interim CEO after Mr. Kapoor’s term ended. Yes Bank decided to search for a new chief executive after the RBI declined to extend Mr.Kapoor’s tenure beyond January 31, 2019, though the board had endorsed a three-year extension.

    Naresh Goyal agreed to step down as Jet Airways chairman

    2 March 2019
    This comes weeks after reports suggested that the cash-strapped Jet airline has agreed to most of the conditions set by its second-largest shareholder Etihad for its revival. Etihad had agreed to invest in Jet Airways if Goyal stepped down from the board. Etihad Airways owns a 24% stake in Jet Airways. Jet  airline had a gross debt of ₹8,411 crore as of September-end, including aircraft debt of ₹1,851 crore.

    Govind Prasad Sharma is appinted as the Chairman of NBT

    28 February 2019
    Educationist and Author Govind Prasad Sharma has been appointed as the Chairman of National Book Trust (NBT). Govind Prasad Sharma has served as the Principal of Government P.G. College in Madhya Pradesh and in other Educational sectors previously.  National Book Trust National Book Trust (NBT) is an apex body established by the Government of India in the Year 1957 under the Department Of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development.  Objectives of NBT  ♦ To produce and encourage the production of good literature in English, Hindi And Other Indian Languages. ♦ The major activities of NBT include publishing non- textbooks, organizing book fairs, book exhibitions, conducting literary events, activities for children, training in publishing throughout the country, participating in international book fairs to promote Indian literature.

    Muhammadu Buhari re-elected as Nigerian President

    28 February 2019
    Buhari, of the ruling All Progressives Congress party, secured 56 percent, or 15.2 million votes, in the February 23 polls. His main opponent, former vice president Atiku Abubakar of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), received 41 percent or 11.3 million votes. Muhammadu Buhari, 76-year-old, has been re-elected for a second four-year term. He was first elected president in 2015, becoming the first opposition candidate to defeat an incumbent and win the presidency.

    Trump appointed Kelly Knight Craft as US ambassador to United Nations

    26 February 2019
    Craft will replace former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who resigned her post in October 2018. Kelly Craft  is currently serving as the US ambassador to Canada, since September 2017. She has also been a strong backer of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement - pioneered by President Trump as a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Jonathan Cohen is currently serving as the acting UN ambassador.

    Saudi Arabia appoints first female ambassador to United States

    25 February 2019
    Saudi Arabia has appointed Princess Reema bint Bandar, a former business executive and philanthropist, as its first female ambassador to the United States. She replaced Prince Khalid bin Salman, amid fallout over journalist Khashoggi’s murder. She has been a leading advocate of female empowerment in the kingdom.

    Supreme Court appoints Lt General Ravi Thodge as 3rd member of CoA

    23 February 2019
    Indian Army's former Master-General of Ordnance (MGO), Lt General Ravi Thodge appointed as the third member of Committee of Administrators (CoA), which is overseeing BCCI's affairs. Vinod Rai (Head of CoA) and Diana Edulji are the other two members of the CoA which was appointed in January 2017 to implement the reforms recommended by the Lodha Panel. Supreme Court also recently appointed DK Jain as the BCCI's first Ombudsman of cricket.

    Supreme Court appoints D.K. Jain as the first ombudsman of BCCI

    22 February 2019
    Supreme Court’s former judge Justice DK Jain appointed as the first Ombudsman of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) to resolve disputes under the cricket board's new constitution. He will decide quantum of punishments for players KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya over their comments on women in 'Koffee with Karan'. Supreme court in its August 9, 2018 judgement had recommended the appointment of ombudsman. About BCCI: ♦ Board of Control for Cricket in India ​​​​​​​♦ National governing body for cricket in India ​​​​​​​♦ Founded: December 1928 ​​​​​​​♦ President: C.K. Khanna ​​​​​​​♦ Headquarters: Mumbai ​​​​​​​♦ Chief Executive: Rahul Johri ​​​​​​​♦ Women's coach: W.V.Raman ♦ Men's coach: Ravi Shastri

    Chandramouli Ramanathan is appointed as the Controller and ASG

    18 February 2019
    The United Nations has appointed Indian official Chandramouli Ramanathan as the Controller, Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) in the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC). Chandramouli Ramanathan will take over the position from Bettina Tucci Bartsiotas of Uruguay.  Chandramouli Ramanathan has served as Deputy Controller, Director of Accounts Division, and Chief of Service, IT Services Division. He has nearly 40 years of executive international experience in diverse organizational settings in finance and budget, management and information technology.  DMSPC:  ♦ It is launched on 1 January 2019  ♦ It is aimed to provide strategic policy leadership in all areas of management through a clear, integrated global management strategy and policy framework. 

