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  • May 28, 2019
  • 1 Shri Sushil Chandra Takes Over as New Election Commissioner [ Appointments ]

    Shri Sushil Chandra has assumed charge as new Election Commissioner (EC) of India today on 15th of February 2019 & joins Commission with Chief Election Commissioner & Election Commissioner.

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    Image of Election Commission of India

    Image of Election Commission of India

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  • May 9, 2019
  • 1 Shri Rishi Kumar Shukla Appointed as CBI Director [ Appointments ]

    Rishi Kumar Shukla took charge as CBI Director. Mr. Shukla. He is a 1983 batch IPS officer. Rishi Kumar Shukla (born 23 August 1960) is an IPS officer and the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He assumed office on 2 February 2019 for tenure of two years.

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    Image of Rishi Kumar New CBI Chief

    Image of Rishi Kumar New CBI Chief

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  • Mar 18, 2019
  • 1 Four Information Commissioners Take Oath of Office in Central Information Commission [ Appointments ]

    Four Information Commissioners namely Mr. Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, Smt. Vanaja N Sarna, Mr. Neeraj Kumar Gupta and Mr. Suresh Chandra were administered the oath of office of the Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission (CIC) by the Chief Information Commissioner,

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  • 2 Shaktikanta Das, Point-Man for Demonetisation, is New RBI Governor [ Policy/Governance, Appointments ]

    Former finance ministry official Shaktikanta Das as governor of the Reserve Bank of India, a day after former central bank boss Urjit Patel resigned abruptly. According to a government statement released, he will be given a three-year-tenure.

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    Image of Government Statement

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  • Feb 14, 2019
  • 1 RBI Appoints Nandan Nilekani as Chairman of Digital Payments Panel [ Science/Technology, Appointments, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of Infosys, as the chairman of a five-member high-level committee that will work towards deepening digital payments in India.

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    Image Of Payments India

    Image Of Payments India

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  • Jan 30, 2019
  • 1 Book Release - ‘Blue Waters Ahoy!’ Chronicling the Indian Navy’S History from 2001-10 [ Defense, Appointments ]

    Admiral Sunil Lamba, PVSM (Param Vishisht Seva Medal. ), AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medal), ADC (aide-de-camp- literally helper) Chief of the Naval Staff, released a book titled ‘Blue Waters Ahoy! ’ – chronicling the Indian Navy’s History from 2001 - 10.

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    Image of Blue Waters Ahoy

    Image of Blue Waters Ahoy

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  • Jul 12, 2018
  • 1 Professor J S Rajput as India’S Representative to the Executive Board of UNESCO [ Education, Appointments ]

    Union Government nominated Professor JS Rajput, former Director of NCERT, as India’s representative to Executive Board (EXB) of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on March 25, 2018.

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  • Jun 10, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 21) [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Appointments ]

    Evaluation study on ‘Nai Roshni Scheme’: NITI Aayog conducted an evaluation study on ’ Nai Roshni ’ - the scheme for Leadership Development of Minority Women in 2015 - 16. Main objective of the study: To assess impact of the scheme on minority women, To identify policy/programme

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  • Jun 1, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Key Details on UPSC Included : Smt. M. Sathiyavathy Now a Member of UPSC (Important) [ Appointments ]

    Smt. M. Sathiyavathy took oath of office & secrecy as Member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Oath was administered by Shri. Vinay Mittal, Chairman, UPSC. Before joining Commission, she held position of Secretary of Ministry of Labour & Employment.

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    Image of Union Public Service Commission

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  • Apr 7, 2018
  • 1 International Cricket Council (ICC) Appoints Indra Nooyi as Independent Director [ Sports, Appointments ]

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced appointment of Indra Nooyi as its first female Independent Director. Who is Indra Nooyi? - Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi is an Indian American businesswoman.

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    Map of ICC Membership

    Map of ICC Membership

    • Current Chairwoman and CEO

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  • Feb 28, 2018
  • 1 Om Prakash Rawat Appointed New Chief Election Commissioner [ Appointments ]

    Om Prakash Rawat has been appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner. He is currently an Election Commissioner, will succeed the outgoing Achal Kumar Joti. His tenure is for almost a year till his retirement in December 2018.

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  • Oct 2, 2017
  • 1 New Intelligence Set-Up of SSB and Welfare and Rehabilitation Board (WARB) App [ Appointments ]

    New Intelligence Set-up of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) was launched to provide well-knit intelligence network. India shares 1, 751 km-long border with Nepal and 699 km-long border with Bhutan.

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    Image of Intelligence Set-up of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

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  • Sep 17, 2017
  • 1 India’S First Full-Time Woman Defence Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman [ Appointments ]

    Nirmala Sitharaman (58) became first full time woman Defence Minister of India. She is second woman to become Defence Minister, first being Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who held additional defence portfolio from 1980 - 82.

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    Image of Nirmala Sitharaman

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  • Sep 9, 2017
  • 1 Justice Dipak Misra Sworn in as 45th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court [ Appointments ]

    Justice Dipak Misra was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind. He will be 45th chief justice of the Supreme Court with 14-month tenure till October 2018. Takes over from chief justice J. S. Khehar.

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  • Sep 2, 2017
  • 1 Venkaiah Naidu Sworn in as 13th Vice President of India [ Appointments ]

    Former Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu was sworn in as 13th Vice President of India. He was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at a Rashtrapati Bhavan. After the swearing in he took charge as the Chairman of Rajya Sabha.

