Important Persons in News January 2015

February 10, 2015

Dear Readers,
Read the list of important persons in news in January 2015. Very useful for upcoming exams like IBPS PO, Clerical, SSC-CGL, Insurance and other similar kind of exams.

Persons in News January 2015 – Appointed in Government Sector

1. NITI Ayog
Chairman – Narendra Modi
Vice Chairman – Arvind Panagariya
CEO – Ms. Sindhushree Khullar (IAS)
Fulltime Members – Economist Bibek Debroy and former DRDO Chief V K Saraswat.
2. Defense Secretary RK Mathur (Suceeded Manohar Parikar) – New DRDO Chief
3. Anupam Shrivastava – New CMD of BSNL
4. Hari Shankar Brahma (Suceeded VS Sampath) – New Election Commissioner
5. Shekhar Sen – Sangeet Natak Akademi
6. Pahlaj Nihalani – New chief of Censor Board
7. Arkalgud Suryaprakash – Chairman of Prasar Bharati
8. A.S.Kiran Kumar – New ISRO Chief.
9. TCA Anant – Chief statistician of India.
10. A.K. Mittal – Railwayboard new chairman
11. Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh and Major Mukund Varadarajan of Rashtriya Rifle – Ashok Chakra

Persons in News Who visited India in January 2015

1. US President Barrack Obama – Chief Guest at Republic day Parade
2. Guyana President Donald Ramotar – Chief Guest at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
3. UN Secretary general Ban-Ki-Moon – Visited Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad

Obituary January 2015

1. He Zhenlian – Vice President of International Olympic Committee, popularly known as “Mr.Olympics” in China.
2. R.K. Laxman – Eminent Cartoonist creator of “Common man”.
Autobiography – Tunnel of Time
3. Subhash Ghisingh – Gorkhaland movement leader, died.

Persons in News January 2015 – International

1. Maithripala Sirisena – New President of Srilanka
2. Giorgio Napolitano – Former president of Italy Resigned
3. Alexis Tsipras – New Prime Minister of Greece

Other Achievements

1. Bhakti Sharma – swam 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in the Antarctic Ocean, world’s youngest and the first Asian girl to do so.
2. Paulina Vega – Miss Universe
3. Raghuram Rajan – Won “Governor of the year” award from British magazine “Central Banking”.
4. Dr.Atul Khare – UN under-Secretary-general for field support department

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