People in News During August 2015

Published on Saturday, August 22, 2015
1. Amitabh Bachchan accepted the proposal to be Maharashtra's Tiger Ambassador on 10 August, 2015.
Amitabh Bachchan As Tiger Ambassador

2. Tiju Thomas an Indian diplomat with Indian Consulate in Dubai takes an initiative to provide blood to rare group accessible to those who are needy through a website The initiative was launched on World Blood Donor Day on 14 June, 2015.

3. Three Indian Scientists namely - Kamal Bawa, Ajay Sood, John Kuriayn elected to Royal Society of London on 30 April, 2015.

4. After spending of 804 days on International Space Station (ISS), The Russian Cosmonaut Geneddy Padalka entered into Guinness World Records in July 2015. 

Russian Cosmonaut Geneddy Padalka

5. Former Chinese Finance Minister Jin Liqun has been nominated for the post of AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) on 6 July, 2015.

6. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed is selected for World Food Prize 2015 on 1 July, 2015.

7. Anisa Rasouli is nominated as first ever female supreme court judge of Afghanistan on 30 June, 2015.

Anisa Rasouli

8. Britain's longest serving Indian origin MP, Keith Vaz on 18 June, 2015 was re-elected as Chairman of Parliaments Home Affairs Select Committee for the third time.

Keith Vaz

9. Sabrina Corgatelli , The American woman who recently ignited a firestorm of criticism from animal rights activist for flaunting online images of herself with the carcasses of a giraffe and other wildlife she killed during a guided hunt in South Africa.

Sabrina Corgatelli

10. Les Munro, The New Zealander who was the last surviving pilot from the specialized World War II "Dambuster" mission targeting German infrastructure died recently.

Les Munro

11. Andrzej Duda recently sworn in as the new President of Poland.

12. Ram Nath Kovind recently named as the new Governor of Bihar.

13. Nicole Barr, the teenager from UK who scored a maximum 162 in the intelligence quotient test set by Mensa. This score is two points higher than what Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking are thought to have.

Nicole Barr

14. Cilla Black, the famous UK singer and 1960's pop star championed by The Beatles who became one of the Britain's best loved television presenter died recently in Spain

15.  R S Sharma - The Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology  who was recently appointed as Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). 

16. Sanjiv Chaturvedi and Anshu Gupta has recently chosen for the Ramon Magsaysay Award.
Sanjiv Chaturvedi and Anshu Gupta

17.  Tom Moore - the "Archie"cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of the freckled-face, red hair character died recently at Texas.

18. Owen Chadwick - the scholar and priest whose works explored the history of Christianity over two millennia passed away recently.

Owen Chadwick

19. Ajay Mathur  was recently appointed as new director of The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI). Earlier he was the head of the government's Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). He will replace environmentalist RK Pachauri, who is facing charges of sexually harassing a junior colleague.

Ajay Mathur

20. Suresh Narayanan was recently appointed as the India head of Swiss food major company Nestle  after the removal of Etienne Benet Amid the ongoing storm surrounding its popular easy-to-cook snack Maggi.
Suresh Narayanan

21. Satoru Iwata - The Japanese died recently he was owner of video game company Nintendo through years of growth with its Pokemon and Super Mario franchises.

Satoru Iwata

22.  MS Vishwanathan, The Veteran South Indian music composer passed away recently. He leaves a monumental legacy of reportedly over 1,500 songs for Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada cinema which are considered part of modern South Indian cultural identity. 

23. Amitabh Thakur, The Uttar Pradesh cadre IPS officer who was recently suspended by state government after he brought his fight against Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in the open.

Amitabh Thakur

24. K C Chowdary  is recently appointed as the Chief Vigilance Commissioner by Government of India.

25. Vijai Sharma recently appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner.

26. Sudhir Bhargava recently appointed as Information Commissioner by Government of India.

27. Jitender Singh Tomar, The Delhi Law Minister who quit recently after being arrested for allegedly using fake degrees to enroll as advocate.

28. Nek Chand the creator of Chandigarh's famous Rock Garden died recently.

Mr. Nek Chand

29. Sushma Swaraj - The external affairs minister who recently came into controversy over helping corruption charged former Indian Premier League (IPL) boss Lalit Modi to get emergency travel documents.

30. Professor Vikram Patel, on 16 April,2015  appeared in 2015 Time 100 Most Influential people in the world list for his contribution in the field of mental well being.

Professor Vikram Patel

31. Beno Zephine (Chennai's) on 12 June, 2015 became the first 100% blind officer in IFS. She is 25 years old.
Beno Zephine

32. Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa was sworn in as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh on 1 June, 2015 and became the 19th Governor of the state.

33. On 26 May, 2015 Lt. General (Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma was sworn in as Governor of Mizoram. He is eight governor of Mizoram.

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