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Vijay Shekhar Sharma re-appointed as MD & CEO of Paytm till Dec 2027

Vijay Shekhar Sharma has been re-appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Paytm a tenure of 5 years. His tenure will be from December 19, 2022, to December 18, 2027.

Madhur Deora, the Chief Financial Officer of the company, has been appointed as an Additional Director w.e.f. May 20, 2022 for a period of five years.

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IFS Vivek Kumar appointed as new PS to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

IFS Vivek Kumar was appointed as Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. Vivek Kumar is currently the director of the Prime Minister’s Office (PM0). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) presided by PM Modi approved Vivek Kumar’s appointment.

He will replace Sanjeev Kumar Singla in the capacity of PM Modi's PS.

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Sanjeev Kumar Singla is set to take over as India’s Ambassador to Israel.

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PM congratulates H. E. Anthony Albanese for the victory of the Australian Labor Party, and his election as PM

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated H. E. Anthony Albanese on the victory of the Australian Labor Party, and his election as the Prime Minister. Anthony Albanese has led his Labor Party to victory in the national election in Australia, ending nine years of conservative rule.

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Ministry of Culture to commemorate the 250th Birth Anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy from 22nd May 2022 to 22nd May 2023

Under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM), the Ministry of Culture is commemorating the 250th Birth Anniversary of Shri Raja Ram Mohan Roy from 22nd May 2022 to 22nd May 2023. The inaugural ceremony will take place at Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation, Salt Lake, Kolkata, and at Science City Auditorium, Kolkata.

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Foundation stone laid for SAI National Centre of Excellence in North Bengal’s Coochbehar district

Foundation stone laid for SAI National Centre of Excellence in North Bengal’s Coochbehar district. An MoU was also signed between SAI and the Ministry of Railways on the occasion. The National Centre of Excellence will provide aspiring athletes of Coochbehar with excellent sporting facilities, besides providing top-class coaching facilities covering 12 sports disciplines.

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Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launches Single National Portal for Biotech researchers and Start-Ups

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh launched Portal BioRRAP for Biotech researchers and Start-Ups. The Portal BioRRAP will cater to all those seeking regulatory approval required for biological research and development activity in the country. Biological Research Regulatory Approval Portal will help in ease of doing science, scientific research and ease of Startups in India.

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Infosys reappoints Salil Parekh as CEO and MD for the next 5 years

IT company Infosys has reappointed Salil Parekh as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the firm, effective from July 1, 2022, for a period of five years till March 31, 2027, subject to the approval of shareholders. Parekh, 57, has been the CEO & MD of Infosys since January 2018 and has successfully led Infosys over the last 4 years.

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Paytm forms general insurance JV; to invest Rs 950 cr in 10 years

Digital financial services firm One97 Communications, which operates under the Paytm brand said it has formed a joint venture general insurance company in which it has committed to invest Rs 950 crore over a period of 10 years. The proposal to set up a joint venture firm Paytm General Insurance Limited (PGIL) was approved by the board on May 20.

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RBL Bank Collaborates With Amazon Pay To Offer UPI Payment Services

RBL Bank, Amazon Pay and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have announced a collaboration to offer UPI payments. The Bank has partnered with Amazon Pay to offer peer-to-peer and peer-to-merchant transactions. With this integration, Amazon Pay will issue NPCI’s allocated UPI ID with the handle @rapl, to RBL Bank.

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Indian men's compound team win successive World Cup gold medals

Indian compound archers performed well to pick up three more medals in the Archery World Cup Stage-2 in Gwangju, Korea. The men’s team clinched the second successive gold medal this year, while the mixed team collected the bronze medal. Mohan Bhardwaj secured his maiden World Cup medal as he finished with a silver in the men’s individual competition.

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Odisha beat Karnataka 2-0 in the final to win the 12th Hockey India Senior Women's National Championship title for the 1st time

Odisha women's team has won its first-ever gold in Senior Nationals as they blanked Karnataka 2-0 in the final of the 12th Hockey India Senior Women's National Championship.

Earlier, Hockey Jharkhand defeated Hockey Haryana 3-2 in the third-fourth place match. The 12th Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championship was held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

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Boeing’s Starliner successfully docks at International Space Station during second attempt

CST-100 Starliner, the Boeing spacecraft, successfully docked at the International Space Station (ISS) on May 20 as part of the company Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2). Starliner was made to transport NASA astronauts to and back from space and this is the first time it has demonstrated the capability to successfully dock at the space station after the failed first attempt.

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