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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 presently serves as the Chairman and Managing Director of the Express Group, the most widespread newspaper publishing groups of India.
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.
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).
IAS officer Anita Karwal was appointed as the new Chairperson of Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE.
Senior bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar was appointed as the Secretary in the Department of Financial Services (DFS), as part of a major reshuffle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The decision came a day after the previous Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani was appointed as the Chairman of the Railway Board.
Mittal's resignation came hours after Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express got derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district early on 23 August 2017.
The appointment of Kudashev came seven months after the death of Russia's previous Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin.
Prior to this appointment, Suri was serving as the Chief General Manager of the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India.
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 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.
Chauhan had joined the Comptroller’s office in 2015 as Director for Community Affairs, South and East Asia.
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.
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.
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.
Three Indian-Americans picked by President Donald Trump have been confirmed by the US Senate to key governmental posts.
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.
His appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for a period of three years.
Baru served as media advisor and chief spokesperson of Manmohan Singh from May 2004 until August 2008.