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Bhupesh Baghel sworn in as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh

1 day ago
Baghel was named for the post after four days of discussions with legislators and Congress President Rahul Gandhi and AICC observer Mallikarjun Kharge. Baghel had staked claim to form the government in the state after his election as leader of the Congress Legislature Party.

Kamal Nath takes oath as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh

2 days ago
Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath was sworn in as the 18th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17, 2018. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal, capital city of Madhya Pradesh.

Ashok Gehlot takes oath as Chief Minister of Rajasthan; Sachin Pilot as Deputy CM

2 days ago
The Indian National Congress (INC) emerged as the single largest party in Rajasthan, winning 99 seats on its own and one more with RLD in the 2018 Rajasthan Assembly Elections.

Brijendra Pal Singh nominated as President of FTII

Dec 14, 2018
Once appointed, Singh’s tenure will be for the remaining period of 3 years block starting from March 4, 2017 as per the provisions of Rule 6(1) of the Rules of FTII, Pune.

CAG Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as Vice-Chair of UN Panel of External Auditors

Dec 13, 2018
The United Nations Panel of External Auditors is a unique forum for the exchange of information and methodologies to further develop and improve the value and quality of the external assurance process.

K Chandrasekhar Rao sworn in as Telangana CM

Dec 13, 2018
TRS Chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, who led his party to a massive win in the Telangana Legislative Assembly Elections 2018, was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of the state for a second straight term on December 13.

Shaktikanta Das assumes charge as 25th Governor of Reserve Bank of India

Dec 13, 2018
Das joins the RBI at a time when Indian Economy is facing major challenge of constant depreciation of domestic currency ‘Rupee’. The rupee ended 53 paise lower, at Rs 71.87 against the US dollar on December 11, 2018.

Sunil Arora appointed as new Chief Election Commissioner

Dec 3, 2018
Sunil Arora has assumed charge as the 23rd Chief Election Commissioner of India succeeding O P Rawat, who demitted the office on December 1, 2018 after completing his tenure. The 62-year-old Arora was appointed to the Election Commission on August 31, 2017.

Arvind Saxena appointed as Chairman of UPSC

Nov 29, 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Arvind Saxena as the new Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission. He joined as a member of the Commission in May 2015 and has been performing the duties of the post of Chairman since June 2018.

UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey appointed as new revenue secretary

Nov 19, 2018
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has appointed the Unique Identification Authority of India CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey as the new revenue secretary. He will succeed current Finance and Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, who is retiring on November 30.

UNICEF appoints Indian athlete Hima Das as India’s first ever Youth Ambassador

Nov 15, 2018
Recently, Hima clinched a Gold medal in Women's 4x400 metre relay event at the 2018 Asian Games, held from August 18 to September 2, 2018 at Jakarta, Indonesian. She also won Silver in the Women's 400m Race event with a clock timing of 50.59 seconds.

Ethiopia appoints Sahle-Work Zewde as first female president

Oct 25, 2018
Ethiopia has appointed diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde as its first-ever female President. The position of the President is largely ceremonial in the nation. She would be replacing Mulatu Teshome Wirtu who resigned on October 24.

Satish Kumar Gupta appointed as new CEO of Paytm Payments Bank

Oct 25, 2018
The Paytm Payments Bank has appointed Satish Kumar Gupta as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Gupta would be succeeding Renu Satti, who stepped down from her position to head the bank’s new retail segment.

Sajjan Jindal elected as Treasurer of World Steel Association

Oct 20, 2018
The appointments were made during the worldsteel General Assembly in Toyko, Japan during which the Board of Directors elected new officers for 2018-19 at the. The new officers were elected for a one-year period.

Tushar Mehta appointed as Solicitor General of India

Oct 11, 2018
The post of the Solicitor General of India has been lying vacant for the last 11 months after Senior Advocate Ranjith Kumar resigned on October 20, 2017. The Solicitor General is the second highest ranking law officer of the Union Government after the Attorney General.

Gita Gopinath becomes first woman Chief Economist at IMF

Oct 3, 2018
India-born Gita Gopinath was appointed as the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund on October 3, 2018, becoming the first woman to hold the position. She is also the second Indian to hold the position after former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan.

Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as 46th Chief Justice of India

Oct 3, 2018
Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India on October 3, 2018, a day after CJI Dipak Misra retired from the post.

Former RBI governor Bimal Jalan to head panel to select new Chief Economic Advisor

Sep 7, 2018
The Union Government has appointed former Reserve Bank of India governor Bimal Jalan as the head of the panel that has been tasked with selecting India’s next chief economic advisor (CEA). The government has received around 20 applications but the panel will be shortlisting applications from it and then set up interviews.

Arun Jaitley resumes charge as Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs

Aug 23, 2018
The temporary charge of both the ministries was given to Union Minister Piyush Goyal as Jaitley had undergone a kidney transplant at AIIMS on May 14, 2018 and was recovering from it.

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints 7 new Governors; Satya Pal Malik replaces NN Vohra in J&K

Aug 22, 2018
Governor Satya Pal Malik was transferred from Bihar to Jammu and Kashmir to replace NN Vohra, while senior BJP leader Lalji Tandon was appointed the Governor of Bihar, replacing Malik. Kaptan Singh Solanki, the Governor of Haryana, has been transferred to Tripura, while Satyadev Narayan Arya is the new Haryana governor.

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