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European Parliament election: Antonio Tajani new president


  • Italian conservative Antonio Tajani elected the new president of the European Parliament
  • Mr Tajani, 63, is a former spokesman for Italy's Silvio Berlusconi and an ex-European commissioner.
  • He defeated another Italian, Gianni Pitella, and will take over from Germany's Martin Schulz.
  • The European Parliament has the power to block or amend EU laws, and will have the final say on whether to approve a Brexit deal with the UK.
  • Mr Tajani secured 351 votes, against 282 for Mr Pittella, a socialist. The contest ran to the maximum four rounds.
  • Mr Tajani's European People's Party (EPP) group benefited from a new coalition with the parliament's liberals, the ALDE, who hope to curb the influence of anti-EU populist.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has been elected as the new president of the European Parliament? 
 - Antonio Tajani. 
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Bharti AXA General appoints Sanjeev Srinivasan as CEO, MD


  • Bharti AXA General Insurance has appointed Sanjeev Srinivasan as CEO and Managing Director.
  • Srinivasan joined Bharti AXA General Insurance in August 2016 as Chief Commercial and Principal Officer and now takes over the role of CEO and MD.
  • His main focus will be to drive Bharti AXA’s go- to-market strategy of creating a balanced portfolio, driving new distribution tie—ups and creating a customer centric brand to drive profitable growth.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who is the newly appointed CEO and Managing Director of Bharti AXA General Insurance? 
- Sanjeev Srinivasan 
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Rajeev Singh to take charge as interim CEO of Prasar Bharti


  • Rajeev Singh, Member (Finance) in Prasar Bharati Board, is the newly appointed interim CEO of the public broadcaster after S C Panda retires in February.
  • The previous CEO Jawhar Sircar had quit in October last year, a few months before his tenure was due to end, following which Panda, who is Member (Personnel), was made the acting CEO.
  • However, Panda is also due to retire in February.
  • The issue of vacancies arising due to Panda’s retirement was discussed in a meeting headed by Prasar Bharati chairman A Surya Prakash in Hyderabad yesterday, sources said.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who is the newly appointed interim CEO of Prasar Bharati, after the retirement of S C Panda? 
 - Rajeev Singh.
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Tewari named Senior Fellow of Atlantic Council


  • Former Union minister Manish Tewari has been appointed as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council, a leading US think-tank on policy matters.
  • At the council, Tewari will focus on developing programmes aimed at strengthening US-India ties, a statement released by his office said.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has been appointed as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council, a leading US think-tank on policy matters?
 - Former Union minister Manish Tiwari. 
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Rajesh Gopinathan appointed TCS CEO & MD, NGS named COO


  • The board of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) appointed Rajesh Gopinathan as the new chief executive officer and managing director in place of N Chandrasekaran who has been appointed as the chairman of Tata Sons, effective February 21, 2017.
  • TCS has also named N Ganapathy Subramaniam who is currently president, TCS Financial Solutions as the president and chief operating officer and appointed him as a director on the board of the company.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who is the newly appointed chief executive officer and managing director in place of N Chandrasekaran who has been appointed as the chairman of Tata Sons, effective February 21, 2017
 - Rajesh Gopinathan
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BMW India appoints ex-Harley-Davidson India MD as President


  • BMW has appointed former Harley-Davidson India MD Vikram Pawah as the President of its India operations.
  • Pawah has previously worked with Honda Cars in India and Australia as the Assistant Vice President and Operating Head of Sales.
  • Current acting President Frank Schloeder will assume the position of Head of Business Steering - Luxury Class in Germany.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who is the newly appointed President of BMW in its India operations? 
- Vikram Pawah
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Flipkart replaces Binny Bansal with Kalyan Krishnamurthy as CEO


  • Flipkart has elevated former Tiger Global Management executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy as its new chief executive, replacing co-founder Binny Bansal, who has been named as the group chief executive of India’s largest online marketplace.
  • Co-founder Sachin Bansal continues to be executive chairman.
  • Under the new structure and in his new role as Flipkart CEO, Krishnamurthy will be responsible for the Flipkart profit and loss account, the company said. He will report to Binny Bansal.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who is the newly appointed CEO of Flipkart? 
 - Kalyan  Krishnamurthy 
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SBI Pension Funds appoints Kumar Sharadindu new MD & CEO


  • SBI Pension Funds, a subsidiary of State Bank of India, has appointed Kumar Sharadindu as its managing director and chief executive.
  • SBI Pension Funds is one of the three pension fund managers appointed by the regulator PFRDA to manage the pension corpus of employees enrolled under the National Pension System for government employees.
  • Sharadindu was a general manager at SBI Corporate Centre, Mumbai, heading the private equity business.
  • He has held several crucial assignments in his banking career spanning over three decades in areas of ;
    1.credit,
    2. treasury,
    3. risk and large corporate lending.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who is the newly appointed managing director and chief executive officer of SBI Pension Funds? 
 -  Kumar Sharadindu 
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Sir Tim Barrow appointed as Britain's EU ambassador


  • UK's government has appointed career diplomat Sir Tim Barrow as its ambassador to the EU.
  • The office of Britain's PM Theresa May said that Barrow is a seasoned and tough negotiator who will bring energy to Brexit talks.
  • The former ambassador Sir Ivan Rogers had resigned after accusing the government of "ill-founded arguments and muddled thinking" over the Brexit negotiation.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has been appointed as Britain's European Union ambassador? 
 - Sir Tim Barrow. 
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Virat Kohli named captain of Indian ODI, T20 teams


