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Appointments Current Affairs Quiz - August 2018

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

Pakistan
Bangladesh
Myanmar
Afghanistan
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
Tanzania
Liberia
Zimbabwe
None of These


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

South Africa
Nigeria
Liberia
Jamaica
Zimbabwe


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.
2019
2018
2016
2017
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.

Australia
South Africa
New Zealand
England
None of These


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

Mali
Ghana
Nigeria
Senegal
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.
BEL
BHEL
SAIL
DFCCIL
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 (______________).

Africa
Asia
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 __________________.

Telangana
Tamil Nadu
Karnataka
Kerala
None of These


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

Gujarat
Maharashtra
Odisha
Rajasthan
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
Nagaland
Himachal Pradesh
Bihar
None of These


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

Australia
USA
Russia
Spain
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
Zimbabwe
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.

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


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

Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Odisha
West Bengal
None of These


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

USA
New Zealand
Australia
Canada
None of These


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

Guyanese
Colombian
Argentine
Brazilian
Chilean




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