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Category: National Appointments

Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati designated as Vice President of ABU

Shashi Shekhar Vempati
  • The CEO of Prasar Bharati, Shashi Shekhar Vempati has been selected as the Vice President of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) for a period of three years. Prasar Bharati is India’s largest public broadcasting agency.

RBI again designates Uday Kotak as MD of Kotak Mahindra Bank

Uday Kotak
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has adopted the re-appointment of Uday Kotak as Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank for a further period of three years, with effect from January 1, 2021.
  • Kotak is the founder managing director and promoter of the bank.

Kuldeep Handoo designated as “Fit India” movement ambassador

Kuldeep Handoo
  • Srinagar-born Wushu coach and the first Dronacharya Awardee from the Union Territory of Jammu and KashmirKuldeep Handoo is designated as the Ambassador of Fit India movement.
  • He won 11 gold medals in the National and 6 on the International stage, is the Wushu coach of Team India.

Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhary to be new Director-General of BRO

Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhary
  • Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhary has been designated as the 27th Director General of Border Roads Organisation (BRO).
  • His appointment is effective from 1st December 2020. Lt Gen Chaudhary replaces Lt Gen Harpal Singh who has been named as the new Engineer-in-Chief of the Indian Army.

IAS officer Varsha Joshi designated as the Chairperson of NDDB

Varsha Joshi
  • The Government of India has designated as IAS officer Varsha Joshi as the new Chairperson of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
  • She is currently worked as Joint Secretary (CDD), Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India.

Utpal Kumar Singh designated as Secretary-General of Lok Sabha

Utpal Kumar Singh
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has designated senior IAS officer Utpal Kumar Singh as Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha and Lok Sabha Secretariat.
  • His appointment will come into effect from December 1, 2020. He will replace incumbent Snehlata Shrivastava.

Indian Oil Corp director A K Singh to lead Petronet LNG

Petronet LNG
  • Indian Oil Corp (IOC) director-pipelines Akshay Kumar Singh will be the new managing director and chief executive of the country’s biggest gas importer, Petronet LNG Ltd.
  • He will take place of Prabhat Singh who completed his 5-year term.