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April-May 2009

April-May 2009

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EVENTS; APPOINTMENTS; ETC.: APRIL-MAY 2009
APPOINTED; ELECTED; Etc.
Jacob Zuma:
He has been elected as the President of South Africa.
Dr Manmohan Singh:
He has been elected as the Prime Minister of India.
Madhav Kumar Nepal:
Veteran Communist leader and former general-secretaryof CPN-UML, he has been elected as the Prime Minister of Nepal.
Naveen Patnaik:
He has been elected as the Chief Minister of Orissa. His BijuJanata Dal has become the first regional party to come to power on its own inOrissa.
V.S. Sampath:
He has been appointed as the Election Commissioner of India.
Pawan K. Chamling:
He has been elected as Chief Minister of Sikkim.
D.D. Lapang:
He has been elected as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya.
Timothy J. Roemer:
He has been appointed as the US Ambassador to India.
Madhu Kannan:
He has been appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bombay Stock Exchange.
J.S. Sarma:
TDSAT member, he has taken-over as Chairman of the TelecomRegulatory Authority of India (TRAI), succeeding Nripendra Mishra.
 
RESIGNED
Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda:
Prime Minister of Nepal.
Arun Bhatnagar:
Chairman of Prasar Bharti Board.
DIED
Raja Chelliah:
Noted economist who led the first tax reforms as India wasundertaking its economic restructuring in early 90s. He was 86.
Vishnu Prabhakar:
Renowned Hindi litterateur. He was 97. His famous worksinclude
 Awara, Masiha, Pankheen, Jane Anjane, Dhalti Raat, Swapnamayi, Nav Prabhat 
and
Doctor 
, besides
 Ardhanarishwar 
for which he was awarded SahityaAkademi award.
J.G. Ballard:
Renowned British author. His novel
Empire of the Sun
vividlyportrayed his childhood imprisonment in wartime Shanghai and was adapted intoa Hollywood film by Steven Spielberg.
Kamala Das:
Well-
known writer Kamala ‘Suraiya’ Das , who courted controversy
with her unorthodox views. She was 75.
Feroz Khan:
Hindi film actor, who made a place in the hearts of film lovers withhis romantic portrayals. He was 69. He had made his debut in 1960 with
Didi.
 
Baba Bhagat Singh Bilga:
He was the only surviving legendary revolutionary of theGhadar party and one of the most respected revolutionaries of pre- and post-Independence era.
Prakash Mehra:
Legendry Hindi-film producer-director who gave Amitabh
Bachchan his first success with “Zanjeer”. He was 69.
Robert Furchgott:
An American scientist who shared the 1998 Nobel prize for hiswork that led to the development of the anti-impotency drug Viagra. He was 92.
UNION COUNCIL OF MINISTERS
Dr Manmohan Singh:
Prime Minister
Cabinet Ministers:
 
Pranab Mukherjee:
Finance
P. Chidambaram:
Home
A.K. Antony:
Defence
Sharad Pawar:
Agriculture and Food and Civil Supplies
S.M. Krishna:
External Affairs
Mamata Banerjee:
Railways
Virbhadra Singh:
Steel
Vilasrao Deshmukh:
Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

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