Time Magazine Current Affairs - 2020

Greta Thunberg named TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year

The Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who became voice of a generation facing climate change emergency was named as Time magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year. The magazine announced 16-year old Thunberg as its choice among other 2019 finalists, which included The Hong Kong Protesters, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Donald Trump, and anonymous whistleblower whose memo on Trump’s dealings with Ukraine triggered impeachment inquiry.

Others honoured by TIME for year 2019:

Athlete of the Year: US Women’s Soccer Team

Guardians of the Year: the US Public Servants

Entertainer of the Year: Singer Lizzo

Business Person of the Year: Disney CEO Bob Iger

About Greta Thunberg

She is a Swedish environmental activist on climate change whose campaigning movement, which became known as “Fridays for Future,” prompted millions of people in about 150 countries “to act on behalf of the planet. She had been nominated for a Nobel peace prize, recognised for her mobilisation of students in her ‘Fridays for Future’ weekly school strikes.

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PM Narendra Modi named among 30 most influential people on internet list of Time Magazine

Time Magazine has named Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the 2016 edition list of 30 most influential people on the internet. He was placed at 15th position.

The list has been topped by the American hip hop artist and entrepreneur Kanye West. 2016 was the second annual edition of list and was compiled based on two primary criteria viz. global impact through social media and overall ability to drive news

As per Time magazine

  • PM Narendra Modi has more than 18 million Twitter followers and over 32 million Facebook likes to his official page.
  • He is as an Internet star who often uses social media to conduct diplomacy.

Time Magazines 30 Most Influential People on the Internet list

  • Kanye West (US).
  • Joy Cho (South Korea).
  • James Corden (UK).
  • Laci Green (US).
  • Josh Holz and Daniel Lara (US).
  • DJ Khaled (US)
  • Johnetta Elzie (US) and DeRay Mckesson (US).
  • J.K. Rowling (UK)
  • Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (Sweden)
  • Donald Trump (US)
  • Lele Pons (US).
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
  • Caitlyn Jenner (US)
  • Essena O’Neill (US)
  • Narendra Modi (India)
  • Elise Andrew (UK)
  • Ken M (US)
  • Lilly Singh (Canada)
  • Matt Drudge (US)
  • Angie Nwandu (US)
  • Andrew Bachelor (Canada)
  • Kayla Itsines (US)
  • Peter Bouckaert
  • Kim Kardashian West (US)
  • Josh Ostrovsky (US)
  • Drake (US)
  • Tess Holliday (US)
  • Helen Van Winkle (US)

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