Appointment in June 2021

Appointment in June 2021– Here we cover the most important Appointment in June 2021. We update this article daily and the latest news appears at first. Our news sources are The Hindu, AIR, DD News, PIB, Indian Express, Business Line, and reputed and genuine sites.

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Contents
  1. Ajai Puri re-elected as COAI chairman for 2021-22
  2. Rebeca Grynspan appointed as Secretary-General of UNCTAD
  3. MyLab appoints Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador
  4. India’s Nagraj Adiga elected in the International Association of Ultrarunners Council
  5. Thales appoints Ashish Saraf as Vice-President and Country Director for India
  6. K Nagaraj Naidu named to lead UN bureaucracy for a year
  7. Debbie Hewitt appointed Football Association’s first chairwoman
  8. Ferrari appoints Benedetto Vigna as new company CEO
  9. Mahesh Kumar Jain gets a two-year extension as RBI Deputy Governor
  10.  Centre extends LIC Chairman M R Kumar’s term till March 2022
  11. RBI approves re-appointment of GC Chaturvedi as part-time Chairman of ICICI Bank
  12. Facebook names Spoorthi Priya as grievance officer for India
  13. RBI gives nod to re-appoint CS Ghosh as MD & CEO of Bandhan Bank
  14. UNSC recommends Antonio Guterres for the second term as UN chief
  15. Anup Chandra Pandey appointed as election commissioner
  16.  Vice Admiral Rajesh Pendharkar assumes Charge as DG Naval Operations
  17. Hitendra Dave appointed as HSBC India CEO
  18. Sanjeev Sahai to be the new chairman of oil regulator PNGRB
  19. RBI approves re-appointment of Vishwavir Ahuja as MD, RBL Bank
  20. Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari appointed as IAF Vice Chief
  21. Amul’s RS Sodhi elected to the board of the International Dairy Federation
  22. Dr. Patrick Amoth of Kenya Appointed as Chair of WHO Executive Board
  23. Dr. Vinay K Nandicoori appointed as Director of CCMB
  24. Lt. General Pradeep Chandran Nair takes charge as DG of Assam Rifles
  25. WhatsApp appoints Paresh B Lal as Grievance Officer for India
  26. IBF appoints Supreme Court judge Justice (retd.) Vikramjit Sen as the chairman
  27. Vice-Admiral Ravneet Singh assumes charge as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff
  28. Adar Poonawalla new chairman of Magma Fincorp
  29. Justice A.K. Mishra to head NHRC
  30. Tata Steel’s T.V. Narendran takes over as CII president

Ajai Puri re-elected as COAI chairman for 2021-22

Ajay Puri has been re-elected as the Chairman of the industry association for 2021-22. Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) said that President of Reliance Jio Infocomm, Pramod Kumar Mittal will continue as Vice Chairman of the association.

Headquarter of COAI is located at New Delhi. COAI founded in 1995.

Rebeca Grynspan appointed as Secretary-General of UNCTAD

The U.N. General Assembly has approved the appointment of Costa Rican economist Rebecca Grynspan, as the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for a four-year term.

Rebecca Grynspan becomes the first woman and Central American to head UNCTAD. Rebecca Grynspan would replace Isabelle Durant, who is serving as acting Secretary-General since 15 February 2021.

UNCTAD Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland, UNCTAD Founded in: 30 December 1964

MyLab appoints Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador

Renowned actor Akshay Kumar has been appointed as the new brand ambassador of biotechnology company Mylab Discovery Solutions. This announcement comes days after the Pune-based firm launched the country’s first COVID-19 self-test kit “CoviSelf”. Now Akshay will create awareness for Mylab’s products and kits such as CoviSelf.

India’s Nagraj Adiga elected in the International Association of Ultrarunners Council

India’s Nagraj Adiga has been elected as the Asia-Oceania Representative at the recently concluded 2021 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) Congress at which the IAU council elections were held.

 Nagraj Adiga a runner himself, works closely with the Athletics Federation of India and with various Government bodies to promote health, fitness, and encourage budding sportspersons.

Thales appoints Ashish Saraf as Vice-President and Country Director for India

French defence and aerospace group, Thales announced the appointment of Ashish Saraf as Vice-President and Country Director for India. Now he will lead the company’s India business and will be responsible for its strategic growth in the country across all of its markets.

K Nagaraj Naidu named to lead UN bureaucracy for a year

Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, K Nagaraj Naidu was named chef de cabinet by the incoming UN general assembly president, Maldivian foreign minister Abdulla Shahid.

He was appointed for the duration of one-year tenure. Now he will lead the world body through its return to normalcy as countries strive to bring the pandemic under control.

Debbie Hewitt appointed Football Association’s first chairwoman

Debbie Hewitt, (corporate executive and a former RAC chief) has become the first woman chair of England’s Football Association.

The FA, which was formed in 1863 is the governing body of football located in England.

