ICICI Bank Appoints Anup Bagchi

ICICI Bank appointed its brokerage business head Anup Bagchi as executive director of the bank and head of retail banking, replacing Rajiv Sabharwal. Shilpa Kumar...

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...

Bank of the West Gets New CEO

Indian-American Nandita Bakshi has been appointed the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West, a unit of French banking giant BNP...

Facebook Appoints Anand Chandrasekaran

Social networking giant Facebook has appointed Anand Chandrasekaran for a strategic role for its Messenger app. Chandrasekaran, who served as the senior director of mobile...

National Cadet Corps Gets New Head

Lt Gen Vinod Vashisht took over the reins of National Cadet Corps (NCC) as its Director General on 23 December 2016. An alumnus of National...

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...

SBI Pension Funds Gets New CEO

SBI Pension Funds Pvt Ltd (SBIPFPL), a subsidiary of SBI, has appointed Kumar Sharadindu as the MD & CEO of the company. Prior to this...

Shashank Manohar Elected ICC Chairman

Veteran cricket administrator Shashank Manohar was elected unopposed as ICC’s first independent Chairman. The 58-year-old was elected to the post after the ICC Full Council’s...

Antonio Guterres is New UN Secretary General

The Security Council has selected the Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres as next Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Secretary-General of the United Nations...

Nalanda University Gets New Chancellor

Dr. Vijay Bhatkar is the new Chancellor of Nalanda University. He will replace George Yeo, former Foreign Minister of Singapore, who quit after 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 Chairman of Karnataka ASSOCHAM

R Shivakumar, Chairman of Kumar Group of companies, Bengaluru, has been appointed as the Chairman of Assocham Karnataka Regional Council. S Babu, Chairman of Ashwin...

SBI Mutual Fund Gets New CEO

SBI Mutual Fund has appointed Anuradha Rao as its Managing Director and chief executive. Prior to this, Rao was Deputy Managing Director at Sbihandling New...

WTO Appellate Body Gets New Members

The WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) agreed to appoint Ms Zhao Hong of China and Mr Hyun Chong Kim of Korea as members of...

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.

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...

Nepal Gets First Woman Chief Justice

Nepal is set to get its first woman chief justice. A meeting of the Judicial Council recommended the name of Sushila Karki, the senior...

Canara Bank Promotes PV Bharathi

P V Bharathi, General Manager, Canara Bank, has been elevated as Executive Director. Bharathi began her banking career in December 1982 as a probationary officer...

IMA Gets New Chief

Lt General Santosh Kumar Upadhya has been appointed the new commandant of the prestigious Indian Military Academy (IMA). In 1981, he was commissioned to the...

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...

Administrative Staff College of India Gets New Head

An IAS officer of 1976 batch, Rajen Habib Khwaja has appointed as the Director General of the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad. Established in...

BCCI Gets First CEO

The Indian Cricket Board’s first ever CEO Rahul Johri, who was appointed on the recommendation of the Justice Lodha Committee, took charge of the...

Paytm Appoints Madhur Deora

Payments solution provider Paytm has appointed former Citigroup banker Madhur Deora as CFO and Senior Vice President. Deora will report to Paytm's founder Vijay Shekhar...

ITC Gets New CEO

ITC’s Board approved the elevation of chief operating officer Sanjiv Puri as chief executive officer to succeed Y.C. Deveshwar. Mr. Deveshwar relinquished his executive duties...

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...

Tata Motors Appoints Guenter Butschek

Tata Motors Ltd has appointed former Airbus Group (AIR.PA) executive Guenter Butschek as its new chief executive. Butschek, who will start his new job by...

Coast Guard (West) Gets New Commander

Inspector General VS Pathania took over the charge as 13thCommander of Coast Guard Region (West) at a Ceremonial Parade held at the Coast Guard...

New DGMO Appointed

Lt. Gen. A.K. Bhatt is appointed the Army’s next Director General of Military Operations (DGMO). He replaced Lt. Gen.  Singh, who took over command of...

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...

New Controller General of Accounts

The Central government has appointed Archana Nigam as the next Controller General of Accounts in the Finance Ministry. Nigam, has been appointed in the place...

Indian Appointed VC of Canberra University

Indian scholar and plant physiologist H Deep Saini has been appointed the next Vice Chancellor of the prestigious University of Canberra. Mr Saini, 60, currently...

New World Bank Head for India Operations

Bangladesh's Junaid Ahmad has become the World Bank's Country Director for India. He has replaced Onno Ruhl who served a four-year term in Delhi. Ahmad was...

