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Om Prakash Galhotra a 1985-batch Rajasthan-cadre IPS officer has been appointed as the head of Rajasthan police, superseding seniority of four officers. Born on October 15, 1959, Galhotra is a native of Haryana and is a 1985-batch Rajasthan-cadre IPS officer. He will occupy the post until October 2019.Galhotra’s first posting in Rajasthan was as assistant...

The three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit underway in Hyderabad to conclude today; the summit is focusing on increasing women’s participation in the work-force; Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu to attend the closing ceremony. With the ‘women first, prosperity for all’ theme clearly evident, Day 2 of the Global...

President of India has appointed four more women Judges to Madras High Court, increasing the number of women Judges in the Court to eleven. Ms. S. Ramathilagam, Ms. R. Tharani, Ms. R. Hemalatha and T.Krishnavalli have been appointed as Additional Judges of the Court. Currently, the High Court has seven women Judges, including Chief Justice Indira Banerjee....

NBCC celebrated its 57 th Foundation Day on 15 November’17 in New Delhi. The evening was graced by Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C); Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Communication (I/C) and Railways; Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, (MoHUA); Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal, CMD, NBCC; Directors of NBCC and other distinguished...

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments: (1) Raghvendra Singh, IAS (WB:83), Director General, National Archives as Secretary, Ministry of Culture in the existing vacancy. (2) Ajay Kumar, IAS (KL:85), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY) as Secretary, Department of...

Rear Admiral Sanjay Roye took over the reins of the Gujarat, Daman and Diu Naval Area from Rear Admiral Sandeep Beecha, as its third Flag Officer Commanding, at a ceremonial parade held at Headquarters, Gujarat, Daman and Diu Naval Area on 27 Nov 17. The state of Gujarat, view its strategic location and vast coastline of 1600 kms, plays a very significant...

Shaktikanta Das, Former Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, has been appointed as India’s G 20 Sherpa till December 31, 2018 for the Development Track of the G20. There are two tracks in G 20- Finance Track and Development Track. Finance Track is managed by the Secretary (Economic Affairs) as India’s Deputy to G 20 and the Development Track...

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi delivering his speech at the valedictory function of the National Law Day celebrations, in New Delhi on November 26, 2017. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed the valedictory session of the function to mark National Law Day – 2017, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. He described the Constitution...

Air India CMD Rajiv Bansal has been given three months extension as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India . Senior IAS officer Bansal took over the reins of the disinvestment-bound national carrier in August.Bansal, who is also additional secretary and financial adviser at the petroleum ministry, is a 1988-batch IAS officer of the Nagaland...

Punjab government has transferred 12 IAS officer. Sanjay Kumar, Principal Secretary, Labour, has been given the additional charge as principal secretary, Medical Education and Research, in place of Vikas Pratap, who has been made secretary, Tourism and Cultural Affairs. Karnesh Sharma, Additional Secretary, Coordination and Protocol, has been posted...