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People in News: August 2021 PDF

Published on Monday, September 06, 2021

1. Guido Bellido

  • He is the New Prime Minister of Peru.
  • He was appointed by Peru President Pedro Castillo.

2. Cyrus Poonawalla

  • He had received the Lokmanya Tilak National Award 2021.
  • He is the founder and Chairman of Serum Institute of India, Pune.
  • Covishield Vaccines are produced by Serum Institute and became the world's largest Vaccine Manufacturer.

3. M.S. Dhoni

  • He is appointed as the Brand Ambassador of HomeLane.
  • Home Lane is an online Home Interiors Company.
  • M.S. Dhoni will have equity shares in HomeLane according to the contract.

4. Jagdish Bhagawati and C Rangarajan

  • Both of them are economists and are awarded C.R. Rao Gold Medal.
  • Jagdish Bhagawati is the University Professor of Economics, Law and International Relations at Columbia University.
  • C. Rangarajan is the former Chairman of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

5. Dhriti Banerjee

  • She is appointed as the Director of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI).
  • She is the 1st women Director of ZSI in 100 years.

6. Rekha Sharma

  • She is nominated as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Women(NCW).
  • Presently she is serving as the Chairperson of NCW since 2018.

7. RK Vishnoi

  • He took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of THDC India Limited.
  • THDCIL is a joint venture between NTPC and Uttar Pradesh Government.
  • He succeeds Vijay Goel.

8. Neeraj Chopra

  • He is appointed the Ambassador for Digital Banking Frauds Awareness Campaign.
  • He is appointed by the Reserve Bank of India.
  • Neeraj is the Olympic Gold Medalist in Javelin Throw.

9. Narain Karthikeyan

  • He is appointed as the Brand Ambassador for JK Tyres.
  • Narain is India’s Formula One race and comes from Tamil Nadu.

10. Priyanka Chopra Jones

  • She will be appointed as the Bvlgari Global Ambassador.
  • Bvlgari is an Italian Luxury Brand and Priyanka will be promoting Women Empowerment, diversity, and inclusion.

11. Vinod Dasari

  • He has resigned from his post of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Royal Enfield.
  • His position is replaced by B. Govindarajan.

12. Harshit Raja

  • He is the 69th Chess Grand Master.
  • He is from Maharashtra and he became 69th grandmaster after beating Dennis Wagner at the Biel Master Open.

13. Unmukt Chand

  • He announced his retirement from Cricket.
  • He is the captain of the Indian U-19 team which won the world cup in 2012.

14. Hichilema

  • He is the New President of Zambia
  • He has one the election defeating Edgar Lungi.
  • Zambia is a country on the African continent.

15. Mirabai Chanu

  • She is appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the Nutrilite.
  • Nutrilite is an Amway product that is a dietary supplement.
  • Mirabai Chani is an Olympic Silver Medalist in Weightlifting.

16. Amrullah Saleh

  • He declares himself as the Caretaker President of Afghanistan.
  • Previously he was the Vice President under Ashraf Ghani.
  • Ashraf Ghani escaped Afghan after the Taliban captured the country.

17. Shanti Lal Jain

  • He is appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Indian Bank.
  • He will replace Padmaja Chunduru.

18. La. Ganesan

  • He is appointed as the 17th Governor of Manipur.
  • He is a BJP leader from Tamil Nadu.

19. Alia Bhatt

  • She is appointed as the Brand Ambassador for Samsung India.
  • She is a Bollywood Actress and she will promote the Galaxy Z series among Gen Z.

20. Pawandeep Rajan

  • He is appointed as the Brand Ambassador for Uttarakhand’s Art, Tourism, and Culture.
  • He is from Champawat, Uttarakhand.

21. Mansukh Mandaviya

  • He is the Chairperson of the Stop TB Partnership Board.
  • He is the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister.

22. Amit Banerjee

  • He is appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML).
  • He has replaced M V Rajasekhar.
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