Daily Current Affairs for all Defence Exams | 24 June 2021 | MKC

Jamsetji Tata tops inaugural list of Top Philanthropists of the Century

EdelGive Hurun released the Philanthropists of the Century list in which Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, Indian pioneer industrialist and founder of the Tata Group, has topped the in this list.  EdelGive Hurun ranks the world’s 50 most generous individuals in the last century. As per the report, the total donations made by Jamsetji Tata is estimated at US$102.4 billion. He is the only Indian among the top 10 list.

The only other Indian in the list of 50 global philanthropists is Azim Premji, former chairman of Wipro. He is ranked at 12th position. Bill Gates & Melinda French Gates ranked second with donations worth $74.6 billion. They are followed by Henry Wellcome ($56.7 billion), Howard Hughes ($38.6 billion), and Warren Buffett ($37.4 billion) respectively. The top 50 most generous individuals belongs to five countries- the US with 38, followed by UK (5), China (3), India (2), Portugal (1) and Switzerland (1). The total donations from these philanthropists amounted to USD 832 billion.

New Zealand crowned first ICC World Test Championship

New Zealand win the first ICC World Test Championship after defeating India by eight wickets.  New Zealand chased down the target of 139 which was given by Indian team. Due to rain factor the match saw 6 days play in place of the regular 5 days due to the rain factor. 

 “Player of the match”- Kyle Jamieson (NZ)

  “Player of the series” – Kane Williamson (NZ)

Rani Rampal, Manpreet Singh named captains of Indian hockey teams

In male and female category Manpreet Singh & Rani Rampal was named captain of the 16-member Olympic-bound Indian men’s & female’s hockey team at next month’s Tokyo Olympics and Birendra Lakra and Harmanpreet Singh, were named vice-captains.

Hockey India Founded – 2009

Headquarters – New Delhi

President – Gyanendro Nigombam

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