Online Current Affairs based on Appointment


Shahid Afridi appointed ambassador of Blind Cricket World Cup


  • Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been appointed as the ambassador for the fifth edition of the Blind Cricket World Cup.
  • The announcement was made by the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC)
    fifth edition of the tournament, to be played in ODI format, will be hosted by PBCC in the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan in January 2018.
  • Pakistan Blind Cricket Council is to host the upcoming world cup in United Arab Emirates starting in January 2018.
  • Four out of the nine members of World Blind Cricket Ltd have agreed to play the final match in Lahore.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has been appointed as the ambassador for the fifth edition of the Blind Cricket World Cup? 
- Shahid Afridi. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Ex-Gujarat BJP MLA set to head Safai Karamcharis Commission


  • A former BJP legislator from Gujarat is set to take over as the new Chairperson of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK), which has been headless for about a year.
  • The government has cleared the names of;
    1. Manhar Valjibhai Zala as the Chairperson, and
    2. Manju Diler from Uttar Pradesh and Dilip Kallu Haathived from Maharashtra as members of the NCSK.
  •  Zala and the two members are likely to take charge on March 16, an official source said.
  • The Election Commission had barred the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, which is the nodal ministry of the body, from announcing the names of the new chairperson and members till the polling process was over in five states.
  • The NCSK, established in 1994 to promote and safeguard the interests and rights of safai karamcharis and those engaged in manual scavenging, has a sanctioned strength of four members and a chairperson.
  • The government had extended the tenure of the Commission for another three years from April 1, 2016.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who will take over as the new Chairperson of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK)? 
- Manhar Valjibhai Zala. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Sun Pharma's Dilip Shanghvi appointed as member on RBI's western board


  • Sun Pharmaceuticals managing director Dilip Shanghvi has been appointed by the central government as a member on the western area local board of Reserve Bank of India.
  • The appointment is for four years with effect from March 11, 2017, the central bank said on its website.
  • Shanghvi joins Enam Group chairman Vallabh Bhanshali on the western board.
  • Last month the RBI appointed Prasanna Mohanty on the RBI's southern local board, Vallabh Bhanshali on the western local board and Sunil Mitra on the eastern local board also for four years.

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

 Who has been appointed by the central government as a member on the western area local board of Reserve Bank of India?
 - Sun Pharmaceuticals managing director Dilip Shanghvi. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Lenovo appoints Subhankar Roy Chowdhury as head HR for Asia Pacific


  • Lenovo has announced the appointment of Subhankar Roy Chowdhury to head its human resources team in Asia Pacific.
  • He was previously the company's executive director and global head for HR Strategy, M&A and HR Analytics.
  • In his new role, he will work on transformation and people strategy in Asia Pacific with focus on;
    1. building leadership,
    2. cultural transformation and
    3. developing talent resources.
  • Subhankar succeeds Andrew Dahms, who departs at the end of March
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Lenovo has announced the appointment of which personality to head its human resources team in Asia Pacific?
 - Subhankar Roy Chowdhary. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Mallikarjun Kharge Set to Become Next PAC Chairman


  • The Congress's floor leader in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge is all set to become the next chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
  • Kharge will succeed his party colleague K V Thomas, who will complete his third term as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee on April 30.
  • The Congress leadership had yesterday written to the Lok Sabha Speaker recommending Kharge's name for the PAC chairmanship.
  • The chair of the PAC is given to an MP of the main Opposition party.
  • The PAC post will make him entitled to a Cabinet rank and an office at the Parliament House.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who will be the next chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)? 
- Mallikarjun Kharge. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Boy from sleepy hamlet, Bibhu Prasad Kanungo, becomes deputy governor of RBI


  • Residents of a sleepy hamlet in a remote corner of coastal Kendrapara district in Odisha are elated as their son-of-the-soil ascended to a top-position in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
  • 58-year-old Bibhu Prasad Kanungo, a native of this village has made the people of Balia village here proud after he assumed the charge of deputy governor of RBI recently.
  • Bibhu passed HSC from a high school in Bhubaneswar and studied Intermediate Science from 1973 to 1975 in Kendrapara college
  • In 1979, he joined the Oriental Bank of Commerce as a probationary officer. Later in 1980, he joined Reserve Bank as an officer after passing Grade-B examination.
  • During his stint as a senior officer of the Reserve Bank of India, he worked in; 1.Bhubaneswar,
    2.Bhopal,
    3.Patna,
    4.Mumbai,
    5.New Delhi,
    6.Jaipur,
    7.Kolkata and
    other places in the country .
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who is the current Deputy Governor of RBI? 
 - Bibhu Prasad Kanungo. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Babul Supriyo named vice-president of FIFA U-17 World Cup LOC


