Christine Lagarde Current Affairs, GK & News

Angela Merkel tops 2019 Forbes’ List of World’s most-powerful women

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has topped the Forbes’ 2019 edition of 100 World’s Most Powerful Women for the ninth consecutive year. She was joined in top spots by fellow prominent female political leaders. The 65-year-old German leader has made 14 appearances in list’s 16-year history of Forbes magazine which releases a wide-ranging list intended to ..

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Nirmala Sitharaman 34th in Forbes 2019 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women List

The Union Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman has been ranked 34th in the Forbes Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the World list. Nirmala Sitharaman also served as the Defence Minister of India from 3rd September 2017 to 30th May 2019. Born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, She became the first women full-time finance minister ..

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Christine Lagarde appointed as new chief of European Central Bank

Former IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been appointed the new chief of the European Central Bank (ECB). She will succeed Mario Draghi (Italy) from November 1. Her confirmation for a non-renewable term of 8 years comes after EU leaders nominated her for the position on July 2.

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Kristalina Georgieva selected as new head of International Monetary Fund

Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva has been named as the new Managing Director (MD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She is the first person from an emerging market economy to lead the IMF. Georgieva will succeed Christine Lagarde for a five-year term from October 2019.

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IMF Chief Christine Lagarde to now head European Central Bank

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde has been confirmed as new head of European Central bank (ECB). Her appointment would make her 1st woman to lead powerful institution of ECB. Key Highlights Following Lagarde’s nomination as President of ECB she announced to temporarily relinquish her responsibilities as head of IMF. She will now ..

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