List of Important Appointments (National& International) in May 2017

List of Important Appointments (National& International) in May 2017:
Dear Readers, List of Latest Appointments of both National and International in the month of May 2017 was given here, Candidates those who are preparing for the upcoming exams can make use of it.

Important Appointments in May 2017 (National& International)
New Goodwill Ambassador for The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Yusra Mardini(Syrian refugee and Olympic athlete)
UNHCR Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
Head: Filippo Grandi
New President of The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Ms. Shobana Kamineni(Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. She is the first woman President of CII and She replaces D. Naushad Forbes)
Headquarters of CII: New Delhi
Director General: Chandrajit Banerjee
New Managing Director of Bharti Enterprises Financial Services
Soumen Ghosh(Prior to joining Bharti, Ghosh was heading the Financial Services business at Reliance Capital as Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer)
Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises: Sunil Bharti Mittal
New Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
Braj Bihari Kumar(He succeeded noted economist S K Thorat)
Note: ICSSR was established in 1969 as an autonomous body under Government of India with their office in New Delhi.
Chairman of Tea Board of India
Prabhat Kamal Bezboruah (the first non-IAS and the first industry insider to head the Kolkata-headquartered Tea Board)
Headquarters of Tea Board of India: Kolkata
Chairman of Coffee Board of India
M S Boje Gowda
Vice Chancellor of Ashoka University
Pratap Bhanu Mehta(Head of Delhi Based Centre for Policy Research)
Chancellor of Ashoka University: Andre Beteille
New Country Director of Twitter
Taranjeet Singh
New India’s Ambassador to Netherlands
Senior Diplomat Venu Rajamony
About Netherlands:
Capital: Amsterdam
Currency: Euro
Prime Minister: Mark Rutte
New Defence Secretary
Sanjay Mitra(Prior to this appointment, Mitra was the secretary in the ministry of road transport and highways)
Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University
V K Saraswat(Eminent scientist and former Director General of Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO. He succeeds former ISRO chairman K Kasturirangan)
Vice Chancellor: Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar
New India’s Ambassador to France
Diplomat Vinay Mohan Kwatra(He is currently serving as joint secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)and succeed Mohan Kumar who is due to retire soon)
About France:
Capital: Paris
Currency: Euro, CFP franc
Prime Minister: Édouard Philippe
President: Emmanuel Macron
Head of FIFA’s Governance committee
Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal(Appointed at the world football governing body’s 67th Congress in Bahrain’s capital city of Manama)
New Secretary of Department of Telecommunications
Aruna Sundararajan(she succeeds PK Pujari)
Minister Incharge: Manoj Sinha, Minister of Communications
World Health Organization (WHO’s) Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region
Amitabh Bachchan
Director General of WHO: Tedros Adhanom
Headquarters of WHO: Geneva, Switzerland
New Prime Minister of France
Edouard Philippe
Country : France
Capital : Paris
Currency: Euro
President: Emmanuel Macron
Deputy Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ovais Sarmad
Head of UNFCCC: Patricia Espinosa
Headquarters of UNFCCC: Bonn, Germany
New CEO of Paytm Payment’s Bank
Renu Satti
New Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations)
Air Marshal PN Pradhan
New President of Ecuador
Lenin Moreno
About Ecuador:
Country – Ecuador
Capital – Quito
Currency – United States Dollar
Ex-president – Rafael Correa
Current president – Lenin Moreno
New Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia
Najma Heptulla(Manipur Governor and She is the first woman chancellor of the university since its establishment in 1920. She succeeds Lt. Gen M.A Zaki)

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