Justice Prasanta Kumar Saikia (Retired) has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Lokayukta in Arunachal Pradesh.
Mr. Yeshi Tsering, a retired IAS Officer was also sworn-in as a member of the state Lokayukta.
Governor Dr. B D Mishra was administered the oath of office to Saikia and Tsering at Raj Bhawan in Itanagar.
The chairperson and members will hold office for a term of 5 years or till they attain 70 years of age.
About Arunachal Pradesh
Capital - Itanagar
Chief Minister - Pema Khandu
Governor - B.D. Mishra
The Appointment Committee of Cabinet has extended the tenure of Amitabh Kant's as the CEO of NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Ayog beyond June 30, 2019 to June 30, 2021.
Kant is a 1980 batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre.
He was Secretary in Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) before serving as CEO of NITI Aayog.
He was appointed as the CEO of NITI Aayog on February 17, 2016.
About NITI Aayog
Formed - 1 January 2015
Headquarters - New Delhi
CEO - Amitabh Kant
Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has named new heads for the country's premier spy agencies Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Research & Analysis Wing (RAW).
About Intelligence Bureau
Founded - 1887
Headquarters - New Delhi
About Research & Analysis Wing (RAW)
Founded - 21 September 1968
Headquarters - New Delhi
G-20 summit has begun in Osaka, Japan.
The theme of the 2019 G-20 summit is Human centred future society.
19 countries, the European Union and several special invitees are participating at the Osaka Summit.
G-20 members are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UK, and the US.
Capital - Tokyo
Currency - Japanese yen
Prime Minister - Shinzo Abe
About 2019 G-20 Summit
Host country - Japan
Date - June 28-29
Chair - Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister
About 2020 G-20 Summit
Host country - Saudi Arabia
Date - November
Rahimatpur police station in Satara district in Maharastra has emerged as the State topper in a survey based on the 'SMART' policing concept.
'SMART' stands for - strict and sensitive, modern and mobile, alert and accountable, reliable and responsive, techno-savvy and trained.
The survey was executed by the Quality Council of India (QCI).
QCI assessed 87 shortlisted police stations across the country on a number of parameters like performance in controlling crime, the infrastructure of the police building, mess and optimal use of technology, and citizen feedback.
Capital - Mumbai
Chief Minister - Devendra Fadnavis
Governor - C. Vidyasagar Rao (22nd)
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched a software application Complaint Management System (CMS) on its website.
It will be used for lodging complaints against banks and NBFCs with a motto to improve customer experience in timely redressal of grievances.
Customers can lodge complaints against any of the entities regulated by RBI.
These complaints will be directed to the appropriate office of the Ombudsman/ Regional Office of the RBI.
The RBI is also planning to introduce a dedicated Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system to track the status of complaints.
Headquarters - Mumbai
Governor - Shaktikanta Das (25th)
The Tribune's Journalist Rachna Kaira has bagged the prestigious Award for 'Journalist of the Year'. She received the award for exposing the functioning of the UIDAI and its Aadhaar data cache.
The Redlink Awards are conferred to encourage good quality reporting and analysis, fair play and high ethical standards in Indian journalism.
Other Awardees of 2019
Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 - was jointly awarded to two retired senior journalists.
China's agricultural deputy minister, Qu Dongyu became the first Chinese national to be elected to head the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization.
He will succeed Brazil's Jose Graziano da Sila.
He won 108 votes followed by Catherine Geslain-Laneele of France with 71 votes and Georgia's Davit Kirvalidze with 12.
Qu Dongyu is a biologist by training and has 30 years of experience in developing digital technologies in agriculture and introducing micro credit in rural areas.
Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty becomes world No.1 women tennis player by defeating Julia Goerges by 6-3, 7-5 at the Birmingham Classic in England.
She becomes the second Australian woman to achieve this historic milestone following Evonne Goolagong Cawley on April 26, 1976.
Mercedes Driver Lewis Hamilton won the Frace Grand Prix 2019 held in Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France.
This is his sixth win in eight races of the season 2019 and 79th of his career.
International Micro, Small and Medium-sized (MSME) Enterprises Day 2019 is observed on June 27.
The Day is celebrated to recognize the importance of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in achieving sustainable development goals, promoting innovation, creativity and sustainable work for all.
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