Nikki Haley Appointed US Envoy to UN

Nikki Haley was  named as US envoy to the United Nations by President-elect Donald Trump. She has become the first-ever Indian-American to be appointed to...

BMW India Gets New Chief

German luxury carmaker BMW has appointed Vikram Pawah (45) as the president of India operations with effect from March 1, 2017. Pawah brings more than...

United Spirits Appoints John Kennedy

Liquor maker United Spirits appoints John Thomas Kennedy as director of the company. The board of the company has passed a resolution to appoint John...

KM Birla Appointed IIM-A Chairman

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) appointed Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla as the new chairman of Board of Governors at...

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...

Vetri Subramaniam Joins UTI Mutual Fund

Vetri Subramaniam has joined the UTI Mutual Fund in the position of group president & head of equity. In his new position, Subramaniam will be...

Christine Lagarde Re-Elected IMF Head

The International Monetary Fund board re-elected Managing Director Christine Lagarde to a second five-year term, starting on July 5. Lagarde, the only candidate nominated for...

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...

New Director General of Naval Operations

Vice Admiral SN Ghormade assumed the charge of Director General Naval Operations. The Flag Officer was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1984. He...

Jammu Kashmir Bank Gets New Chief

Parvez Ahmad will take charge as the next Chairman-cum-Chief Executive Officer of Jammu and Kashmir Bank on October 6. Parvez Ahmad, who will replace Mushtaq...

New Intelligence Bureau Chief Appointed

Jharkhand cadre IPS officer Rajiv Jain was appointed as the new chief of Intelligence Bureau (IB) while Anil Dhasmana will head external intelligence agency...

New Deputy UN Secretary General

Amina Mohammed assumed charge as new deputy UN secretary-general. The office of the UN deputy secretary-general was formally established by the UN General Assembly in...

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...

New Indian High Commissioner to Canada

Senior IFS Officer Vikas Swarup has been appointed the new High Commissioner to Canada. Swarup, a well-known author, became the MEA spokesperson in April 2015. He...

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...

Audi India Gets New Head

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, has appointed Rahil Ansari as the Head of Audi India, effective February 1, 2017. He replaces Joe King, whose...

NDTV Appoints New CEO

Vikram Chandra has been stepped down from the post of group chief executive officer and executive director at New Delhi Television (NDTV). He was appointed...

PHDCCI Gets New President

Gopal Jiwarajka is elected as new President of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI). Prior to this elevation he was PHDCCI's Senior Vice President. A...

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...

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...

Insolvency Board Gets New Member

Ms. Suman Saxena took charge as the Whole Time Member, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI). Ms Saxena will look after Research and Regulation...

Antonio Guterres is New UN Secretary-General

Former Prime Minister of Portugal António Guterres is sworn in as the new United Nations Secretary-General, succeeding Ban Ki-moon. Mr. Guterres, 67, was Prime Minister...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New UNHCR Director of Global Emergencies

The United Nations has appointed a Somali-born official as UNHCR’s director for global emergencies, staff security, safety and supply services. Ahmed Warsame has been a representative...

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...

New Indian High Commissioner To UK

India's new high commissioner to the UK, Navtej Sarna, has taken charge of his new post at India House in London. Mr Sarna, an Indian...

RBI Gets New Governor

Dr. Urjit R Patel has been appointed as the New Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a period of three years with...

Legal Services Authority Gets New Chairman

Justice Dipak Misra of the Supreme Court has been appointed as the Executive Chairman of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), with effect from 4th...

Karnataka Gets New CIC

D N Narasimha Raju has taken oath as Karnataka Chief Information Commissioner (CIC). Narasimha Raju, a 1984 batch IAS officer, had retired in April. He...

RBI Gets New Executive Director

The Reserve Bank has appointed M Rajeshwar Rao as Executive Director following G Mahalingam’s taking voluntary retirement from the central bank. Rao will look...

India Nominated Arundhati for World Bank MD

India has nominated State Bank of India chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya as the World Bank managing director and chief operating officer's position. India needs strong backing...

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...

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...

Department of Expenditure Gets New Head

Ashok Lavasa took over as Secretary, Department of Expenditure in the Finance Ministry. Ashok Lavasa succeeds Ratan P Watal. The coveted post of Finance Secretary...

Alka Sirohi Assumed Duties of UPSC Chairman

The President has appointed Smt. Alka Sirohi, Member, Union Public Service Commission to perform the duties of the post of Chairman, Union Public Service...

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...

Oriental Bank of Commerce Gets New CFO

Oriental Bank of Commerce has appointed Jitender Mohan Singh (General Manager) as Chief Financial Officer of the Bank in place of CHSS Mallikarjuna Rao. Accordingly,...

