Current Affairs 14th January, 2016: Alan Rickman, British Actor Passed Away

Current Affairs 14th January, 2016: Alan Rickman, British Actor Passed Away

Neeraj Bhanot Award for Subhashini Vasanth

14.1.2016: Bengalur based Subhashini Vasanth is honoured with Neeraj Bhanot award.  She worked hard to aim for empowering widows of martyrs and their families.  Subhashini Vasanth’s husband Col Vasanth V was dead fighting against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.  He was honoured with Ashok Chakra in the year 2008. Subhashini Vasanth started Vasantharatana foundation for women and children.  She also co-authored biography of Col Vasanth which is titled Forevery Forty.

Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award for David Beckham  

14.1.2016: David Beckham is honoured with Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award. His services to improve the lives of children were recognized and he is awarded at the sixth Biennial UNICEF ball.  He was handed over the award by David Furnish and Sir Elton John.  Beckham is a UNICEG Goodwill Ambassador since 2005.  Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership award is named after entertainer Danny Kaye.

Bhaskar Batt is the new Chairman of Tata SIA

14.1.2016: Bhaskar Bhat took over chairman of Tata SIA Airlines Ltd.  Prior to this appointment,  Bhaskar Bhat was the managing director of Titan.  He succeeds Prasad menon retired from the post on January, 13 this year.  Mr Bhat’s appointment comes into effect from 14th January.  He was with Tata since 2002 and helped the company become largest watch manufacturer in India.

Regional Council of Assocham in Karnataka Revamped

14.1.2016: Regional council of Assocham in Karnataka revamped.  The council is expected to play significant role in industry and trade development in Karnataka.  R Shivakumar is appointed the chairman of Assocham Karnataka regional Council, regional outfit, New Delhi.  S Babu, chairman of Ashwin Prevision Products is appointed the Co-Chairman of Assocham Karnataka Regional Council.  R Shivakumar is the chairman of Kumar Group of companies and S Babu is the chairman of Ashwin Precision Products.

Alan Rickman, British Actor Passed Away

14.1.2016: British actor famous for his character in Harry Potter series died at the age of 69. He is survived by wife Rima Horton.  He was popular for his characters in movies such as Die Hard.  He was born on 21st February, 1946.    He received many awards including BAFTA, Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actor Guild Awards.