Deepak Mittal has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the State of Qatar, while Piyush Srivastava goes to Bahrain in the same capacity. Both of them are 1998 batch Indian Foreign Service officers.
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Deepak Mittal is presently Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He will replace P. Kumaran, who is a 1992 Indian Foreign Service officer. Piyush Srivastava will replace Alok Kumar Sinha, who is a 1986 Indian Foreign Service officer.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Qatar Capital: Doha; Currency: Qatari riyal.
- Prime Minister of Qatar: Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdelaziz Al Thani.
- King of Bahrain: Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa;
- Capital of Bahrain: Manama; Currency of Bahrain: Bahraini Dinar.