August 2009 persons current affairs

  • The Medal of Freedom Awardee Edward Kennedy, brother of John F Kennedy died at the age of 75.
  • Hind Samachar Group Editor in chief, Vijaykumar Chopra was appointed as the Board Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI).
  • Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma was elected as the Chancellor of UK’s Queen’s University Belfast.
  • VijayKumar Saraswat is the new chief of Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
  • Sonia Gandhi was ranked the 13th most influential women in the world by Forbes magazine. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was ranked 1st. Sheela Beyer, America Federal Deposit Insurance Chairperson was ranked 2nd. Pepsi Co CEO, Indra Nooyi -3rd , ICICI bank CEO Chanda Kochar – 20th and Biocon chairman, Kiran Mozumdar Shah – 91st.
  • Jaswant Singh has released his controversial book ‘Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence’.
  • The 13 Militant groups association, Therik-e-taliban announced Hakimullah Mehsud as the new Pak Taliban Chief.
  • A postal stamp, in commemoration of Pingali Venkaiah, designer of the Indian Tricolor, was released by the CM of AP.
  • Guitar legend Les Paul has died at 94. He invented the solid-body electric guitar.
  • Rangarajan Was reappointed Economic advisor to PM.

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