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US Senate confirms Indian-American, Amul Thapar to key judicial post

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Amul Thapar has become the second Indian-American to be appointed to a key judicial position in the US Circuit Court of Appeals.

Anurag Tripathy appointed as Secretary of CBSE

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Tripathy, an IRPS Officer, will serve the post for a period of five years.

Rajan Anandan appointed as Chairman of IAMAI

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Deep Kalra, Chairman and Group CEO of MakeMyTrip, was appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the IAMAI.

Sanjay Mitra took charge as Defence Secretary

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Mitra succeeds G Mohan Kumar. Mitra is a 1982 batch IAS officer of the West Bengal cadre.

Centre has appointed five members to the National Commission for Minorities

May 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Union government has appointed five members to fill the vacant seats in the National Commission for Minorities.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus becomes first African to be elected as WHO Director-General

May 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Prior to being elected as WHO’s Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia from 2012 to 2016 and as Minister of Health, Ethiopia from 2005 to 2012.

Harsh Vardhan takes charge of Environment Ministry

May 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan took over the additional charge of Environment Ministry, filling the seat left vacant after the death of Anil Madhav Dave.

Ovais Sarmad appointed as Deputy Executive Secretary of UNFCCC

May 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Sarmad was appointed to the post at the assistant secretary-general level by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

V K Saraswat appointed as Chancellor of JNU

May 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

As the Chancellor of JNU, Saraswat will discharge functions such as presiding over the convocation ceremony for awarding degrees.

Amitabh Bachchan appointed as WHO’s goodwill ambassador for hepatitis

May 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Indian acting legend, Amitabh Bachchan has been chosen as WHO’s goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in South-East Asia. The actor would be lending his support to the organisation’s public awareness programmes in the region.

Aruna Sundararajan appointed as Secretary of Department of Telecommunications

May 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The post of full time Secretary of DoT has been lying vacant since the removal of J S Deepak from the post in March 2017.

Sanjay Mitra appointed as Defence Secretary

May 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Mitra will function as an Officer on Special Duty in the Defence Ministry. This will be his first posting in the Defence Ministry.

Shashank Manohar to complete his full term as ICC Chairman

May 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

He is a prominent Indian lawyer who has served twice as the President of BCCI, first from 2008 to 2011 and then from November 2015 to May 2016.

Twitter elevates Taranjeet Singh as Country Director for India

May 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Social networking and microblogging site Twitter has promoted its India Business head, Taranjeet Singh to the position of Country Director for India.

India elected as President of UN-Habitat, the United Nations’ Human Settlements Programme

May 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The country has been elected to head the body after 10 years. Since the UN-Habitat came into being in 1978, it is only the third time that India has been elected to lead this important organization after 2007 and 1988.

Pratap Bhanu Mehta appointed Vice Chancellor of Ashoka University

May 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Mehta is a renowned public intellectual and head of Centre for Policy Research, a Delhi-based think-tank.

Prabhat Kamal Bezboruah appointed as Chairman of Tea Board of India

May 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

With this, Bezboruah became the first non-IAS and the first industry insider to head the Kolkata-headquartered Tea Board, the governing body of the industry.

Braj Bihari Kumar to succeed economist S K Thorat as ICSSR Chairman

May 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The founding member of Astha Bharati and editor of two of its quarterly journals, Braj Bihari Kumar has been appointed as the new chief of ICSSR.

Mallikarjun Kharge appointed as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee

May 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The members of the PAC from the Lok Sabha are Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Subhash Chandra Baheria, Prem Singh Chandumajra, Nishikant Dubey, Gajanan Chandrakant Kirtikar, Bhartruhari Mahtab, Riti Pathak, Neiphiu Rio, Abhishek Singh, Ram Shanker, Kirit Somaiya, Anurag Singh Thakur, Shivkumar C Udasi and P. Venugopal.

Anthony Lianzuala takes over as Controller General of Accounts

May 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Lianzuala, a 1982-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) Officer, is the first person from the North-Eastern Region to hold the position.

Haryana Government appoints BS Sandhu as state’s DGP

Apr 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

B S Sandhu, a 1984-batch IPS officer has been appointed as the new Director General of Police in Haryana, replacing current chief K P Singh.

Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed as Director General of Central Reserve Police Force

Apr 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

On the other hand, Union Government also appointed R. K. Pachnanda as the Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

White House names Randolph Alles as new Director of Secret Service

Apr 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The White house has named retired military general Randolph Alles as the new Director of Secret Service, succeeding Joseph Clancy, who retired for the second time.

Sulkhan Singh appointed as DGP of Uttar Pradesh

Apr 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Sulkhan Singh succeeds Javeed Ahmed, who was transferred to a lower rank.

Saudi Arabia King's son Prince Khaled appointed as US Envoy

Apr 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The appointment of Prince Khaled to Washington signals the Saudi kingdom’s eagerness to strengthen bilateral ties with US under President Donald Trump.

Devendra Kumar Sharma appointed as Chairman of BBMB

Apr 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

BBMB manages the release of water in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan as it controls Bhakra, Pong and other dams.

B N Mohapatra takes over as Financial Commissioner of Railways

Apr 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Born on 15 January 1958, B N Mohapatra is an officer of Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) of 1980 batch.

Mukulita Vijayawargiya takes charge as Whole Time Member of IBBI

Apr 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

She played a key role in drafting the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

UN chief Guterres names Achim Steiner as new administrator of UNDP

Apr 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Steiner, who previously served at the UN Environment Programme and headed the UN office in Kenya was selected to succeed Helen Clark, a former New Zealand Prime Minister.

Mukta Dutta Tomar appointed as India's Ambassador to Germany

Apr 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Tomar succeeds Gurjit Singh who was holding the post till March 2017.

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