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Indian Woman Elected as Judge at UN Body ITLOS

Dr Neeru Chadha has become the first Indian woman to be elected as a judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the...

Ireland Gets new Prime Minister

Leo Varadkar, 38, son of an Indian immigrant and is the first Irish leader of Indian descent was elected as Ireland's new Prime Minister. Varadkar’s...

New Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati

Mr. Shashi Shekar Vempati has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prasar Bharati. He was appointed on the recommendation of the Three...

National Water Agency Gets New Head

Dr. Sharad Kumar Jain has assumed the additional charge of Director General, National Water Development Agency (NWDA) under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development...

Nepal’s New Prime Minister

Nepali Congress Chairman Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected as 10th Prime Minister of Nepal. This is the fourth time that Deuba has become the...

UNDP Announces its First-Ever Ocean Advocate

To mark World Oceans Day (8 June), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) named Australian musician Cody Simpson as its first-ever Ocean Advocate to...

UN Chief Appoints New Under Secretary General

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Jan Beagle of New Zealand as the new Under-Secretary-General for Management. Ms. Beagle is currently the Deputy Executive Director...

Miroslav Lajcak Elected President of 72nd UN Session

The United Nations General Assembly elected by acclamation Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák of Slovakia as President of its upcoming 72nd session. Mr. Lajčák will assume...

Indian Appointed in UNFCCC

Mr. Ovais Sarmad of India has been appointed the Deputy Executive Secretary in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He is currently...

Big B Appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador

Veteran Indian Actor Amitabh Bachchan was appointed the goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in Southeast Asia. Mr. Bachchan, a survivor of Hepatitis B, will be the...

National Scheduled Castes Commission Gets Members

The President of India has approved the appointment of following persons in the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) on 31.5.2017, for a period...

Tata Sons Appoints New Group CFO

Tata Sons has appointed Saurabh Agrawal as the group Chief Financial Officer. Agrawal is an investment banker and was Head of Strategy at the Aditya...

WHO Gets New Director-General

Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare congratulated Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on his appointment as Director-General of the World...

Indian Social Science Research Council Gets New Head

The Union government has appointed Braj Bihari Kumar as Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). He replaces eminent academic S.K. Thorat,...

Presidential Elections in Iran

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has decisively won the country's presidential election beating his rival Ebrahim Raisi. Rouhani was re-elected with 57 percent of votes. Raisi...

Cabinet Secretary Gets Extension

The Central government granted one-year extension to Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha whose two-year term is scheduled to end on June 12. The Appointments Committee of...

New Prime Minister Appointed in France

New French President Emmanuel Macron appointed Edouard Philippe as Prime Minister. Philippe, a little known 46-year-old MP and mayor of the northern port of Le...

Twitter India Gets New Head

Twitter Inc. has elevated Taranjeet Singh as its Country Director for India. Singh was earlier leading the charge for sales and marketing support for...

CBDT Chief Gets 1-Year Extension

The union government extended the term of Sushil Chandra, Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes by one more year. According to a decision by the...

Allahabad Bank Gets New MD & CEO

Usha Ananthasubramanian has been appointed as the MD & CEO of Allahabad Bank. Her term ends on August 13, 2018. Prior to her joining, Ananthasubramanian was...

USA Supreme Court Gets New Chief Justice

Neil M. Gorsuch was sworn in as the 113th justice of the US Supreme Court. It is the first time in the history of the...

Coffee and Tea Boards Get New Heads

Prabhat Kamal Bezboruah and M S Boje Gowda were appointed chairmen of the Tea Board and the Coffee Board, respectively. Bezboruah is a leading tea...

PARAM-ISHAN Supercomputer Launched

Union Human Resource Development Minister Praksh Javadekar launched PARAM-ISHAN supercomputing facility at IIT, Guwahati. C-DAC has provided this computer to the IIT Guwahati. PARAM-ISHAN have power...

New Carbon Emissions Standards for Aircrafts

The United Nations aviation body, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted new aircraft emissions to curb the impact of aviation greenhouse gas emissions on...

Qatar Signs Deal to Buy F-15 Fighters from USA

The United States and Qatar have signed a deal for the purchase of F-15 fighter jets with an initial cost of $12bn. The F-15 is...

CBDT Notifies Rule 10CB for Secondary Adjustments

Rule 10CB for operationalising the provisions of secondary adjustment has been notified by the Central Board of Direct Taxes on 15th June, 2017. It prescribes...