Current Affairs May 2017 - Resignations


News 1 - UK Prince Philip to retire from royal duties


Prince Philip, the 95-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, will step down from carrying out royal engagements from September 2017. The Buckingham Palace announced the retirement of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Prince will continue to attend previously scheduled engagements with the monarch and individually but he will not be accepting any new invitations for visits and engagements.

Prince Philip is patron, president or a member of over 780 organisations, with which he will continue to be associated, although he will no longer play an active role by attending engagements.

News 2 - Tennis player Mitsuhashi gets life ban for match fixing


Japanese player Junn Mitsuhashi was banned for life following an investigation into match fixing. The Tennis Integrity Unit announced that he has also been fined 50,000 US Dollars after being found to have made corrupt approaches to other players and to have placed bets on matches.

Mitsuhashi, 27, cannot compete in, or attend, any tournament or event organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of the sport. The player was offered 2,000 US Dollars to underperform in a singles match and 600 US Dollars in a doubles match.

News 3 - Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' resigned from the post of Nepal’s Prime Minister

Pushpa Kamal Dahal

The 62-year-old Prachanda resigned from the post of Nepal’s Prime Minister, following an understanding with Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba that he would step down as Prime Minister and hand over the power to him after nine months. Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' was 39th prime minister of Nepal.

According to the pact signed, it was decided to run the government on a rotational basis until elections to the parliament are held in February 2018. Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda submitted his resignation to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.