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Person Current Affairs July 1st week 2016
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1) Ravi Shastri resigns from ICC Cricket Committee after Anil Kumble takes charge as India coach.

  • Former India captain and Team Director Ravi Shastri have resigned from his post as media representative in ICC’s prestigious Cricket Committee.
  • Incidentally, the chairman of ICC Cricket Committee is current Team India coach Anil Kumble, who piped Shastri to the job after getting nod from high profile Cricket Advisory Committee.
  • The official reason is his busy media commitments as commentator, TV expert and columnist, but there is intense speculation that the former all-rounder may have resigned as he is yet to come to terms with rejection that led to a widely publicized spat with Cricket Advisory Committee member Sourav Ganguly.

2) Indrajit Coomaraswamy new Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

  • Indrajit Coomaraswamy, veteran economist, is the new Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).
  • President MaithripalaSirisena announced Prof. Coomaraswamy’s appointment through his official twitter account.
  • Dr. Coomaraswamy succeeds ArjunaMahendran, whose tenure, marked by controversies on the issuance of bonds, came to an end.

3) Relief for Ailing Hockey Legend Mohammed Shahid as Sports Ministry Announces Rs. 10 Lakh Grant.

  • The Union Sports Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh announced a grant of Rs. 10 lakh for ailing Olympic gold medallist Mohammed Shahid, who is undergoing treatment for serious liver and kidney ailment at Medanta Medicity in Gurgaon.
  • Shahid`s medical expenses are being handled by his employers Indian Railways.
  • It is good news for the legend as till as, he was lost in oblivion and there was no one to help.
  • Known for his artistic stickwork, Shahid was a member of the V. Baskaran led Indian team that won its last gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

4) Intex Tech mobile business head Sanjay Kalirona resigns.

  • Intex Technologies’ mobile business head Sanjay Kalirona has resigned from his post. According to the report, Kalirona will leave the company by mid of July.
  • Kalirona joins the list of a slew of senior executives stepping down from the number 3 smartphone player in the country.
  • According to sources, Kalirona would be joining another local known rival, Zen Mobiles, as chief operating officer.
5) MFIN elects R. Baskar Babu as new president.
  • Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN), an industry association and Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) for the microfinance industry in India, has announced R Baskar Babu, CEO of Suryoday Micro Finance as its new President of the Board in the wake of the previous President retiring.
  • He replaces Manoj Nambiar of Arohan.
  • The Board also elected Rakesh Dubey, CEO of SVCL CreditlinePvt Ltd. as MFIN`s new Vice President.
6) US sanctions North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un for human rights abuses.
  • The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated top officials of the North Korean regime along with Kim Jong-Un and for their ties to North Korea’s notorious abuses of human rights.
  • This is the first time that US has sanctioned North Korean leader over human rights abuses. The designated ones include ten other individuals, and five entities.
  • They were sanctioned under the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 on the basis of its findings in its report on Serious Human Rights Abuses or Censorship in North Korea.
  • OFAC has previously designated four individuals and three entities also highlighted in the State Department report.
  • The measures freeze any property the individuals have in the US and prevent US citizens doing business with them.
  • North Korea is already under an extensive sanctions regime for its nuclear activities, but analysts see the latest move as an escalation of US efforts to isolate the nation.
7) Assam girl breaks 50-year-old DU record.
  • Shusmita Neog from Assam has broken a 50-year-old Delhi University record by scoring 91.8% in the MA results in Geography from Delhi School of Economics.
  • She managed to break the 50-year record of Dr. Rakha Tullah Khan who had scored 79%.
  • Shusmita currently works as an assistant professor at Miranda House, University of Delhi.