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Appointments Current Affairs Quiz - July 2019

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1. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (Leader of Congress party in Lok Sabha) appointed as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC). PAC has _________________ members from Lok Sabha and seven from Rajya Sabha. Term of office of members of PAC committee does not exceed 1 year at a time. Notably, Girish Bapat was appointed as chairman of estimates committee.

None of These

2. Ajay Kumar Bhalla appointed as new Union Home Secretary, succeeding ____________________. Other Misc. ACC Appointments -

  1. Secretaries (Ministeries) -
    1. Subhash Chandra Garg - Secretary in Ministry of Power.
    2. R. S. Shukla - Secretary in Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
    3. Ravi Capoor - Secretary in Ministry of Textiles.
  2. Secretaries (Departments) -
    1. Atanu Chakraborty - Secretary in Department of Economic Affairs (Ministry of Finance).
    2. Anuradha Mitra - Secretary in Department of Official Language (Ministry of Home Affairs).
    3. Anshu Prakash - Secretary in Department of Telecommunications (Ministry of Communications).
    4. Anil Kumar Khachi - Secretary in Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (Ministry of Finance).
    5. Guruprasad Mohapatra - Secretary in Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (Ministry of Commerce & Industry).
    6. Atul Chaturvedi - Secretary in Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying).
    7. P.O. Vaghela - Secretary in Department of Pharmaceuticals (Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers).
  3. Chairperson -
    1. S.P. Singh Parihar - Chairman in Central Pollution Control Board (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change).
Arvind Mayram
Raghuram G Rajan
Rajiv Gauba
Sekhar Basu
None of These

3. BJP's BS Yeddyurappa has been appointed as chief minister of Karnataka for his _______________ term. Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri elected as Speaker of Karnataka Assembly.

  1. BJP staked claim for government formation after HD Kumaraswamy's government failed to prove majority.
  2. HD Kumaraswamy resigned as Karnataka CM after Congress-JD(S) coalition government lost trust voteĀ in Karnataka floor test. Floor test took place after 15 rebel legislators submitted their resignation to speaker of house and two independents withdrew their support to Congress-JD(S) coalition.
None of These

4. Boris Johnson took charge as new Prime Minister of ___________________. He replaced outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May, who was forced to step aside after failing to deliver a Brexit deal. Newly appointed Cabinet has 3 Indian-origin ministers -

  1. Priti Patel - Home secretary
  2. Alok Sharma - International development secretary
  3. Rishi Sunak - Chief secretary to the Treasury.

5. Cricket Administrator Body BCCI appointed Rahul Dravid as Head of National Cricket Academy (NCA), Located in Chinnaswamy Stadium (_________________).

None of These

6. Eastern Army Commander ___________________ has been appointed as next vice-chief of Indian Army. He will succeed D Anbu.

Manoj Mukund Naravane
Dalbir Singh
Bikram Singh
Bipin Rawat
None of These

7. Former ________________________ Chief Christine Lagarde will now be new head of European Central bank (ECB), replacing Mario Draghi. Christine Lagarde will become first woman to lead ECB. She will step down 2 years before end of her second five-year term as IMF Chief.

World Bank
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Asian Development Bank
New Development Bank
None of These

8. Former Supreme Court judge A K Sikri has been appointed as an International Judge of ______________ International Commercial Court.

None of These

9. ____________________’s Ursula von der Leyen appointed as President-designate of the European Commission, replacing Jean-Claude Juncker.

None of These

10. Gocvt. Made several key Appointments -

  1. _________________________ (Former Additional Director of CBI) as Director General of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guard.
  2. Amita Prasad as Chairperson in Inland Waterways Authority of India. Also, Arun Kumar Jha has been appointed as Director General in National Productivity Council.
    1. Amita Prasad was earlier posted as Chairperson in National Productivity Council.
  3. Arun Kumar as new Director General (DG) in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
  4. Rajiv Kumar as new Finance Secretary of India, to replace Subhash Chandra Garg, who has been sent to Power Ministry.
  5. Vivek Kumar as Private Secretary to Prime Minister. He was earlier working as Director in Prime Minister’s Office.
  6. Vikas Swarup as Secretary, (consular, passport, visa and Overseas Indian affairs) in External Affairs Ministry.
  7. ITBP Director General S S Deswal has been given additional charge of counter-terror force National Security Guard (NSG).
  8. Govt. Appointed VK Johri as new Director General (DG) of Border Security Force (BSF).
B S Dhanoa
Dalibir Singh Suhaag
Bikram Singh
M Nageswar Rao
None of These

11. Govt. reappointed NS Vishwanathan as Deputy Governor of RBI for one year.

  1. Other RBI Deputy Governors are - M. K. Jain, B.P. Kanungo.
  2. Another Deputy Governor ___________________Resigned recently.
Shaktikanta Das
Arvind Mayaram
Raghursm G Rajan
Viral Acharya
None of These

12. International Monetary Fund (IMF) appointed American economist David Lipton (___________________) as its interim leader, replacing Christine Lagarde.

