Paytm, the leading digital payments and financial services company, has appointed Bhavesh Gupta as its new President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). With his extensive experience in the banking and financial sector, Gupta is expected to play a crucial role in driving Paytm’s growth and strategic initiatives. This appointment reflects Paytm’s commitment to strengthening its leadership team and further expanding its market presence in the rapidly evolving digital ecosystem.
The Government of India has appointed Ravneet Kaur as the Chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI). With her extensive experience in the field of competition law and regulation, Kaur is poised to lead the CCI in promoting fair competition and safeguarding consumer interests. Her appointment is a significant step towards strengthening the regulatory framework and ensuring a level playing field in India’s business landscape.
Suman Sharma, an accomplished officer from the 1990 batch, has been sworn in as a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). With her vast administrative experience and deep understanding of governance, Sharma’s appointment will contribute to the efficient and impartial functioning of the UPSC, ensuring the selection of deserving candidates for key positions in the government.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has announced the appointment of R. Dinesh as its President for the term 2023-24. With his extensive experience and expertise in the business sector, Dinesh is poised to lead the organization towards fostering economic growth, promoting entrepreneurship, and encouraging innovation in the Indian industry.
Harsh Jain, the co-founder of Dream11, has been elected as the Chairperson of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), signaling the increasing influence of Indian entrepreneurs in the digital landscape. Jain’s appointment reflects the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation-driven approach that Indian business leaders bring to the forefront, driving the growth and development of the country’s digital ecosystem.
Jayakumar S. Pillai has been appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of IDBI Bank, adding significant expertise and leadership to the bank’s management team. With his extensive experience in the banking sector, Pillai is poised to contribute to the strategic growth and transformation of IDBI Bank, further strengthening its position in the industry.
RN Jayaprakash has been re-elected as the President of the Swimming Federation of India (SFI), reaffirming his leadership in promoting and developing swimming in the country. His re-election reflects the trust and confidence placed in him to drive the growth of swimming as a sport, nurture talent, and represent India at the international level.
Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian cricket captain, has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Tripura Tourism. This strategic move aims to promote the diverse tourism offerings of Tripura and attract visitors to explore the rich cultural heritage, natural beauty, and unique experiences the state has to offer. Ganguly’s association with Tripura Tourism is expected to generate increased visibility and interest in the region among tourists and travelers.
Namdev Shirgaonkar has been elected unopposed as the President of Taekwondo India, assuming the leadership role with a vision to promote the sport of taekwondo and elevate its status in India. With his extensive experience and dedication to the discipline, Shirgaonkar’s election is expected to drive the growth and development of taekwondo and inspire a new generation of practitioners.
Dr. K. Govindaraj has been elected as the new President of the Basketball Federation of India (BFI), bringing his extensive experience and leadership to the forefront of Indian basketball. With a vision to elevate the sport and promote its development across the country, Dr. Govindaraj’s appointment is expected to invigorate the basketball community and drive the growth of the sport in India.
Geeta Rao Gupta has been appointed as the US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, assuming a critical role in advocating for gender equality and promoting women’s empowerment worldwide. With her extensive experience and dedication to women’s rights, Gupta’s appointment is expected to drive significant advancements in the global agenda for gender equality.
Linda Yaccarino, the former chief advertising officer at NBCUniversal, has been selected as the new CEO of Twitter. Yaccarino’s extensive experience in the media industry and her strategic vision are expected to drive Twitter’s growth, expand its user base, and enhance the platform’s advertising capabilities in an ever-evolving digital landscape.
Renowned Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has been named as the first Indian global ambassador of the prestigious luxury brand, Gucci. This collaboration marks a significant milestone for Bhatt and highlights the growing influence of Indian actors in the global fashion industry. As the face of Gucci, Bhatt will represent the brand’s vision of style and elegance, bridging the gap between Indian and international fashion.
Acclaimed Indian actor Ayushmann Khurrana has been appointed as the ambassador for the Indian team participating in the Special Olympics Journey to Berlin. Khurrana’s association with the Special Olympics movement aims to promote inclusivity, empower athletes with intellectual disabilities, and raise awareness about their remarkable talents. His role as an ambassador highlights the importance of embracing diversity and supporting the Special Olympics cause.
