Film and Television Institute of India Gets New Chairman

Anupam Kher, veteran cine star, has been appointed as Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. Shri Kher succeeds Shri Gajendra...

Exim Bank Gets New Head

David Rasquinha, who is currently Deputy Managing Director of Exim Bank of India, has been appointed as Managing Director of the bank. This appointment will...

SIDBI’s New CMD

The Centre has appointed Mohammad Mustafa, a 1995 batch IAS officer, as Chairman and Managing Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). Prior...

New President of Institute of Cost Accountants of India

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India has a new President in Sanjay Gupta for the year 2017-18. H Padmanabhan has been elected as the...

New Comptroller and Auditor General of India

Union Government has appointed former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi as new Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Mehrishi, a 1978-batch Rajasthan cadre IAS officer, will...

New Election Commissioner Appointed

The President has appointed Sunil Arora as the Election Commissioner in the Election Commission. A 1980 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Arora has...

Lohani Appointed New Chairman of Railway Board

Mr. Ashwani Lohani, IRSME has been appointed as Chairman, Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Government of India. Prior to this...

Insolvency Board Gets New Director

Dr. (Ms.) Mamta Suri took charge as Executive Director, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) in New Delhi. Before joining IBBI, Dr. Suri was...

Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Cinematograph Act, 1952 (37 of 1952) read with rule 3...

IRMA Gets New Chairman

Dilip Rath, Chairman, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), has been appointed Chairman of the Institute of Rural Management-Anand (IRMA). Rath has been instrumental in promoting...

India’s Alternate Governor in Asian Development Bank

Mr. Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, Government of India has been appointed as India’s Alternate Governor on...

45th Chief Justice of India

Present Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar has recommended the name of Justice Dipak Misra as 45th Chief Justice of India. Justice Khehar is...

IDFC Appoints New CEO

IDFC Ltd appointed Sunil Kakar as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Kakar had joined IDFC as the Group Chief Financial...

India Re-nominates Dalveer Bhandari to ICJ

Dalveer Bhandari is an Indian member of the International Court of Justice and was a judge of the Supreme Court of India. He has been...

Executive Head of GSTN Appointed

1992 batch IRS Officer Kajal Singh was appointed as Executive Vice-President (Services) in Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN). The GSTN is a special purpose...

Jet Airways New CEO

Jet Airways has announced the appointment of Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

New Registrar of Copyrights Appointed

1994 batch officer of the Indian Telecom Service Hoshiar Singh has been appointed as Registrar of Copyrights for 5 years. The Office of Copyrights, under...

RBI Appoints New Executive Director

Reserve Bank of India has appointed S. Ganesh Kumar as Executive Director. The central bank currently has 11 Executive Directors. As Executive Director, Ganesh Kumar...

Indian Oil Gets New Chairman

Indian Oil’s Director (Refineries), Sanjiv Singh has been appointed as the Chairman of IOC. Concurrently, Singh will also be Chairman of Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd....

Broadcasting Content Complaints Council

Justice Vikramajit Sen has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC). Justice Sen takes over from former Punjab and Haryana...

National Disaster Response Force Gets New DG

Mr. Sanjay Kumar, 1985-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Himachal Pradesh Cadre, has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of the National Disaster Response Force...

Indian Gets New Chief Election Commissioner

Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti has been appointed the next Chief Election Commissioner. Mr Joti will assume office on July 6, the day the...

IIM Amritsar Gets New Chairman

Mr. Sanjay Gupta, CEO of Jagran Prakashan Limited has been appointed as Chairman of the Society and Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management...

New Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police

Mr. R K Pachnanda, IPS takes charge as the new Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). Shri Pachnanda is the 29th Chief of the...

New Member of UPSC Takes Oath

Dr. Manoj Soni, former Vice Chancellor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, took the Oath of Office and Secrecy as Member, Union Public Service...

NIFT Gets New Chairperson

The Union Government (M/o Textiles) has appointed Shri Rajesh V. Shah as Chairperson on the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Fashion...

Sikh Woman Becomes Supreme Court Judge in Canada

Palbinder Kaur Shergill has been appointed as a Judge at the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster. Ms. Shergill is the first turbaned...

TamilNadu Law Commission Gets New Head

Tamil Nadu has reconstituted its Law Commission. Retired Supreme Court Judge, Justice Chockalingam Nagappan has been appointed as the new Chairman of Tamil Nadu’s reconstituted...

