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Appointments Current Affairs Quiz - December 2018

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1. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been appointed as President of _____________________ for 6 years term.

None of These

2. Andry Rajoelina won presidential elections of ___________ (East Africa).

None of These

3. Atul Sahai has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of PSU _____________________.

Oriental Insurance
United India Assurance
New India Assurance
None of These

4. _____________________ elected as President of Archery Association of India(AAI).

Arun Srivastava
Trilochan Mohapatra
Sanjay Agarwal
Nripendra Misra
B V P Rao

5. ______________________ appoints AS Rajeev as MD and CEO.

Bank of India
Punjab National Bank
Bank of Maharashtra
None of These

6. ______________ appointed as India’s chief boxing coach.

C A Kuttappa
D.M. Mulay
Sanjay Agarwal
Ajay Narayan Jha 
None of These

7. Former Indian diplomat __________________ has been elected unopposed to an Asia Pacific seat on United Nation's Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR).

Kamala Harris
Preeti Saran
Tulsi Gabbard
Ami Bera
None of These

8. Governmemnt appointed _________________________ as new Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) for 3 years, replacing Arvind Subramanian.

Krishnamurthy Subramanian
Ajay Kumar Bhalla 
K.V. Eapen
Yudhvir Singh Malik
None of These

9. Government appointed ______________________ as New Finance Secretary.

A. N. Jha
Amarjeet Sinha
Anant Kumar Singh
Ashutosh Sharma
None of These

10. Government appointed Arti Chhabra Srivastava as first full-time Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of _________________ for 3 years.

None of These

11. Government appointed _______________________ as President of FTII Society and Chairman of FTII Governing Council.

Ajay Prakash Sawhney
A. Gitesh Sarma
D.M. Mulay
Brijendra Pal Singh
None of These

12. Government appointed ________________ as Chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), replacing S. Ramesh.

Vijay Gokhale
Pranab K. Das
T.S. Tirumurti
R Subrahmanyam
None of These

13. Government appointed Shaktikanta Das as new (__________________) Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for 3 years term. This appointment is made after Urjit Patel Resigned as RBI Governor recently. Mr. Patel is First RBI governor to resign before completion of term, which was to end in September 2019.


14. Government appointed _________________________ as New Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), along with four new information commissioners - Yashwardhan Kumar Sinha, Vanaja N Sarna, Neeraj Kumar Gupta and Suresh Chandra.

Sudhir Bhargava
Amit Khare
Jai Priye Prakash
Shakuntala D Gamlin
None of These

15. Harsh Vardhan Shringla appointed as Ambassador of India to _____________________, replacing Navtej Sarna.

None of These

16. India's Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) _____________________ elected as Vice-Chair of United Nations (UN) Panel of Auditors. CAG of UK was also appointed as Chair of Panel for another term (2019).

C. Chandramouli
Amarjeet Sinha
Rajiv Mehrishi
Anant Kumar Singh
None of These

17. India's _________________ become first Indian to be elected one of the four vice-presidents of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). Also, Pawan Singh become first Indian to be elected one of 7 member's of Judges Committee of International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF).

Vijay Gokhale
Raninder Singh
M. Nair Rajeevan 
Parameswaran Iyer
None of These

18. Indian National Congress announced that Bhupesh Baghel will be new chief minister of Chhattisgarh and Ashok Gehlot will be New Chief Minister of Rajasthan, after Congress won recent assembly elections 2018 in both states. All New CMs of 5 States who recent went for state assembly elections -

  1. ______________________ - Kamal Nath (Indian National Congress)
  2. Rajasthan - Ashok Gehlot (Indian National Congress), Sachin Pilot (Deputy CM)
  3. Telangana - K Chandrasekhar Rao (President of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)). Its his 2nd consecutive term as CM.
  4. Chhattisgarh - Bhupesh Baghel (Indian National Congress)
  5. Mizoram - Zoramthanga (Mizo National Front (MNF)), Tawnluia (Deputy CM)
Madhya Pradesh
West bengal
None of These

19. International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) appointed _______________________ as its new CEO.

R Subrahmanyam
Durga Shanker Mishra
Rajiv Gauba
Jon Ridgeon
None of These

20. ____________________ appointed as chairman of Beverages Major Coca-Cola, succeeding Muhtar Kent.

James Quincey
Indira Nooyi
Shantanu Narayan
Sunder Pichai
None of These

21. Kirthiga Reddy (former Facebook India Chief) joined ______________ Investment Giant SoftBank as its first venture partner at its $100 billion Vision Fund. She is first women on board of Softbank.