  1. Christine Lagarde will now be new head of European Central bank (ECB), replacing Mario Draghi. Christine Lagarde will become first woman to lead ECB. She will step down 2 years before end of her second five-year term as IMF Chief.
None of These

13. Kyriakos Mitsotakis Appointed as the prime minister of _____________ (Southeastern Europe).


14. __________________ (MD of Arohan Financial Services) elected as chairman of Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN).

Manoj Kumar Nambiar
Raghuram G Rajan
Sekhar Basu
Nripendra Misra
None of These

15. Misc. Appointments (July 2019) -

  1. Karnam Sekar is appointed as MD & CEO of _________________________________.
  2. Haryana Government appointed Keshni Anand Arora as state’s new chief secretary.
  3. Govt gave additional charge of Secretary in Ministry of Textiles to Rabindra Panwar (Secretary in Ministry of Women and Child Development).
  4. Govt. appointed MTNL CMD P.K. Purwar as Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, as an additional charge for 3 months.
  5. RBI appointed AK Misra as an additional director at Jammu and Kashmir Bank.
  6. B Harideesh Kumar has been appointed as director of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, the Prime Recruitment Agency of Govt.
  7. American employment-oriented service LinkedIn appointed Ashutosh Gupta as its new Head for India Operations.
  8. Dinesh Bhatia has been appointed as New Indian Ambassador to Oriental Republic of Uruguay (South America).
  9. US Based IT Firm Accenture Appointed Julie Sweet as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and David Rowland as Executive Chairman.
  10. Former Indian Cricketer Kiran More appointed as interim coach of USA cricket team.
  11. Chandrakant Kavlekar appointed as new Deputy Chief Minister of Goa replacing Vijai Sardesai. Pramod Sawant is chief minister of Goa.
  12. Purnendu S. Mishra appointed as new Member Traffic in Railway Board.
  13. Upender Singh Rawat appointed as New Indian Ambassador to Panama (Central America).
  14. Sanjeev Kumar Singla appointed as New Indian Ambassador to Israel.
  15. Ajay Bhadoo has been appointed as Joint Secretary to the President.
  16. India’s Kishen Mangaldas Narsi appointed as Chairman of Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC) competitions commission.
  17. India’s Vivek Kohli and M P Singh elected as chairman and secretary-general respectively of Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF).
  18. U.S. Senate confirmed Mark Esper as US Secretary of Defence.
  19. Govt. extended term of Sanjay Kothari as Secretary to the President.
  20. Bandhan Bank appointed Sanjeev Naryani as its head of business.
  21. Sunil Kumar has been appointed asb chairman and managing director of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL).
  22. Government re-appointed Badri Narayan Sharma as chairman of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) for another 2 years.
  23. Dinesh Bhatia has been appointed as New Indian ambassador to Paraguay (South America).
  24. India’s first and only Sports Gaming self-regulatory industry body, Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG) named former Supreme Court judge A. K. Sikri, as its ombudsman and Ethics Officer.
Punjab National Bank
Bank of Baroda
Indian Overseas Bank
None of These

16. _______________________ appointed as chairman and managing director of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).

Sekhar Basu
Kalraj Mishra
Nalin Shinghal
Arvind Mayaram
None of These

17. New Governors Appointed -

  1. Kalraj Mishra - Himachal Pradesh
  2. Acharya Devvrat - Gujarat
  3. Anusuiya Uikey - Chhattisgarh.
  4. Biswa Bhushan Harichandan - ________________.
  5. Anandiben Patel - Uttar Pradesh
  6. R. N. Ravi - Nagaland
  7. Lalji Tandon - Madhya Pradesh
  8. Phagu Chauhan - Bihar
  9. Jagdeep Dhankhar - West Bengal
  10. Ramesh Bais - Tripura
  11. Anusuiya Uikey - Chhattisgarh
Andhra Pradesh
None of These

18. ____________________ chairman Ehsan Mani has been appointed as head of the ICC’s influential Finance and Commercial Affairs committee.

Bangladesh Cricket Board
Pakistan Cricket Board
Sri Lanka Cricket
Nepal Cricket
None of These

19. ________________________ has been appointed as New Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of Indian Army, replacing Anil Chauhan.

B S Dhanoa
Dalbir Singh Suhaag
Bikram Singh
Paramjit Singh
None of These

20. RBI assigned deputy governor B.P. Kanungo to run the monetary policy portfolio and forecasting department, After exit of ___________________. Now, all 3 deputy governors N S Vishwanathan, B P Kanungo and M K Jain have been made responsible for 12 departments each.

Viral Acharya
H R Khan
Raghuram G Rajan
Arvind Mayaram
None of These

21. ___________________ MD Anshula Kant has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of World Bank. She will be the 1st woman CFO of World Bank. Since September 2018, she has been a Managing Director and member of World Bank Board.

None of These

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