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Famous Persons in News 2019 – Latest Appointments, Awards

Persons in News 2019 – Last 3 months News Updates

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 Personalities 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

Last 3 months Persons in News 2019: Appointments, Award Winners 2019 – October, November , December 2019

Important one-liners bitbank on latest famous persons in recent news for upcoming bank exams – ibps clerk , ibps po, SBI clerk, Nabard exams.

  1. 28th Chief of Indian Army – General Mukund Naravane
  2. New Chief Minister of Jharkhand – Hemant Soren
  3. 25th Governor of Reserve Bank of India – Shaktikant
  4. President of Asian Development Bank (ADB): Masatsugu Asakawa
  5. BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019 – Ben Stokes
  6. New chairman of NSE (National Stock Exchange of India Ltd)?
    Girish Chandra Chaturvedi
  7. 47th Chief Justice of India: Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde
  8. President of FICCI for 2019-2020: Sangita Reddy
  9. NALCO Chairman & Managing Director: Sridhar Patra
  10. New Foreign Secretary: Harsh Vardhan Shringla
  11. Chairman & MD of General Insurance Corporation India (GIC Re): Devesh Srivastava
  12. Prime Minister of UK: Boris Jhonson
  13. National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO) CMD: Sridhar Patra
  14. Exapand PMGSY: Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
  15. President of Algeria: Abdelmadjid Tebboune
  16. new president of The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (Assocham): Niranjan Hiranandani
  17. The first chairman of steering committee panel: H R Khan
  18. New Controller General of Accounts: Soma Roy
  19. Finland Prime Minister: Sanna Marin
  20. Plogging Ambassador of India: Ripu Daman Bevli
  21. New President of Mauritius: Prithvirajsing Roopun
  22. Prime Minister of Mauritius: Pravind Jugnauth
  23. 13th Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court: Dr. Ravi Ranjan
  24. 8th Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court: Justice Muhammad Raffiq
  25. 43rd Chief Justice of Patna High Court: Justice Sanjay Karol
  26. New Chairman of the LPAI (Land Ports Authority of India): Aditya Mishra
  27. First Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh by President of India: Radha Krishna Mathur
  28. first Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir: Girish Chandra Murmu
  29. New Director General of IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency): Rafael Mariano Grossi
  30. 47th Chief Justice of India: Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde
  31. Chairman of NHAI (National Highways Authority of India): Nagendra Nath Sinha
  32. CEO of UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India): Pankaj Kumar
  33. New Director-General of NSG (National Security Guard): Anup Kumar Singh
  34. New President of Tunisia: Kais Saied
  35. Next chairman of Armed Forces Tribunal: Justice Rajendra Menon
  36. IAF (Indian Air Force) Chief: Marshal Rakesh Bhadauria
  37. New Chief of IMF (International Monetary Fund): Kristalina Georgieva

Last 3 months  Awards & Honours 2019

  1. Time Person of the Year for 2019 – Greta Thunberg
  2. Global Bihar Excellence Awards 2019 -Piyuus Jaiswal
  3. Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2019 – Tony Joseph
  4. CEAMA Lifetime Achievement Award – Gulu Mirchandani
    CEAMA: Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association
  5. International children’s peace prize: Greta Thunberg
  6. Saraswati Samman award 2019: K Siva Reddy
  7. BRICS-Young Innovator Prize 2019: Ravi Prakash
  8. SAG Life Achievement Award: Robert De Niro
  9. Golden Dragon Award – Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  10. Miss Asia Global Title 2019 – Sara Damnjanovic
  11. Musical Excellence of Mridangam – M. Venkaiah Naidu
  12. Unicef-2019 Award for Swachh Bharat implementation: Kamareddy
  13. Winner of Bharat Award for bravery: Aditya K from Kerala
  14. Nobel Peace Prize 2019: Abiy Ahmed
  15. Miss World 2019: Toni – Ann Singh
  16. Miss Universe 2019: Zozibini Tunzi
  17. Person of the Year Award 2019 with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals): Joaquin Rafael Phoenix
  18. Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize: Tony Joseph
  19. Pepsi’s new brand ambassador: Salman Khan
  20. NADA (National Anti-Doping Agency) Brand ambassodor: Sunil Shetty
  21. First Arab austronaut in space: Hazza Al Mansouri
  22. Who got Asia Society’s Game Changer Award: Kung Fu Nuns
  23. George Schaller Lifetime Award 2019: K. Ullas Karanth
  24. Winners of Infosys Prize 2019:
  • Sunita Sarawagi (Engineering & Computer Sciences)
  • Manu V. Devadevan ( Humanities)
  • Manjula Reddy (Life Sciences)
  • Siddhartha Mishra (Maths)
  • Mugesh (Physics)
  • Anand Pandian (Social)

Sports News for IBPS Clerk 2020

  1. Who became world no.1 in the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings in the Under-21 men’s singles category?
    – Manav Thakkar
  2. Sports Personality of the Year 2019 award: Ben Stokes
  3. Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2018: Amitabh Bachchan
  4. India Cyber Cop of the Year 2019 award: B P Raju (CBI Officer)
  5. DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019: Author Amitabha Bagchi
  6. Winners of 26th Annual Crystal Award 2020: Jin Xing (China), Theaster Gates (US), Lynette Wallworth (Australia), Deepika Padukone (India)
  7. Who topped the list of World’s Most Powerful Women 2019: Angela Merkel (German Chancellor)
  8. Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket award 2019: New Zealand


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