Current Affairs - Appointment & Resignation

Roberta Metsola: Third Woman and Youngest to Head European Parliament

Following the death of European Parliament President David Sassoli, Roberta Metsola Tedesco Triccas has taken over as head of the European Parliament.

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

Eastern Army Commander Lieutenant General Manoj Chandrashekhar Pande has been appointed as the next Vice Chief of Army Staff.

  • He will succeed Lt Gen CP Mohanty who is scheduled to superannuate on January 31, 2022.

S. Somanath Appointed New Chairman of ISRO

  • Eminent rocket scientist S Somanath has been appointed the new chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as well as the Space Secretary.
  • He succeeded K Sivan who completed his extended tenure as ISRO chief.

T S Tirumurti assumes Chair of Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee

On 4th January 2022, India’s permanent representative to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti assumed the Chair of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee for 2022.

  • Earlier, India had chaired this Committee in the Security Council in 2011-12.
  • In 2021, India has been asked to Chair three important Committees of the Security

India’s New Envoy in Beijing

The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, has said that Pradeep Kumar Rawat, a career diplomat, will take over as the new envoy in Beijing, China.

Shaktikanta Das to remain RBI Governor for Three More Years

The Union government has extended the tenure of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das by three years starting from December 10, 2021.

G. C. Murmu elected as the Chairman of ASOSAI

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has been elected as the Chairman of Assembly of Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) from 2024-2027 and India will host the ...

Sardar Iqbal Singh Lalpura takes charge as the Chairman, NCM

On 10th September 2-21, Sardar Iqbal Singh Lalpura took charge as the Chairman, National Commission for Minorities.The Union Government set up the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) under the National ...

President signs Appointment of 9 SC Judges

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind on 26 August 2021 signed the warrants of the appointment of nine judges, including three women, to the Supreme Court who will ...

La Ganesan appointed as the Governor of Manipur

La Ganesan has been appointed as Governor of Manipur on 22nd August 2021.Ganesan replaced Najma Heptulla, who retired earlier this month.A former Rajya Sabha MP, La Ganesan is the 17 ...

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