  • Union Minister Babul Supriyo has been appointed vice-president of the FIFA U-17 World Cup organizing committee.
  • The event, to be hosted by India for the first time, will be played from October 6 to 28.
    The draw of the tournament will be held on July 7.
  • A FIFA team is scheduled to visit India from March 21 to 27 for the final inspection of the facilities in the six cities which will host matches of the U-17 World Cup.
  • The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup will be the 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the biennial international men's youth football championship contested by the U17 national teams of the member associations of FIFA.
  • The tournament will be hosted by India between 6 and 28 October 2017. This will be the first FIFA tournament hosted by the country.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has been appointed as vice-president of the FIFA U-17 World Cup organizing committee? 
 - Babul Supriyo. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Reliance Commercial Finance appoints Devang Mody as CEO


# Reliance Commercial Finance, a subsidiary of Reliance Capital announced the appointment of Devang Mody as chief executive officer.
# Prior to this, Mody served as president of consumer business at Bajaj Finance.
# The consumer finance business of Bajaj Finance, under his leadership, witnessed a sharp growth to its current size spanning over 300 towns, with market leadership positions across various business lines.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Reliance Commercial Finance, a subsidiary of Reliance Capital announced the appointment of which personality on the post of chief executive officer? 
-Devang Mody
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 1.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Arun Jaitley gets charge of defence ministry after Manohar Parrikar resigns


  • Finance minister Arun Jaitley was given the additional charge of the defence ministry after Manohar Parrikar resigned to take on the new role of Goa chief minister.
  • The President has directed that Arun Jaitely, cabinet minister, shall be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Defence, in addition to his existing portfolios,
  • This is the second time that Jaitley is holding the additional portfolio of Defence Ministry during the present NDA government.
  • He was incharge of the ministry earlier from May 26 to November 9 in 2014.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who was given the additional charge of the defence ministry after Manohar Parrikar resigned to take on the new role of Goa chief minister? 
 - Arun Jaitley. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

OnePlus ropes in Amitabh Bachchan as its new brand ambassador


  • Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has roped in Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan as its new brand ambassador for India.
  • According to the OnePlus team, Bachchan has been considered since he better represents ‘OnePlus’ motto ‘Never Settle’.
  • OnePlus 3T is rated as the best smartphone as compared to other brands based on consumer ratings on Amazon India.
  • With this, Amitabh Bachchan has now joined the first-ever “OnePlus Star” which is a select group of distinguished OnePlus users.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has taken in which Bollywood actor as its new brand ambassador for India? 
 - Amitabh Bachchan. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...

HSBC appoints AIA boss Mark Tucker as new chairman


  • HSBC has appointed Mark Tucker, the chief executive of Asian insurer AIA, as group chairman.
  • Mr Tucker will take over on 1 October, succeeding Douglas Flint who has been in the role since 2010.
  • The appointment breaks an HSBC tradition of appointing insiders to the chairmanship.
  • One of his first jobs will be to find a replacement for Stuart Gulliver, the chief executive of HSBC, who plans to step down next year.
  • Mr Tucker has been chief executive of AIA for seven years, during which he oversaw the insurer's expansion in Asia.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
HSBC has appointed which person as  group's chairman recently ? 
 - Mark Tucker. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Narendra Kumar takes over as Chairman Central Water Commission


  • Shri Narendra Kumar, an officer of Central Water Engineering Service (1979 batch) has assumed the charge of Chairman, Central Water Commission (CWC).
  • He has served in various capacities in CWC as Assistant Director in Design Organisation.
  • He has also served as Senior Joint Commissioner in Command Area Development wing of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation from 2002 to 2005.
  • He was also member of Experts Committee for Scientific Assessment of flood prone area in India and Standing Committee for Morphological studies of Indian rivers.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has assumed the charge of Chairman, Central Water Commission (CWC)? 
- Shri Narendra Kumar, an officer of Central Water Engineering Service (1979 batch).
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

BP Kanungo appointed RBI Deputy Governor


  • BP Kanungo was on Friday appointed Deputy Governor in Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years.
  • The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved his appointment to the post with effect from the date of taking over the charge on or after April 3.
  • He has been appointed in place of R Gandhi.
  • Kanungo was appointed as Executive Director in the central bank in March last year.
  • The ACC has also named Dilip S Shanghvi as Member, Western Local Board of RBI.
  • The appointment of Shanghvi, the promoter of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries , to the post is for a period of four years.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who was appointed as the Deputy Governor in Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years? 
 - BP Kanungo. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

