India: General Knowledge-Who is Who(2020-Updated)

India General Knowledge Who is who
India General Knowledge Who is who

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India who is who? General Knowledge

PresidentShri Ram Nath Kovind

Vice President – Shri Venkaiah Naidu

Prime Minister – Shri Narendra Modi

List of Cabinet Ministers in India

Prime MinisterMinistry
Shri Narendra ModiPrime Minister and also in-charge of :
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Space; and All important policy issues; and All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister


1Shri Amit ShahMinistry of Home Affairs
2Dr. Subrahmanyam JaishankarMinistry of External Affairs
3Shri Rajnath SinghMinistry of Defence
4Sri Nitin Jairam GadkariMinistry of Road Transport and Highways
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
5Shri D.V. Sadananda GowdaMinistry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
6Smt. Nirmala SitharamanMinistry of Finance
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
7Shri Narendra Singh TomarMinistry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Ministry of Rural Development
Ministry of Panchayati Raj
8Shri Ramvilas PaswanMinistry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution
9Shri Ravi Shankar PrasadMinistry of Law and Justice
Ministry of Communications
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
10Smt. Harsimrat Kaur BadalMinistry of Food Processing Industries
11Shri Thaawar Chand GehlotMinistry of Social Justice and Empowerment
12Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank”Ministry of Human Resource Development
13Shri Arjun MundaMinistry of Tribal Affairs
14Smt. Smriti Zubin IraniMinistry of Women and Child Development
Ministry of Textiles
15Dr. Harsh VardhanMinistry of Health and Family Welfare
Ministry of Science and Technology
Ministry of Earth Sciences
16Shri Dharmendra PradhanMinistry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Ministry of Steel
17Shri Mukhtar Abbas NaqviMinistry of Minority Affairs
18Shri Prakash JavadekarMinistry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
19Shri Giriraj SinghMinistry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries
20Shri Arvind Ganpat SawantMinistry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
21Dr. Mahendra Nath PandeyMinistry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
22Shri Pralhad JoshiMinistry of Parliamentary Affairs
Ministry of Coal
Ministry of Mines
23Shri Gajendra Singh ShekhawatMinistry of Jal Shakti

MINISTERS OF STATE(Independent Charge)

1Shri Santosh Kumar GangwarMinistry of Labour and Employment
2Shri Kiren RijijuMinistry of Youth Affairs and Sports
3Dr. Jitendra SinghMinistry of Development of North Eastern Region
4Shri Shripad Yesso NaikMinistry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)
5Shri Prahalad Singh PatelMinistry of Culture
Ministry of Tourism
6Shri Rao Inderjit SinghMinistry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
Ministry of Planning
7Shri Raj Kumar SinghMinistry of Power
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
8Shri Hardeep Singh PuriMinistry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Ministry of Civil Aviation
9Shri Mansukh L. MandaviyaMinistry of Chemicals and fertilizers


1Shri Shripad Yesso NaikMinistry of Defence
2Dr. Jitendra SinghPrime Minister’s Office
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Atomic Energy
Department of Space
3Shri Kiren RijijuMinistry of Minority Affairs
4Shri Raj Kumar SinghMinistry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
5Shri Hardeep Singh PuriMinistry of Commerce and Industry
6Shri Mansukh L. MandaviyaMinistry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
7Shri Faggansingh KulasteMinistry of Steel
8Shri Ashwini Kumar ChoubeyMinistry of Health and Family Welfare
9Shri Arjun Ram MeghwalMinistry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
10General (Retd.) V.K. SinghMinistry of Road Transport and Highways
11Shri Krishan PalMinistry of Social Justice and Empowerment
12Shri Danve Raosaheb DadaraoMinistry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution
13Shri G. Kishan ReddyMinistry of Home Affairs
14Shri Parshottam RupalaMinistry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
15Shri Ramdas AthawaleMinistry of Social Justice and Empowerment
16Sadhvi Niranjan JyotiMinistry of Rural Development
17Shri Babul SupriyoMinistry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
18Shri Sanjeev Kumar BalyanMinistry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries
19Shri Anurag Singh ThakurMinistry of Finance
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
20Shri Dhotre Sanjay ShamraoMinistry of Human Resource Development
Ministry of Communications
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
21Shri Angadi Suresh ChannabasappaMinistry of Railways
22Shri Rattan Lal KatariaMinistry of Jal Shakti
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
23Shri Nityanand RaiMinistry of Home Affairs
24Smt. Renuka Singh SarutaMinistry of Tribal Affairs
25Shri V. MuraleedharanMinistry of External Affairs
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
26Shri Som ParkashMinistry of Commerce and Industry
27Shri Pratap Chandra SarangiMinistry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries
28Shri Rameswar TeliMinistry of Food Processing Industries
29Shri Kailash ChoudharyMinistry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
30Sushri Debasree ChaudhuriMinistry of Women and Child Development