None of These

22. Misc. Appointments (December 2018) -

  1. National Healthcare Foundation NATHEALTH appointed Siddhartha Bhattacharya as Secretary-General.
  2. Yes Bank appointed former IRDAI chief T.S. Vijayan as an additional director (Independent).
  3. Indian-origin Shamila Batohi appointed as ____________________________________________’s first female chief prosecutor.
  4. Heather Nauert - New US Ambassador to United Nations.
  5. Mark Milley - Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff of USA (senior most military officer in USA and principal military advisor to President).
  6. Government appointed Lalit Kumar as new government nominee on private sector ICICI Bank Board.
  7. Bharat Bhushan Vyas - Member in Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
  8. Anil Srivastava - Re-designated as Principal Adviser in NITI Aayog.
  9. Ashok Kumar Singh - Appointed as Secretary in National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST).
  10. Ashley Giles appointed as managing director of England’s cricket team.
  11. Justice Tarun Agarwala appointed as Securities Appellate Tribunal presiding officer.
  12. T.C. Barupal appointed new Ambassador of India to Republic of Guinea (West Africa).
  13. Andreas Goss - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Thyssenkrupp Tata Steel B.V., proposed joint venture (JV) between Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp (Germany based industrial engineering and steel production Firm).
  14. Madhavi Divan Appointed as ASG (Additional Solicitor General) in Supreme Court.
    1. Solicitor General of India is subordinate to Attorney General of India. He is 2nd law officer of the country and assists Attorney General. Solicitor General is assisted by 4 Additional Solicitors Generals.
    2. Current solicitor general of India is Tushar Mehta.
    3. Current Attorney General of India is K. K. Venugopal.
  15. Ashok Kumar appointed as Ambassador of India to Djibouti (East Africa).
  16. M Nageswara Rao - Appointed as Additional Director in CBI.
  17. Mohinder Pratap Singh appointed as Ambassador of India to Mongolia.
  18. Infosys appointed Nilanjan Roy as its chief financial officer.
  19. Sangeeta Verma appointed as a member of Competition Commission of India (CCI). Current chairperson of CCI is Ashok Kumar Gupta.
  20. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta elected as President of South Asian Fencing Federation (SAFF).
  21. Rajeev Sachdeva apointed as Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations) (DCIDS). 
  22. FedEx Express (U.S. multinational courier delivery giant) named Indian-American Rajesh Subramaniam as President & CEO.
  23. Y.K. Sailas Thangal appointed as New Indian ambassador to Liberia.
  24. Ambika Prasad Panda appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL).
  25. Riva Ganguly Das appointed as India's next High Commissioner to Bangladesh.
  26. Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd appointed Bijay Kumar as its deputy managing director.
  27. Rahul Chhabra appointed as next Ambassador of India to Somalia.
South Africa
None of These

23. P.V Bharathi is appointed as managing director and chief executive officer of PSB ________________.

Corporation Bank
None of These

24. Patrick Shanahan appointed as acting Defence Secretary of _______________, replacing Jim Mattis who resigned recently.


25. Ramphal Pawar has been appointed as Director in NCRB (___________________).

Native Crime Records Bureau
Neutral Crime Records Bureau
National Crime Records Bureau
National Control Records Bureau
None of These

26. Ranil Wickremesinghe appointd as Prime minister of ________________ by President Maithripala Sirisena, bringing an end to the weeks-long political crisis in country.

  1. Mr.Wickremesinghe was removed as Prime minister in October and was replaced by Mahinda Rajapaksa who resigned after failing to garner a majority in Parliament.
Sri Lanka
None of These

27. SWIFT India, local unit of SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) appointed former _______________ chief Arundhati Bhattacharya as its Chairperson.

None of These

28. _________________ has been appointed as President of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) for 2018-19. While, Uday Shankar is appointed as is Vice President of FICCI.

Nripendra Misra
Bimal Jalan
Sandip Somany
Bhaskar Khulbe
None of These

29. Shalindra Kumar appointed as Chief Electoral Officer of _______________________.

Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir

30. Sheikh Hasina won her 3rd consecutive term and fourth overall, as Prime Minister of _____________.

Sri Lanka
None of These

31. _______________ appointed as coach of the Indian women’s cricket team.

Akash Chopra
Sunil Gavaskar
VVS Laxman
WV Raman
None of These

32. __________________ named Brahm Dutt as bank’s non-executive interim chairman, after Ashok Chawla resigned last month.

Yes Bank
Axis Bank
None of These

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