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Published on Thursday, November 10, 2022

1. Ram Charan

  • Ram Charan is appointed as the new Brand Ambassador of Hero MotoCorp.
  • Hero MotoCorp Limited is one of the world’s largest motorcycle and scooter manufacturers.
  • Ram Charan is a Tollywood Actor and he will feature in its campaign Glamour XTEC.

2. Dr. AK Anil Kumar

  • Dr. AK Anil Kumar is appointed as the Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation.
  • He is one of the 12 Vice-Presidents elected by the International Astronautical Federation.
  • Currently, Anil Kumar is working as Associate Director of ISRO Telemetry, Tracking, and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

3. Sunil Barthwal

  • Sunil Barthwal is appointed as the Secretary of the Department of Commerce.
  • He succeeded Subrahmanyam.
  • Currently, he was serving as Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

4. Vivek Lall

  • Vivek Lall has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the United States (US) President Joe Biden.
  • He is honoured under the “with Grateful Recognition”
  • Dr. Vivek Lall is an Indian Origin Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of General Atomics Global Corporation.
  • The recognition was given by AmeriCorps and the Office of the President.

5. Anish Dayal Singh

  • Anish Dayal Singh is appointed as the 32nd Director General (DG) of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
  • He succeeded S L Thaosen and the appointment was made by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by the Prime Minister.
  • Previously, he was appointed as the additional charge in the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

6. Mumtaz Khan

  • Mumtaz Khan has received the FIH Rising Star of the year 2021-22 award in the Women’s hockey category.
  • She was the best performer for India in the FIH Junior Women’s World Cup 2022.
  • She finished in the 3rd place in the list of top scorers in the World 2022 by scoring 6 out of 8 goals.

7. Angela Merkel

  • Angela Merkel won the 2022 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award.
  • She was awarded for providing asylum in Germany to more than 1.2 million refugees and asylum seekers in 2015 and 2016 during the Syrian Crisis.
  • Angela Merkel is the Former Chancellor of Germany.

8. BD Mishra

  • Former Brigadier BD Mishra takes additional charge as Meghalaya Governor.
  • He has been serving as the Arunachal Pradesh Governor since 2017.
  • He succeeded Satya Pal Malik whose tenure ends on October 3, 2022.

9. Sanjeev Kishore

  • Sanjeev Kishore takes over as Director General Ordnance at the Directorate of Ordnance, Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Before taking charge, he was the additional Director General Ordnance at the Directorate of Ordnance, Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • He will take charge of the superannuation of Shri M K Garg.

10. Kiara Advani

  • Kiara Advani is appointed as the New Brand Ambassador of Fire-Boltt.
  • Fire-Boltt is India’s No-1 wearable watch brand.
  • Bollywood Actress Kiara Advani will be a part of the marketing campaigns along with Virat Kohli, an Indian Cricketer, and Vicky Kaushal, an Indian Actor.

11. Sujoy Lal Thaosen

  • Sujoy Lal Thaosen is appointed as the 37th Director General (DG) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
  • Currently, he was holding charge of Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
  • He is appointed to this post upon the superannuation of IPS officer Kuldiep Singh.

12. Kishore Kumar Poludasu

  • Kishore Kumar Poludasu is appointed as the New Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of SBI General Insurance Company Limited.
  • Prior to his appointment, he was the Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of the State Bank of India (SBI).
  • The parent company, State Bank of India has nominated Kishore Kumar as the new MD and CEO position.

13. Smriti Mandhana

  • Smriti Mandhana is appointed as the Brand Ambassador of Gulf Oil India.
  • She is an Indian Female Cricket star and she will join the campaign with current brand ambassadors Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Hardik Pandya.
  • Gulf Oil India is a lubricant manufacturer.

14. Ajay Devgn

  • Ajay Devgn is appointed as the Brand Ambassador of Walkaroo International Ltd.
  • It is a footwear brand and Ajay Devgn will promote the campaign called “Walk with Walkaroo”.
  • Ajay Devgn is an actor, film director, and producer in Bollywood.

15. Mohit Bhatia

  • Mohit Bhatia is appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bank of India Mutual Fund.
  • Prior to the appointment, he was the Head of Sales and Marketing at Canara Robeco Asset Management Company.
  • Bank of India has wholly-owned Bank of India Investment Managers Private Ltd.

16. Amitabh Bachchan

  • Omara Dates appointed Amitabh Bachchan as the Brand Ambassador.
  • Omara Dates is a healthy snacks brand with a range of the finest gourmet Saudi Dates.
  • Amitabh will host the campaign under the theme “Pyaar Bhi, Khayaal Bhi”.

