Current Affairs April 2017 - Resignations


News 1 - Shashank Manohar stepped down as the ICC Chairman


Shashank Manohar resigned from his post as ICC Chairman citing personal reasons. Manohar was elected unopposed as the ICC's first independent chairman in May 2016 for a two-year term but had several conflicts with BCCI on revenue sharing pattern.

His decision to bring in constitutional reforms has been severely opposed by BCCI. Manohar had last year resigned from the BCCI citing his inability to carry out Lodha Committee reforms.

News 2 - Twitter's VP of Asia Pacific business, Aliza Knox resigned

Aliza Knox

Twitter's Vice President of Asia-Pacific business, Aliza Knox, has quit the company after a near-five year stint. Knox had helped built Twitter’s presence in Asia with an office in Singapore that currently spans nine locations. Twitter has appointed Maya Hari as its new Managing Director for South East Asia and India.

Aliza has joined mobile ad platform Unlockd as Chief Operating Officer. Unlockd is an Australian startup, which gives consumers rewards and discounts in exchange for viewing ads or content when unlocking their smartphones.