Current Affairs Update : Appointments in June 2016


1. N S Vishwanathan ( 29 June) 

NS-VishwanathanThe Union Government has appointed NS Vishwanathan as deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). His appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. NS Vishwanathan will have term will be for three years and will succeed Harun R Khan, who will superannuates on July 7, 2016 on turning 62.

2. Sujoy Bose ( 27 June)

 Sujoy-Bose-1The Union Government has appointed Sujoy Bose as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF). His selection for the CEO of NIIF was recommended by a search-cum-selection committee under the chairmanship of Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das.

National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) is India’s quasi-sovereign wealth fund (SWF) formed to attract investment from both domestic and international sources for infrastructure development in the country. It has been incorporated as a company under the Companies Act, 2013 and has been duly authorized to act as investment manager of the fund.

3. Anil Kumble (24 June)

 Anil-KumbleThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed former spinner Anil Kumble (45) as the Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team. He will have tenure of one year.

As a Head Coach of Indian Cricket team, Kumble’s first assignment will be India’s four-Test tour of West Indies.


4. Anne Hathaway ( 17 June)

Anne-HathawayHollywood actress Anne Hathaway was named as the Global Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women.



5. Peter Thomson ( 15 June) 

Peter-ThomsonFijian diplomat Peter Thomson has been elected as President of 71st session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).  



6. Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad ( 14 June)
The senior-most Judge of the Manipur High Court Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad has assumed charge of the Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court. He succeeded Justice Laxmi Kanta Mohapatra who has relinquished the charge of office.


7. Satya Pal Jain ( 11 June)
Additional Solicitor General of India and former Parliamentarian Satya Pal Jain was appointed as a part-time member of the 21st Law Commission of India. His appointment is in addition to present charge as an Additional Solicitor General of India.

President Pranab Mukherjee had constituted the 21st Law Commission of India in September 2015. Retired Judge of the Supreme Court Justice B S Chauhan was appointed as its Chairman. Besides, Retired judge of Gujarat High Court Justice Ravi R Tripathi and Bimal N Patel Director, GNLU were nominated members of this Commission.

8. Navin Aggarwal ( 3 June)

NADASenior IPS officer Navin Agarwal was appointed Director General (DG)/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

NADA was set up as registered society under the Societies Registration Act of 1890 in November 2005 with a mandate for Dope free sports in India. It is national organization responsible for promoting, coordinating, and monitoring doping control program in sports in all its forms. It functions under the aegis of Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

9. Rahul Johri ( 1 June)
Rahul Johri took charge as first ever Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at its headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The appointment and creation of post of BCCI CEO was based on the lines of key recommendations of the three-member Justice RM Lodha Committee.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI):
♦Founded:1928                    ♦Headquarters:Mumbai                 ♦ President: Anurag Thakur

10. B. S. Bassi( 1 June)

 BS-BassiPresident Pranab Mukherjee has appointed former IPS officer Bhim Sain Bassi as a member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) as per provisions of Article 316 of Constitution. He will hold the constitutional post till February 2021 i.e. maximum tenure of six years or till he attains the age of 65 years.
It has been established under Article 315 of the Constitution and consists of a Chairman and ten Members; appointed and removed by President. The chairman and members of the Commission hold office for a term if six years or until they attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. Present Composition of UPSC: Deepak Gupta (Chairman).

Other members include Alka Sirohi, Manbir Singh, David R Syiemlieh, former Navy Vice Chief DK Dewan, Chhatar Singh, Prof Hem Chandra, Vinay Mittal, Arvind Saxena and Prof Pradeep Kumar Joshi.

11. Admiral Sunil Lanba( 1 June)

Sunil-LanbaAdmiral Sunil Lanba (58) took charge as Chief of the Naval Staff. He will be 23rd chief of Indian Navy and 21st as an Indian. He succeeded Admiral Robin K. Dhowan who will superannuate from the post. He shall hall have full three-year-term in office till 31 May 2019.