Archive For The “Persons in News 2018” Category

Persons in News: Nkosazana D. Zuma

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First woman chief of African Union Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma became the first woman to take office as the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) at the A.U. headquarters in Addis Ababa. She is a South African politician and former anti-apartheid activist. She became the first woman to lead the organization (including its predecessor, the…

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Persons in News: Monisha Kaltenborn

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First Woman Team Principal in Formula one Monisha Kaltenborn of Indian origin became the First  Woman Team Principal in Formula one after taking the hold of team Sauber, a swiss Formula one team. Monisha took the place of Peter Sauber, the founder of the Sauber team, who stepped down from the position.      …

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Persons in News: Malala Yousafzai

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Malala Yousafzai: A school student and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province. She is famous for her education and women’s rights activism in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban has at times opposed girls from attending school. Yousafzai gained prominence by giving interviews in print…

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UCI strips Lance Armstrong of titles

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  International Cycling Union (UCI), the governing body of cycling, stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and banned him for life. The decision came following a report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that has accused him of leading a massive doping programme on his teams. The move will allow Tour…

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Persons in News: Sunil Gangopadhyay

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Eminent Bengali writer and poet Sunil Gangopadhyay passed away. He was Sahitya Akademi President. Known for his poems and novels in both West Bengal and Bangladesh. Used the pen names Nil Lohit, Sanatan Pathak, and Nil Upadhyay First poem: ‘Ekti Chithi’ (A letter) First novel: ‘Atmaprakash’ (Emergence) Other significant works: ‘Pratham Alo’ (‘First Light’), and…

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Persons in News: Yash Chopra

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Renowned filmmaker Yash Chopra(80) passed away. Yash Chopra Born: 27 September 1932 Lahore, British India Directorial debut with Dhool Ka Phool in 1959 Famous Films: Waqt, Ittefaq, Daag, Diwar, Silsila, Kabhie Kabhie, Darr, Dharmaputra, Kala Pathhar, Lamhe   Awards and honors: As a producer he received National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment…

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Persons in News: Anaka Alankamony

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Indian Squash player Ms Anaka Alankamony clinched Ipswich Open women’s title after defeating top seed Kylie Lindsay of New Zealand. With which sports is Ms Anaka Alankamony associated ? Squash           Source:gktoday

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Saina wins Denmark Open

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India’s Badminton star Saina Nehwal has won Denmark Open Super Series Premier Badminton trophy. She defeated Germany’s Juliane Schenk in the finals.           Source:gktoday

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Persons in News: Anil Kumble

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New Chairman of ICC Cricket Committee Former India cricketer and captain Anil Kumble was  appointed as the new head of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) cricket committee. He  replaced former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd. About ICC Cricket Committee:  ICC is a 16-member committee which meets twice a year to consult on playing matters and…

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Persons in News: Ali Zidan

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New Prime Minister of Libya Ali Zidan elected as the new Prime Minister of Libya.  He beat a candidate supported by the Justice and Construction party which is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.           Source:gktoday

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Persons in News: Felix Baumgartner

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First Skydiver to break Sound  barrier Austrian skydiver  Felix Baumgartner: 1) The first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound, reaching a maximum velocity of 1,342 km/h. 2) He also broke the record for the highest ever freefall, after he jumped from a balloon 39 kilometers above New Mexico.        …

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