The Editor Emeritus and Vice Chairman of the Ananda Bazar Group of Publications, Aveek Sarkar has been elected as the chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI). He succeeds Vijay Kumar Chopra, Chief Editor of the Punjab Kesari Group of newspapers.
Aveek Sarkar was the founding Managing Director of Penguin India, the Indian counterpart of Penguin Books, the founding Editor of Business Standard and also the pivotal figure behind the acquisition of STAR News by the ABP Group in 2003.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- PTI Headquarters location: New Delhi.
- PTI Founded: 27 August 1947.