New Judges Appointed in High Courts

President of India has appointed new Additional Judges in Madras (6), Punjab and Haryana (2) and Chattisgarh (3) High Courts. Following Judges were appointed: Madras High Court (i)...

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...

National Academy of Agricultural Research Management

Mr. Srinivasa Rao has been named the new Director of the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM). The NAARM is a constituent of the...

Tata Communications Gets New Head

Tata Communications has appointed Renuka Ramnath as the new Chairperson of the board of directors and the successor to Subodh Bhargava. An independent director of...

Usha Martin Gets New Chairman

GN Bajpai, former Chairman of SEBI, replaced Prashant Jhawar as Chairman of Usha Martin Ltd at a board meet. Jhawar is one of the promoters...

National Centre for Earth Sciences Gets New Head

 N Purnachandra Rao has been appointed as the Director, National Centre for Earch Sciences Studies (NCESS), Thiruvananthapuram. A chief scientist at the CSIR-National Geophysical Research...

LIC Housing Finance Gets New CEO

 Vinay Sah has been appointed as new MD and CEO of LIC Housing Finance. He comes in place of Sunita Sharma, who has been promoted...

Karnataka Bank gets New MD

Karnataka Bank Ltd has appointed Mahabaleshwara MS as MD and CEO of the bank for a period of three years from the date of assuming...

UN Humanitarian Affairs Office Gets New Head

UN Secretary-General António Guterres appoints Mark Lowcock, a national of the United Kingdom, as the United Nation’s highest official on humanitarian assistance and aid...

India Ratings and Research Gets New CEO

India Ratings and Research, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fitch Group, has appointed Rohit Sawhney as its Chief Executive Officer. Headquartered in Mumbai with six branch...

L&T Gets New CEO & MD

Engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) appoints SN Subrahmanyan as its new CEO and MD with effect from July 1. AM Naik, who...

New Nasscom Chairman

Raman Roy has been appointed as the chairman of The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom)  for 2017-2018. Roy, Chairman and Managing Director...

Madras HC Gets New Chief Justice

Justice Indira Banerjee was sworn-in as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court. Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao administered the oath of office...

Indian Bank Gets New Chief

Kishor Kharat has assumed charge as the Managing Director and CEO of Indian Bank. Prior to this, he was MD and CEO of IDBI Bank. During...

Gujarat Gets First Woman Police Chief

Geetha Johri, an IPS officer of the 1982 batch, was appointed the new Gujarat DGP. Johri becomes the State’s first woman police chief. Johri was in...

Hamas Gets New Head

The Palestinian movement Hamas elected Ismail Haniyeh as its new leader and chief. Haniyeh replaced Khaled Meshaal, who steps down at the end of...

India Appoints New Controller General of Accounts

Government of India has appointed Mr. Anthony Lianzuala, a 1982-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) Officer, as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA),...

Syrian Lady Made UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) appointed Yusra Mardini – a Syrian refugee who together with her sister swam...

CRPF and ITBP Get New Chiefs

The Government has appointed Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, IPS (UP:1983), Director General, Narcotics Control Bureau to the post of Director General, Central Reserve Police Force. The...

Uttar Pradesh Gets New DG of Police

Sulkhan Singh has been appointed as the new Director General of Police (DGP) by the Yogi Adityanath-led state government. Sulkhan Singh replaced Javeed Ahmed, the...

Vanita Appointed President of ‘Leadership Conference’

Indian-American Vanita Gupta has been appointed as president and CEO of ‘The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’, becoming the first woman to...

Donald Trump Nominates Vishal Amin

President Donald Trump has tapped Indian-American Vishal Amin as his new ‘IP czar’ to coordinate US law-enforcement strategy around copyright, patents and trademarks. Amin has...

New RBI Executive Director

The Reserve Bank has appointed Malvika Sinha as Executive Director following the appointment of B P Kanungo as Deputy Governor. As Executive Director, she will...

Railways Gets New Financial Commissioner

Shri B.N.Mohapatra has been appointed as the new Financial Commissioner (FC) (Railways) and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India and has taken over...

NASA Gets New Official

Jen Rae Wang has been selected by Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot as NASA's Associate Administrator for the Office of Communications. Wang joins NASA with more...