Ferrari appoints Benedetto Vigna as new company CEO

Benedetto Vigna becomes the new CEO of Ferrari by taking over from interim chief John Elkann.

Ferrari is an Italian luxury sports car manufacturer founded by Enzo Ferrari and based in Maranello, Italy.

Mahesh Kumar Jain gets a two-year extension as RBI Deputy Governor

Mahesh Kumar Jain has been re-appointed by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for two more years with effect from June 22, 2021.

Currently, Saktikant Das is the governor of RBI, and Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Patra, M Rajeshwar Rao, and Rabi Sankar are the other three serving RBI Deputy Governors.

 Centre extends LIC Chairman M R Kumar’s term till March 2022

The appointments committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the extension of the tenure of MR Kumar as the Chairman of state-owned insurance company Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).

After the extension, Mr. Kumar will serve on the post till March 13, 2022. Earlier his term as LIC chairman was supposed to end on June 30, 2021.

LIC Headquarters: Mumbai

RBI approves re-appointment of GC Chaturvedi as part-time Chairman of ICICI Bank

Private lender, ICICI Bank, has received RBI’s approval for the re-appointment of Girish Chandra Chaturvedi as the part-time Chairman of the Bank.

Now Mr. Chaturvedi will be the part-time chairman of ICICI Bank for a 3-years tenure starting July 01, 2021.

ICICI Bank Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, ICICI Bank MD & CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi, ICICI Bank Tagline: Hum Hai Na, Khayal Apka

Facebook names Spoorthi Priya as grievance officer for India

Facebook has named Spoorthi Priya as its grievance officer for India. This move comes close on the heels of the new Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, coming into force last month.

According to the new government guidelines, social media companies with over 50 lakh users have to appoint a grievance officer, a nodal officer, and a chief compliance officer. All three personnel will have to be residents of India.

WhatsApp, Facebook, and Google had shared information on their compliance officer, resident grievance officer, and nodal contact person with the government on May 29. Two days after the new IT rules kicked into action.

Chief Executive Officer of Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Headquarters: California, US

RBI gives nod to re-appoint CS Ghosh as MD & CEO of Bandhan Bank

The Reserve Bank of India has granted approval for the re-appointment of Chandra Shekhar Ghosh as MD and CEO of Bandhan Bank, for a period of three years. The re-appointment is subject to the approval of shareholders at the ensuing annual general meeting of the Bandhan Bank.

Bandhan Bank HQ: Kolkata, West Bengal, Bandhan Bank Founded: 2001

UNSC recommends Antonio Guterres for the second term as UN chief

The UN Security Council has recommended Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a second five-year term as chief of the world organization beginning from January 1, 2022.

The 15-nation Council held a closed meeting where it unanimously adopted a resolution recommending Guterres’ name to the 193-member General Assembly for a second term as Secretary-General.

President of UNSC: Dmitry Manuilsky, Headquarter of UNSC: New York City

Anup Chandra Pandey appointed as election commissioner

The former U.P. Chief Secretary, Anup Chandra Pandey (retired IAS officer of the 1984 batch) has been appointed as Election Commissioner. The election commission is a three-member panel, Sushil Chandra is Chief Election Commissioner, and Rajiv Kumar Election Commissioner.

Election Commission Formed: 25 January 1950, Election Commission Headquarters: New Delhi, First executive of Election Commission: Sukumar Sen

 Vice Admiral Rajesh Pendharkar assumes Charge as DG Naval Operations

Vice Admiral Rajesh Pendharkar, AVSM, VSM has assumed charge as Director General Naval Operations. The Flag Officer is a specialist in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and has served on frontline warships of the Navy as ASW Officer and later as the Executive Officer and Principal Warfare Officer of Guided Destroyer INS Mysore.

Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh, Indian Navy Founded: 26 January 1950

Hitendra Dave appointed as HSBC India CEO

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd. (HSBC) announced the appointment of Hitendra Dave as CEO of HSBC India. Hitendra Dav succeeds Surendra Rosha who will be moving to Hong Kong as the co-chief executive of HSBC Asia-Pacific.

HSBC CEO: Noel Quinn, HSBC Headquarters: London, United Kingdom, HSBC Founder: Thomas Sutherland, HSBC Founded: 3 March 1865, Hong Kong

Sanjeev Sahai to be the new chairman of oil regulator PNGRB

Senior administrator and former power secretary, Sanjeev Nandan Sahai is set to take over as next chairman of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB). A search committee headed by V K Saraswat, Member (S&T), NITI Aayog, cleared the name of Sahai. Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board is a statutory body in India.

Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board HQ: New Delhi

RBI approves re-appointment of Vishwavir Ahuja as MD, RBL Bank

The Reserve Bank of India has approved the appointment of Vishwavir Ahuja as the Managing Director and CEO of RBL Bank for a one-year period with effect from June 30, 2021.

