Persons in News (July to August)

Dear Readers, we are providing persons in news in July to August list, it includes appointments, persons died etc.

  1. The founder of Hero Cycle Om Prakash Munjal passes away
  2. President appoints Om Prakash Rawat as Election Commissioner
  3. Acharya Dev Vrat sworn-in as 27th Governor of Himachal Pradesh
  4. Persons in News Superstar Amitabh Bachchan to be Maharashtra’s new Tiger Conservation Ambassador
  5. Veteran Marathi stage actor Bhalchandra Pendharkar passes away
  6. Raghavendra Gadagkar conferred with Cross of Order of the Merit Award of Germany
  7. Poet, freedom fighter Kayyara Kinhanna Rai passes away
  8. freedom fighter Kayyara Kinhanna Rai passes away
  9. Goa Tourism Minister D Parulekar conferred with PATWA 2015 awardPresident Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Acharya Dev Vrat and Ram Nath Kovind as the governors of Himachal Pradesh and Bihar respectively.
  10. Accenture appoints Rekha Menon as Chairperson of its India operations
  11. Atul Keshap appointed as US Ambassador to Maldives and Sri Lanka
  12. Colonel Harwant Singh (Retd), World War-II hero passes away
  13. Persons in News Zhanna Nemtsova awarded with Solidarity Prize 2015 of Poland
  14. Snapdeal appoints Amitava Ghosh as Vice President-engineering
  15. Mathematician Dr. Amalendu Krishna wins 2015 Ramanujan Prize
  16. Hindi litterateur Kashinath Singh chosen for Bharat Bharti literary award 2014
  17. Ex-Jalore EO Rajan Vishal chosen for Election Commission’s award
  18. Union Government extends term of Rajan S Katoch as Director of ED(Director of the Enforcement Directorate)
  19. Dipa Karmakar wins bronze medal at 6th Senior ART Gymnastics Asian Championships
  20. Former MP Minister Jagannath Singh passes away
  21. Joshna Chinappa wins WSA Victorian Open title of squash
  22. US country singer Lynn Anderson passes away
  23. Ranveer Singh Saini wins Gold medal at Special Olympics World Games.The 14 year old golfer suffering from autistic achieved this feat in GF Golf-Level 2 Alternate Shot Team Play.
  24. Sania Mirza recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2015
  25. Dr Suniti Solomon, pioneer of HIV/AIDS research and treatment in India passes away
  26. Former South African cricketer Clive Rice passes away
  27. Union Government has appointed former IAS officer Ashish Bahuguna as the chairman of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
  28. Eminent Sri Lankan historian Santasilan Kadirgamar passes away
  29. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, ‘People’s President’ and ‘Missile Man’ passes away
  30. Chris Froome of Britain wins 102nd Tour de France
  31. Eminent Physicist P. Hariharan passes away
  32. Jorge Sampaio, Helena Ndume awarded with inaugural Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize
  33. Delhi Lt Governor approves appointment of Swati Maliwal as Chairperson of DCW
  34. Former Union Minister Bijoy Handique passes away
  35. Former Bihar, Kerala Governor R.S. Gavai passes away
  36. President nominates 2 members of Anglo-Indian Community to Lok Sabha. 
  37. Professor Richard Hay: He hails from Kerala. Presently, he teaches economics in various academic institutes in India as well as abroad. George Baker: He hails from West Bengal and is actor by profession. Since 1970s, he has acted in several Assamese and Bengali movies.
  38. Ajay Mathur has been appointed as Director-General (DG) of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
  39. Indian-American Amitoj Chhabra wins junior title at US Powerlifting Championships
  40. Acclaimed US novelist EL Doctorow passes away
  41. Flipkart-owned online and mobile fashion store Myntra has appointed Ananth Narayanan as its chief executive officer (CEO)
  42. Noted Canadian author Naomi Klein has won the 36th edition of American Book Award 2015.
  43. France`s tennis legend Amelie Mauresmo was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  44. Union Government has appointed Bhanu Pratap Sharma as Chairperson Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
  45. Uruguayan soccer legend Alcides Ghiggia has passed away due to heart attack in Montevideo, Uruguay.
  46. Veteran Telugu playback singer V Ramakrishna passes away
  47. Information and Broadcasting Ministry has given additional charge to Prashant Pathrabe as Director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
  48. Sunita Viswanath, an Indian-American woman has been with Champion of Change award by the White House of United States.
  49. Doyen music composer Manayangath Subramanian Viswanathan passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was 87.
  50. Madhya Pradesh government has appointed Rakesh Sahni as the Chairman of Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA).
  51. Ajay Kumar Pandey was appointed as new Managing Director and Group CEO of Gandhinagar based Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City).
  52. Noted artist Sayed Haider Raza was conferred with highest French Civilian Award Commandeur de la Lgion dHonneur (the Legion of Honour).
  53. Lt Gen Man Mohan Singh Rai has been appointed as new Vice-Chief of the Indian Army.
  54. Indian-origin Sunita Williams is among four veteran astronauts chosen by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to fly the first commercial space vehicles.
  55. Prince Saud al-Faisal, World’s longest serving Foreign Minister passes away
  56. Legendary Egyptian actor Omar Sharif passed away due to a heart attack in Cairo.
  57. Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka has set a Guinness World Record for spending longest time in space with a total of 804 days as on July 2015.
  58. Rahul Bhatnagar was named as new Managing Director (MD) and chief financial officer (CFO) of Bharti Enterprises.
  59. Notable Urdu poet, critic and orator Bashar Navaaz passed away in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. He was 80 years old.
  60. China has nominated its former finance Minister Jin Liqun as the Presidential candidate for $100 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
  61. Professor Lord Kamlesh Patel has become the first British Asian to be appointed as Director of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
  62. World Boxing Organization (WBO) has stripped of the Welterweight World title 2015 won by Floyd Mayweather in May 2015.
  63. Acclaimed Pakistani Urdu novelist Abdullah Hussain passed away in Lahore due to blood cancer. He was 84
  64. Renowned US actress and model Diana Douglas passed away in Los Angeles due to cancer. She was 92.
  65. Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh has been named as the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize.
  66. R Paul Singh, Indian-American professor has been selected for 2015 World Agriculture Prize laureate.
  67. India’s biggest auto maker, Tata Motors Limited has appointed Chandrasekaran Ramakrishnan as chief financial officer (CFO) of its automobile group.
  68. Finnish telecom engineer and father of messaging service (SMS) technology Matti Makkonen passed away following serious illness. He was 63.
  69. Former world junior champion and Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta won the 19th Commonwealth Chess Championship.


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