17. Mallikarjun Kharge

  • Mallikarjun Kharge wins Congress Presidential Election.
  • He is the 1st Non-Gandhi President of the Party in 24 years and he hails from the State of Karnataka.
  • He is the 98th President of the Indian National Congress (INC).
  • He will replace the current Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

18. Shehnan Karuntilaka

  • Shehnan Karuntilaka, Sri Lankan Writer has won the Booker Prize 2022.
  • He has won for the novel titled “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida”.
  • He became the 2nd Sri Lankan to win the Booker Prize.

19. D Y Chandrachud

  • Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud is appointed as the 50th Chief Justice of India.
  • He will succeed the Current CJI Justice Uday Umesh Lalith.
  • D Y Chandrachud is the senior most judge of the Supreme Court of India after Justice Lalit.

20. Arun Bansal

  • Arun Bansal is appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Adani Airport Holding Limited.
  • He replaces Malay Mahadeva.
  • Arun Bansal is the Senior Vice President and Head of the Market Area of Europe and Latin America for Ericsson.

21. Ravi Kumar

  • Ravi Kumar is joining as the President of Cognizant Americas.
  • He will be reporting directly to Brain Humphries, CEO of Cognizant.
  • He succeeds Dharmendra Kumar Sinha.
  • Prior to this appointment, he served as the President of Infosys.

22. Roger Binny

  • Roger Binny is elected as the 36th President of the Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI).
  • He will replace Sourav Ganguly.
  • He is the first World Cup Champion to be appointed as the BCCI President.

23. Ulf Kristersson

  • Ulf Kristersson is appointed as the New Prime Minister of Sweden.
  • He has replaced Magdalena Andersson, the first female PM of Sweden.
  • He is the leader of the Conservative Moderate Party.

24. Bhushan Akshikar

  • Bhushan Akshikar is appointed as the New Managing Director of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals (GSK India).
  • He will succeed Sridhar Venkatesh.
  • Akshikar has 26 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry.

25. Atanu Chakraborty

  • Atanu Chakraborty is appointed as the Independent Chairman of Yubi.
  • Yubi is a platform that powers the discovery, execution, and fulfillment of credit.
  • Yubi was formerly known as CredAvenue.
  • Currently, Atanu serves as the Chairman of the Board of HDFC Bank.

26. Sourav Ganguly

  • Bandhan Bank appoints Sourav Ganguly as it's Brand Ambassador.
  • Kolkata, Headquartered Bandhan Bank appoints former Indian Cricket and administrator, Sourav Ganguly.
  • He will help amplify the brand message of the bank and endorse the products and services of the bank.

27. Sara Ali Khan

  • Sara Ali Khan is appointed as the Brand Ambassador of Boult Audio Private Limited.
  • She shares this brand ambassador position with the Indian Cricketer, Surya Kumar Yadav.
  • Sara Ali Khan is an India Actress and film producer in Bollywood.

28. Abdul Latif Rashid

  • Iraq has elected Kurdish politician Abdul Latif Rashid as Iraq’s new President.
  • He became the 9th President of Iraq.
  • He has defeated the incumbent President Barham Salih.

29. Ananth Narayan Gopalkrishnan

  • Ananth Narayan Gopalakrishnan took charge as Whole Time member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
  • He has 25 years of experience in the Banking and Financial market.

30. Vinayak Godse

  • Vinayak Godse is appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Data Security Council of India.
  • He has succeeded Rama Vedashree.
  • Currently, he is the Senior Vice President of the Data Security Council of India.

31. Rishi Sunak

  • Rishi Sunak is appointed as the New Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • He is the 57th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and was appointed by King Charles III.
  • He succeeded Liz Truss, who resigned as PM after 45 days in power.

32. Shefali Juneja

  • Shefali Juneja is elected as the Chairperson of the United Nations specialized Aviation Agency’s Air Transport Committee of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
  • She became the first woman from India to hold the position.
  • She was serving as the Indian Representative in the council of the ICAO, Montreal, Canada.

33. Jaxay Shah

  • Jaxay Shah is appointed as the New Chairman of the Quality Council of India.
  • He succeeds the former McKinsey India Chief Adil Zainulbhai.
  • Jaxay is the former Chairman of the Confederation of Real Estate Developer’s Associations of India (CREDAI).

34. Bharati Das

  • Bharati Das takes charge as the New Controller General of Accounts of India.
  • She is the 27th Controller General of Accounts, in India.
  • She has served as the Principal Chief Controller of Accounts in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), and Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

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