List of Persons in NEWS- June 2015 | GK Updates

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

    International Appointments
    S.no
    Designation
    Person Name
    1.
    New President of International Cricket Council (ICC) for one year term.
    Zaheer Abbas
    2.
    New Chairman of Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) in UK Parliament
    Indian Origin- MP Keith Vaz
    3.
    New President of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
    Mogens Lykketoft (Denmark)
    4.
    First Women President of Mauritius
    Ameenah Gurib-Faim

    National Appointments
    S.no
    Designation
    Person Name
    1.
    New Managing Director of Lenovo India
    Rahul Agarwal
    2.
    New Brand Ambassador of Kerala’s Ayurveda
    Steffanie Graf (Tennis Icon)
    3.
    New Director of CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT)
    Senior Scientist Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar
    4.
    New Non-executive Chairman of ICICI Bank
    Mahendra Kumar Sharma
    5.
    New Non-executive Director of India Cements Limited
    P L Subramanian
    6.
    New Chief Information Commissioner
    Vijai Sharma
    7.
    New Central Vigilance Commissioner
     KV Chowdary
    8.
    New Director General of National Security Guard
    R C Tayal
    9.
    New Non-executive Chairman of Infosys
    R Seshasayee
    10.
    New PM’s Special Envoy for Counter Terrorism
    Syed Asif Ibrahim
    11.
    New Executive Director of RBI
    Meena Hemchandra

    List of Important Awards and Honors- June 2015:
    S.no
    Awards and Honors
    Winners
    1.
    Colombia’s Highest Civilian Award
    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
    2.
    Sangita Kalanidhi Award 2015
    Sanjay Subramanyam
    3.
    Japan’s Fukuoa Prize 2015
    Ramachandra Guha
    4.
    Japan’s Highest Civilian Award, the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star
    C N R Rao
    5.
    Sant Namdev National Award
    Parkash Singh Badal
    6.
    Freedom of Expression Prize (Norway)
    Edward Snowden
    7.
    Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War Award by Bangladesh Government
    Atal Bihari Vajpayee
    8.
    Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2015 by Sahitya Akademi
    Novelist: Ramdeo Jha (Maithili), Ramnath G Gawade (konkani), Mukti Upadhyay ‘Baral’ (Nepali), Tiren Boro (Bodo), Nividitha Subramaniam (English), Sowmya Rajendran (English).
    Writers of Short Stories: Janardhan Hegde (Sanskrit), Thochom Thouyangba Meitei (Manipur), Krishna Kumar ‘Ashu’ (Rajasthani), Nayeem Kashmiri (Kashmiri).
    Poetry Collections: Sella Ganapathi (Tamil), Tara Chand Kalandri (Dogri), Srikanta Saren (Santali)
    Total Contribution to Children’s Literature:
    JethoLalwani (Sindhi), Choappu Venataramana (Telugu), Snehlata Mohanty (Odia), Sukhdev Madpuri (Punjab), Sivadas (Malayalam), Leeladhar Hegde (Marathi), Dhiruben Patel (Gujarati), TS Nagraja Shetty (Kannada), Eli Ahmed (Assamese), Kartik Ghose (Bengali).
    Book of One-Act Play: Bano Sartaj (Urdu)

