New Economic Adviser Appointed by Government

The Union Cabinet approved the appointment of Sanjeev Sanyal, a former managing director at Deutsche Bank, as the Principal Economic Adviser in the Department...

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...

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...

World Free Zones Appoints P.S. Raman

The World Free Zones Orgànisation (World FZO) has appointed P. S. Raman, Joint Development Commissioner (Retd), Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone, Special Economic Zone,...

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,...

WTO Members Elects New General Council

The WTO General Council approved by consensus the following chairpersons for WTO bodies: Mr Xavier Carim of South Africa (General Council) and HMr Junichi...

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...

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...

CARE Ratings Gets New CEO

Rajesh Mokashi has taken over as the Managing Director & CEO of CARE Ratings with effect from 22nd August 2016. He has been 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...

Mittal Reappointed Chairman of Bharti Airtel

Sunil Bharti Mittal has been re-appointed as the chairman of the company for another five years, will get a fixed pay of Rs. 21...

Multi Commodity Exchange Gets New Head

After two years of wait, Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) finally saw the new Managing Director and CEO, Mrugank Paranjape, taking charge. Mrugank Paranjape has joined...

Bombay HC Gets New Chief Justice

Manjulla Chellur, chief justice of the Calcutta High Court, has been appointed Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court with effect from August 24. Ms...

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...

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...

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...

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...

IndustryBuying Appoints Manvinder Kaur

India’s leading B2B e-commerce platform Industrybuying announces the appointment of Manvinder Kaur as Vice President, Human Resource. In her current role, she will lead the...

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...

Indian Diplomat Re-Appointed to UN

Indian diplomat, Achamkulangare Gopinathan has been re-appointed by the UN General Assembly to the Joint Inspection Unit. Gopinathan, along with Sukai Prom-Jackson of Gambia, Jean...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Jet Airways New CEO

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

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...

Biocon Appointed Suresh Subramanian

Biotechnology company Biocon has appointed Suresh Subramanian as the Head of the company's branded formulations (India) business. Suresh has over 30 years of experience in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tihar Jail Gets First Woman SP

Anju Mangla has become the first woman SP, incharge of Tihar jail. Two women, Kiran Bedi and Vimla Mehra, have earlier served as DG of...

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...

UPSC Gets New Secretary

IAS officer T Jacob has been appointed as Secretary, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Jacob is a 1984 batch Tamil Nadu cadre officer. He was...

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...

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...

Bhabha Atomic Centre Gets New Head

Distinguished scientist KN Vyas was appointed Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), the country's premier multi-disciplinary nuclear research centre. He succeeds Shekar Basu, who...

Top Bureaucratic Appointments

Senior IAS officers Brajendra Navnit and V Sheshadri have been appointed as Joint Secretaries in Prime Minister's Office. As many as 22 new Joint Secretaries...

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...

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...

KPMG in India Gets New CEO

KPMG in India has a new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in Arun M. Kumar. He has been elected to head the professional services firm...

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...

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...

CBI Gets New Director

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Mr. Alok Kumar Verma as the new CBI Director. His appointment will be for...

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,...

SEBI Chief Gets Extension

U.K. Sinha will remain Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Chairman till March 1, 2017. The extension for Mr.Sinha, whose current term was to...

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...

UN Appoints New Peacekeeping Chief

France's Jean-Pierre Lacroix has been appointed the head of the UN peacekeeping for a year. He will replace Herve Ladsous who steps down in March after...

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...

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,...

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...

New Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet

Rear Admiral B Dasgupta, YSM, VSM took over command of the sword arm of Indian Navy, the Eastern Fleet, from Rear Admiral SV Bhokare. Rear...

Isuzu Motors India Gets New Chairman

Japanese automobile maker Isuzu appoints Hiroshi Nakagawa as the Chairman of Isuzu Motors India (IMI). Hiroyasu Miura, the erstwhile Chairman of IMI will take over...

New Vice Chief of Air Staff Appointed

Air Marshal SB Deo took over as Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) at Air HQ. On his arrival at the Air Headquarters...

CBDT Gets New Chief

Indian Revenue Service officer Sushil Chandra was appointed chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). CBDT is the apex policy making body for...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities

Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Pandey has been appointed as the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) on 28th January, 2016, for a period of...

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,...

Assocham Gets New President

Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd. CMD Sandeep Jajodia has been appointed the new president of industry chamber Assocham. Balkrishan Goenka, Chairman, Welspun Group and Kiran...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

CBDT New Chairman

Senior Indian Revenue Service officer, Sushil Chandra took over as chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). Chandra, a 1980-batch officer of...

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,...

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)...

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...

Monetary Policy Committee Gets Members

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet announced the names of Monetary Policy Committee members, who will hold office for a period of four years. This...

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....

Scheduled Tribes Commission Gets New Head

Tribal leader from Chhattisgarh and ex-parliamentarian Mr. Nand Kuamr Sai assumed charge as the chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) in New Delhi. He was...

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...

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...

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...

NMDC Gets New Chairman

In terms of the order of Ministry of Steel, the additional charge of the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, NMDC Ltd, has been assigned to...

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...

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...

India Appoints New Ambassador to WTO

India has appointed Mr. J.S. Deepak as India’s next Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) from June this year. He is a 1982 batch...

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...

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...

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...

Jet Airways Appoints Jayaraj Shanmugam

Jet Airways has appointed Jayaraj Shanmugam as Chief Commercial Officer. 53-year-old Shanmugam from Singapore, would be responsible for leading commercial teams to maximise revenue streams...

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...

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...

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...