Appointments - Current Affairs for January, 2015

Appointments Current Affairs for January, 2015

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▼ Krishna Chaudhary appointed new ITBP Border Guard Force chief   [01-23-15]

He is Senior IPS Officer and succeeded Subhas Goswami.

▼ Krishna Chaudhary appointed new ITBP chief   [01-23-15]

The 1979-batch Bihar cadre officer is presently working as the Director General of the Railway Protection Force. The post of ITBP DG has been vacant since January 1 after the retirement of Subhas Goswami on December 31 last year.

▼ RBI Committee on UCBs established under Deputy Governor R. Gandhi   [01-23-15]

The committee will examine the line of businesses that UCBs may be permitted to undertake and their benchmark in terms of size of business, capital requirement, regulatory regime etc. It will also suggest the appropriate size up to which a UCB may be able to grow without undue risk to the system. The committee will further suggest the criteria for allowing voluntary conversion by a UCB. RBI has also asked the committee to examine whether the time is opportune to give license to new UCBs.

▼ Shekhar Sen appointed head of Sangeet Natak Akademi on 29thJanuary 2015   [01-23-15]

He is famous for his mono act musical plays Tulsi, Kabeer, Vivekananda, Sanmanti, Saahab and Soordas which have been highly acclaimed.

▼ S. Jaishankar Appointed Foreign Secretary on 28thJanuary 2015   [01-23-15]

He was appointed as India's ambassador to United States in September 2013. He has replaced Sujata Singh who had nearly seven more months to go.

▼ New chairman of HAL, T. Suvarna Raju appointed on 31stJanuary 2015   [01-23-15]

He replaced R.K. Tyagi who superannuated on the same day.

▼ Pahlaj Nihlani appointed CBFC Chief following Leela Samson's resignation   [01-22-15]

The government reconstituted the Board and appointed nine new members on 19th Jan’15. They include, film director Dr. Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, filmmaker Ashok Pandit and BJP leader Vani Tripathi Tikoo. The tenure of the Chairperson and the members of the CBFC will be of three years.

▼ Economist Bibek Debroy appointed as NITI Aayog Member   [01-22-15]

Earlier he was a professor at Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He has also worked as Director of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, Consultant to the Union Finance Ministry in various capacities and Chairman of the High Powered Committee on Railways restructuring.

▼ Taranjeet Singh appointed head of sales for Twitter India operations on 19thJanuary 2015   [01-22-15]

He served as the Sales Director (South Asia) for BBC Advertising and was responsible for revenue and business strategy of BBC World News.

▼ Harishankar Brahma appointed CEC on 14thJanuary 2015   [01-22-15]

He is the second person from the North-East to become an Election Commissioner, after J. M. Lyngdoh.

▼ DRDO Chief Avinash Chander sacked 16 months prior to retirement date   [01-22-15]

Avinash Chander known as the man behind the Agni series of missiles.

▼ A. S. Kiran Kumar appointed new head of ISRO   [01-22-15]

He will succeed K RadhaKrishnan retired in Dec’14.

▼ Justice S.K. Sinha First Hindu to be Chief Justice of Bangladesh   [01-22-15]

He will succeed Chief Justice Muzammel Hossain retiring on 16th Jan’15. Justice S K Sinha is known for a number of landmark judgements including those on the killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the 5th and 13th amendments to the Constitution.

▼ Arvind Panagriya appointed Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog   [01-22-15]

He is an Indian-American economist and Professor of Economics at Columbia University and an ex-Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank.

▼ Anupam Srivastava appointed as new CMD of BSNL   [01-22-15]

At present, he is serving as Director - Consumer Mobility at the PSU.