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Current Affairs - Appointment & Resignation

Nitin Gupta appointed as the Chairman of CBDT

IRS officer Nitin Gupta has been appointed as the new Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

  • He will replace Ms. Sangeeta Singh who was given the additional charge.

Notable Recent Appointments

Yoon Suk-yeol He recently replaced Moon Jae-in to become the 13th President of South Korea.


S L Thaosen appointed as Director-General of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

IPS officer S L Thaosen has been appointed as the Director-General of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).


Anthony Albanese replaced Scott Morrison as Australia’s PM

Anthony Norman Albanese has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Australia on 23rd May 2022.

  • In the 2022 election, Albanese led his party to victory against Scott Morrison's Liberal-National Coalition.

Rajiv Kumar appointed as Chief Election Commissioner

On 12 May 2022, Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar was appointed as the next chief election commissioner.

  • He will assume charge on May 15 after incumbent Sushil Chandra demits office on May 14.

Lt. Gen. B.S. Raju becomes Vice Chief of the Army Staff

The Army’s Director General of Military Operations, Lt General Baggavalli Somashekar Raju, has been appointed the Vice Chief of the Army Staff.

  • He replaced Lt Gen Manoj C Pande, who was appointed as the 29th Chief of the Army Staff (COAS).

Lt Gen Manoj C Pande appointed as next Chief of Army Staff

Lt Gen Manoj C Pande, presently Vice Chief of the Army Staff, has been appointed as the next (29th) Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) with effect from the afternoon of April 30, 2022.


Vinay Kwatra appointed as the new Foreign Secretary

The Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra has been appointed as the next Foreign Secretary.

  • He is set to take over the position on April 30, the day present Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringla retires.

Sonali Singh given charge of Controller General of Accounts

The centre has given the charge the Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance to Sonali Singh, Additional Controller General of Accounts, after superannuation of Dipak Dash.


Dr. V. Anantha Nageswaran appointed as the Chief Economic Advisor

On 28th January 2022, the Government has appointed Venkatraman Anantha Nageswaran as the Chief Economic Advisor.

  • The chief economic adviser (CEA) in the finance ministry advises the government on economic matters and traditionally scripts the economic survey presented in Parliament a day before the Union budget presentation on 1 February.

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