New Chief of Staff Committee

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba received the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) baton from the outgoing Chief of Air Staff,...

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...

National Agricultural Sciences Academy Gets New Head

Former Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Vice-Chancellor Panjab Singh is appointed as president of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) for a period of...

Travancore Bank Gets New Chief

CR Sasikumar has taken over as Managing Director of State Bank of Travancore (SBT), one of the associate banks of State Bank of India...

Indian Institutes of Management Gets New Directors

The new directors of 10 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have been appointed by the government. Professor G Raghuram will be the Director of IIM—...

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...

Sunil Lanba New Western Naval Head

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took over the reins of Western Naval Command (WNC) as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) from Vice Admiral SPS Cheema...

Religare Enterprises Gets New CEO

Religare Enterprises has appointed Sunil Godhwani as CEO and of the company for the remaining period of his tenure. The decision was taken at the...

Delhi Gets New Chief Secretary

1985 Batch IAS officer M. M. Kutty has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Delhi. He replaced K. K. Sharma, who was transferred...

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...

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,...

CII Northern Get s New Chairman

Rumjhum Chatterjee, Group Managing Director – Human Capital Development, Feedback Infra Pvt Ltd, has taken over as Chairman of CII Northern. CII Northern, which has...

Bankruptcy Board Gets New Chairman

Madhusudan Sahoo was appointed as chairperson of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India. Sahoo is presently member of Competition Commission of India. The Appointments Committee of...

Jammu Kashmir Gets New Police Chief

Indian Police Services (IPS) officer S.P. Vaid was appointed as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir. Hailing from Jammu and...

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 Executive Director Appointed in RBI

The Reserve Bank of India has appointed Surekha Marandi as Executive Director (ED) consequent to the superannuation of US Paliwal, who retired on December...

CDSL Gets New Head

SEBI has approved the appointment of TS Krishnamurthy as Chairman of Central Depository Services. He takes over charge from N Rangachary, who chaired the...

Saina Nehwal Appointed in IOC Body

Star shuttler Saina Nehwal has been appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission. Saina has received a letter to the...

SEBI Gets New Chief

Appointments Committee of Cabinet has appointed Ajay Tyagi, a 1984 batch IAS officer of the Himachal Pradesh cadre, as the next Chairman of the...

AP Gets New Chief Secretary

Satya Prasad Tucker, Special Chief Secretary, Planning, assumed charge as the Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh. He succeeds IYR Krishna Rao, who retired on January...

J Satyanarayana Appointed Part-Time UIDAI Chief

Former IAS officer J Satyanarayana was  appointed as part-time chairperson of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), tasked with issuing Aadhaar numbers. The post has...

Cipla Appoints Ireena Vittal

Cipla has appointed Ireena Vittal as an independent director on its board with effect from December 1, 2016. Vittal, a former partner with McKinsey &...

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...

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...

Surya Deva Appointed in UNHRC

An India-born academician has been named by the UN Human Rights Council as an adviser to one of its working group on the issue...

Vijay Kelkar Elected ISI President

Former petroleum secretary Vijay Kelkar has been elected president of the prestigious Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). Kelkar succeeded former RBI governor C Rangarajan. He was elected...

Trump Appoints Indian-American to Key Post

US President Donald Trump has appointed Indian-American attorney Uttam Dhillon to a key White House position on ethics and compliance matters. Dhillon, who served as...

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...

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...

Sanofi Gets New Chairman

Drugmaker Sanofi India Ltd announced the election of Aditya Narayan as its new Chairman. He replaces liquor baron Vijay Mallya who quit as Chairman...

Indian Naval Academy Gets New Chief

Vice Admiral SV Bhokare, YSM, NM took over charge as the Commandant of Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala. He is a specialist in Navigation and...

Tata Power Gets New Chairman

Tata Power has appointed Natarajan Chandrasekaran, as its new chairman and an additional director, effective February 11, 2017. Chandrasekaran is currently the Chief Executive Officer...

New CBDT Chairman

Senior Indian Revenue Service officer Atulesh Jindal took charge as the new chairman of the CBDT, the controlling body of the Income Tax department. He...

Vivek Bhandari is New IIHMR Director

Dr Vivek Bhandari, former Director of the Institute of Rural Management-Anand (IRMA), has taken over as the new President of the Indian Institute of...

