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Persons in News 2020 Current Affairs

Persons in News – Knowing popular personalities in the news is very much important in preparing for any competitive exams. These types 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 honors, 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 2020.

Famous Persons in News 2020

Here, we have collected the important bits on the latest popular persons in news current affairs 2020. Famous personalities in recent news of national and international current affairs – latest appointments, award winners, sports personalities, recent obituaries, heads of other countries, cabinet ministers in recent news.

These are helpful for those who are preparing for various upcoming competitive exams 2020 in India.

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.  

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

Newly Appointed Heads of Various Banks and Financial Sectors:

  • New MD & CEO of YES Bank: Prashant Kumar
  • MD and CEO of Dhanlaxmi Bank: Sunil Gurbaxani
  • CEO of IBA (Indian Banks Association): Sunil Mehta
  • New MD & CEO of Canara Bank: Lingam Venkat Prabhakar
  • New MD & CEO of Bank of Baroda: Sanjiv Chadha
  • New MD & CEO of Bank of India: Atanu Kumar Das
  • MD and CEO of Bandhan Bank: Chandra Shekhar Ghosh.
  • New Deputy Governor of RBI: Michael Debabrata Patra
  • CEO of the IBA (Indian Banks’ Association): Sunil Mehta
  • New Chief of IMF (International Monetary Fund): Kristalina Georgieva
  • Who will be replaced by the previous CEO of MasterCard ‘Mr? Ajay Banga’? –Michael Miebach.

Heads of various Departments of India in 2020:

  • Newly appointed Chief Information Commissioner: Bimal Julka
  • Newly appointed Central Vigilance Commissioner of India: Sanjay Kothari
  • 24th Controller General of Accounts (CGA): Soma Roy Burman
  • India’s next ambassador to Turkey: Sanjay Kumar Panda
  • India’s next ambassador to Nepal: Vinay Mohan Kwatra
  • India’s next ambassador to France: Jawed Ashraf
  • India’s next Ambassador to Sri Lanka: Gopal Baglay
  • India’s next Ambassador to Canada: Ajay Bisaria
  • India’s next Ambassador to the USA: Taranjit Singh Sandhu
  • Indian ambassador to UAE: Pavan Kapoor
  • India’s new finance secretary: Ajay Bhushan Pandey


Cabinet Ministers of India 2020: Persons in recent news

  • Union minister of finance: Nirmala Sitaraman
  • Newly appointed advisors to Prime Minister of India: Amarjeet Sinha & Bhaskar Khulbe
  • New foreign secretary: Harsh Vardhan Shringla
  • 47th Chief justice of India: Justice SA Bobde

Heads of Other countries 2020:

The heads of other countries, prime ministers, a president who visited India recently or newly elected persons who were in recent news.

  • President of Taiwan: Tsai Ing-wen
  • Prime Minister of Taiwan: Su Tseng-chang
  • President of Portugal: Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
  • Afghanistan President: Ashraf Ghani
  • Ukraine’s Prime Minister: Denys Shmygal
  • The first female president of Greece: Katerina Sakellaropoulou
  • New Prime Minister of Qatar: Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdul-Aziz Al Thani
  • New Prime Minister of Qatar: Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdelaziz Al Thani
  • President of Brazil: J. M. Bolsonaro
  • President of Cameroon: Paul Biya
  • President of Indonesia: Joko Widodo
  • Guinea-Bissau‘s president: Umaro Cissoko Embalo
  • New Prime Minister of Mauritius: Pravind Jugnauth
  • New President of Mauritius: Prithvirajsing Roopun
  • Newly appointed Prime Minister of Iraq: Mohammed Allawi
  • Re-elected president of Togo: Faure Gnassingbe
  • Who is the new prime minister of Finland?  – Sanna Marin
  • Who was appointed as the prime minister of Ukraine? -Denys Shmygal
  • Who became the president of Croatia? -Former PM Zoran Milanovic
  • Who was recently re-elected as the president of UAE? -Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • Who has been recently elected as the President of Sri-Lanka?-Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Heads of various Organizations:

