- 1 World’s Largest Multilateral Naval Exercise RIMPAC to begin in Hawaii
- 2 Anant Barua appointed as Whole Time SEBI Member
- 3 Power Discom BYPL signs MoU with Finnish Company for energy sector collaboration
- 4 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launches Passport Seva App
- 5 S Ramesh appointed as Chairman of CIBIC
- 6 Latest Current Affairs
The World’s Largest Naval Exercise Rim of Pacific (RIMPAC) will begin of 27th June 2018 in Hawaii in the Western Pacific Ocean.
The two-month long biennial exercise is likely to be attended by navies of 26 countries including India.
Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri has already reached the Pearl Harbour in Hawaii to participate in the 26th Edition of RIMPAC Exercise
INS Sahyadri commanded by Captain Shantanu Jha, is a state of art indigenously built guided missile stealth frigate which is a part of the Eastern Fleet under the Eastern Naval Command.
India’s participation in the exercise provides platform for increased interoperability and development of common understanding of procedures for maritime security operations.
Anant Barua appointed as Whole Time SEBI Member
Anant Barua is appointed as a Whole Time Member of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
Barua has been appointed for the Post for a period of three years.
Currently, Barua is serving as an Executive Director of the SEBI, a Position he took charge in May 2010.
Prior to this, he served as a Legal Advised in the Legal Affairs Department (LAD) of the SEBI.
Power Discom BYPL signs MoU with Finnish Company for energy sector collaboration
Power Distribution Company BYPL has signed an MoU with Business Finland, a Finnish Government Agency.
The Agreement will collaborative activities in different areas, including energy efficiency and electric vehicles.
The three year MoU will also cover co-operation in the power distribution sector and include joint studies , pilot projects, knowledge -sharing and consultancy, research projects, and emerging technologies.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launches Passport Seva App
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched the mPassport Seva Mobile App which allows the Indians to apply for Passport from any part of the country.
Through this app, people will be able to pay and schedule their appointments for the Passport Services on their mobile phones.
The Mobile Passport Application was launched on the occasion of Passport Seva Divas (26th June 2018)
Police Verification will be conducted at the address specified in the application form.
S Ramesh appointed as Chairman of CIBIC
Senior Bureaucrat S Ramesh has been appointed as the Chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), with the status of special category to the Central Government.
He will succeed Vanaja N Sarna, who superannuates on 30th June 2018.
Ramesh is a 1981 Batch Officer of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Exercise)
He is currently a Member in the Board, mandated with the responsibility of implementing Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Senior IRS (Customs and Central Exercise) Officer Raj Kumar Barthwal has been named as a new member in the CBIC in the place of Ramesh.