Person In News for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam

Dear Readers, we are presenting a list of persons in news these days for upcoming IBPS Clerk Mains and other upcoming Exams.


Try to learn this list as it will help you in upcoming IBPS Clerk Mains Exam.


1. Former Delhi High Court judge Reva Khetrapal has been selected as Delhi’s new Lokayukta.

2. Veteran Kannada film-maker K.S.L. Swamy passes away

3. Justin Trudeau elected as Canada’s new PM

4. Acclaimed Egyptian novelist and journalist Gamal al-Ghitani passed away in Cairo, Egypt. He was 70.

5. Kundhavi Kadiresanwas appointed as the Assistant Director (AD) of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific.

6. India’s second largest software services firm, Infosys has appointed Ranganath D Mavinakere as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

7. Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli of Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)-CPN-UML was elected as new Prime Minister of Nepal.

8. Renowned scientist Shekhar Basu has been appointed as the Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

9. Oscar-winning composer Allah-Rakha Rahman has been named the Cultural Ambassador for Seychelles.

10. Hoesung Lee of South Korea has been elected Chairman of Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC).

11. Micro blogging site Twitter has appointed its co-founder and interim chief executive officer (CEO) Jack Dorsey as permanent CEO for second time.

12. V Shanmuganthan has sworn in as the 17th Governor of Manipur after taking oath at ceremony held at Raj Bhawan in Imphal. He succeeded Dr. Syed Ahmed who had died in late in September 2015.

13. The Department of Posts has released a Commemorative postal stamp on father of Indian Constitution Dr. B.R. Ambedkar as part of his 125th Birth Anniversary celebrations.

14. President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Governor of Meghalaya V. Shanmuganathan to discharge the functions of the Governor of Manipur.

15. Ace Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra has clinched gold medal in the men’s 10 metre Air Rifle event of the Asian Air Gun Championships held in New Delhi.

16. Dr. P Sivakumar has been elevated as Distinguished Scientist with immediate effect by the Union Defence Ministry Ministry.

17. Sherif Ismail has sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Egypt. He was administered oath to the office by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

18. Metro Man E Sreedharan to serve UN High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport

19. Malcolm Turnbull has sworn-in as Australia’s new Prime Minister.

20. Queen Elizabeth II on 9th September 2015 became the longest-reigning Monarch of Britain and the longest-reigning female monarch in history.

21. Renowned Agriculture expert Professor Ramesh Chand has been appointed as new full time member of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog.

22. South African city of Durban has been selected as the host for the 22nd edition of Commonwealth Games to be held in 2022.

23. A K Jha has been given additional charge of interim Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited.

24. President of Greece’s Supreme Court Vassiliki Thanou has been appointed as the first female Prime Minister of the heavily indebted country which is center of Eurozone crisis.

25. Maharashtra government has bought the house in London where social reformer and architect of the Indian Constitution Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar had stayed in the 1920s.

26. World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic from Serbia has been appointed as a new goodwill ambassador of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

27. Veteran actor and director Amol Palekar has been appointed as the Chairman of India’s Oscar jury by Mumbai based Film Federation of India (FFI).

28. French President Francois Hollande to be Chief Guest at Republic Day in India

29. Prithvi Raj Singh elected to Board of Governors of World Water Council

30. Mother Teresa, a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary will be given Sainthood i.e. will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church in September 2016.

31. Renowned British Novelist Peter Dickinson passed away in Winchester, Hampshire. He was 88. He was a prolific novelist best known for children’s books and detective stories.

32. Indian-origin barrister Kalyani Kaul sworn-in as Circuit Judge in the UK

33. Shekhar Kapur to head jury and Anil Kapoor was chief guest at IFFI 2015

34. Former Defence Secretary Radha Krishna Mathur (62) has been appointed as Chief Information Commissioner (CIC).

35. Renowned theatre artiste and writer Chatla Sriramulu passed away at Secunderabad, Telangana. He was 84.

36. Senior revenue service officer Arun Kumar Jain appointed Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

37. An Indian-origin politician, Pravin Gordhan has been appointed as South Africa’s new Finance Minister.

38. Indian-origin writer Jamaludeen Mohamed Sali from Singapore has been awarded prestigious 2015 South East Asia Write Award.

39. Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has appointed senior IPS officer Ahmad Javed as India’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

40. Renowned agro-economist and veteran leader of farmers Sharad Anantrao Joshi passed away in Pune, Maharashtra. He was 81.

41. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released On My Terms: From the Grassroots to the Corridors of Power, an autobiography of former Union Minister Sharad Pawar.

42. Mauricio Macri of Republican Proposal Party (RPP) has been sworn in as new President of Argentina after taking oath in the Congress.

43. Time magazine has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as Person of the Year 2015.

44. Distinguished Scientist M Nair Rajeevan (54) has been appointed as Secretary of Union Ministry of Earth Sciences.

45. Kaher Kazem has been appointed as President and Managing Director General Motors (GM) India operations.

46. Justice Tirath Singh Thakur was sworn in as 43rd Chief Justice of India (CJI).

47. Veteran industrialist and former parliamentarian MAM Ramaswamy passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was 84.

48. Roch Marc Christian Kabore has been elected as President of Burkina Faso

49. Russian legendary film Director and screenwriter Eldar Ryazanov passed away in Moscow, Russia. He was 88.

50. Dominica-born British lawyer Patricia Scotland (60) has been elected as the new Secretary General of the Commonwealth.

51. Distinguished Tamil scholar and historian of South India and South Asia, Noboru Karashima from Japan passed away in Tokyo. He was 82.

52. Atonio Costa, the leader of Portugal’s Socialist Party was named Prime Minister of Portugal.

53. Former world long jump champion Anju Bobby George was appointed as the Chairperson of Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) by Union Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs.

54. Noted labour economist Dr. T.S. Papola passed away in New Delhi. He was 74.

55. Harshavardhan Neotia has been elected as the President of industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

56. Senior diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale has been appointed as India’s Ambassador to China.

57. Well-known neurosurgeon and Secretary General of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) Dr. Satya Paul Agarwal passed away in New Delhi. He was 70.

58. Former Director of country’s external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), K. Shankaran Nair passed away in Bengaluru, Karnataka. He was 94.

59. Senior Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ashok Singhal passed away in Gurgaon, Haryana. He was 90 and was suffering from serious respiratory problems.

60. Senior Indian diplomat Syed Akbaruddin has been appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations at New York.

61. A noted writer of children’s books Kamala Laxman passed away on 14 November 2015 in Pune. She was 90.

62. Bhawana Somaaya, Satish Shah and Brijendra Pal Singh have been nominated as members of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society.

63. Renowned economist Subir Gokaran has been appointed as an Executive Director on the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

64. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has been appointed as vice chairman of the board of directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

65. India’s former Ambassador to Nepal and modern Indian historian Bimal Prasad passed away in New Delhi at the age of 92.

66. Oscar-winning British writer and actor Colin Welland passed away at the age of 81. He was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for several years.

67. Veteran CPI(M) leader and former Speaker of the West Bengal Assembly Hasim Abdul Halin passed away in Kolkata. He was 80.

68. Hero MotoCorp patriarch and Doyen of Indian two-wheeler industry Brijmohan Lall Munjal passed away in New Delhi.  He was 92.

69. One of the eminent archaeologists of post-Independent India, Virendra Nath Misra passed away in Pune, Maharashtra. He was 81.

70. Union Government has appointed senior IRS officer Najib Shah as the chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customs(CBEC).

71. Union Government has nominated Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das to the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

72. Bidhya Devi Bhandari of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist)-CPN-UML has been elected as first female President of Nepal.

73. Lord Gulam Kaderbhoy Noon, one of Britain’s most prominent Indian-origin peers and Curry King passed away in London. He was 79.

74. Luxembourg envoy to the United Nations (UN) Sylvie Lucas has been appointed as the next chair of the Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN) of UN Security Council Reforms.

75. Bengali film, television and stage actor Pijush Ganguly passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal. He was 50.

76. Renowned Irish-American actress and singer Maureen O’Hara passed away in Boise, US. She was 95.

77. Retired Lieutenant General Nasser Khan Janjua has been appointed as the new National Security Advisor (NSA) of Pakistan.

78. Autobiography of Sam Pitroda named Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect India has been released. It is written with the help of an American author David Chanoff.



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