Officer Appointments/Transfers

VL Nadendla appointed Joint Secretary in Dept of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Nadendla, a 1995-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Bihar cadre, has been appointed as joint secretary for a combined tenure of five years from the date of assumption of the charge of the post or until further orders

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National

Around 72 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus halted by Taliban from boarding IAF plane

According to Vikramjit Singh Sahney, president of World Punjabi Organisation (WPO), the first batch of Afghan Sikhs and Hindus seeking evacuation to India, had been waiting outside the airport for over 12 hours since Friday

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Politics

BJP leader files complaint against Rahul Gandhi for revealing identity of rape victim

The complainant, BJP leader Jitendra Gothwal, has alleged that a tweet by Rahul Gandhi revealed the identity of the nine-year-old girl who was murdered and forcibly cremated in Delhi Cantonment area

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Politics

Capt Amarinder to remain Punjab CM, Sidhu likely to head state Congress: Report

Apart from Capt Amarinder Singh as the CM and Navjot Singh Sidhu as the PCC chief, Punjab Congress will also have two working presidents from the Hindu and Dalit communities

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Coronavirus

Vaccine Registration For Those Above 18 Begins in India

In January 2021, India began the largest vaccination drive in the world, inoculating healthcare, sanitation and other frontline workers in the first phase

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Officer Appointments/Transfers

Eight officers empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI

The Narendra Modi government, on Wednesday, has cleared the empanelment of 08 officers from different services to hold Joint Secretary or equivalent posts at the centre

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PSU

HPCL acquires balance 50% stake in Chhara LNG Terminal

Mumbai : Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has acquired the balance 50% equity stake in ‘HPCL Shapoorji Energy Private Limited (HSEPL)’ from M/s S P Ports Pvt Ltd on 30th March 2021. Post- acquisition, HPCL’s stake in HSEPL gets enhanced to 100%, making HSEPL a wholly owned subsidiary of HPCL.

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Officer Appointments/Transfers

Dr. Sumita Misra posted as ACS, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Department

Dr. Sumita Misra (IAS:1990:HY) has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Department. Prior to this, she was serving as Officers on Special Duty (OSD) in the same department.

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PSU

Subhash Kumar Director- Finance, ONGC gets additional charge of CMD

Shri Subhash Kumar, Director-Finance of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited get the additional charge of the Chairman and Managing Director of the company on Thursday, March 31, 2021.

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PSU

India and US agree to revamp Strategic Energy Cooperation

During the meeting, they also agreed to prioritise greater collaboration in the cleaner energy sector - biofuels, CCUS, hydrogen production and carbon sequestration through technology exchange and joint R&D through Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Research (PACE-R) among other initiatives

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Officer Appointments/Transfers

Amar Nath appointed Additional Secretary, MoPNG

Amar Nath is a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Kurukshetra University and MA (International Development Policy) from Duke University, USA

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PSU

RK Sabharwal gets tenure extension as CMD of EIL

The services of Sabharwal, as CMD of EIL, have been extended for a period with effect from May 1 to September 26, or till the appointment of a regular incumbent to the post or until further orders, whichever is the earliest

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