PERSONS IN NEWS - 2018 FEBRUARY

February 2

Thanglura Darlong appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Romania
Shri Thanglura Darlong presently CLO, South Asian University, New Delhi has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Romania.
He is expected to take up his assignment shortly.

Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai to step down
Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai will be replaced by chief financial officer Kenichiro Yoshida, who is credited with leading many of the changes that have helped the company recover from years of losses in consumer electronics.
Under Hirai, who became CEO in 2012, the company has cut thousands of jobs and withdrawn from or cut back in areas such as PCs and TVs.

February 5

Four Indian sportspersons in Forbes India 30 Under 30 list
Indian athletes Jasprit Bumrah, Harmanpreet Kaur, Savita Punia and Heena Sidhu made it to this year’s Forbes India 30 Under 30 list, which was released.
The list prepared by Forbes is based on three broad criterias the extent of impact of their achievements, and their ability to disrupt the status quo; scalability of the business or line of work and; their potential to stay a long-term player.
Another criteria for making it to the list was not belonging to the category of well-established names, next-generation entrepreneurs and having access to an influential lineage.


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