सामयिक विषय: Short Notes

National Boxing Academy inaugurated in Rohtak

National Boxing Academy inaugurated in Haryana

Question: Recently Union minister of state for youth affairs and sports Vijay Goel on inaugurated the National Boxing Academy (NBA) in which of the following district of Haryana?
(a) Bhiwani
(b) Hisar
(c) Rohtak
(d) Gurugram
Ans. (c)
Related facts:

  • On 16 January 2017 Sports Minister Vijay Goel inaugurated the National Boxing Academy in Rohtak, Haryana.
  • It is set up under the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
  • This boxing academy would prove to be a good platform for Indian boxers.
  • Facilities like books, badminton court, volleyball court, chess and internet would also be made available at the academy.

Reference:
http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/sport-others/sports-minister-vijay-goel-inaugurates-boxing-academy-in-haryana-4477325/
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/national-boxing-academy-inaugurated-in-rohtak/articleshow/56612715.cms

TCS boss N Chandrasekaran is the new Tata Sons Chairman

New Chairman of Tata Sons

Question: Recently who has been appointed as the new Chairman Tata Sons?
(a) N. Chandrasekaran
(b) Venu Srinivasan
(c) Amit Chandra
(d) Kumar Bhattacharya
Ans. (a)
Related facts:

  • On 12 January 2017 Tata Sons named Natarajan Chandrasekaran as its new chairman.
  • He will take the helm of the group from February 21, 2017.
  • He will replace Cyrus Mistry.
  • It may be recalled that in a sudden decision, Tata Sons on October 24, 2016 replaced Mr. Mistry as chairman and named Mr. Ratan Tata as interim Chairman.
  • Tata Sons constituted a selection committee comprising Mr. Ratan Tata, Mr. Venu Srinivasan, Mr. Amit Chandra, Mr. Ronen Sen and Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya to select a new chairman.

Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/business/TCS-Chandrasekaran-named-Tata-Sons-Chairman/article17029247.ece
http://www.forbes.com/sites/naazneenkarmali/2017/01/12/tata-chooses-marathon-man-n-chandrasekaran-as-next-chairman/#1ce867a414c8

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