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Current Affairs- Person in News- 30th November 2020

Sadiq al-Mahdi, Former Prime Minister of Sudan has passed away

 -By, Dr. Rituparna Dubey

Former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi has succumbed to coronavirus infection. Al-Mahdi was Sudan’s last democratically elected Prime Minister. He was overthrown in the year 1989 in the military coup, which had brought the former President Omar al-Bashir to power.

Sudeep Tyagi, a fast bowler from UP has taken retirement.

 -By, Dr. Rituparna Dubey

Sudeep Tyagi, who had played for the Indian national cricket team in four ODIs and 1 T20 as a fast bowler, has announced his retirement from all forms of the game. The UP pacer was in the Chennai Super Kings team for the IPL. He has played 42 first-class matches and has picked up 109 wickets. In List A he has featured in 23 matches and has taken 31 wickets.

Prominent Islamic scholar Kalbe Sadiq died recently.

 -By, Dr. Rituparna Dubey

Maulana Kalbe Sadiq passed away at 83

Key Point:

  • He was the former vice president of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB).
  • He is also popularly known as the messiah of the destitute while others termed him as an embodiment of ‘Ganga Jamuni’ tehzeeb (culture).
  • He was an Islamic scholar, reformer & and educationalist from UP.

Greg Barclay has been elected as the ICC chairman

 -By, Dr. Rituparna Dubey

Greg Barclay of New Zealand was elected as the new independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC)

Key Point:

  • The decision was finalized after the second round of voting.
  •  He succeeds India’s Shashank Manohar who stepped down earlier this year.
  • CEO of ICC is Manu Sawhney

N. Chandrasekaran has been appointed as the new chairman of the board of Tata Chemicals

 -By, Dr. Rituparna Dubey

Tata Chemicals has appointed N. Chandrasekaran to their board

Key Point:

  • The induction has been to the post of additional director and chairman of the board of directors of the company. 
  • Currently, N. Chandrasekaran is the Chairman designate of Tata Sons, the holding company of Tata Group.
  • Mr. Chandrasekaran is also a director on the board of RBI since 2016

Prominent leader Sir Chhotu Ram honored on his birth anniversary

 -By, Dr. Rituparna Dubey

PM Modi paid tribute to the veteran leader.

Key Point:

  • Sir Chhotu Ram was a politician in British India's Punjab Province. 
  • He was born on 24 Nov 1881
  • This great leader had dedicated his entire life to public service and farmer welfare and fought for the rights of the food givers of the country. 
  • Sir Chhotu Ram has been credited with several pro-farmer measures.
  • He was the Co-founder of the National Unionist Party

Former World Bank Chief, James D. Wolfensohn passes away.

 -By, Dr. Rituparna Dubey

James Wolfensohn died at the age of 86.

Key Point:

His reforms as the head of the World Bank Group for a decade made him known as a champion of the world's poor. 

World Bank provides for loans and grants to governments of low and middle-income countries.

FC Kohli father of the Indian IT industry passes away

 -By, Dr. Rituparna Dubey

Faqir Chand Kohli passed away at the age of 96

Key Point:

  • Faqir Chand Kohli was also  the first CEO of Tata Consultancy Services 
  • He is regarded as the father of India’s software industry
  • He pioneered India's 'Technology Revolution' t
  • It helped the country build a USD 100 billion IT industry during his tenure at TCS.
  • TCS was founded in 1968

Bajrang Punia to attend training for the Olympics in the USA

 -By, Dr. Rituparna Dubey

Bajrang Punia’s one-month training camp in the USA has been approved

Approved by:

Mission Olympic Cell 

Key Point:

  • The said  decision was announced at the 50th Mission Olympic Cell meeting 
  • This meeting was held on November 26.
  •  This camp shall be held from December 4 to January 3, 2020.
  • This camp will be organized at the  Cliff Keen Wrestling Club, Michigan, the USA at an approximate cost of Rs 14 Lakhs.