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    Information of Venkaiah Naidu

    Information of Venkaiah Naidu

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  • Aug 18, 2017
  • 1 About Ram Nath Kovind- Elected 14th President of India- Took Oath on July 25th [ Appointments ]

    Ram Nath Kovind born on 1st October 1945 is a lawyer and now the President of India. He is the 2nd Dalit leader to be elected to the post. Earlier served as the 35th Governor of Bihar from 2015 to 2017 and as Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from 1994 to 2006.

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    Image of About Ram Nath Kovind- Elected 14th President

    Image of About Ram Nath Kovind- Elected 14th President

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  • Aug 1, 2017
  • 1 Kaushik Basu takes over as President of IEA [ Appointments ]

    Former chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu has taken over as president of the International Economic Association (IEA). Basu’s three-year term started from June 23. The chief economic adviser to the Government of India from 2009 to 2012.

    International Economic Association

    International Economic Association

    International Economic Association

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  • 2 Russian Diplomat Vladimir Voronkov Appointed as Chief of United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre [ Appointments ]

    Russian diplomat Vladimir Voronkov has been appointed as head of the newly established UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) as suggested by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. UN Counter-Terrorism Centre is the despite growing tensions between the US and Russia.

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    Image of Russian Diplomat Vladimir Voronkov

    Image of Russian Diplomat Vladimir Voronkov

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  • 3 First Indian to Be in Induct in ITTF URC: Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer [ Appointments ]

    International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has nominated Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer as a member of the Umpires and Referees Committee (URC) for tow year term which can be further extend.

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    Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer

    Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer

    • He is the first Indian to be nominated.

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  • Jul 7, 2017
  • 1 Mihai Tudose New Prime-Minister of Romania [ Appointments ]

    Mihai Tudose has been appointed as President of Romania by the current PM of Romania Klaus Iohannis. Mihai Tudose was previously served as economy minister as Prime Minister. The reason behind his appointment is, political crisis that risked damaging the country’s record economic

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  • Jul 4, 2017
  • 1 K Kasturirangan Appointed as Chairman of National Education Policy [ Appointments ]

    Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan has been appointed as the head nine member committee which will prepare the final draft of the National Education Policy. And the other members are:

    1. Former IAS officer K. J. Alphonse
    2. Princeton University mathematician Manjul Bhargava
    3. Ram Shanker Ku

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  • 2 Imran Khawaja: New Deputy Chairman of ICC [ Appointments ]

    Imran Khawaja has been appointed as Deputy Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Imran Khawaja is currently serving as Chairman of Associates counties and a veteran administrator from Singapore.

    • The deputy chairman post is recently approved by ICC and for this dec

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  • Jun 14, 2017
  • 1 40th Prime Minister of Nepal is Sher Bahadur Deuba [ Appointments ]

    Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected as 40th Prime Minister of Nepal. He is elected fourth time as PM of Nepal and was the single candidate who has take part in the election as the main opposition party UML decided to end the obstruction of parliament so they don’t register its ca

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  • Jun 8, 2017
  • 1 SEBI Forms Committee on Corporate Governance [ Appointments ]

    SEBI has formed a Committee on Corporate Governance who will be headed by Uday Kotak as chairperson who is currently executive vice chairman and managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank. The main objective to form this committee is to improve standard of corporate governance gove

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  • 2 New PM of Ireland: Indian Origin Leo Varadkar [ Appointments ]

    Leo Varadkar of Fine Gael party a 38 year old Indian origin man has been elected as Prime Minister of Ireland by succeeding Enda Kenny. His appointment as prime minister will conform on 13th June after next sits of Irish parliament.

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    Image Shows the Location of Ireland

    Image shows the location of Ireland

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  • 3 New CEO of Prasar Bharati : Shashi Shekar Vempati [ Appointments ]

    Shashi Shekar Vempati has been appointed as the new CEO of Prasar Bharati by succeeding Rajeev Singh who is appointed as CEO at the place of S C Panga due this retirement. The appointment of Shashi Shekar Vempati was recommended by the three-member committee which was headed by V

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  • May 26, 2017
  • 1 Hassan Rouhani Wins Iran’S Presidential Election [ Appointments ]

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has won re-election. This will be his second term as Iran’s President. He was elected as president for his first term in 2013. He won 2013 elections by pledging to end Iran’s isolation and improve civil rights.

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    Image of Hassan Rouhani

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  • May 22, 2017
  • 1 Ovais Sarmad Appointed to Key Post in UNFCCC [ Appointments ]

    Ovais Sarmad who is an Indian national has been appointed by the U. N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the post of Deputy Executive Secretary, which is a key post in the UNFCCC. U. N. Information Centre in Delhi, the appointment has been made after making wide consultations

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  • May 18, 2017
  • 1 Amitabh Bachchan Appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region [ Appointments ]

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) on May 13, 2017 appointed actor Amitabh Bachchan as its goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in the South-East Asia region to spread awareness about the disease

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    Image of Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis

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  • 2 In a First of its kind Drive Kochi Metro Appoints Transgender [ Appointments ]

    Kochi metro rail Ltd. on 11 may 2017 decided to employ 23 members from the transgender community. This is the first time in the history of India. The metro agency is the first government-owned company in India to formally appoint Transgender community.

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    Image Shows the First Kochi Metro

    Image shows the First Kochi Metro

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