Current affairs Persons December 2009

  • Eminent Marathi and English literature, poet and filmmaker Dilip Chitre died. His well-known works include "Ekun Kavita", a collection of poems in Marathi, and "Travelling in the Cage" in English. Chitre's renowned work was "Says Tuka", the English translation of the poems by famous 17th century saint-poet of Maharashtra Sant Tukaram, and "Anubhavamrut", the works of the 12th century saint-poet Sant Dnyaneshwar.
    Traian Basescu has won the elections with a margin of less than 1% to become the President of Rumania for the second time.
  • Nitin Gadkari was elected as the President of BJP. He was the president of Maharashtra BJP.
  • Kenyan born green campaigner and Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai has been selected the UN peace messenger for climate change.
  • Time Magazine picked Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as Person of the Year for 2009. He was selected for his work to improve US Economy after economic crisis.
  • UGC Chairman, Sukhdev Thorat has been appointed as the chairman of Indian Economic Association.
  • Kannada actor Vishnuvardan died of heart arrest. He acted in 200 films.
  • Well-known Kannada composer-singer C. Aswath died after a prolonged illness.
  • Kalyani Kaul, a prominent barrister of Indian-origin, has been appointed as Recorder by Queen Elizabeth.
  • Reena Kaushal became first Indian woman who skied to South Pole. She travelled 900km for 40 days along with 8 women from different countries.
  • C Ramakanth Reddy took over as Election Commissioner of Andhra Pradesh. He retired from the post of Chief Secretary. S V Prasad was appointed as the Chief Secretary in place of him.


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