Current Affairs 2017 – May

Anshu Jamsenpa: First Indian Women to scale Mount Everest Four Times

Anshu Jamsenpa, a native of Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh has scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest for the fourth time. Anshu Jamsenpa who is a mother of two children had already had ascaled Mount Everest twice in a season that too taking only a gap of 10 days between the two climbs. She scaled the highest peak twice in May 2011. She again conquered the peak on May 18, 2013.

Anshu began her summit expedition after 38 days of acclimatization and scaling several nearby peaks and passes. Anshu Jamsenpa also plans to scale Mount Everest again in this season to create a new record for becoming the first woman to do a “double” twice. She had sought the blessings of the Dalai Lama on 2nd April from Guwahati before embarking upon the journey to Nepal.

Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal were the first climbers to conquer Mount Everest. They achieved this feat on May 29, 1953. Reinhold Messner, an Italian explorer became the first person to scale Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen in 1978. He is also first climber to ascend all fourteen peaks over 8,000 metres (26,000 ft) above sea level, including the Mount Everest.

Forbes Global Game Changers List: Mukesh Ambani Tops the List

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped the Forbes list of ‘Global Game Changers’. Mukesh Ambani has been ranked at the top for his efforts to bring the internet to India’s masses.

This is Forbes’ second annual Global Game Changers list and includes 25 “intrepid business leaders” who are known to transform their industries and effect changes to the lives of billions of people around the globe.

The top 10 spots in the list has been occupied by: Mukesh Ambani of India (1st) , Ziv Aviram, Amnon Shashua of Israel (2nd),  Stewart Butterfield of United States (3rd), John and Patrick Collison of United States (4th), James Dyson of United Kingdom (5th), Scott Farquhar, Mike Cannon-Brookes of Australia (6th), Larry Fink of United States (7th), Ken Frazier of United States (8th), Taavet Hinrikus, Kristo Käärmann of United Kingdom (9th), Robert Katz of United States (10th).

The list overall has business leaders listed from eight different countries as well as six immigrants to the U.S. The Youngest person to be featured in the list is Stripe co-founders John and Patrick Collison, 26 and 28, as well as the Snapchat creator Evan Spiegel, 26. The oldest person to feature on the list is Christo Wiese, 75, who is credited for creating Africa’s largest retail empire.