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Published on Wednesday, May 04, 2022

1. Wilfried Brutsaert

  • Wilfried Brutsaert bags Stockholm Water Prize 2022.
  • He is the Professor of Engineering Emeritus at Cornell University, US.
  • He was awarded for his work to quantify Environmental Evaporation.

2. Robert Abela

  • Robert Abela is the Prime Minister of Malta.
  • He is elected for the 2nd Term as PM of Malta.
  • He is from the Labour Party of Malta.

3. Arunabha Ghosh

  • Arunabha Ghosh is appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the High-Level Expert Group on Net-Zero Emission Commitments.
  • He previously served as the CEO of the Council of Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW).

4. Anthony Heredia

  • Anthony Heredia is appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of Mahindra Manulife Investment Management Private Limited.
  • He succeeded Ashutosh Bishnoi.
  • Anthony previously served as the CEO of BOI AXA Investment Managers Private Limited.

5. Raj Subramaniam

  • Raj Subramaniam is the new CEO of FedEx.
  • He replaced Frederick W Smith.
  • Previously, Raj worked as the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at FedEx.

6. S. Raju

  • S. Raju is the new Director-General of the Geological Survey of India (GSI).
  • He succeeded R.S. Garkhal.
  • Prior to his appointment, he worked as the Additional Director General and National Head of Mission III and IV at GSI.

7. Aarefa Johari

  • Aarefa Johari wins Chameli Devi Jain Award for 2021.
  • She is a journalist from Mumbai.
  • She works for “Scroll. in” in Mumbai.

8. Vikor Orban

  • Viktor Orban is appointed as the Prime Minister of Hungary.
  • He is setting his office for the 4th term as Prime Minister of Hungary.
  • He belongs to Fidesz Party.

9. Aleksandar Vucic

  • Aleksandar Vucic is the new President of Serbia.
  • He is elected for the 2nd term.
  • He belongs to the Serbian Progressive Party.

10. Harsh V Shringla

  • Harsh V Shringla is appointed as the Chief Coordinator of the G20 Summit.
  • He is the Foreign Secretary of India.
  • G20 Summit is hosted by India in 2023.

11. Dr. Ian Fry

  • Dr. Ian Fry is appointed as the Climate Change Expert by United Nations Human Rights Council.
  • He is from Tuvalu.
  • He is the world’s 1st Independent Expert on Human rights and Climate Change.

12. Amar Mitra

  • Amar Mitra won O’ Henry Prize.
  • He won for his book “Goanbura”.
  • He is a Bengali writer.
  • O’ Henry Prize is given to short fiction stories.

13. Mian Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif

  • Mian Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif is the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • He is the 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • He was appointed after the sudden removal of Imran Khan, Former PM of Pakistan.

14. Manoj Soni

  • Dr. Manoj Soni is appointed as the New Chairman of UPSC (Union Public Service Commission).
  • He replaces Pradip Kumar Joshi.
  • He was a Member of UPSC before the appointment.

15. Mahesh Verma

  • Mahesh Verma is appointed as the Chairman of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health Care Providers (NABH).
  • He previously served as the Vice-Chancellor of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi.

16. Prabhat Patnaik

  • Prabhat Patnaik is selected for Malcolm Adiseshiah Award 2022.
  • He was selected for the contribution made to development studies as an outstanding economist.
  • He hails from Odisha.
  • He is an Economics Professor at the Centre of Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), New Delhi.

17. Robin Uthappa

  • Robin Uthappa is appointed as the Brand Ambassador for Karnataka Brain Health Initiative.
  • He is a former Indian Cricket Player.
  • This initiative was taken by Karnataka State Government.

18. Sourav Ganguly

  • Sourav Ganguly is appointed as the Brand Ambassador for Lloyd Eastern Indian Markets.
  • He is a former Indian Cricket Player.
  • Lloyd is the Electrical Good Durable Brand.

19. Manoj Chandrashekhar Pande

  • Lt. General Manoj Chandrashekhar Pande is the 29th Chief of Army Staff.
  • He succeeded Lt. General Manoj Mukund Naravane.

20. Jasleen Kohli

  • Jasleen Kohli is the new MD & CEO of Digit Insurance.
  • She had succeeded Vijay Kumar.
  • She previously worked as the Chief Distribution Officer in Digit Sales Department.

21. Patrick Achi

  • Patrick Achi is reappointed as the Prime Minister of Cote d’Ivoire.
  • It is a country on the Southwest Coast of Africa.

22. Ajay Kumar Sood

  • Ajay Kumar Sood is appointed as the Principal Scientific Advisor of the Government of India.
  • He succeeded K. Vijay Raghavan.
  • He is the Professor at the Department of Physics, IISC, Bangalore.

23. Babita Singh

  • Babita Singh is appointed as the Asia Africa Consortium (AAC), Global Peace Ambassador 2022.
  • This is to promote peace through education and sports.
  • Babita Singh is an Indian born and raised in Nigeria.

24. Suman K Bery

  • Suman K Bery is appointed as the Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India).
  • He succeeds Rajiv Kumar.
  • He is a full-time member of NITI Aayog.

25. Narendra Modi

  • Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi receives the 1st Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award.
  • He received that prize in Mumbai.
  • He was awarded for his “selfless service to the country and society”.

26. Emmanuel Macron

  • Emmanuel Macron has been elected as the President of France for the 2nd time.
  • He has defeated Marine Le Pen.

27. Robert Golob

  • Robert Golob is the new Prime Minister of Slovenia.
  • He has defeated 3 times Prime Minister Janez Jansa.
  • Robert belongs to Freedom Movement Party.

28. Krishnan Ramanujam

  • Krishnan Ramanujam is appointed as the Chairperson of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM).
  • He is the President of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) at Enterprise Growth Group.
  • He succeeds Rekha M. Menon.

29. Kishore Das

  • Kishore Das is selected for the Common Wealth Points of Light Award.
  • He is the founder of ‘Bidyanondo’.
  • Bidyanondo is the Bangladesh Educational Charity.

30. Ashwin Yardi

  • Ashwin Yardi is appointed as the UNICEF’s Yuwaah Board Co-Chair.
  • He is the CEO of Capgemini.
  • He will co-chair along with Yasumasa Kimura.

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