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1. Wipro names Abid Ali Neemuchwala as CEO
1. India’s third largest IT exporter Wipro Limited on Monday announced the appointment of Abid Ali Z. Neemuchwala as the Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of the company. The company also appointed the current CEO T.K. Kurien as the Executive Vice Chairman. Both the appointments will be effective from February 1, 2016.
2. Wipro had appointed former TCS BPO CEO Abid Ali Neemuchwala as the group president and chief operating officer (COO) of the company effective April 1, 2015.
2. Lodha panel proposes drastic reforms for BCCI, IPL CEO given clean chit
1. The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee today recommended sweeping reforms for the controversy-ridden BCCI, suggesting a bar on ministers from occupying positions, putting a cap on the age and tenure of the office-bearers and legalising betting.
2. The panel has given a clean chit to IPL CEO Sundar Raman in connection with the 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal, citing lack of evidence against him.
3. In a series of drastic reforms, the three-member panel, headed by Justice (Retd) R M Lodha, also suggested one unit should represent one state, while taking away the voting rights of institutional and city-based units.
4. The committee also suggested the restructuring of the BCCI’s administrative set-up, proposing the position of a CEO accountable to a nine-member apex council.
3. India won 2015 SAFF football championships
1. India has won the 2015 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) championship for record seventh time. In the final match played at Thiruvanantapuram (Kerala), India defeated defending champion Afghanistan by 2-1 goal score. Jeje Lalpekhlua (72nd minute) and Sunil Chhetri (101th) had scored goals for India. For Afghanistan single goal was scored by Zubayr Amiri at 70th minute.
2. Indian Team Captain: Sunil Chhetri.
Afghanistan Team Captain: Faysal Shayesteh.
3. Earlier India had won the SAFF Football Championship in year 1993, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2009 and 2011.
4. Ratan Tata makes his 20th investment in start-ups
1. Even as private funding hit an all-time high in 2015, Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of diversified conglomerate Tata Sons Ltd, has started off the New Year by investing in pet-care portal DogSpot.in. The quantum of investment was not made public.
2. This is Ratan Tata’s 20th investment in a start-up, making him among the top individual investors in new ventures.
3. DogSpot is an online pet-care shop started in 2014 by Rana Atheya, an electronics engineer from MJP Rohilkhand University and an MBA from Coventry University, UK. The venture has also received investments from Ronnie Screwvala, who led the previous round along with India Quotient and K Ganesh.
5. World Braille Day observed on 4 January
1. World Braille Day was observed across the world on 4 January 2016 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Louis Braille.
To mark this occasion, NGOs, as well as other organizations came together to raise awareness about the apathy towards visually impaired people and to help them be equal with the rest of the people.
2. The day also helps people to feel the importance to produce works in the Braille language to allow blinds to read the works.
6. English cricketer Matthew Hobden passed away
1. Sussex fast bowler Matthew Hobden, regarded as one of the most talented up-and-coming players in the country, died on 3 January 2016. He was 22.
2. Hobden’s death was announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). However, it did not announce the cause of death.
7. Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond died
1. Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, winner of an Oscar for Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, passed away on 1 January 2016 in California, United States. He was 85.
2. Zsigmond was also Oscar nominated for Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter, Mark Rydell’s The River and Brian De Palma’s The Black Dahlia.