2 People in News- José Eladio Alcaín & Vishwas Patel
1. Secretary-General Appoints Major General José Eladio Alcaín of Uruguay Head, Chief Military Observer for United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General José Eladio Alcaín of Uruguay as Head of Mission and Chief Military Observer for the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).
Major General Alcaín will succeed Major General Per Gustaf Lodin of Sweden, who will complete his two year assignment in July 2018.
2. Vishwas Patel appointed Payments Council of India Chairman
Payments Council of India (PCI), an apex body representing companies in payments and settlement system, has a new Chairman in Vishwas Patel. Patel, who is Director at Infibeam Avenues, has been associated with PCI since its inception in 2013 and was serving as the co-Chairman of PCI. He takes over from Naveen Surya, who has been elevated to the post of Chairman Emeritus.
PCI has also announced the appointment of Loney Antony, Managing Director, Hitachi Payment Services, as its new co-Chairman.