List of Important Persons in NEWS- August 2015 | GK Updates

    List of Important Persons in NEWS- August 2015 | GK Updates
    List of Important Persons in NEWS- August 2015 | GK Updates:
    The List of Important Persons in NEWS in the month of August 2015 was given below. Candidates those who are preparing for Bank PO and Clerk Exams can use this GK Materials.

    Important National Appointments
    S.no
    Designation
    Person Name
    1.
    New Chairman of India’s Oscar Jury
    Amol Palekar
    2.
    New CMD of Air India Ltd
    Ashwani Lohani
    3.
    New Governor of Bihar
    Ram Nath Kovind
    4.
    New Election Commissioner
    Om Prakash Rawat
    5.
    27th Governor of Himachal Pradesh
    Acharya Dev Vrat
    6.
    New Tiger Conservation Ambassador of Maharashtra
    Amitabh Bachchan
    7.
    New Chairperson of Accenture, India
    Rekha Menon
    8.
    New Vice President-Engineering of Snapdeal
    Amitava Ghosh
    9.
    Director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED)
    Rajan S Katoch
    10.
    New Lokayukta of Maharashtra
    Justice M L Tahaliyani
    Important International Appointments
    S.no
    Designation
    Person Name
    1.
    First Female Prime Minister of Greece
    Vassiliki
    2.
    New Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF
    Novak Djokovic
    3.
    Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
    Ranil Wickremesinghe
    4.
    New US Ambassador to Maldives and Sri Lanka
    Atul Keshap
    S.no
    Awards and Honors
    Winners
    1.
    Inaugural Sunhak Peace Prize
    Dr. Modadugu Vijay Gupta
    2.
    Peter Mackler Award 2015
    Journalist  Zaina Erhaim (Syria)
    3.
    Winner of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy for the year 2014
    Punjabi University
    4.
    Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2015
    Babasaheb Purandare
    5.
    James Tait Black Award 2015
    Zia Haider Rahman
    6.
    Saraswati Sammaan Award 2015
    Veerappa Moily
    7.
    Kerala Government, State Film Awards 2014
    List of Winners:
    Best Actor: Nivin Pauly (Bangalore Days and 1983 ) and Sudev Nair (My Life Partner)
    Best Actress: Nasriya Naseem (Om Shanthi Hosana and Bangalore Days)
    Best Child Actor: Master Adwaith
    Best Child Actress: Anna Fathima
    Best Male Playback Singer: K J Yesudas
    Best Female Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshaal
    Best Director: Sanalkumar Sasidhran (OraalPolkkam)
    8.
    Highest Civilian Award of Germany, Cross of Order of the Merit Award
    Raghavendra Gadagkar
    9.
    Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) Award 2015
    D Parulekar (Goa Tourism Minister)
    10.
    Ramanujan Prize 2015
    Mathematician Dr. Amalendu Krishna
    11.
    Bharat Bharti Literacy Award 2015
    Kashinath Singh
    12.
    Election Commission’s Award 2014
    Rajan Vishal
    13.
    Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2015
    Sania Mirza

