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Appointments Current Affairs Quiz - August 2017

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1. AIFF (All India Football Federation) appointed ______________ as chairman of a special committee to deal with players’ transfer disputes’ ?

Ushanath Banerjee
Prasoon Joshi
I.V. Subba Rao 
Radhakrishna Kini
None of These

2. Airline __________ appointed Vinay Dube as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ?

Jet Airways
None of These

3. Ajay Vipin Nanavati has been appointed as chairman of Goverment owned _____________ ?

UCO Bank
Bank of Baroda
Syndicate Bank
None of These

4. American Tech giant __________ named Sameer Garde as President for its India operations and SAARC Nations ?


5. __________ has been appointed as new Chairperson of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).?

C.K. Mishra
Shobhana K Pattanayak
Anita Karwal
Jai Priye Prakash
None of These

6. _____________ has been appointed as Chairman of Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) ?

Ashwani Lohani
Rita A Teaotia
Susheel Kumar
Arvind Panghariya
None of These

7. _____________ approved another 5 year term for its CEO Ashish Chauhan ?

None of These

8. ___________ Soccer Player Neymar became Goodwill Ambassador for Handicap International, that was founded in 1982 to assist 6,000 Cambodian refugees who had lost limbs and later co-founded International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) in 1992 which won Nobel Peace Prize ?

None of These

9. Cherish mathson has been appointed as chief of Indian Army's south __________ command ?

None of These

10. ______________ has been appointed as USA's Prestigius Investigation Agency Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ?

Yohan Blake
Rex Tillersen
Steven Mnuchin
Christopher Wray
None of These

11. David Rasquinha has been appointed as Managing Director of ____________ ?

National Housing Bank
Exim Bank of India
None of These

12. _________ has been appointed as Director General in Railway Protection Force (RPF). ?

Ashwani Lohani
Dharmendra Kumar
Ramesh Abhishek
Nripendra Mishra 
None of These

13. Dipak Misra has been appointed as next (_____________) Chief Justice of India, replacing J S Khehar ?


14. Donald Trump appointed 3 Indian-Americans to key posts -

  1. Neil Chatterjee - Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  2. Krishna R. Urs - USA Ambassador to __________
  3. Vishal Amin - White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator
None of These

15. Government appointed _____________ as Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification. Actress Vidya Balan has also joined CBFC as a Member ?

Pahlaj Nihalani
Aamir Khan
Leela Samson
Prasoon Joshi
None of These

16. Government appointed ___________ as interim CMD of Air India, after previous Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani has been appointed as Chairman of Railway Board ?

Rajinder Khann
Radhakrishna Kini
Rajiv Bansal
Pradeep Kumar Sinha
None of These

17. Government appointed ____________ as Executive Director of World Bank, to represent India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka for 3 years ?

Bharathi Sivaswami Sihag
S. Aparna
Rashmi Verma
Rita A Teaotia
None of These

18. Government appointed Santosh Sharma as CMD of Hindustan Copper Limited and Emandi Sankara Rao as MD & CEO of IFCI Ltd (____________) ?

Internal Finance Corporation of India
Industrial Finance Corporation of India
Industrial Futures Corporation of India
Industrial Fuel Corporation of India
None of These

19. Government appointed _______________ as an Election Commissioner of India.

  1. Election Commision has 3 members - 1 Chief EC and 2 EC.
  2. Currently, Achal Kumar Joti is CEC and Om Prakash Rawat is Other EC
Ashok Kumar Gupta
S.K. Kohli
S. Christopher
Sunil Arora
None of These

20. Hassan Rouhani has been appointed as President of __________ for second term. ?

None of These

21. ____________ appointed as Air Officer-in-Charge Administration of Indian Air Force ?

Hemant Narayan Bhagwat
Naveen Verma
Parameswaran Iyer
M. Nair Rajeevan
None of These

22. ______________ has been appointed secretary to newly elected Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.   ?

S. Jaishankar
I V Subba Rao
Ruchi Ghanashyam
Subash C Garg
None of These

23. Indian American ___________ has been appointed as the Deputy Comptroller for Minority Affairs in New York’s Nassau county ?

Satya Nadella
Sunder Pichai
Krishna Urs
Dilip Chauhan
None of These

24. _______ (India) has been appointed as World Health Organisation’s goodwill ambassador for physical activity in South-East Asia Region (SEAR) ?

Milind Soman
Farhan Akhtar
Hrithik Roshan
Milkha Singh

25. Indian-origin person Joseph Yuvaraj Pillay has been appointed as Interim President of _______________, until new President is elected.?

None of These

26. Indo-Canadian entrepreneur Rana Sarkar has been appointed ______________'s consul general in San Francisco (USA) ?

None of These

27. Leading Business House Tata Sons appointed ______________ as Chief Economist and Head of Policy Advocacy ?

N Chandrasekaran
Roopa Purushothaman
Sunder Pichai
Pradipta Bagchi
None of These

28. M. Venkaiah Naidu has been elected as ____________ Vice President of India. He will succeed Hamid Ansari, who held the position for two consecutive terms of 5 years ?

