List of Persons in NEWS- April 2015 | GK Updates

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

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    International Appointments
    S.no
    Designation
    Person Name
    1.
    New Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
    Mohammmed bin
    2.
    New Head of UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response
    Peter Jan Graff
    3.
    New Prime Minister of Peru
    Pedro Cateriano Bellido
    4.
    New President of Nigeria
    Muhammadu Buhari
    5.
    First Indian born American Woman Judge of New York
    Raja Rajeswari
    6.
    First Black Female Attorney General of US
    Loretta Lynch
    7.
    New US Surgeon General
    Dr. Vivek Murthy
    National Appointments
    S.no
    Designation
    Person Name
    1.
    New General Secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist)
    Sitaram Yechury
    2.
    New Chief Adviser to BCCI’s Anti-Corruption& Security Unit (ACSU)
    Neeraj Kumar
    3.
    India’s New Chief Election Commissioner
    Dr. Nasim Zaidi
    4.
    New Head of team probing IPL Scandal
    CBI SP Vivek Priyadarshi
    5.
    New Leader of Opposition (LOP) in Delhi assembly
    Vijender Gupta
    6.
    New Technology Head of Walmart India
    Pankaj More
    7.
    New President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for year 2015-16
    Sumit Mazumder
    8.
    New Director of ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC)
    Dr. MayilSamy Annadura
    9.
    Chairman of IPL Governing council
    Rajeev Shukla
    10.
    New CEO of Essar shipping Ltd
    Captain Anoop kumar sharma
    11.
    India’s first Cyber Security Chief
    Gulshan Rai
    12.
    First Women Judge of Sikkim High Court
    Justice Meenakshi Madan Rai
    13.
    New Governor of Mizoram
    K N Tripathi
    Sno
    Awards and Honors
    Winners
    1.
    Winner of 2015 Common Wealth Short story Prize in Asia region
    Siddharath Gigoo (Novelist)
    2.
    Highest French honors of Officier de la Legion d’ Honneur
    Yashwant Sinha
    3.
    Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award 2015
    Anil Kapoor
    4.
    ‘Outstanding Service Award’ for his service in Singapore
    Gopinath Pillai
    5.
    Nishan-e-Pakistan Award
    Xi Jinping
    6.
    ‘Champion of Change Award’
    Satya Nadella
    7.
    Hevesy Medal Award 2015
    Susanta Lahiri
    9.
    Institute of Physics Prize
    Pratap Singh
    10.
    2015 Kumaran Asan World Prize for Poetry
    Adonis (Arab Poet)
    11.
    Golden Peacock National Quality Award 2015
    Delhi airport
    12.
    Winner of Bhagwad Gita contest
    Mariyam Asif Siddiqui
    13.
    Winners of Whitley Awards for Wildlife Conservation
    Dr. Pramod Patil and Dr. Ananda Kumar
    14.
    Winner of 50th Jnanpith Award
    Bhalchandra Nemade
    15.
    Asian Bankers Achievement Award 2015
    Bharatiya Mahila Bank
    Sno
    Important Sports NEWS in April 2015
    1.
    Railway team has won the 5th Senior Men’sNational Hockey Championship 2015by defeating theUttar Pradesh Hockey Team in the finals.
    2.
    Norway’sMagnus Carlsenhas thewon the Shamkir Chess tournament in Azerbaijan.
    3.
    India’sS. SarjubalaandPinki Jangrahave won gold medals at Presidents Cup International Boxing which was held at Indonesia.
    4.
    ThreeIndian race walkers (Khushbir Kaur, Manish Rawat and Sandeep Kumar) qualified for2016 Rio Olympic.
    5.
    Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes Formula 1 driver) from Britain has won theBahrain Grand Prix of Formula.
    6.
    Y Pranjala(India) has wonAsian Junior Tennis Championship title by defeating Zheng Wushuang (China) in the finals.
    7.
    Ashish Jakharof Haryana has set a National Youth record inHammer throw. He had hurled 5kg ball and chain at record distance of 72.04 metres.
    8.
    Sachin Tendulkarhas joined as the new member of the Laureus Sports Academy.
    9.
    New Zealand has won theSultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament 2015 for the second time by defeating Australia in the finals.
    10.
    Sania Mirzahasbecome theFirst Indian Female tennis player to achieve the world No. 1 rank in Women’s doubles category.
    11.
    Lewis Hamilton(Britain) has won theChinese Grand Prix of Formula one on Shanghai International Circuit (China), in this race Nico Rosberg remains in the second position.
    12.
    Jitu Rai(Indian Shooter) has wonbronze medal at ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) world cup in Changwon.
    13.
    Gujarat won theSyed Mushtaq Ali T-20 Cricket trophies by defeating the Punjab Team by two wickets.
    14.
    Dronavali Harikahas won bronze medal inworld women’s chess championship.
    15.
    Minor planet was named as4538 Vishyanand after India chess legend Vishwananthan Anand, which was discovered by a Japanese Astronomer Kenzo Suzuki on 10th October 1988.
    16.
    Kyle Mills (New Zealand Cricket) announced his retirement from international cricket on 1 April 2014.
    17.
    Apurvi Chandela (Indian Shooter) has wonBronze Medal in ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup which was held at Changwon (South Korea).
    Important Obituaries in March 2015
    1.
    Christopher Alan Bay, famoushistorian of US has passed way on 20th April 2015 in Chicago.
    2.
    Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, theformer Chief Minister of Odisha has passed away on 21st April 2015. He has also been as the Union Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation and Labour.
    3.
    Surya Bahadur Thapa, theformer PM of Nepal has passed away on 15th April 2015 at this age of 87.
    4.
    Stanislav Gross, theformer Czech Republic Prime Minister has passed away on 16th April 2015 at his age of 45, he is the one of the youngest Prime Minister of Czech Republic and was elected as PM at his age of 34.
    5.
    Bidyut Chakraborty, well knownfilm director of Assam has passed away on 15th April 2015, at this age of 55. He was the winner of Indira Gandhi Award for his film Rag-Birag in 1996.
    6.
    Gunter Grass, theGerman Nobel laureate Novelist has passed away on 12th April at his age of 87.
    8.
    Richie Benaud, former captain and legend ofAustralian Cricket has passed away on 10th April 2015 at his age of 84.
    9.
    Hrushikesh Moolgaonkar, retriedAir Chief Marshal has passed away on 9th April 2015 at his age of 95.
    10.
    Famous Tamil Writer,Jayakanthan as passed away on 8th April 2015 at his age of 81. He is the winner of Padma Bhusan (2009), Sahitya Akademi Award (1972), and Jnanpith Award (2002).
    11.
    Kailash Vajpeyi, India’sfamous Hindi Poet has passed away on 3rd April 2015.
    12.
    Misao Okawa,world’s oldest person has passed away in Japan on 1st April 2015 at his age of 117.

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