The 2022 International Booker Prize [01 Jul 2022]
The 2022 International Booker Prize has been won by Tomb of Sand, written by Geetanjali Shree and translated by Daisy Rockwell. It is the first book originally written in any Indian language to win the prize, and the first novel translated from Hindi to be recognized by the award.
T Raja Kumar appointed as president of the FATF [29 Jun 2022]
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has appointed T. Raja Kumar of Singapore as the President. He was appointed for the term of 2 years, which starts from July 1, 2022, to 2024. He succeeds Dr. Marcus Player of Germany.
Ranjit Rath Named Next CMD of Oil India Limited [29 Jun 2022]
Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has selected Geoscientist Ranjit Rath as the next Chairman and Managing Director(CMD) of Oil India Limited (OIL). He was serving as the CMD of Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd.(MECL). Sushil Chandra Mishra, the current CMD of OIL will superannuate on 30th June 2022.
Parameswaran Iyer as the new CEO of NITI Aayog [24 Jun 2022]
Government has appointed retired IAS officer Parameswaran Iyer as the new CEO of NITI Aayog. Iyer, 1981-batch IAS officer of UP cadre, will replace Amitabh Kant to become the third chief executive officer of the Government of India's public policy think tank.
Tapan Deka is new IB chief [24 Jun 2022]
Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau (IB) Tapan Deka has been appointed the new chief of the central intelligence agency. He will replace incumbent Arvind Kumar after his tenure comes to an end on June 30. Current chief of Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) Samant Goel, meanwhile, has been given another extension of one year in his tenure which comes to an end on June 30.
Ruchira Kamboj was appointed India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations [21 Jun 2022]
Senior diplomat Ruchira Kamboj was appointed India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. Kamboj is a 1987-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer presently serving as India's envoy to Bhutan becoming the first female Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Bhutan. She will succeed T S Tirumurti as the Indian ambassador to the UN.
Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra wins gold at Kuortane Games [18 Jun 2022]
Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra clinched his first top podium finish of the season by winning the javelin throw event at the Kuortane Games in Finland, beating reigning world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada for the second time in four days.
Smt. Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai nominated as Chairperson, Press Council of India [17 Jun 2022]
The Government of India has nominated Smt. Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai as Chairperson of Press Council of India. Smt Justice Desai is a retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India.
England register highest-ever ODI score of 498 runs against Netherlands [17 Jun 2022]
Liam Livingstone and Jos Buttler’s fireworks helped England mount a historic score of 498/4 against the Netherlands which is also the highest-ever score in a one-day cricket international.
The 2026 World Cup will be hosted by United States, Canada and Mexico [17 Jun 2022]
The 2026 World Cup will be hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico, marking the first time the tournament will be shared by three different countries. World soccer governing body FIFA announced the 16 cities – 11 in the United States, three in Mexico, and two in Canada – that were successful from the 22 bids put forward in a special event at the Rockefeller Center in New York