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Person Current Affairs March 1st Week 2016
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Person Current Affairs March 1st Week 2016

1) Vineet Taneja resigned as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Micromax Informatics Ltd.

  • Taneja’s departure was the second high-profile exit from the company with a span of one year.
  • Taneja joined Micromax from Samsung Electronics’ Indian business arm in 2014. His appointment came in the backdrop of company’s plans to expand its operations abroad.
About Micromax Informatics Limited :
  1. At present it is India’s second-largest phone manufacturer and the 10th largest mobile phone player in the world.
  2. The Gurgaon-based company is the first to introduce many features in mobile handsets in India.
2) Sharapova failed drugs test at Australian Open.
  • Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova announced at a news conference that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open.
  • The current world No.7 said she was notified by the International Tennis Federation several days ago.
  • The drug is called meldonium, though Sharapova said she had been using it under the name of mildronate and was unaware of both the different name and the fact it is on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s banned list until she received a letter notifying her of the positive test.
  • Sharapova claimed she was prescribed meldonium by her doctor in 2006 to deal with health issues such as an irregular heartbeat and a history of diabetes in her family.
 

 

3) Sri Lanka Cricket Board constituted Arvinda de Silva-led National Cricket Selection Panel.
  • Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLCB) constituted a new National Cricket Selection Panel headed by former cricketer Arvinda de Silva.
  • Other members of the panel are Kumar Sangakkara (retired from international cricket recently), Romesh Kaluwitharana, Lalith Kaluperuma and Ranjith Madurasinghe.
  • The panel will succeed the Kapila Wijegunawardena-headed selection committee which was appointed in April 2015.
  • Wijegunawardena selection panel was sacked by Sri Lankan board ahead of the 2016 ICC World T20, which will begin with the qualifiers on 8 March 2016 in India.
4) Sun Pharma Signs M.S. Dhoni As Brand Ambassador For Revital H.
  • Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited has appointed Indian Cricketer and Captain M.S. Dhoni as the Brand ambassador for its top selling health supplement Revital H.
  • M.S. Dhoni selected as a popular choice basis a consumer research conducted by the company, He is well known for pushing limits and achieving more and perfect combination of physical fitness, strategic thinking and decision making and fits well in the active lifestyle value proposition of Revital H brand.
  • The Company is also planning to establish a new ad campaign featuring MS Dhoni done by Lowe Lintas which will go live throughout the ICC T20 World Cup. 
5) Egyptian diplomat Ahmed Abdul Gheit named Secretary General of the Arab League.
  • Egyptian diplomat and former Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit was named as Secretary General of the Arab League. The 22-member organization voted unanimously in favor of Aboul Gheit.
  • This appointment was announced by Bahraini Foreign Minister Khaled bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa at the end of 22-nation ministerial meeting in Cairo.
About Ahmed Abdul Gheit :
  • 73-year-old Aboul Gheit, a former ambassador to the United Nations, will succeed Nabil El-Araby. Gheit served as Egypt`s foreign minister during the final seven years of Hosni Mubarak`s rule, leaving his post in 2011, following the mass protests that toppled the Mubarak.
  • Gheit’s name was proposed for the post by Cairo after the incumbent, Nabil al-Arabi, another Egyptian, declined a second five-year term as Secretary General.
  • Aboul Gheit will take office at a time when the Cairo-based Arab League is facing several tests of its unity.  

 

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