    List of Important Sports NEWS- June 2015:
    S.no
    Important Sports NEWS in June 2015
    1.
    Winners of Canada Open Badminton Tournament:
    Women’s Double Title:
    Jwala Gutta (India) and Ashwni Ponappa (India) has won the Women’s doubles title by defeating the Eefije Muskens (Dutch) and Selena Piek (Dutch) in the final.
    Men’s Single Title:
    Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) has won the Men’s Single title by defeating Ng Ka Long Angus (Hong Kong) in the finals.
    Women’s Single Title:
    Michelle Li (Canada) has won the women’s single title by defeating Kaori Imabeppu (Japan) in the finals.
    Mixed Double Title:
    Li Junhui (China) and Liu Yuchen (China) has won the mixed doubles title by defeating the Kaixiang Huang (China) and Sijie Wang (China) in the final match.
    2.
    Satnam Singh Bhamara has become the first Indian born Basketball player to be drafted in theNational Basketball Association (NBA) team.
    3.
    Sachin Tendulkar has been voted as the “Best Test Player” of the 21st Century in an Online Poll.
    4.
    Zaheer Abbas has appointed as theNew President of International Cricket Council (ICC) for one year term.
    5.
    Famous Tennis IconSteffanie Graf was appointed as the brand ambassador of Kerala’s Ayurveda.
    6.
    Roger Federer has won the8th Halle Open ATP title in Germany by defeating Andreas Seppi (Italy) in the final.
    7.
    Shashi Bala, former Indian Women hockey captain, has passed away on 21 June 2015 at her age of 45.
    8.
    New Galaxy was named asCR7 (COSMOS Redshift 7) after the famous Portuguese FootballerCristiano Ronaldo
    9.
    Sunil Chhetri has become the first Indian Footballer to Score 50 International Goals; he has achieved this level at this 87th Match.
    10.
    Rohan Bopanna (India) andFlorin Mergea (India) has won theStuttgart Men’s Double Open title 2015, by defeating the Alexander Peya (Australia) and Bruno Soares (Brazil) which was held at Germany.
    11.
    MS Dhoni is the only Indian to be placed in the Forbes List of the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2015.
    12.
    Winners of 2015 French Open Title of Tennis:
    Men’s Single Title:
    Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) has won the first men’s single title by defeating the Novak Djokovic (Serbia).
    Women’s Singles Title:
    Serena Williams (US) has won the women’s Single title by defeating the Lucie Safarova (Czechoslovakia).
    Men’s Doubles Title:
    Ivan Dodig (Crotia) and Marcelo Melo (Brazil) has won the men’s double title by defeating the Bob Bryan (US) and Mike Bryan (US).
    Women’s Double Title:
    Bethanie Mattek-Sands (US) and Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) has won the women’s doubles title by defeating the Casey Dellacqua (Australia) and Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan).
    Mixed Doubles Title:
    Bethanie Mattek-Sands (US) and Mike Bryan (US) has won the mixed doubles title by defeating the Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic) and Marcin Matkowski (Poland) in the finals.
    13.
    Barcelona FC has won the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League Trophy for the 5th time by defeating the Juventus FC in the final which was held at Berlin, Germany.
    14.
    Machettira Raju Poovamma (India) andLiksy Joseph (India) has won Silver Medals in Asian Atheletics Championship which was held at Wuhan, China.
    15.
    Ravi Shastri the former Indian Cricket Player was appointed as the Interim Coach of Indian Team for Bangladesh Tour

    List of ImportantObituaries in June 2015:
    Important Obituaries in June 2015
    1.
    Former Prime Minister of Russia, Yevgeny Primakov  has passed away in Moscow at his age of 85. 
    2.
    Veteran Journalist Praful Bidwai has passed away in Amsterdam, at his age of 64, due to cardiac arrest.
    3.
    Senior Bhartiya Janta Party Leader and Lok Sabha MP Dileep Singh has passed away at his age of 71 in Gurgaon.
    4.
    Sister Nirmala Joshi, former Superior General of Missionaries of Charity have passed away in Kolkata after brief illness at the age of 81.
    5.
    Oscar Winning Titanic Composer, James Horner have passed away in plane crash in California at his age of 61.
    6.
    Former Indian Women Hockey Captain Shashi Bala has passed away at the age of 45 in a car accident at Punjab.
    7.
    Famous Billionaire, Kirk Kerkorian has passed away at the age of 98.
    8.
    The creator of Chandigarh’s Rock Garden, Nek Chand Saini has passed away at the age of 90 in Chandigarh.
    9.
    Legendary Actor, Sir Christopher Lee has passed away at his age of 93 in London.
    10.
    Legendary Telugu Writer, Dasaradhi Rangacharya has passed away at the age of 87 in Hyderabad.
    11.
    Former Bureaucrat and Architect of Modern Bhopal, Mahesh N. Buch has died at the age of 80 due to brain stroke in Bhopal.
    12.
    Nobel Prize Winner (Chemistry 2004), Irwin Rose has passed away at his age of 88.


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