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Pritiviraj singh Roopun Elected As New President Of Mauritius By Parliament

  • Lawmakers in Mauritius today picked former arts and culture minister PritivirajsingRoopun (61) as president of the island nation, a largely ceremonial post.
  • In Mauritius, the prime minister is head of the government and holds most political power while the President is head of the state but has no executive role and is considered the guardian of the Constitution

Niranjan Hiranandani Takes Over As Assocham President

  • Hiranandani Group Managing Director Niranjan Hiranandani has taken over as the new president of industry body
  • He succeeds Welspun Group Chairman

Harsh VardhanShringla Appointed New Foreign Secretary

  • The government has appointed India’s Ambassador to the United States Harsh VardhanShringla, an expert on India’s neighbourhood, as the next Foreign Secretary.
  • According to a notification from the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, Mr. Shringla will take over from current Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on January 29, for a two-year tenure.