[PIN-April] Part 1: Persons in News, Appointments, Awards, Diaspora-Vivek Murthy, Raja Rajeshwari

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Mitrapal Philosophy
  1. Government Appointments
  2. Foreigner in News
  3. Diaspora in News
  4. Civilian awards/appointments
  5. Dead in News

Collection of Persons in news (PIN) for April 2015.Utility of the article: CAPF, IBPS, SSC, SBI & similar non UPSC exams and dozens of college admission entrance exams.

Government Appointments

BN NavalawalaWater resource ministry setup BN Navalawala taskforce for interlinking of rivers.
CECElection Commissioner Nasim Zaidi will become the 20th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) replacing HS Brahma.
CPI (Marxist)Rajya Sabha member Sitaram Yechury was elected the fifth general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) He replaced Prakash Karat.
ECEx-Gujarat Chief Secretary Achal Kumar Jyoti joined as election commissioner. Tenure: 6 years/ 65 age – whichever earlier.
Jitan Ram ManjhiAfter quitting JDU, this ex-CM of Bihar launched new party Hindustani Awam Morcha.
Justice M.JayapaulThis Punjab and Haryana High Court judge jumped into Sukhna lake to save a young girl from drowning.
RFID
  • Uttarakhand government plans to use the radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to track pilgrims.
  • This will help in quicker delivery of food/water/supplies. And quicker rescue during disasters using Geographical Information System (GIS)-based mapping application.
Sabyasachi BhattacharyaEminent Historian resigns from as Chief Editor from Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) saying right wing people trying to re-write history and he doesn’t like it. NOT ONE BIT.
Tiger reserveNational Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) gives approval for tiger reserves in

  • Ratapani in Madhya Pradesh
  • Sunabeda in Odisha
  • Guru Ghasidas in Chhattisgarh.
Venkadarath Saritha30-year-old from Telangana took up auto rickshaw driving 10 years ago to support her family. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has appointed her as its first female driver.

Foreigner in News

Loretta LynchA first African American woman Appointed as the 83rd Attorney-Generalto serve as the top U.S. law enforcement official.
Xi jinping
  • He get civilian award “Nishane Pakistan”.
  • It is highest civilian Award of pakistan.
  • Start- 19 March 1957
  • Given to a person for his/her higest degree of service to the country
  • Criteria of selection- merit and distinguished services to the country, foreign relations and international community.
  • Former PM Morarji Desai (in 1990)is only Indian to receive this award.

Diaspora in News

Person in news Vivek Murthy Surgeon General Indian American

Amandeep Singh Bhogalfirst Sikh to contest the election from the Conservative Party in Northern Ireland constituency of Upper Bann
Pooja Chandrashekar
  • This 17 years old Virginia-born Indian-Origin girl has got admission to 14 top U.S. varsities, including all eight Ivy League schools (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Dartmouth, Columbia, Brown and the University of Pennsylvania).
Pratap SinghThis 15 y.o Indian-origin schoolboy in London has won Institute of Physics Prize for experimenting Albert Einstein’s theory of special relativity.
Raja RajeswariThe first India-born woman to be appointed a judge in New York City.
Satya NadellaU.S. President Barack Obama plan to honour Microsoft’s Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella with the “Champions of Change” Award for bringing about a change within his company to support working families.
Vivek Murthy
  • 37 year-old medico sworn-in as the U.S. SurgeonGeneral by Vice-President Joe Biden
  • the youngestever in-charge of the country’s public health
  • He took the oath on the Gita
  • He is the highest ranking IndianAmerican in the Obama administration.
  • He is the country’s 19th Surgeon General
  • He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard

Civilian awards/appointments

Mariyam SiddiquiThis Class 6 Muslim girl has won Bhagvad Gita contest organised by ISKCON International Society.
Miss India WorldAditi Arya won it. She hails from Gurgaon.
Vikram PatelA Goa Psychiatrist. Selected in Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world For his research on linking mental disorders and poverty in third world Countries.
Wendell RodricksThis Goan fashion designer won Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Letters) from French Ambassador.