    William Barr sworn in as US Attorney General

    17 February 2019
    William Barr was sworn in for second time as the new Attorney General of United States. Barr, who also served as the Attorney General from 1991 to 1993 during President George HW Bush’s administration, succeeds Jeff Sessions.

    Chandigarhs Hina Jaiswal becomes IAFs first woman flight engineer

    16 February 2019
    She has completed the Flight Engineers’ course at 112 Helicopter Unit and placed at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bangalore. She has served as the Chief of firing team and battery commander in a front line Surface to Air Missile squadron, before being selected for the the prestigious Flight Engineers’ Course. The flight engineer branch was opened to woman officers in 2018.

    Ashwani Lohani appointed Air India CMD for second time

    16 February 2019
    Former Railway Board chairman, Ashwani Lohani has been appointed chairman and managing director (CMD) of Air India for second time. Lohani succeeds Pradeep Singh Kharola. Mr. Lohani’s first tenure in Air India was from August 2015 to August 2017, during which he helped pilot the organisation to a financial operating profit. Lohani has also served as the Chairman of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC).

    Sushil Chandra is appointed as an Election Commissioner

    15 February 2019
    President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Sushil Chandra as an Election Commissioner of India. Mr.Chandra is the second Indian Revenue Service (IRS) official to hold the post after T.S.Krishnamurthy. Election Commission of India: ♦ Formed: January 1950 ♦ Headquarters: New Delhi ♦ Chief Election Commissioner: Sunil Arora ♦ Election Commissioner: Ashok Lavasa, Sushil Chandra ♦ It is responsible for administering election processes in India

    Ruchira Kamboj was appointed as the Ambassador of India to Bhutan

    12 February 2019
    Ruchira Kamboj was appointed as the Ambassador of India to Bhutan. She is currently serving as the High Commissioner of India to South Africa since 2017. She is expected to take up the assignment shortly.  She is a 1987-cadre Indian Foreign Service (officer). Kamboj has previously served as the Ambassador/PR to Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO, Paris.

    Sanjay Kumar Verma concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Marshall Islands

    11 February 2019
    Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma (IFS: 1998), presently Ambassador of India to Japan, concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Marshall Islands, with residence in Tokyo. About Republic of Marshall Islands ♦ President – Hilda Heine ♦ Capital – Majuro ♦ Currency – US Dollar About Japan ♦ Prime Minister – Shinzo Abe ♦ Capital – Tokyo ♦ Currency – Japanese Yen

    Air India CMD Pradeep Singh Kharola appointed Civil Aviation secretary

    7 February 2019
    Air India chief Pradeep Singh Kharola appointed as Civil Aviation secretary. He will succeed Rajiv Nayan Choubey who retired on January 31, 2019, after the resignation he took over as a member in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

    Sanjiv Ranjan appointed as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Colombia

    7 February 2019
    Ministry of External Affairs appointed Sanjiv Ranjan as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Colombia. Presently he is the Ambassador of India to Argentina. Ranjan who is a 1993 batch Indian Foreign Service officer Ministry of External Affairs: Formed: September 1946 Headquarters: Raisina Hill, New Delhi Minister: Sushma Swaraj The Ministry is responsible for the conduct of foreign relations of India Colombia: Capital: Bogota Official languages: Spanish President: Ivan Duque Currency: Peso (COP)

    P.V.Bharathi appointed as the MD and CEO of Corporation Bank

    4 February 2019
    The government has appointed P.V.Bharathi as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Corporation Bank. Earlier she has served as the Executive Director of Canara Bank. Corporation Bank is public-sector banking The company headquartered in Mangaluru, India. She took charge on February 1, 2019. The bank has a pan-Indian presence.  The bank has a network of 2,600 fully automated CBS branches, 3,040 ATMs, and 4,724 branchless banking units across the country.

