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Persons in News – Knowing popular personalities in the news is very much important in preparing for any competitive exams. These type of questions – important persons in news are asked in the General Awareness section. So, Remembering newly appointed heads of popular organizations, famous personalities in news by getting awards and honours, winners in sports, latest appointments, newly elected Chief ministers and Governors of Indian States, leaders of different countries who visited India recently or committee leaders in recent news is important to get qualifying marks in the general awareness section of various competitive exams as well as bank exams 2019.

Famous People in News 2019

Famous Persons in News are considered from different categories of recent news updates – Latest Appointments, Heads of popular and important organizations, Leaders who visited India, The people who got honored with different prestigious awards in different fields,  Sports personalities.  Here, we have collected the list of famous personalities from recent news updates of 2019 and hope, these are very much helpful for upcoming bank exams 2019-20.

Knowing about popular persons in recent news is also important to prepare for bank exams and other competitive exams. As part of general awareness section, we can expect 1 to 3 questions on famous personalities in news – award winners, appointments, sports, obituaries

Latest Appointments Bitbank for Bank Exams

New chairman of Indian Banks Association: Mr. Rajnish Kumar

New president of Tunisia – Mr. Kais Saied

New president of European Central Bank (ECB): Christine Lagarde

New chairman of AAI (Airports Authority of India): Arvind Singh

First female Prime Minister of Belgium: Sophie Wilmes

Who sworn in as Chief Minister of Haryana on 27th OCtober 2019? – Manohar Lal Khattar

Next Ambassador of India to Georgia: Kishan Dan Dewal

Who was appointed as the Whole-Time Member of IBBI (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India)- Sudhaker Shukla

Who was re-elected as the president of Indonesia? – Joko Widodo

Newly elected president of BCCI ( Board of Control for Cricket in India) – Sourav Ganguly

First Lieutenant governor of Jammu & Kashmir – Girish Chandra Murmu

First Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh – Radha Krishna Mathur

New Director General of IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency): Rafael Grossi

Chairman of SSC(Staff Selection Commission): Braj Raj Sharma

India’s next Ambassador to Iraq: Birender Singh

new Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF): Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria

47th Chief Justice of India: Sharad Arvind Bobde
46th Chief Justice of India: Ranjan Gogoi

New power secretary: Sanjeev Nandan

UIDAI(Unique Identification Authority of India) of CEO: Pankaj Kumar

New Director-General of NSG (National Security Guard): Anup Kumar Singh

MD and CEO of Punjab National Bank: SS MAllikarjuna Rao

Who has been appointed as chairman of the IEC (International Egg Commission)? – Suresh Chitturi

New IMF (International Monetary Fund) chief: Kristalina Georgieva

Who was appointed as the representative of India in the IMF (International Monetary Fund)? – Surjit Bhalla

Who was appointed as India’s 1st female flight commander ? – Shalija

Chief Minister of Haryana – Manohar Lal Khattar

World’s richest person – Bill Gates

Recently elected chief justices for high courts in India

  • Himachal Pradesh High Court: Lingappa Narayana Swamy
  • Punjab and Haryana High Court: Ravi ShankerJha
  • Rajasthan High Court: Indrajit Mohanty
  • Andhra Pradesh High Court: J.K. Maheshwari
  • Kerala High Court: S. Manikumar
  • Sikkim High Court: Arup K. Goswami
  • Gauhati High Court: Ajai Lamba

President of Mumbai Cricket Association: Vijay Patil

First woman president of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association: Rupa Gurunath

chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for 2019-20: Madhukar Kamath

Award Winners: Persons in news

Udyog Rattan Award-2019: Shri. Thakur Anup Singh (CMD of Marg ERP Ltd.)

