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Ramnath Kovind takes oath as 14th President of India

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar at a special function in the Parliament.

Gopal Baglay appointed as Joint Secretary in PMO

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Baglay's appointment as the Joint Secretary came less than five months after he took charge as Head of the ministry's external publicity division.

Sanjay Kothari appointed as Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind

Jul 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Kovind was on 20 July 2017 elected as the President of India, defeating his United Progressive Alliance (UPA) rival Meira Kumar in a straight fight.

Lord Mervyn Davies appointed as Chair of UK India Business Council

Jul 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Lord Davies is a Partner and the Chairman of Corsair Capital, a private equity firm specialising in financial services.

TR Zeliang appointed as Chief Minister of Nagaland

Jul 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Zeliang's appointment came after Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu and nine ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) legislators failed to appear for the floor test.

Swami Smarananandaji Maharaj elected as President of Ramakrishna Math

Jul 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission are twin organizations which form the core of a worldwide spiritual movement Ramakrishna Movement or Vedanta Movement.

Smriti Irani replaces Venkaiah Naidu as Information and Broadcasting Minister

Jul 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Naidu had resigned as the Union Minister on 16 July 2017 night after he was named by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as its vice presidential candidate against Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the opposition's nominee.

Farooq Abdullah, PK Kunhalikutty take oath as Member of Lok Sabha

Jul 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Abdullah was elected to the lower house of Parliament after defeating his Peoples Democratic Party rival Nazir Ahmed Khan by over 10000 votes.

Justice Vikramajit Sen appointed as Chairperson of BCCC

Jul 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

BCCC is an independent self-regulatory body constituted by IBF in June 2011 to examine content-related complaints related.

Saima Wazed Hossain appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Autism in South Asia

Jul 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

In the last one year while championing for the cause of autism for WHO, Hossain facilitated the 'Thimphu Declaration' on autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Sanjiv Goenka renominated as the Chairman of IIT Kharagpur

Jul 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Goenka was nominated by the President, Pranab Mukherjee, in his capacity as Visitor of the Institute.

Sanjay Kumar appointed as DG of National Disaster Response Force

Jul 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Kumar, who is presently serving as the Director General of Police in Himachal Pradesh, is set to retire in December 2018.

Achal Kumar Joti to succeed Nasim Zaidi as Chief Election Commissioner

Jul 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti has been appointed as the next chief election commissioner, succeeding the retiring Nasim Zaidi.

Former French judge Catherine Marchi-Uhel to lead UN Syria war crimes probe

Jul 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

She worked as a senior legal officer at the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and worked in legal positions at the French foreign ministry.

RK Pachnanda took over as Director-General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police

Jul 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Pachnanda owns the rare distinction of serving in all the major central paramilitary forces and organisations including the CRPF, the CISF.

KK Venugopal appointed as Attorney General of India

Jul 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Venugopal will succeed Mukul Rohatgi, who chose to return to private practice after a three-year term as the Attorney General of India, country's top law position.

Narendra Kumar Sinha assumes charge as Secretary in I&B Ministry

Jun 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Narendra Kumar Sinha, a 1980-batch IAS officer from Bihar has assumed charge as Secretary in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, succeeding Ajay Mittal.

Former Vice Chancellor of Ambedkar University takes oath as UPSC Member

Jun 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Former Vice Chancellor of Ambedkar Open University, Manoj Soni, has taken Oath as the member of the Union Public Service Commission.

Indian-American Krishna R Urs appointed as US Ambassador to Peru

Jun 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

During three decades of State Department service, Urs has specialised in economic issues and developed extensive policy experience in the Andean region of South America.

Loknath Behra appointed as DGP of Kerala

Jun 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Behra's appointment as state police chief was confirmed by the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government after the cabinet meeting.

Narinder Nath Vohra appointed as President of India International Centre

Jun 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The appointment was made after eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee quit the presidential post.

Kaushik Basu takes over as President of International Economic Association

Jun 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Kaushik Basu is currently serving as the C Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell.

Top-level bureaucratic reshuffle: Rajiv Gauba to be next Union Home Secretary

Jun 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Gauba, a 1982 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, will take over as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Union Home Ministry with immediate effect.

Vladimir Voronkov appointed as Under-Secretary-General of UN Counter-Terrorism Office

Jun 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

At present, Vladimir Voronkov serves as the Russian Federation’s Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna.

Kenneth I Juster to be next US Ambassador to India

Jun 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Juster, a lawyer from Harvard University, knows India well and was deeply involved in successful bilateral negotiations between the United States and India.

In a first, UNICEF appoints Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan as Goodwill Ambassador

Jun 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Muzoon Almellehan fled the conflict in Syria along with her family in 2013.

Ajaib Singh Bhatti elected as Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker

Jun 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Congress MLA Ajaib Singh Bhatti was unanimously elected as the Deputy Speaker of Punjab Legislative Assembly.

Neeru Chadha elected as first Indian woman Member of ITLOS

Jun 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Neeru Chadha is an eminent lawyer and the first Indian woman to become the Chief Legal Adviser in the Union Ministry of External Affairs.

Theresa May unveils new Cabinet, appoints Damian Green as ‘deputy'

Jun 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Theresa May has appointed her close ally Damian Green as her first secretary of state, effectively her deputy prime minister.

Trump nominates Christopher Wray as new FBI director

Jun 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

US President Donald Trump has nominated lawyer and former Justice Department official Christopher Wray as the new FBI Director.

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