List of Persons in NEWS- July 2015 | GK Updates

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

    National Appointments
    S.no
    Designation
    Person Name
    1.
    New Chairman of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
    Ashish Bahuguna
    2.
    New Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCM)
    Swati Maliwal
    3.
    New Director General of The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI)
    Ajay Mathur
    4.
    New CEO of Mynra
    Ananth Narayanan
    5.
    New Director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)
    Prashant Pathrabe
    6.
    Chairman of Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA)
    Rakesh Sahni
    7.
    New Managing Director and Group CEO of Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City)
    Ajay Kumar
    8.
    New Vice-Chief of Indian Army
    Lt General Man Mohan Singh Rai
    9.
    New MD and CFO of Bharti Enterprises
    Rahul Bhatnagar
    10.
    New Group CFO of TATA Motors Limited
    C Ramakrishnan
    International Appointments
    S.no
    Designation
    Person Name
    1.
    New Director of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)
    Lord Kamlesh Patel
    2.
    China’s Nominee for the President of AIIB
    Jin Liqun
    S.no
    Awards and Honors
    Winners
    1.
    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize
    Jorge Sampaio (Portugal), Helena Ndume (Namibia)
    2.
    36th Edition of American Book Award 2015
    Naomi Klein
    3.
    Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Award 2015
    Kerala Tourism’s Muziris Heritage Project
    4.
    “Champion of Change” Award by the White House of US
    Sunita Viswanath (Indian-American)
    5.
    “Golden Peacock Award” for environment management
    Krishnapatnam Port (Andhra Pradesh)
    6.
    Highest French Civilian Award Commandeur de la Lgion dHonneur (The Legion of Honour)
    Noted Artist- Sayed Haider Raza
    7.
    “Best Original Screenplay Award” at The Madrid International Film Festival
    Movie: ‘Buddha In A Traffic Jam’- Directed by Vivek Agnihotri
    8.
    William Harvey Award 2015
    Four Indian Scientists of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College has received the prestigious William Harvey Award 2015 for their work in the rare Hemoglobin C (Hb C) disease. The winners are,
    Saeedul Hasan Arif
    Kafeel Akhtar
    Shagufta Qadri
    Suhailur Rahman
    9.
    Great Immigrates, The Pride of America Award 2015
    Four Indian-Americans has won this award,
    Preet Bharara (US Attorney)
    Rakesh Khurana (Dean of the Harvard College and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership and Development)
    Madhulika Sikka (Vice President and Executive Editor of Mic)
    Abraham Veghese (Physician, Professor and Author)
    10.
    World Food Prize 2015
    Fazle Hasan Abed (Bangladesh)
    11.
    2015 World Agriculture Prize Laureate
    R Paul Singh (Indian-American Professor)
    12.
    US Presidential Award
    Darshan Jain (Indian American Teacher for excellence in Mathematics and Science Technology)
    13.
    G D Birla Award for Scientific Research 2015
    Prof. Sanjeev Galande (for the contribution and pioneer research in the field of Epigenetics and Molecular Cell Biology)
    S.no
    Important Sports NEWS in July 2015
    1.
    Chris Froome (Britain) of Team Sky has won the102nd Tour de France multiple stage bicycle race at Paris. In this tournament, Nairo Quintana (Colombia) of Movistar Team has placed Second Position.
    2.
    Sebastian Vettel (Germany) has won theHungarian Grand Prix 2015 of F1. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) has positioned in 2nd place.
    3.
    Amitoj Chhabra (Indian-American) has won theJunior Title at US Powerlifting Championships. He has lifted a total of 1,383 pounds under junior championship.
    4.
    Mohammed Hafeez (Pakistani all rounder cricketer) has suspended from bowling in International Cricket for 1 year. It was due this suspected bowling action that violates the 15-degree limits.
    5.
    India’s two famous IPL teamsChennai Super Kings andRajasthan Royals were suspended for two years from IPL, due to IPL spot fixing scandal which was broken in 2013. This decision was taken by three member committee headed by Former chief justice RM Lodha.
