India Current Affairs 2022 for UPSC - Recent New Appointments in India 2022

India GK and Current Affairs for Competitive Exam - Latest Appointments Current Affairs India 2022

Hello, aspirants are you preparing for UPSC or any other Govt Exams 2022? If yes, then you must be aware of the most important India current Affairs 2022 for the upcoming competitive exam preparation. Therefore every aspirants need to know the latest India GK and Current Affairs 2022 for UPSC and any other govt exams 2022. In this regard "World_Polity" decides to provide you the most important recent new appointments & honors in India in India 2022 for the upcoming exams. Infact the India Current Affairs, GK & News 2022 will be a key topic in the India Gk current affairs section for the upcoming exams. So the Latest Current Affairs India 2022 for the exams will be a pedestrian to crack your exam.

India Current Affairs 2022 for UPSC - Recent New Appointments in India 2022

India GK and Current Affairs for UPSC 

Latest Appointments Current Affairs India 2022

In this article we have provided you latest appointments Current Affairs India 2022. So, read all these most important Current Affairs India 2022 January to March, GK & news for the upcoming UPSC Prelims & Mains exam as well as other govt exams. These Current Affairs 2022 are extremely important and should be a part of your preparation. Infact the Recent New Appointments in India 2022 is very important for any exams of 2022.

Recent New Appointments in India 2022

In order to succeed in the prestigious competitive examination, it is important that the aspirant has access to the latest updated current affairs of recent new appointments in India January to March 2022. Specially the toppers of UPSC recommend that aspirant start their preparation with the latest Current Affairs topics such as recent new appointments of India, award & honors, present heads in India for the upcoming exams.

India GK and Current Affairs for Competitive Exam

There are mainly two very important appointments regarding India GK and Current Affairs of 2022. They are :

1. Dr. V Anantha Nageswaran has been named the new Chief Economic Adviser by the Indian government. The statement came just days before the Union Budget for 2022 on February 1 and the filing of the Economic Survey for 2021-22 on January 31.

2. Scientist and launch vehicle specialist, Dr S Unnikrishnan Nair took charge as the director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC). VSSC is a keyspace research centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) and specialises in rocket and space vehicles for satellite programs.

India Current Affairs 2022 for UPSC - Recent New Appointments in India 2022

Here are the most important latest India current Affairs 2022 from January to March for your upcoming exams. Read all these important India GK of recent new appointments 2022 in order to answer the questions  :

1. LIC Mutual Fund has announced the appointment of TS Ramakrishnan as its Managing Director & CEO, effective. Ramakrishnan, as the MD and CEO, LIC Mutual Fund Asset Management, will succeed Dinesh Pangtey, its former Wholetime Director and CEO.

2. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has appointed educationist and research scientist Professor Bhushan Patwardhan as chairman, of the executive committee of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bengaluru. The position was vacant after Prof Jagadish Kumar was appointed as chairman of UGC.

3. Junaid Kamal Ahmad, the World Bank’s India Director, has been named a Vice President of the international lending agency. Ahmad, who will lead the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) as Vice President, Operations, is only the second Bangladeshi to be chosen to such a high position in the bank’s history.

4. Sanjiv Kapoor has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jet Airways.

5. Former ICICI Banker, Madhabi Puri Buch has been appointed as the new Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) chairman, replacing Ajay Tyagi. She is the first woman chief of SEBI and also the first non-IAS to head the regulatory body.

6. 1995-batch IAS officers and Digital India Corporation CEO, Abhishek Singh as new National e-Governance Division chief. The 1995-batch IAS officer from Nagaland cadre will hold the position in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. The officer will proceed to carry the extra cost of the put up of Managing Director & Chief Government Officer, Digital India Company.

7. Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI Bank) has informed the stock exchanges that its board has approved the reappointment of Rakesh Sharma as the managing director and chief executive officer of the bank for a period of three years, effective March 19, 2022. Sharma’s reappointment as the MD&CEO of the bank has received the banking regulator, Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) nod.

8. Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) has announced the separation of the position of Chairman of the Board and the CEO & Managing Director of the company. Nitin Paranjpe has been appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of the company with effect from March 31, 2022.

9. Finance Ministry’s Principal Economic Advisor, Sanjeev Sanyal has been inducted as a full-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM), the panel’s chairman Bibek Debroy announced. The appointment is for a tenure of two years. He had advised the finance ministry to devise economic policies during the pandemic. The EAC-PM is an independent body constituted by the Union government to advise the prime minister on economic matters.

