Current Affairs Appointments

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the appointment of Ajay Bhadoo as Joint Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind. Bhadoo, a Gujarat batch IAS officer is currently serving as the Vadodara Municipal Commissioner.
Source: The Press Information Bureau

  Senior diplomat Sanjeev Kumar Singla has been appointed as the next Indian Ambassador to Israel. Earlier he was serving as Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister of India. He will replace Pavan Kapoor, who assumed charge as the Ambassador to Israel in 2016.
Source: The Economic Times

IFS officer Upender Singh Rawat has been appointed as India’s next Ambassador to Panama. He will succeed Ravi Thapar.
Source: The Business Standard

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has submitted her resignation as IMF chief. She had served as the IMF chief since 2011. David Lipton will remain the IMF Acting Managing Director in the interim period.
Source: The Business Today

 Indian Foreign Service officer Vivek Kumar was appointed as private secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by the prime minister, cleared the new assignment for Kumar, who is currently working as Director in the Prime Minister’s Office.
Source: The Business Standard

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Anusuiya Uikey as Governor of Chhattisgarh. Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has been named as Governor of Andhra Pradesh.
Source: The News on AIR

Global beverages major Coco-Cola announced top level changes in its india and southwest asia unit with the appointment of Sarvita Sethi as Vice president, M&A and New Ventures and Harsh Bhutani as Vice-president finance(CFO).
Source: The Hindu

Ursula von der Leyen has been confirmed as the European commission’s first female President and the first German in the job for more than 50 years.
Source: The Hindu

  Former Supreme Court judge, Justice AK Sikri, has been appointed as an international judge of the Singapore International Commercial court (SICC). The President of the Republic of Singapore has made the appointment of Justice Sikri. It currently has 16 international judges as part of its panel. The SICC is a division of the Singapore high court and part of the Supreme Court of that country, designed to deal with transnational commercial disputes.
Source: The Times of India

  Former India wicket keeper-batsman Kiran More will take charge as the interim coach of the senior USA cricket team. He will replace the head coach Pubudu Dassanayake. Kiran More was also appointed as the USA’s director of cricket in June 2019.
Source: The Hindu


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