List of New Appointments in India 2018
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List of New Appointments in India 2018

List of New Appointments in India

The latest list of new appointments in India. New appointments in Government departments, PSUs, banks and bluechip companies.

December 2017

Appointed Person Designation Details
Surya Prakash as cheif Prasar Bharati Read More…
Dia Mirza UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India Read More…

November 2017

Appointed Person Designation Details
Prof. Quarraisha Abdool Karim UNAIDS Ambassador Read More…
Rahul Rawail IFFI Acting Chairperson Read More…
Judge Dalveer Bhandari International Court of Justice Read More…
Ira Joshi Doordarshan News Director General Read More…
Shubhangi Swaroop First Female Pilot in Indian Navy Read More…
Pradeep Singh Kharola Air India Chairman Read More…
NK Singh Finance Commission Chairman Read More…
Shaktikanta Das India’s G20 Sherpa Read More…
Anand Rajeshwar Baiwar Sebi Executive Director Read More…
Urjit Patel Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board Read More…
S Ravi New Chairman of BSE Read More…
Ganga Kumari first transgender in Rajasthan Police Read More…
Sanjeev Kaushik Whole-time Member of SEBI Read More…
Nasir Kamal Additional Director General of Border Security Force. Read More…
Nasir Kamal Additional Director General of Border Security Force. Read More…
Sudhanshu Jain Chief Financial Officer of Paytm Payment Bank Read More…
Y.C. Modi Director-General National Investigation Agency (NIA) Read More…

October 2017

Appointed Person Designation Details
Suresh Sethi Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer IPPB Read More…
Rakesh Asthana Special director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Read More…
Nisha Desai Biswal President of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC). Read More…
Anupam Kher Chairman of FTTI Read More…
Ashish Srivastava MD and CEO of PNB Metlife Read More…

September 2017

Appointed Person Designation Details
Rajnish Kumar Next SBI Chairman Read More…
Banwarilal Purohit Governor of Tamil Nadu. Read More…
Brigadier (Retd.) BD Mishra Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Read More…
Satya Pal Malik Governor of Bihar Read More…
Jagdish Mukhi Governor of Assam Read More…
Ganga Prasad Governor of Meghalaya Read More…
Mridul Kumar High Commissioner to Malaysia Read More…
David Harquail Chairman of World Gold Council Read More…
Balraj Joshi NHPC chairman Read More…
Lalawmpuii Chawngthu Mizoram Council of Ministers Read More…
Gautam Bambawale Ambassador to China Read More…
Ajay Bisaria High commissioner to Pakistan Read More…
B Sambamurthy NPCI Interim Chairman Read More…
Rajat Sharma President of News Broadcasters Association Read More…
Sriram Krishnan Twitter As Senior Director Read More…
Mahendra Pratap Read More…
YC Modi NIA chief Read More…
Punit Goenka President of Indian Broadcasting Foundation Read More…
Akshay Kumar Ambassador for Swachh Bharat Read More…
Rajni Kant Mishra SSB Chief Read More…
Harsh Kumar Jain India’s Ambassador to Slovak Republic Read More…
Ban Ki-Moon Heads IOC Ethics Read More…
Raj Shah Deputy Assistant to the President Read More…
M Nagaraja CMD of United India Insurance Read More…
Ramakant Khandelwal Chief Marketing Officer of PAYBACK India Read More…
Abhay Firodia SIAM President Read More…
Famous Books and Authors for Competitive Exams
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Famous Books and Authors for Competitive Exams

Latest Books & Authors 2018

Here is the list of important books and authors for competitive exams recently released and are most popular to ask in various competitive exams.

