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Om Birla: New designated Lok Sabha Speaker from NDA

12 hrs ago
Om Birla is set to be Lok Sabha Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha. Om Birla is two time Member of Parliament from Kota, Rajasthan.

Meet BJP working President: J P Nadda

13 hrs ago
J P Nadda has been appointed as working president of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Decision was taken in a BJP parliamentary board meeting.

Thawarchand Gehlot replaces Arun Jaitley as Leader of Rajya Sabha

Jun 12, 2019
Thawarchand Gehlot will replace former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as the leader of the Rajya Sabha.

BJP MP Virendra Kumar to be Pro-tem Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha

Jun 11, 2019
Virendra Kumar will be India's next Pro-tem Speaker and he was elected from Tikamgarh constituency in Madhya Pradesh.

Ajit Doval reappointed as National Security Adviser, gets Cabinet rank

Jun 3, 2019
Under Ajit Doval's supervision, India conducted Surgical Strike in 2016 and Balakot airstrikes 2019.

Pinaki Misra appointed as BJD Parliamentary party leader

Jun 3, 2019
Four-time MP Pinaki Misra has been appointed as the BJD's Parliamentary Party Leader.

Nirmala Sitharaman assumes charge as India’s first woman Finance Minister

Jun 1, 2019
Nirmala Sitharaman assumed charge as the Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs. After assuming the charge, the Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs was briefed on the key initiatives and policy issues by the Secretaries of the different departments of the Ministry of Finance & Corporate Affairs

Admiral Karambir Singh takes charge as the new Navy Chief

May 31, 2019
Admiral Karambir Singh has commanded Indian Coast Guard Ship Chandbibi, Missile Corvette INS Vijaydurg, as well as two Guided Missile Destroyers, INS Rana and INS Delhi.

Pro-tem Speaker: Santosh Gangwar likely to be appointed as Pro-tem Speaker

May 30, 2019
Pro-tem Speaker: Santosh Gangwar, one of the most Senior-most Lok Sabha members, is likely to be appointed as Pro-tem Speaker, who administers oath of the office and secrecy to the newly elected MPs.

Former SC Justice MB Lokur appointed to Supreme Court of Fiji; Government extends ban on LTTE- Current Affairs

May 14, 2019
Justice Lokur was invited by the Chief Justice of Fiji to be part of the Fiji Supreme Court a day after he retired from the Supreme Court of India.

Facebook chooses London for WhatsApp Pay; Former SC judge appointed to Commonwealth Tribunal – Current Affairs

May 9, 2019
WhatsApp is actively working on to launch digital payments service in India. In 2018, the company launched the WhatsApp Pay in India on trial basis for businesses and UPI-powered payment business. The service was launched only for a million people.

India’s Jagjit Pavadia wins re-election in INCB; Iran quits key commitments under nuclear deal – Current Affairs

May 8, 2019
Pavadia has been a member of the narcotics control board since 2015 and her current term was set to come to an end in 2020.

World Intellectual Property Day 2019 observed; Dalbir Singh Suhag named Indian envoy to Seychelles - Current Affairs

Apr 26, 2019
The theme of World Intellectual Property Day 2019 was “Reach for Gold: IP and Sports”. This year’s theme dives into the world of sports. Former Indian Army Chief General (Retired) Dalbir Singh Suhag was appointed as India's High Commissioner to the island nation Seychelles.

Current Affairs 28 March 2019 Digest 5: Artificial Intelligence-pioneers win Turing Award 2018; Lokpal Memebers sworn-in

Mar 28, 2019
The three pioneers of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann LeCun were awarded with the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award “for conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing”.

Sushil Chandra appointed as new Election Commissioner

Feb 16, 2019
Sushil Chandra has assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India. He would be working along with Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa in the Election Commission.

Rishi Kumar Shukla appointed as new CBI director

Feb 3, 2019
Rishi Kumar Shukla, 1983 batch IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, was on February 2, 2019 appointed as the new chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation. He will be serving for a fixed term of two years.

Indu Shekhar Jha took oath as Member of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission

Jan 22, 2019
Indu Shekhar Jha on January 21, 2019 took oath as the Member of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC). R K Singh, Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy administered the oath of Office and Secrecy to Jha.

Sudhir Bhargava takes oath as Chief Information Commissioner

Jan 2, 2019
Following the swearing-in of Bhargava, newly-appointed Information Commissioners Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, Vanaja N Sarna, Neeraj Kumar Gupta and Suresh Chandra were administered the oath of office of the Information Commissioner of CIC by the Chief Information Commissioner Sudhir Bhargava.

Justice T B N Radhakrishnan sworn in as first Chief Justice of Telangana HC

Jan 2, 2019
Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan was on January 1, 2019 sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court. Prior to this, Justice Radhakrishnan had been serving as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Patrick Shanahan to replace James Mattis as US Defence Secretary

Dec 24, 2018
Patrick Shanahan will be taking over as the acting US Defence Secretary from January 1, 2019, replacing James Mattis, who announced his resignation recently. The announcement was made by US President Donald Trump through a tweet.

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