Shiva Kirti Singh:
Appointed as the next chairman of the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) for a period of three years. He replaced Justice Aftab Alam’.
Note: The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal was established to adjudicate disputes and dispose of appeals with a view to protect the interests of service providers and consumers of the telecom sector and to promote and ensure orderly growth of the telecom sector.
Appointed as the new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Director of LIC Housing Finance Limited. He has replaced ‘Smt. Sunita Sharma’ after Government had elevated her to Managing Director (MD) of LIC. Earlier, Sah was Executive Director- Marketing/ Product Development with LIC of India.
Note: LIC Housing Finance Limited (LIC HFL) is one of the largest Housing Finance companies in India having its Registered and Corporate Office at Mumbai. The main objective of the Company is to provide long term finance to individuals for purchase or construction of houses. LIC HFL has regional offices (7), back-offices (21) and marketing units (240) across India.
Senior IPS officer has also been appointed as the DG of Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP).
Note: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is the largest of India’s Central Armed Police Forces under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) of the Government of India.
It came into existence as the Crown Representative’s Police on 27 July 1939. It became the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on enactment of the CRPF Act on 28th December 1949.
Appointed as the Mission Director of the Atal Innovation Mission under the Niti Aayog. Ramanan is at present working with the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his appointment.
He has been elected as the President of the Tamil Nadu Film Producers’ Council.
Vishal, who is also the general secretary of the South Indian Film Artistes’ Association bagged a total of 476 votes, out of the 1,059 votes polled.
Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar:
Appointed as the Director-General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) by the Union Government.
Former High Court Judge Rajeswaran has been appointed as the Election Officer.
Hindustani classical vocalist passed away in April 2017. She was known primarily for her skillful singing of classical khayal songs set in the traditional ragas of Hindustani music but also performed the lighter classical thumri repertoire, bhajan, devotional songs and film music.
Note: Amonkar was considered one of the fore- most singers in the Hindustani tradition and is an innovator of the Jaipur Gharana.
Ajey Jhankar (57-years):
Noted filmmaker and scriptwriter passed away in April 2017. Hollywood movie ‘Singularity’ by filmmaker, Roland Joffe was based on Jhankar’s novel ‘Drohparv’. He was the writer of well-known Marathi novel ‘Sarkarnama’.
Ho. Srinivasaiah (93-year):
Passed away in Bengaluru in April 2017. He headed an organization ‘the Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi’ for nearly four decades.
He was a renowned literary critic, passed away in Kochi where he was undergoing treatment. He served as the President of Samastha Kerala Sahithya Parishad as well as Sahithya Pravarthaka Sahakarana Sangham. He was also the executive member of Kerala Sahitya Akademi.
Emma Morano (117-year):
The world’s oldest woman passed away at her home in Verbania, northern Italy. She held the Guinness World Record titles for the oldest living person and oldest living woman. Morano (born on 29th November 1899) was the last known person born in the 19th century who was still alive.