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Former Nagaland CM Zeliang appointed as Finance Advisor to state government

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Zeliang, who was appointed as the Finance Advisor in the rank of a cabinet minister, will receive the pay and allowances admissible to a cabinet minister.

Abhijit Sarkar appointed Vice Chairman of Asian Hockey Federation

Feb 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Sarkar has been associated with the Sahara India Pariwar since 2004. He has also served as the Head of Corporate Communications, Corporate Affairs and Relations, and the Sports Division at Sahara India Pariwar.

Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre appointed chairman of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal

Feb 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Justice Sapre, who will head the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal, was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court and assumed charge on 13 August 2014.

US President names Lt Gen HR McMaster as new National Security Advisor

Feb 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Highly respected Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster is going to take over the position of the recently ousted National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn.

Vikas Swarup appointed as High Commissioner of lndia to Canada

Feb 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Vikas Swarup is a 1986-batch IFS officer. He was conferred with the US-India Business Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

Justice Vikramajit Sen takes charge of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association

Feb 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Just after taking charge of the DDCA, Justice Sen formed various committees. In a three-page instruction, he laid out the ground rules while keeping most of the committees selected by Justice Mudgal.

Jean-Pierre Lacroix appointed as new UN peacekeeping Chief

Feb 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

France’s Jean-Pierre Lacroix has been appointed as the United Nations’ new Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations.

Tehmina Janjua appointed as Pakistan's first woman Foreign Secretary to UN

Feb 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

She will replace the outgoing Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, who will now be the Ambassador to the United States (US).

Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected President of Germany

Feb 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Steinmeier won an overwhelming majority in the Parliament with 931 out of the total 1260 votes going in his favour.

ED Director Karnal Singh gets two-year fixed term

Feb 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Singh, a Union Territories cadre officer, had held the additional charge of the post of ED chief since August 19, 2015, until the time he was elevated as the Director.

Arun M Kumar appointed as Chairman and CEO of KPMG India

Feb 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He succeeds Richard Rekhy, who resigned in November 2016 following a large scale exodus of key people from the advisory team.

Rex Tillerson sworn-in as US secretary of state

Feb 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Former CEO of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson has been confirmed as the new United States Secretary of State under Donald Trump’s government.

Rupak Kumar Dutta appointed as DGP of Karnataka

Feb 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Dutta will hold the post for a period of 9 months as he will superannuate in October 2017.

Dushyant Chautala appointed President of Table Tennis Federation of India

Jan 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The appointment was made following the Annual General Body meeting.

Moussa Faki Mahamat appointed Chairman of African Union Commission

Jan 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Mahamat defeated favourites Amina Mohamed of Kenya and Senegal's Abdoulaye Bathily after seven rounds of voting.

P Vishwanath Shetty sworn in as Karnataka Lokayukta

Jan 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Shetty will be responsible for clearing all the pending cases and will work to re-establish the credibility of the anti-corruption ombudsman after the disgraceful exit of his predecessor Y Bhaskar Rao.

Amulya Kumar Patnaik appointed Delhi Police Commissioner

Jan 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Patnaik, a 1985 batch Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre IPS officer, is currently posted as Special Commissioner of Police (Administration).

Ashok Amritraj appointed as UN in India Goodwill Ambassador for the SDGs

Jan 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

In the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the Goodwill Ambassadors will play a key role by spreading awareness about it.

Dr Vijay Bhatkar appointed as Chancellor of Nalanda University

Jan 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Dr Vijay Bhatkar was conferred with a number of awards such as Padma Bhushan, Padmashri and Maharashtra Bhushan.

Nikki Haley confirmed as US envoy to the United Nations

Jan 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Senate approved Haley, the South Carolina Governor, on a 96-4 vote. Senate Foreign Relations Committee had earlier approved Haley’s nomination as the next US Ambassador to the UN.

Mike Pompeo sworn in as Director of Central Intelligence Agency

Jan 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The sworn-in ceremony was held swiftly after the United States Senate confirmed Pompeo to run the CIA, giving President Donald Trump the third member of his cabinet. Pompeo was confirmed by a vote of 66-32.

Alok Kumar Verma appointed as CBI Director

Jan 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

A 1979 batch IPS officer of AGMUT cadre, Verma took over as Delhi Police on 29 February 2016.

Antonio Tajani is new President of European Parliament

Jan 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Former Italian Air Force officer Antonio Tajani was elected as President of the European Parliament after four rounds of voting.

Manish Tewari appointed as Distinguished Senior Fellow of Atlantic Council

Jan 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

At the council, Tewari will work on developing programmes that are aimed at strengthening US-India ties.

Sir Tim Barrow appointed as UK’s ambassador to European Union

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Sir Tim previously served as representative to the EU Security Committee and as Ambassador to the Western European Union.

Trump appoints Indian-American to key White House position

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

US President-Elect has appointed Indian-American Raj Shah to a key position in his government. Shah would serve as the deputy assistant to the President and as the Deputy Communications and Research Director.

Jovenel Moise declared winner of Haiti’s Presidential elections

Jan 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Jovenel Moise, the candidate of former President Michel Martelly’s Haitian Tet Kale Party has been declared the new President-Elect of the Hurricane-hit Caribbean nation, Haiti.

Surekha Marandi appointed as Executive Director of RBI

Jan 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Marandi will look after Consumer Education and Protection Department, Financial Inclusion and Development Department and Secretary's Department.

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of India

Jan 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Justice Khehar succeeds T S Thakur who retired on 3 January 2017 after tenure of a year.

David R Syiemlieh appointed as Chairman of UPSC

Jan 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Syiemlieh will take over the position with effect from 4 January 2017 till completion of his term as member on 21 January 2018.

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