List of Important New Appointments (National & International) in August 2017

List of Important New Appointments (National & International) in August 2017:

Dear Readers, List of New Latest Appointments of both National and International in the month of August 2017 was given here, Candidates those who are preparing for the upcoming exams can make use of it.

Important National New Appointments in August 2017:

13th Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu (He succeed Hamid Ansari)

1st Vice President of India – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

1st President of India – Rajendra Prasad

13th Vice President of India – Venkaiah Naidu

14th President of India – Ram Nath Kovind

New Chief of the Indian Army’s Eastern Command Lt General Abhay Krishna (He succeeds Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi who has retired from service.)

Chief of Army Staff – Bipin Rawat

Chairman of the board of directors of the BSE Dhirendra Swaruphas (Former Chairman of the Pension Funds Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), he replaces incumbent SudhakarRao)
Head of committee to study issues related to data protection, appointed by MeitY B.N Srikrishna (The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has appointed an expert panel committee that would study various issues relating to data protection in the country and will suggest a draft data protection Bill.)

Minister of Electronics and Information Technology – Ravi Shankar Prasad

Constituency –Bihar, Rajya Sabha

Head of committee on ‘fair market conduct’ formed by SEBI T K Viswanathan (committee on ‘fair market conduct’ which will suggest measures for improving surveillance of the markets and strengthen rules for trades.)
Secretary General of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Sanjaya Baru (He succeeds A Didar Singh)

FICCI – Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

HQ – New Delhi

President – Pankaj Patel

Chairman and Manging Director (CMD) in Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) Mohammad Mustafa

SIDBI – Small Industries Development Bank of India

Headquarters – Lucknow

New CMD – Mohammad Mustafa

Preceded by – Kshatrapatishivaji

Next Ambassador of India to The Republic of Kazakhstan Prabhat Kumar (presently Ambassador of India to Colombia)

Country – Kazakhstan

Capital – Astana

Currency – Kazakhstani tenge

Next Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog (think-tank that replaced the Planning Commission) Rajiv Kumar (He will succeed Arvind Panagariya)

Chairman of NITI Aayog – PM Modi

New Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog – Rajiv Kumar

Preceded by – Arvind Panagariya

CEO of NITI Aayog – Amitabh Kant

Brand ambassador of the Swachh Bharat Mission in UP Akshay Kumar Bollywood actor

State – Uttar Pradesh

Capital – Lucknow

CM – Yogi Adityanath

Governor – Ram Naik

New Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

of Payback India

Gautam Kaushik
Brand ambassador by a health and wellness startup Cure.fit Hritik Roshan
The 45th  Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra  (He will be replacing incumbent Justice J S Khehar)

Present & 44th CJI – Justice J S Khehar

1st CJI – H J Kania

Next & 45th CJI – Justice Dipak Misra

Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) lyricist Prasoon Joshi (He replaced former Chairman Pahlaj Nihalani)
WHO Goodwill Ambassador Athlete Milkha Singh

WHO – World Health Organization

Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland

Director-General of WHO – Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Nick Name of Milkha Singh – The Flying Sikh

Next Ambassador of India to the Republic of San Marino Reenat Sandhu (presently Ambassador of lndia to ltaly)

Country – San Marino

Capital – San Marino city

Currency – Euro

New CEO of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)  Dilip Asbe  (He succeeds A. P. Hota)

NPCI – National Payments Corporation of India

Chairman – Shri Balachandran M

Headquarters – Mumbai

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jet Airways India Ltd 

 

Vinay Dube

Jet Airways HQ – Mumbai

Its Parent company is Tailwinds Private Limited

New CEO – Vinay Dube

Newly appointed a Member of the reconstituted Censor Board Actress Vidya Balan
Ambassador of India to the Grand Duchy Luxembourg Gaitri Issar Kumar (presently Ambassador of India to Belgium)

Country – Luxembourg

Capital – Luxembourg city

Currency – Euro

Managing Director of Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) David Rasquinha

EXIM Bank – Export-Import Bank of India

HQ – Mumbai

CMD of Hindustan Copper Limited Santosh Sharma
MD & CEO of Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI) Sankara Rao
New President and MD of General Motors Sanjiv Gupta (He replaces Kaher Kazem)

General Motors HQ – Detroit, Michigan, United States

New President & MD of GM India – Sanjiv Gupta

Preceded by – Kaher Kazem

New President and CEO of GM Korea – Kaher Kazam

Executive Director of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) Mamta Suri

IBBI – Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India

Chairman of IBBI – Dr. M. S. Sahoo

New Chairman of Railway Board Ashwani Lohani (Replacing Ashok Mittal)
Interim Chairman and MD of Air India Rajiv Bansal (Presently the Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor at Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, he replaces Ashwani Lohani who took over as the Railway Board Chairman)
Director General of the Railway Protection Force CISF ADG Dharmendra Kumar (Replaces S K Bhagat)

B.N.Laihri was the first DG of Railway Protection Force

Union Minister for Railways – Suresh Prabhu

Constituency – Andhra Pradesh, RajyaSabha

Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Home Affairs Rajiv Gauba

Union Home Minister – Rajnath Singh

Constituency – Lucknow

 

Important International New Appointments in August 2017:

Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O’Neill

Country – Papua New Guinea

Capital – Port Moresby

Currency – Papua New Guinean kina

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani

Country – Iran

Capital – Tehran

Currency – Rial

Three Indian-Americans Appointed to key government posts by Donald Trump Neil Chatterjee was confirmed as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Krishna R. Urs was confirmed as the Ambassador to Peru, Vishal Amin got the post of White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.
Executive Director of World Bank Senior bureaucrat S Aparna (presently Principal Secretary to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, she replaces S C Garg)

World Bank HQ – Washington D.C

President – Jim Yong Kim

Deputy Comptroller for Minority Affairs in New York’s Nassau county Indian American Dilip Chauhan

Country – Bahamas

Capital – Nassau

Currency – Bahamian Dollar

President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta

Country – Kenya

Capital – Nairobi

Currency – Kenyan shilling

Russia’s new ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev

Country – Russia

Capital – Moscow

Currency – Russian Ruble

New Russia’s Ambassador to India – Nikolay Kudashev

Preceded by – Alexander Kadakin

Goodwill Ambassador for Handicap International Neymar (World’s Most expensive player)

Neymar – Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer

Country – Brazil

Capital – Brasília

Currency – Brazilian real

 

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