List of Persons in NEWS- May 2015 | GK Updates

    List of Persons in NEWS- May 2015
    List of Persons in NEWS- May 2015 | GK Updates:
    The List of Important Persons in NEWS in the month of May 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 FIFA -Federation International de Football Association for 5th term
    Sepp Blatter (Recently Resigned)
    2.
    New Mayor of United Kingdom’s Wokingham Borough Council.
    Parvinder Singh Batth (Indian Origin)
    3.
    New member of the Prestigious National Council of US
    Akhil Amar
    4.
    First President of New Development Bank of BRICS Nations
    KV Kamath
    5.
    Most Youngest MP of United Kingdom
    Mhairi Black
    National Appointments
    S.no
    Designation
    Person Name
    1.
    New Director General (news) of Doordarshan (DD)
    Veena Jain
    2.
    New Director General of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
    Dr. Selvin Christopher
    3.
    New Maharaja of Mysuru
    Yaduveer Raj Urs
    4.
    New Managing Director of India’s home appliances Whirlpool.
    Sunil D’Souza
    5.
    16th Governor of Tripura
    Tathagata Roy
    6.
    15th Governor of Meghalaya
    VS Shanmuganathan
    7.
    Sworn as the 17th Governor of Mizoram
    Nirbhay Sharma
    8.
    New Chairman of Joint Committee of Parliament.
    MP Surendrajeet Singh
    9.
    First woman Governor of Jharkhand
    MS. Draupadi Murmu
    10.
    New Controller General of Accounts
    M J Joseph
    11.
    New Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Bharti AXA General Insurance
    Deepak
    12.
    New Acting Chairman of National Human rights Commission (NHRC)
    Pranab Mukherjee
    13.
    New Chairman of National Safety Council
    Satish Reddy
    14.
    New Member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
    Arvind Saxena
    15.
    New Election Commissioner of India
    Achal Kumar Jyoti
    S.no
    Awards and Honors
    Winners
    1.
    Indian-origin teacher to receive ‘University of Oxford Inspirational Teacher Award’
    Gurnimrat Nimmy Sidhu
    2.
    French film to win Palme d’Or Award at 68th Cannes Film Festival
    Dheepan (French Film)
    3.
    Indian film to win Prestigious critics Prize at 68th Cannes film festival
    Massan (Indian Film)
    4.
    Man Booker International Prize for 2015.
    Laszlo Krasznahorkai
    5.
    Two Indians selected for prestigious Radcliffe Fellowship by Harvard University
    Shivani Agarwal and Maharaja Pandit
    6.
    Pt. Haridutt Sharma award
    Anurrada Prasad
    7.
    Who is the writer of the novel ‘The Lives of Others’ which has won the Encore Award?
    Neel Mukherjee (Writer)
    8.
    UNC Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Dr. Sivanadane Mandjiny (Indian-American Professor)
    9.
    Dade Saheb Phalke Award 2014
    Shashi Kapoor
    10.
    Which District has won United Nations Public Service Award 2015
    Nadia District (West Bengal)
    11.
    Winner of PEN Freedom of Expression Courage award 2015
    Charlie Hebdo
    12.
    UNESCO-Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2015
    Mazen Darwish (Journalist)
    13.
    The world’s best airport for the year 2014
    Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA)
    14.
    Winner of Japan’s highest civilian award
    Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao
    15.
    Winner of prestigious Fellowship of Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN)
    Satheesh Reddy
    16.
    RedInk Lifetime Achievement Award 2015
    Dr. Prannoy Roy
    17.
    List of Winners of Ellis Island Medal of Honor in US
    ·        Meera Gandhi
    ·        Chad P Gehani
    ·        Rahul M Jindal
    ·        S Mona Sinha
    ·        K V Kumar
    ·        Baroness Sandip Verma
    ·        Rajdeep K Dhami
    S.no
    Important Sports NEWS in May 2015
    1.
    Sepp Blatterhasre-elected asthe Presidentof Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) for a fifth term.
    2.
    Abhinav Bindra becomes 4th Indian shooter to win quota place for 2016 Rio Olympics
    3.
    In Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015Mumbai Indians (MI) has won the final by defeating Chennai Super Kings
    4.
    Indian Boxers has won four gold, one silver and two bronze medalsat Doha International Tournament. List of Gold Medal winners are L Devendro Singh, Shiva Thapa, Manish Kaushik, and Manoj Kumar, list of Silver medal was won was Gaurav Bidhuri and Bronze medal was won by Mandeep Jangra and Vikas Krishan.
    5.
    Nico Rosberg (Mercedes driver) has wonMonaco Grand Prix Formula OneWorld Championshiptitle.
    6.
    Vikas Gowda won bronze medal in Shanghai, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League.
    7.
    Ethiopianrunners have won the title inTata Consultancy Services(TCS) World 10000 meter (Bangalore). In men’s categoryMosinet Geremew placed first and in women’s categoryMamitu Daska has won the first prize.
    8.
    Novak Djokovic (Serbia) has won4th Rome Masters title ofTennis
    9.
    Gagan Narangwon bronze medal in 50m Rifle PRONE Event of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup.
    10.
    Tajaswini Sagar (India) won the gold medal under-15 World School Chess Championships by defeating Kavinya Miyuni Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka).
    11.
    List of Winners of Mutua Madrid Open 2015:
    ·        Men’s Single Title: Andy Murray won Men’s Singles Title by defeating Rafael Nadal
    ·        Women’s Single Title: Petra Kvitovahas won the Women’s Single Titleby defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova.
    ·        Men’s Double Title: Rohan BopanaandFlorin Mergea has won the title by defeating Marcin Matkowski and Nenad Zimonjic.
    ·        Women’s Double Title: Casey Dellacquaand Yaroslava Shvedovahas won the title by defeating Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarev Navarro.
    12.
    HaryanaGovernment decided to include Deaflympics in its Sports policy
    13.
    India’s top rifle shooters namely Abhinav Bindra, Chain Singh and Gagan Narang won gold (in 10 meters), Gagan Narang and Apurvi Chandela has bronze medals (in 50 meters) at theInternational Shooting Competition (Germany).
    14.
    Maniram Patel (Gujarat) won Gold medal in men’s 20 Kilometers walk in 19th Federation Cup Senior athletics championship
    15.
    Indian Railway Girls has won 5thNational Women hockeychampionship title.
    Important Obituaries in May 2015
    1.
    Eminent Economist,Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri was passed away on 19th May 2015 at Pune, Maharashtra
    2.
    FamousBengali Writer Suchitra Bhattacharya has passed away on 12th May 2015 due to cardiac arrest in Kolkata.
    3.
    Oscar winning ‘Dances With Wolves’ writer,Michael Blake was passed away at his age of 69.
    4.
    Baleshwar Ram, Veteran Congress leader and farmer Union Minister has passed away on 3rd May 2015 at his age of 87 in Patna, Bihar.
    5.
    FamousCrime writer, Ruth Rendell has passed away on 2nd May at this age of 85 in London.
    6.
    Famous Writer and Director,Philip S. Goodman was passed away on 2nd May 2015in New York.
    7.
    RussianBallet legend,Maya Plisetskaya was passed way at the age of 89 in Germany.

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