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Resignation of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Resignation of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Question: Uber Technologies Inc. is a multinational technology company of which of the following countries?
(a) USA
(b) France
(c) German
(d) United Kingdom
Ans: (a)
Related Fact :

  • Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive and co-founder Travis Kalanick resigned on June 20, 2017.
  • Kalanick’s departure comes after a lengthy investigation led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
  • Uber workplace culture and practices were under scrutiny after a female former employee publicly accused the company of sexual harassment.
  • Uber lost $2.8 billion in last year itself and another $708 million in the first quarter this year 2017.

Reference:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-uber-ceo-idUSKBN19C0G6

Hoshiar Singh appointed chief of Copyrights office

Appointment of the New Registrar of Copyrights

Question: Who has been appointed as the new registrar of copyrights by the Central Government?
(A) Pradeep Dubey
(B) Omita Paul
(C) R.S.Yadav
(D) Hoshiar Singh
Ans :(d)
Related facts:-

  • On June 7, 2017, the Central Government appointed Hoshiar Singh, senior official of the Indian Telecommunications Service (ITS), as the new registrar of copyrights.
  • His term on this post will be of 5 years.
  • The Office of Copyrights is mandated to protect the music and film industry besides addressing its concerns, among others things.
  • It comes under the purview of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.

संबंधित लिंक
http://www.ptinews.com/news/8773854_Hoshiar-Singh-appointed-chief-of-Copyrights-office.html
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/hoshiar-singh-appointed-chief-of-copyrights-office/article9721920.ece
http://www.nayaindia.com/business-news/hoshiar-singh-appointed-head-of-the-copyright-office-637103.html

Veteran parliamentarian Era Sezhiyan passes away

Era Sezhiyan

Question: Former MP Era Sezhiyan, who passed away recently belonged to…
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Gujrat
(c) Goa
(d) Tamilnadu
Ans :(c)
Related facts:-

  • On June 6, 2017, Era Sezhiyan, a well-known politician and former MP from Tamil Nadu passed away. He was 94 years old.
  • He was elected to Lok Sabha from Perambalur constituency for the first time in 1962 on DMK party Ticket.
  • Later he represented Kumbakonam in the fourth and fifth Lok Sabha.
  • In 1978, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha on Janata Party ticket.

Related Links:-
http://www.ptinews.com/news/8772712_Veteran-parliamentarian-Era-Sezhiyan-passes-away.html
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/ace-parliamentarian-era-sezhiyan-dead/article18732359.ece

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