Former Union Minister Dr Najma Heptulla has been appointed as the 18th Governor of Manipur on Wednesday. Heptulla had resigned from the post of Minority Affairs Minister on July 12, after she crossed the 75-year age barrier set by the Narendra Modi-led government.
While Banwarilal Purohit has replaced Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya as the Governor of Assam and V.P. Singh Badnore has been appointed as the Governor of Punjab. Also, Jagdish Mukhi has been appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.