Current Affairs 5th January, 2016: Pranav Dhanawade Creates New Record in Cricket
Akshay Kothari is the new India Country Manager of LinkedIn
5.1.2016: LinkedIn announced the appointment of Akshay Kothari as the new country manager of India Kothari is appointed in place of Nishant Rao who jointed another company in October last year. India has the second largest database of members. US is in the first place Akshay Kothari joined LinkedIn in 2013 and played important role in increasing the number of members in India.
Mary Barra is the new Chairman of General Motors
5.1.2016: Mary Barra is appointed as the Chairman of General Motors Board of Directors in place of Theodore Solso. Solso will continue to be the independent director of the board. Prior to this appointment, Barra was the chief executive officer of General Motors. She was the CEO from January, 2014. She joined the company in 1980.
Novo Nordisk Named Sachin Tendulkar as Brand Ambassador for Diabetic Campaign
5.1.2016: Pharmaceutical Company Novo Nordisk named Sachin Tendulkar as the brand ambassador for changing diabetes campaign. The campaigns aims at increasing awareness about diabetes. Sachin Tendulkar, in a press conference said to go for long walks of join gyms to prevent diabetes. India is likely to have 69.2 million diabetes patients by 2035. Most of the diabetes patients do not know that they have the disease.
ONGC is the Winner of 26th Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey Tournament
5.1.2016: ONGC won the Lal Bahadur Hockey Tournament. The 26th edition of the tournament was won by ONGC by beating Railways. The final match was played at Sivaji Stadium, New Delhi. Simrandeep Singh of Railway was selected as the player of the tournament and ‘Top scorer of the tournament’ was given to Diwakar Ram of ONGC.
Pranav Dhanawade Creates New Record in Cricket
5.1.2016: A teenage school boy Pranav Dhanawade of Mumbai broke the record of 117 years. He scored an unbeaten 1009 runs in an inter school tournament. The fifteen year old scored 10009 runs by facing 323 balls. His strike rate was 312.38. He is the first batsman to reach four figure score any form of cricket in the world.