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Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed as 46th Chief Justice of India

Sep 14, 2018
Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of India. He will assume office on October 3, a day after present CJI Dipak Misra retires from the post.

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Former RBI governor Bimal Jalan to head panel to select new Chief Economic Advisor

Sep 7, 2018
The Union Government has appointed former Reserve Bank of India governor Bimal Jalan as the head of the panel that has been tasked with selecting India’s next chief economic advisor (CEA). The government has received around 20 applications but the panel will be shortlisting applications from it and then set up interviews.

Arun Jaitley resumes charge as Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs

Aug 23, 2018
The temporary charge of both the ministries was given to Union Minister Piyush Goyal as Jaitley had undergone a kidney transplant at AIIMS on May 14, 2018 and was recovering from it.

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints 7 new Governors; Satya Pal Malik replaces NN Vohra in J&K

Aug 22, 2018
Governor Satya Pal Malik was transferred from Bihar to Jammu and Kashmir to replace NN Vohra, while senior BJP leader Lalji Tandon was appointed the Governor of Bihar, replacing Malik. Kaptan Singh Solanki, the Governor of Haryana, has been transferred to Tripura, while Satyadev Narayan Arya is the new Haryana governor.

Nandula Raghuram elected as Chair of International Nitrogen Initiative

Aug 17, 2018
The International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) is an international program, set up in 2003 under sponsorship of the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) and from the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP).

Mario Abdo Benitez sworn in as new President of Paraguay

Aug 16, 2018
Colorado Party’s Mario Abdo Benitez has been sworn in as the new President of Paraguay for a five-year term. Benitez clinched the top spot after defeating his closest rival, Efrain Alegre from the liberal opposition alliance, by four percentage points in the nation’s elections, which were held in April 2018.

Ramesh Powar appointed head coach of women’s cricket team

Aug 15, 2018
Former India spinner Ramesh Powar has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian women's national cricket team till the ICC World T20, which is scheduled to be held in November 2018. Power has now been handed over full-time duties as head coach till November 30.

Justice Manjula Chellur appointed Chairperson of Appellate Tribunal for Electricity

Aug 13, 2018
Former Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Justice Manjula Chellur has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity. She has been appointed for a period of 3 years or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Justice VK Tahilramani sworn-in as Chief Justice of Madras High Court

Aug 13, 2018
Justice Tahilramani will be taking over from Acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh, who was tasked to serve the High Court after the elevation of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee as the Supreme Court judge.

Rajendra Menon sworn in as Chief Justice of Delhi HC

Aug 10, 2018
Justice Rajendra Menon was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court by Lt Governor Anil Baijal at a ceremony held at the Raj Niwas in New Delhi on August 9. The inclusion of Justice Menon will not, however, add to the depleted number of judges of the Delhi high court.

Former Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet to be next UN human rights chief

Aug 10, 2018
The United Nations on August 8, 2018 announced that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be the UN’s new human rights chief. She was the first woman in her country to occupy the top position and is known to be a strong advocate for women’s rights.

Harivansh Narayan Singh elected as Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

Aug 9, 2018
JDU’s Harivansh Narayan Singh was elected as the new deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha on August 9, 2018. Singh won the vote with 125 votes in favour and 105 against.

US President Donald Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Judge

Jul 10, 2018
Kavanaugh is currently serving as a judge in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He has served in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006 and was formerly a White House aide under George W Bush.

Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel appointed NGT Chairperson

Jul 7, 2018
Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, who retired from the Supreme Court of India on July 6, 2018, has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal. The post of NGT chairperson had been lying vacant for more than 6 months after the retirement of Justice Swatanter Kumar.

Major General Jose Eladio Alcain of Uruguay to head UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan

Jul 4, 2018
The first team of unarmed military observers, who eventually formed the nucleus of UNMOGIP, arrived in the mission area in January 1949 to supervise the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the ceasefire between India and Pakistan, and to assist the Military Adviser to the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP).

Arvind Saxena appointed as acting UPSC Chairman

Jun 11, 2018
UPSC member Arvind Saxena has been appointed to serve as the acting Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) from June 20, 2018. Saxena was the first RAW officer to be named as a member of UPSC.

Ecuador's Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces elected as President of UN General Assembly

Jun 6, 2018
Espinosa had earlier served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility; Minister of Defence; and Coordinating Minister of Cultural and Natural Heritage of Ecuador.

M K Jain named new RBI deputy governor

Jun 5, 2018
IDBI CEO M K Jain has been appointed as the fourth deputy governor of RBI for a three-year term. He would be succeeding SS Mundra, who retired in July last year. He was previously heading the Chennai-based Indian Bank.

Ramalingam Sudhakar sworn-in as Chief Justice of Manipur High Court

May 19, 2018
In March 2017, he was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu & Kashmir after the retirement of Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed.

Gina Haspel confirmed as first female director of CIA

May 18, 2018
The US Senate confirmed Gina Haspel as the first female director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on May 17. Haspel’s nomination was confirmed in a 54-45 vote, following a difficult nomination process that reopened an emotional debate about brutal interrogation techniques in one of the darkest chapters of CIA’s history.

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