APPOINTMENTS - 2018 NOVEMBER

November 1

PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has appointed NitinBhatnagar as Associate Director, India.
Earlier, NitinBhatnagar was AVP of India payment security firm SISA Information Security.
PCI SSC is a set of security standards for companies that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information to maintain a secure environment.
PCI SSC: Type – a global standards body for the payment card industry
Executive Director – Lance Johnson

JusticeVijay Kumar Bist sworn in as Sikkim High Court chief justice.
Justice Vijai Kumar Bist  was a senior judge of the Uttarakhand High Court. He was made chief justice of Sikkim High Court on the recommendation of the Supreme Court Collegium.
He replaces Justice Satish Kumar Agnihotri, who superannuated on June 31, 2018.
He was born on 17 September 1957 at PowdiGarwal district in Uttarakhand 
Sikkim: Capital - Gangtok,CM-Pawan Kumar Chamling, Governor - Ganga Prasad
Wildlife sanctuaries: FambongLho Wildlife Sanctuary, Kyongnosla AlpineSanctuary, Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary.

RBI clears re-appointment of AdityaPuri as HDFC Bank MD & CEO.
HDFC Bank announced that, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved re-appointment of AdityaPuri as managing director and CEO of the bank for another 2 years.
He joinedHDFC Bank in 1994. He is the longest-serving head of any private bank in India.
HDFC Bank: HQ – Mumbai, Tag line – We understand your world

November 2

Senior IPS officer S SDeswal appointedIndo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) chief
S. SDeswal, a 1984-batch IPS officer of Haryana cadre, is at present the Director-General of the SashastraSeemaBal(SSB).
He has been appointed in place of R.K. Pachnanda
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved Deswal’s appointment as the DG, ITBP for a period up to his superannuation on August 31, 2021, the order issued by the Personnel Ministry said.
ITBP: Formed - 24th October 1962, HQ - New Delhi
Motto: Shaurya – Dridhata – KarmNishtha.

Mahendra Singh Foundation Inc appoints Aishwarya Sharma as their India brand ambassador
Mahendra Singh Foundation (MSF), a New York based organization, has appointed Aishwarya Sharma as its India brand ambassador for #takethepowerback project.
Aishwarya Sharma has a blog named Figuramoda where she speaks on various topics through her fashion blog posts. She is a fashion activist.
The project #takethepowerback aims to provide girls who were affected by violence, Acid Attack and Rape, with a platform to re-define themselves.

November 3

Supreme Court gets 4 new judges: Justices Hemant Gupta, R. Subhash Reddy, M.R. Shah and Ajay Rastogi.
 Justices Hemant Gupta, R. Subhash Reddy, M.R. Shah and Ajay Rastogi were sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court on 2nd November 2018.
46th Chief Justice of India, RanjanGogoi administered oath of office to the four judges.

Air Marshal MSG Menon, VSM takes over as Director General (Wks & Cer) of Indian Air Force
Previously, he was the Assistance Chief of Air Staff (AF Wks) at Air Headquarters. He is a Cat ‘AYE’ Air Traffic Controller.
He was a member of the first United Nations Mission to Sudan. He was Commandant of Air Force Administrative College, Coimbatore and Principal Director Ops (Air Traffic Services).
He served as Assistance Chief of Air Staff (Org & Ceremonial). He was awarded VishishtSeva Medal (VSM) in 2016.
He holds office for 7 years, and can be elected for a maximum of two terms.

Justice Ramesh Ranganathan appointed Chief Justice of Uttarakhand

Previously, he served as the senior-most judge of the Hyderabad High Court. He replaces Justice KM Joseph who was promoted to the Supreme Court.
Ramesh Ranganathan was born in Delhi on July 28, 1958.
He was a Government Pleader from 1996 to 2000.
He was Additional Advocate General from 2000 to 2004.

AtulGoel takes over as MD, CEO of UCO Bank
On 2nd November 2018, Atul Kumar Goel took charge as Managing Director and CEO of UCO Bank.
Earlier, He was executive director of Union Bank of India. He has replaced R.K. Takkar who completed his three-year term on November 1, 2018.
He started his carrier as Chartered Accountant in Allahabad Bank in 1992. He has worked in various segments like corporate credit, foreign exchange and treasury.
UCO Bank:  HQ - Kolkata, Tag line - Honors Your Trust
Union Bank of India: HQ - Mumbai, Tag-line - Good people to bank with

PadmajaChunduru takes charge as MD-cum-CEO of Indian Bank
Public sector Indian Bank said PadmajaChunduru has assumed charge as its Managing Director and CEO with immediate effect.
Earlier, she served State Bank of India as its deputy managing director (global markets), Mumbai.
Chundurusucceeds KishorKharat.

November 4

Bank of Maharashtra's board restored the functional responsibilities of MD and CEO R.P. Marathe and Executive Director R.K. Gupta.
MD and CEO R.P. Marathe and Executive Director R.K. Gupta were reinstated after the police decided to withdraw cases against them.
They were divested of their responsibilities in June after being arrested by the Pune Police in the alleged over Rs. 2,000 crore DSK Group fraud case.

