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New DG of PIB (Press Information Bureau) – Sitanshu Ranjan Kar

Published on May 02, 2018
Indian Information Services (IIS) officer Sitanshu Ranjan Kar has taken over as the Director General of Press Information Bureau (PIB).

  • He has replaced Frank Noronha as the DG of PIB. Frank Noronha superannuated on 30th April 2018.
  • 1983-batch IIS officer, who has served at key positions in various media units of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting viz. All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan.
  • Mr Kar joined the Press Information Bureau in 2003. 
  • He took over as the 27th Principal Spokesperson of the Government of India.
  • He was the longest-serving spokesperson of the Ministry of Defence for over a decade at a stretch. 

Expected Questions

Question 1. Who is appointed as the new Director General (DG) of PIB (Press Information Bureau)?
Sitanshu Ranjan Kar

Question 2. Who was earlier holding the position as a DG in PIB?
Frank Noronha

Question 3. Where are the headquarters of PIB located?
New Delhi
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