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Y C Modi appointed as Director General of National Investigation Agency

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Modi is an IPS officer of the 1979 batch of the Haryana cadre. He had also been part of a Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) that probed 2002 Gujarat riots case. He has also served as the Additional Director General of Police in Shillong, and Additional Director in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Peruvian President appoints former Economy Minister, Mercedes Aráoz Fernández, as new PM

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Mercedes Araoz, who was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Peru by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has earlier served the country as its economy minister between 2006 and 2011 under the administration of President Alan Garcia. The appointment came after two days of the no-confidence vote in which the entire cabinet was forced to resign.

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon elected as Chair of the IOC Ethics Commission

Sep 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Ban was the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016. He has had a close relationship with the IOC as in 2009, IOC was granted Permanent Observer Status at the UN. He has also been the Olympic torch bearer.

UN Secretary-General appoints Peter Thomson as 1st Special Envoy for Oceans

Sep 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Peter Thomson, the outgoing president of the UN General Assembly as the first Special Envoy for the oceans.

Trump appoints Indian-American Raj Shah to key position in Communications team

Sep 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Raj Shah, formerly in charge of opposition research at the Republican National Committee (RNC), was named Deputy Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Press Secretary. Earlier in January 2017, Shah was named to the then-incoming Trump Administration as a Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Communications for Research in the White House Communications Director's office.

Inder Jit Singh appointed as Chairperson of NACWC

Sep 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 225 people agreed

Established on 29 April 2017, National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention was set up as an office of the Cabinet Secretariat to fulfil the obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Viveck Goenka elected as Chairman of PTI

Sep 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Viveck Goenka presently serves as the Chairman and Managing Director of the Express Group, the most widespread newspaper publishing groups of India.

Nirmala Sitharaman becomes India’s first full-time woman Defence Minister

Sep 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Former Minister of State (Independent Charge) Commerce, Nirmala Sitharaman has been chosen as India's new Defence Minister. With this Sitharaman becomes the second ever woman to hold the position after Indira Gandhi.

Indian-origin Joseph Yuvaraj Pillay appointed as Interim President of Singapore

Sep 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Pillay succeeds Tony Tan Keng Yam who completed a six-year term on 31 August 2017. At present, Pillay is serving as the Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA).

Anita Karwal replaces RK Chaturvedi as CBSE chairperson

Sep 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

IAS officer Anita Karwal was appointed as the new Chairperson of Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE.

Rajiv Kumar appointed as new DFS Secretary

Sep 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Senior bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar was appointed as the Secretary in the Department of Financial Services (DFS), as part of a major reshuffle.

IGCAR nuclear scientist U Kamachi Mudali appointed as Chief of Heavy Water Board

Sep 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

An M.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, Mudali specialised in advanced materials, corrosion, coating technology, and reprocessing research and development at the IGCAR. He has studied for Applied Science degrees at Coimbatore Institute of Technology and PSG College of Technology.

Sunil Arora appointed Election Commissioner

Sep 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

A 1980-batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Arora has worked in ministries such as Finance, Textiles and Planning Commission. He also served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation during 1999-2002 and CMD, Indian Airlines for five years.

Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as Comptroller and Auditor General

Sep 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Mehrishi will succeed incumbent Shashi Kant Sharma who will complete his tenure on 23 September 2017. Sharma assumed the office of CAG in May 2013.

IAS officer Rajiv Gauba takes charge as Union Home Secretary

Aug 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Senior IAS officer Rajiv Gauba has taken charge as the new Union Home Secretary, succeeding Rajiv Mehrishi, a 1978 batch IAS officer who retired from the service on 30 August.

Justice Dipak Misra sworn in as 45th Chief Justice of India

Aug 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

With this, Misra became the third from Odisha to assume charge as the Chief Justice of India (CJI). The other two were Justices Ranganath Misra and G B Pattanaik.

Union Government names Rajiv Bansal as CMD of Air India

Aug 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The decision came a day after the previous Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani was appointed as the Chairman of the Railway Board.

Ashwani Lohani appointed as Chairman of Railway Board

Aug 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Mittal's resignation came hours after Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express got derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district early on 23 August 2017.

Nikolay Kudashev appointed as Russia's Ambassador to India

Aug 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The appointment of Kudashev came seven months after the death of Russia's previous Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin.

Mamta Suri takes charge as Executive Director of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board

Aug 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Prior to this appointment, Suri was serving as the Chief General Manager of the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India.

Milkha Singh appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Physical Activity

Aug 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

As a WHO Goodwill Ambassador, Milkha Singh will promote Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Prevention and Control Action Plan in South-East Asia Region.

Prasoon Joshi appointed Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification

Aug 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Prasoon Joshi was appointed as the Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification in an honorary capacity from 11 August 2017 for a period of three years or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Indian-American Dilip Chauhan appointed as Deputy Comptroller for Minority Affairs in New York

Aug 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Chauhan had joined the Comptroller’s office in 2015 as Director for Community Affairs, South and East Asia.

Justice Dipak Misra appointed as 45th Chief Justice of India

Aug 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

With this, Justice Misra became the third person from Odisha to be appointed as the Chief Justice of India after Justices Ranganath Misra and G B Pattanaik.

Senior bureaucrat Aparna appointed Executive Director at World Bank

Aug 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Aparna, an IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, has been appointed as the Executive Director of the World Bank. She would be representing four nations- India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for the duration of three years.

Rajiv Kumar succeeds Panagariya as new Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog

Aug 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Union government has appointed noted economist Rajiv Kumar as the new Vice- Chairman of NITI Aayog. Kumar would be succeeding Arvind Panagariya, who has decided to return to the field of academics.

US Senate confirms appointment of three Indian Americans

Aug 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Three Indian-Americans picked by President Donald Trump have been confirmed by the US Senate to key governmental posts.

Air Marshal Hemant Narayan Bhagwat appointed Air Officer-in-charge Administration of Indian Air Force

Aug 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Air Marshal Bhagwat, the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) and Vayu Sena Medal (VM) awardee, was commissioned in Administrative branch of the Indian Air Force in June 1981.

Mohammad Mustafa appointed as CMD of SIDBI

Aug 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

His appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for a period of three years.

Sanjaya Baru appointed as Secretary General of FICCI

Aug 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Baru served as media advisor and chief spokesperson of Manmohan Singh from May 2004 until August 2008.

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