Famous Personalities:Current Affairs 2016

Below is the list and details of Famous personalities important for RAS/RTS Prelims Exam 2016.

Sarovar Kumar

  • First Smart City CEO
  • elected by Central Government on 27th April 2016

Pritam Singh

  • selected as public accounts committee chairman of Rajasthan vidhan sabha

Justice Ajay Rastogi

  • 16 April 2016 was elected as caretaker chief justice of Rajasthan High Court

Tanushri Pathak

  • belongs to Bikaner and
  • selected as first assistant commander in Border Security Force BSF

Syed Abu Bakr Naqvi

  • selected as Rajasthan wakf board chairman on 20th March 2016

Ashok Sekhar

  • selected as Rajasthan Rajya Mandal Ajmer chairman

Ashwini Bhagat

  • elected as Jaipur metro rail Corporation Limited Chairman and director

Om Prakash Meena

  • head of Rajasthan housing board

Younis Khan

  • transport minister of Rajasthan
  • has been selected as the head of group of ministers to study the transport and Road security suggestions and development possibilities

Pragati Kharadi

  • selected as Head of scheduled tribe Commission on 24th January 2016

Justice Anoop Chand Goyal

  • selected as state economic backward group formation Commission

Manan Chaturvedi

  • selected as head of state child rites rites protection board

Gulabo Sapera

  • was awarded padam Shree for his great contribution for folk dances

dabanga prakashchandra Surana

  • was awarded padam Shree for folk music

Ashok parnami

  • was re-elected as State president of Bharatiya Janata Party

Suresh Choudhary

  • was elected as Chief Information Commissioner of Rajasthan

Dinesh Upadhyay

  • elected as treasurer of Indian Paralympic Committee

Justice Nisha Gupta

  • Elected as state consumer protection  Commission


  • elected as state scheduled caste Commission

Suman Sharma

  • elected as state women Commission

Gopal Prajwal

  • elected as president of state cleanliness Commission


Rajiv Mehrishi ( senior IAS officer ,Rajasthan cadre)

  •         On 31 august 2015 was appointed as Union Home Secretary .
  •         Senior IAS officer Rajiv Mehrishi replaced L.C. Goyal (an IAS officer of 1979 batch of Kerala)  .
  •         Mehrishi will occupy the post for two years with effect from 31 August 2015.He was due to retire on the    day of appointment.
  •         he is the third Home Secretary of the present NDA government .

Lalit K Panwar( Senior IAS officer)

  •     Senior IAS officer Lalit K Panwar was  appointed as the Chairman of Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC).
  • there are one chairman and seven other member in RPSC  ,work period is till age of 62 or 6 year .
  1. Jagdish Prasad Singhal
  •   DR. Jagdish Prasad Singhal  appointed a new vice-chancellor for Rajasthan University  on 1 august 2015 .
  1. Jyoti Kiran
  • rajasthan constitute the Fifth State of the State Finance Commission. Dr. Jyoti Kiran will chair the Commission and retired IAS Shri S.C. Derashri will be the full-time Member Secretary. Chairperson of the State Finance Commission Dr. Jyoti Kiran has a good knowledge of economic affairs and she is a doctorate in Economics subject.
  • The Chairperson will be given status of the Minister of State.

Commission                year           Chairperson

1st                         1995- 2000        K K Goyal

2nd                       2000-2005        Hira Lal Devpura

3rd                         2005-2010        manik chand surana

4th                        2010-2015         DR. Bulaki Das Kalla

Om Mathur

  • Om Mathur  appointed as vice president of BJP in rajesthan.
  • in present Om Mathur  is a officer in charge in UP.

Dadi Janki and  S.Hafiz Rahman

  • International organisation Prajapita Brahma Kumari Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya’s chief 100-year-old Rajyogini Dadi Janki and  S.Hafiz Rahman Chisht has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Rajasthan by the Urban Development Ministry.

Sudhir Bhargava

  • The Central Government has appointed former Social Justice and Empowerment Secretary Sudhir Bhargava as the Information Commissioner.
  • 1979 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre will have a tenure of over four years.
  • Prior to this, Bhargava was working as Special Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and had also served as a Government Director at the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited.

