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Appointments Current Affairs Quiz - January 2018

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1. Government appointed ___________________ as new Foreign Secretary of India. He is considered Diplomatic Expert on Chinese matters.

Vijay Keshav Gokhale
Devendra Chaudhary
Pradeep Kumar Sinha
Sekhar Basu
None of These


2. _________ is appointed as Managing Director of India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL). Additionally, Devika Shah is appointed as MD and CEO of Indian Clearing Corporation Ltd (ICCL).

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha 
Jai Priye Prakash
Pankaj Jain
Arun Srivastava
None of These


3. ________________ (Former RAW chief) is appointed as new Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA) of India.

  1. Ajit Doval is current National Security Adviser (NSA) of India.
Ajay Narayan Jha
Rajeev Kapoor
Vijay Gokhale
Rajinder Khanna
None of These


4. Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga is appointed as new Prime Minister of African Nation ___________ (West Africa).

Kenya
Gambia
Ghana
Sudan
Mali


5. Government appointed AB Mathur as its representative to hold talks with United Liberation Front of ________________.

Arunachal Pradesh
Manipur
Assam
Meghalaya
None of These


6. Kookhyun Shim is appointed as MD and CEO of Kia Motors India (subsidiary of __________ India). While, Tata Motors appointed Hanne Birgitte Sorensen as an additional and independent director.

Hyundai
Honda
Suzuki
Volkswagen
None of These


7. _________ government formed state Minorities Commission with Mohammed Qamaruddin as Chairman and Rajarapu Pratap as vice chairman.

Kerala
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka
None of These


8. __________ IS appointed as Editor of the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW).

Gopal Guru
Nripendra Mishra
Shobhana K Pattanayak
S. K. Sinha
None of These


9. __________ Hockey Federation appointed Hasan Sardar as head coach of national team.

Pakistan
Bangladesh
UAE
Afghanistan
None of These


10. _____________ government appointed B. Rajendran as chairperson of Real Estate Appellate Tribunal (REAT) for __________ and Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Additionally, T S Tirumurti is appointed as the Secretary (Economic Relations) in External Affairs Ministry.

Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Karnataka
Tamil Nadu
None of These


11. _____________ is appointed as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

Urijit Patel
Arvind Mayaram
Raghuram Rajan
Dilip Asbe
None of These


12. Noted Musician AR Rahman is apppointed as brand ambassador of ______________ State, during Red Panda Winter Festival in Gangtok.

Meghalaya
Sikkim
Nagaland
Manipur
None of These


13. Rajesh Ranjan is appointed as next High Ambassador of India to ______________.

Armenia
Poland
Bulgaria
Bolivia
Botswana


14. Sita Ram Mardi is appointed as new Director General of Police (DGP) of ____________.

Himachal Pradesh
Punjab
Uttrakhand
Rajasthan
None of These


15. Government appointed ____________ as New Chairman of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and Secretary in Department of Space. He will relpace A S Kiran Kumar as ISRO Chief.

Upendra Tripathy
E C G Sudarshan
Nripendra Mishra 
Sivan K
None of These


16. Singapore-based Indian-origin businessman ______________ is appointed as Chairman of World Business Council for Sustainable development( WBCSD).

Kamala Harris
Tulsi Gabard
Sunny Verghese
Pramila Jayapal
None of These


17. ____________ Government appointed V J Mathew as Chairman of Maritime Board.

Karnataka
Kerala
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


18. Supreme Court collegium recommended senior advocate _____________ for appointment as a judge of Supreme Court. She is first woman lawyer from India to be directly elected for post of judge of Supreme Court.

Bharathi Sivaswami Sihag
Indu Malhotra
Nandita Chartterjee
Rita A Teaotia
None of These


19. _____________ is appointed as Chairman of Finance Commission of Indian Olympic Association (IOA). ?

Pradeep Kumar Sinha
I.V. Subba Rao 
Sanjay Kothari
Anil Khanna
None of These


20. Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) appointed ___________ as its new chairman.

Pramod Agarwal
S K Sinha
Pradeep Kumar Sinha
Dipak Misra
None of These


21. Ajendra Bahadur Singh is appointed as Chief of ___________ Naval Command of Indian Navy.

Western
Southern
Eastern
Northern
None of These


22. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) approved appointment of ___________ as Managing Director and CEO of National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX).

Sekhar Basu
Vijay Kumar
Raghuram Rajan
Arvind Mayaram
None of These


23. _________________ is appointed as Chairman and Manging Director (CMD) of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Ltd (SPMCIL).

