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People in News: January 2022 PDF

Published on Wednesday, February 09, 2022

1. Smriti Mandhana

  • Smriti Mandhana is named in ICC T10I team of the year.
  • She is an Indian cricketer and the highest scorer in 2021.

2. Dr. Albert Bourla

  • Dr. Albert Bourla is awarded the Genesis Prize 2022.
  • He is the Chairman and CEO of Pfizer.
  • The cash amount for the Genesis Prize is $1 Million.

3. Vinod Rai

  • Vinod Rai is appointed as the Independent Chairman of Unity Small Finance Bank(SFB).
  • He the former Comptroller and Auditor General(CAG)
  • Unity Small Finance Bank(SFB) is the 12th small finance bank and opened as a joint venture between Centrum Group and BharatPe.

4. Mia Mottley

  • Mia Mottley is appointed as the Prime Minister of Barbados.
  • She is elected for the 2nd Consecutive term.
  • She is the first female PM of Barbados and the 8th person to hold the seat of Prime Minister in Barbados.

5. Raghuvendra Tanwar

  • Raghuvendra Tanwar is appointed as the Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR).
  • He is the Professor emeritus of Kurukshetra University.
  • He will assume office for 3 years.

6. Prajakta Koli

  • Prajakta Koli is named as the “Youth Climate Champion”
  • The appointment was made by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India.
  • She is a famous YouTuber and actor.

7. Vinod Anand Jha

  • Vinod Anand Jha is appointed as the New Chairperson of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) Adjudicating Authority, New Delhi.
  • He was appointed by the Finance Ministry.
  • He is a retired IRS officer and served as the Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax in Pune, Maharastra.

8. Arun Kumar Purwar

  • Arun Kumar Purwar is appointed as the Chairman of IIFL Finance.
  • He is the former SBI Chairman.

9. Pushp Kumar Joshi

  • Pushp Kumar Joshi is appointed as the new Chairman & Managing Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation(HPCL).
  • He will succeed Mukesh Kumar Surana.
  • He currently serves as the Director of Human Resources at HPCL.

10. Anantha Nageswaran

  • Anantha Nageswaran is appointed as the new Chief Economic Advisor of India.
  • He will succeed K V Subramanian.
  • He is a part-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (PM) of India from 2019 to 2021.
  • He also served as the Dean of the IFMR Graduate School of Business.

11. Urjit Patel

  • Urjit Patel is appointed as the Vice President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
  • He will serve for 3 years starting from 1st February 2022 to 2025.
  • He is the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
  • He will succeed D J Pandian.

12. Haitham Al Ghais

  • Haitham Al Ghais is appointed as the New Secretary-General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
  • He is appointed for a tenure of 3 years.
  • He previously served as the Governor of OPEC and as the Director of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.

13. Bharath Subramaniyam

  • Bharath Subramaniyam became India’s 73rd Chess Grandmaster(GM).
  • He is a 14-year-old Chess Player from Chennai.

14. Alikhan Smailov

  • Alikhan Smailov is the New Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.
  • He is followed by the Resignation of Askar Mamin Cabinet.
  • He previously served as the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

15. Daniel Ortega

  • Daniel Ortega is the President of Nicaragua.
  • He was sworn in for the 5th term as the President of Nicaragua.

16. Clive Lloyd

  • Former West Indies Cricketer Clive Lloyd receives Knighthood.
  • He received this from Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle.

17. S. Somanath

  • Somanath is appointed as the new Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO).
  • He will succeed K. Sivan.
  • Mr. Somanth will be the 10th Chairman of ISRO.
  • He is the senior space scientist in Gaganyaan, India’s 1st Huma Spaceflight mission.

18. Shaylyn Ford

  • Shaylyn Ford wins Mrs. World 2022 award.
  • She is from the United States.
  • She was crowned by the 2020 Mrs. World Kate Schneider from Ireland.

19. Vikram Dev Dutt

  • Vikram Dev Dutt is appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India.
  • He is appointed by the Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).
  • He is currently serving as the Principal Secretary, Tourism in the Government of Delhi.
  • He succeeded Rajiv Bansal.

20. Roberta Metsola

  • Roberta Metsola is appointed as the New President of the European Union(EU) Parliament.
  • She is the youngest-ever President and only the third woman to head the EU Parliament.
  • She succeeded David Sassoli who passed away.
  • She is 43 years old politician from Malta.

21. Vijay Shekhar Sharma

  • Vijay Shekhar Sharma is appointed as the Ambassador for the Universal Acceptance Steering Group.
  • Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the founder of Paytm.
  • Universal Acceptance Steering Group, is an international organization that works on developing and recommending standards for language scripts that are not currently used for accessing the internet.

22. Dimitar Kovacevski

  • Dimitar Kovacevski is elected as the New Prime Minister of North Macedonia.
  • He is the leader of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia.
  • He was the former deputy finance Minister of Macedonia.
  • He has succeeded Zoran Zaev who resigned as the Prime Minister on December 2021.

23. Harshaali Malhotra

  • Actress Harshaali Malhotra has been awarded the 12th Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar Award 2022.
  • She has done her performance as Munni, in the 2015 film Bajrangi Bhaijaan starring Salman Khan.

24. Zhang Ming

  • Zhang Ming is appointed as the New Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO).
  • Zhang succeeded Vladimir Norov.
  • Zhang is a Veteran Chinese Diplomat.

25. Jhulan Goswami

  • Jhulan Goswami is appointed as the Ambassador to Legends League Cricket (LLC) to promote women's empowerment.
  • LLC has set up a women's match official team.
  • Jhulan Goswami is an Indian woman cricketer.

26. Shafali Verma

People in News: January 2022 PDF
  • Shafali Verma is appointed as the Brand Endorser of the Bank of Baroda.
  • Shafali Verma is an Indian Women Cricketer.

27. G Asok Kumar

  • G Asok Kumar is appointed as the new Director-General of the National Mission for Clean Ganga.
  • He is popularly known as the “Rain Man of India” for his excellent work in rainwater harvesting under the “Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain”.

28. Vinay Kumar Tripathi

  • Vinay Kumar Tripathi is appointed as the New Chairman and CEO of the Railway Board.
  • He is currently working as the General Manager of North Eastern Railway, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
  • He succeeds Suneet Sharma.

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