Recent Appointments in India and World - 2017

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Recent Appointments in India and World - 2017
1. Congress leader and former Union Minister Manish Tiwari has been appointed as senior fellow of US-based think tank Atlantic Council.
2. Tim Barrow appointed as British Ambassador to European Union, after Ivan Rogers Resigned from this post.
3. Alok Kumar Verma has been appointed as Director of CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation).
4. Anoop Kumar Srivastava appointed as Secretary in Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
5. Anshu Sinha appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC).
6. Antonio Guterres (Portugal) appointed as UN Secretary General.
7. Archana Nigam is newly appointed as Controller General of Accounts in Department of Expenditure under the Ministry of Finance.
8. Bharti AXA General Insurance appointed Sanjeev Srinivasan as CEO and Managing Director.
9. Daniel Ortega appointed as President of Nicaragua for third consecutive term.
10. David R. Syiemlieh is appointed as chairman of Union Public Service Commission.
11. Film producer and Tennis player Ashok Amritraj has been appointed United Nations Goodwill Ambassador in India for Sustainable Development Goals.
12. Government appointed A P Singh as interim MD and CEO of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB).
13. Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of India (CJI).
14. Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit has been given additional charge of Meghalaya.
15. Nagaland Governor PB Acharya has been given additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh.
16. Birender Singh Yadav appointed as New Indian Ambassador to Burkina Faso.
17. Ashok Warrior appointed as the New Indian Ambassador to Congo
18. Praful Patel (President of All India Football Federation) has been appointed as member of FIFA’s Finance Committee for 2017-2021.
19. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth appointed as Prime Minister of Mauritius.
20. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) appointed Surekha Marandi as Executive Director (ED).
21. Vijay Bhatkar is appointed as chancellor of Nalanda University. He is architect of India’s first supercomputer - Param series.
22. General Bipin Rawat has taken charge as the new “Chief of Army Staff”.
23. Ajay Tyagi appointed as new chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), replacing U K Sinha. He will initially serve for 3 years.
24. BJP leader from Chhattisgarh, Nanda Kumar Sai been appointed as Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST).
25. Government appointed 8 Executive Directors in various Public Sector Banks, on Recommendations of Bank Board Bureau -
1.     Neelam Damodaran and  Atanu Kumar Das - Bank of India.
2.     K Swaminathan - Indian Overseas Bank.
3.     Ashok Kumar Pradhan - United Bank of India.
4.     P Ramana Murthy - Central Bank of India.
5.     Fareed Ahmed Khan - Punjab and Sind Bank.
6.     M K Bhattacharya - Indian Bank
7.     S Harishankar - Allahabad Bank.
26. Hemant Bhargava appointed Managing Director of LIC (Life Insurance Corporation of India).
27. Indian Actress Shilpa Shetty has been appointed as Brand Ambassador of cleanliness initiative Swachh Bharat Mission by Government.
28. J S Deepak appointed as India’s Ambassador to World Trade Organisation (WTO).
29. Ministry of Urban Development appointed Actress Anushka Sharma as ambassador of Swachh Bharat Campaign.
30. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed elected as new President of Somalia (Africa).
31. Narinder Chauhan appointed as Ambassador of India to Philippines.
32. PVK Reddy appointed as Director General (Investigation) in National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
33. Ravi Shankar appointed as India's ambassador to Rwanda. While Renu Pall is appointed as Indian Ambassador to Montenegro.
34. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo elected as Somalia’s New President
35. KPMG India board has elected Arun M Kumar as Chairman and CEO to lead the India operations of the consulting and accounting major.
36. Jovenel Moise has been sworn in as Haiti’s new President
37. Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey was appointed as new President of “Institute of Chartered Accountant of India.” (ICAI) for the year 2017-18.
38. Vikas Swarup was appointed as the High Commissioner of India to Canada.
39. B Chandrakala has been appointed as director of Government's Swacch Bharat Mission.
40. BP Kanungo is appointed as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India, in place of R. Gandhi. Other RBI DG's are - N. S. Vishwanathan, S. S. Mundra, Viral V. Acharya.
41. Badminton player Jwala Gutta appointed as member of governing body of Sports Authority of India (SAI).
42. Chittaranjan Sharma appointed as Assam’s Upalokayukta.
43. Government appointed Mahesh Kumar Jain as Managing Director & CEO of IDBI Bank and Kishore Piraji Kharat as Managing Director and CEO of Indian Bank.
44. Hassan Saleh is appointed as new Prime Minister of Sudan (North Africa).
45. Indian-American Seema Verma appointed for top health care position in USA. She is second Indian-American in USA administration after Nikki Haley (US Ambassador to UN).
46. Manhar Valjibhai Zala appointed as Chairperson of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK).
47. Manjeev Singh Puri is appointed as India’s new ambassador to Nepal. While D. Bala Venkatesh Varma is appointed as Ambassador to Andorra.
48. New Chief Justices in State High Courts -
1.     Hemant Gupta - Madhya Pradesh High Court.
2.     P K Mohanty - Jharkhand High Court.
3.     Navniti Prasad - Kerala High Court.
4.     T B Radhakrishnan - Chhattisgarh High Court.
5.     Ramalingam Sudhakar - J&K High Court
6.     Rajendra Menon - Patna (Bihar) High Court.
49. P K Purwar is appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of telecom major Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL).
50. Upendra Tripathy has been appointed as Interim Director General (IDG) of International Solar Alliance (ISA).
51. Vanaja N. Sarna has been appointed as Chairman in Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC).
52. Sima Kamil became first woman to head a major commercial bank in Pakistan - United Bank Limited (UBL).
53. Shashi Kant Sharma has been appointed as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India
54. Santosh Dev was recently appointed as new Director of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVA)
55. Ajit Kumar Srivastava and Shabri Bhattasali appointed as members of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).
56. Aleksandar Vucic is appointed as New President of European Nation Serbia.
57. Anthony Lianzuala took over as Controller General of Accounts (CGA) (Ministry of Finance).
58. B.N.Mohapatra appointed as Financial Commissioner of Railway.
59. Raman Roy appointed as chairman of National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) for 2017-18.
60. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) appointed Syrian refugee and Olympic athlete Yusra Mardini as a Goodwill Ambassador.
61. Rajeev Singh appointed as the CEO of Prasar Bharti.
62. Sanjeev Sanyal appointed as the Principal Economic Adviser of Economic Affairs.
63. N Chandrasekaran announced as the Chairman of Indian Hotels