Microbiologists Association Gets New Chief

Appa Rao Podile, Vice-Chancellor, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been unanimously elected as the president of the Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI). He was...

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...

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...

Urban Ministry Gets New Secretary

Rajiv Gauba, IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre (1982 batch), has taken charge as Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development. A physics graduate from Patna University, he...

New Appointments in September

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments: i. Shri Rabindra Panwar, IAS (BH:1985), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence as Additional Secretary,...

Nikki Haley Appointed New US Envoy to UN

The US Senate has confirmed Nikki Haley as the next Ambassador to the United Nations, making her the first Indian-American to serve on a...

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...

Bharti AXA General Insurance Gets New CEO

Bharti AXA General Insurance has appointed Sanjeev Srinivasan as CEO and Managing Director. Srinivasan joined Bharti AXA General Insurance in August 2016 as Chief Commercial...

Nuclear Fuel Complex Gets New Head

G Kalyanakrishnan has taken over as Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad. He succeeds N Saibaba, who has retired on completion of two...

Ericsson Appoints New CEO

Swedish telecom giant Ericsson has appointed Borje Ekholm as President and CEO, effective from January 16, 2017. Ekholm joins Ericsson from his current position as...

LIC Gets New Managing Director

Hemant Bhargava was appointed Managing Director of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India. He is at present LIC’s Zonal Manager, Delhi. The Appointments Committee of...

Railway Board Gets New Secretary

Shri R. K. Verma a 1980 batch of Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), has assumed the charge of the post of Secretary, Railway...

Syndicate Bank Appoints Director

Syndicate Bank has nominated Jayant Purushottam Gokhale as Part-time Nonofficial Director under Chartered Accountant category on the Board of Directors of the Bank for...

National Dairy Board Gets New Chairman

The Government of India has appointed Dilip Rath as Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) for a period of two years from...

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...

IBM India Appoints New Managing Director

Technology giant IBM has appointed Karan Bajwa as new Managing Director of its India operations. He succeeds Vanitha Narayana, who has been elevated as Chairman...

HPCL Gets New CMD

Mukesh Kumar Surana has taken over as Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation. He took charge after Nishi Vasudeva, the former CMD, retired. A mechanical...

World Bank Reappoints President Jim Yong

The World Bank reappointed Jim Yong Kim to a five-year term as President of the multilateral development lender after the nomination period closed without...

Eastern ICSI Gets New Chairman

Siddhartha Murarka has been appointed as the Chairman of the Eastern India Regional Council of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). His term...

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...

Tata Motors Get New Chairman

The Board of Directors have appointed Natarajan Chandrasekaran as Additional Director and Chairman of the board with immediate effect. He will be the first non-Parsi...

Sunil Bharti Mittal Elected ICC Chairman

Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, has been elected as the Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He is the third...

Enforcement Directorate Gets New Head

Karnal Singh has been appointed as new Director General of Enforcement Directorate (ED). Karnal Singh is 1984 batch IPS officer of Union Territories cadre. The post...

Chartered Accountants Institute Gets New President

The 40-member Central Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) elected Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey as new President. It also elected Naveen Gupta as...

DJ Pandian Appointed in AIIB

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced the appointment of India's nominee, Dr. D.J. Pandian, as the Vice-President, Chief Investment Officer of the newly...

Chemical Weapons Authority Gets New Head

Government has approved the assignment of additional charge of the post of Chairperson, National Authority for Chemicals Weapons Convention to Mr. Sanjay Kumar Srivastava,...

DGCA Gets New Chief

B.S. Bhullar, a 1986-batch IAS officer, has been appointed chief of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)...

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...

US House of Representatives Speaker Wins Election

U.S. Representative Paul Ryan was re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives. Ryan was first elected speaker in October 2015. House members voted 239 to...

Delhi Gets New Police Commissioner

Mr. Amulya Kumar Patnaik, IPS (AGMUT: 1985) has been appointed to the post of Commissioner of Police, Delhi from the date of actual assumption...

Abbott India Gets New MD

Pharma company Abbott India appointed Ambati Venu its new managing director for a term of 5 years effective September 29, 2016. In February this year,...

Ola Appoints New COO

Ride-hailing service Ola named Vishal Kaul, a PepsiCo veteran, as its chief operating officer (COO) and elevated current COO Pranay Jivrajika as founding partner. Kaul,...

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...

State Bank of Hyderabad Gets New Head

Mani Palvesan has assumed charge as Managing Director of State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) with effect from Jan 14, 2017. Palvesan joined SBH in 1982...