New Appointments, Resignations and Brand Ambassadors August 2020:- In most of the competitive exams, Current Affairs is an integral part of the General Awareness section. Here, questions related to new joining and appointments are commonly asked in various Bank and Government exams like SEBI, ESIC SSO, NABARD, IBPS RRB, SBI PO, and SBI Clerk, IBPS PO and IBPS Clerk, SSC Exams, UPSC and more. Hence, we provide you with free ebook every week to keep you updated with all the important joining that has happened in the month. In this article, you’ll find List of New Appointments of August 2019.

BRAND & CAMPAIGN AMBASSADORS

PERSON NAMEBRAND / CAMPAIGNKEY NOTES
Suresh Raina, Harmanpreet KaurBrand AmbassadorIndian middle-order batsman Suresh Raina & Indian women’s team captain (T20I) Harmanpreet Kaur were appointed as Global brand ambassadors of Win Trade Fantasy (WTF) Sports. In addition to this, Suresh Raina has also joined the brand as Strategic Partner.
Harbhajan SinghBrand AmbassadoreBikeGO, Amritsar based e-mobility start-up appointed Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh as its brand ambassador for a year. He will help the company to upgrade itself and will also have an active presence on the company’s website and campaigns across media.
Shahzan MujeebBrand AmbassadorIndian Idol Season11 Finalist and Oscar Nominated Playback Singer Shahzan Mujeeb became First Ever National Brand Ambassador of Aligarh Municipal Corporation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Campaign at National and International level. He is also a Music Composer and Music Director. His film Gera won the National Award for Best Gujarati Film.
Rohit SharmaBrand AmbassadorIndian Limited-overs Team Vice-Captain Rohit Sharma has been appointed as Brand Ambassador of Sports eyewear brand, Oakley for a period of two years in India.

APPOINTMENTS NATIONAL

PERSON NAMEAPPOINTED ASENTITY / PLACEKEY NOTES
Satya Pal MalikGovernorMeghalayaRam Nath Kovind, President of India appointed Satya Pal Malik, Goa Governor as the Governor of Meghalaya. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was given the additional charge as Governor of Goa. Satya Pal Malik replaced Tathagata Roy who completed his 5-year term by serving as governor of Tripura for 3 years and remaining in Meghalaya.
Rakesh AsthanaDirector General (DG)Border Security Force (BSF)Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the appointment of Rakesh Asthana, Gujarat cadre IPS officer of 1984 batch as the Director General (DG) of the Border Security Force (BSF), along with the Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) till 31st July 2021– the date of his superannuation.
Varun SridharChief Executive Officer (CEO)Paytm MoneyPaytm Money, the subsidiary of One97 Communication Ltd announced the appointment of Varun Sridhar as the New Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following the resignation of former Managing Director and CEO Pravin Jadhav.
Pradip ShahHeadExpert CommitteeThe International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) announced the establishment of an expert committee headed by Pradip Shah, Chairman of Indasia Fund Advisors Pvt Ltd. to suggest ways to enhance International Retail Business in International Financial Services Centres (IFSC).
Sashidhar JagdishanManaging Director (MD) and ChiefHDFC BankThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved Sashidhar Jagdishan as the next Managing Director (MD) and Chief
Subhash Sheoratan MundraNon-Executive ChairmanIBHIndiabulls Housing Finance Limited (IBH) appointed Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor Subhash Sheoratan Mundra (SS Mundra) as its Non-Executive Chairman with immediate effect.
Prashant JoshiManaging Director (MD) and Head of National DistributionDBS Bank India LtdThe Mumbai headquartered DBS Bank India Ltd has appointed Prashant Joshi as Managing Director (MD) and Head of National Distribution. He will report to Surojit Shome, Managing Director and CEO of DBS Bank India Limited.
Ashwani BhatiaManaging Director (MD)SBIThe Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed Ashwani Bhatia as the Managing Director (MD) of SBI, effective from his date of assumption up to the date of his superannuation (May 31, 2022) or until further orders, whichever is earlier. He succeeds PK Gupta, who superannuated on March 31, 2020.
Rajiv KumarElection CommissionerIndiaRajiv Kumar, IAS officer (retd.) and Former Finance Secretary was appointed as the Election Commissioner with effect from August 31, 2020. He succeeds Ashok Lavasa who resigned the position to join as Vice- President of Asia Development Bank. He will be working alongside other Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra. He is currently serving as chairperson of Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) from 29 April, 2020 which was set to end on 28 April 2023.
Vinay M TonseMD & CEOSBIFMPLVinay M Tonse, appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SBI Funds Management Pvt. Ltd. (SBIFMPL). He replaced Ashwani Bhatia, DMD of SBI, who was appointed as MD (IT- Information Technology & SARG-Stressed Assets Resolution Group) of SBI.

INTERNATIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Mohamed Irfaan AliPresidentGuyanaFormer Guyanese housing minister Mohamed Irfaan Ali (40) became the President of the country after he was declared as the winner of the disputed March 2, 2020 general election following a recount. He is a member of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP). He succeeds David Arthur (A.) Granger. The capital and currency of Guyana are Georgetown & Guyanese Dollar respectively.
Walter Roger Martos RuizPrime MinisterPeruPresident of Peru Martin Vizcarra appointed Walter Roger Martos Ruiz, the former defence minister and retired army general, as the country’s new Prime Minister. He succeeds Pedro Álvaro Cateriano Bellido. The Capital and currency of Peru are Lima and Peruvian Sol respectively.
Mohamed Ould BilalPrime MinisterMauritaniaMauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani has named Mohamed Ould Bilal as the 16th Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania on August 06, 2020. Mohamed Ould Bilal belongs to the political party of Union for the Republic (UPR). He has served as Political Advisor and headed several state agencies. The capital and currency of Mauritania are Nouakchott & Ouguiya respectively.
Luis Rodolfo AbinaderPresidentDominican RepublicLuis Rodolfo Abinader has been sworn in as the 54th President of Dominican Republic. Luis Rodolfo Abinader is a businessman who has never held any other elected office. Abinader’s Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) won the elections with 53% vote, while Gonzalo Castillo who was the candidate of the ruling PLD got 37.7%. The capital and currency of Dominican Republic are Santo Domingo & Dominican Peso respectively.
Keith RowleyPrime MinisterRepublic of Trinidad and TobagoKeith Rowley sworn in as Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for a 2nd consecutive 5-year term at the President’s House, following victory in general elections held on August 10, 2020. He is from the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM). The capital and currency of Trinidad and Tobago are Port of Spain & Trinidad and Tobago dollar respectively.
Francisco AsuePrime MinisterRepublic of Equatorial GuineaFrancisco Asue was reappointed as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and He was sworn in at the People’s Palace in Malabo before President Teodoro Obiang on 18th August 2020. The capital and currency of Equatorial Guinea are Malabo & Central African CFA franc respectively.

RESIGNATIONS

PERSON NAMERESIGNED ASENTITY / PLACE
Hassan DiabPrime Minister (PM)Hassan Diab, Lebanon (Republic of Lebanon) Prime Minister (PM) and his government resigned due to public outrage and the pressure from within his own Cabinet as his government was blamed for the August 4 explosion in Beirut’s port which killed at least 160 people and injured about 6,000 others. Michel Aoun, Lebanon President accepted his resignation letter and asked him to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new cabinet was formed.
Isher Judge AhluwaliaChairpersonIsher Judge Ahluwalia, the Chairperson of the think tank of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) has
  retired from her post recently. She will continue as the Chairperson Emeritus. Also, Pramod Bhasin the current vice chairman of the board of governors of ICRIER is appointed as the new Chairman.
Ashok LavasaElection Commissioner of IndiaAshok Lavasa, one of the two Election Commissioners of India resigned from his post in-order to take charge as the Vice President of Asian Development Bank (ADB) next month.
Ibrahim Boubacar KeitaPresidentMali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced his resignation with immediate effect following a military mutiny in the Republic of Mali. Boubacar represents the Political Party Rally for Mali (RPM) and has served as the sixth Prime Minister of Mali from 1994-2000.
Shinzo AbePrime MinisterShinzo Abe (65), Prime Minister of Japan announced his resignation owing to his worsening health condition due to ulcerative colitis. Shinzo Abe of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) was the longest serving Prime Minister of Japan.
Rajiv SrivastavaMD & CEOThe Board of Directors of Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) accepted the resignation of its Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Rajiv Srivastava. He was relieved from his position as MD & CEO with immediate effect from 24th August 2020.

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