January 1

V.K. Yadav Assumes Charge of New Railway Board Chairman
Yadav succeeds Ashwani Lohani, he has served two years at SCR, from January 2017. During his term, the division improved its performances on safety, expansion of infrastructure, electrification, cargo movement and passenger amenities.

Jair Bolsonaro Takes Oath As New President of Brazil
Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil's President in a ceremony at Brazil's National Congress Building.
Bolsonaro is a former Army captain and admirer of the country's 1964-1985 military dictatorship.
Bolsonaro was a seven-term fringe congressman who rode a wave of anti-establishment anger to became Brazil's first far-right president since a military dictatorship gave way to civilian rule three decades ago.
Brazil: Capital - Brasília

Justice TBN Radhakrishnan sworn in as First Chief Justice of Telangana High Court
Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan administered oath to him at a ceremony held at Raj Bhavan.
The state of Telangana will have its first independent high court.
Justice Praveen Kumar will take over as the acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court.

Sheikh Hasina Wins Third Term as PM of Bangladesh
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s alliance won Bangladesh’s election with a thumping majority giving her a third straight term.
The alliance dominated by her Awami League, won 287 of the 298 seats for which results have been declared. There are 300 constituencies in the country.
Bangladesh: Capital - Dhaka

January 2

Axis Bank appoints Amitabh Chaudhry as MD & CEO
Private sector lender Axis Bank appointed Amitabh Chaudhry as Managing Director & CEO from January 1, after incumbent Shikha Sharma steps down at the end of this year.
Chaudhry, currently the MD & CEO of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company, has been appointed as MD and CEO for a period of 3 years, with effect from January 1, 2019 up to December 31, 2021.
About AXIS Bank:
Axis Bank is the third largest private sector bank in India.
Head Quarters: Mumbai

Govt appoints Hemant Bhargava interim chairman of LIC
Bhargava was appointed as the managing director (MD) of LIC in February 2017. Apart from Bhargava, there are two more MDs of LIC currently.
He was instrumental in completing the design and setting up a separate microinsurance vertical which was LIC’s first comprehensive enterprise-wide initiative in financial inclusion space.
He also set up a new joint venture in collaboration with the banking industry, and founded LIC Cards Services Ltd.

January 3

Brazil elected Jair Bolsonaro as its 42nd president
Brazil elected Jair Bolsonaro as its 42nd presidenti. Mr. Bolsonaro, 63, won the presidential election by a wide margin against Fernando Haddad of the left-wing Workers’ Party.
About Brazil: Capital - Brasilia.

P.K. Singh appointed Competition Commission of India secretary: CCI
After completing 5 years of experience as the adviser to the CCI, according to the norms of the institution, he was chosen as the candidate.
Competition Commission of India (CCI):
Headquarters: New Delhi.
Chairperson: Shri. Ashok Kumar Gupta.
Established: 14th October 2003.It is the largest insurance company in India.