People in News- February 2019 PDF

People in News- February 2019 PDF

1. RISHI KUMAR SHUKLA

  • He is an IPS officer of 1983 batch of Madhya Pradesh cadre.
  • He has been appointed as the new chief of CBI.
  • He will serve for a term of two years.

2. SUSHIL CHANDRA

  • He has been appointed as a new Election Commissioner.

3. MITHALI RAJ

  • She is an Indian Woman Cricketer and Captain of ODI team.
  • She became the first woman cricketer to play 200 ODIs in Women's Cricket.
  • She is also the highest run-getter in ODIs with 6622 runs scored at an average of 51.33 which includes 7 hundred.

4. GREG CHAPPELL

  • He is a former Australian Cricketer.
  • He is set to retire the stage as the selector and national talent manager for Australia following the end of the Ashes Series.

5. SANJIV RANJAN

  • He has been appointed as a new Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia.
  • He is a 1993 batch Indian Foreign Service Officer.

6. KI SUNG YUENG

  • He is a South Korean Footballer.
  • He has announced his retirement from the South Korean national team.

7. VANI KAPOOR

  • She became the first Indian to grab Australian Ladies PGA Tour (LPGA) after securing 12th rank.

8. HITEN BHAYA

  • He was a former Planning Commission member during Rajiv Gandhi Government and ex-director of IIMC.
  • He passed away at the age of 98.

9. SANA MIR

  • She was former Captain of Pakistan women team.
  • She became the first Asian Woman to play 100 T20Is.
  • She has been representing the country since 2005.
  • She achieved the feat during the third match against Windies.

10. SMRITI MANDHANA

  • She has become the top-ranked batter in women's ODI cricket.
  • She moved up three spots to reach the top spot.
  • She also hammered the fastest fifty for India in Women's T20Is.

11. P V BHARATHI

  • Former director of Canara Bank has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation Bank.
  • She became the first woman CEO of the bank.

12. RAMESH BHATKAR

  • He was a Marathi Actor.
  • He passed away at the age of 70 after battling cncer for over one and half years.
  • His career spanned over 30 years and he starred in several Marathi films and Television series includig "Aai Pahije" and "Commander".
  • He also featured in Hindi films like "The Accidental Prime Minister" and "Bhavesh Joshi Superhero".

13. RAMIT TANDON

  • He is an Indian squash player.
  • He recently won Seattle Open defeating Egyptian Mohammed El Sherbini in the finals.

14. MIRABAI CHANU

  • She is an Indian Weightlifter.
  • She notched up Gold at EGAT Cup in Thailand.
  • Chanu won the 48 kg category gold with the effort of 192 kg in the silver level Olympic qualifying event.

15. SANJAY SUBRAHMANYAM

  • He is Indian Historian and has recently won the prestigious Dan David Prize 2019 for his work on inter-cultural encounters between Asians, Europeans and people of North and South America.

16. PRAJNESH GUNNESWARAN

  • He is the third Indian to reach top 100 of Men's Singles Tennis Rankings.

17. BRADLEY COOPER

  • He has been awarded with the 'Oscat' by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
  • He has been awarded for his enlightened decision to cast his own canine companion in 'A Star Is Born' rather than using one supplied by a notorious animal exhibitor.

18. PRAMOD CHANDRA MODY

  • Senior IRS officer has been appointed as Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).
  • He has succeeded Sushil Chandra.

19. SAINA NEHWAL

  • She has won her fourth title at the Yonex-Sunrise 83rd Senior nationals.
  • She defeated P V Sindhu in the finals.

20. SUNIL CHHETRI

  • The all-time leading scorer for India in International football has been conferred the first ever Football ratna Honour by football Delhi.
  • He is popularly known as Captain Fantstic.

21. HINA JAISWAL

  • Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal became the first Indian Woman Flight Engineer.
  • She was commissioned in the IAF's engineering branch in 2015.

22. CHRIS GAYLE

  • He is a West Indian batsman.
  • He has announced that he will retire from one-day internationals after the forthcoming world cup.

23. ARUN JAITLEY

  • He has resumed the charge as the finance minister after a gap of over a month.
  • This was his second break within a year that he had to take to undergo medical treatment.
  • During his break Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was interim Finance Minister.

24. NARENDRA MODI

  • PM Modi has conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize.
  • The award was first announced by the Seoul Peace Prize cultural foundation in October 2018.

25. DIVYA KARNAD

  • She became the first woman to receive the Future for Nature award.
  • She has been honoured for her work on marine conservation.
  • She is the second Indian after Dr. Charudutt Mishra to receive this award.

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