Britain’s King Charles has named his eldest son William and daughter-in-law Kate the Prince and Princess of Wales. In his first speech to the nation since the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth on Thursday, King Charles said he is proud to make his heir William the Prince of Wales, a title Charles had held since 1958.
Kalyan Chaubey has been appointed as the president of AIFF. He was a former goalkeeper with Mohun Bagan and East Bengal.
The President of India Draupadi Murmu has nominated Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud as the next executive chairperson of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).
The NALSA has been constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 to provide free Legal Services to the weaker sections of the society.
Nagesh Singh, presently Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, has been appointed as India’s next ambassador to Thailand, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. Nagesh Singh is a 1995 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) who has served as Consul General of India in Atlanta.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has appointed distinguished scientist, Dr Samir V Kamat, as chairman.
Kamat, who is Director General, Naval Systems & Materials (NS&M), will succeed G Satheesh Reddy. G Satheesh Reddy has been named as scientific adviser to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
The Delhi High Court has appointed a three-member Committee of Administrators (CoA) to run the day-to-day affairs of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
The management of IOA will be done by Justice (retired) Anil R Dave, former Chief Election Commissioner Dr SY Quraishi and former external affairs secretary Vikas Swarup.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has constituted an expert group of Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) to boost overseas flows into the country. The FPI Advisory Committee (FAC) will be chaired by former Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian and consists of 14 other members representing foreign banks, stock exchanges depositories and RBI.
A seasoned diplomat and IFS officer of 1994 batch Pranay Kumar Verma has been appointed as India’s next High Commissioner to Bangladesh. Sandeep Arya, an IFS officer of 1994 batch has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Vikram Doraiswami will take over as the High Commissioner of India to UK.
The newly-elected President of the Republic of Albania, Bajram Begaj, took oath at a swearing-in ceremony in the parliament. Begaj was elected president on June 4. A total of 83 lawmakers participated in the voting that took place in the plenary session in the parliament, where Begaj received 78 votes in favour, while four lawmakers voted against and there was one abstention.
World Bank has appointed Indian national Indermit Gill as its Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics.
Mr Gill will succeed American economist Carmen Reinhart in the role and his appointment will be effective September 1, 2022. Mr Gill is currently Vice President for Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions, where he led work on macroeconomics, debt, trade, poverty, and governance.
President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted the resignation of West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who has been nominated as the vice president candidate by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said.
Manipur Governor La. Ganesan has been given the additional charge of West Bengal.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the interim President after Parliament Speaker Mahinda Abeywardena accepted the resignation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Wickremesinghe was appointed as the acting President by former President Rajapaksa on July 13 after the latter fled to the Maldives due to the massive protest demanding his resignation.
ITC chairman and managing director Sanjiv Puri has been elected the Vice President of CII for 2022-23, while TVS Supply Chain Solutions Executive Vice Chairman R Dinesh has become the new President Designate. Sanjiv Bajaj, Chairman and Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv Limited, continues to be the President of CII for the year 2022-23.
Indian origin T Raja Kumar has taken over as President of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the world’s anti-terrorism financing agency. FATF tweeted that Raja Kumar will focus on enhancing the effectiveness of global anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures, improving asset recovery and other initiatives.
Iraqi official Mohammed Jalood was elected president of the International Weightlifting Federation.
Jalood is the first permanent president since Tamás Aján stepped down in 2020 after controlling the IWF for 44 years. He faced allegations that failed drug tests were covered up and millions of dollars were unaccounted for under his presidency. Aján was banned for life last week by CAS.
The Central government has appointed senior IPS officer Tapan Kumar Deka as Director of Intelligence Bureau.
Tapan Kumar Deka, a 1988 batch Himachal Pradesh cadre IPS officer, was appointed Director of Intelligence Bureau for a tenure of two years from the date of assumption of the charge of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
Former Bogota mayor and ex-rebel fighter Gustavo Petro has become Colombia’s President on 19 June, after narrowly defeating real estate millionaire Rodolfo Hernández in the run-off election.
Leading UK-based academic Dr Swati Dhingra has been named as the first Indian-origin woman to be appointed as an external member of the Bank of England’s interest rate-setting committee.
Shri Rajesh Gera has joined as the Director General, National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) on 31st May 2022.
After a gap of ten years, an Indian government officer – Anwar Hussain Shaik has been made the chair of the WTO’s Committee on Technical Barriers on Trade.
Vinai Kumar Saxena, currently serving as the chairperson of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), has been appointed as the new Lieutenant Governor (L-G) of Delhi.
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, has submitted his resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind citing “personal reasons”. Mr Baijal had taken over as Lieutenant Governor in December 2016 following the abrupt resignation of his predecessor Najeeb Jung.
French President Emmanuel Macron has named Elisabeth Borne as the country’s new Prime Minister. Elisabeth Borne is a former Minister of transport, ecology and labour.
Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar on May 15 assumed charge as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). He succeeded Sushil Chandra who retired on May 14.
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, in a bid to restore stability in the island nation in the midst of a political impasse and stifling economic crisis.
Costa Rica’s new President Rodrigo Chaves was sworn in on May 8, promising to fight corruption and revive the economy.
Yoon Suk-yeol has been sworn in as South Korea’s new president.
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea.
Katalin Novak has taken over as the first female President of Hungary.
The Parliament elected Novak as President of Hungary on March 10.
Justices Sudhanshu Dhulia and Jamshed Burjor Pardiwala took oath as Supreme Court judges on 9 May.
There are now total 34 judges in the Supreme Court of India.
Alkesh Kumar Sharma assumed charge as Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) here today. He is an Indian Administrative Services Officer of 1990 batch, from Kerala cadre.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced that Krishna has been elected as a Class B director, “representing the public with due but not exclusive consideration to the interests of agriculture, commerce, industry, services, labour, and consumers”.