Current Affairs 4th August, 2015: Iqbal Ahmed Ansari Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court

Current Affairs 4th August, 2015: Iqbal Ahmed Ansari Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court

Nilanjan Roy Appointed as Global CEO of Bharti Airtel

4.8.2015: Bharti Airtel announced the appointment of Nilanjan Roy as Global Chief Financial Officer.  Roy will succeed Srikanth Balachandran.  Srikanth Balachandran is appointed as Global Chief Human Resources Officer.  Rajiv Mathrani is appointed as chief brand officer.  Mathrani was with Pepsico and he joins Airtel now.  He was also associated with Marico Industries, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare and Citibank.

Kashinath Singh Selected for Bharat Bharti Literary Award 2014

4.8.2015: Hindi litterateur Kashinath Singh is selected for Bharat Bharti Literary Award 2014.  This is the highest literary award of Uttar Pradesh and is given away by UP Hindi Sansthan.  The award carries 5 lakh rupees cash prize.  Kashi ka Assi is the most famous novel of Kashinath Singh. 

Iqbal Ahmed Ansari Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court

4.8.2015: senior most judge of Patna high court, Iqbal Ahmed Ansari is appointed as the acting chief justice of Patna high court. The appointment is made by president of India Pranab Mukherjee.  He served as district and sessions judge also. He joined Gauhati high court registry in 1999.

Ronald S. Folger to Take Over as MD and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India Operations

4.8.2015: Mercedes-Benz announced the appointment of Roland S Folger as the new managing director and chief executive of India operations. He will be taking over from 1st of October this year.  Folger is currently the president of Mercedes-Benz in Malaysia.  Eberhard Kern is the present MD of India operations and he will be replaced by Folger.

ED chief Rajan S Katoch’s Tenure Extended Yet Again

4.8.2015: Rajan S Katoch’s tenure as ED is extended for the third time.  Appointments Committee of Cabinet issued an order to this affect.  Katoch is handling the ED charge since August 2014.


TaxiForSure Shut Down in 22 Cities

4.8.2015: Ola is to shut TaxiForSure services in 22 small cities. This was announced by the company and it is also said that the all TaxiForSure users will be migrated.  However, TaxiForSure services will be offered in major metros and smaller towns.