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People in News: May 2021 PDF

Published on Friday, June 11, 2021

1. Aakash Ranison

  • Book “Climate Change Explained – For One and All” written by Aakash Ranison.
  • This book will provide a better understanding of the relationship between nature and humans.

2. Vanita Gupta

  • Indian American Vanita Gupta is appointed as the Associate Attorney General of the United States.
  • Previously she was working as the President and CEO of the “Leadership Conference on Civil and Human rights.”

3. Niraj Bajaj

  • Niraj Bajaj appointed as the Chairman of Bajaj Auto, effective from May 1, 2021.
  • He succeeds Rahul Bajaj and now Rahul Bajaj is the Chairman of Emeritus.

4. Amit Banerjee

  • Amit Banerjee is appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Earth Movers Limited.
  • He succeeds DK Hota following his retirement on January 31st, 2021.

5. Mahesh Balasubramanian

  • Mahesh Balasubramanian is appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of Kotak General Insurance for the period of 3 years.
  • He succeeds G Murlidhar.

6. Amit Panghal

  • Amit Panghal, Indian Boxer won a bronze medal in St. Petersburg Governor’s Cup 2021 in Russia.
  • He won in the 52kg category.

7. Shyamala Ganesh

  • Shyamala Ganesh received the 3rd Highest Order of Japan, Order of the Rising Sun from the Consulate General of Japan.
  • She is honoured to spread Japanese culture and language in Karnataka and developing friendship and goodwill between India and Japan.

8. Tripurari Sharan

  • Tripurari Sharan is appointed as Chief Secretary of Bihar for a period of 2 months.
  • He succeeds Arun Kumar Singh who died of COVID-19.

9. Indrani Majumdar

  • “Another Dozen Stories” book about Satyajit Ray was is translated from Bengali to English by Indrani Majumdar.
  • This is to honour the 100th birth anniversary of Satyajit Ray on May 2, 2021.

10. Pranati Nayak

  • Pranati Nayak gets the Asian quota to participate in Tokyo Olympics 2021.
  • She is an Indian Gymnast from West Bengal.

11. Lewis Hamilton

  • Lewis Hamilton wins the Portuguese Grand Prix for the 97th career victory.
  • He is a Formula 1 Mercedes driver.

12. Vijay Goel

  • Vijay Goel is appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of THDCIL.
  • He succeeds Dhirendra Veer Singh.

13. Prafulla Chandra Pant

  • Former Chief Justice, Prafulla Chandra Pant is appointed as the Acting Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
  • He succeeds Justice H.L. Dattu.

14. Rabi Sankar

  • T. Rabi Sankar is appointed as the 4th Deputy Governor of RBI for a period of 3 years.
  • He succeeds BP Kanungo.

15. Ujjwala Singhania

  • Ujjiwala Singhania is appointed as the National President of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) FLO (FICCI Ladies Organisation).
  • She is the 38th National President 2021-22 of FLO and succeeds Jahnabi Phookan.
  • She is also a Director at General Data Private Limited and JK International.

16. Irai Anbu

  • Irai Anbu is appointed as the Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu.
  • He succeeds Rajeev Ranjan.

17. M. K. Stalin

  • M.K. Stalin becomes the 23rd Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
  • He belongs to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and it’s his 1st term as CM of Tamil Nadu.

18. Tyler Perry

  • Tyler Perry received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
  • He is professionally known as “Jean Hersholt” and recognized for the humanitarian efforts in the entertainment industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

19. Mamta Banerjee

  • Mamta Banerjee became the 8th Chief Minister of West Bengal for the 3rd Consecutive Term.
  • She belongs to Trinamool Congress Party.

20. Meghan Markle

  • Meghan Markle to release her 1st children’s book “The Bench”.
  • These books express the father and son relationship through the mothers perspective.

21. P V Sindhu and Michelle Li

  • P V Sindhu and Michelle Li are appointed as the athlete ambassador for International Olympic Committee “Believe in Sports” campaign.
  • Both are Badminton players, P V Sindhu from India and Michelle Li is from Canada.

