The list of the most influential people of 2021 from the Time magazine is out. According to the list, which was released by the magazine on Wednesday, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and the Chief executive officer of the Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune Adar Poonawalla were listed in the Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of the year.
The 100 most influential People of 2021 is a global list of leaders that includes US President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Italian prime Minister Mario Draghi, Israel’s Naftali Bennet, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi were also listed. The former US president Donald Trump and the Taliban Government’s deputy PM Abdul Ghani Baradar of Afghanistan also were among the leaders.
PM Narendra Modi, who has found himself on the list a few times in the previous years was called one of the pivotal leaders of the country by the magazine.
Fareed Zakaria wrote in the magazine, US news channel, “Despite mishandling Covid19- the death toll has been estimated to be much higher than the official count- his approval rating has slipped to a still sky-high 71%”.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee was among the list of leaders after her victory in the State assembly elections this year. Mamata’s party Trinamool congress won.
SII CEO, Poonawalla has been listed among the 15 people whom the magazine called Pioneers inside the influential 100 list. The Time said while briefing on how Poonawalla could help the world in its fight against the Covid 19 pandemic. “Vaccine inequality in Stark delayed immunization in one part of the world can have global consequences- including the risk of more dangerous variants emerging”. The Taliban’s leader Abdul Ghani Baradar, the current deputy PM of Afghanistan, was called a “Charismatic military leader and a deeply pious figure,” by the magazine.