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People in News: May 2022

Published on Friday, June 10, 2022

1. Charudutt Mishra

  • Snow Leopard Expert Charudutt Mishra won the Whitley Gold Award 2022.
  • There are 12 snow leopard range countries including Afghanistan, China, and Russia.
  • He previously won the award in 2005 and this is his 2nd Whitley Gold Award.
  • Whitley Gold Award is known as Green Oscars.

2. Anshul Swami

  • Anshul Swami is appointed as the MD and CEO of Shivalik Small Finance Bank.
  • He succeeds Suveer Kumar Gupta.
  • He previously served as the Head of Retail & Inclusions, Products in RBL Bank.

3. Sangeeta Singh

  • Sangeeta Singh is appointed as the Additional Charge of CBDT Chairman.
  • She has replaced Jagannath Bidyadhar Mohapatra.
  • She is currently in charge of Audits and Judicial Matters.

4. Ronnie O’Sullivan

  • Ronnie O’ Sullivan becomes the Oldest Snooker Champion in the 7th World Snooker Championship Title.
  • He won this title at 46 years of age.

5. Arvind Krishna

  • Arvind Krishna is elected to the Board of Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  • He will remain in this post for a period of 3-year.
  • He has been elected as the Class B Director.
  • He was serving as the Chairman and CEO of IBM since January 2021.

6. Wesley Barbossa So

  • Wesley Barbossa So wins Norway Chess Blitz Tournament 2022.
  • He is a Filipino-American Chess Grandmaster.
  • This tournament was held in Finansparken, Stavanger, Norway.

7. Cynthia Rosenzweig

  • Cynthia Rosenzweig receives the 2022 World Food Prize for her Research on Climate Crisis and Food Production.
  • She is an Agronomist and Climatologist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
  • She was recognized for her work in modeling the climate crisis's impact on food production.

8. Rodrigo Chaves

  • Rodrigo Chaves takes office as President of Costa Rica.
  • He belongs to Social Democratic Progress Party (SDPP).
  • He will succeed Carlos Andres Alvarado Quesada.

9. Aruna Singh

  • Aruna Singh takes Additional Charge as Chairman Cum Managing Director of RailTel Corporation of India Limited (RCIL).
  • RCIL is an Indian Public Sector Enterprise focusing on providing broadband and VPN services.

10. Ajay Piramal

  • Ajay Piramal received the Order of the British Empire Award.
  • He received this Honorary Commander by her Majesty the Queen.
  • Ajay received this award for services to the UK-India trade relationship as India co-chair of the UK-India CEO Forum.

11. SS Mundra

  • Subhash Sheoratan Mundra (SS Mundra) is the newly appointed Chairman of BSE Ltd.
  • He is the retired Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
  • He will be replacing Justice Vikramajit Sen.

12. Elisabeth Borne

  • Elisabeth Borne became the New French Prime Minister.
  • She was appointed by France President Emmanuel Macron.
  • She was a former Minister of transport, ecology, and labour.
  • Borne succeeds Jean Castex.

13. Lionel Messi

  • Lionel Messi topped Forbes’ Highest-Paid Athletes List for 2022.
  • His earning pre-tax gross earnings of $130 Million a year.
  • LeBron James is an American professional basketball player, and Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese Professional Footballer.

14. Dr. Manik Saha

  • Dr. Manik Saha on taking oath as Chief Minister of Tripura.
  • He belongs to the State president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
  • He succeeded Biplab Kumar Dev (who suddenly resigned).

15. Sanjiv Bajaj

  • Sanjiv Bajaj is elected as the President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2022-23.
  • He is currently working as the Chairman and Managing Director for Bajaj Finserv Limited.
  • He replaces T V Narendran.

16. Ranil Wickremesinghe

  • Ranil Wickremesinghe takes over as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.
  • He replaced the Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
  • Ranil belongs to United National Party.

17. Campbell Wilson

  • Campbell Wilson is appointed as the CEO & MD of Air India.
  • He previously worked as the CEO of Scoot Pte Ltd.

18. Dr. Frank Wilcrek

  • Nobel Prize-Winning Theoretical Physicist Dr. Frank Wilcrek receives Templeton Prize 2022.
  • He became the 6th Nobel laurete to receive the Templeton Prize since its inception in 1972.
  • He was awarded for his work in developing the theories of anions, time crystals, and axons.

19. Deepika Padukone

  • Deepika Padukone becomes Louis Vuitton House Ambassador.
  • She is the first Indian to become Louis Vuitton House Ambassador.
  • Louis Vuitton (LV), is a French luxury fashion house.
  • She is an Indian Actress.

20. Balkrishna VIithaldas Doshi

  • Indian Architect Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi was conferred with Royal Gold Medal 2022 for Architecture.
  • Balkrishna Vithadas Doshi is a Pune-based Architect.

21. Lovlina Borgohain

  • Lovlina Borgohain was elected as International Boxing Association (IBA) Athletes Committee Chairman.
  • She is India’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics Bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain.
  • Her term of office will be until the World Boxing Championships in 2025.

22. Wesley Morgan

  • Journalist Wesly Morgan has won the 2022 William E Colby Award.
  • He is awarded for his book The Hardest Place: The American Military Adrift in Afghanistan’s Pech Valley.

23. Geetanjali Shree

  • Geetanjali Shree won the International Booker Prize for the First Hindi Novel “Tomb of Sand”.
  • The book was originally published in Hindi as Ret Samadhi in 2018.
  • Geetanjali Shree is the first Indian to win the International Booker Prize.

24. Vinai Kumar Saxena

  • Vinai Kumar Saxena is appointed the New Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.
  • He became the 22nd Lieutenant Governor.
  • He replaced Anil Baijal, who resigned due to “Personal Reasons”.

25. Anthony Norman Albanese

  • Anthony Norman Albanese was sworn in as the New Prime Minister of Australia.
  • He defeated PM Scott Morrisson.

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