Most Probable People to Be Asked in the Exam, Ram Sharan Sharma and Pallav Bagla

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Most Probable People to be Asked in the Exam

Majid Shahriari

He was a quantum physicist/nuclear scientist at the Iranian Atomic Energy Commission. On November 29, 2010 unidentified assailants riding motorcycles launched separate bomb attacks, killing Shahriari. Iran claims that US and Israel were involved in this attack in an attempt to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program

Richard Holbrooke

Passed away on December 13, 2010

Christiana Figueres

Executive Secretary of UNFCCC. She is from Costa Rica

Major Mitali Madhumita

In Feb 2011, she became the first woman officer in the army to receive a gallantry award. She was awarded the Sena Award (Gallantry) at the South Western Command.

Shanti Bhushan

Former law minister of India and also a senior advocate. Recently in news due to allegations that some previous CJIs have been corrupt. Also, on the committee for the Lokpal Bill.

Anna Hazare

Gandhian and social activist known for his contribution for the development of Ralegan Siddhi, a model village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. Agitated for the Jan Lokpal Bill. Awarded Padma Bhushan in 2002.

Mukhtaran Mai

A Pakistani woman who was gang raped on the orders of a Panchayat because her 12-year-old brother had an alleged illicit relation with a girl of higher caste. Recently, SC of Pakistan acquitted 5 accused in the case and upheld life sentence for one.

Ram Sharan Sharma (RS Sharma)

A historian of ancient and medieval India. Passed away in 2011.

Pallav Bagla

Awared the David Perlman Award for science journalism. First Indian to receive.

Suchitra Mitra

Rabindra Sangeet exponent. Passed away.

Kamla Harris

Attorney General of California

Ansar Burney

A Pakistani human rights activist who played a major role in securing the release of the 22 sailors on board the Egyptian vessel mv Suez which was in the captivity of Somali pirates for the last 10 months. He took lead and arranged for a ransom of $2.1 mn to secure the release of all the sailors.

Suresh Tendulkar

Economist. Passed away in June 2011.

Nandini Sundar

Prof of Sociology at DSE. Was in news in the case Nandini Sundar & Ors vs State of CG. In this case, SC declared Salwa Judum and SPOs as unconstitutional.

Nileema Mishra

Won Magasaysay Award 2011. For “her purpose-driven zeal to work tirelessly with villagers in Maharashtra, organizing them to successfully address both their aspirations and their adversities through collective action and heightened confidence in their potential to improve their own lives”

Harish Hande

Won Magasaysay Award 2011. For ”his passionate and pragmatic efforts to put solar power technology in the hands of the poor, through a social enterprise that brings customized, affordable, and sustainable electricity to India’s vast rural populace, encouraging the poor to become asset creators”.

Dariush Rezaei-Nejad

An Iranian nuclear scientist who was killed in July 2011. <allegedly by Mossad>

Syed Ghulam Nadi Fai

A Kashmiri American citizen arrested by FBI for his alleged connections with ISI.

Santosh Hegde

Former Lokayokta of Karnataka.

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