Knights Bachelor Current Affairs, GK & News
Sir Osborne Smith (1935-1937) Sir Osborne Smith was the first Governor of RBI. He had earlier headed the Imperial Bank of India. Lord Willingdon was India’s Viceroy when RBI started operations and sir Osborne Smith took charge as its governor. Due to his differences with the government over issues such as exchange rates, interest rates ..
Topics: Banking in India • Benegal Rama Rau • C. D. Deshmukh • Economy of India • India • K. G. Ambegaonkar • Knights Bachelor • M. Narasimham • R. N. Malhotra • Raghuram Rajan • Sarukkai Jagannathan • Urjit Patel
Sydney Brenner (92), a South African-born biologist, has passed away in Singapore on April 5, 2019. He helped decipher the genetic code and his research on a roundworm sparked a new field of human disease research. Brenner shared the Nobel Prize in medicine in 2002 for his contribution to work unraveling how genes control cell ..
Topics: Awards • Biology • Branches of biology • Caenorhabditis elegans • Fellows of the Royal Society • H. Robert Horvitz • Howard Hughes Medical Investigators • John Sulston • Knights Bachelor • Model organism • Sydney Brenner • Wellcome Trust
On Feb 26, the former England opener Alastair Cook has officially received the knighthood for his services to cricket by the Queen in an official ceremony at the Buckingham Palace. He is the first English cricketer to get the honour since Sir Ian Botham in 2007. Overall, Cook is the 11th Englishman to be knighted ..
Prof. Sir Michael Atiyah (89), the noted British mathematician has passed away in United Kingdom on 11th January 2019. He was best known for his co-development of a branch of mathematics called topological K-theory and the Atiyah-Singer index theorem. His research also involved deep insights relating to mathematical concepts known as “vector bundles”. Sir Michael ..
Topics: Awards • Differential geometers • Fellows of the Royal Society • Fields Medalists • Fields of mathematics • Knights Bachelor • Mathematics • Mathematics awards • Michael Atiyah • Topological K-theory • Vijay Kumar Patodi
Anne V Coates (92), a British film editor, has passed away in Los Angeles, California on May 8, 2018. She was best known as the editor of David Lean’s epic film Lawrence of Arabia in 1962, for which she won an Oscar. During her incredible career, Anne was BAFTA-nominated four times for work including ‘The ..
Topics: Anne V. Coates • British Academy of Film and Television Arts • Creative works • David Lean • English-language films • Erin Brockovich • Film • Knights Bachelor • Lawrence of Arabia • Norman Savage • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
British writer Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. The novelist was praised by the Swedish Academy as a writer “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”. The prize of 9 million Swedish kronor will be awarded to him. ..
Topics: Booker Prize • British literature • Creative works • Fiction with unreliable narrators • Ishiguro • Kazuo Ishiguro • Knights Bachelor • Literature • Never Let Me Go • Nobel Prize in Literature • The Remains of the Day • Writers