21 December 2013 Current Affairs

Indian-American Appointed Texas Secretary of State

Attorney Nandita Berry has been appointed as the Secretary of State for Texas by governor Rick Perry, making her the first Indian-American to occupy this top position in the Southern State.In this position, effective January 7 onwards, Berry will serve as the state’s chief elections officer, the governor’s liaison on border and Mexican affairs, and Texas’ chief protocol officer for state and international matters.

Jayanthi Natarajan Resigns as Environment Minister

Jayanthi Natarajan resigned as the minister of state for environment and forest from the Council of Ministers (COM) on 21 December .The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, accepted the resignation of Jayanthi Natarajan from the Council of Ministers.The Prime Minister advised the President of India that M. Veerappa Moily, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas shall be given additional charge of the work of Ministry of Environment & Forests.

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