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1. AIFF President ___________________ become first Indian to be elected a member of FIFA Executive Council for a four-year period.

Praful Patel
Baichung Bhutia 
Sunil Chhetri
Sardar Singh
None of These


2. United Nations Appointed Nicholas Koumjian (USA) as head of Independent Investigative Mechanism for __________________, established by Human Rights Council in September 2018.

Vietnam
Japan
Myanmar
China
None of These


3. _________________ took charge as Managing Director of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).

Kaushik Basu
Arvind Mayaram
H R Khan
Vipin Anand
None of These


4. Pradeep Nandrajog will be appointed as new Chief Justice of Bombay High Court (Maharashtra). He is currently Chief Justice at _________________ High Court.

Delhi
Allahabad
Chandigarh
Guwahati
Rajasthan


5. IT industry’s apex body Nasscom appointed _______________ as its chairman for fiscal 2019-20. U.B. Pravin Rao is appointed as Vice Chairman for same term.

Arvind Mayaram
H R Khan
Keshav Murugesh
C S Rajan
None of These


6. CS Rajan has been appointed Managing Director while Vineet Nayyar named as Executive Vice-Chairman of ____________________ .

Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS)
ICICI Bank
HDFC Bank
Axis Bank
None of These


7. Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan is appointed as Chief Justice of ______________________ High Court. He was first Chief Justice of Telangana High Court.

Cuttack
Calcutta
Patna
Guwahati
None of These


8. ___________________ has been appointed as President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He replaces Bharti Enterprises Chairman Rakesh Bharti Mittal.

Vikram Kirloskar
Gautam Adani
Sunder Pichai
Arvind Mayaram
None of These


9. Hockey India named Graham Reid (____________________) as the new chief coach of the India men's hockey team.

Australia
Austria
Norway
Finland
None of These


10. David Malpass (________________) chosen as new President of World Bank. He will replace Jim Yong Kim who left the post in Feb 2019.

Spain
Russia
UK
USA
None of These


11. Abdelkader Bensalah has been appointed as Interim President of African Nation ________________. He is first new president of ______________in 20 years, chosen after recent resignation of long rulling leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Sudan
Ethiopia
Liberia
Algeria
None of These


12. Benjamin Netanyahu secured his record ________________________ Term as Prime Minister of Israel. His Likud party won 36 seats, surpassed main rival Blue and White partythat got 35. Netanyahu now needs to form a governing coalition with at least 61 members in Israel's 120-seat parliament (the Knesset). He will partner with right-wing and ultra-Orthodox parties for the same.

2nd
5th
7th
3rd
None of These


13. _____________________ became first Indian to be appointed Chair of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Health and Safety Committee by world governing body of Hockey.

Saedar Singh
Dhanraj Pillay
Graham Reid
PR Sreejesh
Bibhu Kalyan Nayak


14. Former Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag has been appointed as India's High Commissioner to island nation ________________.

Seychelles
Maldives
Sri Lanka
Nepal
None of These


15. ________________ has been appointed as Secretary (Defence Finance).

C S Rajan
Upendra Tripathy
Nripendra Misra
Gargi Kaul
None of These


16. Government appointed Karnam Sekar as MD and CEO of ______________________. He was earlier MD and CEO of Dena Bank which was amalgamated into Bank of Baroda.

  1. Also, R A Sankara Narayanan has been appointed as MD and CEO of Canara Bank. He was former MD and CEO of Vijaya Bank which was also amalgamated into Bank of Baroda.
  2. Also, Rajesh Kumar Yaduvanshi, Executive Director in Dena Bank, was appointed as Executive Director in Punjab National Bank.
Central Bank of India
Bnak of Baroda
Indian Overseas Bank
PNB
None of These


17. Jean Michel Lapin has been confirmed as New Prime Minister of Caribbean Nation _________________. He was appointed as acting PM of Haiti in Mar 2019.

