Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 November 2019
Mahinda Rajapaksa has been named as new Sri Lanka PM by current President and his younger brother Gotabaya Rajapksa.
Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as new PM of Sri Lanka: All you need to know
Sri Lanka’s former President, Mahinda Rajapaksa was named as the new Prime Minister of the nation by current President and his younger brother Gotabaya Rajapksa on November 20. Mahinda Rajapaksa previously served as the President of Sri Lanka for two terms, becoming South Asia’s longest-serving leader.
IFFI 2019: Rajinikanth conferred 'Icon of Golden Jubilee' award
Legendary actor Rajinikanth has been awarded the special icon award at the 50th International Film Festival of India. The award aims to recognize his decades-worth of contribution to Indian cinema. French actress, Isabelle Hupert also received a special honour in form of the lifetime achievement award at the Golden Jubilee of IFFI.
Manu Bhaker breaks junior world record, wins India’s first gold at 2019 ISSF World Cup
Manu Bhaker won India’s first gold at the ISS World Cup 2019 in women’s 10m Air Pistol event. She also became the second Indian to win gold in the 10m Air Pistol event at the ISS World Cup. With the feat, Manu Bhaker has booked her seat at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year 2019 list: Satya Nadella grabs top spot
Satya Nadella has topped Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year 2019. Overall, three Indian-origin people feature on the prestigious list including Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Master Card CEO Ajay Banga and Arista head Jayashree Ullal. While Nadella is ranked at the top, Ajay Banga is placed at the 8th position and Jayashree Ullal is ranked at the 18th position.
TRS MLA Ramesh Chennamaneni’s Indian citizenship revoked by MHA
The Union Home Ministry has revoked the Indian citizenship of TRS MLA Ramesh Chennamaneni for hiding facts regarding his foreign trips from the Indian government. The MLA allegedly acquired German citizenship secretly. The MLA has no past criminal records.
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