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CURRENT AFFAIRS - PERSONS IN NEWS Journalist Gauri lankesh shot dead in Bengaluru | 08-Sep-2017 15:01


Journalist Gauri lankesh shot dead in BengaluruSenior journalisteditor and activist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by unidentified mugger at the entrance of her home in Bengaluru West on 5th of Sept. 2017.
Key Points:
i.She was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru last night by attackers who fired seven times at close range.
ii.Gauri Lankesh was the editor of weekly Kannada tabloid magazine Lankesh Patrike, columnist in newspapers, a panelist on TV channels besides being an activist.

Ahmed Khan dead at 90 | 30-Aug-2017 12:44

               Ahmed Khan, a member of India’s gold winning football team at the first Asian Games in 1951, passed away. He was 91.

 

Ahmed Khan

 

Key Points:
                Khan represented India in two Olympic Games — 1948 in London and 1952 in Helsinki Finland apart from two Asian Games in Delhi and 1954 in Manila.
                Khan, who played as a striker represented India in 11 matches and made his debut against France in the London Olympics.
                He was also a member of the victorious back to back Quadrangular Trophy winning Indian squad in 1953 and 1954.
                Khan was also known for being an East Bengal legend and was a part of the famous ‘Pancha Pandavas’ of red and gold.
                He played for East Bengal from 1949 to 1959 and captained the club in 1954. 
                He won the IFA Shield four times; the Calcutta League, the Durand Cup and the DCM Trophy thrice each; and Rovers Cup, the PK Nair Gold Cup and the HK Mookherjee Shield once each.

BSE board approves another 5-year term for Ashish Chauhan as CEO | 30-Aug-2017 12:39

IN NEWS:

         BSE, a top stock exchange’s board has approved another five-year term for its chief Ashish Chauhan.
           Ashish Chauhan was joined in BSE as deputy chief executive officer (CEO) in 2009.He became MD and CEO for a period of five years with effect from November 2, 2012.
           The board approved re-appointment of Ashishkumar Chauhan as BSE’s Managing Director and CEO for an another period of five years from November 2, 2017, to November 1, 2022.
           He is known for introduction of mobile trading, online real-time surveillance systems and for launching several new products across various market segments such as SMEs, currencies, mutual funds and corporate bonds.