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Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC Chairman

Mar 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Chairman of ICC, Shashank Manohar in a surprise move announced his resignation on 15 March 2017. He had been elected to the position unopposed in May 2016

Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan resigns

Jan 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Civil Society Women's Organisation and a progressive political outfit of Meghalaya 'Thma U Rangli' launched a signature campaign following the reports of inappropriate behaviour by the Governor. The campaign was launched to demand Governor's resignation.

Indian-origin Mauritius PM Anerood Jugnauth resigns

Jan 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

He will be succeeded by his own son Pravind Jugnauth. Pravind is the leader of the main political party of Mauritius Militant Socialist Movement (MSM).

Najeeb Jung resigned as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

Dec 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

As per report, after this sudden and surprise move, Jung would return back to academics.

New Zealand PM announces surprise resignation

Dec 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Citing family reasons, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced his surprise resignation. He will be leaving after being in power for almost eight years.

George Yeo, Chancellor of Nalanda University, resigns

Nov 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Earlier on 23 November 2016, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen terminated his nine-year-long association with the University, first as a Chancellor and later as a member of the Governing Board. He had resigned as the Chancellor in February 2015.

Jawhar Sircar resigns as CEO of Prasar Bharati Corporation

Oct 4, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Sircar was appointed as Prasar Bharati CEO in 2012 during the rule of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.

BJP Parliamentary Board accepts resignation of Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel

Aug 3, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and BJP General Secretary Saroj Pandey have been appointed as the observers to oversee the election of new legislature party leader in the State.

T Nanda Kumar resigns as Chairman of National Dairy Development Board

Jul 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

T Nanda Kumar had submitted his resignation on 29 June 2016. His resignation was accepted by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet on 27 July 2016.

Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli resigns ahead of a no-confidence vote

Jul 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Oli, 64, who became prime minister of Nepal in October 2015, has been facing a no-trust motion after the Maoists withdrew support from the coalition government.

Fox News CEO Roger Ailes resigns

Jul 22, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

However, Ailes will continue to serve as an informal adviser to Rupert Murdoch and will receive a severance package of about 40 million US dollars.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced resignation after Brexit vote

Jun 24, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The announcement was made hours after the Brexit vote that favoured leaving the European Union. Cameron will step down in October 2016 at the Conservative Party Conference to make way for a new Prime Minister to guide the UK in the new direction for the country.

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai resigns

Jun 15, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

His resignation was accepted by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal who gave his portfolio to cabinet colleague Satyendar Jain.

Shashank Manohar resigns as BCCI president

May 10, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He also stepped down as the BCCI representative in the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Asian Cricket Council (ACC).

Michel Platini resigns as UEFA President after ban appeal fails

May 10, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

He resigned to pursue the case over a suspect 2 million dollar payment in Swiss courts in a bid to clear his name.

Iceland PM Gunnlaugsson resigned after Panama papers leak revelations

Apr 6, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He is one of dozens of high-profile global figures mentioned in the 11.5 million leaked financial and legal records, which were first published on 3 April 2016.

Vijay Mallya resigned as Director of Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited

Mar 18, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Following this, an official from the RCB, Russell Adams was named as the new Director of RCSPL

Romania's Prime Minister Victor Ponta resigned

Nov 5, 2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Since September 2015, he has been facing weeks of intense pressure to quit after going on trial in facing charges of fraud, tax evasion and money laundering.

Shivinder Mohan Singh resigned as executive vice-chairman of Fortis Healthcare Limited

Sep 26, 2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

He resigned from the position as he decided to take up full-time sewa at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB), a philosophical organisation spread over 90 countries worldwide.

Filmmaker Rahul Rawail resigned from Oscar Selection Jury

Sep 24, 2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Court directed by debutant Chaitanya Tamhane was selected to officially represent India at the 88th Oscars in 2015 in the Best Foreign Film category.

Mahesh Rangarajan resigned as Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

Sep 18, 2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

He was appointed as the Director of NMML in June 2014 by the then UPA government headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Hisao Tanaka resigned as CEO and President of Toshiba

Jul 22, 2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He will be succeeded by Masashi Muromachi, who is presently the Chairman of Toshiba.

Justice Gian Parkash Mittal resigned from the Office of the Judge of Delhi High Court

Jun 20, 2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Mittal tendered his resignation from the office of the Judge of Delhi High Court, in pursuance of provision (a) to clause (1) of article 217 of the Indian Constitution.

Said Djinnit, UN envoy to Burundi crisis, stepped down as mediator

Jun 12, 2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Till date, Djinnit was hosting talks between the governing party and those who do not want President Pierre Nkurunziza to stand for re-election.

Sepp Blatter resigned as FIFA president amid corruption scandal

Jun 3, 2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Blatter, who was re-elected as FIFA president on 29 May 2015, will exercise his functions as FIFA president until an election is held.

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair resigned as Special Envoy of the Middle East Quartet

May 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He was appointed to the position by the Diplomatic Quartet on 27 June 2007, the same day he resigned as the Prime Minister of the UK after serving for ten years.

O Panneerselvam resigned as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

May 22, 2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

He resigned minutes after Jayalalithaa was elected as the legislature party leader at a meeting in Chennai. With this, his eight months long tenure as Chief Minister of the state came to an end.

Gopinath Pillai resigned as Chairman of Gateway Distriparks Limited

Apr 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The company has named co-founder Prem Kishan Gupta as the new Chairman. He is working as the Managing Director since the start of the company.

Jamal Benomar, United Nations peace envoy to Yemen, resigned

Apr 16, 2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

He was serving as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's special envoy for Yemen since 2012.

Mustafa Kamal resigned from the post of President of International Cricket Council

Apr 1, 2015
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Mustafa Kamal sent out the resignation letter to the ICC. He had succeeded Alan Isaac as the 11th President of the ICC in June 2014 for a period of two years.

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