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People in News: November 2020 PDF

Published on Thursday, December 03, 2020

1. Ramesh Pokhriyal

  • Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank" has been virtually awarded the Vatayan Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • He has been awarded for his contribution in the field of Literature.
  • Vatayan Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to writers, poets, etc. by London based organisation Vatayan.

2. Vinisha Umashankar

  • A Class 8th student, Vinisha Umashankar of Tamil Nadu, won the Children’s Climate Prize.
  • The prize is given Sweden's Children’s Climate Foundation.
  • Vinisha has been awarded for innovative design for a solar ironing cart. The cart operates by using solar panels to power a steam iron box.

3. GC Murmu

  • Girish Chandra Murmu has been elected as the External Auditor of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
  • His tenure is of 3 years.
  • IPU is an international organisation of national parliaments and currently have 179 member and 13 associate members.
  • GC Murmu is the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

4. Adam Yao Liu

  • Adam Yao Liu has won the BRICS Economic Research Award 2020 of Export-Import Bank of India.
  • Liu has been awarded for his research in international economics, trade & development, etc.
  • He has been awarded at the 10th Annual BRICS Financial Forum.

5. Douglas Stuart

  • Douglas Stuart is the winner of the Booker Prize 2020.
  • He has been awarded for his debut novel named Shuggie Bain describing the life of a growing boy with an alcoholic mother.
  • Douglas is a Scottish-American writer.

6. Bish Agrawal

  • Bish Agrawal has been honoured with the AESC Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • He is the first Asian in the history of the award to receive this recognition.
  • The award is given for commitment in executive search and leadership consulting profession.
  • Bish Agrawal is the chairman of Accord Group India.

7. SN Rajeswari

  • SN Rajeswari has been appointed as the Whole-Time Member of IRDAI i.e. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India.
  • She is the Chairperson & Managing Director of Oriental Insurance Company Limited (OICL).

8. Roch Marc Christian Kabore

  • Roch Marc Christian Kabore has been re-elected as the President of Burkina Faso.
  • He will retain the president for the country for the next 5 years.
  • Kabore has won with around 58% votes defeating 12 opponents as per the provisional results.

9. Greg Barclay

  • Greg Barclay has been appointed as the new Chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • He is from New Zealand.
  • He has succeeded India's Shashank Manohar.

10. Diego Maradona

  • Legendary Footballer Diego Maradona died due to heart attack.
  • He was an Argentinian player.

11. V K Saraswat

  • NITI Aayog has formed a committee to check the feasibility of the hyperloop technology in India.
  • NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat has been appointed as the chairman of this committee.
  • Hyperloop technology is a technology for ultra-speed travelling and was first introduced by SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk.

12. Sudeep Tyagi

  • Indian fast bowler Sudeep Tyagi announced his retirement from all forms of Cricket.
  • He represented India in 4 ODIs and 1 T20 international match.
  • He hails from Uttar Pradesh.

13. Kris Gopalakrishnan

  • Kris Gopalakrishnan has been appointed as the 1st Chairman of the Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH).
  • He is the co-founder of Infosys Ltd.
  • RBIH has been formed with an aim of promoting advancement in the financial sector with the use of technology.

14. Nitish Kumar

  • Politician Nitish Kumar took oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the 7th time.
  • He became the 37th chief minister of the state.

15. Maia Sandu

  • Maia Sandu became the 1st woman President of Moldova.
  • She is the former prime minister of the country.
  • She defeated Igor Dodon in the elections.

16. Navneet Munot

  • Navneet Munot became the new CEO of HDFC Mutual Fund.
  • HDFC Mutual Fund is the second-largest asset manager of the country.
  • Munot is the chief investment officer of SBI Mutual Fund.

17. Sadat Rahman

  • 17-year old Bangladeshi boy, Sadat Rahman has won the International Children’s Peace Prize 2020.
  • He has been awarded for his efforts and fights against cyberbullying.
  • He created an app named Cyber Teens to help teenagers in the fight against cyberbullying.

18. K S Subramanian

  • Director of Research & NABARD Chair Professor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, KS Subramanian has won the Fertiliser Association of India Golden Jubilee Award.
  • He has been awarded for his contribution in the field of nano-fertilizers.

19. Azim Premji

  • Founder and Chairman of Wipro, Azim Premji has topped the seventh edition of EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020.
  • He is followed by HCL Founder and Chairman Shiv Nadar.
  • Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal is the youngest person on the list.

20. Sandip Bhagat

  • Sandip Bhagat has been appointed as the head of a committee formed by SEBI.
  • The committee has been formed to review the framework of share-based employee benefits and issue of sweat equity.

21. Arun Goel

  • Arun Geol has been appointed as the head of a committee set up by the government to give a boost to the Capital goods sector.
  • Goel is the Secretary of Department of Heavy Industries.

22. Dr Satish Mishra

  • Dr Satish Mishra, CSIR-CDRI Scientist, has won the Dr Tulsi Das Chugh Award-2020.
  • The award was given by the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India).
  • He has been awarded for his contribution and work on the life cycle of Malaria parasite.

23. S. Hareesh

  • Malayalam Author S. Hareesh has won the JCB Prize for Literature 2020.
  • He has been awarded for his book Moustache.

24. Joe Biden

  • Joe Biden has been elected as the 46th President of the United States.
  • He defeated Donald Trump in the Elections.
  • Kamla Harris has been elected as the Vice president.

25. Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha

  • Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha has been appointed as the next Chief Information Commissioner (CIC).
  • He is the 11th Chief Information Commissioner of the country.
  • He is a former Central Information Commissioner and diplomat.

26. Vidisha Maitra

  • Indian Diplomat Vidisha Maitra has been elected to the U.N. Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ).
  • ACABQ is the subsidiary organ of the General Assembly.

27. Priyanca Radhakrishnan

  • Priyanca Radhakrishnan became the first Kiwi – Indian minister of New Zealand.
  • She is a native of Kerala.

28. M.M. Kutty

  • M.M. Kutty has been appointed as the 1st Chairperson of the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas (CAQM).
  • He is the former Chief Secretary of Delhi.

29. Gyanendro Ningombam

  • Gyanendro Ningombam has been appointed as the new President of Hockey India (HI).
  • He has replaced Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad.

30. Shashi S. Vempati

  • Shashi S. Vempati has been appointed as the head of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Committee.
  • The committee has been set up to review the guidelines for Television Rating Agencies in India.

31. Dilip Rath

  • Dilip Rath has been elected to the board of global dairy body International Dairy Federation (IDF).
  • Replaces Dilip Rath on completion of his tenure on November 30, the Government of India appointed Varsha Joshi as the new Chairperson of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).

32. John Magufuli

  • John Magufuli has been re-elected as the president of Tanzania.
  • He won 84% of the votes.

33. Duarte Pacheco

  • Duarte Pacheco has been appointed as the new President of Inter-Parliamentary Union.
  • He is the 30th president of IPU.

34. Dinesh Katre

  • Senior Director & HOD at C-DAC, Dinesh Katre has been awarded the 2020 Emmett Leahy Award.
  • He has been awarded for his work in the digital information and records management.
  • The award was instituted in the year 1967.
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