10. Executive Director of the Indian Rubber Board, K.N. Raghavan has been elected the new Chairman of the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG).

11. The Centre government has nominated Sanjay Malhotra, Secretary, Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance, as a Director on the Central Board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

12. The Institute of Economic Growth has appointed Chetan Ghate as the new director succeeding Ajit Mishra. He was a member of the Reserve Bank of India’s first monetary policy committee between 2016-2020, is the winner of the 2014 Mahalanobis Memorial gold medal for the best research economist in the country under the age of 45.

13. Retired Vice Admiral, G Ashok Kumar has been appointed as India’s first national maritime security coordinator by the government. The appointment of G Ashok Kumar, who is a former Navy vice chief, is seen as part of India’s consistent efforts to bolster its maritime security following the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack 14 years back when a group of sea-borne terrorists struck at the heart of the country’s financial capital.

14. Samiran Gupta will lead microblogging platform Twitter’s public policy and philanthropy efforts in India and South Asia. Prior to joining Twitter, Gupta was the head of stakeholder engagement in South Asia for ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).

15. Bharti AXA Life Insurance has appointed National Award-winning actress VidyaBalan as its Brand Ambassador. She as the brand ambassador will help in promoting the DoTheSmartThing champion of Bharti AXA Life Insurance.

16. Film production and distribution company Yash Raj Films (YRF) has named Akshaye Widhani as chief executive officer. Widhani was serving as senior vice-president, finance and business Affairs and head of operations at YRF Studios.

17. IAS Vineet Joshi has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). He replaces IAS Manoj Ahuja, who has been appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Mr Joshi, a 1992-batch IAS officer of the Manipur cadre, is an Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education, under the Ministry of Education. He is also the Director-General of the National Testing Agency (NTA).

18. The Delhi High Court has appointed former Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Gita Mittal as the Chairperson of the Committee of Administrators which will run the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI).

19. Ilker Ayci has been appointed as the new CEO and MD of Air India. He will assume his responsibilities on or before 1st April 2022.

20. Debashis Mitra has been elected as the President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for the year 2022-23. Mitra, who is serving his third term in ICAI Council.

21. Senior bureaucrat S. Kishore has been appointed as Chairman, Staff Selection Commission (SSC). Presently, he is serving as Special Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

22. Sanjay Malhotra has been named as Secretary in the Department of Financial Services in the Ministry of Finance.

23. Vinay Kumar Tripathi, a 1983 batch Indian Railway Service officer, has been appointed as the new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Railway Board.

24. S. R. Narasimhan, Director (System Operation) has assumed the additional charge of the post of Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO).

25. The Ministry of Education (MoE) has appointed Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit as the new Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She is the first women Vice-Chancellor of JNU. The 59-year-old Pandit has been appointed for a period of five years. Pandit replaces M Jagadesh Kumar, who has been appointed as Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

26. Professor Dinesh Prasad Saklani has been appointed as the new Director of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). The new director has been appointed for a period of five years.

27. The Government of India has appointed Sonali Singh to hold the additional charge of the Controller General of Accounts (CGA), under the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, with effect from February 01, 2022. She has been appointed in place of Dipak Dash, who superannuated on January 31, 2022.

28. The government of India has appointed JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) Vice-Chancellor, M Jagadesh Kumar as the new Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC). He has been appointed for a period of five years.

29. Senior scientist GA Srinivasa Murthy has been appointed director of Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Hyderabad.

30. The former secretary, Department of Sports, Ravi Mittal has been appointed as the Chairman of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI).

31. Dr. Madan Mohan Tripathi has joined as Director-General of the National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT).

32. Lieutenant General GAV Reddy has been appointed as the new head of the Defence Intelligence Agency.

33. Senior bureaucrat Vikram Dev Dutt has been appointed as the chairman and managing director (CMD) of Air India Ltd.

34. Lt Gen Manoj Pande Appointed As Next Army Vice Chief.

35. Roberta Metsola, a Christian Democrat from Malta, was elected president of the European Union’s parliament.

36. Narendra Kumar Goenka has been appointed as the new chairman of the Apparel Export Promotion Council, AEPC.

37. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced the appointment of the eminent rocket scientist Dr S Somanath as its new chairman and Space Secretary. He will succeed Kailasavadivoo Sivan who completes his extended tenure. The post of the ISRO chairman, the Space Secretary and the Space Commission chief is usually held by one person only.

