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Current Affairs (22nd January, 2024)

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PepsiCo India Appointed Jagrut Kotecha as New CEO 

  • PepsiCo India appointed Jagrut Kotecha as its new CEO. 
  • Currently, he is serving as the Chief Commercial Officer for PepsiCo in Africa, Middle East, and South Asia (AMESA). 
  • He succeeded Ahmed El Sheikh. 

India Launched Alliance for Global Good-Gender Equity and Equality 

  • India launched Alliance for Global Good-Gender Equity and Equality with the support and endorsement by WEF and Government of India. 
  • This alliance was launched during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos. 
  • The idea of this emerged from the G20 Leaders’ Declaration and India’s abiding commitment to the cause of women-led development. 
  • Its objective is to bring together global best practices, knowledge sharing and investments in the identified areas of women’s health, education, and enterprise. 

LIC Launched Jeevan Dhara II policy 

  • Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has launched a new insurance plan - Jeevan Dhara II - an individual, savings, deferred annuity plan. 
  • It is a non-linked and non-participating annuity plan. 
  • It assures guaranteed annuity from the plan’s inception and has 11 annuity options. 

SEBI Chairperson Launched CDSL’s Multi-Lingual Initiatives 

  • The chairperson of SEBI Madhabi Puri Buch launched two multi-lingual initiatives by Central Depository Services (India) (CDSL). 
  • The goal of the initiative is to enhance inclusivity and accessibility in the capital market.  
  • CDSL has introduced an upgrade in investor CAS through the 'Apka CAS – Apki Zubaani' initiative, enabling investors to receive their statements in their preferred language amongst 23 diverse Indian languages.  

Tata Group Secured IPL Title Sponsorship for 2024-2028 

  • The TATA group has secured the Indian Premier League (IPL) for a whopping Rs 2500 crores- highest-ever sponsorship amount in the history of the league. 
  • Previously, the group held the title sponsorship rights for the IPL in 2022 and 2023 and is also the title sponsor of the Women’s Premier League.