Category: Persons

Belgium’s King & Queen arrive on 7-day visit to India

  Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde arrived in New Delhi on a seven-day visit to India. The royal couple were received at the airport by Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. This is King Philippe’s first state visit to India after his ascension to the throne in 2013. The aim of their visit

Shamika Ravi to be appointed as member of PM economic panel

  Shamika Ravi, a senior fellow at Brookings India, would be appointed as part-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM). Headed by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy, the EAC-PM includes NITI Aayog’s Principal Advisor Ratan Watal as its member and economists Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Roy and Ashima Goyal as part-time

ACC Appointments

  The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments: Shri S. K. Sinha, IPS (BH:1983), Special Director, IB as Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat on 30.11.2017 in the vacancy to be caused due to superannuation of the present incumbent Shri A. R. K. Kini, IPS (BH:1981) on 30.11.2017. Shri A. P. Maheshwari, IPS

Y C Modi takes charge as DG NIA

  Yogesh Chander Modi, who was part of a Supreme Court-appointed team that probed the 2002 Gujarat riots cases, took over as NIA chief. Modi is a 1984 batch IPS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre. He will hold the post till his superannuation on May 31, 2021. Modi takes over the NIA at a time when

South African Indian-origin couple wins top US award for AIDS research

  A globally-acclaimed South African Indian-origin researcher couple was honoured with a prestigious US award for their exceptional contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS. Professors Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim received the award from the Institute for Human Virology (IHV) in Baltimore in the US. The award was presented to them by Robert

Bastar SP Sheikh Aarif Hussain honoured with IACP Award

  Bastar Superintendent of Police (SP) Sheikh Aarif Hussain has been awarded the prestigious International Association of Chief of Police (IACP) Award 2017 in Pennsylvania in the ‘Homeland Security’ category for his campaign ‘Amcho Bastar, Amcho Police’. International chiefs of Police -IACP organization is 126 years old organization of all the chiefs of police in

Rajasthan CM launches Rajiv Mehrishi’s ‘India 2017 Yearbook’

  Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje launched an e-book titled ‘India 2017 Yearbook’, compiled by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) and former Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi. The e-book includes a plethora of information on important dignitaries, state policy, public schemes and important data about demographics, trade, economy and many other topics.

IPPB appoints Suresh Sethi as its MD & CEO

  India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has appointed Mr. Suresh Sethi, the former MD of Vodafone M-Pesa Ltd. as its Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sethi had been selected by the Banks Board Bureau from amongst top contenders for the post, from both public and private sector Banking and Fintech professionals. Mr. Sethi