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All important appointments of OCTOBER 2020

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                               OCTOBER

1.   Advisor to J&K Lieutenant Governor
Kewal Kumar Sharma appointed as State Election Commissioner

KK Sharma, an advisor to J&K LG
Manoj Sinha, resigned from his post
& was apointed the State Election
Commissioner. Sharma, a 1983-batch IAS
officer of the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa &
Mizoram UTs cadre, was appointed advisor
to the LG in 2019 November.

He also served as secretary in the HRD
Ministry.

2.   Rajesh Nambiar appointed Chairman and Managing Dírector of Cognizant India

Rajesh Nambiar replaces Ramkumar
Ramamoorthy. Nambiar is the chairman
& president of networking systems
& software firm Ciena India. Ursula
Morgenstern was appointed as the new
president Global Growth Markets (GGM).
Manoj Mehta to lead global loT practice.

Cognizant HQ: New Jersey, USA. CEO:
Brian Humphries.

3.  Ministry Of Education Appoints Shashi
Kiran Shetty As The Chairman Of NITIE's
Board Of Governors

Shashi Kiran Shetty, Chairman, Allcargo
Logistics and Gati appointed as the
Chairman of the Society and Board of
Governors of the National Institute of
Industrial Engineering, India's institution
offering post graduate courses in Industrial
Engineering.

He is appointed for a period of four years.

4.  Essar appoints Stein Ivar Bye as chief
executive officer

Essar Oil UK Ltd, the firm that owns the
Stanlow refinery in the UK appointed Stein
Ivar Bye as its new CEO. Stanlow produces
16 per cent of the UK's road transport
fuels and the refinery processes 10 million
tonnes of crude and feedstocks annually.

Essar Energy is headquartered in Port
Louis, Mauritius.

5.  Lt. General NK Sahoo takes charge
as of DG, Dental Services & Colonel
Commandant of ADC

Lt. Gen Nanda Kishore Sahoo appointed
as DG, Dental Services and Colonel
Commandant of Army Dental Corps.
He is an internationally acclaimed
author, teacher and winner of KS Master
silver medal. He is a recipient of 5
Commendations and Presidential Award.

He was also awarded the Vishisht Seva
Medal.

6.  Dr Neena Malhotra appointed as
Ambassador to Republic of San Marino

Indian diplomat Dr Neena Malhotra,
1992-batch Indian Foreign Service officer,
appointed as next Ambassador to Republic
of San Marino. She will have a residence
in Rome. Presently, she is serving as the
Ambassador of India to the Republic of
Italy.

Republic of San Marino Capital: San
Marino; Currency: Euro

7. Ghanshyam Jha appointed chairman J and K Water Resources Regulatory  Authority

In exercise of powers conferred by
Section 139 of J&K Water Resources
(Regulation and Management) Act, 2020,
the Government of UT of Jammu and
Kashmir has appointed Ghanshyam Jha
as Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir
Water Resources Regulatory Authority.

Lieutenant Governor of J&K: Manoj Sinha.

8.  HDFC Bank board appoints Sashidhar
Jagdishan as its MD & CEO

Board of directors of HDFC Bank has
approved appointment of Sashidhar
Jagdishan as Managing Director & Chief
Executive Officer of bank for 3-year term
from October 27, 2020. He was appointed
as Chief Financial Officer in the year 2008.

He will replace its Founder/CEO Aditya Puri

9.  DOErOHPhasannounced the .
appointment of Ashwani Kumar as Group
CEO

Clean energy solution provider Suzlon
Group has appointed Ashwani Kumar as
its group chief executive officer. Kumar,
who has over 3 decades of experience in
projects, business development & finance
at leading Indian power/Infra companies.

Suzlon Group Chairman & Managing
Director: Tulsi Tanti

10.   Supreme Court appoints Justice (retd)
Madan Lokur to monitor and prevent
stubble burning

Supreme Court has appointed its former
judge, Justice Madan Lokur as a one-man
committee to monitor and prevent
instances of stubble burning in the states
of Punjab, Haryana & Uttar Pradesh, which
is a source of pollution in Delhi-national
capital region.

Solicitor General: Tushar Mehta.

11.  Vishal V Sharma appointed India's next permanent representative to UNESCO

Vishal V Sharma has been appointed as
next permanent representative of India to
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and
Cultural Organization. He has succeeded
J. Ashraf. He will only be 3rd political
appointee among Indian ambassadors
around the world

UNESCO HQs: Paris, France; Founded: 16
November 1945.

12. East Bengal appoint ex-Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler as coach

Former England and Liverpool footballer
Robbie Fowler was appointed as the head
coach of SC East Bengal on a two-year
deal. Apart from the national side and
Liverpool, the 45-year-old also played for
Manchester City and Leeds United.

