Time Magazine: Person of the Year is Elon Musk
Team Ambitiousbaba and AB are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is “Time Magazine: Person of the Year is Elon Musk”
US based very popular ‘Time magazine’ has announced its person of the year 2021 to Tesla chief and space entrepreneur Elon Musk. He was awarded for his new avatar of the technological shifts but also troubling trends reshaping people’s lives.
Time Magazine and its person of the year award:
TIME is New York based news magazine and news publisher company. It is located in New York City, USA. Time’s Magazine was published first time in New York City on March 3, 1923. It was lead by its influential co-founder, Henry Luce for many years.
Times Group is released a name for every year as a Times person of the year. The first name was released in 1927 to Charles Lindbergh.
Indians on Times Magazine:
Only Mahatma Gandhi won Time’s Person of the year award in 1930.
PM Narendra Modi has won Time Magazine’s Person of the year-Reader’s Poll.
Who is Elon Musk?
Elon Reeve Musk was born on June 28, 1971 and raised in Pretoria, South Africa.He is an entrepreneur and business magnate.
He is the founder, Chief Engineer and Chief Executive Officer at SpaceX.
He is an investor and CEO at Tesla.
Apart from these, He is a founder of The Boring Company, co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI.
Currently, he is the richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of around US$255 billion.
Elon Musk has overtaken Amazon founder Jeff Bezos this year to become the world’s wealthiest person in the world with his Tesla electric car company and beyond our planet with his SpaceX rockets.
About SpaceX and Tesla:
Tesla: It is an electric vehicle manufacturing company which has an ambitious goal of Elon Musk. In October valuation of an electric car company zoomed to more than a trillion dollars.
SpaceX: It is an aero manufacturing and space transportation services and communication company which is located at California, USA. SpaceX was set up in 2002 by Elon Musk. Recently this company has teamed up with US space agency NASA to launch various missions including a test run of protecting Earth from an asteroid.
He has dream to make a colony on Mars and orbital flights as part of SpaceX’s planned American return to the Moon.
Elon Musk has just announced his wish to leave his all jobs and work as a full time entrepreneur.
Question & Answer:
Q1. Who has been named as Time’s ‘person of the year’ 2021?
Ans. Elon Musk
Q2. How many Indian has been named as Time’s Person of the year award?
Ans. Only one – Mahatma Gandhi
Q3. Which category award won by PM Narendra Modi?
Ans. PM Modi won Time’s Person of the year reader’s poll award.
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