Golden Dragon Award at 2019 CIFF(Cardiff International Film Festival): Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Winner of National Tourism Award 2018: Tapan Mishra

Which actor was conferred with the special award ‘Icon of Golden Jubilee of IFFI (International Film Festival of India)’ to receive Lifetime Achievement award? – Rajinikanth

Which actress was conferred with Lifetime Achievement award at IFFI? –Isabelle Hupert

India’s Most Powerful Women in Media: Kallie Puri

Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar 2019: Nedumangad

Who was conferred with the M P Birla Memorial Award 2019? – Thanu Padmanabhan

Who was honoured with Saraswati Samman award 2019 – K Siva Reddy

Who has been honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2018? – Amitabh Bachchan

Who was conferred with Lamp of Peace of Saint Francis Award? – Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Who was conferred with the Sakharov Prize 2019?- Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti

People’s Icon Award 2019 – Jennifer Aniston

Asia Environmental Enforcement Award – Ramesh Pandey

Australian sport’s highest individual honour ‘The Don’ Award – Ashleigh Barty

Who won Booker Prize 2019 – Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo

Nobel Prize Winners 2019 –

Physiology or Medicine:

  • William G. Kaelin (USA)
  • Peter Ratcliffe, and
  • Gregg Semenza


  • Michel Mayor (Switzerland)
  • Didier Queloz (Switzerland)
  • James Peebles


  • John B. Goodenough (Germany)
  • M. Stanley Whittingham (United Kingdom)
  • Akira Yoshino (Japan)


  • Peter Handke (Austria)


  • Abiy Ahmed Ali (Ethiopia)


  • Abhijit Banerjee (India)
  • Esther Duflo (France)
  • Michael Kremer (USA)

Change-maker Award 2019 winner: Payal Jangid

Most Eminent Senior Citizen Award 2019: Shri K. Parasaran


Who is the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, visited India recently?
Sheikh Hasina

Who ranked top in the Forbes list of World’s top 400 wealthiest people?- Alice Walton

Who was topped in Forbes list of richest Indians for the year 2019? – Mukesh Ambani

1)Who is considered as ‘Father of Modern Legal Education in India’?

Neelkanta Ramakrishna Madhava Menon.

2) As per the SEMrush report, World’s most followed politician: Barack Obama

3) Who has been named in ‘Guinness World Records’ for continuously dancing for 126 hours?
Bandana ( Nepal).

4) Which singer has been passed away recently and was popularly known as ‘Sultan of Mappilapattu’?
Eranholi Moosa (Kerala).

5) Who is the co-founder of Wikileaks, He is sentenced in UK prison and in recent news
– Julian Assange

6) Which e-commerce platform has appointed Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma as its first brand ambassadors?
– Myntra

7) Who became the first woman to play 200 ODI matches?
– Mithali Raj ( Indian Cricket Captain).

8) Who became the first female chief economist of IMF?
– Gita Gopinath

9) Who has become the first wrestler from India to fight at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York?
– Bajrang Punia.

10) Which Indians became the most followed, most engaged, most popular Instagrammers of the year 2019?

  • Most followers – Priyanka Chopra
  • Most Engaged account – Virat Kohli
  • Storyteller – Deepika Padukone
  • Rising star – Sara Ali Khan
  • Food Account -Pooja Dhingra
  • Fashion Account – Sejal Kumar
  • Entertainment Account – Bhuvan Bam.

11) Who are the founders of Instagram?
– Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger

12) Which Indian origin man has won the election in Japan at Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward Assembly?
Puranik Yogendra

Latest Appointments in 2019

Newly appointed president of United Nations of General Assembly – Tijjani Mohammad Bande (Nigeria).

NASSCOM Chairman 2019 – Keshav Murugesh

New CEO of Canara Bank – R A Sankar Narayan

Governor of State Bank of Pakistan – Reza Baqir

CEO of LIC Mutual Fund – Dinesh Pangtey

First Independent Woman director of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) – Jayshree Vyas

Vice Chief of Indian Airforce: Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria.