    6.
    List of Winners of Wimbledon Championship Titles 2015:
    Men’s Singles Title:
    Novak Djokovic (Serbia) has won the Men’s Single Wimbledon Title by defeating Roger Federer (Switzerland) in the Finals.
    Women’s Singles Title:
    Serena Williams (US) has won the Women’s Single Wimbledon Title by defeating Garbine Muguruza (Spain) in the Finals.
    Women’s Doubles Title:
    Sania Mirza (India) and Martina Hingis (Switzerland) pair has won the Women’s Doubles Wimbledon Title by defeating Ekaterina Makaravo (Russia) and Elena Vesnina (Russia) in the Finals.
    Men’s Doubles Title:
    Jean-Julien (Netherlands) and Horia Tecau (Romania) pair has won the Men’s Doubles Wimbledon Title by defeating Jamie Murray (UK) and John Peers (Australia) in the Finals.
    Mixed Doubles Title:
    Leander Paes (India) and Martina Hingis (Switzerland) pair has won the Mixed Doubles Wimbledon Title by defeating Alexander Peya (Austria) and Timea Babos (Hungary) in the Finals.
    Boys Doubles Title:
    Sumit Nagal (India) and Ly Hoang Nam (Vietnam) pair has won the Boys Doubles Wimbledon Title by defeating Reilly Opelka (US) and Akira Santillan (Japan) in the Finals.
    7.
    Serena Williams has won her 6th Wimbledon Women’s Single Title, and also she won Six Australian Open Titles, Three French Open Titles, and Six US Open Titles.
    8.
    World Boxing Organization (WBO) has stripped the Welterweight World Title 2015 fromFloyd Mayweather.
    9.
    US has won theWomen’s FIFA World Cup 2015 for the Third time, by defeating the Japan by 5-2 goals.
    FIFA Women’s World Cup Awards 2015:
    Golden Ball Award:
    Carli Lloyd (US), Amandine Henry (France), Aya Miyama (Japan)
    Golden Boot Award:
    Celia Sasic (Germany), Carli Lloyd (US), Anja Mittag (Germany)
    Golden Glove Award:
    Hope Sols (US)
    Young Player Award:
    Kadeisha Buchanan (Canada)
    Fair Play Award:
    France
    10.
    India has won theSouth Asian Basketball Championship which was held at Bangalore, Karnataka, by defeating Sri Lanka. By winning this championship India has got qualified for the FIBA Asia Championship which will be hosted at China in September 2015.
    11.
    Lewis Hamilton (Britain) has won2015 British Grand Prix of F1 for the second time.
    12.
    Abhijeet Gupta (India) has won the19th Commonwealth Chess Championship were the final match was held at Mumbai against Arghyadip Das.
    Important Obituaries in July 2015
    1.
    Pioneer of HIV/AIDS research and treatment,Dr. Suniti Solomon has passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
    2.
    Former Cricketer of South AfricaClive Rice has passed away at his age of 66 due to brain tumor.
    3.
    Veteran Sri Lankan Historian,Santasilan Kadirgamar has passed away at his age of 81 in Colombo.
    4.
    Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, “The People’s President” and “Missile Man” of India has passed away at his age of 83 due to massive cardiac arrest in Shillong, Meghalaya. 
    5.
    Eminent PhysicistP Hariharan has passed away at his age of 89 in Califonia, US.
    6.
    Former Union MinisterBijoy Handique has passed away at his age of 82 in Jorhat, Assam.
    7.
    R.S Gavai, the former Bihar and Kerala Governor has passed away at his age of 86 in Nagpur due to prolonged illness.
    8.
    Alcides Ghiggia Soccer Legend of Uruguay has passed away at his age of 88 due to heart attack in Montevideo, Uruguay.
    9.
    Famous Telugu Playback SingerV Ramakrishna has passed away at his age of 68 due to cancer.
    10.
    MS Viswanathan, the Legendary Music Director has passed away at his age of 87 in Chennai.
    11.
    Omar Sharif, Legendary Egyptian Actor has passed away at his age of 83 due to heart attack.
    12.
    Famous Urdu Poet,Bashar Navaar has passed away at his age of 80 in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
    13.
    Diana Douglas, famous US actress has passed away at her age of 92 in Los Angeles due to cancer.
    14.
    The Father of SMS,Matti Makkonen has passed away at his age of 63 due to serious illness.

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