  • Which book was released by SLC (Sri Lanka Cricket) as a tribute to Jagmohan Dalmiya (former BCCI president)?
    ‘A Tribute to Jagu’.
  • Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat Releases Book ‘Param Veer Parwane’ written by Prabhakaran Jain
  • ‘Exam Warriors’: MR. Narendra Modi.
  • ‘The Heartfulness Way’: Kamlesh D. Patel
  • Why I am a Hindu? – Shashi Tharoor.
  • Hit Refresh – Satya Nadella
  • Fault Lines (How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten The World Economy) – Raghuram Rajan.
  • I Do What I do – Raghuram Rajan.
  • Red Birds – Mohammed Hanif
  • You Can Achieve More – Shiva Khera.
  • Pijamas are Forgiving – Twinkle Khanna.
  • I am HIV Positive, So What? – Jayantha Kalita ( The story of Khundrapakam Pradeep Kumar).
  • Origin: The Number 5 of the Robert Langdon Series – Dan Brown.
  • Man Ki Baat: A Social Revelution on Radio – Rajesh Jain.
  • A Wasted Hour – Jeffrey Archer.
  • TWO (a novel) – Gulzar.
  • The Scared Sorrow of Sparrows: A Collection of Lives – Siddarth Dasgupta.
  • The 3 Mistakes of My Life – Chetan Bhagat.
  • The Best Mistakes of My Life – Sanjay Khan‘s Autobiography.
  • How India Sees The World: From Kautilya to Modi: Kautilya to 21st Century – Shyam Saran.
  • 100 Things Every Professional Cricketer Must Know: BCCI Players Hand Book
  • Winning Like Virat: Think and Succeed like Kohli – Abhirup Bhattacharya.

 

Important Books and Authors 2017

November 2017, December 2017

  • The Book of Chocolate Saints – Jeet Thayil
  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness – Arundhati Roy.
  • The Book, The Way I See It – Chandan Gowda.
  • Helping Managers Navigate Careers ( A Book of Coaching Stories) – Bimal Rath.
  • Conflicts of Interest – Sunitha Narain.
  • The Crisis Within – Ganesh Devy.
  • Issues White-Anting India- Bill K Koul
  • Beauty Behind the Scars – K K Paul
  • The Rise of Sivagami: Bahubali: Before The Beginning – Anand Neelkatan
  • What Does This Button Do? – Bruce Dickinson.
  • A to Z of Financial Management in Autonomous Institutions – Dr. Rajat Bhargava and Deenanath Pathak.
  • The quest for a world without hunger – M S Swaminathan.
  • The Darkest Dark – Chris Hadfield.
  • The Coalition Years 1996-2012: Pranab Mukerji.
  • Narendra Damodardas Modi: The Making of a Legend – Bindeshwar Patak.
  • I am a Girl of Color: Deanna Singh
  • The Sellout – Paul Beatty.
  • Cyber Pathshala – Tarun Vijay.
  • Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl – Ram Kamal Mukherjee.
  • As Insignificant Man – Khushboo Ranka ( Movie on Arvind Kejriwal).
  • The Emergency – A. Surya Prakash.
  • A Life in Science – C.N. Rao
  • A Billion is Enough – Ashok Gupta.
  • One Life is not Enough – Natwar Singh.
  • How to be a Bawsee – Lilly Singh.
  • Faith, Unity, and Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan – Hein Kiessling.
  • Son of the Thundercloud – Easterine Kire.
  • Thamel: Dark Start of Kathmandu – Rabi Thapa.
  • The Untold Vajpayee: Politician and Paradox – Ullekh N.P.
  • The Journey of Women Law Reforms and The Law Commission of India – Some Insights: Dr. Pavan Sharma.
  • The Golden House – Salman Rushdie.
  • The Adivasi Will Not Dance – Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar
  • Ace Against Odds – Sania Mirza.
  • Braille Atlas for Visually Impaired – Aniruddha Bhattacharya.
  • Train to Pakistan – Kushwanth Singh.

September 2017

1) ‘Unstoppable: My Life So Far’ – Maria Sharapova (Tennis Player).

2) ‘Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds’- Cordelia Fine.

3) ‘Katna Shami Ka Vriksha Padmapankhuri Ki Dhar Se’ – Surendra Verma

4) “Bhartiya Kala Mein Salil Kridayen Evam Sadyahsnata Nayika” – Kshetrapal Gangwar and Sanjib Kumar Singh.

5) The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi – M. Veerappa Moily

6) Hope in a Challenged Democracy – Ashwini Kumar.

7) Rekha – The Untold Story – Yasser Usman.

8) The Golden House – Salman Rushdie

9) The People’s President: Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam – SM Khan.