  • Chairman of SEBI: Ajay Tyagi
  • The new chairman of Global Board of directors: Vijay Advani (appointed by US-India Business Council)
  • Chairman & MD of Air India: Rajiv Bansal
  • Newly appointed chairman of PFRDA (Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority): Supratim Bandyopadhyay
  • The new president of the ICAI (Institute of Charted Accountants): Atul Kumar Gupta
  • Chairman of New Space India Ltd. (NSIL): G Narayanan
  • The new chairman of BCCI’s selection committee: Sunil Joshi
  • BCCI President: Sourav Ganguly
  • Newly appointed chairman & managing director of
  • NHPC (National Hydroelectric Power Corporation): Abhay Kumar Singh
  • The new president and CEO of NOKIA: Pekka Landmark
  • Newly appointed chairman & managing director of Air India: Rajiv Bansal
  • President of FICCI: Sangita Reddy
  • Assocham president: Niranjan Hiranandani
  • The current president of UN General Assembly – Tijjani MuhammadBande
  • Director-General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF): Anand Prakash Maheshwari
  • Chairman of CBDT (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs): M. Ajit Kumar
  • New MD & CEO of CIBIL (Credit Information Bureau of India Limited): Rajesh Kumar
  • New CMD of NHPC (National Hydroelectric Power Corporation): Abhay Kumar Singh
  • Chairman of Railway Board: V K Yadav
  • New Chairman of FEMBoSA (The Forum of the Election Management Bodies of South Asia ) for 2020: Sunil Arora
  • The new director-general of IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency): Rafael Mariano
  • Who is the first Indian-origin man, recently appointed as the Finance Minister of the UK? -Rishi Sunak
  • Who becomes the 1st woman DIG (Deputy Inspector General) of the Indian Coast Guard? -Nupur Kul Shrestha.

Awards and Honours: 

In the past 3 months, the persons who won awards and honors in various fields are listed below.

  • Name the world’s oldest man who recently died in Japan at the age of 113 years old? -Masazo Nonaka
  • Best Actor Award in the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020: Hrithik Roshan
  • Costa Children’s Award 2019: Jasbinder Bilan
  • Vyas Samman award 2019: Nasira Sharma
  • Laureus World Sportsman of the year award winner: Lionel Messi
  • SERB Women Excellence Award-2020: Dr. Niti Kumar
  • Name the actor who was honored by the World Book of Records, London? -Manoj Kumar
  • Swami Vivekananda Karma yogi Award 2020: Jadav Payeng
  • Who won the ‘Nobel Prize in Literature 2019’: Peter Handke
  • Winner of Nobel Peace Prize 2019: Abiy Ahmed Ali
  • Nobel Prize 2019 in Economics: Abhijit Banerjee
  • Sakharov Prize winner 2019: Ilham Tohti
  • Kishore Kumar Samman Award 2018: Waheeda Rehman
  • Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the Golden Jubilee of International Film
  • Festival of India – Isabelle Hupert
  • Infosys Prize 2019 in the Engineering and Computer Science category- Sunita Sarawagi.
  • Global Child Prodigy Award 2020: Sucheta Satish (Indian girl)
  • Miss Teen International 2019: Aayushi Dholakia
  • India Cyber Cop of the Year 2019 award: CBI officer B. P. Raju
  • CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2019:  K. Srikanth & Anjum Chopra
  • MS Swami Nathan Award for the period 2017-2019: V Praveen Rao
  • BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year Award for 2019: P V Sindhu
  • Global Goalkeeper Award: Mr. Narendra Modi
  • Asia Environmental Enforcement Award 2019: Prakash Javadekar
  • Changemaker Award: Payal Jangir
  • Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2019: David Attenborough
  • Who won BRICS-Young Innovator Prize for inventing milk chilling unit? -Ravi Prakash
  • Who has been honored with Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2019? -David Attenborough
  • Who won the ‘Sahitya Academy Award’ in 2020? -Shashi Tharoor
  • Who was conferred with Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee Award 2020 for politics? -Sarbananda Sonowal
  • Who won DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019? -Amitabha Bagchi
  • Who has been crowned Miss Universe for the year 2019? -Zozibini Tunzi (South Africa).

