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APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS

Senior IAS officer Madhusudan Padhi appointed as the principal secretary to Governor of Odisha Dr Ganeshi Lal.
On July 20, 2018, Odisha government appointed Senior bureaucrat Madhusudan Padhi as the principal secretary to Governor Dr Ganeshi Lal.
i. Padhi replaced C J Venugopal.
ii. He is currently posted as Transport Commissioner.
iii. CJ Venugopal has been appointed as principal secretary in E&IT Department.

Other Appointments:
i. The 1996 batch officer Saswata Mishra has been entrusted with the additional charge of Transport Commissioner.
ii. He is currently the working as Commissioner in Commercial Taxes.

Odisha:
♦ Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik
♦ Governor: Ganeshi Lal.
♦ UNESCO Heritage Site: Konark Sun Temple.
Nicknames:

City Nickname
Balangir Cloth city of Odisha
Berhampur The Textile City
Bhubaneswar The Temple City
Cuttack The silver city of India
Bhubaneswar and Cuttack Twin cities
Rourkela Steel City of Odisha.

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh appointed as Chef de Mission of 18th Asian Games
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has appointed Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh as the Chef de Mission (incharge) of the upcoming 18th Asian Games.

Chef de Mission of 18th Asian Games – Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh:
i. Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh will be assisted by 4 Deputy Chef de Missions (deputy heads): Raj Kumar Sacheti, Satyavrat Sheoran, Balbir Singh Kushwaha and Dev Kumar Singh.
ii. They will lead the Indian contingent at the 18th Asian Games. The 18th Asian Games will be held in Jakarta and Palembang of Indonesia from 18th August to 2nd September 2018.

About Indian Olympic Association (IOA):
♦ President – Narinder Dhruv Batra
♦ General Secretary – Rajiv Mehta
♦ Headquarters – New Delhi

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