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Ex-Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Virmani Appointed As Full-Time Member Of NITI Aayog

The Prime Minister has approved the appointment of Shri Arvind Virmani, Founder, Chairman, Foundation for Economic Growth & Welfare as Full-Time Member, NITI Aayog with immediate effect.

He served as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monetary Policy from February 2013 to August 2016.

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Arvind Virmani served as the Chief Economic Advisor in the finance ministry (2007-2009).

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PFRDA appoints Suraj Bhan as chairman of NPS Trust

Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority has appointed Suraj Bhan as the chairman of the National Pension System Trust (NPS Trust), responsible for managing funds under the National Pension System (NPS).

National Pension System Trust (NPST) was established by PFRDA as per the provisions of the Indian Trusts Act of 1882.

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Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer Thierry Bolloré resigns

Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer Thierry Bolloré tendered his resignation from the company for personal reasons.

Adrian Mardell will take over as the interim CEO. He has been a part of Jaguar Land Rover for 32 years and a member of the Executive Board for three years.

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N. Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, Tata Motors and Jaguar Land Rover

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Phrygian cap symbolising French republic chosen as 2024 Paris Olympics mascot

The Phrygian cap, the symbol of the French republic but wearing sneakers as a nod to the present, was unveiled as the mascot for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The Olympic Phryge ((pronounced fri-jee-uhs) is a bit smaller, the Paralympic Phryge is a bit slimmer and has a blade on his right leg because it is a Phyrge with an impairment.

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"The two share an Olympic motto - 'Alone we go faster - but together we go further.'".

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Mary Kom elected as the Chairperson of Athletes Commission of IOA

6-time World women’s boxing champion Mary Kom was elected as the Chairperson of the Athletes Commission of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

The vice Chairperson position went to Sharath Kamal, the table tennis ace.

The athletes commission nominated Olympic medallists PV Sindhu & Gagan Narang for inclusion in the electoral college for the Executive Council of the IOA.

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Uttarakhand HC to be shifted to Haldwani from Nainital

The Uttarakhand High Court will be shifted from Nainital to Haldwani. This decision was taken in a cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami in Dehradun.

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Indian Army commemorates 60 years of Battle of Walong

Indian Army celebrated Diamond Jubilee of the Battle of Walong. Sixty years ago during the 1962 Sino - India war, the Indian Army gave a bloody nose to the Chinese in the Battle of Walong. The month-long Diamond Jubilee Celebrations started on 17 October 2022, and it was culminated at Walong on 16 November 2022.

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IFSCA signs MoU with RBI in the field of regulation, supervision of regulated entities

The International Financial Services Centres Authority, IFSCA and the Reserve Bank of India have signed a MoU for collaboration in the field of regulation and supervision of regulated entities. The IFSCA is a unified regulator responsible for development and regulation of financial products, financial services and financial institutions in the IFSCs across the country.

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NCW launches Digital Shakti 4.0 focussing on making women digitally skilled and aware

Digital Shakti Campaign is a pan-India project on digitally empowering and skilling women and girls in the cyberspace. It aims to train women and girls to use technology to their advantage and to keep themselves safe online. The NCW launched it in collaboration with CyberPeace Foundation and Meta.

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Achanta Sharath Kamal becomes the first Indian to be elected in ITTF's Athletes' Commission

Star Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal has become the first player from India to get elected in the Athletes’ Commission of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). Eight athletes including four male and four female, were elected from Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Oceania and will serve in the Athletes’ Commission for four years from 2022 to 2026.

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IIM Ahmedabad appoints Pankaj Patel as new Chairperson of the Board of Governors

The Indian Institute of Ahmedabad (IIMA) has announced the appointment of Pankaj R. Patel as the new Chairperson of its Board of Governors. Pankaj R. Patel succeeds Kumar Mangalam Birla, who completed his four years term yesterday. Patel, who will become the fourteenth Chairperson of the institute, has been a member of the IIMA Board of Governors for 8 years.

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'Data for development' will be the key focus of India's upcoming G-20 Presidency

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G-20 summit on Wednesday revealed that the principle of "data for development" will be an integral part of the overall theme of India's upcoming G-20 Presidency. India will assume G20 Presidency for one year, beginning December 1, 2022.

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GST: NAA to Wind Up by Dec 1 2022, CCI to Consider Anti-Profiteering Complaints

All GST anti-profiteering complaints would be dealt with by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) from December 1 as the extended tenure of National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) ends this month. The NAA was set up in November 2017 under Section 171A of Goods and Services Tax (GST) law to check unfair profiteering activities by registered suppliers.

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