August, July, June 2017

1) The Glory of Patan – KM Munshi

2) Age of Prenzy – Mahabaleshwar Sail ( translated by Vidya Pai)

3) Gandhi Against Caste –Nishikant Kolge

4) Lone Fox Dancing: My Autobiography – Ruskin Bond

5) Nobody killed her – Sabya Javeri.

6) Indira Gandhi: A life in Nature – Jairam Ramesh

7) ‘Indian Railway- The weaving of a National Tapestry’ – Shri Bibek Debroy and Shri Sanjay Chadha

8) Gandhi in Champaran – Dinanath Gopal Tendulkar

9) Matoshree – Sumitra Mahajan ( She is the speaker of Lok Sabha)

10) The hanging of Afzal guru –Arundathi Roy

The shadow of the crescent moon –Fathima Bhutto

India: the future is now –Shashi Tharoor

Go set a watchman –Harper Lee

And then one day –Naseeruddin Shah

Getting India back on track –Ratan Tata

One life is not enough –Natwar Singh

Not just an accountant: the diary of the nation’s conscience keeper –Vinod Roy (Former CAG)

Half lion: how P.V. Narasimha Rao transformed India back -Vinay satpati

Who moved my interest rate –D. Subba Rao(former RBI Governor)

One Indian girl –Chetan Bhagat

Rooting India – realizing a billion aspirations –Nandan Nilekani and Viral Shah

Mrs. Funnybones –Twinkle Khanna

Not war, nor peace- motivating Pakistan to prevent cross-border terrorism – George Perkovich & Toby Dalton

Stop walking to surrender- dealing with terrorism in Pakistan – Khaled Ahmed

The ministry of utmost happiness –Arundathi Roy

Democrats and dissenters –Ramchandra Guha

Immortal –Krishna Uday Sankar

The sellout –Paul Beauty(USA )

Hot Milk -Deborah levy (united kingdom)

Do not say we have nothing –Madeleine their(Canada)

Driven the Virat Kohli story –Vinay lokapalli

Into the hidden valley –Stuart Blackburn

People of the son –Meghna Pant (won the 2016 fond south Asia short story award on nature written)

