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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Indian Hotels Gets New Chairman

N Chandrasekaran has been elected as the Chairman of the board of directors of the Tata Group hospitality arm Indian Hotels Company Ltd. He was...

Cauvery Water Tribunal Gets New Chief

The government has appointed Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre of the Supreme Court as chairman of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal. He was nominated for 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...

Union Public Service Commission Gets New Members

Air Marshal Ajit Shankarrao Bhonsle, took the oath of office and secrecy as Member, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The oath was administered by...

USA Gets New National Security Advisor

US President Donald Trump has appointed Lt Gen Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new National Security Advisor following the ouster of Michael Flynn. The acting...

PSU Banks Gets New Directors

Former CMD of Exim Bank TCA Ranganathan has been appointed as Chairman of Indian Overseas Bank. Sunil Mehta has been appointed as non-executive chairman of...

SEBI Chief Tenure Reduced

The union government reduced the term of Ajay Tyagi, Chairman-designate of the Securities and Exchange Board of India, by two years. An officer of the...

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...

Tamil Nadu Gets New Chief Minister

Edappadi K Palaniswami, the leader of the AIADMK Legislature Party, took oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. He heads a 31-member Cabinet. He was administered...

List of New Judges Appointed in Supreme Court

President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed five new Judges to the Supreme Court of India. Following have been appointed to the Apex Court by the President: Rajasthan High...

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...

Enforcement Director Gets Fixed Tenure

Karnal Singh, a 1984-batch IPS officer, has been granted a two-year fixed tenure as the Enforcement Directorate chief following the Supreme Court’s directions. He...

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....

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...

Pakistan Appoints New Foreign Secretary

Tehmina Janjua, Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, has been appointed as the Pakistan's first woman Foreign Secretary. Janjua will replace incumbent Foreign...

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...

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...

Germany Gets New President

Former Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been elected Germany's new president. Steinmeier is the 12th person to hold this ceremonial post. He won 931 of the...

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...

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...

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...

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—...

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...

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...

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...

Australia Gets First Female Chief Justice

Australia’s first female Chief Justice of the High Court was officially sworn in Canberra. Susan Kiefel, who replaces outgoing Chief Justice Robert French, is the...

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...

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...

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...

Secretary of State Appointed in USA

Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil, has been sworn in as President Donald Trump’s Secretary of State. The Texas...

National Stock Exchange Gets New CEO

The board of directors of India’s largest stock exchange NSE has selected Vikram Limaye as its MD & CEO. Currently, Vikram Limaye is the MD &...

Border Roads Gets New Director General

Lieutenant General Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastava has taken over as the 25th Director General Border Roads (DGBR). Lt Gen SK Shrivastava was commissioned into the Corps...

Indian Army Gets New Engineer-in-Chief

Lieutenant General Suresh Sharma took over as Engineer-in-Chief of the Indian Army. In his capacity as Engineer-Chief, in addition to steering the Corps of Engineers,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Mauritius Gets New Prime Minister

Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth handed over power to his son Pravind. Jugnauth, 86, officially handed his resignation to President Ameenah Gurib Fakim –...

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)...

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...

European Parliament Gets New President

Antonio Tajani has been elected new president of the European Parliament. The battle among the two Italians was won by Tajani on a vote of...

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...

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...

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...

Ethological Society Gets New President

Eminent ecologist S Faizi has been elected president of the Ethological Society of India (ESI). He succeeds Geetha Bali, who is also the chair of...

SnapDeal Gets New Chief Strategy Officer

Snapdeal has appointed former Housing.com CEO Jason Kothari as its Chief Strategy & Investment Officer. In the new role, Mr. Kothari’s “duties will include leading strategy;...

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...

Tata Sons Gets New Chairman

One of India’s oldest and biggest corporate groups, Tata Sons appointed Mr. N Chandrasekaran as its new Chairman. Chandrasekaran had joined TCS in 1987 and...

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...

Flipkart Appoints New CEO

Flipkart has appointed Kalyan Krishnamurthy as the new chief executive to run the operations of India’s largest online retailer. Mr. Krishnamurthy, who joined Flipkart in...

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...

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...

USA Appoints New National Intelligence Chief

US President-elect Donald Trump has named Dan Coats as his National Intelligence Director. The Indiana ex-senator formerly served on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Coats would provide...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Western Air Command Gets New AOC

Air Marshal C Harikumar AVSM VM VSM took over as AOC-in-C, Western Air Command (WAC). The Air Marshal was accorded a ceremonial guard of...

Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Air Command

Air Marshal Anil Khosla AVSM VM took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Air Command on 01 Jan 2017. Born on 09 Apr 59, Air...

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...

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...

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 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,...

Delhi Gets New Lt Governor

Anil Baijal was appointed as the next Lt Governor of Delhi, a post which has fallen vacant after resignation of Najeeb Jung. A 1969 batch...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 Defence Forces Heads Appointed

The government has appointed vice chief of army staff Lt Gen Bipin Rawat as the new Army chief, while vice chief of air staff...

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...

BARC India Gets New Chairman

BARC India board has elected Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom 18, as its new Chairman. The move comes in after Punit Goenka, MD and CEO,...

Priyanka Becomes UNICEF Ambassador

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has been appointed as UNICEF's newest global Goodwill Ambassador. Footballer David Beckham and 12-year-old British actress Millie Bobby Brown announced Chopra's...

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...

New Zealand Gets New Prime Minister

New Zealand’s ruling National Party appointed the experienced Bill English as the country’s new prime minister following the resignation of PM John Key. State Services...

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)...

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...

Panneerselvam Sworn in as CM of Tamil Nadu

Former Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O Panneerselvam was sworn in as the new chief minister of Tamil Nadu after AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa's death. He...

Airtel Digital TV Gets New CEO

Bharti Airtel has appointed Sunil Taldar as CEO & Director, DTH. Taldar will report to Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India & South Asia), Bharti...

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...

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...

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 &...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Qamar Javed Bajwa is Pak Army Chief

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointed Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa to replace outgoing army chief Raheel Sharif. Bajwa has been heading the army's Training...

OP Bhatt Appointed Tata Steel Chairman

The Tata Steel board replaced Cyrus Mistry with OP Bhatt, an independent director, as the company's chairman with a majority of the members voting...

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...

National Legal Services Authority Gets New Chairman

Government of India has appointed Judge of Supreme Court of India, Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, as the new Executive Chairman of the National Legal...