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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Daily Current Affairs: 1 April 2015

1) ICC president Mustafa Kamal resigned:
--> Mustafa Kamal resigned as president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 1 April 2015 with an outspoken attack on the world governing body after he was prevented from presenting the World Cup trophy.
--> Then, a spat erupted between Mr. Kamal and ICC chairman N. Srinivasan, who presented the World Cup to Australia.
--> Mustafa Kamal during the world cup had made controversy after his country's World Cup quarterfinal defeat by India saying that there was "no quality in the umpiring" and suggested the result had been "pre-arranged".
--> Mr. Kamal, who is also Bangladesh’s Planning Minister, said his decision was “final” and “not negotiable.
--> Citing the constitution, he said only the president had the right to hand over the trophy to the winners of a match.

2) Farida Khambata is Tata Sons' first woman director:
--> Tata Sons, promoter of the major operating Tata companies, appointed top-ranked investment strategist Farida Khambata as the first woman independent director in the company's 103-year history.
--> While Khambata is the first woman professional to be a part of the Tata Sons board, Navajbai Tata, wife of Sir Ratan Tata, the younger son of Tata Group founder Jamsetji Tata, was the first woman from the promoter family to join the Tata Sons board.
--> Ronen Sen former ambassador to the US was also inducted as an independent director.

3) Gulshan Rai took charge as India's first cyber security chief:
--> Gulshan Rai on 1 April 2015 took charge as India’s first cyber security chief under the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) as Special Secretary for cyber security.
--> Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March 2015 had created this new post in PMO and had appointed Rai as its head.
--> Prior to this appointment, he was Director-General Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) at the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY).
--> He also heads the E-Security and Cyber Law division in the Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

4) Aahar scheme launched in Odisha:
-->  Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched his government’s much-hyped subsidised Aahar scheme on the occasion of the State’s Foundation Day on 1 April 2015.
--> The scheme was launched in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur and Rourkela in the first phase.
--> It aims at providing meal at Rs. five to the urban poor.
--> Each Aahar outlet will cater to a thousand people daily between 11 am and 3 pm.

5) Misao Okawa, Worlds oldest person died in Japan at age 117:
--> Misao Okawa, the World’s oldest person on 1 April 2015 died in Japan at the age of 117 and 27 days.
--> She was awarded the Guinness World Records title of oldest living person as well as the oldest living woman on 27 February 2013, a few days before her 115th birthday.

6) Brendon McCullum named New Zealand's 'Cricketer of the Year':
--> New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was named "Cricketer of the Year" at the New Zealand on 1 April 2015.
--> McCullum, who led New Zealand to their first World Cup final, was the supreme award winner at the ceremony, winning the "Sir Richard Hadlee" medal.
--> Team-mate Kane Williamson won the "Batsman of the Year" award across all three formats of the game.

7) Justice Sunil Kumar Sinha appointed as Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court:
--> Justice Sunil Kumar Sinha on 30 March 2015 was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court.
--> He was appointed by the President Pranab Mukherjee in accordance with the Article 217 (1) of the Constitution of India.

8) Kyle Mills retired from all forms of cricket:
--> New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Mills announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on 1 April 2015.
--> Mills was consistently ranked among the world's top 10 one-day bowlers throughout his illustrious 14-year career, and for a long time was ranked number one.

--> Mills represented New Zealand in 170 ODIs and took 240 wickets to be the Black Caps' second highest wicket-taker in the shortened game behind Vettori, who took 297.
Daily Current Affairs: 1 April 2015 Reviewed by Currentaffairs4examz on 2.4.15 Rating: 5 1) ICC president Mustafa Kamal resigned: --> Mustafa Kamal resigned as president of the Int...

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