November 6

IESA announced appointment of Rajesh Ram Mishra as the New President
India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA),  announced appointment of Rajesh Ram Mishra as its new President.
IESA is the trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry.
IESA: HQ - Banglore
Chairman: AnilkumarMuniswamy.

GafurRakhimov elected as AIBA president against SerikKonakbayev
GafurRakhimov, an Uzbek businessman, was elected president of International Boxing Association (AIBA), the amateur boxing federation.
He replaced previous president CK Wu.
Rahimov was awarded with the Honorary Order of the Olympic Council of Asia in 2003, after being a member of its Council since 1999.
In 2008, he also won the ANOC Merit Award for his involvement in the Olympic Family.
International Boxing Association (AIBA):
HQ: Lausanne, Switzerland, Founded-1946

Nina Tshering La appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Democratic Republic of Congo
 She is currently the Ambassador of India to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
She will be provided with residence in Kinshasa.
Democratic republic of congo:
Capital: Kinhasa
Currency:  Congolese franc, Zaireanzaire.
Republic of Congo:
Capital: Brazzaville
Currency: CFA franc

Central: African CFA franc.

Sanjay Kumar Verma appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Japan
Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma (IFS: 1988)  is presently the Additional Secretary at Headquarter of Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Japan:
Capital: Tokyo
Currency: Japanese yen
PM: Shinzo Abe

November 7

Gaddam Dharmendra appointed India’s Ambassador to Iran
Gaddam Dharmendra is an Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS) of 1990 batch. At present, he is Additional Secretary at Headquarters of Ministry of External Affairs.
He will succeed Saurabh Kumar, who was appointed India’s ambassador to Myanmar in October 2018.
Iran: 
Capital: Tehran
Currency: Rial
Official language: Persian
President: Hassan Rouhani

Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia designated as new Finance Secretary. 
Adhia, a 1981Gujarat-cadre Indian Administrative Services officer, is seen as one of the driving forces behind Goods and Services Tax (GST). 
He takes over from Ashok Lavasa.
The Ministry of Finance: composed of five Departments namely Department of Economic Affairs, Department of Expenditure, Department of Revenue, Department of Disinvestment, Department of Financial Services.

November 8

India elected as a Member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council
India has been elected as a Member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council for another 4-year term (2019-2022). The elections to the Council were held during the ongoing ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 at Dubai, UAE.
By securing 165 votes, India ranked third among the 13 countries elected to the Council from the Asia-Australasia region, and eighth among the 48 countries elected to the Councilglobally.The ITU has 193memberstates who elect representatives to the Council.

Director John C. Dugan Selected as Citi group Next Chairman
Citi’s Board of Directors announced that Chairman Michael O’Neill will retire on January 1, 2019 and the Board has selected John C. Dugan to succeed Mr. O’Neill as Chairman on that date.
Mr. O’Neill joined the Board in 2009 and has served as Citi’s Chairman since April 2012. Mr. Dugan joined the Board in October 2017.

November 9

Tesla has named Elon Musk's replacement as chair of its board
Electric car pioneer Tesla named Robyn Denholm, chair of the company replacing Elon Musk.
Tesla named board director to replace Muski. Denholm , prior to this appointment was the chief financial officer with Telstra.She has been an independent director of Tesla since 2014 and heads its audit committee.
Pranoy Kumar Musahary sworn in as first Meghalaya Lokayukta chair
Justice Pranoy Kumar Musahary, who retired as a judge of the Gauhati High Court, was sworn in as the chairperson of Meghalaya's first Lokayukta.
Justice Musahary was administered the oath of office by state Governor Tathagata Roy at a ceremony held at the Raj Bhawan.

November 10

Lok Sabha Secretary General Snehlata Shrivastava gets one-year extension
The tenure of Snehlata Shrivastava, the first woman Secretary General of the Lok Sabha, has been extended by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for one year.
The 1982-batch retired IAS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre Shrivastava was appointed last year in rank and status of a Cabinet Secretary was scheduled to retire on November 30.

November 11

Ashok Kumar Gupta appointed the chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
He replaced acting chairperson Mr. Sudhir Mittal.
CCI: HQ: New Delhi
Chairman: Devender Kumar Sikri
Ministry of Corporate Affairs: Union Minister: ArunJaitley
Minister of State for Corporate affairs and Law and Justice - Shri. P. P. Chaudhary.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, appointed 3 IRS officers PK Dash, Akhilesh Ranjan and Neena Kumaras the members of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)
They are a part of a 6-member team of CBDT having a strength of five members and a chairman.
 The other 2 members are: IRS officers Aditya Vikram and PC Mody while the board’s Chairman is Sushil Chandra.
CBDT: Central Board of Direct Taxes

HQ: New Delhi

Abhay Kumar appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Madagascar
At present he is Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the Indian Embassy of Brasilia.
He will replace SubirDutta.
Madagaskar:
Capital: Antananarivo
Currency: Malagasy ariary, Iraimbilanja
President: Hery Rajaonarimampianina
Prime Minister: Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana


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