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Appointments Current Affairs Quiz - January 2017

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1. Congress leader and former Union Minister __________ has been appointed as senior fellow of US-based think tank Atlantic Council ?

Manish Tiwari
Prabhas Kumar Jha
M. Sathiyavathy
Anil Swarup
None of These


2. Tim Barrow appointed as _________________ Ambassador to European Union, after Ivan Rogers Resigned from this post ?

Russian
American
British
French
None of These


3. ____________ has been appointed as Director of CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) ?

C. Viswanath
Balvender Kumar
Jitendra Shankar Mathur
Alok Kumar Verma
None of These


4. _____________ appointed as new Commissioner of Delhi Police. He succeeded Alok Kumar Verma ?

Nripendra Mishra
Krishan Kumar Jalan
Rajeev Kapoor
Rajiv Yadav
Amulya Kumar Patnaik


5. __________ appointed as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Air Command and C HARIKUMAR appointed as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Air Command. ?

Pradeep Kumar Pujari
K. VijayRaghavan
Anil Khosla
Anita Agnihotri
None of These


6. _______________ appointed as Secretary in Ministry of Tribal Affairs ?

Anoop Kumar Srivastava
Aruna Sharma
Sanjay Mitra
Amarjeet Sinha
None of These


7. ___________ appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) ?

C. Viswanath
Anshu Sinha
Krishan Kumar Jalan
Rajiv Yadav
None of These


8. Antonio Guterres (____________) appointed as UN Secretary General ?

Portugal
France
Germany
Russia
None of These


9. Antonio Tajani (____________) elected as new President of European Parliament (EP) ?

Italy
Spain
Romania
Greece
None of These


10. Anurag Thakur elected as head of __________ Olympic Association ?

Mizoram
Haryana
Punjab
Himachal Pradesh
None of These


11. ___________ is newly appointed as Controller General of Accounts in Department of Expenditure under the Ministry of Finance ?

Ameising Luikham
Snehlata Shrivastava
Sanjay Mitra
Archana Nigam
None of These


12. Ashish Shelar appointed as ____________ Cricket Association president ?

Mizoram
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
None of These


13. Cab Aggregator service Ola appointed Vishal Kaul as its chief operating officer (COO) ?

Meru
Uber
Jugnoo
Oyo
Ola


14. ____________'s Moussa Faki Mahamat elected as Chairman of African Union (AU) Commission ?

Chad
Sudan
Nigeria
Chile
None of These


15. ___________ appointed as USA's National Intelligence Director.‚  ?

Adam Szubin
Rex W. Tillerson
Mike Pence
Dan Coats
None of These


16. Daniel Ortega appointed as President of __________ for third consecutive term ?

Paraguay
Uruguay
Nicaragua
Chile
None of These


17. _________ is appointed as chairman of Union Public Service Commission ?

Radhakrishna Kini
David R. Syiemlieh
Sekhar Basu
Rajiv Nayan Choubey
None of These


18. Derk Segaar‚ has been appointed Director of the New Delhi based United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) covering India and ________?

Nepal
Bhutan
Myanmar
Bangladesh
None of These


19. Donald Trump Appointed as __________ President of United States of America. ?

35th
42nd
65th
45th
None of These


20. ______________ has been appointed as president of Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) ?

Dushyant Chautala
Rita A Teaotia
Ajit M. Sharan
Radhakrishna Kini
None of These

 

21. Film producer and Tennis player ___________ has been appointed United Nations Goodwill Ambassador in India for Sustainable Development Goals ?

Ashok Amritraj
Prakash Padukones
Mahesg Bhupathi
Anirban Lahiri
None of These


22. Five Indian Americans took oath as members of US Congress (Senate and House of Chambers).

  • Senator - Kamala Harris California)
  • House of Chambers - Raja Krishnamoorthi, Tulsi Gabbard, Ro Khanna and Ami Bera.
  • Indian-American ____________ also appointed a a key post - Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communication Director and Research director.
Bobby Jindal
Raj Shah
Alexi Grewal
Kal Penn
None of These


23. German luxury carmaker ________ appointed Vikram Pawah as President of India operations. ?

Toyota
Volkswagen
Fiat
BMW
None of These


24. Government appointed _________ as interim MD and CEO of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB). ?

Hem Kumar Pande
Rajiv Nayan Choubey
S.K. Kohli
Sibabrata Tripathi
A P Singh


25. IT Firm ___________ appointed Karan Bajwa as Managing Director of its India business. ?

TCS
HCL
IBM
WIPRO
None of These


26. IT Firm ____________ appointed Rajesh Gopinathan as its chief executive officer (CEO). ?

TCS
WIPRO
HCL
INFOSYS
None of These


27. Indian hockey team captain __________ became member of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Athletes’ Committee ?

Harmanpreet Singh
PR Sreejesh
Sardar Singh
Surender Kumar
None of These


28. Indian-American Rajiv J Shah named President of ____________'s Rockefeller Foundation ?

Russia
France
USA
Germany
None of These


29. Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as ______________ Chief Justice of India (CJI) ?