Heads of Organizations & Important Position Holders in India

Chief Justice of IndiaSharad Arvind Bobde
Speaker of the Lok SabhaOm Birla
Attorney General of IndiaK. K. Venugopal
Comptroller and Auditor General of IndiaGirish Chandra Murmu
Chief Election CommissionerSunil Arora
Chairman of Union Public Service CommissionArvind Saxena
National Security AdviserAjit Doval
Solicitor General of IndiaTushar Mehta
Chief Economic AdviserKrishnamurthy Subramanian
Cabinet Secretary of IndiaRajiv Gauba
Foreign SecretaryHarsh Vardhan Shringla
Principal Secretary to the Prime MinisterPramod Kumar Misra
Home SecretaryAjay Kumar Bhalla
Defence SecretaryAjay Kumar
Finance SecretaryAjay Bhushan Pandey
Principal Scientific AdviserK. VijayRaghavan
Secretary-General of the Lok SabhaSnehlata Shrivastava
Secretary-General of the Rajya SabhaDesh Deepak Verma
Chairman, Railway BoardVinod Kumar Yadav
Chairman of National Human Rights Commission of India(NHRC)H. L. Dattu
Chairman of National Commission for MinoritiesSyed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi
Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled CastesRam Shankar Katheria
Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled TribesNand Kumar Sai
Chairman of National Commission for Backward ClassesBhagwan Lal Sahni
Chairman of National Commission for WomenRekha Sharma
Chairman of Central Administrative TribunalJustice Permod Kohli
Chairman of Central Vigilance CommissionSanjay Kothari
Chairman of Central Information CommissionBimal Julka
Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of IndiaK. N. Vyas
Chairman of Department of SpaceK Sivan
Chairman of University Grants CommissionD. P. Singh
Chairman of Central Water CommissionNarendra Kumar
Director of Space Applications CentreD. K. Das
Chairman of National Forest CommissionB. N. Kirpal
Chairman of Competition Commission of IndiaAshok Kumar Gupta

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Heads of Financial Bodies in India

Chairman of 15th Finance Commission of IndiaN. K. Singh
Governor of Reserve Bank of IndiaShaktikanta Das
Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI)Ajay Tyagi, IAS
Chairman of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India(IRDAI)Subhash Chandra Khuntia
Chairman of 7th Central Pay Commission(2017)Ashok Kumar Mathur
Chairman of Small Industries Development Bank of India(SIDBI)Muhammad Mustafa
Chairman and Managing Director of Export-Import Bank of India(EXIM)Yaduvendra Mathur
CEO and Managing Director of National Housing Bank(NHB)Sriram Kalyanaraman
Chairman of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD)Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
CEO and Managing Director of Industrial Finance Corporation of India(IFCI)Emandi Sankara Rao
Chairman of National Stock Exchange(NSE)Girish Chandra Chaturvedi
Chairman of Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE)Sethuratnam Ravi
Chairperson of State Bank of India(SBI)Rajnish Kumar
Chairman of Industrial Development Bank of India(IDBI)Mahesh Kumar Jain
Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of IndiaM.R.Kumar
President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry(FICCI)Pankaj Patel
Chairman of Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority(PFRDA)Hemant G. Contractor
President, Confederation of Indian IndustryRakesh Bharti Mittal
President, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India(ASSOCHAM)Sandeep Jajodia
Chairman, National Statistical Commission(NSC)Radha Binod Barman
Director-General, Archaeological Survey of IndiaRakesh Tewari
Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI)Ram Sevak Sharma
Director, Enforcement DirectorateKarnal Singh
CMD, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation(ONGC)Shashi Shanker
Chairman & MD, Gas Authority of India Limited(GAIL)B. C. Tripathi
Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Limited(IOCL)Sanjiv Singh
Chairman & MD, Oil India LimitedUtpal Bora
Chairperson, Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE)Anita Karwal

