Activate the Subscription by Confirmation sent to your E-mail!!

Appointments Current Affairs Quiz - August 2018

Home > Current Affairs > Appointments Current Affairs Quiz - August 2018

  1. Quiz Can Be Started by Using the Start Quiz Button in Bottom of Quiz.
  2. If you're in a Hurry and want to know answers without attempting Quiz, Use the Done..Show My Score button Directly and answers will be shown.
  3. For every Correct answer, 1 Mark will be awarded.
  4. For every wrong answer, .25 Marks will be deducted.
  5. All The Best!!

1. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan took oath as 22nd prime minister of __________________. While, Asad Qaiser is chosen as Speaker of the National Assembly ?

None of These

2. _______________ resumed charge of ministries of finance and corporate affairs, after over 100 days of leaves.

Nitin Gadkari
Sushma Swaraj
Arun Jaitley
Rajnath Singh
None of These

3. Emmerson Mnangagwa has been re-elected _________________’s President after winning presidential elections held for first time since ouster of Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa took over as President last year after Mugabe was ousted by the Army, ending Mugabe's rule of over 37 years.

South Africa
None of These

4. Former Indian Cricketer Lalchand Rajput has been appointed as head coach of ___________________’s national team.

South Africa

5. Government appointed Ashish Kumar Bhutani as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), till May 2020.

  1. PMFBY was launched in _________________, replacing National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (MNAIS) and Modified National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (MNAIS).
  2. It aims to reduce premium burden on farmers and ensure early settlement of crop assurance claim for the full insured sum.
  3. Under this, farmers need to pay uniform premium of only 2% for all Kharif crops and 1.5% for all Rabi crops. In case of annual commercial and horticultural crops, farmers have to pay premium of only 5%. Balance premium will be paid by Government, without a limit on subsidy.
  4. It covers yield losses due to non-preventable risks including natural hazards.
None of These

6. Government appointed ________________ as Chairman of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Secretary in Department of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D).

G. Satheesh Reddy
Nripendra Misra
Sanjay Kothari 
I.V. Subba Rao
None of These

7. IPL Team Royal Challengers Bangalore appointed India’s 2011 World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten (_____________) as their new head coach.

South Africa
New Zealand
None of These

8. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected as President of ________________ (West Africa) for 5 year term.

None of These

9. India's ________________________ is elected as vice president of newly formed South West Asian Football Federation (SWAFF).

Subrata Dutta
Praful Patel
Nripendra Misra 
Bhaskar Khulbe 
None of These

10. Indian Ambassadors and Misc. Appointments (August 2018) -

  1. Vijay Thakur Singh - Secretary (East) in External Affairs Ministry.
  2. Supreme Court will have 3 serving women judges for first time, after Govt. cleared elevation of Madras HC Chief Justice Indira Banerjee as SC Judge. Other judges are R Banumathi and Indu Malhotra.
  3. Anurag Sachan - Managing Director of PSU ___________________________
  4. Russia appointed Hollywood actor Steven Seagal as its special representative for Russian-US humanitarian ties.
  5. Nikhil Nanda - CMD of Farm and construction equipment maker Escorts.
  6. S Gopakumar - Director & GM in United India Insurance Company.
  7. Rashida Tlaib - First Muslim woman elected to US Congress after winning Democratic primary election from US state of Michigan.
  8. Raghvendra Singh - Secretary in Ministry of Textiles
  9. Arun Goel - Secretary in Ministry of Culture
  10. Aditya Vikram and Pramod Chandra Mody - members of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).
  11. R. G Anand - Member of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights.
  12. KS Srinivas - Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) under Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
  13. Actor Akshay Kumar become the brand ambassador of Government's Road Safety Campaign.
  14. Former RBI Deputy Governor Indiabulls Housing Finance (IBHFL) appointed Former RBI Deputy Governor S.S.Mundra as an independent director.
  15. Goldman Sachs appointed Prachi Mishra as managing director and chief India economist.
  16. Partha Satpathy - New Indian Ambassador to Ukraine.
  17. Srikumar Menon - Indian Ambassador to Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe.
  18. Oscar Kerketta - Appointed as India’s ambassador to Rwanda.
  19. D Bala Venkatesh Varma - Appointed as India’s ambassador to Russia.
  20. Man Mohan Bhanot - Indian Ambassador to Republic of Equitorial Guinea. He is the first resident Ambassador of India to Republic of Equitorial Guinea.
  21. Prashant Agrawal - New Indian High Commissioner to Namibia.
  22. Sandeep Kumar - New Indian Ambassador to Ireland.
  23. Ruchi Ghanashyam - India’s New Ambassador to United Kingdom.
None of These

11. Indian development economist and lawyer _________________ has been appointed the Assistant Secretary-General and Head of New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Tarun Shridhar
Pradeep Kumar Sinha
Nripendra Misra
Satya Tripathi
None of These

12. Indian scientist __________________ became first Indian and Asian to get elected as Chair of International Nitrogen Initiative (INI), a global policy making initiative, to take up role from January 1, 2019. He will steer 6 regional centres.

