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Person Current Affairs August 4th Week 2016
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Person Current Affairs August 4th Week 2016

1) Sakshi Malik named brand ambassador for Beti Bachao, Beti Padao campaign in Haryana.

  • Sakshi Malik, the woman wrestler who won the bronze medal at 2016 Rio Olympics in the 58 kg category, was named as Haryana’s brand ambassador for Beti Bachao, Beti Padao campaign.
  • Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal made this announcement at Bahadurgarh where he awarded Malik with 2.5 crore rupees and Commendation Certificate. He also offered her a class two level job in the state government.
  • Her coaches Mandeep and Kuldeep were also presented cheque of 10 lakh rupees each by the Chief Minister.
  • Besides, the Chief Minister also announced that a sports nursery and a stadium would be set up at Mohra, native village of Sakshi in Rohtak district.
2) Thongchai Jaidee becomes Asian Tour Golfer for July 2016.
  • Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee was voted as the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month for July 2016.
  • Thongchai won the award ahead of Chinese Taipei`s Chan Shih-chang and Carlos Pigem of Spain. They were nominated by a selection panel before going into a voting process.
3) Navtej Sarna tipped to be next Indian envoy to US.
  • India`s high commissioner to UK, Navtej Sarna, is likely to take over from Arun Singh as India`s ambassador to the US.
  • Sarna has only recently been sent from South Block where he was secretary (west) to London as high commissioner. 
  • If appointed, Sarna would keep an informal tradition alive by being the third former ambassador to Israel to make it as either deputy head or ambassador in Washington DC.

4) Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan announced retirement from International Cricket.

  • Veteran Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan announced his retirement from international cricket.
  • He will play his last ODI in Dambulla against Australia (third of the five-match series). He will play his last T20 international in Colombo.
  • Dilshan, who is most famous for inventing the Dilscoop, had already retired from Test cricket in 2013. He played 87 Tests and scored 5492 runs at 40.98, and also picked 39 Test wickets.
  • Dilscoop is a process of hitting the ball behind the keeper. He also was a Test wicket-keeper.
5) Misra named CEO of Zee Entertainment domestic broadcast biz.
  • Zee Entertainment Enterprises has appointed Punit Misra as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for its domestic broadcast business.
  • Misra’s appointment will come to effect from October 1 will report to Zee Entertainment Enterprises Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Punit Goenka.
  • Earlier Misra was Executive Director-Sales and Customer Development at Hindustan Unilever and joined HUL as a management trainee in 1996.
  • He had several stints in leadership roles across customer development, brand building, brand development and general management within the FMCG major at customer development team of Unilever in the domestic and international scale.
6) Usain Bolt was appointed as `Chief Speed Officer` by Digicel.
  • Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has been appointed as the `Chief Speed Officer` in a lifetime deal with Caribbean cell carrier Digicel.
  • Bolt will help Digicel market products, publicise partnership initiatives and hold mentorship sessions for young athletes.

 

7) Wipro’s chief learning officer Abhijit Bhaduri quits.

  • Abhijit Bhaduri, chief learning officer of Wipro has resigned. Bhaduri will start his own executive coaching company. 
  • Bhaduri is the man behind many of Wipro`s initiatives like global 100 programs - where the next generation of Wipro pipeline was created, new age unconventional training methods like taking the top brass of Bengaluru-based IT firm to Jaipur Lit Fest. He has been with Wipro for 7 years.
  • Bhaduri has worked with Wipro since 2009 and prior to that worked with Microsoft as their HR director. Bhaduri has also worked with Pepsico, Colgate and Mudra Communication. 
  • He brought to Wipro global coaches like Ram Charan, innovation guru Bill Fisher. Bhaduri also was instrumental in the IT firm`s tie up with Wharton school for grooming leadership talent at Wipro.
8) CRPF to appoint PV Sindhu as Commandant and brand ambassador.
  • Country’s largest paramilitary force Central Reserve Police Force India (CRPF) has decided to appoint Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu as its brand ambassador and bestow the honorary rank of Commandant on the ace badminton player.
  • A Commandant rank in the CRPF is equivalent to the position of a Superintendent of Police (SP) and such an officer commands a battalion of about 1,000 personnel, when posted in field operations.
  • Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal.
9) Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Brazilian Senate.
  • Brazil’s Senate removed President Dilma Rousseff from office for breaking budgetary laws, thus, putting an end to the impeachment process that has paralyzed the politics of the nation for nine months.
  • A total of 61 senators voted in favour of her dismissal and 20 against, meeting the two-thirds majority needed to remove Rousseff from the presidency for illegally using money from state banks to boost public spending. With this, the 13 years of rule of leftist Workers Party came to an end.
10) Indian-origin Ajei Gopal named CEO of ANSYS.
  • A software industry veteran Ajei Gopal was named the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a leading US company ANSYS.
  • Gopal will take over the charge of the Pennsylvania-based company with effect from 1 January 1 2017.
  • James Cashman, who has served as ANSYS’ CEO since 2000, will become Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective from January 2017. 
 

 

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