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Important Current Affairs 5th September 2019

NATIONAL:

Pushpa Kolhi 1st Hindu woman police officer in Pak's Sindh province.

• Pushpa Kolhi has become the first Hindu woman to be inducted into Pakistan's Sindh Police after passing the provincial competitive examinations. Pushpa Kolhi has been posted as the Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) in Sindh. Earlier in January this year, Pakistani Hindu woman named Suman Pawan Bodani was appointed a judge to the civil and judicial magistrate.

APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS:

Paytm appoints former Google execs to head ad, cloud businesses.

• Noida-based fintech giant Paytm has appointed two former Google executives to head its advertising business and cloud offering respectively. Praveen Sharma has been appointed as Senior Vice President for the ad business, while Ankit Sinha has joined as Vice President of Paytm AI Cloud. The two will directly report to Paytm Founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Misbah-ul-Haq appointed Pakistan head coach and chief selector.

• Misbah-ul-Haq has been appointed the head coach and chairman of selectors of Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The former Pakistan captain was picked as head coach for a period of three years by a five-member panel that included former captain Intikhab Alam among others. Meanwhile, Waqar Younis has been appointed Pakistan bowling coach for three years.

AT&T names WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey as President, COO.

• American telecom company AT&T on Tuesday announced that WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey will take over as its new President and COO. Stankey will continue as WarnerMedia CEO and take on the new position on October 1. AT&T had acquired Time Warner for $108 billion in June 2018. Stankey joined AT&T in 1985 and took the reins at WarnerMedia in 2018.

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