Secret diary of Kasturba –Neelima Dalmia 

Courage and commitment –Margaret Alva

Advani Ji ka swath 32 saal –Viswambara Srivastava

Uttarakhand’s development journey –KK Paul

India’s struggle for independence –Bipin Chandra

A feast of Vulture -the hidden business of democracy in India – Josy Joseph

A brief history of seven killing –Marlon James

Old history new geography: bifurcating Andhra Pradesh –  JayaraRamesh

Grassroots innovation – Anil K.Gupta

Harry Potter and the crushed child – J.K.Rowling

The unseen Indira Gandhi -Dr. KP Mathur

Gujarat files: anatomy of a cover-up –Rana Ayub

Turbulent year – Pranab Mukherjee

The Z factor – Subhash Chandra

Master of the contemporary short story –Alice Munro

The Luminaries –Eleanor Catton

Dreaming big: my journey to connect India –MM Agarwal

Jawaharlal Nehru and the Indian polity in perspective –Prof.  Alexandra

Mark Bharat Saru Bharat (my India noble India) – Ratna Sundar Swaraj Maharaj

Globalization, democratization and distributive justice –Moolhand Sharma

He duels of the Himalayan eagle – Bharat Kumar

30 women in power: their voices, their stories –Naina Lal Kidwai

Making India awesome  – Chetan Bhagat

The Kumbh Mela; mapping the ephemeral megacity – Tarun Khanna

R.D.Burman: the prince of music – Khagesh Dev Burman

Ghosts of Calcutta – Sebastian Oritz

India-Central Asia Relations: The economic dimensions – Amiya Chandra

Kashmir: the Vajpayee years –  AS Dault & Aditya Sinha

37 bridges and other stories – Amer Hussein

Modi’s world: Expanding India’s sphere of influence. –C.Raja Mohan

Transcendence: my spiritual experience with Pramukh Swamiji  –Abdul Kalam

Beyond doubt: A Dossier on Gandhi’s Assassination. – Teesta Setalvad

Benazir Bhutto: a multidimensional Portrait –Anna Suvorova

Bikhare khalat  – Abdul Haq

Recasting India – Hindol Sen Gupta

Modi – The incredible emergence of a star- Tarun Vijay

Education of Muslims – J S Rajput

Sourav Ganguly: cricket, captaincy, and controversy – Saptarshi Sarkar

Flood of fire – Amitav Gosh

Super economies – Raghav BA 

Ahmadabad: A city in the world  – Amrita Shah

The Pakistan paradox – Christopher Jaffrelot

Unbelievable – Delhi to Islamabad. – Prof. Singh

China – Confucious is the shadows. – Poonam Suri

Pre-modern Kutchi navigation techniques and voyages – Ashok B. Rageshike

The complete story of Indian reforms: 2G power and private enterprise – A practitioner’s dictionary. – Pradeep

Born again on the Mountain –Aarunima Sinha

Prince of Gujarat: the extraordinary prince of Gopaldas Desai – Rajmohan Gandhi

2014: the election that changed India – Rajdeep Sardesai

Letters for a nation- J.L Nehru & Madhav Kosla

Your dreams are mine now: she showed him what love was – Ravinder Singh

Enchantress of Florence – Salman Rushdie

The winner stands alone –Paulo Coelho

My friend Sancho –Amit Varma

Tinderbox: the past and future of Pakistan – MJ Akbar

The idea of justice – Amartya Sen

More salt than pepper – Karan Kapoor

Nine lives – William Dalrymple

The makers of modern India –  Ramchandra Guha

Rebirth – Jahnavi Barua

Bombay duck is a fish- Konica Dillon

A Story of history: My obsessive journey to Olympic gold- Abhinav Bindra

Broken Republic – Arundhati Roy

Half girlfriends – Chetan Bhagat

The narrow road to the deep north – Richard Flanagan

Dark star: the loneliness of being Rajesh Kanna – Gautam Chintamani

You are unique – APJ Abdul Kalam

My unforgettable memories – Mamata Banerjee

Beyond religion: ethics for a whole world – Dalai Lama

I witness partial observations – Kapil Sibal.

Last Man in Tower – Aravind Adiga

The freethinker’s prayer book – Khushwant Singh

Non-stop India –Mark Tully

The Mad Tibetan: stories from then and now – Deep Naval

Nirbasan –Taslima Nasreen

The best thing you is you – Anupam Kher

I witness: partial observations – Kapil Sibal

Origins of love – Kishwar Desai

The day Stopped drinking milk – Sudha Murthy

A better India: a better world – Mr. Naryana Murthy

Kashmir: the unwritten history –Christopher snidden

Walking with lions: tales from a diplomatic past –K Natal Singh

Famous Books and Authors for Competitive Exams

Book Author
Dreamnation: Uniting a Country with Handwritten Dreams Saji Mathew and Jubie John
Beyond The Dream Girl Ram Kamal Mukherjee
Mann Ki Bat Shri Rajesh Jain
Hit Refresh Satya Nadella
India’s Rank in Various Indices
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India’s Rank in Various Indices

India’s Rank in Various Indices

Index Top Country / City / Person / Company India’s Rank/Indian Company/City/Person
Global Entrepreneurship Index 2018 United States 69
IMD World Talent Rankings Switzerland 51
Modi Govt.(Most Trusted Government) Switzerland 3rd
World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Index 2017 Iceland 108
Forbes’ Billionaire’s List of 2017 Bill Gates Mukesh Ambani (14)
Gender Vulnerability Index of India Goa Bihar
100 Most Powerful Women List by Forbes Angela Merkel Chanda Kochhar (23)
List of New TB Cases in 2016 by WHO India 40
World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index 2017 New Zeland 100
Global Passport Power Rank 2017 Singapore 75
Forbes’ List of Most valuable Athletes 2017 Roger Federer Virat Kohli (7th)
The Economist’s Safe Cities Index 2017 Tokyo Delhi (43)
Mumbai (45)
Global Hunger Index Belarus 119
Valuable Nation Brand List United States 8
Forbes India Rich List 2017 Mukesh Ambani NA
Global Financial Centres Index Shanghai GIFT-IFSC (10)
100 Most Valuable Brands Apple NA
Global Competitiveness Index 2017 Switzerland 40
World Nuclear Industry Status China 3
Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business List Mary Barra Chanda Kochhar (5th)
Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings Russian gas firm Gazprom India’s Reliance Industries Ltd (3rd)
Sustainable Development Goals Index Singapore 128
Global Human Capital Index 2017 Norway 103
Global Financial Sevice Index 2017 London NA
Awards and Honours – Month wise List
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Awards and Honours – Month wise List

Latest list National and International of Awards and honours were given by Indian government and international organizations.