Shekhar Basu
I.V. Subba Rao 
Arvind Mayaram
S Selvakumar
None of These


24. Anandiben Patel has been appointed as Governor of ____________.

West Bengal
Odisha
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
Madhya Pradesh


25. ____________ appointed outgoing American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault to its board, making him first African-American to be on board.

Microsoft
Google
Facebook
TCS
None of These


26. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) appointed ___________ as its Director General.

Dilip Chenoy
Nripendra Mishra 
Raghuram Rajan
Shobhana K Pattanayak
None of These


27. Harman International named actress __________ as global brand ambassador for its JBL and Harman Kardon audio brands.

Deepika Padukone
Priyanka Chopra
Kangana Ranaut
Parineeti Chopra
None of These


28. _____________is appointed as Divisional Commissioner of Jammu (J & K).

Trilochan Mohapatra
Arun Srivastava 
Hemant Kumar Sharma
Rajeev Kapoor
None of These


29. Indian American _____________ has been appointed as Assistant Secretary of State of USA for economic and business affairs. She is the first woman appointed to the post.

Ro Khanna
Pramila Jayapal
Kamala Harris
Nikki Haley
Manisha Singh


30. Jerome H Powell has been appointed as Chairman of Federal Reserve System, Central banking system of ________________. 

UK
Russia
USA
Poland
None of These


31. New Indian Ambassadors Appointed -

  1. Srikumar Menon - Angola (Southern Africa)
  2. Tsewang Namgyal - Poland (Eastern Europe)
  3. Rajesh Agarwal - ____________ (Western Africa).
Chile
Chad
Nigeria
Niger
None of These


32. Noted scientist S Somanath has been appointed as as Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram (_________).

Karnataka
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Telangana
None of These


33. _______________ has been appointed as Chief Election commissioner (CEC) of India. Besides, Ashok Lavasa has been appointed as an Election Commissioner of India, after ____________ has been promoted as Chief Election commissioner.

  1. Election commission of India consists of a Chief EC and 2 ECs. Other election commissioner currently is Sunil Arora.
Om Prakash Rawat
Nripendra Misra
Dipak Misra
Arvind Mayaram
None of These


34. ___________ is appointed as new Director General of National Security Guard (NSG).

Shobhana K Pattanayak
Rajiv Nayan Choubey 
S. K. Sinha 
Susheel Kumar
Sudeep Lakhtakia


35. Usha Ananthasubramanian became first woman chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA). She is MD and CEO of ___________.

Bank of Baroda
Allahabad Bank
UCO Bank
ICICI Bank
None of These


36. ________________ has been appointed as Director of ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC). He succeeded S Somanath who was appointed as Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC).

V Narayanan
Sekhar Basu
Trilochan Mohapatra
S. Christopher
None of These


37. Viorica Dancila is appointed as First Female Prime Minister of European Nation _____________.

Greece
Bolivia
Bulgaria
Poland
Romania


38. Biocon Chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and IDFC Bank founder Rajiv Lall have been appointed to board of US India Business Council. USIBC is chaired by ______________.

Nisha Desai Biswal
Nikki Haley
Pramila Jayapal
Kamala Harris
None of These


39. Vijay Keshav Gokhale took charge as new foreign secretary of India, succeeding _______________.

Nripendra Misra
S Jaishankar
Dipak Misra
Ajit Doval
None of These


40. Indian-American CEO of __________, Shantanu Narayen is elected as Vice Chairman of US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF).

Microsoft
Yahoo
Google
Facebook
Adobe


41. Juan Orlando Hernandez has been re-appointed as President of ____________ (Central Americ) for 2nd term.

Belize
Honduras
Haiti
Canada
None of These


42. Milos Zeman won 2nd 5 year term as President of _____________ (Central Europe).

Poland
Czech Republic
Norway
Slovakia
None of These


43. Sauli Niinisto has been re-elected as President of ____________ (Northern Europe) for 2nd term.

Finland
Poland
Switzerland
Namibia
None of These


44. Errol D'Souza has been appointed by HRD Ministry as director of IIM ____________.

Calcutta
Rohtak
Vadodara
Lucknow
Ahmedabad


45. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) appointed Vikram Singh Sisodia as Chef de Mission for 21st Commonwealth Games to be held at Gold Coast in ____________ .

USA
Australia
UK
Russia
None of These




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