As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, Vikas Swarup, the author of the acclaimed novel "Q & A," which was adapted into the film "Slumdog Millionaire," was indeed appointed as the new spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of India in 2015. His role as the official spokesperson involved representing the Indian government's stance and conveying information to the media and the public regarding India's foreign policies, diplomatic relations, and international affairs.