  • Virat Kohli has been named India's limited-overs captain following a meeting of the selection committee on Friday to announce the squad for the England series beginning January 15.
  • Former skipper MS Dhoni has been included as wicketkeeper-batsman in the squad, which also features Yuvraj Singh.
  • Suresh Raina has been named in the T20I squad but has been excluded from ODIs.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has been appointed as the captain of Indian ODI, T20 teams? 
 - Virat Kohli 
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Capgemini appoints IBM’s Anil Jalali as India HR head


  • Capgemini said it appointed Anil Jalali as Chief Human Resources Officer for its India operation, effective January 1, 2017.
  • Jalali joined Capgemini India from IBM India where he was the executive director of human resource.
  • Jalali takes over from BL Narayan who is joining Capgemini’s Business Services Strategic Business unit as head of solutions and sales support.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who had been appointed as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Capgemini's India operations effective January 1, 2017? 
 - Anil Jalali 
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S Padmanabhan nominated as Tata Power chairman


  • Tata Sons Ltd has nominated S Padmanabhan as the chairman for Tata Power Co Ltd with immediate effect using its rights according to the company's articles of association, Tata Power said on Wednesday.
  • In its statement to BSE , Tata Power said in terms of the company's article of association, Tata Sons Ltd, as the promoter of the company has the right to nominate the chairman of the company's board "as long as the word 'TATA' is associated with the name of the company.
  • Padmanabhan at present serves as an additional director on the company's board
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has been nominated as the chairman for Tata Power Co Ltd? 
 - S Padmanabhan.
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Donald Trump appoints Indo-American to key White House post


  • US President-elect Donald Trump has appointed an Indian-American, Raj Shah, as the Deputy Assistant to the President, Deputy Communication Director, and Research Director.
  • Shah, whose origins are in Gujarat, was reportedly born and raised in the US.
  • During the election campaign, Shah had led a team to carry out research against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Presidential candidate.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
US President-elect Donald Trump has appointed which Indian-American as the Deputy Assistant to the President? 
 - Raj Shah
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Haiti: Jovenel Moise confirmed as new president


  • Jovenel Moise has been declared the winner of Haiti's November 20 presidential election, ending a protracted electoral process that has paralysed the Caribbean country's politics for more than a year.
  • The Haiti provisional electoral council said on Tuesday that Moise was the majority winner with 55.6 percent of the vote.
  • Turnout was low at a reported 21 percent.
  • Haiti election 'better organised this time'
    Moise, previously a little-known businessman, was chosen to run on behalf of the Tet Kale party of former president Michel Martelly, who ended his term without an elected successor.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who is the newly appointed President of Haiti? 
 - Jovenel Moise. 
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IBM India appoints Karan Bajwa as Managing Director


  • Software major IBM India on Wednesday announced the appointment of Karan Bajwa as Managing Director.
  • Bajwa succeeds Vanitha Narayanan, who has been elevated as the Chairman of the company.
  • Prior to joining IBM in 2016, Bajwa was Microsoft India's Managing Director, where he led the company's cloud transition.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who is the newly appointed Managing Director of Software major IBM India? 
 - Karan Bajwa
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RBI Appoints Surekha Marandi As Executive Director


  • The Reserve Bank has appointed Surekha Marandi as Executive Director and will look after financial inclusion, among other departments.
  • Marandi took charge yesterday. She replaces U S Paliwal, who retired on December 31, 2016.
  • As Executive Director, Marandi will look after;
    1. Consumer Education and Protection Department,
    2.Financial Inclusion and Development Department &
    3. Secretary's Department,
    the central bank said in a notification.
  • Prior to being promoted as ED, Marandi was Principal Chief General Manager and Chief Vigilance Officer in the Reserve Bank
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who is the newly appointed Executive Director of RBI? 
 - Surekha Marandi. 
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David R Syiemlieh appointed new UPSC chairman


  • David R Syiemlieh has been appointed today as the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) by President Pranab Mukherjee.
  • Syiemlieh, a UPSC member, has been asked to take over charge on January 4 and will remain the head of the organisation till his retirement on January 21, 2018 or till further orders.
  • He will take over from Alka Sirohi, a former IAS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17: 
Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) by President Pranab Mukherjee?
- David R Syiemlieh
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Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa Takes Charge As IAF Chief


  • Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa took over as the Chief of the Indian Air Force after Former Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha retired from post.
  • The present Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa developed the country's aerial targeting philosophy against potential adversaries and transformed the concepts of air operations of the Indian Air Force to contemporary war fighting practices.
  • Dhanoa, who is the 25th chief of the IAF since Independence, was commissioned in the IAF in June 1978 as a fighter pilot

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who took charge as the Chief of the Indian Air Force after Former Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha retired from post? 
- Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa
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Justice Mian Saqib Nisar appointed as Chief Justice of Pak


  • Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday took oath as the 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan.
  • The oath was administered by the country's President Mamnoon Hussain at the President House.
  • The event was attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other dignitaries.
  • Justice Nisar has replaced Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali who retired after serving as Chief Justice for 15 months.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who is the newly appointed Chief Justice of Pakistan?
- Justice Mian Saqib Nisar
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Sorin Grindeanu named Romania's new Prime Minister


  • Romania's President Klaus Iohannis on Friday named Sorin Grindeanu from the ruling Social Democrat party as the country's new prime minister.
  • Grindeanu now faces a confidence vote in parliament on his programme and cabinet nominees.
  • Earlier, President Iohannis had turned down the party's first choice Sevil Shhaideh, an economist who would have become Romania's first female Muslim PM.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who is the newly appointed Prime Minister of Romania? 
- Sorin Grindeanu 
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