Current Affairs International - 26-27 February 2016

1. Gianni Infantino has been elected as the President of World Football governing body FIFA after winning a second-round vote held in Zurich this week. With this, he became the ninth FIFA President after the second ballot in which he secured 115 of 207 total votes. He will serve FIFA till 2019. He succeeded Sepp Blatter, who held the position since 1998.


2. Japanese Carmaker Nissan has named Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma as their new global ambassador along with West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell and New Zealand women's team captain Suzie Bates. With this they join current brand ambassadors South African pacers Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada. Nissan's eight-year sponsorship deal with ICC comprises all tournaments for the period 2016 to 2023.