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Person Current Affairs March 3rd Week 2016
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Person Current Affairs March 3rd Week 2016

1) Tikka Shatrujit Singh conferred France’s Knight of the Legion of Honour.

  • The royal scion of Kapurthala`s Ahluwalia dynasty, Tikka Shatrujit Singh was conferred the Chevalier de la Legion d`Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour).
  • French ambassador to India Francois Richier bestowed the honour on Singh in a ceremony held in New Delhi.
  • Singh was chosen for the highest French civilian distinction in recognition of his extraordinary work in exchanging the French lifestyle and Indian culture with each other.

About Tikka Shatrujit Singh:

  1. Tikka Shatrujit Singh is the Advisor to the Chairman of multinational group Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton (LVMH).
  2. He is known as the guru of luxury.
  3. He is the great-grandson and heir of Maharaja Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala who was a celebrated Francophile. (A Francophile is a person who has a strong affinity towards the French language, French history, French culture or French people).

2) TCS named official technology partner for Virgin Money London Marathon.

  • Tata Consultancy Services announced a three year partnership with the Virgin Money London Marathon.
  • The aim of the partnership is to enhance the digital experience delivered to marathon participants.
  • Under the terms of the partnership, TCS will become the race’s official technology partner for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 events.

About Virgin Money London Marathon :

  1. The Virgin Money London Marathon is a long-distance running event held in London, United Kingdom.
  2. The event was first run on 29 March 1981. Since then, it has been held in the spring of every year since.
  3. The race was founded by the former Olympic champion and journalist Chris Brasher and athlete John Disley.
 

3) Ashley Judd appointed U.N. Goodwill Ambassador.
  • The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the lead UN agency for delivery of a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled, appointed actor and activist Ashley Judd as its Goodwill Ambassador.
  • Ashley Judd is an American actress and political activist. She grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the sister of Wynonna Judd.
  • Ashley Judd was born in Granada Hills, California. She is the daughter of Naomi Judd, a country music singer and motivational speaker, and Michael Charles Ciminella, a marketing analyst for the horseracing industry While she is best known for an ongoing acting career spanning more than two decades.
  • She has increasingly become involved in global humanitarian efforts and political activism.
4) Lionel Messi appointed as Ambassador of Huawei.
  • The world famous soccer, Lionel Messi has been appointed by Huawei as its Global ambassador for its mobile products.
  • Huawei shipped 108 million smartphones in 2015 and became the third-largest player after Apple and Samsung.
  • The company has set a target of growing its smartphone sales by 300% this year.
  • Lionel Messi is also the ambassador of Tata Motor.
About Lionel Messi :
  1. Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi was born 24 June 1987 is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
  2. He often considered the best player in the world and rated by many in the sport as the greatest of all time, Messi is the only football player in history to win the FIFA World Player of the Year/FIFA Ballon d`Or five times, four of which he won consecutively, and the first player to win three European Golden Shoes.
  3. With Barcelona he has won seven La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League titles, as well as three Copa del Reytitles. 
5) Anand Mahindra, Aditya Puri in Barron’s 2016 list of world’s best CEOs.
  • Two Indians-Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd’s Anand Mahindra and HDFC Bank Ltd’s Aditya Puri-have made it to the annual list of the world’s 30 best chief executive officers by American financial magazine Barron’s.
  • Mahindra, who was credited with transforming his family’s “industrial business into a global conglomerate,” is a newcomer on the list.
  • Puri, among the 20 CEOs who have found a mention in the list for the second consecutive year, was cited for his efforts in building ``HDFC Bank from scratch to India’s second-largest (private sector) bank``.
6) Sachin Tendulkar invests in Smartron India.
  • Sachin Tendulkar has invested an undisclosed sum in Internet of Things firm Smartron India and has also become the brand ambassador of the company.
  • Smartron`s founding vision for the need for a robust product ecosystem in the country to grow is very impressive.
  • Smartron India has been operating in stealth mode since August 2014 and is set to launch a slew of smart devices and Internet of Things (IoT) products for consumer and enterprise markets in the first quarter of FY 2016-17.
  • Smartron is headed by Founder & Chairman Mahesh Lingareddy who is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Soft Machines Inc., a US-based semiconductor company with operations in US, India, and Russia. 

 

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