He has been the Managing Director & CEO of RBL Bank since June 30, 2010. Before RBL Bank, Ahuja was the Managing Director & CEO of Bank of America, India.

Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari appointed as IAF Vice Chief

Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari has been appointed as the next Vice Chief of Air Staff in the Air headquarters.

Air Marshal Ballabha Radha Krishna would be succeeding Chaudhari at the Western Command in Delhi while Air Marshal RJ Duckworth would be taking charge of the Central Air Command in Prayagraj.

IAF HQ:- New Delhi, Founded: 8 October 1932, Air Chief Marshal: Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria

Amul’s RS Sodhi elected to the board of the International Dairy Federation

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has unanimously elected R S Sodhi, managing director, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd or GCMMF that sells Amul branded products in India, to its board during the general assembly held on 1 June.

IDF is an international non-governmental, non-profit association and represents the global dairy sector. The federation ensures that the right policies, standards, practices, and regulations monitor the production of dairy products globally.

Director-General of International Dairy Federation: Caroline Emond, International Dairy Federation Established: 1903

Dr. Patrick Amoth of Kenya Appointed as Chair of WHO Executive Board

Dr. Patrick Amoth, the acting Director-General for Health, Ministry of Health of Kenya has been appointed as the Chairman of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Executive Board, for a period of one year. The announcement was made during the 149th session of the WHO Executive Board, on June 02, 2021, by the outgoing Chair Dr. Harsh Vardhan.

Mr Amoth replaces Union Health Minister, Government of India, Dr Harsh Vardhan, who completed his tenure as Chairman of WHO Executive Board on June 02, 2021.

Dr. Vardhan will continue to be a member of the Executive Board of WHO till 2023. The chairman’s post is held on a rotation basis for one year among regional groups.

Capital of Kenya: Nairobi, Currency of Kenya: Kenyan shilling, President of Kenya: Uhuru Kenyatta

Dr. Vinay K Nandicoori appointed as Director of CCMB

Former IITian, Dr Vinay K Nandicoori, has been appointed as the Director at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, Telangana. He is a well-known molecular biologist, and a scientist at the DBT-National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi.

Lt. General Pradeep Chandran Nair takes charge as DG of Assam Rifles

Lieutenant General Pradeep Chandran Nair (popularly known as Sentinels of the North-East) becomes the 21st Director General of the Assam Rifles.

Assam Rifles is the oldest paramilitary force established in 1835. Assam Rifles HQ: Shillong, Meghalaya

WhatsApp appoints Paresh B Lal as Grievance Officer for India

The Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has named Paresh B Lal as the Grievance Officer for India. The appointment is done due to the government’s new IT order that requires all the tech companies, like Google, Facebook, WhatsApp to appoint a grievance officer, nodal officer, and a chief compliance officer from India. The grievance officer shall address the complaint within 24 hours and dispose of the complaint within 15 days.

WhatsApp CEO: Will Cathcart, WhatsApp Headquarters: Menlo Park (California, United States), WhatsApp Founders: Jan Koum, Brian Acton

IBF appoints Supreme Court judge Justice (retd.) Vikramjit Sen as the chairman

The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) has announced the appointment of former Supreme Court judge Justice Vikramjit Sen as the Chairman of Digital Media Content Regulatory Council (DMCRC).

DMCRC is the newly formed body of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation. It is formed as per the mandate of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. The move was done to bring together the broadcasters and OTT (over-the-top) platforms.

Vice-Admiral Ravneet Singh assumes charge as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff

Vice-Admiral Ravneet Singh assumed charge as the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff. He replaces Vice Admiral MS Pawar who superannuated on May 31.

Adar Poonawalla new chairman of Magma Fincorp

Adar Poonawalla has been appointed as the chairman of Magma Fincorp. Recently, Adar Poonawalla-owned Rising Sun Holdings Pvt. Ltd accrues the controlling stake of Magama Fincorp by investing Rs. 3456 Crores. Magma Fincorp will soon be rebranded as Poonawalla Group Company. The lender has also appointed Abhay Bhutada and Vijay Deshwal as MD and CEO respectively.

Magma Fincorp Headquarters: West Bengal, Magma Fincorp Founder: Mayank Poddar and Sanjay Chamria

Justice A.K. Mishra to head NHRC

Former Supreme Court judge Arun Kumar Mishra will be the new chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) after a high-powered recommendation committee consisted of PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha Harivansh, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge proposed his name.

Arun Kumar Mishra will be the eighth Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India.

NHRC Formed in – 12 October 1993, NHRC Headquarters: New Delhi

Tata Steel’s T.V. Narendran takes over as CII president

T.V. Narendran (CEO and MD of Tata Steel) has taken over as president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2021-2022. T.V. Narendran takes over the Uday Kotak (MD and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd).

CII is a Non-governmental trade association and it’s headquarter is based in New Delhi.

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