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

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

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


Important National Appointments in September 2017:

New Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Rajiv Mehrishi

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New CAG – Rajiv Mehrishi

Preceded by – Shashi Kant Sharma

New Home Secretary – Rajiv Gauba

Preceded by – Rajiv Mehrishi

New Election Commissioner of India Sunil Arora

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Chief Election Commissioner of India – Achal Kumar Joti

First brand ambassador of tyre maker Bridgestone India PV Sindhu

Useful Info:

Registered Office of Bridgestone India Private Limited is in Pune, Maharashtra


New Chairperson of Central Board of Secondary Education, (CBSE) Anita Karwal (IAS officer )

Preceded – Rajesh Kumar

MD & CEO of Vijaya Bank Sankara Narayanan (He has taken over the reigns of the bank from Kishore Sansi, who reached superannuation on August 31. He joined Bank of India as a direct recruit officer in 1983 and has headed various branches.)

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Vijaya Bank HQ – Bengaluru

MD & CEO – R A Sankara Narayanan

Tagline Line – A Friend you can bank on.

Chairman of Press Trust of India Viveck Goenka (Chairman and Managing Director of the Express Group) He succeeds Riyad Mathew. N. Ravi, former Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu has been elected as the Vice Chairman of PTI. Mr. Ravi succeeds Mr. Goenka as Vice Chairman.
New Coach of Indian Men’s Hockey Team Sjoerd Marijne (He has replaced Roelant Oltmans.)
Interim chairman of the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) A.B. Pandey (CEO of UIDAI) Pandey was given additional charge days after GSTN’s first chairman Navin Kumar completed his term on 29 August.
New president of the automobile industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) Abhay Firodia (Force Motors Chief)

Useful Info:

SIAM – Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers

SIAM is headquartered in New Delhi

New President of SIAM – Abhay Firodia

New CMD of United India Insurance Co. Ltd (UIIC) M. Nagaraja Sarma (Sarma is at present the general manager, Oriental Insurance Co. Ltd.)

Useful Info

Head Office of United India Insurance Co. Ltd. is in Chennai

Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Ltd Mahendra Pratap Mall

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Corporate Office of IRCTC is situated at New Delhi

Chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Y.C Modi (Senior IPS officer) He will take over from Sharad Kumar after he completes his tenure on October 30.
Director General of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Rajni Kant Misra (Mr. Misra is at present the Additional Director General in the Border Security Force (BSF).)
India’s New High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria

Useful Info:

Country – Pakistan

Capital – Islamabad

Currency – Pakistani Rupee

New Chairman of NHPC Balraj Joshi

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NHPC Headquarters – Faridabad, India

Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of ONGC Shashi Shankar (He will replace Dinesh K Sarraf)
New CEO of Tata Capital Rajiv Sabharwal (He will be joining Tata Capital in January 2018 and would be taking over from the company’s current Managing Director & CEO Praveen P Kadle.)

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N Chandrasekaran is the Chairman of Tata Sons


Infosys Senior Vice President Sanjay Rajagopalan has resigned from his post.


List of New Governor of Indian States:

State New Governor Preceded
Tamilnadu Banwarilal Purohit Vidyasagar Rao
Assam Prof Jagdish Mukhi Banwarilal Purohit
Bihar Satya Pal Malik Keshari Nath Tripathi
Meghalaya Ganga Prasad Banwarilal Purohit
Andaman and Nicobar Devendra Kumar Joshi Jagdish Mukhi


Important International Appointments in August 2017:

New High Commissioner of India to Cyprus R.K. Raghavan

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Country – Cyprus

Capital – Nicosia

Currency – Euro, Cypriot pound

New head the US space agency NASA James Bridenstine

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Country – United States of America

Capital – Washington D.C

Currency – US Dollar

President – Donald Trump

U.S Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster
The first Indian woman ambassador in ‘Friends of Australia’ (FOA) advocacy panel by Tourism Australia. Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra

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Country – Australia

Capital – Canberra

Currency – Australian Dollar

8th President of Singapore Halimah Yacob (She became the country’s first female President and the first in five decades to come from the Malay ethnicity.)

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Country – Singapore

Capital – Singapore City

Currency – Singapore Dollar

Newly elected as Chair of Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Ban Ki-moon (Former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General)

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IOC – International Olympic Committee

Headquarters of IOC – Lausanne, Switzerland

President of IOC – Thomas Bach

new Prime Minister of Peru Mercedes Araoz Fernandez (He replaced Fernando Zavala, who lost the vote of confidence by lawmakers on 15 September 2017.)

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Country – Peru

Capital – Lima

Currency – Sol

New Prime Minister – Mercedes Araoz Fernandez

Uttarakhand Swachh Bharat Mission Brand Ambassador Akshay Kumar (Bollywood actor) Akshay was also appointed as the brand ambassador for the cleanliness campaign in Uttar Pradesh in August 2017 and his film “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” was made tax-free in the state.

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State – Uttarakhand

Capital – Dehradun

CM – Trivendra Singh Rawat

Governor – Krishan Kant Paul

New President of Angola Joao Lourenco (He is first new President of the country in 38 years)

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Country – Angola

Capital – Luanda

Currency – Angolan kwanza


Prime Minister of Iceland Mr. Bjarni Benediktsson has resigned from the post

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Country – Iceland

Capital – Reykjavik

Currency – Icelandic króna


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