Sunday, 13 August 2017

People in News in July - 2017

K K Venugopal
President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed senior advocate and constitutional expert K K
Venugopal (86) as the new Attorney General of India. He will be 15th Attorney General of
India. He succeeds Mukul Rohatgi as the country’s top law officer.

R K Pachnanda
Senior IPS officer R K Pachnanda took charge as the new Director General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). He will be the 29th Chief of the ITBP.

Carrie Lam
Carrie Lam was sworn in as the first female Chief Executive (CE) of the Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region (HKSAR), an autonomous territory of China on the Pearl River Delta.

Achal Kumar Joti
President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed election commissioner Achal Kumar Joti as the
next Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). He will be the 21st CEC and succeeded Nasim

Sanjay Kumar
Senior IPS officer Sanjay Kumar was appointed as Director General (DG) of National Disaster
Response Force (NDRF). He will succeed R K Pachnanda who was has taken charge as DG
the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

Sanjiv Goenka
RP Sanjiv Goenka Group Chairman, Sanjiv Goenka, has been named as the Chairman of the
Board of Governors at IIT-Kharagpur. He will serve as the Chairman for three years.

Preet Kaur Gill
Britain’s first woman Sikh MP Preet Kaur Gill was elected to Home Affairs Select Committee
in the UK Parliament. She will be one of 11 MPs on the cross-party home affairs committee.

TR Zeliang
Senior Naga People’s Front (NPF) legislator TR Zeliang (65) was sworn in as the 19th chief
minister of Nagaland. He was administered oath to office and secrecy by Governor P.B.

Ram Nath Kovind
Former governor Ram Nath Kovind was elected as India’s 14th President. He will be only the
second Dalit leader after K R Narayanan since Independence to occupy India’s highest
ceremonial post.

Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has resigned from his post after the Supreme Court
disqualified him in the Panama Papers case. This is the third time Nawaz Sharif has been unable to complete his term in the chief executive’s office.


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