Persons in News: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Ban Ki-moon elected as Chairman of Boao Forum

Published: April 10, 2018

Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was elected as Chairman of Boao Forum for Asia replacing Japan’s Yasuo Fukuda. Former governor of People’s Bank of China Zhou Xiaochuan was appointed vice-chairman. Both the appointments took place during second session of annual Boao Forum, known as “Asian Davos” underway in China’s Hainan province. Ban Ki-moon is ..

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M Sathiyavathy appointed as member of UPSC

Published: April 10, 2018

Labour Secretary M Sathiyavathy took charge as member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). She was administered oath of office and secrecy as member by  Vinay Mittal, Chairman, UPSC. Sathiyavathy is IAS Officer of 1982 batch of AGMUT Cadre. She has rich and varied experience and has worked in various key positions under the Government ..

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Government appoints Vineet Joshi as first DG of National Testing Agency

Published: March 31, 2018

Government has appointed former chairman of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Vineet Joshi, as the first Director-General (DG) of the National Testing Agency (NTA). He will have tenure of five years. He is 1992-batch IAS officer of the Manipur cadre. Prior to this appointment, he was resident commissioner of Manipur government. During his stint ..

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Chandra Bhushan Kumar appointed as Deputy Election Commissioner

Published: March 31, 2018

Government has appointed senior bureaucrat Chandra Bhushan Kumar as Deputy Election Commissioner. He will have tenure of five years. Bhushan is 1995 batch IAS officer of Union Territories Cadre. Election Commissioners Election commission is multi member body and currently has three members including Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). They all are appointed by the President for ..

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JS Rajput nominated as India’s representative to Executive Board of UNESCO

Published: March 26, 2018

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has nominated former NCERT director JS Rajput as India’s representative to Executive Board (EXB) of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). JS Rajput Professor JS Rajput is known for his contributions in reforms in school education and teacher education. He has held several assignments which include Professor ..

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