By: D.K Choudhary
IDFC MD Vikram Limaye Named New CEO & MD of National Stock Exchange (NSE)
i. Managing Director of IDFC, Vikram Limaye has been named as the new Managing Director & CEO of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) on February 3, 2017.
ii. The position was lying vacant after Chitra Ramakrishna quit the exchange on December 2 citing personal reasons. Thus the stock exchange set up a four-member panel on December 5, to look for the next MD of the bourse.
iii. Limaye would be the first NSE CEO from outside the founding team that set up the exchange in the 1990s.
Gopinathan Re-Appointed To UN Joint Inspection Unit
i .Top Indian diplomat, Achamkulangare Gopinathan has been re-appointed by the UN General Assembly to the Joint Inspection Unit for a five-year term beginning January 1, 2018.
ii. Along with him, Sukai Prom-Jackson of Gambia, Jean Wesley Cazeau of Haiti and Gopinathan RNikolay Lozinskiy of Russia have also been appointed members of the Joint Inspection Unit.
iii. The Joint Inspection Unit is the only independent external oversight body of the United Nations system mandated to conduct evaluations, inspections and investigations system-wide. It aims to enhance the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning of the United Nations system.
iv. Earlier, Gopinathan was for the first time appointed to the UN body from January 2013 to December 2017.
Noted Economist Sanjeev Sanyal appointed Principal Economic Adviser
i. Noted economist Sanjeev Sanyal has been appointed as the Principal Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Finance by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on February 3, 2017.
ii. Sanjeev Sanyal, former Global Strategist and Managing Director of Deutsche Bank will serve as the Principal Economic Adviser in the Department of Economic Affairs.
iii. He will serve as the second in command in the economic division of the finance ministry currently led by the chief economic adviser in the finance ministry Arvind Subramanian.
iv. As per the notification, Sanyal has been appointed on contract for a three-year period from the date of assumption of charge of the post or until further orders.
Anand Kumar Gupta appointed as Director of NTPC
i. Anand Kumar Gupta(56) has been appointed as director of NTPC for commerical operation on February 3, 2017
ii. Gupta will be responsible for the activities relating to commercial, international and domestic business development and consultancy business of NTPC.
iii. He also headed business development department of NTPC and plant operations & maintenance at power stations.
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