Current Affairs 7th January, 2015: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed is No More
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed is No More
7.1.2016: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and the first Muslim home minister of India passed away at the age of 79. He was on ventilator taking treatment for Sepsis in AIIMS. He was admitted into AIIMs on December 24. He is the second chief minister of the state to die in office after Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. Mufti Sayeed is survived by three daughters and a son. His daughter Mehboob is more likely to become the next chief minister of the state. She will be the first woman chief minister of the state.
Kunal Shah is Chairman of IAMAI
7.1.2016: Industry body internet and mobile Association of India announced the appointment of Kunal Shah as it chairman. He is the co founder Freecharge. Vishwas Patel, the chief executive officer of CCAvenue is named as the new treasurer. Kunal Shah founded FreeCharge which was taken over by Snapdeal in the year 215.
New CMD of Madras Fertilizers is AB Khare
7.1.2016: Madras fertilizers appointed AB Khare as the new chairman and managing director. He will be in this position for five years. He will succeed I Vijay Kumar. He was the chief general manager of Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers prior to this appointment. In a notification, Fertilizers Ministry said that the president is pleased to appoint AB Khare as the CMD with a pay scale of Rs. 75,000 – 90,000 for a period of five years.
Pavan Kapoor is the Next India’s Ambassador to Israel
7.1.2016: Pavan Kapoor, senior diplomat will be succeeding Jaideep Sarkar as the next India’s ambassador to Israel. He belongs to 1990 batch of Indian Foreign Service Officers. He studied MBA at IIM, Ahmadabad and Masters Degree in International Political Economy from London School of Economics. The relations between India and Israel are on an upswing now. Kapoor served in different capacities in external affairs ministry, PMO’s office and was also in Indian missions to various countries such as Geneva, London and Moscow.