Appointments: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2017 (Including PIB)

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  • Oct 2, 2017
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    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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  • Sep 17, 2017
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    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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  • Sep 9, 2017
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    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
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    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… (183 more words) …

  • Aug 17, 2017
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    प्रस्तावना: - उम्मीद के मुताबिक भाजपा के रामनाथ कोविंद देश के 14वें राष्ट्रपति चुल लिए गए। आंकड़ों का गणित कोविंद के साथ था लिहाजा भारी अंतर के साथ उन्होंने कांग्रेस प्रत्याशी मीरा कुमार को शिकस्त दी। आजादी के 70 सालों… (3999 more words) …

  • Aug 18, 2017
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    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… (342 more words) …

  • Aug 1, 2017
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    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.

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  • Jul 7, 2017
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    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… (256 more words) …

  • Jul 4, 2017
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    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
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    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.

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  • Aug 1, 2017
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    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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  • Jun 14, 2017
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    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… (254 more words) …

  • Jun 8, 2017
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    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… (294 more words) …

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    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… (122 more words) …

  • Aug 1, 2017
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    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

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  • Jun 8, 2017
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    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… (249 more words) …

  • May 26, 2017
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    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… (342 more words) …

  • May 22, 2017
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    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… (269 more words) …

  • May 18, 2017
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    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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    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… (293 more words) …

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    Twitter India continues to invest in its leadership team and announced the appointment of Taranjeet Singh as the Country Director for India. Singh will lead the Twitter India team by driving an integrated business strategy and spearheading cross-functional collaboration.

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    The government today appointed new managing directors and chief executive officers of seven public sector banks and a reshuffle of the management of Punjab National Bank and Bank of India

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  • May 15, 2017
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    Beverages major Coca-Cola appointment T. K. K. Krishnakumar as President of India and South West Asia Business Unit, replacing Venkatesh Kini, who served the company for 19 years. KK was the Chief Executive Officer of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.… (336 more words) …

  • Apr 9, 2017
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    Prithika Yashini told PTI that her ambition was to become an IPS officer. It was a proud moment for India’s first transgender, to be appointed as a police officer in Tamil Nadu. She visited the officer of the superintendent of… (199 more words) …

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    Canada prime minister has announced that Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, will address the country’s Parliament. Yousafzai will also receive honorary Canadian citizenship during the visit, which was bestowed upon her in 2014.

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  • Mar 28, 2017
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    Yogi Adityanath was sworn in as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, placing a polarizing figure in charge of one of India’s most important states. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath enjoys good relations with predecessor Rajnath Singh, who is currently the… (155 more words) …

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    BJP’s Trivendra Singh Rawat was on Saturday sworn-in as the new chief minister of Uttarakhand. The oath of office being administered by Governor Krishan Kant Paul The swearing-in ceremony that was held at the Parade Ground.

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  • Mar 20, 2017
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    Union Government has appointed Narendra Kumar as the new chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC). He assumed the charge of the post up on superannuation of GS Jha. Member of Experts Committee for Scientific Assessment of flood prone area… (146 more words) …

  • Mar 17, 2017
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    Cairn India has appointed oil and gas exploration experts Chevron executive Melody Meyer and ex-CEO of BSG Resources Atul Gupta as executive advisors. Atul Gupta on its team to drive the company’s objective of contributing 50 % of India’s overall… (331 more words) …

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    Sanjiv Singh will be the new Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOC). IOC is the nation’s largest company commercial enterprise. He was selected for the top job after Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) interviewed eight candidates.

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    PK Purwar has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of state-run telecom major Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). Between June 2014 and June 2015, he was additional incharge of the post Chairman and Managing Director of MTNL 7… (195 more words) …

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    Senior IAS officer Sumit Mullick was appointed as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra. He is succeeded by Swadheen Kshatriya. CM Devendra Fadnavis clears appointment of Sumit Mullick. He is senior most bureaucrat of state presently.

