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Current Affairs – People in News 2018

Current affairs are an important part of banking exam preparation. For any serious aspirant, they cannot afford to skip any part of the exam and needless to say, the current affairs or general awareness form an important part of the exam preparation. Given that a separate section is dedicated to general awareness and current affairs in the banking and competitive examinations, it’s necessary to be well-prepared. Hence, we at Oliveboard have brought you the ‘People in News in 2018’ which highlights the notable personalities that appeared in the newspapers of in the year 2018 (January until now) to help you with your General Awareness preparation. As part of Current Affairs, it’s necessary to know the details of the people in news (with focus on the events as well as the personalities).

  1. Subhash Chandra Khuntia is appointed as the new Chairman of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)
  2. Pawan Chamling becomes India’s longest-serving Chief Minister with 23 years 4 months and 17 days of continued service
  3. Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra becomes the first woman lawyer to swear in as a Supreme Court Judge.
  4. Professor Balram Bhargava appointed as the Director General (DG) of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
  5. IPS Officer Rajesh Ranjan appointed as the Director General (DG) of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).
  6. Former UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, elected as Chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia. Ban Ki-moon replaces Japan’s Yasuo Fukuda
  7. Labour Secretary M. Sathiyavathy appointed as the member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
  8. Former CBSE Chairman, Vineeth Joshi has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of the National Testing Agency (NTA)
  9. IAS Chandra Bhushan Kumar elected as the Deputy Election Commissioner
  10. JS Rajput elected as India’s representative to United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  11. Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik has been appointed as the additional charge of Odisha until a regular arrangement has been made
  12. Bidya Devi Bhandari, Nepal’s first woman President elected for a second term
  13. Senior Indian-origin Scotland Yard Officer, Neil Basu appointed as Counterterrorism Chief
  14. Pakistan elects the first-ever dalit Hindu woman, Krishna Kumar Kohli as a Senator
  15. Kunwar Bai, the 106-year old woman selected to be the mascot for the ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’ passes away
  16. KP Sharma Oli elected as Nepal’s Prime Minister for the 2nd term
  17. Abhilasha Kumari sworn in as the first Chief Justice of Manipur High Court
  18. Dinesh Srivastav appointed as the Chief Executive of the Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC)
  19. IIS Neelam Kapoor appointed as the Director General (DG) of Sports Authority of India (SAI)
  20. Pioneer of India’s Green Revolution, Gurcharan Singh Kalkat passed away at the age of 92 in Chandigarh
  21. Indian boy, Mehul Garg, sets a new MENSA score record with an IQ score of 162
  22. Senior Scientist, Dr. V. Narayan appointed as the Director of ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre
  23. Scientist S. Somnath appointed as the Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
  24. IAS Om Prakash Rawat appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner
  25. Former Chief Minister Anandiben Patel appointed as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh
  26. Senior IPS Officer Sudeep Lakhtakia appointed as the new Director General of National Security Guard (NSG)
  27. Rocket Scientist K. Sivan appointed as the Chairman of ISRO
  28. Former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) Chief appointed as the Deputy National Security Advisor (NSA to assist Ajit Doval
  29. IFS Vijay Keshav Gokhale appointed by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) as the Foreign Secretary

That is all for the Current Affairs People in News. Make sure to revise this list regularly so that you do not forget the names or their designations.

All the Best!


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