Current Affairs Global - 28 May 2014

1. Ahmed Maitiq was sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Libiya this week. He took oath of his office before Nuri Abu Sahmain, the President of the General National Congress. He became the Prime Minister after winning the confidence vote in the Parliament after receiving 83 votes in favour out of total 93 votes. He is the youngest and the fifth Prime Minister of Libya since Dictator Moammar Gadhafi was removed and killed in a 2011 revolution.


2. The list of Forbes' 100 most powerful women was topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Merkel is followed by Chair of the US Federal Reserve Janet Yellen (2), philanthropist Melinda Gates (3), former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (6), General Motors' first woman CEO Mary Barra (7), First Lady Michelle Obama (8) and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (9). PepsiCo's Chief Indra Nooyi is ranked at 13th and Cisco's Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior is ranked at 71st in the same list.


3. The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah passed away in Kuala Lumpur. He was 86. Sultan Azlan Shah was known as the Father of Malaysian Hockey for his colossal contribution to the sport for over 41 years, both as a player and an administrator.


Under his stewardship, Malaysia hosted two hockey World Cups, 1975 and 2002 editions. In 1997, Sultan Azlan Shah was elected as the president of the Asian Hockey Federation and he held the post until his demise.