December 2017

Award Awardee
US’ first Sikh Woman Mayor Preet Didbal
Miss Supranational 2017 Miss Korea Jenny Kim
Best Apps of 2017 Socratic
Star Screen Awards 2017 Winners’ List
Children’s Peace Prize Mohamad Al Jounde

November 2017

Award Awardee
Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
Most Visited Place in the World Golden Temple
Indian Sports Honours 2017 Complete List
Nelson Mandela Innovation Award Khaled el-Balshy
Woman Lawyer’s Portrait barrister Kapila Hingoran
Sumitra Charat Ram Award Girija Devi
National Entrepreneurship Awards Winners List
D.Litt. Degree Dipa Karmakar
Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar
Tata Literature Live! Girish Karnad
International Film Festival India Begins in Goa
Indira Gandhi Peace Prize Manmohan Singh
Best Actor Award(APSA) Rajkummar Rao
European Golden Shoe Lionel Messi
Prix Goncourt Prize 2017 Eric Vuillard’s book “L’ordre du jour”
UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017 for cultural heritage conservation Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Best Short Film Award at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal (SAFFM). The School Bag
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 by ASSOCHAM Ms. Maya Swaminathan Sinha
Vishnudas Bhave Award 2017 Mohan Joshi
Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 Girish Karnad
Jnanpith Award 2017 Krishna Sobti

October 2017

Award Awardee
Pramod Mahajan Smriti Award. Anupam Kher
Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award Javed Akhtar
Golden Peacock Award N Chandrababu Naidu
Kalidas Samman Ram Gopal Bajaj
UEFA Players of the Year 2017-Female Lieke Martens
UEFA Players of the Year 2017-Male Cristiano Ronaldo
America’s top young scientist Gitanjali Rao
Man Booker Prize 2017 George Saunders
Padma Prabha Puraskaram Prabha Varma
Mandd Sobhann Kalakar Puraskar Gopal Gowda
Life Time Achievement Award at British Asian Achievers Awards. Swraj Lord Paul
Next Generation leader by Time magazine Gurmehar Kaur
Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration T.M. Krishna
Mathrubhumi Literary Award 2016 M K Sanu
Karanth Award Prakash Raj
National Senior Citizen Award Gurbax Singh
Vayalar Award T D Radhakrishnan
Nobel Prize in Economics Richard Thaler
2017 Nobel Prize in Peace 2017 ICAN
Anna Politkovskaya Award Gauri Lankesh
2017 Nobel Prize for Literature Kazuo Ishiguro
Innovator Award PC Narayan(IIM-B Faculty).
2017 Nobel Chemistry Prize Microscope Trailblazers
Nobel Prize 2017 in Physiology Jeffrey C. Hall
Michael Rosbash
Michael W. Young
Swedish Right Livelihood Colin Gonsalves(Indian lawyer)
Enactus World Cup 2017 Team India(SSC of Business Delhi)
SASTRA Ramanujan Prize 2017 Maryna Viazovska

September 2017

Award Awardee
Living Legend Award by IUNS Mahtab Bamji
Sarala Award Banaj Devi
Von Hippel C.N.R Rao
UN Equator Prize 2017 Swayam Shikshan Prayog
United Nations’ Peace Zannah Mustaph
ANR National SS Rajamouli
69th Primetime Emmy Awards List of Awardees
Rajbhasha Kirti Awards 2017 1. Vijaya bank
2. Punjab National Bank
Global Diversity 2017 Salman Khan
Rajbhasha Keerti Award MPEDA
2017 Container Terminal of the Year JNPCT
Krishi Pragati 2017 Raghunandan Money
74th Venice International Film Festival List of Awardees
Sustainable Development Leadership Pawan Chamling
Balzan Prize Bina Agarwal
Lifetime Achievement Award Prakash Padukone