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Randeep Guleria appointed as Director of AIIMS, New Delhi

6 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The appointment was made by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Dr Guleria has been appointed as Director, AIIMS, for five years.

BJP legislator Michael Lobo elected as deputy speaker of Goa assembly

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

BJP Legislator Michael Lobo has been elected as the new Deputy speaker of the Goa assembly, defeating Congress nominee Izidore Fernandes by 21-15.

Madhabi Puri Buch appointed as Whole Time Member of SEBI

Mar 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

This appointment marks the first time that a woman and a person from the private sector was chosen for a key post in SEBI.

Upendra Tripathy appointed as Interim Director General of ISA

Mar 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The participant countries of the ISA that will be headed by Upendra Tripathy come either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.

Ankur Khanna appointed as Chief Financial Officer of ICC

Mar 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Presently, he is serving Air Asia India as the CFO, the post he has held for the last twelve months.

Ghanshyam Singh appointed as Member-Traction Railway Board

Mar 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Prior to being appointed as Member (Traction) Railway Board, Ghanshyam Singh served as the General Manager of Eastern Railway in Kolkata.

Justice Navanithi Prasad Singh sworn in as Kerala HC Chief Justice

Mar 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Previously, Justice Navanithi Prasad Singh worked as a Judge of the Patna high court.

Yogi Adityanath sworn-in as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

Mar 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the President of the BJP Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of several BJP ruling-States attended the swearing-in ceremony.

Trivendra Singh Rawat sworn-in as Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Mar 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Trivendra Singh Rawat is the ninth chief minister of Uttarakhand. Also, he is the fifth BJP chief minister since the formation of the State in 2000.

Karan Avtar Singh appointed as Chief Secretary of Punjab

Mar 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Avtar Singh succeeded Sarvesh Kaushal who was posted as Special Chief Secretary-cum-Director General of the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration.

Bibhu Prasad Kanungo appointed as Deputy Governor of RBI

Mar 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

In March 2016, Kanungo was appointed as Executive Director of RBI.

New Chairperson of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis Manhar Valjibhai Zala assumed office

Mar 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The chairperson Manhar Valji and the other two members will hold the office for a period not exceeding three years.

Senate confirms appointment of Trump’s Director of National Intelligence nominee

Mar 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The upper chamber of United States Congress voted overwhelmingly to approve the appointment of Donald Trump’s National Intelligence and Security adviser nominees.

Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar appointed as Acting Chief Justice of J&K High Court

Mar 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Sudhakar is the senior-most Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

President Pranab Mukherjee appoints Chief Justices in four High Courts

Mar 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Hemant Gupta was appointed as the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Arun Jaitley gets charge of defence ministry after Manohar Parrikar resigns

Mar 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

President Pranab Mukherjee assigned the charge of the Ministry of Defence to Jaitley after accepting the resignation of Manohar Parrikar.

Narendra Kumar appointed as Chairman of Central Water Commission

Mar 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Prior to this present elevation, Kumar was a member of the Commission for more than two years.

Seema Verma to be chief of Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Mar 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Verma, who will be reporting to US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, is a owner of SVC Inc, a healthcare consulting firm.

Donald Tusk re-elected as President of European Council

Mar 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Poland was overruled by leaders of the 27 other European Union member countries as they gathered for their spring summit meeting. It is the first time that such a decision was made without unanimity since the position was created in 2009.

K Srinath Reddy appointed as adviser to the Odisha Government

Mar 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Padma Bhushan awardee, K Srinath Reddy was accorded with a Cabinet minister rank in the Odisha government to help in the smooth delivery of the state’s ongoing health programmes.

Amjad Hussain B Sial assumes office as Secretary General of SAARC

Mar 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Sial succeeds Nepal's Arjun Bahadur Thapa, who was appointed the Secretary-General in 2014.

P K Purwar appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of MTNL

Mar 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

His appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for the duration of five years.

Swadheen Kshatriya sworn in as Maharashtra's Chief Commissioner of RTS

Mar 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Prior to this appointment, Kshatriya retired as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra.

Sudanese President Bashir names long-time ally as new Prime Minister

Mar 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Sudanese President Bashir named his long-time ally Hassan Saleh as the new Prime Minister of Sudan, first of such appointment since Bashir took over in 1989 following a military coup.

J S Deepak named India's Ambassador to World Trade Organisation

Mar 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

As per the order of Appointments Committee of Cabinet, Deepak is appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Department of Commerce. He will be functioning as OSD till 31 May 2017.

Ajay Tyagi takes charge as Chairman of SEBI

Mar 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Tyagi succeeds UK Sinha, who served for six years, the second-longest term by any SEBI Chairman.

Senior IAS officer Sumit Mullick appointed as new Maharashtra Chief Secretary

Mar 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Senior IAS officer Sumit Mullick was given the charge of Chief Secretary of Maharashtra, succeeding Swadheem Kshatriya.

Amina J Mohammed sworn in as UN Deputy Secretary-General

Mar 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Mohammed, a former Environment Minister of Nigeria, was appointed by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the second highest job at the UN.

Ruchi Ghanashyam appointed as Secretary (West) in MEA

Mar 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

She succeeds Sujata Mehta, who recently took over as a Member in Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Nand Kumar Sai assumes charge as Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes

Mar 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Chairperson of NCST has been given the rank of Union Cabinet Minister and the Vice-Chairperson that of a Minister of State.

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