38. Professor emeritus, Kurukshetra University, Raghuvendra Tanwar has been appointed as chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR). Tanwar appointment is for a period of three years.

39. Reserve Bank of India has approved the appointment of Ittira Davis as managing director & chief executive officer of (MD & CEO) of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank for one tenure.

40. Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Urjit Patel has been appointed as Vice President of the multilateral funding institution Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for a period of three years. He will be one of the five Vice Presidents of the AIIB.

41. Additional Secretary under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, G Asok Kumar was appointed as the new Director-General of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under the Ministry of Jal Shakti. He succeeded Director-General, Rajiv Ranjan Mishra. Kumar is popularly known as ‘the Rain Man of India’ for his excellent work in rainwater harvesting under the “Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain” campaign.

42. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed Deepak Kumar and Ajay Kumar Choudhary as new executive directors (ED).

43. Director HR in ONGC, Alka Mittal has been given the additional charge as the new interim chairman and managing director (CMD) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), the largest oil and gas producer in India. She is the first woman to head the top post at the Maharatna company. She replaces Subhash Kumar who superannuated on December 31. He was also serving as an interim head.

44. V.S. Pathania took over as the 24th Director General (DG) of the Indian Coast Guard.

45. Senior diplomat Anupam Ray has been appointed as India’s next permanent representative to the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. Ray, a 1994-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, is currently serving as a joint secretary in the MEA’s headquarters in Delhi. Ray will succeed Pankaj Sharma. Sharma, a 1991-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, has been appointed as India’s next ambassador to Mexico.

46. Ravi Mittal, the former Secretary of the Department of Sports, has been named the Chairman of India's Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board (IBBI). He will be Chairman of IBBI for five years or until he reaches 65 years of age, whichever comes first.

47. The Central Government has appointed Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel, Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, as the Chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal(TDSAT).

48. T Raja Kumar, a Singaporean, has been named president of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the world’s anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing agency. His appointment is for a set two-year term, which begins on July 1. During the FATF plenary, he was chosen to succeed Dr Marcus Pleyer of Germany.

49. Ganesh Kumar Baranwal was appointed as Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Defence for a period of four years. 

50. The chairman of Tata Sons, N Chandrasekaran has been appointed as the chairman of Air India. In February 2022, N Chandrasekaran was reappointed as chairman of Tata Sons for a second term of five years.

51. Ranjit Rath has been named as the next Chairman and Managing Director of Oil India Limited (OIL). He will replace current chairman and managing director Sushil Chandra Mishra, who will superannuate on June 30, 2022. Presently Rath is the chairman and managing director of Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd (MECL).

52. Debasish Panda has been appointed as the chairman of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).

53. The cabinet has appointed Ashwani Bhatia, managing director (MD) of the State Bank of India (SBI), as a whole-time member (WTM) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). According to some sources, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has also approved Ashwani Bhatia’s appointment as a whole-time member of SEBI for three years from the date of his assumption of the command.

54. Manipur's acting CM N Biren Singh was unanimously elected as the Chief Minister of the State in the Manipur BJP legislature party meeting, in Imphal.

55. United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Indian development economist Jayati Ghosh as a member of the UN’s newly established Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism. The 12-member high-level advisory board on effective multilateralism will be co-chaired by former Liberian president and Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven.

56. Pushkar Singh Dhami will be sworn in as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand at the Parade Ground in Dehradun for the second consecutive term. Along with him, 11 ministers will be sworn in on their respective profiles.He was appointed CM of Uttarakhand for the first time in 2021. He was elected as MLA in Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha from Khatima in 2012 and 2017 respectively. He is also the youngest CM of Uttarakhand.

57. New Delhi has been ranked as the world’s most polluted capital city for the second consecutive year as per IQAir’s 2021 World Air Quality Report. Top 5 polluted capital cities: New Delhi, followed by Dhaka (Bangladesh), N’Djamena (Chad), Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Muscat (Oman). Most polluted city of India: Bhiwadi, followed by Ghaziabad, Delhi, Jaunpur. Most polluted country: Bangladesh, followed by Chad, Pakistan, Tajikistan and India.

58. Jiya Rai has become the youngest and fastest female swimmer in the world to swim across the Palk Strait.

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