Persons in News: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Goldman Environmental Prize 2019

Published: April 30, 2019

Six grassroots environmental activists from around the world received prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize 2019. They were honored at award ceremony held at San Francisco Opera House in California, US where Al Gore former US Vice President and environmental activist presented  keynote address. Goldman Environmental Prize 2019 winners Linda Garcia of US, rallied local communities to ..

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CAG Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as Vice-Chair of UN Panel of Auditors      

Published: December 12, 2018

Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Rajiv Mehrishi was elected as Vice-Chair of United Nations (UN) Panel of Auditors at its annual meeting held in New York. In this meeting CAG of UK was also appointed as Chair of Panel for another term (2019). The meeting discussed various issues concerning audit of United Nations and the ..

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Economist Surjit Bhalla resigns from Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council

Published: December 12, 2018

Eminent economist and columnist Surjit Bhalla has resigned as part-time member of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister(EAC-PM). His resignation comes day after Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel, quit abruptly after months-long tussle over policy with government. Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) PMEAC is non-constitutional and non-statutory, non-permanent and independent ..

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Gautam Gambhir announces retirement from cricket

Published: December 5, 2018

Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has announced his retirement from all formats of cricket. In his cricketing career, Gautam Gambhir has played total 58 Test matches, 147 ODIs and 37 T20 matches for India. He had played his last international one-day match against England in Rajkot in 2016. He will play his last match for Delhi ..

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Sunil Arora takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner of India

Published: December 3, 2018

Sunil Arora assumed charge as 23rd Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India. He succeeded OP Rawat who retired on 1 December 2018. He will have nearly two-and-a-half-year tenure as CEC and General Election 2019 to 17th Lok Sabha will be conducted under his stewardship. Prior to assuming this, charge he was serving as Election Commissioner ..

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