Newly appointed OSD (Officer on Special Duty) in the Lokpal: Pinaki Chandra Ghose

Chief Justice of Karnataka High court: Justice A S Oka

Chief Justice of Chattisgarh High Court: Justice P R Rama Chandran.

New Managing Director and CEO of Indian Overseas Bank – MD Karnam Sekar

MD And CEO Of ICICI Securities: Vijay Chandhok

Director of BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre) – Ajit Kumar Mohanty

Director General of the National Archives of India – P V Ramesh.

Next chief of the World Bank: David Malpass

Deutsche Bank’s New CEO for India – Kaushik Shaparia.

Indian ambassador to Colombia: Sanjiv Ranjan.

Chairman of CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes): Pramod Chandra Mody

Newly appointed Chairman and MD of Air India: Ashwani Lohani

ITC Group newly appointed Chairman: Sanjay Puri

New Election Commissioner: Sushil Chandra

52nd Controller General of Defence accounts- Rajendra Kumar Nayak

Newly appointed CBI Director: Rishi Kumar Shukla.

MD & CEO of MCX (Multi Commodity Exchange of India) – P S Reddy.

INCB (International Narcotics Control Board) – Jagjit Pavadia

Newly appointed president of the World Bank – David Malpass

SWIFT ( Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) CEO: Javier Perez Tasso

MD of Twitter for its operations in India – Manish Maheshwari

Chairman of International Hockey Federation Health and Safety Committee: Bibhu Kalyan Nayak

Algeria’s New President – Abdelkader Bensalah.

Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court – Vikram Nath

MD & CEO Of ICICI Securities – Vijay Chandhok.

As part of the latest current affairs, the job aspirants should have to aware of the popular personalities in the recent news. There is a chance to get 1 or 2 questions in general awareness part of bank exams or any competitive exams. So, Here we are providing a list of famous personalities/people in news 2019.

Heads of Important Organizations:

World Bank President – David Malpass (USA).

IRDA Chairman: Dr. Subhash Chandra Khuntia

LIC Chairman – MR Kumar

ISRO Chairman – Dr. K Siva

CRPF Chairman – Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar

BARC Director- A K Mohanty

NTPC – Gurdeep Singh

BHEL – Atul Sobti

GAIL – B C Tripathi

ONGC – Shashi Shankar

Coal India Ltd. – Anil Kumar Jha

IOC (Indian Oil Corporation) – Sanjeev Singh

BPCL- D Raj Kumar

SAIL – Anil Kumar Chaudhary

NASSCOM – Keshav Murugesh

ICC (International Cricket Council) Chairman – Manu Sawhney

Awards & Honours: Popular persons in News 2019

Global Teacher Prize 2019 – Peter Tabuchi (Kenya).

McCain Institute Award 2019 – Chhaya Sharma

‘Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Award’ – Sunil Kumar

Yaswantrao Chavan National Award 2018 – Raghuram Rajan

27th P C Chandra Puraskaar – Devi Prasad Shetty.

National Intellectual Property(IP) Award 2019 –Benny Antony

France’s highest civilian honor 2019 – A S Kiran Kumar (Former ISRO Chairman).

V K Krishna Menon Award 2019 – GD Robert Govender

Ikhamanga Award 2019 – Jacques Kallis

Martha Farrell Award 2019 (Most Promising Individual) – Manu Gulati.

UK Royal Society Honour – Yusuf Hamied (Cipla Chairman)

Deenanath Mangeshkar Award 2019 – Madhur Bhandarkar, Salim Khan and Helen.

The World Press Photo Award 2019 – John Moore

winner of Pritzker Prize 2019 – Arata Isozaki

winner of Abel Prize 2019 – Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck

PETA India’s Compassionate Kid Award 2019 – Derek Lalchhanhima

Skoch Chief Minister of the Year Award for the year – Mamata Banerjee.

Winners of Goldman Environmental Prize (Green Nobel Prize) – Linda Garcia, Ana Colovic Lesoska, Bayarjargal Agvaantseren, Alfred Brownell, Jacqueline Evans, Alberto Curamil.

