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by V Gomala Devi | Updated Jun 27, 2022

Top Current Affairs Of The Day: 27 June 2022
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Anil Khanna Was Named As The Acting President Of IOA

Anil Khanna is appointed the acting President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

Highlights:

  • Anil Khanna is appointed the acting President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). 

  • The Delhi High Court has ordered that Narinder Dhruv Batra cannot continue as the IOA's President and appointed Anil Khanna as acting President. 

  • Narinder Batra, the Veteran sports administrator, was ordered to stop functioning as Indian Olympic Association president by the Delhi High Court 'in a contempt proceeding,' a month after it asked him to relinquish the job. 

  • A vacation bench of Justice Dinesh Sharma passed the order on a contempt petition filed by Aslam Sher Khan, the Olympian, and hockey World Cup winner.

  • Batra was removed as IOA chief on May 25 after the Delhi High Court struck down the post of "life member" in Hockey India, courtesy of which he had contested and won the apex body elections in 2017. The IOA had also installed Khanna as its acting chief.

Indian Air Force To Join Egyptian Air Force In Tactical Leadership Program

Indian Air Force (IAF) announced that 3 Su-30 MKI planes and 2 C-17 transport aircraft are participating in a month-long tactical leadership program in Egypt.

Highlights:

  • Indian Air Force (IAF) announced that 3 Su-30 MKI planes and 2 C-17 transport aircraft are participating in a month-long tactical leadership program in Egypt.

  • According to the statement, the exercise gives a singular chance to highlight the Indian Air Force's capabilities and reach against the backdrop of the current geopolitical situation. 

  • In Egypt, the IAF would send 3 Su-30MKI aircraft, 2 C-17 aircraft, and 57 IAF personnel to the Egyptian Air Force Weapon School to participate in a tactical leadership program.

  • This specific exercise, which simulates many conflict situations using air assets in a big force engagement context, is unique. 

  • The exercise aims to improve defense cooperation between the 2 nations and exchange best practices. 

  • The IAF stated that the initiative would also give a chance to display the Su-30 MKI made in India and the nation's proficiency for further indigenization of spare parts and components.

Parameswaran Iyer Has Been Appointed As CEO Of NITI Aayog

Parameswaren Iyer is appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog.

Highlights:

  • Parameswaren Iyer, the former Drinking and water Sanitation Secretary, is appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog for 2 years. 

  • Parameswaren Iyer will succeed Amitabh Kant. 

  • Amitabh was appointed as the CEO of the National Institution for Transforming India on February 17, 2016, for a fixed 2-year term. 

  • Amitabh was later given an extension till June 30, 2019, and his term was extended for 2 years, till this month-end, in June 2019. 

  • Amitabh received another one-year extension in June 2021.

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