Current Affairs November 2019 - Resignations


1 - T. Latha, MD and CEO of Dhanlaxmi Bank resigned

T. Latha

Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dhanlaxmi Bank, T. Latha, has resigned due to personal reasons. Ms Latha was appointed as MD and CEO of Dhanlaxmi Bank in July 2018 for three years following retirement of G Sreeram.

Ms Latha was issued vigilance charge sheet in an internal investigation for her previous job as general manager (GM) at Punjab National Bank (PNB) during the infamous Nirav Modi scam.

2 - Women’s boxing icon Nicola Adams announced retirement

Nicola Adams

Two-time Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams announced her retirement from the sport on medical advice because of fears of irreparable damage and permanent vision loss.

Adams became the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal at London 2012, and the first female boxer to become a double Olympic champion after winning a second gold medal at Rio 2016, both in the flyweight division. Adams has been honored with honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Leeds.

3 - Senior journalist Rajat Sharma resignation as DDCA President put on hold

Rajat Sharma

Senior journalist Rajat Sharma has been asked to continue in his role as DDCA President by the cricket body’s ombudsman Justice (Retd) Badar Durrez Ahmed. Sharma had resigned from the post of President of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA). He was appointed as DDCA President in July 2018.

The ombudsman also stopped the reinstatement of suspended general secretary Vinod Tihara. Sharma had joined the cricket administration after receiving active backing from the former finance minister late Arun Jaitley.

4 - Spain’s striker David Villa announced his retirement from football

David Villa

Spanish striker David Villa announced his retirement from football. Villa scored 59 goals in 98 appearances for Spain from 2004-17, including five goals at the 2010 World Cup as his nation won the title for the first time. He won the European Championships in 2008 and scored four goals for Spain. He scored 80 goals in 124 MLS appearances.

David was honored with UEFA Euro 2008 Golden boot and gold medal of the ‘Royal order of Sporting Merit’ in 2011.