54th
34th
24th
64th
44th


30. Jimmy Adams appointed as new director of ___________ cricket. ?

Australia
South Africa
West Indies
England
None of These


31. Jovenel Moise elected as New President of Caribbean Nation _____________ ?

Nicargua
Nigeria
Niger
Haiti
None of These


32. Kalyan Krishnamurthy appointed as chief executive officer (CEO) of e-com firm _____________.

Snapdeal
Flipkart
Shopclues
Paytm
None of These


33. Mike Pompeo appointed as new Director of ___________'a CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). ?

USA
Russia
Israel
Germany
None of These


34. Nana Akufo-Addo appointed as new president of __________ ?

Nigeria
Niger
Chad
Sudan
Ghana


35. Natarajan Chandrasekaran appointed as new Chairman of _________________, India’s largest Business House ?

Reliance
Tata Sons
Adani
Airtel
None of These


36. New Governors Appointed -

  1. Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit has been Given additional charge of Meghalaya.
  2. Nagaland Governor PB Acharya has been given additional charge of ______________.
Arunachal Pradesh
Mizoram
Meghalaya
Manipur
None of These


37. New Indian Ambassadors Appointed -

  1. Birender Singh Yadav - Burkina Faso
  2. Ashok Warrier - ________________
Nigeria
Sudan
Uganda
Uruguay
Congo


38. __________ became First Indian-American to be appointed as next USA Ambassador to United Nations. Apart from Nikkei Haley, Several Other Indian Americans have became part of Trump’s administration -

  1. Ajit Vardaraj - Chairman of Federal Communications Commission
  2. Seema Verma - Head of medicare and medicaid
  3. Preet Bharara - US attorney for southern District of New York
  4. Uttam Dhillon - Special Assistant to President on ethics and compliance matters ‚ 
Nikki Haley
Am Bera
Tulasdi Gabbard
Kamla Harris
None of These


39. ____________’s former Army chief Raheel Sharif is appointed as head of Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT), a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition of 39 nations. It is based in Riyadh and was created in 2005 ?

UAE
Pakistan
Kuwait
Iraq
None of These


40. __________ (President of All India Football Federation) has been appointed as member of FIFA’s Finance Committee for 2017-2021 ?

Rajyawardha Rathore
Baichung Bhutia
Abhinav Bindra
Nicolai Adam
Praful Patel


41. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth appointed as Prime Minister of ___________ ?

Malaysia
Mauritius
Thailand
Indonesia
None of These


42. _________ appointed as Secretary in Department of Food and Public Distribution (Commonly known as Food Secretary). ?

Anjuly Chib Duggal
Preeti Sudan
Sanjeevanee Kutty
V.S. Oberoi
None of These


43. _________ appointed as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prasar Bharti ?

Rajeev Singh
Ameising Luikham
Neeraj Kumar Gupta
Suresh Chandra
None of These


44. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) appointed _________ as Executive Director (ED). ?

Viral Acharya
H R Khan
S S Mundra
R Gandhi
Surekha Marandi


45. ______________ appointed as chairman of Tata Power Company. While Tata Motors appointed N Chandrasekaran as Chairman ?

Rajiv Yadav
S Padmanabhan
Ashutosh Sharma
Pradeep Kumar Pujari
None of These


46. _____________'s appointment as Foreign Secretary has been extended for 1 year. ?

S. Jaishankar
A. S. Kiran Kumar
Rajive Kumar
Vinod Zutshi
None of These


47. SBI Pension Funds Pvt Ltd (subsidiary of SBI) appointed _________________ as MD & CEO. ?

Ashutosh Sharma
Leena Nair
Shashi Shekhar
A.K. Dubey‚ 
Kumar ‚ Sharadindu


48. ___________ appointed as Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance at Air Headquarters ?

Sanjay Sharma
Rajiv Mehrishi
V.S. Oberoi‚ 
C.K. Mishra
None of These


49. __________ Took over as Vice Chief of Indian Army. ?

Narendra Kumar Sinha
Sarath Chand
Susheel Kumar
Boyapati V. Sudhakar
None of These


50. ___________ appointed as Vice Chief of Indian Air Force ?

Omita Paul
G. Gurucharan
Naveen Verma
Pradeep Kumar Sinha
Shirish Baban Deotakes


51. __________ appointed as Chairman of Eastern India Regional Council of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) ?

Siddhartha Murarka
Narendra Kumar Sinha
Boyapati V. Sudhakar
Jai Priye Prakash
None of These


52. Supreme Court appointed former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) ___________________ as head of Committee of Administrators to run Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Other members of committee - Ramachandra Guha (Historian), Diana Edulji (Indian women’s team captain) Vikram Limaye (MD of IDFC) ?

Ramesh Abhishek
Ajit M. Sharan
Vinod Rai
Shobhana K Pattanayak
None of These


53. US President Donald Trump appointed __________ as USA Trade negotiator. He will negotiate deals and trade relationships with other countries ?

evendra Chaudhary
Swashpawan Singh
Omita Paul
Robert Lighthizer
None of These


54. Vijay Bhatkar is appointed as chancellor of Nalanda University (___________). He is architect of India’s first supercomputer - Param series ?

Assam
Manipur
Mizoram
Meghalaya
Bihar


55. Vishwanath Shetty appointed as ______________’s new Lokayukta ?

Mizoram
Kerala
Karnataka
Goa
None of These


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