Current Affairs 12th November, 2015: Aung San Suu Kyi Wins Elections in Bangladesh

Current Affairs 12th November, 2015: Aung San Suu Kyi Wins Elections in Bangladesh

Marzieh Af-kham is Iran’s First Woman Ambassador

12.11.2015: Marzieh Af-kham is appointed as the first woman ambassador of Iran since 1979. She will be replacing jabber Ansari.  This was announced by foreign minister of the country Mohammad Javad Zarif at a ceremony in Tehran.

Filippo Grandi is the New UN Refugee Chief-Italian Diplomat

12.11.2015: UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon announced the appointment of Filippo Grandi as the new UN Refugee chief-Italian diplomat.  He succeeds Antonio Guterres who was the UN high commissioner for refugees since 2005.  UN Refugee agency is also known as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and it protects and supports refugees.

I S Jha Appointed the Chairman and MD of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd

12.11.2015: I S Jha is appointed as the chairman and managing director of power Grid Corporation of India Limited.  PGCIL is a state run transmission utility.  Jha is a member of power engineering society of IEEE an USA and France and is also a member of Institute of Engineers.

Subir Gokarn is the new Executive Director at IMF

12.11.2015: Subir Gokarn is appointed the executive director on IMF fund board.  Subir Gokarn is the former RBI deputy governor.  The appointment of Subir Gokarn is approved by Appointments Committee of Cabinet which is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  The order is issued by Department of Personnel and Training.

Justice AP Shah is the Ethics Officer of BCCI

12.11.2015: Former chief justice of Delhi high court, justice AP Shah is appointed as Ethics officer (Ombudsman) at BCCI.  Ajit Prakash Shah will be the sole decision maker on all issues of Indian cricket.  Appointment of Ombudsman was taken by BCCI on 86th annual general meeting.  BCCI cleanup operation was triggered by 2013 PL spot fixing scandal.  RM Lodha committee investigated the scandal.

 Aung San Suu Kyi Wins Elections in Bangladesh

12.11.2015: Aung San suu Kyi won the Bangladesh elections. This was announced by the election commission.  Total number of members in two-house parliament is 664 and the National League for Democracy party won 329 seats which is only 4 seats less for the majority.