Time on Wednesday unveiled its global list of ‘The 100 Most Influential People of 2021’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Chief Executive Officer of the Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawalla are in the 'Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people of 2021'.
The other leaders include US President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Co-founder of the Taliban Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan, and former US President Donald Trump.
The list also includes Tennis player Naomi Osaka, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny, Apple CEO Tim Cook, actor Kate Winslet, music icon Britney Spears, executive director of the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council Manjusha P. Kulkarni, and the first African and first woman to lead the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Indian-American journalist Fareed Zakaria in the Time's 100 pieces on PM Modi wrote, "When he was elected, many believed that Modi would finally move India off its socialist past and into a capitalist future. He’s done some of that but more determinedly, he has pushed the country away from secularism and toward Hindu nationalism."