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People in News: July 2021

Published on Monday, August 09, 2021

1. Noopur Chaturvedi

  • Noopur Chaturvedi is appointed as the CEO of Bharat Bill Pay.
  • She currently works as an Executive of PayU.

2. Pramod Bhagat

  • Pramod Bhagat is a World No 1 Para Shuttler.
  • He is named as a differently-abled sportsman of the year by Indian sports honour.

3. Basavaraj S Bommai

  • Basavaraj S Bommai has taken charge as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka.
  • He belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and succeeds B S Yediyurappa.

4. Najib Mikati

  • Najib Mikati is appointed as the New Prime Minister (Designated) of Lebanon.
  • He succeeds former PM Hassan Diab.

5. Sanjay Rai “Sherpuria”

  • Sanjay Rai “Sherpuria” is appointed as the National Brand Ambassador for SDG Choupal.
  • He was honoured for his work during COVID-19, distribution of oxygen concentrators to more than 200 institutions and individuals of Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh.

6. Vinay Badhwar

  • Vinay Badhwar is honoured with the “Alexander Dalrymple Award”.
  • He is the Indian Chief Hydrographer and Vice Admiral.

7. Kajal Chakraborty

  • Kajal Chakraborty is honoured with ICAR Norman Borlaug Award 2021.
  • He currently works as a Principal Scientist in the Marine Biotechnology Division of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR).

8. Shibaji Banerjee

  • Shibaji Banerjee will be honoured with Mohun Bagan Ratna Award 2021 (Posthumously).
  • He was a former Indian Footballer.

9. Rasmi Ranjan Das

  • Rasmi Ranjan Das is appointed as a member of the UN Tax Committee.
  • He is currently the Joint Secretary of the Minister of Finance.

10. Ariel Henry

  • Ariel Henry is appointed as the Prime Minister of Haiti.
  • He succeeds incumbent PM Claude Joseph.

11. Pedro Castillo

  • Pedro Castillo was declared the President of Peru.
  • He was a former school teacher and he succeeds Francisco Sagasti.

12. Gita Gopinath and Kamlesh Lulla

  • Gita Gopinath and Kamlesh Lulla are honoured by Carnegie Corporation of Network, US foundation as “2021 Great Immigrants”.
  • Gita Gopinath is the Chief Economist and Kamalesh Lulla is the Scientist in NASA.

13. Shambhu Nath Srivastava

  • Shambhu Nath Srivastava is appointed as the IFUNA Chairman.
  • He succeeds Mukul Sangma.
  • IFUNA stands for Indian Federation of United Nations Associations.

14. Kishore Panda

  • Kishore Panda is honoured with Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar 2021.
  • He is a poet and novelist from Odisha.

15. Kaushik Basu

  • Kaushik Basu is awarded Humboldt Research Award for Economics 2021.
  • He is a Professor of Economics and Carl Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell University.

16. Stefan Lofven

  • Stefan Lofven is re-elected as the Prime Minister of Sweden.
  • He belongs to Swedish Social Democratic Party and he serves as the Prime Minister of Sweden, since 2014.

17. Daren Sammy

  • Daren Sammy is named as the Brand Ambassador for Fun 88, a leading online gaming operator.
  • Daren Sammy is a former West Indies Cricketer.

18. Pawan Singh

  • Pawan Singh becomes 1st Indian Juror at Tokyo Olympics.
  • He is the Joint Secretary-General of the National Rifle Association of India.

19. Abiy Ahmed

  • Abiy Ahmed is the New Prime Minister of Ethiopia.
  • He is the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize awardee.

20. Srinivasa Murthy

  • Srinivasa Murthy becomes the 1st Honorary Consul General of Vietnam from India.
  • He will protect the interest and rights of Vietnamese citizens in Bangalore along with promoting Vietnamese investments, trade and tourism within Bangalore, Karnataka.

21. Sher Bahadur Deuba

  • Sher Bahadur Deuba is Nepal’s Prime Minister for 5th Time.
  • Sher Bahadur Deubas has served as the Prime Minister of Nepal 4 times between 1995 to 2018.

22. Sanjay Gupta

  • Sanjay Gupta is appointed as the Chairman of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
  • He currently works as the Vice President and Managing Director of Google India.

23. Cleopas Dlamini

  • Cleopas Dlamini is the new Prime Minister of Eswatini.
  • He was appointed by the Eswatini’s King Mswati III.
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