Rajhans Upadhyaya

  • Rajhans Upadhyay IAS officer Rajasthan 1981 batch who is presently posted as CMD, Rural Non Farm Sector Agency, Rajasthan, Jaipur Rajasthan Government   has been appointed as Chairman, Rajasthan Civil Service Appellate Tribunal, Jaipur .

pradhuman singh

  • pradhuman singh appointed as chairperson of  Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on 20 april 2015 .

Ram khiladi meena ias

  • Rajasthan Govt appoints Shri Ram Khiladi Meena as Chairman of Rajasthan  Subordinate and Ministerial Services Selection Board Jaipur.

DrP.L Agarwal

  • Former IAS officer P L Agrawal took oath as the State Information Commissioner .
  • Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh administered the oath to DrP.L Agrawal .

CS Rajan

  • State government  appointed CS Rajan as the new chief secretary of Rajasthan.
  • Rajan a 1978 batch IAS officer will replace Rajiv Mehrishi who has joined ministry of finance as economic affairs secretary.

Pro. BL Choudhary

  • Pro. BL Choudharyappointed as RBSE president.

Kalyan Singh

  • Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh was on Thursday sworn-in as the 20th Governor of Rajasthan.
  • Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Sunil Ambwani administered the oath to Mr. Singh.
  • 1st governer of rajasthan –  Gurmukh Nihal Singh

Mr. Subhash Chandra Garg

  • Senior IAS officer Subhash Chandra Garg was today appointed as Executive Director in World Bank.
  • Garg, a 1983-batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre.

Jaswant Singh Bishnoi

  •  Jaswant Singh Bishnoi appointed  as chairman of  Central Wool Development Board on 25 august 2014.
  • Jaswant Singh Bishnoi treated as state minister.
  • head office of Central Wool Development Board at jodhpur .

DrGovind Sharma

  • DrGovind Sharma  appointed as state Chief Electoral Officer.

m.l.a Diya Kumari 

  • MLA Diya Kumari  become the brand ambassador of Beti Bachao  Beti Padhao Abhiyaan in Rajasthan.

Neelima Johari

  • Neelima Johari is appointed as chairperson, Revenue Board, Ajmer.

Laksmi Kumar churdawat

  • Rajasthani writter and padamshri awardee(1984), died
  • From purda to the people is her biography written by fransis traft

Four MLA’s ellected as MP in 2014

  1. om birdla- kota
  2. Sanwar lal jat- ajmer
  3. Bahadur singh koli-bharatpur
  4. santosh ahlavat-jhunjhunu

Biri Singh Sinsinwar:-

  • First rajasthani to be elected as charirman of bar council of india (BCI)

Rajasthan Rajyasabha MP’s

  • three new MP’s ellected, all from BJP which are:-
  1. vijay goyal
  2. ram narayan dudi
  3. narayan lal panchariya
  • at present there are 10 rajyasabha mps of rajasthan

Ashok parnami

  • new State BJP president

Rameshwar dudi

  • leader of opposition of 14th legislative assembly

Dr Sam Pitroda

  • Vice chancellor or Rajasthan central university (Ajmer)
  • He is Ex special advisor to PM

 Sachin pilot

  • new state congress president

Narpatmal Lodha

  • has been appointed the new Advocate General of Rajasthan.

janga shri nivasan rai

  • police commisioner of jaipur

Vasundhra Raje Sindhiya

  • 13th CM(24th in series) of 14th legislative assembly
  • She took oath of cm second time(1st 2003 to 8th)
  • took oath on 13th dec 2013
  • result:- BJP-163, Congress-21,RJP-4, BSP-3, JAMINDAR PARTY-2, 7 Independent
  • total 27 female candidates won(in 13th 29)

14th LA election

  • vote percent- 75.67%   ( highest jaisalmer-86.15%)( lowest pali 66.81%)
  • higest voters rotwarda
  • lowwest votters baserdi
  • biggest victory-from sanganer by GHANSHYAM TIWARI
  • Clossest victory- naveen pilaniya (329 votes)

Ram lubhaya- State Election Commissioner

Govind Sharma – Chief Election Officier


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