According to Times Magzine’s report, who are the 3 Indians listed in the top 100 Most Influential People 2019?
Menaka Guruswamy, Arundhati Katju, and Mukesh Ambani

Who was honored with ‘Freedom of the city of London award’ in recognition of contributing to promoting bilateral relations?
Sanjay Chadha (SBI Chairman of UK)

Which e-commerce platform has appointed Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma as its brand ambassadors?

Career Achievement Award 2019 – Rita Moreno

Rabindranath Tagore Literacy Prize 2019 – Rana Dasgupta (For his novel ‘Solo’).

Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Award 2019 – Sunil Kumar Gautham.

The IAF (Indian Air force) is recommended the wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman for the gallantry medal named as _________.
Vir Chakra

Popular Sports Persons in News 2019 – Latest Current Affairs

Winner of Asia Pacific Diamond Cup 2019 in Golf – Yosuke Asaji (Japan).

Winner of Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019 in racing: Valtteri Bottas (Finland).

Women’s Singles Title at Stuttgart’s Porsche Grand Prix 2019: Petra Kvitova (Czech).

Madrid Open Tennis Title 2019

  • Women’s singles: Kiki Bertens (Netherlands).
  • Men’s singles: Novak Djokovic ( Serbia).

The first women to complete 50 km race walk event in less than 4 hours – Liu Hong

Winner of Women’s 800m race at IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Qatar? –Caster Semenya.
IAAF – International Association of Athletics Federations.

Youngest cricket player to score a half-century in IPL (Indian Premier League) – Riyan Parag (Assam)

Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award – Dr. Rajendra Joshi

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 – Karnataka

Who has become the fastest Asian to cycle the globe by completing 29,000 km distance?
Vedangi Kulkarni

Who named as the ‘2019 footballer of the year’ by FWA (Football Writer’s Association)?
Raheem Sterling

ICC’s Emerging Player of the year 2018 – Rishabh Pant

ICC Hall of Fame – Rahul Dravid

Who was honored with International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year at CEAT Cricket Rating Award 2019?
Virat Kohli.

First Batsman to score 5000 runs in IPL history – Suresh Raina.

Which player received ‘Man of the Series’ honor at IPL 2019? – Andre Russell.

Who was honored with Orange Cap for scoring more runs in IPL 2019? – David Warner.

Who was honored with Purple Cap for more wickets at IPL 2019? – Imran Tahir

Who won Spanish Grand Prix Title 2019 (Formula 1 Racer)?
Lewis Hamilton.

Spanish La Liga title 2019- Barcelona FC

Newly appointed India’s men’s football team coach – Igor Stimac

62nd Grandmaster of India – Swayams Mishra (Odisha).

Winner of Badminton Asia Championships 2019 in Men’s Singles Category – Kento Momota

Winner of Asian Squash Championship Title 2019 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Joshna Chinappa

Winner of Kunming Tennis Open 2019 under Men’s singles Category – Jay Clarke

Which tennis player has been ranked No.1 position as per ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) rankings?
Novak Djokovic (Serbia).

Which country won the 28th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019? – India (Runner: South Korea).

Who won the gold medal in boxing 54kg category at Boxing World Cup held in Cologne, Germany?
Meena Kumari Maisnam

Which Indian wrestler won the gold medal at Asian Wrestling Championships 2019?
Bajrang Punia.

Who won the Paris Marathon 2019 in women’s race?
Geleta Burka.
Asian Snooker Title 2019 winner – Pankaj Advani.

Chinese Grand Prix Title 2019 – Lewis Hamilton

Who is the former president of Brazillian Football Confederation, who has been banned for life from all activities of football by FIFA?
Jose Maria Marin

Newly Elected Chief Ministers of Indian States in 2017.

