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Person On Visit / In News Current Affairs Quiz - August 2018

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1. Obituaries (August 2018) -

  1. Jalees Sherwani - Noted Bollywood Sreenwriter.
  2. Umbayee - Noted Malayalam Ghazal singer.
  3. Krishna Shripadrao Deshpande - Noted library scientist.
  4. Muthuvel Karunanidhi - Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, served for over five terms between 1969 and 2011.
  5. Sumatheendra R. Nadig - Noted Kannada poet.
  6. Jarrod Lyle - Noted Australian golfer.
  7. Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul - Noted Indian Origin British writer who won 2001 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Trinidad in a family with Indian roots.
  8. Somnath Chatterjee - Former Lok Sabha speaker.
  9. Nicholas Bett - former 400m hurdles world champion from Kenya.
  10. Balramji Dass Tandon - Incumbent (Current) Governor of Chhattisgarh. Anandiben Patel (Governor of Madhya Pradesh) has been named as Acting Governor of Chhattisgarh.
  11. Ajit Wadekar - Former Cricketer.
  12. Hakam Singh - Former Track Athelete. He had won gold medal at 1978 Asian Games in 20 kilometre race walk.
  13. Atal Bihari Vajpayee - Former Prime Minister of India.
    1. He was Prime Minister thrice in 1996 (_________________________________________________________ days), 1998-1999 and 1999-2004 (making him first non-Congress leader to have completed full term as Prime Minister).
    2. During his second term as PM, he ordered thermonuclear tests in May 1998 which were seen as strategic masterstroke to blunt Pakistan’s nuclear ambitions. He was awarded the India’s highest civilian honour ‘Bharat Ratna’ in 2015. His birthday is celebrated as Good Governance Day (GGD) by the Central Government since 2014. He was also honored by Bangladesh Muktijuddho Sanmanona (Bangladesh Liberation War honour) in 2015.
    3. His poetry collection is released in his book Meri Ekyaavan Kavitayein (My 51 Poems). During his stint as PM, India won Kargil war Against Pakistan. Some Other notable books of Shri Vajpayee were -
      1. Meri Sansadiya Yatra
      2. Meri Ekyavan Kavitayen (poetry)
      3. Sankalp Kaal
      4. Shakti-se-Shanti
      5. Four Decades in Parliament
      6. Mrityu Ya Hatya
      7. Amar Balidan
      8. Kaidi Kaviraj Ki Kundalian
      9. New Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy
      10. Jan Sangh Aur Mussalman
      11. Sansad Mein Teen Dashak
      12. Amar Aag Hai
      13. Kya Khoya Kya Paya
      14. Kuchh Lekh Kuchh Bhaashan
      15. Vichaar-Bindu
      16. Bindu-Bindu Vichar
      17. Gathbandhan Ki Rajneeti
      18. Nayi Chunouti : Naya Avasar
      19. Na Dainyam Na Palaynam
  14. Kofi Annan (Ghana) - Former United Nations Secretary General.
  15. Aretha Franklin - Noted US Singer.
  16. Uri Avnery - Noted Israeli journalist and peace activist.
  17. Chemmanam Chacko - Noted Malayalam poet and Sahitya Akademi awardee.
  18. Kuldip Nayar - Noted journalist and former Rajya Sabha member.
  19. Debu Bose - Noted Odia actor.
  20. John McCain - Noted US Senator and a celebrated Vietnam war hero.
  21. Gopal Bose - Former Bengal cricketer.
  22. K K Haridas - Noted Malayalam film director
  23. Nandamuri Harikrishna - Telugu actor and Politician.
None of These

2. Persons Resigned / Retired -

  1. Mario Gomez - Noted _____________________ Footballer.
  2. David Silva and Gerard Pique - Spanish Footballers.
  3. Paresh Sukthankar - HDFC Bank Deputy Managing Director.
  4. Sriram Kalyanaraman - National Housing Bank (NHB) Managing Director.
  5. MD Ranganath - Infosys’ Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
  6. Mitchell Johnson - Australian cricketer.
  7. Usha Ananthasubramanian - Fired on her last day in office as Allahabad Bank’s MD and CEO, in relation to PNB scam.
  8. Jhulan Goswami - Indian women Cricketer (from T20 Internationals).
  9. Subramaniam Badrinath - Indian Cricketer
None of These

3._________________________ -born scientist Marie Curie (first to win two Nobel Prizes) has topped a BBC History magazine poll, which listed “100 women who changed the world”. Former Indian PM Indira Gandhi ranked 49th. The list also feaured Indian poet Sarojini Naidu.

None of These

4. Visits From India (Aug 1 - 10, 2018) -

  1. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited 3 _____________________ nations - Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan AND Uzbekistan.
West Asian
North Asian
East Asian
South Asian
Central Asian

5. Visits from India (Aug 11 - 20, 2018) -

  1. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Visited Mauritius. She Inaugurated Panini Language Laboratory at Mahatma Gandhi Institute in Mauritius. She also attended _________________ World Hindi Conference being held in Mauritius, in its capital Port Lois. Theme of Conference was Vaishvik Hindi Aur Bharatiy Sanskriti.
None of These

6. Visits from India (Aug 21 - 31, 2018) -

  1. Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik visited Netherlands for 4th International Ayurveda Congress (IAvC), organized by International Maharishi Ayurveda Foundation, Netherlands; All India Ayurvedic Congress, New Delhi and International Academy of Ayurveda, Pune.
  2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visited Nepal (Kathmandu) -
    1. Participated in _____________________ BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Meet. Theme of the summit is ‘Towards a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable Bay of Bengal region’.
      1. BIMSTEC is regional grouping of seven countries in South Asia and South East Asia lying in littoral and adjacent areas of Bay of Bengal. It was established on 6 June 1997 through Bangkok Declaration. It is headquartered in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
      2. Members - India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand.
  3. 8th meeting of India-Kenya Joint Trade Committee held in Nairobi (Kenya). It was attended by Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu.
  4. Minister of Commerce& Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu attended 6th RCEP Trade Ministers’ Meeting in Singapore.
  5. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Visited Vietnam and Cambodia. She attended 3rd Indian Ocean Conference in Hanoi (Vietnam). Its theme was “Building Regional Architectures”.
  6. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Thailand.
  7. G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting held in Salta (Argentina). India was represented by Minister for Electronics and IT & Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad.
None of These

7. Visits to India (Aug 1 - 10, 2018) -

  1. Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, President-elect of ___________________ United Nations General Assembly visited India.
None of These

8. Visits to India (Aug 11 - 20, 2018) -

  1. Itsunori Onodera, Defence Minister of ______________ Visited India. He attended Joint Annual Defence Ministerial Dialogue.
None of These

9. Visits to India (Aug 21 - 31, 2018) -

  1. _________________’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe Visited India (New Delhi). Both Nations decided to work towards a new bilateral MoU on Defence Exchanges and Cooperation to replace MoU signed in 2006.
None of These

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