Current Affairs Nov 2016 - Resignations


News 1 - Organisation of Islamic Cooperation chief Iyad Madani resigned

Islamic Cooperation

The Secretary-General of the world's largest pan-Islamic body, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Madani resigned days after infuriating Egypt over a remark that mocked President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Madani previously served as Saudi Arabia’s Information Minister before being appointed to the Jeddah-based OIC.

Saudi Arabia had nominated Yusuf alOthaimeen, a former minister of social affairs, as Madani’s replacement. The 57-nation OIC is the largest body of Islamic nations.

News 2 - World Cup top-scorer Miroslav Klose retired

Miroslav Klose Retired

Germany's prolific footballer, Miroslav Klose, the all-time World Cup top-scorer, announced his retirement at the age of 38 years.

Germany's leading scorer with 71 goals in 137 internationals was without a club after his Lazio contract expired last season and he will now join the national side's coaching team.

Klose now plans to join Germany's coaching staff after an invitation from head coach Joachim Loew.

News 3 - Twitter's India Head Rishi Jaitly resigned from his duties

Rishi Jaitly resigned

Rishi Jaitly who was Vice-President for AsiaPacific, which includes India & Middle East, North Africa, for Twitter, resigned from his duties after four years in the company. However, he will resume his work till November-end and thereafter, he will return to the US.

Former Google India executive Jaitly had joined Twitter in November 2012. Prior to joining Twitter, he worked with Knight Foundation where he headed the investment arm in media and technology firms.

News 4 - Sprinter Dharambir handed eight-year ban

Sprinter Dharambir

Haryana sprinter Dharambir Singh, who was barred from representing the country in the Rio Olympics at the last minute for failing a dope test, has been slapped an eight-year ban by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

200-metre runner Dharambir had returned positive for an anabolic steroid in an incompetition test conducted by the NADA during the Indian Grand Prix Meet in Bengaluru on July 11.

Since this was his second dope-related offence, the NADA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel has handed him a lengthier ban of eight years.

News 5 - Cyrus Mistry removed as Chairman of Tata Global Beverages

Cyrus Mistry

The Board of Tata Global Beverages voted to remove Cyrus Mistry as the Chairman of the company and appointed Harish Bhat as the Chairman who is currently the Non-Executive Director on the board of the company.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) had also replaced Mistry with Ishaat Hussain as the Interim Chairman. Mistry continues to head several listed companies ranging from Tata Motors to Tata Steel and Tata Power.

News 6 - Tata Steel removed Cyrus Mistry as Chairman

Tata Steel Cyrus Mistry

Tata Steel’s board passed a resolution to remove Cyrus Mistry as Chairman and named independent director O.P. Bhatt, a former State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman, as interim replacement. Mr. Bhatt will serve as chairman till the outcome of the company’s Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), which has been convened on December 21.

Tata Steel, Tata Consultancy Services and Tata Global Beverages have removed Mr. Mistry as Chairman. While Ishaat Hussain replaced Mr. Mistry at TCS, Harish Bhat replaced him at Tata Global as interim chairman.

News 7 - Nalanda University Chancellor George Yeo resigned

George Yeo

George Yeo, the second chancellor of Nalanda University, resigned from the post. Earlier on November 23, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen had resigned as a Chancellor. He said the university’s autonomy was being affected as he was “not even given notice” of leadership changes in the institution.

George Yeo is a former Singapore foreign minister. Prior to entering Parliament, he was a Brigadier-General in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).