Jamaica
Haiti
Barbados
Cuba
None of These


18. Misc. Appointments (April 2019) -

  1. Satish Magar appointed new national president of Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI), apex body of private real estate developers in India.
  2. Lawyer-turned model Sana Dua appointed as brand ambassador for Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir. She was first runner-up of Femina Miss India 2017 contest. Also, Android application named “Sahulat” was launched to encourage elder voters for participating in elections in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.
  3. Chicago (US City in Illinois State) elected an African-American woman as its mayor for the first time, named Lori Lightfoot.
  4. Asian Football Confederation (AFC) re-elected Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa (Bahrain) Its President for next term.
  5. Election Commission removed Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary Anil Chandra Punetha from the post and appointed LV Subrahmanyam at the same.
  6. HRD Ministry appointed vice chancellors to 3 universities -
    1. Najma Akhtar has been appointed as the V-C of Jamia Millia Islamia. She is first woman to be appointed to the Vice Chancellor’s post at Jamia.
    2. Sanjiv Sharma has been appointed as V-C of Mahatma Gandhi Central University in Motihari (Bihar).
    3. Rajneesh Kumar Shukla has been appointed for top post at Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya in Wardha (Maharashtra).
  7. US Senate confirmed David Bernhardt as secretary of Interior Department.
  8. Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been appointed as brand ambassador of Bus ticketing platform redBus.
  9. Gursimran Singh appointed as Vice President of Delhi Hockey Association (DHA).
  10. India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) appointed Jitendra Chaddah as its Chairman.
  11. N. Kashinath appointed as Member (Signal & Telecom) in Railway Board while V.P. Pathak appointed as Member (Materials Management) in Railway Board.
  12. Newly Apppointed Indian Ambassadors -
    1. Suhel Ajaz khan - Lebanon.
    2. Rakesh Malhotra - Cameroon.
    3. Anwar Haleem - Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    4. Jaideep Sarkar - South Africa.
  13. Election Commission appointed Ajay V Nayak as Special Observer for West Bengal, during Lok Sabha elections 2019. Also, Vinod Zutshi is given charge as Observer for Tripura.
  14. Ravinder Kumar Passi has been appointed as chairman of Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH).
  15. German investment bank and financial services company Deutsche Bank appointed Kaushik Shaparia as chief executive officer for India.
  16. India's Mukesh Kumar has been re-elected as general secretary of Asian Judo governing body Judo Union.
  17. Noted Chef Vikas Khanna named as brand ambassador of Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), cultural organisation which will organise annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF).
  18. Head Coach of India Cricket Team, Ravi Shastri appointed as Exclusive Corporate Ambassador to Indian Business Community of Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) in Dubai.
  19. Social Platform Twitter appointed Manish Maheshwari as Managing Director of its India operations.
  20. Pune-born Puranik Yogendra become first ethnic Indian to contest and win an election in Japan, after being elected to Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward assembly.
  21. Doru Isac (______________________) has been appointed as new technical director for Indian football team.
  22. Dilip Kumar appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in office of Lokpal.
Norway
Romania
UK
Russia
None of These


19. ________________________ appointed as 52nd Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA).

Pradeep Singh Kharola
Anup Wadhawan 
Sumanta Chaudhuri
Rajendra Kumar Nayak
None of These


20. ___________________________ appointed as Vice Chief of Indian Air Force, after superannuation of Anil Khosla.

Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
A. Gitesh Sarma
B S Dhanoa
Bikram Singh
None of These


21. _________________ has been appointed as Chairman cum Managing Director (CMD) of PSU National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC).

Shiv Das Meena
A B P Pandey
Rajiv Kumar
Pushpa Subrahmanyam
None of These


22. Supreme Court Collegium recommends names of 5 judges as Chief Justices of Different High Courts -

  1. S Ravindra Bhat - ____________________ High Court.
  2. A K Mittal - Meghalaya High Court.
  3. Vikram Nath - Andhra Pradesh High Court.
  4. A S Oka - Karnataka High Court.
  5. Ramachandra Menon - Chhattisgarh High Court.
Delhi
Rajasthan
Guarat
Odisha
None of These


23. US Department of Interior inducted its very first Indian, ________________________, Secretary General of World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC), to its National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). Kumar first joined the committee as a representative of the WGIC.

  1. WGIC was launched on 1st August, 2018 at 8th Session of the UN-GGIM, at UN HQ in New York.
alram Bhargava 
Arvind Mayaram
Upendra Tripathy
Sanjay Kumar
None of These


24. ________________ comedian Volodymyr Zelensky will be new President of __________, after he won presidential elections 2019.

Spanish
American
British
Russian
Ukrainian


25. _________________ has been appointed as chairman and managing director (CMD) of PSU Pawan Hans Limited, as First Female CMD of the company.

Vijay Thakur Singh
Pushpa Subrahmanyam
Usha Padhee
Sanjeevanee Kutty
None of These


26. _____________________ (SUN Group Chairman) elected as the new president of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - India.

Vikramjit Singh Sahney
Arvind Mayaram
Raghuram G Rajan
C S Rajan
None of These




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