IUPAC elected Bipul Behari Saha as bureau member

A noted chemist Bipul Behari Saha has been elected as a bureau member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) for the period 2020-23. He is the second Indian after CNR Rao to be elected for this position in a century. IUPAC is the largest global organization of Chemistry professionals. It was […]

Jaideep Sarkar appointed as next High Commissioner of India to Lesotho

India’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Jaideep Sarkar has been concurrently accredited as the next High Commissioner of India to the Kingdom of Lesotho, with residence in Pretoria. He is a 1987 IFS-batch officer and earlier served as envoy to Israel and Bhutan. Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB Main 2019: Capital of Lesotho: Maseru; Currencies of Lesotho: […]

RBI Clears Re-Appointment of Aditya Puri as HDFC Bank CEO

HDFC Bank had announced that the RBI had approved the re-appointment of Aditya Puri as MD and CEO of the bank for another two years. Aditya Puri will now serve the office from November 1, 2018, to October 26, 2020. Shareholders had already approved his appointment in 2015 for five years subject to the RBI’s approval. Puri has been with […]

Mahinda Rajapaksa Sworn In As Sri Lanka’s New PM

Former President Mahinda Rajapakse was sworn in as the new Prime minister of Sri Lanka. He has replaced Ranil Wickremesinghe. Mr. Rajapaksa was administered oath by the President Maithripala Sirisena at his office in Colombo. However, the United National Party (UNP) led by Mr. Wickremesinghe has opposed the development terming it as unconstitutional and illegal. Source- […]

Ethiopia Appoints Sahle-Work Zewde As 1st Female President

Ethiopia appointed diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde as its first-ever female President. The position of the President is largely ceremonial in the nation. Zewde was appointed by the Ethiopian lawmakers through a unanimous vote. She would be replacing Mulatu Teshome Wirtu. Prior to her appointment, she was serving as the UN’s top official at the African Union. […]

Paytm Payments Bank Appoints Satish K Gupta As MD & CEO

Paytm Payments Bank has appointed veteran banker  Satish Kumar Gupta as its new Managing Director and CEO. The post was lying vacant after Renu Satti stepped down in July 2018. Satti now heads the company’s new retail business. The veteran banker had earlier served as the Deputy General Manager at State Bank of India where he worked for over […]

Centre Sends CBI Director Alok Verma On Leave, Appoints M Nageshwar Rao As Interim Director

The Union Government has sent CBI Director Alok Verma on leave. Verma was appointed as CBI Director in 2016 for two years and his tenure ends in December 2018. The decision was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). The committee also issued an order appointing M Nageshwar Rao as Director of the Central Bureau […]

Sajjan Jindal Elected As Treasurer Of World Steel Association

JSW Steel CMD Sajjan Jindal was elected as the Treasurer of the World Steel Association (worldsteel). The association has also appointed Tata Steel MD TV Narendran and ArcelorMittal Chief LN Mittal as its members. The appointments were made during the worldsteel General Assembly in Toyko, Japan during which the Board of Directors elected new officers […]

BankBazaar Appoints Former RBI Deputy Governor S S Mundra As Advisor

Online financial services marketplace BankBazaar has appointed former RBI Deputy Governor (DG) S S Mundra as an advisor to the company. Mundra was a deputy governor at the RBI for three years till July 2017. BankBazaar Co-Founder & CEO Adhil Shetty stated that as the digital mode is increasingly becoming the preferred way to transact, […]