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PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee, Adar Poonawalla feature in TIME magazine’s '100 most influential people of 2021'

TIME Magazine recently released its global list of "The 100 Most Influential People" for 2021. Icons, Pioneers, Titans, Artists, Leaders, and Innovators are the six categories that make up the list.

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New Delhi, First Published Sep 16, 2021, 12:37 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and CEO Adar Poonawalla of the Serum Institute of India (SII) have been included in TIME Magazine's annual list of the world's most influential people. TIME Magazine recently released its global list of "The 100 Most Influential People" for 2021. Icons, Pioneers, Titans, Artists, Leaders, and Innovators are the six categories that make up the list.

Since independence, India has had three major leaders: Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, and Narendra Modi, according to CNN writer Fareed Zakaria's biography of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Narendra Modi (70) is the third, dominating Indian politics like no other," Zakaria wrote.

In her profile, Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, is described as the "face of fierceness in Indian politics". It goes on to state, "Banerjee is the leader of the Trinamool Congress, not the party's leader. Her street-fighter mentality and self-made livelihood in a patriarchal context made her stand out."

According to SII CEO Adar Poonawalla's TIME Magazine feature, "The epidemic isn't finished yet, and Poonawalla might be able to help put a stop to it."

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US President Joe Biden, his Vice President Kamala Harris, Chinese President Xi Jinping, former US President Donald Trump, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are all on the list. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a co-founder of the Taliban, was also named to TIME Magazine's list of the "Most Influential People of 2021." Mullah Akhund, the temporary Taliban regime's leader in Afghanistan, has appointed Baradar as his deputy.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, American politician Liz Cheney, TV host Tucker Carlson, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk are on TIME Magazine's yearly list. Naomi Osaka, a Japanese tennis player, American football quarterback Tom Brady, pop icon Britney Spears, singer-songwriter Dolly Parton, fashion designer Aurora James, actresses Kate Winslet, Jason Sudeikis, Scarlett Johansson, and Omar Sy, among others, were included on the list.

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