    National Sports Awards 2014-15:
    List of Winner of Arjuna Award 2015:
    ·        Sandeep Kumar– Archery
    ·        M R Poovamma– Athletics (4X400 metres relay)
    ·        Kidambi Srikanth– Badminton
    ·        Mandeep Jangra– Boxing
    ·        Rohit Sharma– Cricket
    ·        Dipa Karmakar– Gymnastics
    ·        Sreejesh P R– Hockey
    ·        Manjeet Chillar– Kabaddi
    ·        Abhilasha Mhatre– Kabaddi
    ·        Swaran Singh– Rowing
    ·        Anup Kumar Yama– Roller Skating.
    ·        Jitu Rai– Shooting
    ·        Sathish Kumar– Weightlifting
    ·        Bajrang– Wrestling
    ·        Babita Kumari– Wrestling
    ·        Y Sanathoi Devi– Wushu
    ·        Sharath M Gayakwad– Para-Swimming
    List of Winners of Dronacharya Awards 2015:
    ·        Naval Singh– Athletics (Javelin throw) Para-sports coach
    ·        Anoop Singh– Wrestling coach
    ·        Harbans Singh– Athletics coach
    ·        Swatantar Raj Singh– Boxing coach
    ·        Nihar Ameen– Swimming coach
    List of Winners of Dhyan Chand Award 2015:
    ·        Romeo James– Hockey
    ·        Shiv Prakash Mishra– Tennis
    ·        P Nair– Volleyball
    List of Winners of Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2014-15:
    ·        Jot Singh – mountaineer
    ·        Arunima Sinha – mountaineer
    ·        Lt. Col. Satyendra Verma – Sky diving
    ·        Col. Satish Chander Sharma – mountaineer
    SNo
    Important Sports news in August 2015
    1.
    India’s Autistic 14 year old studentPrabhroop Sekhon won2gold medals in the 300m and 500mRoller Skating event in theSpecial Olympics World Summer Games held at Los Angeles, US
    2.
    14 year old Autistic GolferRanveer Singh Saini became the 1st Golfer from India to win a Gold medal at theSpecial Olympics World Games. He achieved this by winning the GF Golf Level 2 Alternate Shot Team Play
    3.
    Winners at the6th SeniorART Gymnastics Asian championships held in Hiroshima, Japan:
    Gold medal –Yan Wang (China)
    Silver medal –Sae Miyakawa (Japan)
    Bronze medal –Dipa Karmakar (India)
    4.
    Winners atWSA Victorian Open Title of Squash held in Australia:
    Women’s category:
    Joshna Chinappa (India) won the title by defeatingLine Hansen (Denmark)
    Men’s category:
    Ryan Cuskelly (Australia) won by defeatingGreg Lobban (Scotland)
    5
    Winners atWorld Archery Championship held in Copenhagen, Denmark:
    Gold medal –Russia – Ksenia Perova, Inna Stepanova and Tuyana Dashidorzhieva
    Silver medal –India – Laxmirani Majhi, Deepika Kumari and Rimil Buriuly
    6.
    International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially announced ‘Frisbee’ as an Olympic sport at the128th IOC Session held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    7.
    Indian ArcherAbhishek Verma wongold medal in the stage 3 of the men’s individual section of theArchery World cup by defeatingEsmaeil Ebadi of Iran
    8.
    Carolin Martin (Spain) won theBadminton World Championship 2015 for the 2nd time by defeatingSaina Nehwal (India)  in women’s single category
    9.
    Winners atRogers Cup Masters Tournament 2015 orrehabilitate the victims:
    Men’s single category:
    Andy Murray (Britain) won his11th masters title by defeatingNovak Djokovic (Serbia)
    Women’s single category:
    Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) won by defeating world’s no, 2 playerSimona Halep(Romania)
    Women’s Doubles category:
    Carolina Garcia (France) andKatarina Srebotnik (Slovenia) won the title by defeatingBethanie Mattek-Sands(US) andLucie Safarova (Czech)
    Men’s Doubles Category:
    Bob Bryan andMike Bryan of US won the title
    10.
    Bangladesh won its1st Under-16 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) championship 2015 by defeating the defending championsIndia in the final match held at Sylhet, Bangladesh
    11.
    Indian golferAditi Ashok became the1st women and the youngest player from Inida to win theLadies British amateur stroke play Championships 2015 held at Leeds, UK
    12.
    Jamaican athleteUsain Bolt won both the100m and 200m titles in theWorld Atheletics Championships held in Beijing, China defeatingJustin Gatlin (US) in both the events
    13.
    Winners at theCincinnati Masters title held at Ohio, US:
    Men’s single title:
    Roger Federer (Switzerland) won the title for the7th time defeatingNovak Djokovic (Russia)
    Women’s Single title:
    Serena Williams (US) won by defeatingSimona Halep (Romania)
    Men’s doubles title:
    Daniel Nestor (Canada) andEdouard Roger-Vasselin (France) won by defeatingMarcin Matkowski (Poland) andNenad Zimonjic (Serbia)
    Women’s Doubles title:
    China’sChan Hao-ching andChan Yung-jan won by defeating
    Casey Dellacqua (Australia) andYaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan)
    14.
    Indian women’s Hockey team qualified for2016 Rio Olympics after36years. It was announced by theInternational Hockey Federation
    15.
    Indian wrestlerAnil wongold medal in theCadet Wrestling World Championships in the 50kg freestyle category by defeatingErfan Aeini (Iran) at Sarajevo, Bosnia. Female GrapplerAnkus had also wonsilver medal in the 38kg women freestyle category in the same event
    16.
    Winners at the marathon eventWorld Athletics Championships 2015 at Beijing, China:
    Gold medal –Mare Dibaba (Ethiopia)
    Silver medal –Helah Kiprop (Kenya)
    Bronze medal –Eunice Kirwa (Bahrain)
    Women’s world 4×400 m relay:
    Gold medal –Jamaican team
    Silver medal –US team
    Bronze medal –Britain team
    List of Important Obituaries in August 2015
    1.
    Dr. M M Kalburgi,Senior Kannada writer has passed away at his age of 77 in Dharwad, Karnataka. He is the winner of Sahitya Akademi Award (2006) for his collection of research “Marga 4”
    2.
    Chitranjan Swarup, Uttar PradeshMinister of State (MoS) for the Parliamentary Affairs has passed away at his age of 70.
    3.
    Paravoor Bharathan,Famous Malayalam Actor has passed away at his age of 86 at Kochi, Kerala. He is the winner of Bahadoor Award in 2004.
    4.
    Suvra Mukherjee, India’s first Ladywife of President Pranab Mukherjee has passed away at her age of 74 at New Delhi. She is the author of the books,Chokher Aloey andChena Achenai Chin.
    5.
    Om Prakash Munjal,founder of Hero Cycle has passed away at his age of 87 at Ludhiana. He is the winner of the Udyog Rattan Award from Punjab Government, Punjab Rattna Award, The Samman Patra Award, and the Indira Gandhi National Unity Award.
    6.
    Bhalchandra Pendharkar,Veteran Marathi State Actor, has passed away at his age of 94 at Mumbai. He has achieved the following awards, Vishnudas Bhave Puraskar (1973), Bal Gandharva Puraskar (1983), Sangeet Natak Kala Academy (2004).
    7.
    Kayyara Kinhanna Rai,Indian Freedom Fighter and Poet, has passed away at his age of 101 at Badiyadkka, Kerala. He is the winner of the National Award for Best Teacher (1969), Karnataka Sahitya Academy Puraskar (1969), Karnataka Ekikarana (Unification) Award (2007).
    8.
    Lynn Anderson,US Country Singer has passed away at her age of 67 at Nashville, US. He is the winner of the Grammy Award for Rose Garden (1971).
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