Indian actress Deepika Padukone has graced the cover of TIME Magazine, garnering international recognition for her contributions to the entertainment industry and advocacy for mental health. The feature highlights her remarkable journey as an actor and her efforts in raising awareness and reducing stigma surrounding mental health issues. Padukone’s appearance on the prestigious cover is a significant milestone in her career and a testament to her global influence.
Rathendra Raman has been appointed as the new Chairman of Kolkata Port, taking charge of one of India’s crucial maritime hubs. With his extensive experience in the shipping industry, Raman is expected to bring strategic leadership and drive growth initiatives to further strengthen the port’s position in the region.
Parminder Chopra’s appointment as the Chairman and Managing Director of Power Finance Corporation (PFC) not only marks a major milestone in her career but also signifies a significant step forward for gender inclusivity in the corporate sector. As the first woman to hold this prestigious position in India’s largest NBFC, Parminder Chopra is breaking barriers and inspiring aspiring women leaders.
Badminton Asia, the governing body for the sport in Asia, has appointed Omar Rashid as the Chair of the Technical Officials Committee. With his vast experience and expertise in badminton officiating, Rashid’s appointment is set to strengthen the organization’s commitment to maintaining fair play, professionalism, and high standards in badminton tournaments across the continent.
Qantas Airways Ltd., one of Australia’s largest and most renowned airlines, has appointed Vanessa Hudson as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Hudson’s appointment to this prestigious role marks a significant milestone as she becomes the first female CEO in the airline’s history. With her extensive experience in the aviation industry and strategic leadership capabilities, Hudson is poised to lead Qantas into a new era of growth, innovation, and customer-centric excellence.
Margherita Della Valle, a seasoned executive with an impressive track record in the telecommunications industry, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vodafone. Her appointment as the CEO marks a significant milestone, as she becomes the first woman to lead the global telecommunications giant. With her extensive experience and strategic vision, Della Valle is poised to steer Vodafone towards continued growth and innovation in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointment of Siddhartha Mohanty as the Chairperson of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) until June 29, 2024. Mohanty has been serving as the Managing Director (MD) and interim Chairperson of the company. Furthermore, he has been named as the Chief Executive Officer and MD of LIC until June 7, 2025, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
Tata Electronics has appointed Randhir Thakur as CEO and MD. Thakur was leading Intel Foundry Services as its President and has worked with Intel for over 5 years. The company said that Thakur brings over 40 years of experience in the global manufacturing, research and development, and profitable P&L management.
President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel (62) has clinched a second five-year term in a parliamentary vote for which he was the sole candidate in the country.
He took over the reins in 2018 as the first civilian leader of Cuba. His first five years in office were marked by the worst economic crisis in three decades.
Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, who held the position of Senior Vice-President, took over as the President of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI). This change occurred as the previous president, Raninder Singh, went on a long leave after the Sports Ministry issued a directive stating that the heads of national sports federations (NSFs) cannot hold office for more than 12 years, as per the National Sports Code.
The board of Invest India has appointed Manmeet K Nanda as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the investment promotion and facilitation body under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). Nanda, is joint secretary in the DPIIT and succeeds Deepak Bagla, who resigned from the post last week.
Mutual Fund the asset management arm of Axis Bank announced that its chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD) Chandresh Nigam has quit the company after Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (SEBI) order regarding the front-running in the fund house surfaced. Nigam will be replaced by B Gopkumar MD and CEO of Axis Securities.
Rashmi Shukla, a 1988 batch IPS officer, was appointed as director general, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). SSB is a border protection force of India deployed along the borders with Nepal and Bhutan.
Rajesh Malhotra, a 1989-batch IIS officer, has been appointed as the Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB), with effect from March 1, 2023.
Hekani Jakhalu of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) has created history by becoming the first woman MLA of the Nagaland Assembly.
The ruling party candidate, Bola Tinubu (70) has defeated vice president Atiku Abubakar (opposition People’s Democratic Party) to win the disputed presidential election in Nigeria.
The Union government appointed K Satyanarayana Raju as the new managing director and CEO of Canara bank, with effect from February 7, 2023.
The President of India, Droupadi Murmu approved the appointment of five new Supreme Court judges. The strength of judges in the Supreme Court will be increased to 32 (sanctioned strength is 34).
President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has appointed Manuela Roka Botey as the first female prime minister of the country.
Chris Hipkins was sworn in as the 41st prime minister of New Zealand by the governor-general during a ceremony in Wellington.
