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Person in NEWS Current Affairs May 3rd Week 2019

 1. Former SC Justice MB Lokur appointed to Supreme Court of Fiji for three years

 
Former Supreme Court judge, Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur has been appointed to Supreme Court of Fiji’s non-resident panel for 3 years. 
He was invited by the Chief Justice of Fiji and received the appointment letter on December 31, 2018. Over the years, Fiji has also invited judges from other countries like Singapore, South Africa, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia and Sri Lanka.
Every year, the Supreme Court of Fiji conducts three sessions and Justice MB Lokur will be a part of August session which will begin on August 15 and conclude on August 30, 2019.
Justice MB Lokur is a Honours graduate from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He enrolled as an advocate in July, 1977 and practised in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court.
He joined the Supreme Court in the year 1981 and was promoted as Senior Advocate in 1997. 
He served as the Additional Solicitor General in 1998 and as the Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court in the year 1999, February. Later, he was appointed as the permanent judge in 1999.
He has rendered his service to the Indian Law Review (Delhi Series) as the Editor from February 1983.
He has also served as the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court and the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
He was appointed as the judge of Supreme Court on June 4, 2012 and retired from his service on December 31, 2018.
 
2. Telugu actor Rallapalli Venkata Narasimha Rao passed away at the age of 74
 
On 18th May, Veteran Telugu actor Rallapalli Venkata Narasimha Rao passed away at the age of 74 in Hyderabad.
He had also worked as a staff artist in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
He won the prestigious Nandi award for five time in undivided Andhra Pradesh.
He was popularly known for his works: ‘Thoorpu velle Railu’, ‘Srivariki Prema Lekha’ and ‘Rendu Rellu Aaru’.
 
3. Architect of Louvre Pyramid, Leoh Ming Pei passed away
 
Leoh Ming Pei, world famous chinese-american architect who designed Louvre Pyramid, the main entrance to the Louvre Museum which houses the Mona Lisa among other historical works of art passed away at the age of 102 in New York. 
He was born in Guangzhou, Republic of China
He is one of the most notable architects of the 20th century.
His Notable Works are:
John F. Kennedy Library,
Boston National Gallery of Art East Building Louvre Pyramid,
Paris Bank of China Tower,
Hong Kong Museum of Islamic Art,
Doha Indiana University Art Museum Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame Miho Museum
He won various awards in the field of architecture, they are:
The Arnold Brunner Award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters(1963)
The Gold Medal for Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1979)
The AIA Gold Medal (1979)
The first Praemium Imperiale for Architecture from the Japan Art Association (1989)
The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
The Edward MacDowell Medal in the Arts (1998)
The Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects (2010).
In he was awarded the Pritzker Prize, sometimes called the Nobel Prize of architecture (1983).
 
4. Nepali Sherpa Kami Rita climbs Mt. Everest for the 23rd time
 
On May 15, 2019, 49 year old Nepali sherpa Kami Rita climbed Mt. Everest for the 23rd time and broke his own record for most summits on Mt. Everest. He successfully climbed the mountain from the Nepal side.
Rita resides in Thame village of Solukhumbu district.
For the first time, he had scaled the mountain in the year 1994.
In 2017, he became the third person to climb the highest peak for 21 times along with the record held by Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa.
Rita has also climbed other world’s highest peaks including K-2, Cho-Oyu, Manaslu and Lhotse.
 
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Person in NEWS Current Affairs May 3rd Week 2019

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