Famous Persons in News

  • Who topped the list of ‘Top global thinkers 2019 list of foreign policy’? -Mukesh Ambani
  • Name the person who has been honored with the ‘Australia’s highest civilian honor -‘Order of Australia”?-Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
  • Who has been conferred with the prestigious French honor ‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’? -Sanjana Kapoor
  • Which Indian recently reached the ’50 million followers’ on Instagram? -Virat Kohli
  • Name the most searched women on google that Google has shared on the occasion of International Women’s day in 2020
  1. Music: Taylor Swift
  2. Sports: Serena Williams.
  3. Comedy: Awkwafina.
  4. Novelists: Toni Morrison.
  • Which country’s president visited India as the chief guest for this year’s republic day celebrations?
  • Brazil’s president ‘J. M. Bolsonaro’
  • Most Famous Teenager of the Decade: Malala Yousef Joy
  • Who was named as ‘India’s most powerful women in media’?-Kallie Puri
  • Who becomes Oscars’ first female orchestra conductor at the Oscars guest-segment? -Eimear Noone
  • Who became the first Indian to receive a premium residency in Saudi Arabia? -M A Yusuf, Chairman of the Lulu Group
  • Icon of Golden Jubilee of IFFI (International Film Festival of India): Rajinikanth
  • Who topped the list of top 10 richest people in the world 2020? -Jeff Bezos (Amazon CEO)


  • Which Indian batsman has recently set a record of playing the 100th T20 International match? -Rohit Sharma
  • Who won the ‘Dubai Tennis Championship 2020’? -Novak Djokovic
  • Best male international cricketer award of BCCI: Jasprit Bumrah
  • First woman parade adjutant for the republic day parade in India: Tania Shergill
  • Who was named as ‘Chef de Mission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’? Birendra Prasad Baishya
  • Australian Open Tennis Tournament 2020
  1. Men’s Singles: N Djokovic
  2. Women’s Single’s Title: Sofia Kenin
  3. Men’s Doubles: Salisbury, R.Ram
  4. Women’s Doubles: K Mladenovic, T Babos
  • Who won the ‘Cairns Cup Chess tournament 2020’? -Koneru Humpy
  • President  of IWF (Indian Weightlifting Federation): Birendra Prasad Baishya
  • Winner of ‘Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy 2019’ – Ben Stokes
  • Captain of ICC’s ODI & Test Teams of the year 2019: Virat Kohli
  • Tata steel masters chess tournament title winner: Fabiano Caruana

Obituaries 2020

    • Name the person who ruled Egypt for 30 years and died recently? -Mohammed Hosni Mubarak
    • Name the veteran social activist and feminist, the writer died recently. -Vidya Bal
    • Name the Veteran Malayali journalist and former Rajya Sabha member who passed away? -Patil Puttappa
    • Centenarian freedom fighter and Vedic scholar:   Sudhakar Krishna Rao,
    • Former FICCI president passed away: V L Dutt
    • Larry Tesler who has passed away was a computer scientist. he finds the cut, copy and paste commands
    • Name the popular mathematician from Bihar died recently? -Vashishtha Narayan Singh
    • Veteran Bengali actor: Santu Mukhopadhyay
    • Brand ambassador of IDFC FIRST Bank: Amitabh Bachchan
    • The former Arjun awardee ‘Sunita Chandra’ died recently. She belongs to which field? -Women’s hockey

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