April 2009 Persons Current affairs

  • Pramod Bhasin, Presiden and CEO of Genpact, took over as the new Chairman of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) for 2009-10, succeeding Ganesh Natarajan.
  • The former Indian ambassador to the United Nations, Nirupam Sen, is appointed Special Senior Adviser to the president of the 192-member General Assembly on the world financial and economic crisis.
  • Naina Lal Kidwal is appointed as the country head of HSBC group companies in India.
  • Balwinder Singh, a 1976 batch IPS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, took over as Additional Director in the Central Bureau of Investigation.
  • Marris Zare music director of the movies A Passage to India and Lawrence of Arabia died in Los Angeles.
  • Denmark's Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen was appointed as the new NATO chief.
  • Israel's Likud party Chief Benjamin Netanyahu sworn in as the new prime minister of the Jewish state.
  • Senior Election Commissioner Navin B. Chawla took over as the 16th chief Election Commissioner of India in New Delhi.
  • The Government removes Raghu Menon from the post of Chairman and Managing Director of Air India and appoints EK Bharat Bhushan as the interim chairman and managing director.
  • President Barack Obama has appointed Indian American management consultant Anju Bhargava, who is also an ordained ‘pujari’ (priest), as the member of a faith-based advisory council of the White House.
  • V.S. Sampath is new Election Commissioner
    Union Power Secretary Veeravalli Sundaram Sampath, a 1973 batch IAS officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre, will be the new Election Commissioner.
  • Sonal Shah joins Obama administration
    Indian-American Sonal Shah, who formerly led the philanthropic arm of Google, has been appointed head of the new Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the Obama administration.
  • Senior advocate Ghulam E.Vahanvati was appointed as the new Attorney General of India.He was the Solicitor General during the previous UPA Government.


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