Current Affairs 30th January, 2016: K V Krishna Rao, Former Army Chief Passed Away

Current Affairs 30th January, 2016: K V Krishna Rao, Former Army Chief Passed Away

K K Jalan is New Secretary of MSME

30.1.2016: KK Jalan is now the secretary of MSME.  Prior to this appointment, he was the Central Provident Fund Commissioner. The appointment of KK Jalan is approved by the appointments committee of the cabinet approved the appointment. He will succeed Anup K Pujari who is going to retire soon.

J S Deepak is the New Telecom Secretary

30.1.2016: J S Deepak is appointed as the new Telecom Secretary. He will replace Rakesh Garg who is now moved to minority affairs ministry.  Deepak is presently serving as Secretary, Department of IT.  Deepak studied MSc in electronics from Bangalore University.  He is also an MBA from IIM-Ahmadabad.

Leslie Berland is the new Chief Marketing Officer of Twitter

30.1.2016: Leslie Berland who is the executive vice president of global advertising at American Express is appointed as the new Chief Marketing Officer of Twitter.  Prior to her appointment, Twitter CFO Anthony Noto was looking after the marketing operations.  Leslie joined American Express in the year 2005.

K V Krishna Rao, Former Army Chief Passed Away

30.1.2016: Gen K V Krishna Rao, former army chief passed away at the age of 92.  He suffered cardiac arrest and breathed his last in military hospital.  He was the 14th chief of the army staff of Indian Army. He was commissioned into army in the year 1942.  He was also the governor of Jammu and Kashmir for two terms – from July 11, 1989 to January 19, 1990 and from 1993 to 1998. Gen Krishna Rao played key role in Bangladesh War in 1971. He was in army for more than forty years.

Serena Williams Defeated by Angelique Kerber in Australian Open

30.1.2016: Angelique Kerber defeated world no. 1 Serena Williams to win Australian Open title.  She is the first German to win the title since 1999 after Steffi Graf. Kerber defeated Serena 6-4, 3-6 and 6-4.  This is the seventh Melbourne park title for Kerber.  Kerber is presently the ranked seven. Steffi Graff is the childhood idol of Angelique Kerber.