September 2009 persons Current affairs

  • Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug, the father of the "Green Revolution" who is widely credited with saving millions of lives by breeding wheat, rice and other crops that brought agricultural self-sufficiency to developing countries around the world, died in Texas. He was also conferred with Padmavibushan by India.
  • Former BCCI chairman Raj Singh Dungarpur died in Mumbai.
  • Jack Kramer, a tennis champion in the 1940’s and 50’s died in Las Angeles.
  • Retired IAS officer JM Girglani passed away. He was the chairman of the One-Man Commission on Six Point Formula. Girglani was instrumental in implementation of the popular GO 610 pertaining to repatriation of non-locals to their native zones.
  • Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General P. K. Bhardwaj will be the new Vice-Chief of Army Staff.
  • General Deepak Kapoor, took over as the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee from outgoing Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta.
  • Vice Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma took over as the new Navy Chief.

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