Legendary Bangladeshi actor Aly Zaker passes away 

 -By, Dr. Rituparna Dubey

Aly Zaker, Bangladeshi actor, and Liberation Warfighter passed away at the age of  76

Key Points:

  • Aly Zaker was a popular figure in Bangladesh in theatre, and film television.
  •  He involved in the Liberation War movement of Bangladesh against Pakistan.
  •  He was a founder trustee of the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka
  • .He had been battling cancer for a year
  • He  was the recipient of Won 2nd highest Bangladeshi civilian award: Ekushey Padak (1999

 

Israeli PM Netanyahu and  Abu Dhabi Crown Prince have been  Nominated For the Nobel Peace Prize 2021

 -By, Dr. Rituparna Dubey

The Nobel Prize committee has nominated the premiers of  Israel and Abu Dhabi for the prestigious award.

Key Point:

  • They have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 for their contribution to establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.
  •  Especially for the signing of the Abraham Accord peace agreement by Israel, Bahrain&UAE.
  • The Abraham Accords was a joint statement between Israel, UAE and the USA reached on August 13, 2020.
  • Donald Trump nominated an intermediatory for the peace agreement.

 

President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has been re-elected

 -By, Dr. Rituparna Dubey

President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has been re-elected In Burkina Faso

Key Point:

  • President Roch Marc Christian Kabore is the 63-year-old head of the ruling People’s Movement for Progress party 
  • The party secured 57.87%  of the total votes
  • .The win  gives Kabore another five years in the office
  • He has held the office since 2015.
  • Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa.
  • Its Capital is  Ouagadougou and Currency is CFA franc

Rajnish K Jenaw has been appointed as CMD of NSFDC

 -By, Dr. Rituparna Dubey

Rajnish K Jenaw has been posted as Chairman and Managing Director of National Scheduled Castes Finance & Development Corporation (NSFDC)

Key Point: 

  • National Scheduled Castes Finance & Development Corporation (NSFDC) is under the Department of Social Justice & Empowerment.
  • NSFDC was set in the year 1989.

 

Shri SM Vaidya takes charge as Vice President  of the World LPG Association

 -By, Dr. Rituparna Dubey

Indian oil Chairman Shri SM Vaidya has taken up the responsibility as the  Vice President  of the World LPG Association

Key Point:

  • The World LPG Association (WLPGA) is the authoritative voice of the global LPG industry.
  • It represents the full LPG value chain. 
  • The primary goal of this  Association is to add value to the sector by driving premium demand for LPG.

Current Affairs- Person in News-25th November 2020

Football legend from Argentina, Diego Maradona passed away

 -By, Dr. Rituparna Dubey

Diego Maradona after suffering a heart attack collapsed at the age 60.

Key Point:

  • The star footballer had begun his professional career at the age of 16
  • He started his career with Argentinos Juniors and later he went on to become of the greatest players ever to play football.
  • He played his first World Cup Tournament in 1982 in Spain.
  • He is considered to have played the main role in Argentina’s second World Cup title in 1986.
  • The infamous 'Hand of God' moment came in this tournament when he scored a goal during the quarter-finals match against England.

Current Affairs- Person in News-24th November 2020

Congress Veteran Ahmed Patel passes away due to COVID

Congress Veteran and Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel passed away at the age of 71 due to post-COVID complications, succumbed to multiple organ failure 

Key Point:

  • Ahmed Patel was one of the most prominent leaders of Congress
  • He was considered to be a close confidant and political advisors of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
  • Treasurer of the Indian National Congress was also one of the posts he shouldered.sa.
  • Mr. Patel began his political career by contesting local body elections in Gujarat's Bharuch district in 1976
  • He was allotted charge of the Congress' organizational structure both in Gujarat and at the Centre. 
  • He was appointed Parliament Secretary to the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1985. 
  • Ahmed Patel also played a key role in setting up the Narmada Management Authority to oversee the Sardar Sarovar Project

Current Affairs- Person in News-23rd November 2020

Assam’s former CM, Tarun Gogoi passes away

Former Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi passed away on 23rd November 2020 at the age of 84. He took his last breath at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Guwahati.

