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Sridhar Patra appointed CMD of NALCO

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed Sridhar Patra as the new chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO). He has been appointed as CMD of NALCO till the date of his superannuation, i.e. on 31 October 2024 r until further orders, whichever is earlier. At present he is the Director (Finance) in NALCO.

About National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)

NALCO was established on 7 January, 1981, with its registered office at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It is one of the largest integrated Bauxite-Alumina-Aluminium- Power Complex in India. It is a Navratna group ‘A’ Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) under Union Ministry of Mines. At present, Union Government holds 52% equity of NALCO.  As per the report of Wood Mackenzie, NALCO achieved the distinction of being the ‘lowest cost producer of bauxite’ in world for the year 2018, globally.

National Anti-Doping Agency appoints Actor Suniel Shetty as its brand ambassador

National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), India’s anti-doping body has selected Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty has been selected as its brand ambassador. NADA hopes that his celebrity status would help its efforts to clean up sports in the country from the menace.

NADA’s Concern

Earlier this year, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had suspended NADA. This is another issue facing the country now that dope samples collected by NADA from the athletes will have to be tested outside India. Another raised concerns is about whether India would be able to test enough number of athletes in the coming months ahead of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

About National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)

It is formed by Government of India under societies Registration Act. It includes scientists and representatives from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). It is the national organisation responsible for monitoring, promoting and coordinating, doping control program in sports in all its forms in India. NADA deals with adopting and implementing anti-doping rules and policies which conform with World Anti-Doping Agency. It also promotes anti-doping research and education as well as cooperates with other anti-doping organisations besides WADA.