List of WTO Bodies’ Chairpersons

The WTO General Council, on 7 April 2017, noted the consensus on a slate of names of chairpersons for WTO bodies. Regular bodies Trade Policy Review...

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board Gets Whole Time Member

Dr. (Ms.) Mukulita Vijayawargiya took charge as Whole Time Member, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India in New Delhi. Dr. (Ms.) Vijayawargiya will look...

New Chairman of UPSC Takes Oath

Prof. David R. Syiemlieh took the Oath of Office and Secrecy as Chairman, Union Public Service Commission, under clause (1) of Article 316 of...

Chief Adviser (Cost) in Ministry of Finance

Mrs. Aruna Sethi, 1985 batch officer of Indian Cost Accounts Service (ICoAS) has been elevated to the position of Chief Adviser (Cost) in the...

Central Board of Excise and Customs Gets New Chairman

Ms. Vanaja N. Sarna, IRS presently holding the charge as Member (Administration), has been appointed as Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC)....

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board Gets New Member

Dr. Navrang Saini took charge as Whole Time Member, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India in New Delhi. Dr. Saini will look after Registration &...

Chairman of Research and Information System for Developing Countries

Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, India's former Ambassador to the United Nations in New York and Geneva has been appointed as the Chairman of the...

Permanent Representative of India to United Nations

Shri Rajiv Kumar Chander, (IFS: 1983), presently Consul General, Consulate General of India, Vancouver, has been appointed as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India...

AIIMS Gets New Director

Senior Doctor Randeep Guleria has been appointed the director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He currently holds the post of professor...

Animal Welfare Board Gets Government Chairman

The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), a statutory advisory body under the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF), will now...

Goa Assembly Gets New Speaker

The BJP MLA from Sankhalim in North Goa, Pramod Sawant, was elected Speaker of the seventh Goa Assembly. Mr. Sawant (44) was nominated by Glenn...

VIP Industries Gets New Managing Director

VIP Industries appointed its Chairman Dilip G Piramal as the Managing Director of the company for two years with effect from March 25. Piramal succeeds...

IIT-Madras Board Chairman

Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra and Mahindra, has been granted second term as Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT-Madras for three years with...

New Chief Executives of IDBI Bank and Indian Bank

The Centre has swapped the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of state-owned Indian Bank and IDBI Bank. Mahesh Kumar Jain, who was Managing Director & CEO...

SEBI Gets New Whole-Time Member

Madhabi Puri Buch was appointed as a Whole-Time Member of capital markets regulator SEBI. She is founder-director of Agora Advisory Pvt Ltd and currently at...

Anil Ambani Joins Atlantic Council

Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani has been inducted into the international advisory board of global think-tank The Atlantic Council. Other global business leaders include Thomas...

Honda Company Gets New President

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has appointed Minoru Kato as a new President and Chief Executive Office of the company effective from April...

Amul Thapar Appointed in USA Court of Appeals

Amul Thapar, an Indian-American legal luminary, has been nominated by US President Donald Trump in powerful US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. The United States...

International Solar Alliance Gets Director General

India and France jointly decided to appoint Mr. Upendra Tripathy, as the Interim Director General (IDG) of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on a...

New Chief Justices Appointed in High Courts

President of India has appointed new Chief Justices in Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Patna and Jharkhand High Courts. Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan, Judge of...

Seema Verma Appointed Head of USA Health Agency

In USA, Indian-American Seema Verma has been sworn-in as the head of a key health-care agency "Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services" (CMS) in...

New Deputy Governor in Reserve Bank of India

B P Kanungo was appointed Deputy Governor in Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years on Friday. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has...

National Safai Karamcharis Commission Gets New Chairman

The newly appointed Chairman of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis Shri Manhar Valji Bhai Zala along with two members Smt. Manju Diler and Shri...

Central Water Commission Gets New Head

Shri Narendra Kumar, an officer of Central Water Engineering Service (1979 batch) has assumed the charge of Chairman, Central Water Commission (CWC). He has served...

SRL Diagnostics Appoints New CEO

Diagnostics company SRL Diagnostics has appointed Arindam Haldar as its new Chief Executive Officer. Haldar has worked with brands like Colgate, Pillsbury, Hen-Dazs and Sterlite.

Discovery Networks Appoints Advisory Board

Entertainment Channel Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has appointed an India Advisory Board comprising experts from corporate, digital media and public policy. This is the first of its...