About Tarun Gogoi-

  • Tarun Gogoi served as the Chief Minister of Assam from 2001 to 2016.
  • He led the Indian National Congress party to victory in 3 consecutive state elections in Assam.
  • Tarun was the longest serving CM of Assam after he completed his 15 years as CM in May 2016.
  • He was elected as the Joint Secretary of All India Congress Committee in 1976.
  • He also served as the General Secretary of AICC from 1980 to 1990.
  • He was the Union Minister of State OF Ministry of Food and Food Processing from 1991 to 1996 under the cabinet of PV Narasimha Rao.
  • He died due to multiple-organ failures after getting tested positive for COVID-19 in August 2020.

Current Affairs- Person in News- 21st November 2020

Mala Adiga appointed as the Policy Director of Jill Biden

Indian-American, Mala Adiga has been appointed as the Policy Director of the Jill Biden. Jill Biden has become America’s First Lady after Joe Biden got elected as the new President of America.

Key Highlights-

  • Mala Adiga was the Senior Advisor to Jill Biden and the Senior Policy Advisor in the Biden-Kamala Harris Presidency Campaign.
  • She has also served as the Director for Higher Education and Military Families in Biden Foundation.
  • She is the former Chief of Staff in the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues and former Director of Human Rights on the National Security Staff.
  • Mala Adiga is a lawyer by profession and has worked for Chicago Law Firm.
  • She began her administrative career by joining Barack Obama Presidency Campaign in 2008.

Current Affairs- Person in News -20th November 2020

Elephant Man, Ajay Desai passes away

Indian Wildlife Expert, Ajay Adrushyappa Desai passed away due to cardiac arrest on 20th November 2020 at Belgaum, Karnataka at an age of 63. He was also known as ‘Elephant Man’ for his specialization on species-specific behavior of wild elephants in wildlife conflicts with human being.

About Ajay Desai-

  • He was born in 1957 in Konnur, Bagalkot in Karnataka.
  • He started his career in Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) as a Researcher.
  • His research mainly focused on elephant herding and formation of tracks.
  • He studied the behavior of Asiatic elephants in India and Sri Lanka.
  • He also worked as wildlife conservationist
  • Supreme Court of India appointed Ajay as a committee member for studying the Sigur Elephant Corridor in Tamil Nadu.
  • He also served as an advisor to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in India.

Current Affairs- Person in News – 19th November 2020

G C Murmu appointed as the External Auditor of IPU, Geneva

Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed as the External Auditor of Inter Parliamentary Union. He is the present Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India. He has been appointed in the IPU for a period of 3 years.

Key Highlights-

  • IPU is an international inter-parliamentary institution established in 1889 by UK and France.IPU has parliamentary members from 179 countries and has 13 associate members.
  • IPU facilitates the empowerment of parliaments to promote peace and also facilitates parliamentary diplomacy.
  • Girish has served as External Auditor of World Food Programme, International Atomic Energy Agency, World Intellectual Property Organization, UN World Tourism Organization, International Organization for Migration, International Maritime Organization and Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. 
  • He has also served as a member of UN Board of Auditors from 1993 to 1999 and 2014 to 2020.
  • He is currently serving as the External Auditor of the World Health Organization (WHO)and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Douglas Stuart wins Booker Prize 2020

Forty four year old-Scottish Writer, Douglas Stuart has won the Booker Prize 2020 for his Novel, ‘Shuggie Bain’ on 19th November. The Novel has been published by Grove Atlantic.

Key Highlights-

  • ‘Shuggie Bains’ is Stuart’s debut Novel which takes the readers back to the 1980s era, where a boy lives with his alcoholic mother in Glasgow.
  • Douglas Stuart belongs to Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. He is a Fashion Designer by profession and has worked with Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Gap.
  • Booker Prize award is presented annually to the writers of the best novel in English language, which has been published in UK or Ireland.
  • Tom Maschler and Campbell founded the Booker Prize in 1969.
  • Booker Prize is managed by Booker Prize foundation and is currently sponsored by Man Group.

Current Affairs- Person in News -18th November 2020

Vinisha Umashankar wins Children’s Climate Prize 2020

3-year old Tamil Nadu student, Vinisha Umashankar has won the 5th edition of Children’s Climate Prize for designing solar-powered ironing cart. The solar-powered cart powers a steam iron box with the help of roof-mounted solar panels.

