Current Affairs Sep 2017 - Resignations


News 1 - Union Minister Kalraj Mishra resigned from the cabinet

Kalraj Mishra

Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra resigned ahead of the Cabinet Reshuffle. Earlier, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanjeev Balyan, Minister of State for Human Resources Development Mahendra Nath Pandey and Minister of State for Health Faggan Singh Kulaste had resigned from their posts.

Some of these ministers were asked to go because of underperformance, some were found fit for party work.

News 2 - Ibibo group co-founder Ashish Kashyap resigned from makeMyTrip

Ashish Kashyap

President of MakeMyTrip Ltd and co-founder of Ibibo group, Ashish Kashyap resigned from his duties. Ashish Kashyap had vast experience at Times Internet, Google and Ibibo Group. Ashish is greatly appreciated for bringing the MakeMyTrip-ibibo deal turn true.

Ibibo Group is an online travel organization founded in January 2007 by Ashish Kashyap. The company is a subsidiary of Naspers, South Africa which owns an 80% stake in Ibibo Group. Makemytrip Inc. is an Indian online travel company founded in 2000.

News 3 - Rajiv Kumar of Niti Aayog resigned from DHFL board

Rajiv Kumar

Rajiv Kumar has resigned from the board of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL) as independent director after his appointment as the Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog. He was holding the position since August 7, 2015.

Rajiv Kumar took over as the Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog from Arvind Panagariya. Mr Kumar also served as chief economist at industry body Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). He also held senior positions at the Asian Development Bank.

News 4 - Infosys Senior VP Sanjay Rajagopalan resigned

Sanjay Rajagopalan

Infosys Senior Vice-President and Design and Research Head Sanjay Rajagopalan has resigned from the company. He has quit the company a month after his former boss Vishal Sikka stepped down as the CEO and MD in protest over the founder’s interference and allegations of corporate mis-governance.

Rajagopalan was employed with Infosys from August 2014 to September 2017. He was amongst several of Sikka's colleagues from SAP, who had moved to Infosys to help him implement new initiatives such as Design Thinking.