Current Affairs Updates : Latest Appointments

July 22, 2009:Jaishankar is new Ambassador to China
July 22, 2009: Nalin Surie , High Commissionar to UK
July 22, 2009: Madhav Ghimire is Nepal’s new chief secy
July 23, 2009 : Indian-American appointed to key agriculture post in US
July 22, 2009: Sunil Mitra appointed Disinvestment Secretary
July 20, 2009: Bhupinder Singh appointed as coach to Punjab Cricket Association
July 16, 2009: S. Vishvanathan appointed as Managing Director & CEO of SBI Capital Markets


July 22, 2009:Jaishankar is new Ambassador to China
India has appointed senior IFS officer S Jaishankar as its new Ambassador to China. he will be succeeding Nirupama Rao who has been appointed as the next foreign secretary.

July 22, 2009: Nalin Surie is new High Commissionar to UK
Nalin Surie, secretary (West) in the ministry of external affairs, will be the next High Commissioner to UK. Surie will succeed Shiv Shankar Mukherjee who retires next month.

July 22, 2009: Madhav Ghimire is Nepal’s new chief secretary
The cabinet of Nepal has appointed Madhav Ghimire as chief secretary and promoted Umesh Mainali to the post of principal secretary at the President’s Office.

July 23, 2009 : Indian-American appointed to key agriculture post in US
The Obama administration has appointed Rajen Anand, as executive director of the USDA centre for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

July 22, 2009: Sunil Mitra appointed Disinvestment Secretary
West Bengal Power Secretary Sunil Mitra has been appointed Disinvestment Secretary at the Centre. He is IAS officer of the 1975 batch and will replace Rahul Khullar, who has moved from the Disinvestment Department to take charge as Commerce Secretary.

July 20, 2009: Bhupinder Singh appointed as coach to Punjab Cricket Association
A Bhupinder Singh, the former Indian cricketer and national selector, has been appointed by the Punjab Cricket Association as coach for the 2009-10 season. Bhupinder represented India in two ODIs in 1994 and was Punjab captain from 1989-1991.

July 16, 2009: S. Vishvanathan appointed as Managing Director & CEO of SBI Capital Markets
S. Vishvanathan has assumed charge as Managing Director & CEO of SBI Capital Markets Ltd., the investment banking subsidiary of State Bank of India (SBI). Mr. Vishvanathan has overall charge of the company’s business operations, strategy, and marketing; including activities supported by company’s principal global offices.
Prior to this appointment he was the Chief General Manager of SBI’s North Eastern operations. Mr. Vishvanathan’s association with SBI goes way back to 1976 when he had joined the State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer. Since then he has served the bank in several important capacities which includes an assignment in bank’s New York branch.

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