History repeated it self yesterday, when Sujatha Singh, the foreign secretary was unceremoniously shunted out eight month ahead of her retirement and S Jaishankar was named the new foreign secretary by Modi government.Singh is the first foreign secretary to be removed unceremoniously after Rajiv Gandhi removed AP Venkateswaran 28 years ago in 1987.
Jaishankar… Read More
The Modi government has asked the Shinzo Abe administration whether it would be interested in the over Rs 50,000 crore project to build six stealth submarines in India.
With Japan recently ending its decades old self-imposed arms export embargo, New Delhi has forwarded “a proposal” to Tokyo to “consider the possibility” of making… Read More
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is moving towards an indigenous missile era. HAL has completed integration of BrahMos thermonuclear cruise missile with Sukhoi-30MKI after over two years of work, modifying the Russian-made aircraft.
HAL director S Subrahmanyan, who led the project, said the first test flight of the modified Su-30MKI with the BrahMos missile … Read More
Sudhir Sharma, GGM, OVL, ONGC, has been selected for the post of Director (Exploration), ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on January 27, 2015. As many as 13 persons were interviewed for this high-profile assignment.… Read More
IAS official Jiji Thompson will be the new chief secretary of Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy announced.
The 1980-batch Kerala cadre official’s appointment comes despite former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan asking the Chandy government earlier this month to not consider Thomson for the chief secretary’s post as he is an accused … Read More
Sushil Kumar Singla (IFS:1994:HP), Director, Dept of Agriculture & Cooperation will take over as PS to MoS Agriculture Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, it has been confirmed.… Read More
The Uttar Pradesh government effected a major reshuffle and transferred 94 IPS officials.
The transfers include many additional director general (ADG) rank officials, inspector generals of police (IG), deputy inspector generals (DIG), senior superintendent of police (SSP) and superintendent of police (SP’s).
Transferred officials include… Read More
C Umashankar, IAS and a crusader against corruption and an early advocate of the use of free software in e-governance has been warned by TN Chief secretary K Gnanadesikan against taking part in preaching and propogating activities in Tirenelveli, Thoothukudi and Kanniyakumari districts from January 24 to January 26 which is likely to cause communal disharmony.… Read More
The government has appointed Divya Prakash Sinha,a 1979 batch IPS officer of the Manipur-Tripura cadre, special director with the Intelligence Bureau, as Secretary (Security) in the Cabinet Secretariat. The post had been lying vacant since November 2013 when Yashovardhan Azad, holding the post then, was appointed information commissioner by the government.… Read More
Kulamani Biswal , Director ( Finance ) NTPC has been conferred with GSBA-Top Rankers Excellence Award 2015 – Financial Pride of India – in the Best Finance Professional Category at a gala function organized in New Delhi. The award has been given to Biswal by Top Rankers, a leading consultant in HR, Organizational Development and General Management… Read More
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following:
(i) Appointment of Shri K. Durga Prasad, IPS (AP:81) as Special Director General in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the pay scale of Rs. 75,500- 80,000/- against existing vacancy from the date of joining the post and until further orders or upto the date of his superannuation i.e. … Read More