Current Affairs 20 Mar 2015

Air Marshal Sohail Aman - appointed as Chief of Pakistan Air Force

  • Prior to this appointment as Chief of Pakistan Air Force, he was helping as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Operations) at Air Headquarters, Islamabad. For his meritorious and exceptionally dedicated services, he was awarded with Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz and Hilal-i-Imtiaz.

Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan - appointed as President of Britain’s Royal Society 

  • The Indo-American scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan was honoured with the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2009 with Ada Yonath and Tom Steitz.
  • He was awarded a knighthood in 2012.
  • He studied how genetic information is translated by the ribosome to make proteins and the action of antibiotics on this process.
  • He was voted as a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina (the German Science Academy), Fellow of the Royal Society in 2003 and a Foreign Member of the Indian National Science Academy.
  • The Royal Society, founded in 1660 is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists. Since establishment, the Society has seen 60 Presidents and some of them included Ernest Rutherford, Samuel Pepys, Joseph Banks, Humphry Davy, Isaac Newton and Christopher Wren.

Ramachandran - appointed as vice-chair of International Relations Commission of ANOC 

  •  Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President N Ramachandran was appointed as a vice-chair of the International Relations Commission of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).
  • The decision of appointment of Ramachandran as a member of ANOC was announced by ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah. Ramachandran will be the only Indian on the 14-member Commission, which consists of 205 National Olympic Committees recognised by the International Olympic Committee. It was established in 1979 and has its headquarters in Lausanne in Switzerland.

first Indian Captain to register 100 ODI wins - Mahenra Singh Dhoni