ICC appoint Sachin Tendulkar as official ambassador of women's World Cup 2017


  • Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar was announced as the official ambassador of Women's Cricket World Cup 2017 by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • The women’s World Cup this year starts on June 24 in England and Wales with eight top cricketing countries locking horns to grab the coveted trophy.
  • The 21-day tournament having 28 matches will be played at five different venues with the final at Lord's.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who was announced as the official ambassador of Women's Cricket World Cup 2017 by the International Cricket Council (ICC)?
 - Sachin Tendulkar. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Ford Foundation appoints Pradeep Nair as regional director for India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka


  • The Ford Foundation appointed Pradeep Nair as regional director for India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
  • As regional director, Nair will guide the foundation’s operations out of New Delhi. He will assume his new position at the end of March, succeeding David Hulse.
  • As India country director of the US-based Institute for Sustainable Communities, Nair established the organisation’s India office and was helped build strong relationships with the Indian government, the private sector and NGO communities across Asia.
  • Nair holds an MBA in finance from Karnataka University, an engineering degree in electronics from Bharathiar University and has also studied filmmaking.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
The Ford Foundation appointed which personality as regional director for India, Nepal and Sri Lanka? 
 - Pradeep Nair. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Pak diplomat Sial assumed office as new Sec Gen of SAARC


  • Pakistan's seasoned diplomat Amjad Hussain B Sial today assumed office as the new Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
  • He has succeeded Nepal's Arjun Bahadur Thapa, who was appointed the Secretary-General in 2014.
  • Sial's nomination was made by Pakistan at the SAARC Council of Ministers in Pokhara, Nepal, in March 2016 and was endorsed by all member states.
  • He is a seasoned diplomat from Pakistan Foreign Service with over 33 years of career in the diplomatic field.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who assumed the office as the new Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)? 
 - Amjad Hussain B Sial. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

P K Purwar appointed MTNL CMDP


  • K Purwar was appointed Chairman and Managing Director of state-run telecom major Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL).
  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his appointment to the post for five years.
  • Purwar is currently working as Director (Finance) in MTNL, which has been without a full-time CMD since May 31, 2014, following superannuation of A K Garg.
  • Purwar held the additional charge of the post of MTNL CMD between June 2014 and June 2015. In June last year, he was again given this additional charge.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who was appointed Chairman and Managing Director of state-run telecom major Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)?
 - K Purwar. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Sudhin Mathur appointed Motorola India Managing Director


  • Sudhin Mathur has been named Managing Director of Motorola Mobility India and has been inducted as a full-time director on the company's Board.
  • He will also continue to serve in the role of Executive Director for Lenovo MBG India.
  • Mathur replaces Amit Boni, who was serving as General Manager for Motorola India.
  • In October 2016, Boni transitioned to the global strategy team within the company
    Mathur has been running the operations for Lenovo MBG in India since its inception here four years ago and has been instrumental in leading the seamless integration of Motorola and Lenovo mobile businesses.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has been named Managing Director of Motorola Mobility India? 
 - Sudhin Mathur. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Senior IAS officer T Jacob Appointed as Secretary UPSC


  • Senior IAS officer T Jacob was appointed as Secretary, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
  • He will hold the rank of an Additional Secretary in the Government of India.
  • Vandita Sharma, member (Finance), Atomic Energy/ Earth Commission, has been appointed as Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Department of Space in place of A Vijay Anand, who had retired.
  • Nutan Guha Biswas, currently serving as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Women and Child Development, has been appointed as Chairperson, Inland Waterways of India in the rank of a Secretary.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who was appointed as Secretary, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)? 
 - T Jacob. 
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Swadheen Kshatriya sworn in as Maharashtra's Chief Commissioner of RTS


  • Former Chief Secretary of Maharashtra Swadheen Kshatriya was sworn-in as the state’s first Right to Services (RTS) Chief Commissioner.
  • Lokayukta Justice (retd) M L Tahiliani administered the oath of office to Kshatriya at Sahyadri state guest house in Mumbai.
  • State Chief Information Commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad, former CIC Suresh Joshi and some of the state’s top bureaucrats were present on the occasion.
  • Kshatriya’s tenure will be of five years. He retired as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra.
  • Senior IAS officer Sumit Mullick has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Maharashtra.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which former Chief Secretary of Maharashtra was sworn-in as the state’s first Right to Services (RTS) Chief Commissioner? 
 - Swadheen Kshatriya.
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...