Sekhar Basu
N Raghuram
Nripendra Misra
Trilochan Mohapatra 
None of These

13. Industry chamber Assocham appointed ____________________ as its new Secretary General.

Sekhar Basu 
Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha
Arun Srivastava
Trilochan Mohapatra
Uday Kumar Varma

14. Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) selected ___________________ as new council member of Country Code Supporting Organisation (ccNSO), making him first Indian to get selected as a member of ccNSO, which is policy development body of ICANN for ccTLD (country code top-level domains) issues and represents all country code top level domain operators from around world.

  1. He is founder & CEO of Data XGen Plus and global leader in email linguistic services. He is creator of world’s first email address mobile app and email solution for IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) Domains. He was awarded Graham Bell Award for this innovation.
  2. He is also credited for giving access to World for Internationalized Email Address in 19 languages which is available through DataMail app.
Ajay Data
Kapil Dev Tripathi
Sekhar Basu
K.V. Eapen
None of These

15. Ivan Duque has been appointed as new President of Colombia (______________).

North America
South America
None of These

16. Justice _________________ appointed as Chairperson of Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (Ministry of Power).

Ajay Kumar Bhalla
Kapil Dev Tripathi 
Manjula Chellur
Yudhvir Singh Malik
None of These

17. M.K.Stalin is appointed as working president of DMK party in __________________.

Tamil Nadu
None of These

18. __________________ Government appointed Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon as brand ambassador of Mumbai city-based Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).

None of These

19. New Governors Appointed (As per Article 156 of Constitution, State Governors are appointed by President for five years) -

  1. Lalji Tandon - _________________________
  2. Baby Rani Maurya - Uttarakhand
  3. Satyadev Narayan - Haryana
  4. Kaptan Singh Solanki - Tripura
  5. Tathagata Roy - Meghalaya
  6. Ganga Prasad - Sikkim
  7. Satya Pal Malik - Jammu and Kashmir
Arunachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
None of These

20. Pakistani origin women Mehreen Faruqi became first muslim senator to be sworn in to ____________________’s Parliament.

None of These

21. ____________________ has been reappointed as chairperson of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for upto September 2020.

Ram Sewak Sharma
Anant Kumar Singh
Amarjeet Sinha  
Ashutosh Sharma
None of These

22. Ramesh Powar has been named as head coach of Indian women’s cricket team till 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 to be hosted in ________________ in November 2018.

South Africa
West Indies
New Zealand
None of These

23. Ramon Laguarta will be new CEO of Leading Beverages Firm PepsiCo, replacing ____________________, who will step down in October 2018 after serving for 12 years. She will remain chairman till 2019.

Shikha Sharma
Chanda Kochchar
Arundhati Bhattacharya
Indra Nooyi
None of These

24. ______________ has been appointed as chairperson of National Commission for Women (NCW).

Bharathi Sivaswami Sihag
Nilam Sawhney
Renu Swarup 
Ashutosh Sharma
Rekha Sharma

25. S Gurumurthy & _______________ are appointed as part-time directors of Reserve Bank of India, for 4 year terms.

Viral Acharya
BP Kanungo
Satish Marathe
N S Vishwanathan
None of These

26. Shri ______________________ has been elected as Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. Note that Vice president of India (Currently Venkaiah Naidu) is Chairman of Rajya Sabha.

P. Raghavendra Rao
Jai Priye Prakash 
Rajiv Nayan Choubey
None of These

27. T P Sharma has been appointed as new chief Lokayukta of _________________.

West Bengal
None of These

28. Treasurer Scott Morrison has been elected new Prime Minister of __________________, replacing Malcolm Turnbull.

New Zealand
None of These

29. United Nations appointed former ____________________ President Michelle Bachelet ad UN’s new human rights chief.


Score =

Correct answers:

More Quizzes For Category -
More Quizzes For Month -

Month Type