None of These

29. ____________ has been appointed as Executive Director of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI). ?

Jagdish Prasad Meena
Rajiv Kumar
Aruna Sundarajan
C K Mishra
Mamta Suri

30. ______________ has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Ditrector (CMD) of Small Industries Developent Bank of India (SIDBI) ?

UK Sinha
Omita Paul
Mohammad Mustafa
H R Khan
None of These

31. Nandan Nilekani has been appointed as Non-Executive Chariman of Infosys, India's Mainstream IT Firm. UB Pravin Rao will continue to serve as the interim CEO and MD at Infosys ?

None of These

32. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) appointed ___________ as its CEO, until a regular appointment is made to the post ?

Soumya Swaminathan
Dilip Asbe
Sanjeevanee Kutty
Seema Bahuguna
None of These

33. New Appointments -

  1. Rajiv Kumar - Secretary in Department of Financial Services.
  2. _________________ - Director General in Bureau of Indian Standards.
  3. N. Baijendra Kumar - Chairman & Managing Director in National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC).
  4. Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi - Director General in National Skill Development Agency (NSDA).
  5. Satyajeet Rajan - Director General (Tourism).
  6. R.K. Raghavan - New Indian High Commissioner to Cyprus.
  7. Reenat Sandhu - New Indian Ambassador to Republic of San Marino
  8. Ashwini Attri, Anita Pattanayak and Ranjan Kumar Ghose - Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General(Deputy CAG).
  9. Prabhat Kumar - Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan.
Surina Rajan
Prabhas Kumar Jha
Rajiv Gauba
Sanjeevanee Kutty
None of These

34. Nikolay Kudashev has been appointed as ______________’s new ambassador to India ?


35. Nuclear scientist _____________ has been appointed as Chief Executive of Heavy Water Board (under Department of Atomic Energy) ?

Nandita Chartterjee 
U Kamachi Mudali
Neeraj Kumar Gupta
Anil Swarup 
None of These

36. O Pannerselvam appointed as Deputy Chief Minister (CM) of ____________ ?

Tamil Nadu
None of These

37. Paul Kagame won Presidential Elections in african nation ____________, getting 98.66 % votes. ?


38. Peter O'Neill has been re-elected prime minister of ____________?

Papua New Guinea
New Zealand
None of These

39. Private Bank ______________ appointed P R Seshadri as its Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer ?

Yes Bank
Karur Vysya Bank
Axis Bank
Lakhsmi Vilas Bank
None of These

40. RBI Released INR 200 Denomination Note. Its The new dimensions are 66 mm × 146 mm. It has Motif of Sanchi Stupa on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is ___________________

  1. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will also shortly issue new banknotes of Rs. 50 denomination in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, with fluorescent blue as base colour. All earlier banknotes in INR 50 denomination will continue to be legal tender. Its dimension will be 66 mm x 135 mm. It will have a motif of Hampi with Chariot on reverse and Swachh Bharat logo.
Dark Yellow
Bright Pink
Bright Blue
Bright Green
Bright Yellow

41. ____________ has been appointed as NITI Aayog's new vice-chairman, after Arvind Pangariya resigned from the post. Vinod K. Paul has also been appointed as a Member of NITI Aayog ?

Suresh Chandra
Rajiv Kumar
Arun Kumar
Jitendra Shankar Mathur
None of These

42. _________ has been appointed as New (13th) CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General of India), Replacing Shashi Kant Sharma. ?

Arvind Mayaram
Rajiv Mehrishi
Ajay Mittal
C. Viswanath
None of These

43. ____________ is appointed as chairman of board of directors of BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) ?

Dhirendra Swarup
Kapil Dev Tripathi
Amarjeet Sinha
Ashutosh Sharma
None of These

44. ___________ has been appointed as Secretary General of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) ?

Firish Sahni
Dinesh Singh
Ravi kant
T. C. A. Anant 
Sanjaya Baru

45. ___________ has been appointed as chief of Rajya Sabha TV. He is also CEO of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati ?

Anant Kumar Singh
Shashi Shekhar Vempati
Durga Shanker Mishra
Rakesh Srivastava 
None of These

46. Sohail Mahmood has been appointed as _____________’s High Commissioner to India ?

Sri Lanka
None of These

47. Tata group hospitality firm Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) appointed __________________ as its MD & CEO ?

Durga Shanker Mishra
Injeti Srinivas
Amarendra Kumar Dubey
Aruna Sharma
Puneet Chhatwal

48. Travis Sinniah has been appointed as chief of _______________’s Navy. He is first Tamil Navy Chief of __________'s Navy in 4 Decades ?

Sri Lanka
None of These

49. Uhuru Kenyatta won re-election as President of __________ for 2nd Term ?

New Zealand
None of These

50. Uttar Pradesh Government appointed Actor ___________ as brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat Mission in UP ?

Shahrukh Khan
Salman Khan
Aamir Khan
Amitabh Bachchan
Akshay Kumar

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