Competitive Exams: Current Affairs 2011: Persons in News

Persons in News

  • K V Raman Agricultural scientist K. V. Raman has been awarded the prestigious Bharat Jyoti Award of the
  • India International Friendship Society for his contributions to science, technology and development.
  • Daisaku Ikeda Buddhist philosopher, president of Soka Gakkai International conferred first MLBD Indology
  • Award by Motilal Banarsidass Publishers (MLBD) and Bharat Soka Gakkai.
  • Baldev Raj Baldev Raj, Director of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) in Kalpakkam has been elected president of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). It provides considered opinion on policy matters in domains of higher education, energy, heritage and industry either on request from the government or on the basis of the need envisaged.
  • G R Sufi J&K's first CIC (Chief Information Commissioner); former IRS.
  • Aamir Khan made it to the international jury of the 61st Berlin film festival Rudolf Elmer A Swiss banker who claims to have handed WikiLeaks details of rich tax evaders goes on trial on charges of coercion and breaking Switzerland's strict banking secrecy laws.
  • Abhay Kumar Srivastava NALC-MD arrested on corruption charges
  • R S Butola To be next Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation. Currently ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL). Managing Director
  • Ajay Parida Executive Director, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, has been selected for the prestigious TATA Innovation Fellowship of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India for his research contribution in the area of basic and applied sciences in developing novel genetic combinations for abiotic stress and nutritional enhancement using advanced biotechnological tools.
  • Rahat Fathe Ali Khan Celebrated Pakistani singer detained at airport For allegedly carrying undeclared cash totalling $124, 000
  • Maulana Gulam Mohammad Vastanvi Vice-Chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband In controversy due to pr-Modi remarks.
  • Ennapadam S. Krishnamoorthy He has been awarded the Royal College of Psychiatrists President's Medal for 2011 in recognition of his significant contributions to policy, public knowledge and education in metal health and wellness.
  • Dr. Krishnamoorthy, who is now honorary secretary of Voluntary Health Services, reportedly becomes the first Indian to be recognised by the Royal Colleges for contributions to both neurology and psychiatry
  • M P Prakash former Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, passed away
  • Aruna ramachandran shanbhag The euthanasia debate is back with the Supreme Court directing a three-member committee of doctors to look int-the physical and mental status of nurse Aruna Shanbaug who has been lying comatose for the past 38 years in Mumbai's King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital.
  • Aruna has been lying comatose following a brutal sexual assault by a hospital ward boy Sohanlal Valmiki in 1973.
  • Prithviraj Chavan New chief minister of Maharashtra as Ashok Chavan resigned over the Adarsh Housing Society controversy.
  • Sanjeev Tripathi new chief of the country's external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)
  • A P Singh New Director of CBI
  • U K Sinha to be appointed next SEBI chairman
  • Nehchal Sandhu New IB chief.
  • Kiran Kumar Reddy New chief minister of AP
  • Y S Dadwal New chief of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
  • Eugenie Blanchard World's oldest person, Eugenie Blanchard, dead at 114 years old Irom Sharmila Completed 10 years of his fast against ASPA (1958) in Manipur.
  • Sanmugham Singapores's new Home Minister
  • Lord Swaraj Paul stepped down from the deputy speaker of the Lords position due to allegations of financial impropriety
  • K Vijay Kumar new chief of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  • Milon Kumar Banerjee Former Attorny General of India who worked with five different prime ministers died recently.
  • K M Mathew Padma awardee chief editor of Malayala Manorama died recently.
  • Maruti Mane Asian games gold winner wrestler died.

Courtesy: The Hindu and Times of India