New Director General of PIB

Question: Who amongst the following has recently been appointed by the Central Government as the new director general of the PIB?
(a) Ira Joshi
(b) Frank Noronha
(c) Shashi Shekhar
(d) Sitanshu Kar
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • On 9th March, 2018, The Central Government has appointed senior officer of Indian Information Service (IIS) Sitanshu Kar as the new director general of the PIB.
  • He will take charge from May 1st, 2018.
  • Currently he is working as Director General of News Service Division (NSD) of AIR Radio based in New Delhi.
  • At this post he will replace Frank Noronha.
  • It is significant that Ms Ira Joshi has been given the charge of DG of AIR News Service, in place of Mr. Kar.


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