August 2019 - Persons in News



  • The government has appointed Ajay Kumar as Defence Secretary.


  • Brij Kumar Agarwal has been appointed as Secretary to the Lokpal.


  • Subash Chandra has been appointed as Secretary of Department of Defence Production.


  • Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba will be the new Cabinet Secretary.


  • Chandrima Shaha is set to be the 1st woman president of the Indian National Science Academy. Her tenure will begin from January 2020. She has been a vice-captain of West Bengal’s first women’s cricket team and also the first woman cricket commentator for All India Radio.


  • Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away in New Delhi after suffering a massive cardiac arrest. She was 67. Swaraj was an excellent administrator, outstanding Parliamentarian and a remarkable orator.


  • IPS officer VK Johri has been appointed as the next Director General of Border Security Force. Mr Johri, a 1984-batch Indian Police Service officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre. 



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