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  • May 17, 2017
  • 1 Heads of 7 PSU Banks Appointed [ Appointments ]

    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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  • 2 Taranjeet Singh Becomes New Country Director of Twitter [ Appointments ]

    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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  • May 15, 2017
  • 1 Coca – Cola Appoints T K K Krishnakumar as President of India [ Appointments ]

    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. (HCCB), the company-ow

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  • Apr 9, 2017
  • 1 Malala to Become the Youngest Person to Address Canadian Parliament [ Appointments ]

    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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  • 2 India’S First Transgender Police Officer Appointed in Tamil Nadu [ Appointments ]

    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 police in Dharmapuri and submitted her joining docume

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  • Mar 27, 2017
  • 1 Trivendra Singh Rawat Sworn – in as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand [ Appointments ]

    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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  • 2 Yogi Adityanath Sworn in as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh [ Appointments ]

    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 Union home minister.

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  • Mar 19, 2017
  • 1 Narendra Kumar Appointed as New Chairman of Central Water Commission [ Appointments ]

    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 in India and Standing Committee for

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 TCS CEO N Chandrasekaran is New Chairman of Tata Sons [ Appointments ]

    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 was looking after th

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  • 2 Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma Appointed as New CBI Director [ Appointments ]

    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 month after Anil Sinha’s retirement.

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  • 3 President Appoints Banwarilal Purohit as Governor [ Appointments ]

    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 A

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  • 4 Ashok Amritraj Appointed as UN in India Goodwill Ambassador for the SDGs [ Appointments ]

    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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  • 5 SC Appoints Committee of Administrators Headed by Vinod Rai to Run BCCI [ Appointments ]

    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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  • 6 Amulya Kumar Patnaik Appointed Delhi Police Commissioner [ Appointments ]

    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 Commissioner.

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  • 7 Dushyant Chautala Appointed as New TTFI President [ Appointments ]

    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 Secretary General, and Arun Kumar Banerjee to

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  • 8 Nik Khanna Appointed India MD of BAE Systems [ Appointments ]

    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 last four years.

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 Dr Vijay Bhatkar Appointed New Vice-Chancellor of Nalanda University [ Appointments ]

    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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  • 2 Anand Kumar Gupta Appointed as Director of NTPC [ Appointments ]

    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 Directors of t

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  • 3 Sanjeev Sanyal Appointed Principal Economic Adviser [ Appointments ]

    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 period of three years.

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  • 4 Sandeep Jajodia Appointed Assocham President [ Appointments ]

    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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  • 5 Nilesh Vikamsey Appointed New President of ICAI [ Appointments ]

    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 government.

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  • 6 Government Appoints 5 New Judges to Supreme Court [ Appointments ]

    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.

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  • 7 Abhijit Sarkar Appointed Vice Chairman of Asian Hockey Federation [ Appointments ]

    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 success having Abhijit Sa

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  • 8 Former Nagaland CM Zeliang Appointed as Finance Advisor to State Government [ Appointments ]

    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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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 Gopal Baglay Appointed as New Spokesperson of MEA [ Appointments ]

    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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  • 2 Sumit Mullick Appointed as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra [ Appointments ]

    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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  • 3 PK Purwar: Appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of MTNL [ Appointments ]

    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 back again in June 2016.

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  • 4 Sanjiv Singh Appointed as Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation [ Appointments ]

    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.


    • IOC is also the nation

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  • 5 Cairn India Appointed Melody Meyer and Atul Gupta as Advisors [ Appointments ]

    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 crude production. According to a

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  • Nov 10, 2016
  • 1 Tata Sons Assigns Ishaat Hussain as Interim Chairman of TCS [ Appointments ]

    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.

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