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    Gopal Baglay has been appointed as new spokesperson of Indian foreign ministry succeeding Vikas Swarup. Former spokesperson Vikas Swarup was appointed as India’s High Commissioner to Canada. Baglay has served as deputy high commissioner to Islamabad.

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    Nagaland Governor appointed former Chief Minister T R Zeliang as finance Advisor to Government of Nagaland. This post will be in rank of a cabinet minister and will receive pay and allowances admissible to a cabinet minister.

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    Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) confirmed appointment of Abhijit Sarkar as its new Vice Chairman and also Chairman of AHF Commercial and TV Committee. Decision was taken after an Executive Board Meeting. Asian Hockey Federation will be able to achieve much… (204 more words) …

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    President Pranab Mukherjee cleared appointment of five high court judges to Supreme Court. Those elevated to the apex court are five high court judges, including four chief justices of state high courts.

    Government appoints 5 new judges to Supreme Court

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    Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) elected Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey as president and Naveen N D Gupta as vice-president. They have been elected for year 2017 - 18. Council has 32 elected members and eight are nominated by Central… (198 more words) …

  • Mar 17, 2017
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    Sandeep Jajodia has been elected President of industry body Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). Assocham will continue to play a transformational role both nationally and globally.

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    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed Sanjeev Sanyal, as principal economic adviser in department of economic affairs in finance ministry. He has been appointed in a pay scale of Rs. 67, 000 - 79, 000 for a… (200 more words) …

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    Shri Anand Kumar Gupta has taken over charge as executive Director, NTPC. He will be responsible for activities relating to Commercial, International and Domestic Business development and Consultancy business of NTPC. He has no inter-se relationship with any of the… (204 more words) …

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    Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar, has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of Nalanda University. He is a technocrat, who is considered father of Indian Supercomputer. He will hold office for a three-year period from date of his appointment.

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    BAE Systems has appointed Nik Khanna as the Managing Director of its India operations with effect from 1st February 2017. Khanna joined the company from Raytheon whereas country president had led business development, marketing and strategy in India for… (181 more words) …

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    Dushyant Chautala was appointed the President of Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) . He is youngest president of apex body. His term, which is for four years, extends until 2021. Along with Chautala, M. P. Singh was appointed as… (254 more words) …

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    Government appointed Amulya Patnaik as next Commissioner of Delhi Police. A native of Odisha, Patnaik is an IPS office of AGMUT cadre. He was holding charge as special commissioner (administration) in Delhi Police when announced to succeed Alok Verma as… (286 more words) …

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    Supreme Court of India appointed former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai as head of four-member Committee of Administrators to run Board of Control for Cricket in India. Bench of Justice also announced other members of committee.

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    Award winning Hollywood film producer and Wimbledon tennis player, Ashok Amritraj has been appointed United Nations in India Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mr. Amritraj is first Ambassador for UN in India.

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  • Mar 17, 2017
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    President Pranab Mukherjee accepted resignation of V Shanmuganathan as Governor of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Banwarilal Purohit, the Governor of Assam to execute the functions. Banwarilal Purohit appointed as Governor of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.

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    Alok Verma’s appointment was approved by PM Narendra Modi for period of 2 years as CBI chief. It was approved by three-member selection panel and was headed by PM. The post of CBI director was lying vacant for over one… (224 more words) …

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    Tata Sons appointed Natarajan Chandrasekaran as its Executive Chairman. With this appointment, Chandrasekaran becomes the first non-Parsi person to head Tata group. He will take charge of the company on 21 February 2017. In absence of Cyrus Mistry, Ratan Tata… (140 more words) …

  • Nov 10, 2016
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    Tata Consultancy Services told the Bombay Stock Exchange about a notice from its parent Tata Sons nominating Ishaat Hussain as Chairman of the company, immediately replacing Cyrus Mistry.

    Ishaat Hussain as new chairperson has put in TCS

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