High commissioner: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Seasoned Envoys appointed to India’s Kabul and Dhaka missions

Published: July 13, 2020

On July 12, 2020, PM Modi appointed two seasoned envoys to Bangladesh and Afghanistan Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami, a 1992 batch IFS (Indian Foreign Service) officer has been appointed as India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh. The officer had earlier handled ties with Myanmar and Bangladesh as additional secretary. He had handled SAARC related issues in the ..

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Gopal Baglay appointed as India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka

Published: February 3, 2020

Veteran Indian diplomat Gopal Baglay was recently appointed as the India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. Gopal Baglay, who is currently serving at the Prime Minister’s Office, is expected to assume charge in a short time. He has succeeded Taranjit Singh Sandhu, who has recently been appointed as the Indian Ambassador to the United States. ..

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Ajay Bisaria becomes Indian High Commissioner to Canada

Published: February 1, 2020

Veteran diplomat Ajay Bisaria was recently appointed as the next Indian High Commissioner to the North American country, Canada. Ajay Bisaria, who is to assume office shortly, is a 1987-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. Prior to this assignment, Bisaria was serving as India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan. After the special status of Jammu and ..

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India inks agreement with Bangladesh for upgradation of Road into Highway

Published: January 26, 2020

With the aim to strengthen connectivity between the North-Eastern region of India and Bangladesh, An agreement was signed by India with Bangladesh on Saturday, 25th January 2020 to upgrade 50.58 km road between Ashuganj river port and Akhaura in Bangladesh into 4-lane highway. This is the part of $2 billion Line of Credit extended by ..

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw honoured with ‘Order of Australia’

Published: January 18, 2020

Indian entrepreneur and the Chairperson and Managing director of Bio Limited, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw was conferred with the highest civilian honour of Australia- ‘Order of Australia’ on Friday, 17th January 2020 at an event organized at the Leela Palace in Bengaluru. The founder of Biocon was inducted as an Honorary member by the Australian High Commissioner ..

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