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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Persons in News January 2015 - PDF Download

Friends.. Hope the articles that we are providing here are becoming asset for you as reference for various competitive exams. We are in the constant endeavour to add new resources to make this blog a one source destination for all current affairs articles. From this month onwards we are starting this new initiative titled "Persons in News". Today is January 31, the last day of the month & here comes our first article of the series "Persons in News- January 2015". The following competitive exams are upcoming: IBPS Specialist Officer, LIC-AAO, IB-ACIO, Secretariat Assistant 2015, NICL AO, NICL Assistant etc. This will be a handy reference for sure. Even though this is titled persons in news as extra bonanza you will be getting New Appointments, Obituaries, Awards etc. You can download this article as PDF from the below link. Please comment your suggestions/comments on the article which we highly value for improvements. 

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* A K Mittal - Appointed as the new chairman of Railway board.
* Steven Gerrard - Liverpool captain announced that he was leaving the club at the end of the season.
* Virat Kohli - Becomes first cricketer to cross 5 million followers on Twitter, Surpassed Dravid's record for most runs in a series in Australia.
* R Koteeswaran - Took charge as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Indian Overseas Bank.
* Vasant Gowarikar - Space veteran and eminent scientist passed away.
* Kumar Sangakkara - Becomes fastest cricketer to score 12,000 Test runs, Scored his 11th Test double century to move one behind Australia legend Don Bradman's all-time record, Broke the world record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in one-day internationals.
* Mashrafe Mortaza - Will lead a 15-member Bangladesh squad in the ICC World Cup 2015.
* Upendra Trivedi - One of the most renowned Gujarati actors of stage and cinema, passed away.
* Arvind Panagariya - Indian-American economist,  appointed as the first vice chairman of the Niti Aayog.
* Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir - Appointed as acting Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.
* Habib Essid - Nominated as the new Prime Minister of Tunisia
* Sindhushree Khullar - Appointed as CEO of the newly formed NITI Aayog.
* Keshari Nath Tripathi - Sworn in as Meghalaya Governor (Additional Charge)
* Sutirtha Bhattacharya - Took charge as Coal India Limited’s full-time Chairman and Managing Director (CMD).
* Amitabh Bachchan - Appointed brand ambassador for the medical and health department of Andhra Pradesh.
* Larry Page - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-founder of Google, emerged as the 'business person of the year' for 2014.
* Dinesh Oraon - Unanimously elected as the Speaker of Jharkhand Assembly.
* Atul Khare - Indian diplomat, Named head of the UN department that provides dedicated support to peacekeeping missions around the world.
* Krishna Kant Paul - Sworn in as Uttarakhand Governor.
* Maithripala Sirisena - Sworn in as the sixth president of Sri Lanka.
* Yu Min - Father of China's H-bomb, won top science award of China.
* Stan Wawrinka - Won Chennai Open Tennis Tournament.
* Thomas Kurian - New president of Oracle  company.
* M Y S Prasad - Distinguished scientist, Awarded the Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award for 2014-15
* Cristiano Ronaldo - Won FIFA Ballon d'Or award 2014.
* A.S. Kiran Kumar - Appointed as new Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation. (Prepared by: www.currentaffairs4examz.com)
* Justice S K Sinha - Appointed Chief Justice of Bangladesh to become the first Hindu to hold the highest judicial post in the Muslim-majority country.
* Anirban Lahiri - Golf Player, Voted the 2014 Players’ Player of the Year.
* Raghuram Rajan - Named Governor of the Year in Central Banking Awards 2015.
* Ramesh Abhishek - Government extended his term as, chairman, Forward Markets Commission (FMC).
* Avinash Chander - Government removed him from the post of DRDO Chief.
* Air Marshal Anil Khosla - Took charge as Director General Air Operations.
* H.S. Brahma - Appointed new Chief Election Commissioner of India.
* Giorgio Napolitano - Resigned as President of Italy.
* Bhakti Sharma - Open water swimmer, Set a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one degree temperature at Antarctic Ocean.
* Anupam Shrivastava - Appointed as CMD of BSNL.
* Baba Ramdev - Appointed brand ambassador of Haryana.
* Brett Lee - Australian Cricketer, retired from all formats of cricket.
* Stephen Constantine - Appointed head coach of Indian men's football team.
* Leela Samson - She resigned as Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification.
* Kiran Bedi - She joined BJP.
* Stephen Hawking - Biopic movie on him named ‘The Theory of Everything’ released in India.
* Ashok Srinivasan - He won The Hindu Prize 2014 for "Book of Common Signs".
* Pankaj Advani - He won National Billiards title.
* AB de Villiers - He scored fastest hundred in One Day Internationals. He also scored fastest half century in ODI in the same match.
* Faten Hamama - Egyptian iconic actress, she passed away.
* Pahlaj Nihalani - Filmmaker, he was appointed chairperson of the censor board.
* Rajni Kothari - Eminent political scientist and theorist, he passed away.
* Frank Islam - He won Martin Luther award.
* Krishna Tirath - Ex-Minister in UPA, she joined BJP.
* Bibek Debroy - Joined as full time member of NITI Aayog.
* Jhumpa Lahiri - She won DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2015.
* Sunil Sood - Vodafone named him as India CEO.
* Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki - He took over the additional charge of Governor of Punjab.
* King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz - Saudi Arabia King, he passed away.
* M.S. Narayana - Telugu comedian, he passed away.
* Yingluck Shinawatra - Former PM of Thailand, Present govt. impeached her.
* Saraswathi Menon - Appointed member of the UN Advisory Group to review peace building architecture.
* Arundhathi Subramaniam - She won inaugural Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize.
* Barack Obama - Arrived in India, Chief Guest of India's Republic Day Celebrations 2015, First American President to visit Indian twice.
* Pooja Thakur - Wing Commander Pooja Thakur became the first woman to lead the ceremonial Guard of Honour at Rashtrapti Bhavan.
* Edgar Lungu - New President of Zambia.
* Saina Nehwal - Defeated Carolina Marin to retain Syed Modi Badminton Grand Prix title. (Prepared by: www.currentaffairs4examz.com
* R K Laxman - Eminent cartoonist, he passed away.
* Durga Prasad - He was appointed special DG of CRPF.
* Paulina Vega - She was crowned Miss Universe title.
* Major Mukund Varadarajan & Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh: Posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra.
* Alexis Tsipras: He was sworn in as new prime minister of Greece.
* Steve Smith - New test captain of Australia, He won Allan Border Medal 2015 & Australian player of the year.
* Reverend Libby Lane - She was consecrated as first woman bishop by Church of England.
* Sujatha Singh - Government removed her as foreign secretary.
* S Jaishankar - He was appointed as the new foreign secretary of India.
* Justice Shirani Bandaranayake - Sri Lanka’s first woman Chief Justice, new govt. reinstated her.
* Kalyan Singh - He took additional charge as Himachal Governor.
* Mala Aravindan - Veteran Malayalam actor, he passed away.
* Justice Narayanan Nadar Paul Vasanthakumar - He was appointed as new Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.
* Shekhar Sen - He was appointed as the new chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi.
* Hanumanthu Purushotham - Assumed charge as the new Chairman and Managing Director of National Research Development Corporation (NRDC).
* Col. MN Rai - He was martyred in an encounter with militants a day after he got his gallantry award on Republic Day.

* Subhash Ghisingh - Gorkha National Liberation Front founder, he passed away.
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