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Current Affairs Updates Recent Appointments August-September 2009

September 7, 2009: S Ramadorai is new chairman of Tata Elxsi
S Ramadorai has been appointed as the Chairman of Tata Elxsi, the product design arm of Tata Group.

September 3, 2009: K Rosaiah appointed acting CM of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister K Rosaiah will be the acting Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh after sad demise of YSR Reddy in a helicopter crash.K Rosaiah has been appointed acting Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh till the new leader of Congress legislature party is elected.

September 5, 2009: Mr Malay Mukherjee appointed as CEO of Essar steel
The Essar Group announced the appointment of Mr Malay Mukherjee as the CEO of its steel business effective October 15th 2009.

August 31, 2009: Basant Seth appointed Syndicate Bank CMD
Basant Seth has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Public Sector Syndicate Bank till February 29, 2012.

August 12, 2009: K L Prasad appointed new Maharastra Intelligence Chief
K L Prasad who was joint commissioner of police (law and order) of Maharastra has been appointed as intelligence chief in place of D Sivanandan, who took over as the Mumbai police commissioner.

September 2, 2009: Justice Bilal Nazki is the new Chief Justice of Orissa Court
JUSTICE BILAL NAZKI, senior most judge of the Bombay High Court has been elevated and appointed as the new Chief Justice of Orissa High Court. Justice Nazki, who belongs to Jammu and Kashmir, has a rich experience as a practising lawyer and being the Judge of three high courts. He has served as judge in Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Andhra Pradesh High Court and Bombay High Court.

August 31, 2009: ISRO Chairman Madhavan Nair elected as president of IAA
Indian Space Research Organisation chairman G. Madhavan Nair has been elected as the president of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).
He is the only Indian and the first non-American to head the IAA. Nair's term as IAA president will be till 2011.

What is IAA?
The IAA was founded in Sweden in 1960 and aims to foster development of astronautics for peaceful purposes. The IAA recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in a related branch of science or technology and provide a programme through which members may contribute to international endeavours for the advancement of aerospace science

August 31, 2009: Shashi Shekhar appointed Editor , Hindustan
Shashi Shekhar has quit Hindi daily Amar Ujala and has joined HT Media group Hindi daily Hindustan . He has 29 years journalistic experience .

August 16, 2009: AN Roy appointed as Maharashtra ACB chief
Senior IPS officer A N Roy has been appointed as chief of the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB)

August 12, 2009: Prof. Vijay Shankar Vyas appointed member of EAC
Prof Vijay Shankar Vyas has been appointed as member of Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) to the Prime Minister. This council is being headed by Dr C Rangarajan. He will enjoy the status of minister of state.

About Prof Vyas:
Jaipur-based Prof V S Vyas is a former director of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He had also served as a senior advisor in agricultural and rural development department of the World Bank. Prof Vyas has been honoured for his academic contribution in India and abroad. He is also a former president of Asian Society of Agriculture Economists as well as the Indian Society of Agricultural Economists. He was a member of the board of trustees of the International Food Policy Research Institution and a member of the governing board of the Institute of Development Studies of the Sussex University, UK.

At home, Prof Vyas has served as a member of the Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India. He has served as chairman and member of many important commissions and committees in India and abroad.

August 11, 2009:     C. Rangarajan appointed as Chairman to PM's Economic Advisory Council
August 9, 2009:       Amitabh Kant appointed chief executive of DMIC
August 9, 2009:       Baldev Raj appointed vice-president of International Institute of Welding(IIW)
August 8, 2009:       Ro Khanna appointed by US President Barack Obama as the new deputy                                                          assistant secretary of commerce for domestic operations 
August 6, 2009:       Vice-Admiral Muralidharan to be Chief of Personnel 
August 6, 2009:       Alok Misra new CMD of Bank of India 
August 5, 2009:       Shailendra Bhandari appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of ING                                                          Vysya Bank
August 3, 2009:       Sir Ian Johnston appointed as Olympic security head
August 3, 2009:       Nandita Das appointed Chairperson of Children's Films Society of India
July 22, 2009:          Selvarasa Pathmanathan is new LTTE chief 
July 21, 2009:          Sunil Mitra appointed Disinvestment Secretary 
July 20, 2009:          Bhupinder appointed Punjab coach

July 22, 2009:           Jaishankar is new Ambassador to China
July 22, 2009:           Nalin Surie , High Commissionar to UK
July 22, 2009:           Madhav Ghimire is Nepal's new chief secy
July 23, 2009 :          Indian-American appointed to key agriculture post in US
July 22, 2009:           Sunil Mitra appointed Disinvestment Secretary
July 20, 2009:           Bhupinder Singh appointed as coach to Punjab Cricket Association
July 16, 2009:           S. Vishvanathan appointed as Managing Director & CEO of SBI Capital Markets

July 10, 2009:           Ravishankar Bhooplapur appointed Governor of Rotary International
July 10, 2009:           Amit Baruah appointed Head BBC Hindi Services
July 11, 2009:           Roger Binny appointed Bengal coach

June 23, 2009:          Bhupinder Singh new DGP of West Bengal
June 25 , 2009:         Nilekani to head Govt’s unique identification project
June 27, 2009 :         Indian-American becomes White House Fellow

May 29, 2009:           Stalin appointed as deputy CM of Tamil Nadu
May 29, 2009 :          Omita Paul appointed adviser to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee
June 3, 2009 :           Justice G P Mathur appointed acting NHRC chairperson
June 4, 2009 :           Krishnakumar appointed CEO of Hindustan Coca-cola Beaverages
June 4, 2009 :           Kuldeep Chaturvedi appointed in-charge South Central Railway GM
June 7, 2009 :           Mihir Shah appointed member of Planning Commission
June 8, 2009 :           Goolam Vahanvati appointed Attorney General
June 11, 2009 :          Ashok Chawla appointed divestment secretary
June 15, 2009 :          Raghuvanshi appointed Maharashtra ATS chief
June 16, 2009 :          Gopal Subramaniam appointed solicitor general
June 17, 2009 :          Moti Visa appointed honorary justice in Victoria
June 19, 2009 :          Harish Khare appointed PM's media advisor
June 20, 2009 :          M.V. Nair has been named the chairman of Indian Banks’ Association
June 23, 2009 :          Srinivasan appointed MD for HAL's helicopter composite
June 24, 2009 :          H R Bharadwaj appointed Karnataka Governor
Jun   24, 2009 :          Ramesh Pokhriyal elected new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.
June 25, 2009:           Ouma appointed Kenya captain
June 25, 2009 :          Rishabh Das Jain appointed advocate general of Madhya Pradesh
June 25: 2009:           Bharat Joshi Elected BCCI President
June 25, 2009 :          Y.S. Bhave appointed as Chairperson, AERA

April 24, 2009 :          Ms. Sonal Shah Joins Obama Administration
April 22 2009 :           Naresh Chandra appointed chairman of the Advisory Board of PWC
April 21, 2009:           Balvinder Singh New additional Director CBI
April 20, 2009 :          Shikha Sharma Axis bank CEO
April 16, 2009:           Indu Liberhan Secretary Defence Finance
April 7, 2009 :            Nirupam sen special UN advisor



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