Key Highlights-

  • The award was presented virtually by Isabella Lovin, Minister of Environment and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden.
  • Vinisha will be given a diploma, medal and cash award of 8.64 lakh (after conversion from Sweden Krona)
  • Vinisha is currently studying in 9th grade in Tiruvannamalai District of Tamil Nadu. She has also won the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Award 2019 and has also been shortlisted for Rashtriya Bak Shakti Puraskar 2021 (Highest civilian award for any minor of India)
  • The battery of the solar powered cart will be charged completely within 5 hours by the solar panels that will produce 250 watts per hour.

 

Current Affairs- Person in News- 17th November 2020

Dr. Bish Agrawal receives AESC Lifetime Achievement Award 2020

Dr. Bish Agrawal has been awarded with AESC Lifetime Achievement Award 2020 on 17th November 2020. He is the first person from Asia to win this award. AESC Lifetime Achievement Awards was a two-day virtual event from 17th to 19th November 2020. AESC Lifetime Achievement Award is given to the individuals who have exhibited a lifelong commitment to the profession of executive search and leadership consulting.

Key Highlights-

  • Bish Agrawal is the founder and Chairman of Accord India and the co-founder of AltoPartners. He has over 5 deacades of experience in leadership consultancy.
  • He is also known as ‘Doc’
  • He is the founder of ABC Consultatnts, which is India’s first professional recruitment firm. I was founded in 1969.
  • Accord India was founded by him in 1990s.
  • AESC is the abbreviated form of Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultatnts.
  • He has also received the Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award and Shiromani Award.

Gopalakrishnan becomes the first Chairperson of Reserve Bank Innovation Hub

Senapathy Gopalakrishnan has become the first Chairperson of Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH). He is popularly known as Kris Gopalakrishnan. He has been appointed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Date of Announcement- 17th November 2020

Key Highlights-

  • He is the co-founder and former co-chairman of Infosys.
  • He is the present Chief Mentor of the incubation hub, ‘Start-Up Village’.
  • RBIH has been set up for promoting innovation in the financial sector and creating environment for fostering and facilitating financial innovation.
  • RBI announced the formation of RBIH in August 2020.
  • RBIH will collaborate with technology industry, financial sector and academic institutions.

Current Affairs- Person in News – 16th November 2020

Dr. Adam Yao Liu wins Exim Bank’s BRICS Economic Research Award 2020

Dr. Adam Yao Liu has won the Exim Bank’s BRICS Economic Research Award 2020 on 16th November 2020. He has been awarded for his PhD dissertation titled as ‘Building Markets within Authoritarian Institutions: The Political Economy of Banking Development in China’

Key Highlights-

  • Adam Yao Liu is a doctoral student in Political Science in Jean Oi, Director of China Program Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at the Stanford Uiversity.
  • He has also worked as Teaching Assistant in the Department of Political Science, Stanford University
  • Exim Bank is the abbreviated name of Export-Import Bank of India. David Rasquinha is the Managing Director of Exim Bank.
  • The award was presented to Dr. Liu by David Rasquinha itself during the 10th Annual BRICS Financial Forum.

ECI appoints Sonu Sood as the state icon of Punjab

Election Commission of India (ECI) has appointed bollywood’s popular actor and recently turned humanitarian, Sonu Sood as the state icon of Punjab on Monday, 16th November for his contributions in helping the migrant workers and underprivileged people across India during the lockdown.

Key Highlights-

  • The proposal for appointment of Sonu Sood as the state icon of Punjab was sent by the Punjab Chief Electoral Officer, S Karuna to the ECI.
  • Sonu Sood hails from Moga District of Punjab. He became a humanitarian after watching the hardships of the migrant workers stranded on the roads due to the nationwide lockdown.
  • Sonu helped in the transportation of migrant workers to their homes and has also helped many under-privileged students across the country by sending them smartphones and financial aids for their education.