Defence & Security

Chief of Defence StaffGeneral Bipin Rawat
Chief of the Army StaffGeneral Manoj Mukund Naravane
Chief of the Air StaffAir Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
Chief of the Naval StaffAdmiral Karambir Singh
Chief of Integrated Defence StaffVice Admiral R. Hari Kumar
Director General, Military IntelligenceLieutenant General K. G. Krishna
Director, Intelligence BureauArvind Kumar, IPS
Secretary, Research and Analysis WingSamant Goel, IPS
Director, Central Bureau of InvestigationRishi Kumar Shukla, IPS
Director General, Border Security ForceVivek Johri, IPS
Director General, Central Reserve Police ForceRajiv Rai Bhatnagar, IPS
Director General, Central Industrial Security ForceRajesh Ranjan, IPS
Director General, Indo-Tibetan Border PoliceR. K. Pachnanda, IPS
Director General, Sashastra Seema BalS. S. Deswal, IPS
Director General, National Security GuardSudeep Lakhtakia, IPS
Director General, National Investigation AgencyY.C. Modi, IPS
Director General, National Disaster Response ForceSanjay Kumar, IPS

Source: Wikipedia


First Governor-General of IndiaWilliam Bentinck
First and last Indian Governor-General of Free IndiaC. Rajagopalachari
First Commander-in-chief of Free IndiaKM. Kariappa
First Indian to go in SpaceRakesh Sharma
First Field Marshal of IndiaGeneral SHFJ Menakshaw
First Indian to climb the Mount Everest without OxygenSherpa Ang Dorje
First Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission(NHRC)Rangnath Mishra
First Indian to become the Managing Director of World Bank(WB)Gautam Kaji
First Indian to get Nobel Prize in LiteratureRabindranath Tagore
First Indian to get Nobel Prize in PhysicsSir CV Raman
First Indian to get Nobel Prize in EconomicsAmartya Sen
First Indian to get Nobel Prize in Medicines (Physiology)Dr. Har Govind Khorana
First Indian to get Bharat RatnaDr S. Radhakrishnan,
C. Rajgopalachari
Dr CV. Raman (1954)
First Person to be Honoured with the Jnanpith AwardG Sankara Kurup (Malayalam)
First Person to get Bharat Ratna (Posthumously)Lal Bahadur Shastri
First Cricketer to get Padma Bhushan CK Naidu
First Indian to get through ICS Satyendra Nath Tagore (1869)
First Indian to swim across the English Channel Mihir Sen (1958)
First Judge of the International Court of Justice Dr. Nagendra Singh
First Chief of Defence Staff
Bipin Rawat


First Indian Female Chairperson of Indian National
Sarojini Naidu
First Woman to climb the EverestBachendri Pal
First Woman Cabinet MinisterRajkumari Amrit Kaur
First Woman Chairman of the UN General AssemblyVijaya Lakshmi Pandit
First Woman President of IndiaPratibha Devi Singh Patil
First Woman Speaker of Lok SabhaMeira Kumar(2009)
First Woman Deputy Chairman of Rajya SabhaMargaret Alva (1962)
First Woman Prime Minister of IndiaIndra Gandhi
First Woman to reach AntarcticaMeher Moos
First Woman IAS OfficerAnna Rajam George(1950)
First Female Chief JusticeLeela Seth (1991)
First Woman to win the Jnanpith AwardAsha Poorna Devi (1976)
First Woman to get the Bharat RatnaIndra Gandhi
First Female Nobel Prize WinnerMother Teresa(1979)
First Woman to complete Century in World Cup CricketThirush Kamini
First to win Silver in Olympics (Badminton)PV Sindhu
First Indian Woman to become a member of the International Olympic CommitteeNita Ambani
First to win Bronze in Olympics (Wrestler)Sakshi Malik
First Indian Woman Fighter Pilot to fly a fighter jetAvani Chaturvedi (2018)
First Indian Naval Woman PilotShubhangi Swaroop (2018)

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