Persons in News Current Affairs - 2019

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Ravish Kumar wins 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award

Indian journalist Ravish Kumar (44) of NDTV news channel was chosen for 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award. He has been given this prestigious award in recognition for harnessing journalism to give voice to voiceless. He is among 5 individuals who were chosen for this years’ award. The award will be presented to all recipients at a Read More…

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ITBP DG S S Deswal given charge of NSG

ITBP Director General S S Deswal was given additional charge of counter-terror force National Security Guard (NSG). He will take over from incumbent NSG DG Sudeep Lakhtakia who is set to retire on 31st July 2018.S S Deswal is 1984-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Telangana cadre. About National Security Guard (NSG) It was Read More…

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IAF’s Tarun Chaudhri became 1st pilot to do Wingsuit Skydive Jump

Wing commander Tarun Chaudhri became 1st pilot of Indian Armed Forces (IAF) to do a Wing Suit Skydive Jump. The jump was accomplished from an altitude of 8500 feet (2590.8 meters) from a Mi-17 helicopter. This is 1st IAF Wing Suit Skydive Jump by a pilot who has flown and captained same type of helicopter. Read More…

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UK-India Awards 2019: Mark Tully gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran British journalist Sir Mark Tully was conferred with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at UK-India Awards in London for his contributions to UK-India relationship. About Mark Tully He is the former Bureau Chief of BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in New Delhi, India. Previously he had been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in UK and conferred with Read More…

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Virat Kohli: Fastest batsman to reach 20,000 international runs

India captain Virat Kohli (30) became fastest batsman to reach 20,000 international runs, across formats. He achieved this milestone in only his 417th international innings ( comprising 131 in Tests, 223 in ODIs and 62 in T20Is.), surpassing previous record held by Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. Both Tendulkar and Lara scored 20,000 international runs Read More…

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Sharad Kumar Saraf elected FIEO’s new President

Exporters body Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) has elected Sharad Kumar Saraf as its new president. Saraf will succeed renowned exporter Ganesh Kumar Gupta. About Sharad Kumar Saraf Saraf in his earlier stints at FIEO has served twice as vice-president and four times as regional chairman (west region). He is also chairman and founder Read More…

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Goldman Environmental Prize 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 Read More…

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