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Current Affairs- Person in News- 13th November 2020

Sadat Rahman wins International Children’s Peace Prize 2020

17-year old Bangladeshi teenager, Sadat Rahman has won the International Children’s Peace Prize 2020 on 13th November 2020. He received the prize for setting up a social organization and mobile application ‘Cyber Teens’ for preventing cyber bullying.

Key Highlights-

  • The award was presented by Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai at the event held in Netherlands.
  • International Children’s Peace Prize is given every year to the children who have made remarkable efforts to safeguard the rights of the vulnerable children.
  • International Children’s Peace Prize was given in 2005 for the first time.
  • The prize is given by KidsRights, which is an Amsterdam based international children’s rights organization.
  • 142 children from 42 countries were nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2020.

  

Current Affairs- Person in News- 11th  November 2020

Dr. K S Subramanium wins Fertilzer Association of India Golden Jubilee Award

Eminent Scientist Dr. K S Subramanium has been awarded with the Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) Golden Jubilee Award on 11th November 2020 for his contribution in the field of nano-fertilizers and improved efficiency of intake of nano-fertilizers by the plants. He will receive the award at the FAI’s annual seminar on Fertilizer and Agriculture during COVID-19.

Key Highlights-

  • He is the current Director of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) and Chair Professor of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
  • He is the founder and Head of the Department (HOD) of the Department of Nano Science and Technology in TNAU. It was founded in 2010.
  • He is a member of Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of Indian Institute of Soil Science (IISS).
  • More than 180 peer reviewed research papers have been published by him.  

Bahrain’s Prime Minister passes away at 84

Bahrain’s Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa passed away at the age of 84 on 11th November 2020. He was the World’s longest serving Prime Minister. He was the first Prime Minister of Bahrain since its independence in 1971.  

Tenure- 1971- 2020

Key Highlights-

  • Salman al Khalifa was born on 24th November 1935 at Jarsa, Bahrain.
  • He was the PM of Bahrain for nearly 3 decades.
  • He was the son of Bahrain’s former ruler, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa who ruled Bahrain from 1942 to 1961.
  • Salman Al Khalifa received World Peace Culture Award in 2017.
  • He took his last breath at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in United Sates.

Current Affairs- Person in News – 10th November 2020

Azim Premji tops EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020

Azim Premji, the founder and Chairman of Wipro has been ranked 1st in the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020. He has been named as the ‘India’s Most Generous Man’ in the 7th edition of the India Philanthropy list which features the individuals who have made a donation of Rs. 5 crores or above during the review period.

Released by- Hurun India and EdelGive Foundation

Objective- To understand the philanthropic giving in India from a data and evidence perspective

Key Highlights-

  • Ajim Premji has donated a total of Rs. 7904 crores in the field of Education in India.
  • Ajim Premji donated Rs. 22 crores daily during the review period from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020.
  • Shiv Nadar, Chairman of Hindustan Computer Limited (HCL) has been ranked 2nd in the list for donating Rs. 795 crores in the Education sector of India.
  • The 3rd Rank has been secured by Mukesh Ambani, the owner of Reliance Industries. He has donated Rs. 458 crores in Disaster relief.
  • Aditya Birla Group’s Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla got the 4th rank followed by Anil Agarwal, the Chairman of Vedanta Group.

 

Dr. Satish Mishra receives Dr. Tulsi Das Chugh Award 2020

Dr. Satish Mishra of Council of Scientific and Industrial Reseacrh – Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow (CSIR-CDRI) has won Dr. Tulsi Das Chugh Award 2020 for his remarkable contribution in the research works on the lifecycle of Malarial parasite.

Organised by- National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)

Key Highlights-

  • Satish Mishra is the Principal Scientist of Molecular Parasitology and Immunology Division at CDRI.
  • Mishra’s research work was focused on ‘Secretin Protein with Altered Thrombospondin Repeat (SPATR)’
  • Malarial parasite Plasmodium’s life cycle involves two hosts and gets completed in three stages.
  • Satish Mishra was given the membership of NAMS in 2019.
  • He has also won the Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize from ICMR in 2018.
  • Tulsi Das Chugh Award is given to the individuals who has the best published work in the field of Infectious Diseases (Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Clinical Development, Prevention, Control and Treatment ).

