Heads of Important Organizations of India and the World for General Knowledge Preparation

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

General Knowledge Preparation

General Knowledge questions based on Heads of Important Organizations of India and the World are pretty common in management entrance exams like XAT and SNAP. Traditionally, IIFT always has one or two questions based on this in the GK section. These type of questions are also asked in exams for Bank PO, Bank Clerk, and as a matter of fact – these lists are actually important for any entrance exam that tests candidates based on General Knowledge.
While we have tried to make the list as comprehensive as possible, we request you comment on some positions/organizations that we have missed. We will add it to the list. Also, since this list is quite dynamic in nature and it keeps on changing, if you notice an error – please comment about that so that we can edit and update it on our list.

Heads of Organizations and Important Position Holders in India

Department / Position Person
Attorney General of India K. K. Venugopal
Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary
Chairman, ISRO Kailasavadivoo Sivan
Chairman, LIC V K Sharma
Chairman, SBI Rajnish Kumar
Chairman, NABARD Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
Chairman, NASSCOM Rishad Premji
Chairman, Press Council of India Chandramauli Kumar Prasad
Chairman, Press Trust of India Viveck Goenka
Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramaniam(His tenure ended on June 2018, New one
is yet to be selected)
Chairman, Economic Advisory Council Bibek Debroy
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi
Chief of the Air Staff  Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa
Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba
Comptroller and Auditor General Rajiv Mehrishi
National Security Advisor Ajit Kumar Doval
Director, BARC Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas
Director, Intelligence Bureau Rajiv Jain
Foreign Secretary (MEA) Vijay Keshav Gokhale
 Secretary (Economic Affairs)  Subhash Chandra Garg
Defence Secretary (MoD) Sanjay Mitra
GST Council (Chairman) Arun Jaitley (Finance Minister)
GST Council (Secretary) Hansmukh Adhia (Revenue Secretary)
GST Council (Commissioner) Shashank Priya & Dheeraj Rastogi
Bombay Stock Exchange (Chairman) Sethurathnam Ravi
Bombay Stock Exchange (MD & CEO) Ashish Kumar Chauhan
National Stock Exchange (Chairman) Ashok Chawla
National Stock Exchange (MD & CEO) Vikram Limaye
President, CII Rakesh Bharti Mittal
President, FICCI Rashesh Shah
Principal Scientific Adviser Prof K. VijayRaghavan
Spokesperson, MEA Raveesh Kumar


Heads of Regulatory Bodies of Various Sectors in India

Sector Regulator Current Head Est.
Telecom Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Ram Sevak Sharma (Chairman)
Financial Audit and Accounting Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) Naveen ND Gupta (President) 1949
Financial System and Monetary Policy Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Urjit Patel (Governor) 1935
Security Market Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

Ajay Tyagi


Insurance Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) Subhash Chandra Khuntia (Chairman) 1999
Company related matters Registrar of Companies (ROC) Arun Jaitley (Minister) 1956
Pension Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Hemant  G Contractor (Chairman) 2003
Fair market Competition Commission of India (CCI) Devender Kumar Sikri (Chairman)Sudhir Mittal (Chair Person) 2003
Foreign Exchange and Money Laundering Enforcement Directorate (ED) Sanjay Kumar Mishra (Director) 1956


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Heads of Organizations and Important Position Holders in the World

Department / Position Person
Commonwealth, Head Queen Elizabeth II
Commonwealth, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland (F)
Federal Reserve, Chair Jerome Powell
FIFA, President (President) Giovanni Vincenzo Infantino ( Swiss)
International Court of Justice, President Abdulqawi Yusuf (Somalia)
International Cricket Council, Chairman Shashank Manohar
International Cricket Council, CEO David Richardson
International Labor Organization (ILO), Director-General Guy Ryder
International Monetory Fund (IMF), Managing Director Christine Lagarde (F)
International Olympic Committee, President Thomas Bach
INTERPOL, President Meng Hongwei (Term ended in 2018)
INTERPOL, Acting President Kim Jong Yang (Senior VP)
INTERPOL, Secretary-General Jürgen Stock
NASA, Administrator Jim Bridenstine
OPEC, Secretary-General Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo
SAARC, Secretary-General Amjed Hussain B. Sial
UNESCO, Director-General Audrey Azoulay (F)
UNICEF, Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore
United Nations (UN), Secretary-General António Guterres
World Bank, Chief Economist Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg
World Bank, President Jim Yong Kim
World Health Organization (WHO), Director- General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
World Trade Organization (WTO), Director- General Roberto Azevedo



Important Heads of State / Government around the World

Country Post Name
Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
Argentina President Mauricio Macri
Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Brazil President Michel Temer
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
China President Xi Jinping
Egypt President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel (F)
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Italy Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli
Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari (F)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan
Russia President Vladimir Putin
Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena
United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May
United States President Donald Trump
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Last Updated November 2018


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3 responses to “Heads of Important Organizations of India and the World for General Knowledge Preparation”

  1. SANKAR says:


  2. ff says:

    what about rbi head

  3. Afreen says:

    Update it again with new heads.

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