22. Vaishali S Hiwase

  • Vaishali S Hiwase is appointed as the First Women Executive Engineer to Command Road Construction Company.
  • She was appointed by Border Roads Organisation.

23. Ravi Shastri

  • Ravi Shastri authored the book “Star Gazing: The players in my life”.
  • This book was co-authored with Ayaz Memon and it tells about 60 extraordinary talents that Ravi Shastri has met from his career.

24. Assimi Goita

  • Assimi Goita is appointed as the Interim President for Mali.
  • He replaced Bah Ndaw.

25. Valeria Luiselli

  • Valeria Luiselli won Dublin Literary Award 2021 for “Lost Children Archive”
  • This book tells about the American Policy of keeping Children away from their parents at the Mexican American Border.
  • She was born in Mexico and it’s her first novel in English.

26. D. Nageshwar Reddy

  • Dr D. Nageshwar Reddy is the first Indian to win Rudolf Schindler Award.
  • He won the award for his work in the field of Endoscopy.
  • Rudolf Schindler Award is given for the field of Medicine.

27. Bashar Al-Assad

  • Bashar Al-Assad re-elected as the President of Syria.
  • He is re-elected for the 4th term as the President of Syria.

28. CNR Rao

  • CNR Rao receives Energy Frontier Award 2020.
  • He won this award for research into renewable energy sources and energy storage.
  • Energy Frontier Award is also known as the International Eni Awards.

29. Jane Goodall

  • Jane Goodall won the Templeton Prize 2021.
  • She won this prize for her expertise in Chimpanzees.
  • She was the first to observe human-like behaviours amongst chimpanzees.

30. Conor McGregor

  • Conor McGregor tops Forbes highest-paid athletes list.
  • He is a mixed Martial Arts Fighter of Ireland and his total earnings estimated at about 180 million USD.

31. Pinarayi Vijayan

  • Pinarayi Vijayan becomes the Chief Minister of Kerala for 2nd time.
  • He belongs to Left Democratic Front.

32. Arvind Kumar

  • Arvind Kumar appointed as the Managing Director for Chennai Petroleum Corporation.
  • Currently, he works as an Executive Director at Indian Oil Corporation.

33. Rajesh Bansal

  • Rajesh Bansal appointed as the CEO of Reserve Bank Innovation Hub.
  • He played a key role in designing India’s Direct Benefit Transfer System.

34. Anatole Makosso

  • Anatole Makosso is appointed as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo.
  • He replaced Clement Mouamba.

35. Fiame Naomi

  • Fiame Naomi becomes the first female Prime Minister of Samoa.
  • She replaces Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

36. Himanta Biswa Sarma

  • Himanta Biswa Sarma is elected as the President of the Badminton World Federation.
  • He is the current Chief Minister of Assam.

37. Subodh Kumar Jaiswal

  • Subodh Kumar Jaiswal appointed as the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation for a period of 2 years.
  • He is the serving Director-General of the Central Industrial Security Force.

38. Amartya Sen

  • Amartya Sen won Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award 2021 for Social Science.
  • He won the award for his research on famine and his theory of human development and the underlying mechanisms of poverty.

39. Tahera Qutbuddin

  • Tahera Qutbuddin won the Sheikh Zayed Book Award in 2021.
  • She is the First Indian to win this award.
  • Her book titled “Arabic Oration: Art and Function” won this award.

40. Gita Mittal

  • Gita Mittal conferred Arline Pacht Global Vision Award.
  • She is the 1st Indian to receive this award.
  • This award is to honour the contribution of the sitting or retired women judges.

41. Shakuntala Harakshingh Thilsted

  • Shakuntala Harakshingh Thilsted is the 1st woman of Asian Heritage to win the World Food Prize 2021.
  • She is an Indian Descent in the Caribbean Island of Trinidad.
  • She won this for her research in nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquaculture and food systems.
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