Manipur:          N. Biren Singh
Punjab:              Amarender Singh
Tamilnadu:       K. Palani Swami.
Uttar Pradesh:  Yogi Adityanath.
Uttara Khand:   Trivendra Singh Rawat
Nagaland:           Shurhozelie Liezietsu.
Goa:                     Manohar Parrikar

Newly Elected Chief Ministers of Indian States in 2016:

Arunachal Pradesh: Pema Khandu
Assam:                        Sarbananda Sonowal
Gujarat:                      Vijay Rupani
Jammu & Kashmir:  Mehbooba Mufti
Kerala:                        Pinarayi Vijayan
Puducherry:               V. Narayanasamy

Newly Elected Governors of Indian States in 2017

The governors of different states are appointed by the President of India for five years term period.

Arunachal Pradesh: Padmanabha Acharya
Meghalaya: Banwarilal Purohit

Newly Elected Governors of Indian States in 2016

Assam:                    Banwarilal Purohit
Madya Pradesh: Om Prakash Kohli
Punjab:                     V. P. Singh Badnore
Tamilnadu:             C. Vidyasagar Rao
Manipur:                  Najma Heptulla

Andaman Nicobar Islands:    Jagdish Mukhi
Chandigarh:                                   V. P. Singh Badnore
Dadra and Nagar Haveli:         Praful Khoda Patel
Delhi:                                              Anil Baijal,
Lakshwadeep:                               Farooq Khan
Puducherry:                                   Kiran Bedi
Persons in News March 2017:

According to fortune Magzine, Which Indian women entrepreneur was named in the list of the world’s 50 greatest leaders?
SBI Chairperson – Arundhati Bhattacharya (She has been ranked at 26th position).

Who is the new Prime Minister of Sudan from 1st March 2017?
Hassan Saleh.

Who has been appointed as India’s next ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) from June 2017?
JS Deepak.

Name the person who resigned from the chairmanship of International Cricket Council (ICC)?
Shashank Manohar.

Who is the first Indian, she has been selected as the brand ambassador of the PepsiCo brand?
PV Sindhu.

Who won the prestigious ‘Miss International Queen’ the world’s largest beauty pageant for transgender women held in Thailand in March 2017?
Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin

Who has been selected as the brand ambassador of Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017?
Sachin Tendulkar. (The event will start from 24th June 2017 in England).

Who has been conferred with Polly Umrigarh Award as part of BCCI Annual Awards 2016?
Virat Kohli.

Who won Hero Golf Open Tournament 2017 at New Delhi?
SSP Chaurasia.

According to Forbes Survey, Who topped the list of ‘World’s Billionaires 2017″?
Bill Gates
(33rd rank – Mukesh Ambani).

Global Teacher Prize 2017 – Maggie McDonald

Who has been awarded ‘Artist of the Year Award 2017’ at the Harvard’s University of Cambridge?
Viola Davis.

Which mathematician has won the prestigious Abel Prize 2017 for his role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets?
Yves Meyer (French).

Who is the new chairman of the central water commission?
Narendra Kumar

Who is the new chairman of SEBI ( Securities and Exchange Board of India)?
Ajay Tyagi.

Who is appointed as the global Goodwill Ambassador of the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees )?
Neil Gaiman (Author).

Who is the First Woman cricketer to be awarded BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award?
Ms. Shanta Rangaswamy.

Which union minister has launched ‘Swachh Shakti Saptah’ in Gurugram, Haryana to improve the awareness of Sanitation and Cleanliness?
The Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation – Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar.

TIES (Trade Infrastructure for Export and Scheme) was recently launched by the Union Commerce & Industry Ministry. Who is the chairperson of the committee set up under TIES Scheme?
Rita Teotia.

Who is the union minister of the Commerce & Industry Ministry?
Nirmala Sitaraman.

According to Barron’s Magzine Report, Which Indian CEO was named in the list of world’s 30 best CEOs?
Aditya Puri – HDFC Bank MD at 23rd position.

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