24 October 2016 Current Affairs

Dozen senior personalities are there to fill in for Cyrus Mistry, Indra Nooyi and N Chandrasekaran for Tata Sons Chairmanship

Industry insiders are start to betting on a half a dozen senior personalities to fill in for Cyrus Mistry, the outgoing chairman of the Tata Group. Indra Nooyi of Pepsi, Arun Sarin ,former Vodafone CEO , Noei Tata of Tata International ,N Chandrasekaran ,TCS CEO Ishaat Hussain and B.Muthuraman both from Tata Group could be the contenders to replace Cyrus Mistry as the Group’s new Chairman expert says.

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India VS New Zealand team announce for 4th and 5th ODIs announced

The Indian team for the fourth and fifth ODIs of the New Zealand series was announced today with no changes from the team from the first three ODIs. Suresh Raina continues to miss out on his place due to fever. While the confidence from the 3rd ODI has allowed the border players an extended runs.Both the openers Ajinkya Rahane have failed to impress in the three matches and Shikher Dhawan, who was expected to return to his place at the top, has failed to make a comeback into the team.


Delhi Chief Minister directs manifesto to increase salary of all guest teachers

“The Chief Minister has asked Education department to include those teachers who have not cleared CTET, in its original proposal so that all guest teachers will get benefits,” sources said. The Education department has been directed on Saturday to prepare a proposal to increase salaries of all guest teachers regardless of whether they have cleared the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) or not. The department on Saturday tabled its proposal in front of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to increase salaries of guest teachers who have cleared ‘Central Teacher Eligibility Test in the Cabinet meeting, but the CM directed it to also include non-CTET guest teachers in its proposal.


Schools across the nation are going hi-tech and will start getting internet facilities from November 1

All these schools will be getting 2 Mbps broadband internet with unlimited data usage powered. This facility will be given by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).As per reports, ‘IT School’ Project has been providing broadband internet connection to about 5,000 high schools, higher secondary schools and educational offices since 2007.While speaking about this programme, Project Director K Anvar Sadath said, “With the addition of broadband internet to primary section also, the state’s school broadband internet network will cover 100 per cent schools with over 15,000 connections. This will be the largest and first-of-its-kind in the country.”


The new chairman of IIM-A, Kumar Mangalam Birla

Soon after Naik’s resignation, a search committee to select the new IIM-A chairman was formed. The panel included Naik as its head, with Sanjay Lalbhai of the Arvind Group, Pankaj Patel of Zydus Cadila and D Shivakumar of Pepsico India as members. The HRD ministry has appointed the 49-year-old chairman of the USD 41 billion industrial corporation of Aditya Birla Group, Kumar Mangalam Birla as the new chairman of Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A). It has been confirmed that Birla, who is currently the chairman of IIT Delhi, accepted the position.

Updated: October 25, 2016 — 3:36 pm

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