Three Indians included in Time’s 100 Most Influential People List 2019
Three Indians Menaka Guruswamy, Arundhati Katju and Mukesh Ambani have featured into TIME 100 Most Influential People list of 2019. Global prominent names that have featured in this list included US President Donald Trump, China President Xi Jinping, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pope Francis, golfer Tiger Woods and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Mukesh Ambani: He is Chairman and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a Fortune Global 500 company. It is most valuable Indian company in terms of its market value.
Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju: They are Indian women lawyers who lead the legal battle to strike down colonial era’s Section 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalized gay sex. In September 2018, Supreme Court in unanimous decision partly struck down IPC Section 377, thus removing ban imposed on consensual gay sex and affirming human rights of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community.
Time 100 most influential list
It is list of 100 most influential people in world released annually by US-based ‘Time’ news magazine. It was first published in 1999. Its entrants are recognized for changing world, regardless of consequences of their actions. The list has now become highly publicized event, as appearance on list is seen as global honor.
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