Appointments

Dilma Rousseff: She has been re-elected as President of Brazil, after convincing voters that her party’s record of reducing poverty was more important than an ongoing economic slump.

Khaled Bahah: He has been appointed as Prime Minister of Yemen.  His appointment comes under a power-sharing deal signed by the Houthis and other major political parties. The deal aims to bring the Houthis and the wing of a separatist group into a more inclusive government.

Manohar Lal Khattar: He has been elected as the Chief Minister of Haryana.

Devendra Fadnavis: He has been elected as the Chief Minister of Mahrashtra.

Rajiv Mehrishi: He has been appointed as the Finance Secretary of India.

Arvind Subramanian: Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, USA, he has been appointed as India’s Chief Economic Adviser (CEA). He  has advised the Indian government in different capacities, including as a member of the Finance Minister’s Expert Group on the G-20 and has authored a book “India’s Turn: Understanding the Economic Transformation”, published in 2008 by Oxford University Press. Foreign Policy magazine had named him as one of the world’s top 100 global thinkers in 2011.  Traditionally, the chief economic adviser is responsible for producing the annual Economic Survey and a mid-year economic update that is presented to Parliament.

Nadir Patel: A Indo-Canadian, he has been appointed as Canada’s High Commissioner to India, a move aimed at strengthening the relationship between two countries.

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