Former Australian women's cricketer Lisa Sthalekar has been appointed as the President of the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA), becoming the first woman to become the President of FICA.
The decision to appoint Indian-origin Lisa was taken at a meeting of the Executive Committee of FICA in Neon, Switzerland.
Lisa Sthalekar will replace former England cricketer Vikram Solanki.
Former South African batsman Barry Richards, former West Indies all-rounder Jimmy Adams have also held this position.
Lisa Sthalekar's Career
Sthalekar played 8 Tests, 125 ODIs and 54 T20Is for Australia between 2001 and 2013.
Lisa has scored 416 runs in Tests, 2728 in ODIs and 769 runs in T20 matches while in bowling she has taken 23 wickets in Tests, 146 in ODIs and 60 wickets in T20Is.
Lisa became the first female cricketer to score 1000 runs and take 100 wickets in ODI cricket.
Last year, he was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.
About Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA)
The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) is an organisation that coordinates the activities of all the national players’ associations that represent professional cricketers.
FICA members- Australia, Bangladesh, England , New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies
By admin: June 22, 2022
Ruchira Kamboj appointed Permanent Representative to UN
The central government has nominated three industrialists – Anand Gopal Mahindra, Venu Srinivasan, and Pankaj Ramanbhai Patel and an educationist (Ravindra H. Dholakia) as part-time non-official directors on the central board of the Reserve Bank of India.
Anand Gopal Mahindra is chairman of Mahindra Group.
Venu Srinivasan is chairman of TVS Motor Company Ltd.
Pankaj Ramanbhai Patel is chairman of Zydus Lifesciences.
Ravindra H. Dholakia is a retired professor of IIM, Ahmedabad. He is a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee.
The appointment of new part-time non-official directors is for a period of four years with effect from June 14 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
After the above appointments, the Central Board of RBI now has 15 members, in which five official members and 10 non-official members.
The tenure of non-official part-time directors is four years.
Central board of the Reserve Bank of India
The central government appoints the Board in accordance with the RBI Act, 1934.
The total strength of the board is 21, consisting of governors and a maximum of four deputy governors.
The Board is required to meet at least six times a year and at least once in every quarter.
The board usually meets at least once in Delhi when the finance minister addresses the entire board after presenting the budget for the coming year.
Apart from Delhi and Mumbai, the board usually meets in various state capitals.
The governor takes the advice of the board, but ultimately his decision is unanimous.
Deputy governors and government nominees may attend any or all meetings of the Central Board, but are not entitled to vote.
About Reserve Bank of India
Established on April 1, 1935 as per the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.
The central office of the Reserve Bank was initially established in Calcutta but was permanently shifted to Mumbai in 1937.
In the Central Office the Governor sits and policies are formulated.
The affairs of the Reserve Bank are handled by a central board of directors.
By admin: June 8, 2022
Bajram Begaj has elected as the new President of Albania
Bajram Begaj, who held the post of Chief of General Staff of the Albanian Armed Forces (AAF), has been elected as the new President of Albania country.
He is the 8th President of Albania and the third President by military rank.
Bajram Begaz will be sworn in as the new President on 25 July 2022 to replace the incumbent President 'Ilir Meta', who will remain in office till 22 July 2022.
The Republic of Albania is a country located in northeastern Europe.
Albania is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the European Organisation for Security and Cooperation, the European Council, the World Trade Organisation, the Organisation of Islamic Conference, etc.
The national and ethnic symbol of the Albanian people is "eagle".
In 1967, Albania became the first atheist country in the world.
The capital of the country is "Tirana".
By admin: June 8, 2022
Alok Kumar Choudhary appointed as new Managing Director of SBI
Alok Kumar Choudhary has been appointed as the new MD (Retail Business and Operations) of the country's largest bank State Bank of India.
Prior to this appointment, Chaudhary was working as Deputy Managing Director (Finance) in the bank.
Chaudhary started his job in the bank in 1987 as a Probationary Officer.
Alok Choudhary replaces Ashwini Bhatia, MD, who retired from the bank on May 31.
He was also the Deputy Managing Director (DMD) Human Resources and Corporate Development Officer in the bank and Chaudhary also served as the Chief General Manager, Delhi Circle of the bank for three years.
Besides Chowdhary, three other managing directors in State Bank of India are CS Shetty, Swaminathan J and Ashwini Kumar Tiwari.
The history of the State Bank of India begins in the first decade of the 18th century, when the Bank of Calcutta, later renamed the Bank of Bengal, was established on June 2, 1806.
The Bank of Bengal was one of the three Presidency banks, the other two being the Bank of Bombay (established on 15 April 1840) and the Bank of Madras (established on 1 July 1843).
On January 27, 1921, the Presidency Banks were merged and the reorganised banking entity was known as 'Imperial Bank of India'.
After independence, as per the provisions of the State Bank of India Act 1955, the Reserve Bank of India acquired the control of 'Imperial Bank of India'.
On July 1, 1955, the name of 'Imperial Bank of India' was changed to 'State Bank of India'.