Banks Board Recommends 9 Names

The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) recommended nine candidates for the post of Executive Directors in various public sector banks. The selected officers are Fareed Ahmed,...

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...

Manipal Group Gets New CFO

Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt Ltd (MHPEL) has appointed Ameer Aggarwal as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Aggarwal, who has had stints with Wipro, 3M,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New Director General of CISF

IPS officer O P Singh took over as the new Director General of CISF. 1983-batch officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre was serving as the Director...

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...

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...

Charge of LIC Chairman to V K Sharma

Managing Director of LIC V K Sharma has taken additional charge as chairman, replacing S K Roy who was relieved of his duties. Roy resigned...

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...

Lt Gen Surinder Singh New GOC Western Command

Lt Gen Surinder Singh took over as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command. Lt Gen Surinder Singh was commissioned in 1979 into the Second Battalion, The...

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...

Ola Fleet Technologies Gets New CEO

Transportation app Ola has appointed Shalabh Seth as the chief executive officer of Ola Fleet Technologies. Seth will drive supply growth through leasing and other...

New Appointments in Union Government

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved the following: The appointment of Shri A. R. K. Kini, IPS (BH:81) as Secretary (Security) in the Cabinet...

Ashok Chawla Joins Yes Bank

Former CCI head Ashok Chawla will soon join Yes Bank. Chawla will take charge as Non-Executive Part-time Chairman of the bank with effect from October...

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...

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 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),...

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...

PTI Gets New Editor-in-Chief

The Press Trust of India has named veteran journalist Vijay Joshi, as its Editor-in-Chief. Mr. Joshi replaces M.K. Razdan, who retired in September 2016. Mr. Joshi...

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...

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...

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...

New DG of Defence Estates

Jojneshhwar Sharma joined as Director General of Defence Estates. Sharma, a 1982-batch Indian Defence Estate Services officer, previously served in positions such as Principal Director,...

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...

WTO Body Gets Two New Members

WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body gets two new members, Ms Hong Zhao of China and Mr Hyun Chong Kim of Korea. The Chair of the Dispute...

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...

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...

China Names New Navy Chief

China has appointed Lieutenant Admiral Shen Jinlong as new naval chief. In 2014, Shen led several Chinese warships at the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)...

Union Bank of India Appoints Atul Kumar

Union Bank of India has appointed Atul Kumar Goel, General Manager, Allahabad Bank as Executive Director in Union Bank of India for a period...

Next Chief Justice of India

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar has been recommended as the new Chief Justice of India by the present Chief Justice of India T S Thakur. Justice...

RBI Monetary Policy Unit Gets New Head

Deputy RBI governor R Gandhiwas was given the charge of the monetary policy department, including forecasting and modeling unit, which was earlier under governor...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Arun Goyal Appointed in GST Council

Senior IAS officer Arun Goyal has been appointed as Additional Secretary in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council. The Council, headed by Finance Minister...

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...

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...

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...

SBI Chief Gets Extension

The government granted a one-year extension to Arundhati Bhattacharya as chairman of State Bank of India. Her current three-year term was to end on October...

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...

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...

YES BANK Gets New Group President

YES BANK announces the appointment of Amit Sanan as Group President & Country Head for Mid-Corporate Banking. Amit will be responsible for further developing and...

Bankruptcy Board Gets 4 New Members

Government has appointed four nominees to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI). M S Sahoo took charge as IBBI Chairperson. Four government nominees have...

Anmol Ambani Joins Board of Reliance Capital

The Board of Directors of Reliance Capital approved the induction of Anmol Ambani, the 24-year-old eldest son of Reliance Group Chairman, Anil Dhirubhai Ambani,...

New Deputy Governor of RBI

The government has appointed Viral V. Acharya, a professor of economics at New York University, as one of the Reserve Bank of India's four...

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...

Indian Banks Association Gets New CEO

V G Kannan took charge as Chief Executive of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA). He succeeds M V Tanksale who demitted office on August...

Maj Gen Nilendra Appointed ADG NCC

Major General Nilendra Kumar is appointed new Additional Director General NCC Directorate, Jammu and Kashmir. He took over the charge from Major General S S...

National Police Academy Gets New Head

Ms. D. R. Doley Barman, IPS (JK:86), presently working as Director, North East Police Academy (NEPA), Shillong, Meghalaya, has been appointed as Director, Sardar...

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...

Power Finance Corporation Gets New MD

Rajeev Sharma has taken over as the Chairman and Managing Director of state-run Power Finance Corporation (PFC). Sharma succeeds M K Goel who retired on...

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...

3 Directors Appointed in RBI Board

Union government has appointed three part-time non-official directors on the Reserve Bank of India’s Central Board for a four-year term. They are: Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Dr....

C Vijaykumar Becomes CEO of HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global IT services provider, announced the appointment of C Vijayakumar as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the...