J.N. Chaudhary : New Head of National Security Guard (NSG)

  1. J.N. Chaudhary was appointed as new head of NSG (National Security Guard). He will take his charge from incumbent Arvind Ranjan. He is due to retire in may 2015.
  2. Aruna Bhuguna, a 1979-batch IPS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre has become the first lady chief of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police academy (NPA). She is also the first woman to be posted as an SDG (Nodal agency for anti-naxal operations) in the CRPF.
  3. The aviation ministry has proposed the name of its joint secretary Prabhat Kumar as the next Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Kumar is a 1985 batch IAS officer of UP cadre.
  4. The Centre approved the proposal to set up National Cancer Institute at the Jhajjar (Haryana) campus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. The Cancer Institute costs ₹2035 crore and will be completed in a period of 45 months.
  5. Two Indian Americans Dr. Karunesh Ganguly of San Francisco and Dr. Hardeep Singh of Houston received the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. The award is categorized as the highest US honour for young professionals in these fields.
  6. Parker Liautaud, a 19-year-old student in UK has set a new world record for the fastest journey from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole, after completing the arduous trek in just 18 days.
  7. Japan approved the relocation of the US military airbase on its southern island of Okinawa. The relocation was accepted by the Governor of Okinawa, Hirokazu Nakaima. He agreed to landfill work to develop a new base in a less densely populated part of the island.
  8. Star Sports will be the official broadcaster of India’s premier ATP World Tour event-Chennai Open for the next three editions until 2016.
  9. BCCI has appointed Biju George as fielding coach of the India Under-19 team for the Asia Cup to be held in Dubai.
  10. Indian cricket body BCCI announced their awards. These are as follows-
  •   Polly Umrigar Award (India’s best international cricketer of the year) – Ravichandran Ashwin
  •   Lala Amarnath Award (best all-rounder in Ranji Trophy) – Abhishek Nayar
  •   Dilip Sardesai AwardRohit Sharma

 

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