Pritivirajsing Roopun elected as new President of Mauritius

The National Assembly of Republic of Mauritius has unanimously elected Prithvirajsing Roopun, as new President of the island nation, a largely ceremonial post. He was former arts and culture...

Soma Roy appointed as the new Controller General of Accounts

The government appointed Soma Roy Burman as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA) with effect from 1 December 2019. Ms. Burman is the 24th CGA of India. She...

H R Khan appointed as Chairman of CRL Committee

H R Khan, former deputy governor of RBI, has been appointed as the first chairman of the steering committee of the Code for Responsible Lending (CRL) in micro-credit. Microfinance Institutions...

General Bipin Rawat set to be first Chief of Defence Staff

General Bipin Rawat to be first Chief of Defence Staff. He will end his tenure as the Army Chief in December 2019. He will take over as the first...

Suman Billa designated as director of United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), Government of India (GoI) has approved the appointment of Suman Billa (a 1996 batch IAS-Indian Administrative Service officer from the Kerala cadre) as...

Anantha Nageswaran appointed as non-permanent member of Prime Minister

V Anantha Nageswaran appointed as a non-permanent member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister for two years.Nageswaran, dean of IFMR Graduate School of Business, Korea University....

Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as new PM of Sri Lanka

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on November 21, 2019. He was administered the oath of the office by incumbent...

Kamala Vardhana Rao appointed as Chairman of ITDC

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) appointed G.Kamala Vardhana Rao as the new Chairman and Managing Director of the department. The India Tourism Development Corporation is a hospitality, retail and...

Pravind Jugnauth sworn in as Mauritius PM

The incumbent Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth was sworn in for five-year term after elections in which his coalition consolidated its grip on parliament. His swearing-in took place...

Dr. Vinaya Shetty appointed as IODA’s 1st Indian General Vice President

Dr Vinaya Shetty is the first Indian to be elected to the position of General Vice President (GVP), International Organisation Development Association (IODA) since its inception in 1986. ...

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