Dead in News

Andrew LesnieThis Australian cinematographer worked on the first The Lord of the Rings movie in 2001 and won Oscar Award.
Ankit KeshriYoung cricketer of Bengal passed away. He played U-19 and lead his U-23 team in CK Nayudu national Championship.
Betty WillisWelcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada. She designed this sign. Died.
Dr. Kailash VajpeyiHindi Poet, won Vyas Samman. Dead
Gajendra SinghRajasthani farmer commits suicide at AAP rally in Delhi.
Günter GrassGerman Noble laureate author famous for his work-novel-The Tin Drum in 1959 died. He had emotional attachment with city Kolkata
Hrushikesh MoolgavkarFormer Pilot, Chief of Air Staff and Air Chief Marshal died.Participated in Second world war and First Kashmir war and honored Mahavir chakara.
Janaki Ballav PatnaikEx-Governor of Assam, 3 time CM of Odisha, veteran Congress leader. He died in Andhra Pradesh.
Jayakanthan
  • A Tamil Writer, novelist poet and autobiographer died.
  • He is famous for two autobiographies—Oru Ilakkiyavathiyin Arasiyal Anubavangal and Oru Arasiyalvathiyin Ilakkiya Anubavangal.
  • Won both the Jnanpith and Sahitya Akademi Awards.
KarnatakaFamous author R.K. Narayan’s Mysuru house will be turned into A memorial.
Lt. Gen. (Retd) Hanut SinghParticipated in 1971 India-Pakistan war with commanding Poona Horse regiment, died. He got Param Vishisht Seva Medal and the Maha Vir Chakra.
Malli Mastan BabuThis Indian mountaineer died in Andes mountain ranges in Chile. He was first from Andhra Pradesh to climb Mt.Everest.
Milap Chand JainA former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court
Richie BenaudFormer Australian cricket captain, struggling with skin cancer died. Also popular as a “Voice of Cricket”.
Sunita TomarThis cancer patient lady face of India’s anti-tobacco campaign, hailed from Madhya Pradesh, died.
Surya Bahadur ThapaFormer Prime Minister of Nepal
Yakub Abdul Razak MemonSupreme Court dismissed his plea seeking a review of the death penalty awarded to him regarding 1993 Mumbai blasts case.

Visit Mrunal.org/PIN for Persons in news, books-authors, awards and sports related current affairs for IBPS, SSC, CDS, CAPF, ACIO and state service exams.

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26 Comments on “[PIN-April] Part 1: Persons in News, Appointments, Awards, Diaspora-Vivek Murthy, Raja Rajeshwari”

  1. Sir can u please explain upsc new move

  2. Sir je, there is notification regarding CSAT qualifying. As its 1/3rd of maximum marks. do you think will there be any change in paper 2 question type? any other valuable inputs plz do let us know.

    1. No there will be no change in the pattern.

      1. my dear frd. u should read daily news paper / govt.website

  3. When result come out of previous csat exam

  4. Sir,there is notification regarding CSAT qualifying. As its 1/3rd of maximum marks. It means only on the basis of gs paper-I the cut off of the preliminary will be decided or so what. Sir please clearify.

  5. I think morarji desai is not the only indian to recieve highest civilian award of pak…Dilip kumar sahib has also won this award in 1998 becoming the 2nd indian to do so.

  6. MB, ab tou unseasonal rains se sari rabi ki Fasal (basically wheat) bhi kharab ho gayi, so does this means there will be no home coming for you? We are waiting for text based articles, especially on Foreign Trade Policy and survey that you are doing in videos. Ab tou Preliminary ka season bhi aa gaya! Your valley and your farmland is waiting for you!

  7. India year book page332. Point 2.. Flexibility in the amount….
    Anybody plz explain.

    1. Dear SH,
      CRR = Cash in currency chest (place where banks put their money) you can see several security vans taking cash in your city they are taking cash from Currency chest to needy bank branches and vice versa.
      Now banks are not allowed to maintain cash according to them,they have to folllow some rules as given in point 2.

  8. Sir tell me regarding English easy for judiciary.

  9. sir i hv my interview in national insurance company limited..plz hlp me as what should be specifically studied for it??

  10. Upsc civil services exam 2015 notification postponed for due course of time…….now it is clrd that csat made qualifying and fresh advertisement reqd time …..source UPSC website.

    1. s rajeev…thanks for update…

  11. @gagan
    That’s what I don’t understand. .. 99% of the requirement on a daily basis. . I really don’t understand how is it counted!? … And now what about that 4% of ndtl? (From science background… Economy is quite diff. For me.)

    1. Dear SH, GO FOR ECONOMY SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE YOU WILL FIND EACH AND EVERY CONCEPT IN EASY WAY.

  12. these days in some bank jobs and other govt organisations are demanding some per forma from sc/st candidates (if i have geneuine certificate then why i should go n again get a document singed by magistrate? )
    plz help

  13. sir ,
    i want to take cse 2015 first time on self study based. can you suggest me good books for that i have cleared ??

  14. Anyone can give me the idea about the expected cut off of SBI pre exam held in June…

  15. hi,
    i have done my B.Tech in Information Technology. so while applying for CSP should i chose my educational qualification as DEGREE IN ENGINEERING or as OTHERS.

  16. Hello mrunal sir i had tried downloading ncert books from links. The link is not opening

  17. how to starting preparation during the job ?

  18. SIR, PLZ UPLOAD NEW CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR BANK PO’S EXAMS

  19. Hi Mrunal Sir,
    I find your site very useful. Thanks for the good work you are doing. But why are you not updating the PIN from May sir..Any specific reason apart [ i know you must be very busy] ?

  20. sir plz write something for mp psc….it had changed its pattern according to upsc plus no optional in it. and no csat in preliminary. plz sir

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