People in News: July 2019

Appointments

Kalraj Mishra

  • He has been appointed as Governor of Himachal Pradesh by President Ram Nath Kovind.
  • He replaced Acharya Devvrat who has been transferred to Gujarat.

Anshula Kant

  • She was a managing director of State Bank of India.
  • She has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Financial officer of the World Bank group.
  • She is going to be the first woman CFO of the bank.

Vikas Swarup

  • He is an Indian writer and diplomat.
  • Previously he has served as the official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs.
  • He has been appointed as Secretary in Ministry of External Affairs by Appointments Committee of Cabinet.

Ashutosh Gupta

  • He is a sales veteran having two decades of experience in IT and Software Services.
  • He has been appointed as new country manager for India operations.
  • He will replace Mahesh Narayanan.

Nalin Shinghal

  • He is an IRTS officer.
  • He has worked with Long-Range Decision Support group of Ministry of Railways.
  • He has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited.

Harideesh Kumar

  • He was Executive Director of Canara Bank.
  • He has been appointed as a Director of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).
  • He will serve for a period of three years.

Manoj Kumar Nambiar

  • He is the Managing Director of Arohan Financial Services.
  • He has been elected as Chairman of Microfinance Institutions Network.

P K Purwar

  • He is a Chairman and Managing Director of MTNL.
  • He has been appointed as CMD of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited for a period of three months.
  • His period has started from 1st July.

Vivek Kumar

  • He is an Indian Foreign Service officer of 2004 batch.
  • He has been appointed as Private Secretary to PM Modi.

Sanjeev Kumar Singla

  • He is an Indian Foreign Service officer of 1997 batch.
  • He has been appointed as India’s next Ambassador to Israel.
  • He will succeed Pavan Kapoor.

Upender Singh Rawat

  • He is an Indian Foreign Service officer of 1998 batch.
  • He has been appointed as India’s next Ambassador to Panama.
  • He will succeed Ravi Thapar who was also an IFS officer.

BS Yeddyurappa

  • He is a Senior BJP leader in Karnataka.
  • He has served three unsuccessful terms of CM of Karnataka.
  • Recently he has taken oath as Chief Minister of Karnataka.

Girish Bapat

  • He is a BJP leader from Maharashtra.
  • He has been appointed as Chairman of Estimates Committee by Speaker Om Birla.

Rajiv Kumar

  • He is a senior IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre of 1984 batch.
  • He has been appointed as Finance Secretary and will replace Subhash Chandra Garg.

Awards

Priya Priyadarshini Jain

  • She is a social entrepreneur and philanthropist.
  • Recently she has been awarded Indian Woman of Influence Award.

Sudarshan Patnaik

  • He is an Indian Sand artist coming from Odisha.
  • He is a Padma Shri award winner.
  • Recently he won the People’s Choice Award at sand sculpting festival in the US.

S Sowmya

  • She is a Carnatic music singer.
  • She has been chosen for Sangita Kalanidhi award.
  • She will be presiding 93rd annual conference of the academy that will be held in Dec 2019.

Azim Premji

  • He is a Chairman of Wipro.
  • US-India Strategic Partnership Forum recently announced that he will receive the Global Excellence Awards 2019.
  • He will be awarded for his significant contribution to strengthening economic ties between India and the US.

Sports

G Sathiyan, Anthony Amalraj

  • The duo is Indian pair in table tennis.
  • They won bronze at the World Tour Platinum in Australian Open.
  • They defeated Korean duo Lee Sangsu and Jeoung Youngsik.

Simona Halep

  • She is a Romanian tennis player.
  • She beat Serena Williams to win her first Wimbledon title.

Vijender Singh

  • He is an Indian professional boxer.
  • Recently he knocked out Mike Snider who is US professional in the US.
  • Thus he won 11th consecutive pro bout.

Novak Djokovic

  • He is a Serbian tennis player.
  • In the recently held Wimbledon, he beat Roger Federer winning his fifth Wimbledon title.
  • Thus now he levelled with Bjorn Borg as Five times Wimbledon winner.

Vinesh Phogat

  • She is an Indian wrestler who plays in the 53kg group.
  • She won her second consecutive gold at recently held Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul by beating Ekaterina Poleshchuk.

Kiran More

  • He is a former Indian wicket keeper batsman.
  • He has been appointed as interim coach of USA cricket team.

Hima Das

  • She is an Indian sprinter.
  • She won 5 gold medals in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic.

Shiva Thapa

  • He is an Indian boxer.
  • He became India’s first gold medallist at President’s Cup boxing tournament.

Rahul Dravid

  • He is a former Indian captain and wicketkeeper.
  • He has been appointed as head of National Cricket Academy.

Rohit Sharma

  • He is an Indian opening batsman.
  • In recently held Cricket World Cup he became the first batsman to score five world cup hundreds in single edition breaking the record of Kumar Sangakarra.
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