People in News- March 2019 PDF

People in News- March 2019

Mukesh Ambani

  • Reliance Industries CMD Mukesh Ambani became the first Indian and the only Asian to enter the Global top 10 richest billionaire list.

Chris Gayle

  • He is a West Indian Opener batsman.
  • Recently he became the first player in the World to hit 500 sixes in International cricket.
  • He also became 4th batsman and second from the Caribbean after Brian Lara, to reach the milestone of 10,000 ODI runs.
  • He also reached his fifty in 19 balls and became the fastest West Indian to reach the milestone thus surpassing Darren Sammy's record.

Ajay Narayan Jha

  • He became the member of 15th Finance Commission in place of Shaktikanta Das.
  • He is a 1982 batch IAS officer of Manipur cadre.
  • He was Finance Secretary to the Government of India and has served as Secretary to the 14th Finance Commission.

Usha Thorat 

  • RBI has constituted a task force headed by its former deputy governor, Usha Thorat to examine issues related to offshore rupee markets and recommend policy measures.

 Hasmukh Adhia

  • The ex-finance secretary has been appointed as non-executive chairman of Bank of Baroda.
  • He has been assigned the post of part-time non-official director and non-executive chairman by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
  • He would serve for 3 years.

    Anil Kumble

    • He is a former India captain and great leg spinner.
    • He was re-appointed ICC (International Cricket Council) Cricket Committee Chairman for a final 3 year term in a board meeting of cricket council in Dubai.

    Randhir Singh

    • He has been appointed as the Chairman of Coordination Committee of 2022 Asian Games which will be hosted in Hangzhou, China.
    • He is currently an Honorary Life Vice President Of the OCA and he is a five time Olympian Shooter.

    Soumya Swaminathan 

    • She has been appointed as Chief Scientist at WHO.
    • She is currently a Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

    Ajiy Kumar Mohanty 

    • He has been appointed as the Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.
    • Currently, he is Director of Physics Group, BARC and Director of Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics.

    Padma Lakshmi 

    • She is an Indian – American television personality, supermodel, food expert, author and executive producer of Top Chef.
    • She has been named as Goodwill Ambassador of UNDP.

    Subhash Chandra Garg

    • He is an IAS officer from the 1983 batch of Rajasthan cadre.
    • He has been appointed as the Finance Secretary.

    Raghuram Rajan 

    • He is a former RBI Governor.
    • He has been awarded  Yashwantrao Chavan National Award 2018 for his outstanding contribution towards national integration.

    Padamnaban Gopalan 

    • He is a social entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu.
    • He is founder of No Food Waste.
    • He has won the Commonwealth Youth Award for the Asian Region.

    M.R. Kumar 

    • He has been appointed as the Chairman of LIC.

      Amitabh Kant 

      • He is CEO of NITI Aayog.
      • He is going to head the National Mision on Transformative mobility and Storage.

      Pramod Sawant

      • He was former speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly.
      • He has sworn as Chief Minister of Goa.

      Justice P.C. Ghosh

      • Former SC judge became the country's first Lokpal, the anti-corruption ombudsman.

      Gauri Sawant

      • She is a transgender social activist.
      • She became the first Transgender Election Ambassador.

      Vice Admiral Kamarbir Singh

      • He will take over as next Chief of Naval Staff with effect from May 31, 2019.
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