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People in News: October 2020 PDF

Published on Monday, November 09, 2020

1. Justice Bansi Lal Bhat

  • The Central Government has extended the tenure of Justice Bansi Lal Bhat as the officiating Chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) for the third time.
  • Justice Bhat will now remain on the post till December 31, 2020.
  • He was appointed on March 12, 2020.

2. Om Puri

  • Late actor Om Puri has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the India International Film Festival of Boston.
  • The actor has been given this award for his contribution to the cinema.
  • The award was received by his wife.

3.Alpha Condé

  • Alpha Condé has been appointed as the President of Guinea.
  • He has been appointed as the president of the country for the third time.

4. Lewis Hamilton

  • British racing driver Lewis Hamilton has won the German Grand Prix.
  • It is the 91st victory of Hamilton's career.
  • With this win, Lewis has equalled Michael Schumacher's record.

5. Saad al-Hariri

  • Saad al-Hariri has been appointed as the prime minister of Lebanon.
  • He has been appointed by the Lebanese President Michel Aoun.

6. Rajiv Kumar

  • Vice President of NITI Aayog, Rajiv Kumar will head a 14-member committee formed by NITI Aayog to reform the urban planning education system.
  • Other members of the committee include Amitabh Kant (CEO of Aayog); principal scientific advisor (PSA) K VijayRaghavan; Tarun Khanna of Harvard Business School and others.

7. Pravir Krishna

  • The Team of TRIFED warriors has won three awards at National Awards for Excellence- PSU.
  • Managing Director of TRIFED, Pravir Krishna has won CEO of the year and Visionary Leadership Award while the team has won an award in the Investment in Start-ups category.
  • Tribal Co-operative Marketing Federation of India (TRIFED) is a national level cooperative body under the administrative control of Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

8. Seema Gupta

  • Director of Operations at POWERGRID Corporation of India, Seema Gupta has won the GOLD Stevie Award in the Lifetime Achievement- A business category in the 17th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
  • The award is given to honour women executives, employees, entrepreneurs around the world.

9. Aishwarya Sridhar

  • Indian Photographer, Aishwarya Sridhar became the first Indian woman to win the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
  • She was announced as the winner of the award at the Natural History Museum in London.
  • This is the 56th year of the award.
  • Aishwarya was declared the winner for her picture named 'Lights of passion'.

10. Jacinda Ardern

  • Jacinda Ardern became the Prime Minister of New Zealand for the second consecutive time.
  • Ardern's liberal Labour Party won by a landslide victory in the elections.

11. Rajkiran Rai G

  • Rajkiran Rai G has been appointed as the new Chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA).
  • Rajkiran is the Managing Director and CEO of Union Bank of India.
  • He has succeeded Rajnish Kumar.

12. Vishal V. Sharma

  • Vishal V. Sharma has been appointed as the new Permanent Representative of India to the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO.
  • His rank will be of Ambassador.
  • He has succeeded Jawed Ashraf.

13. Michael Irani

  • Michael Irani has been appointed as the Interim President of International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
  • IWF is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary and has 187 members.

14. Constantina Dita

  • Constantina Dita has been named as the brand ambassador for World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020.
  • Rita is a Romanian long-distance runner and the 2008 Olympic champion.

15. Mukesh Ambani

  • Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has again become the richest Indian as per the Forbes list.
  • It is the 13th consecutive time; Ambani has been named the richest person of India.
  • His net worth is worth of $88.7 billion.

16. Paul R Milgrom and Robert B Wilson

  • Paul R Milgrom and Robert B Wilson have been declared as the winners of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
  • They have been awarded for “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats."
  • Both of them are American economists.

17. Robert Lewandowski

  • Robert Lewandowski has won the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award.
  • Robert is a Polish footballer.

18. Louise Glück

  • Louise Glück has won the Nobel Prize for Literature for the year 2020.
  • She has been awarded “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”.
  • She is the 16th woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • She is an American poet.

19. M A Ganapathy

  • Senior IPS officer M A Ganapathy has been appointed as director-general of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).
  • At present, Ganapathy is the CISF special director-general and head of the airport sector.

20. S S Deswal

  • ITBP Chief S S Deswal has been given an additional charge of the DG of National Security Guard (NSG).
  • He has been appointed after A K Singh retired on September 30.
  • Deswal is a 1984-batch IPS officer.

21. Sanjay Singh

  • Rajya Sabha MP from Aam Admi Party (AAP), Sanjay Singh has chosen for the 'Gandhi Award' instituted by the Mahatma Gandhi National Foundation.
  • He has been awarded for his role in the removal of Mahatma Gandhi's pictures from beer bottles in a Company in Israel.

22. Harvey J Alter, Charles M Rice, and Michael Houghton

  • Harvey J Alter, Charles M Rice, and Michael Houghton have won the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology.
  • They have been awarded for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus.
  • Harvey J Alter and Charles M Rice are American Scientists while Michael Houghton is a British scientist.

23. Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez

  • Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez have won the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2020.
  • Britain’s Penrose, has been awarded “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity”.
  • German Genzel and US Scientist Ghez have won the award “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy”.

24. Dinesh Kumar Khara

  • State Bank of India (SBI) has appointed Dinesh Kumar Khara as its new chairman.
  • He has replaced Rajnish Kumar.

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26. M. Rajeshwar Rao

  • M. Rajeshwar Rao took over as the Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India.
  • He has been appointed for 3 years.

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