Tata Trusts (Charitable Foundation) confirmed the appointment of Siddharth Sharma as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Aparna Uppaluri as the Trust’s Chief Operating Officer (COO).
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Vikram Dev Dutt as the next director general in the Directorate of General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) with effect from February 28, 2023.
Former Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF), Pankaj Kumar Singh was appointed as the Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA) in National Security Council Secretariat for two years.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) appointed UK Treasury Adviser, Clare Lombardelli as the next Chief Economist, with effect from 2 May 2023.
The president of the UAE’s national oil company Sultan al-Jaber was named as president of this year’s COP28 climate talks.
President of Gabon, Ali Bongo has appointed the country’s first female Prime Minister, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda (59) as the vice-president of country.
Facebook-parent Meta has appointed Vikas Purohit as Director of its Global Business Group in India.
Chief Justice of India (CJI), D.Y. Chandrachud has been selected for the “Award for Global Leadership” by the Harvard Law School Center in recognition of his lifetime service to the legal profession in the country and around the world.
The Union government has given an additional charge as Border Security Force (BSF) DG to senior Madhya Pradesh cadre IPS officer and CRPF Director General (DG), Sujoy Lal Thaosen.
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (77) has been sworn in as the 39th president of Brazil.
The Election Commission has appointed folk singer, Maithili Thakur as the state icon for Bihar.
Government of India has appointed Vigilance Commissioner, Praveen Kumar Srivastava as the acting Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC).
Former General Manager of Central Railway, Anil Kumar Lahoti has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Railway Board with effect from January 1, 2023.
CPN-Maoist Centre chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ appointed as the new Prime Minister of Nepal for the third time. President Bidya Devi Bhandari appointed Prachanda as the prime minister as per Article 76 (2) of the constitution this evening.
Suhel Ajaz Khan has been appointed as the next envoy to Saudi Arabia.
Presently he is India’s ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon.
The Central government has appointed Justice Hemant Gupta as Chairperson of the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre.
Former bureaucrat C V Ananda Bose was appointed the Governor of West Bengal, a communique from the Rashtrapati Bhavan said. Bose is a 1977 batch (retired) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Kerala cadre. He last served as an administrator in the National Museum here before superannuating in 2011.
Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, Dr. Rajesh Ranjan has been appointed as the next Indian Ambassador to the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire. Presently, he is serving as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Botswana.
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (76) has been elected as new president of Brazil after defeating incumbent president, Jair Bolsonaro. He has secured 50.83% of the votes, whereas his opponent, Bolsonaro got 49.17% votes.
Spiritual leader, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi has been appointed as the Chair of the country’s Civil 20 (C20). It is an official engagement group of the Group of 20 (G20).
The C20 is its platform for civil-society organisations (CSOs) to bring forth non-government and non-business voices to the G20 leaders.
The government of India has appointed CCI member, Sangeeta Verma as the acting chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
Indian-origin Rishi Sunak (42) has become the prime minister of United Kingdom. He has replaced former PM Liz Truss, who had resigned from the post just after 44 days.
President Droupadi Murmu has appointed Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud as the Chief Justice of India effective from November 9.
The government has appointed Justice Dinesh Kumar Sharma of the Delhi High Court as the Presiding officer of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal. The presiding officer has been appointed to review the ban on the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associates.
Shri Sanjeev Kishore, a 1985 batch officer of the Indian Ordnance Factory Service (IOFS), has taken over as the Director General Ordnance (C&S) with effect from 01-10-2022 upon the superannuation of Shri M K Grag.
Senior advocate R Venkataramani has been named as the new Attorney General of India. He will hold office for a period of three years.
The Government has appointed Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan (Retired) as the next Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). Lieutenant General Chauhan will also function as Secretary, Department of Military Affairs with effect from the date of his assumption of charge.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been named the kingdom’s prime minister in a cabinet reshuffle ordered by King Salman. Prince Mohammed is already de facto ruler of the world’s largest oil exporter, and the appointment formalises his role as leader of the kingdom’s government.
IFS officer Bandaru Wilsonbabu, presently joint secretary in the ministry of external affairs, has been appointed as the next ambassador of India to the Republic of Madagascar.
Italy is all set to get first woman Prime Minister. Giorgia Meloni won a clear majority in Italian election, setting herself up to become the country’s first female prime minister at the head of the most right-wing government since World War II.