Current Affairs- Person in News- 8th November 2020

Joe Biden wins US presidential elections

Joe Biden has won the presidential election by defeating Donald Trump of the Republican Party to become the 46th President of United States of America (USA). He belongs to the Democratic Party.

About Joe Biden-

  • He won the US presidential elections by securing 290 electoral votes against 214 electoral votes by Donald Trump. A total of 270 electoral votes are needed for winning the US Presidential elections.
  • Joe Biden was the Vice President of USA from 2009 to 2017 under the presidency of Barack Obama
  • He was the United States Senator for Delaware from 1973 to 2009 and was the 6th Youngest senator in American political history
  • He will be assuming the Presidential powers from 20th January 2021.
  • He received the ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ with distinction in 2017.
  • Apart from being a Politician, Joe Biden is also a Lawyer and an Author.
  • He hails from Scranton, Pennsylvania.

 

 

Kamala Harris becomes the  new Vice-President of USA

Kamala Devi Harris has been elected as the new Vice-President of United States of America (USA). She will be replacing Mike Pence. She belongs to the Democratic political party, which won the US presidential elections with 290 electoral votes. She will be assuming the post of the Vice-President from 20th January 2021. 

About Kamala Harris-

  • Kamala Devi Harris is the first female to in US political history to become the Vice-President of USA.
  • She is the first Black woman to assume such a high rank in US Administration.
  • With the Democratic party winning the elections, she becomes the first person of a South Asian as well as of Indian origin to become the Vice President of America.
  • She was the 32nd Attorney General of California from 2011 to 2017
  • She was the US Senator for California from 2017.
  • She was declared as the running mate of Joe Biden for the US presidential elections in 2019.
  • She is now the 2nd Vice president of significant non-European ancestry after Charles Curtis who served from 1929 to 1933.
  • She was born in Oakland, California and has completed her BA from Howard University.

Current Affairs- Person in News- 7th November 2020

Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha becomes the new CIC of India

Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha has been appointed as the new Chief Information Commissioner of India (CIC). He will succeed Bimal Julka after his tenure was over in August 2020.  He will be the head of the Central Information Commission.

Date of Appointment- 7th November 2020

Tenure- 3 years

Key Highlights-

  • Y K Sinha was shortlisted as the new CIC by a 3 member committee headed by PM Narendra Modi. The other members were Amit Shah and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.
  • He joined Central Information Commission in 2019.
  • He has also served as the Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and UK.
  • The tenure of a CIC is 5 years or an age of 65 years, whichever comes first.
  • Central Information Commission is headquarterd at New Delhi. It has 7 Information Commissioners presently and can be increased to a maximum of 10.

 

Vidisha Maitra elected to UN’s Advisory Committee

Indian diplomat, Vidisha Maitra has been elected to the 5th Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) of the United Nations. She will join the committee from 1st January, 2021.

 

Date of appointment- 7th November, 2020

Tenure- 3 Calendar Years

Key Highlights-

  • Vidisha Maitra was elected as the member of the Committee by 126 votes in support against 64 in opposition of her candidature.
  • Vidisha Maitra is currently posted as the First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to UN in New York.
  • The ACABQ is a subsidiary of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and it consists of 16 members.
  • India attained the member of ACABQ in the year 1946.
  • ACABQ advises the Assembly on budgetary and administrative matters referred to it among the others and examines the budget submitted by the UN Secretary-General to the General Assembly.

Current Affairs- Person in News- 4th November 2020

A K Singh becomes the new CMD of Petronet LNG Ltd.

Akshay Kumar Singh has become the new Chief Managing Director (CMD) of Petronet LNG Ltd. after Prabhat Singh who retired in August 2020 after his tenure of 5 years. He was elected by the board of directors in a meeting held on 4th November 2020.

Key Highlights-

  •  A K Singh was serving as the director India Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) from 2018 before his new appointment.
  • He has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.
  • Petronet LNG Ltd. is the largest importer of gas in India.
  • It is a joint venture of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL).
  • AK Singh has also served as Executive Director of Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL).

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