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Friday, January 1, 2016

Persons in News – January 2016

Hi Aspirants we have just thought of creating an exclusive post to update the list of persons in news for January 2016. Here you can check all the important persons of National & International importance who were in news from Current Affairs perspective during January 2016.
Persons in News January 2016
Here are the Persons in News – January 2016

  1. Harper Lee - His book "Go Set a Watchman" topped the 2015 US bestseller list. 
  2. Zinedine Zidane - Appointed as the new manager of Real Madrid football club. 
  3. Syed Kirmani- Presented with Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award on 5 January 2016.
  4. Filippo Grandi - He has taken the charge as new UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on 6 January 2016. 
  5. V.V.S. Laxman - His masterly innings of 281 against Australia was rated as the greatest Test performance of the last 50 years. 
  6. Mary Barra - Elected as Chairman of Board of Directors of General Motors. 
  7. S H Kapadia - Former Chief Justice of India - He died on 5 January 2016.
  8. Kate Atkinson - British writer - She won the novel-of-the-year prize at Britain's Costa Book Awards 2015 for her book "A God in Ruins". 
  9. Abid Ali Neemuchwala - Appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Wipro. 
  10. Radha Krishna Mathur  - On 4 January 2016 sworn in as the eighth Chief Information Commissioner of India. 
  11. Pranav Dhanawade - He created history on 5 January 2016 when he became the first batsmen in to score more than 1,000 runs in an innings in school cricket. 
  12. Justice RM Lodha - Justice RM Lodha Committee on IPL spot fixing on 4 January 2016 submitted its report to the Supreme Court suggesting reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). 
  13. Vilmos Zsigmond - Cinematographer - He is the winner of an Oscar for Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind & died on 1 January 2016.
  14. Arunima Sinha - India’s star amputee mountaineer - She successfully scaled Mount Aconcagua in which country as part of her Mission 7 Summits. 
  15. Natalie Cole - Grammy-winning singer died on 2 Jan 2016. 
  16. L M Kahute - Appointed as the DGP of Manipur. 
  17. Atul Sobti - Assumed charge as chairman and managing director (CMD) of Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL). 
  18. A B Bardhan - Veteran leader of Communist Party of India (CPI) died. 
  19. Sanjay Subrahmanyam - foremost south Indian classical vocalists - Awarded Sangita Kalanidhi award 2015.
  20. Kamlesh Chandra - Head of one member committee formed to examine the wage structure, service conditions of the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in the Department of Posts (DoP)
  21. Virat Kohli - Selected for 'Cricketer of the Year' award 2015 by BCCI
  22. Laxmi Ratan Shukla - Former Bengal cricket captain - Announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. 
  23. Adnan Sami - Singer - He got Indian citizenship. 
  24. Nagesh Prabhu - Assumed charge as Secretary General of International Sericultural Commission (ISC). 
  25. S Javeed Ahmed - New Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh.
  26. Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria - Took over as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff. 
  27. Shyam Benegal - Eminent filmmaker – He was appointed as the committee head to look into the revamp of the Censor Board                                               
  28. Also Check Current Affairs January 2016 for Exams
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