Current Affairs July 2019 - Resignations


1 - Shoaib Malik announced retirement from ODIs

Shoaib Malik

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik announced his retirement from ODI format. Malik made his ODI debut in 1999 against West Indies. He played 287 ODIs for Pakistan and scored 7,534 runs that included 9 hundreds and 44 fifties. He also picked 158 wickets in ODIs for his country. The 37-year-old played his last ODI against India in Manchester.

Shoaib has also played 35 Tests and 111 T20Is. He has 3 test hundreds in his name with a total of 1,898 runs. He has scored 2,263 runs in the T20Is.

2 - Ambati Rayudu announced retirement from international cricket

Ambati Rayudu

India batsman Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from international cricket. Rayudu played 55 ODIs for India and scored 1694 runs at an average of 47.05. He scored 3 centuries and 10 fifties. He also played 6 T20Is for India. He also played 97 first-class games and scored 6151 runs.

Rayudu, who made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2013 played his last ODI against Australia in Ranchi in 2019.

3 - Milind Deora resigned as Mumbai Congress President

Milind Deora

Mumbai Congress President Milind Deora announced his resignation from the post. He recommended setting up of a provisional collective leadership comprising three senior Congress leaders to oversee the city party unit till the Maharashtra Assembly polls which are due.

Milind Deora was appointed the president of the Mumbai Congress on the eve of the Lok Sabha polls. He was a Member of the 15th Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament of India, from the Mumbai South constituency.

4 - Dutch great Arjen Robben announced retirement from football

Arjen Robben

Former Bayern Munich and Netherlands forward, Arjen Robben, announced his retirement from football. He won two Premier League titles at Chelsea in 2005 and 2006. He also won a La Liga winner's medal with Real Madrid.

Robben played 96 international matches for the Netherlands, scoring 37 goals. He will be best remembered for his time at German club Bayern Munich. He helped the club to eight Bundesliga crowns, five German Cups and the 2013 Champions League title, scoring 144 goals in 309 matches.

5 - Christine Lagarde resigned as managing director of IMF

Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde has submitted her resignation from her role of managing director of the International Monetary Fund after she was nominated to be the next president of the European Central Bank.

Christine, a former French cabinet minister, has been heading the IMF since 2011. As managing director, she coordinated large bailout loans for Greece in concert with the ECB and European Union. She was nominated to be the first woman president of the ECB and if so happens, she will replace Mario Draghi.

6 - Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned as cabinet minister in Punjab

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu submitted his resignation as Punjab Cabinet Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources. Chief Minister Amrinder Singh had divested Sidhu of his Local Bodies and Tourism and Culture Affairs department citing non-performance and given him the power ministry.

Punjab Governor V.P.S. Badnore formally accepted the resignation after it was approved yby the Chief Minister, Captain Amrinder Singh. Navjot Singh Sidhu is an Indian politician, television personality and former cricketer.