    Rishi Kumar Shukla is appointed as Director of CBI

    4 February 2019
    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Rishi Kumar Shukla as Director, CBI, for a period of two years. Shukla is at present Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Police Housing Corporation in Bhopal.  The CBI chief’s post has been lying vacant since January 10 after the unceremonious exit of Alok Verma, who had been engaged in a bitter fight with Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana over corruption charges.  Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI):  Formed: 1941 as the Special Police Establishment Headquarters: New Delhi, India Director: Rishi Kumar Shukla Parent: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions  

    K.P.Singh appointed as DGP of Haryana

    2 February 2019
    K.P.Singh, Senior Indian Police Service officer, took charge as officiating Director-General of Police, Haryana. This is in addition to his present duty as D-G Human Rights Commission.  Mr.Singh has been assigned the charge of DGP of the Haryana police till the finalization of the ongoing process of regular appointment to the post as per guidelines of the Supreme Court. The tenure of incumbent DGP B.S.Sandhu, who was scheduled to retire in September 2018 ended on January 31 after he was granted a three-month extension in service earlier.

    Gupteshwar Pandey took over as the new DGP of Bihar

    2 February 2019
    Gupteshwar Pandey, the Senior IPS officer, took over as the new Director General of Police of Bihar. He succeeds K.S.Dwivedi. Mr.Dwivedi has been holding the position since March 1, 2018.  Mr.Pandey has been known for his hands-on style of policing and attempts at making the civil society an active participant in law enforcement.

    Yes Bank senior group president Pralay Mondal resigns

    2 February 2019
    Yes Bank Senior group President and head of retail and business banking, Pralay Mondal resigned from his post. He will serve his notice till 31st March 2019. Pralay Mondal joined Yes Bank in 2012 and he was elevated along with Rajat Monga who handled financial management as Executive Directors of the Yes Bank in September 2018. About Yes Bank ♦ Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra ♦ Founder: Rana Kapoor, Ashok Kapur ♦ Tagline: Experience our Expertise

    Ajai Kumar is appointed as the interim CEO of Yes Bank

    1 February 2019
    Ajai Kumar is appointed as the interim CEO of Yes Bank. He will hold the charge of MD & CEO till the new CEO Ravneet Gill joins the lender. Yes Bank said that the Reserve Bank of India had approved the interim appointment.  About Yes Bank:  Founded: 2004  Type: Banking, Financial Services  Founder: Rana Kapoor, Ashok Kapur  Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra  Non-Exe Chairman: Brahm Dutt  MD & CEO: Rana Kapoor  Yes Bank is India's 4th largest private sector Bank

    ICICI decided to terminate Chanda Kochhar

    31 January 2019
    The ICICI Bank has decided to terminate the contract of former MD and CEO, Chanda Kochhar. Ms. Kochhar, who assumed charge as MD and CEO on May 1, 2009, resigned in October last year. The bank also said there would be a clawback of bonuses paid between 2009 and 2019.  In June last year, the bank formed the one-member panel, assisted by a law firm, to look into the allegations of conflict of interest against Ms.Kochhar in relation to a loan given to Videocon Industries. The panel by B.N. Srikrishna found that she violated the bank’s code of conduct.

    Bhagwant Mann was reappointed as chief of AAPs Punjab unit

    31 January 2019
    Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann was reappointed chief of the Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab unit. Mr.Mann had resigned from the post last year in protest against AAP convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s apology to former SAD Minister Bikram Singh Majithia. Mr.Mann is an Indian politician. In May 2014, he became the MP for Sangrur constituency, Punjab. He is also a professional comedian who performs skits in the Punjabi language.

    IPS officer Aparna Kumar completes South Pole expedition

    27 January 2019
    Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Aparna Kumar who is on deputation to Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) become the first woman Indian Police Service The South Pole is the southernmost point on the surface of the Earth and is at the centre of the Southern Hemisphere. It is situated on the continent. The temperature there ranges from minus 37 degrees to minus 48 degrees. As a result of this harsh climate, there are no native resident plants or animals. The expedition began from Chile. IPS officer Aparna Kumar began her journey with a team of seven members and two guides.

    RBI approved Ravneet Gill as Yes Bank MD & CEO

    27 January 2019
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of Ravneet Gill as the MD & CEO of private sector lender Yes Bank. It also said that Mr. Gill must join the bank before March 1, 2019. Mr.Gill is currently the India chief of foreign lender Deutsche Bank.  If any private bank is appointing Directors or CEOs it should get approval from the Reserve Bank of India. The RBI has set the age limit for the MD and CEO as 70 years.  Yes Bank:  ♦ Founded: 2004  ♦ Type: Banking, Financial Services  ♦ Founder: Rana Kapoor, Ashok Kapur  ♦ Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra  ♦ Non-Exe Chairman: Brahm Dutt  ♦ MD & CEO: Rana Kapoor

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