Indian Super League was started in 2014.

13.  ICICI Securities appoints Subhash Kelkar as Chief Technology & Digital officer

Following the superannuation of Yagnesh
Parikh, IClICI Securities has appointed
Subhash Kelkar as the Chief Technology
& Digital Officer. ICICI Securities Limited
(1-Sec) is a subsidiary of ICICI Bank Ltd.

The company began its operation in May
1995.
MD & CEO of ICICI Securities- Vijay
Chandok.

14. RBl extends CMD R. K. Chhibberrs
tenure by further six months at Jammu&
Kashmir Bank

RBI has extended term of R. K. Chhibber,
Chairman & MD of Bank by a further period
of 6 months w.e.f. 1Oth Oct 2020 or till
appointment of MD & CEO, whichever is
earlier. In June 2019, RBI had appointed
Chhibber as interim CMD on removal of
Parvez Ahmed.

J&K Bank HQs: Srinagar; Founded: 1 Oct
1938.

15.         India Post Payments Bank
JVenkatramu appointed MD and CEO of
India Post Payments Bank

JVenkatramu has been appointed the
MD and CEO of India Post Payments Bank
(IPPB). He is presently working as the chief
digital officer at Equitas Small Finance
Bank. Venkatramu has been appointed to
the post for a period of three years.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had
launched IPPB in 2018.

16.Govt appoints M Rajeshwar Rao as new
deputy governor of RBI

The Centre appointed M Rajeshwar Rao
as new deputy governor of the Reserve
Bank of India. He is currently an executivve
director at the banking regulator. He will
oversee the regulation department, which
sets rules and regulations for the financial
sector.

The position fell vacant since March after
Vishwanathan resigned

17.MA Ganapathy appointed asr CVIL AVIATION

Director-General, Bureau of Civil Aviation
Security (BCAS) Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved the appointment of MA Ganapathy as the DG, BCAS, for tenure
up to his superannuation on Feb 29, 2024
or until further orders. Post of BCAS chief
fell vacant after Rakesh Asthana was
appointed as the DG, BSF

BCAS was set up in Jan 1978 on the
recomm, of Pande Committee.

18.  Govt appoints Dinesh Kumar Khara as
State Bank of India chairman for 3 years

The Government appointed Dinesh Khara
as the chairman of State Bank of India for
3 years. Khara will replace SBI Chairman
Rajnish Kumar. The country's largest
lender, SBI, is headed by a chairman with
four managing directors to assist.

SBI HQs: Mumbai; Founded: 1 July 1955

19.  Motilal Oswal Home Finance appoints
Arvind Hali as new MD & CEO

Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd(MOFS)
has appointed Arvind Hali as the new
Managing Director & CEO of its housing
finance company Motilal Oswal Home
Finance Limited. It has also appointed
Amar Bahl as the Deputy Managing
Director & COO of the company.

MOFS founded by Motilal Oswal and
Raamdeo Agarwal in 1987

20.  Govt appoints Shashank Bhide, Ashima Goyal and Jayant Verma as new MPC

Govt. has appointed Shashank Bhide,
Ashima Goyal & Jayanth R Varma as
independent members to MPC. Panel is
chaired by RBI governor. The term of the
independent members will be for a period
of 4 years or until further order, whichever
is earlier.

The govt had set up the Monetary Policy
Committee in 2016

21.  Election Commission appoints Madhu
Mahajan & B. R Balakrishnan as Special
Expenditure Observers

EC has appointed Ms. Madhu Mahajan&
B. R Balakrishnan as Special Expenditure
Observers for the General Election of Bihar,
2020. They will ensure stringent & effective
enforcement action based on intelligence
inputs& complaints received through
C-VIGIL

The Election Commission of India was
formed on 25 January 1950.

22.Devyani Khobragade appointed India's
next Ambassador to Cambodia

Indian Foreign Service officer Devyani
Uttam Khobragade has been appointed
as India's next ambassador to Cambodia.
In her nearly 21-year career, Khobragade
has served in Indian missions in Berlin,
Islamabad, Rome, and New York.

Cambodia, Capital: Phnom Penh;
Currency: Cambodian riel.

23.SBl appoints Charanjit Attra as CFO
State Bank of India (SBI) has appointed

Charanjit Surinder Singh Attra as a
chief financial officer. Before joining the
country's largest public-sector lender,
Attra was a Partner at EY India and senior
executive at ICICI Securities.

Dinesh Kumar Khara is set to replace SBI
Chairman Rajnish Kumar.
   

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