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Appointments Current Affairs Quiz - June 2019

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1. Ajit Doval has been Re-appointed as National Security Adviser (NSA). He has also been given cabinet rank (with tenure of _____________ years), as recognition of his contribution in national security.

5
4
3
6
None of These


2. ________________ (Former Amazon India head) has been appointed as new chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).

Sunder Pichai
Satya Nadela
Amit Agarwal
Nripendra Misra
None of These


3. __________________ has been given additional charge of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). He currently holds position of an additional secretary at aviation ministry.

Arvind Mayaram
H R Khan
Nripendra Misra
Arun Kumar
None of These


4. Bharatiya Janta Party’s (BJP) Virendra Kumar appointed as Pro-tem Speaker of Newly Elected _________________ Lok Sabha.

  1. After formation of a new government, a pro tem speaker is selected to chair first meeting after election when Speaker and Deputy Speaker are selected.
16th
15th
18th
20th
17th


5. Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Krishnamurthy Subramanian and B. Sriram former (MD and CEO of IDBI Bank) are appointed part-time members of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI). IBBI is headed by __________________.

Arvind Mayaram
H R Khan
M. S. Sahoo
N S Vishwanathan
None of These


6. China’s Qu Dongyu elected as new director general of United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at Rome (_____________) for 4 years.

Italy
Spain
France
Germany
None of These


7. Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India ______________ has been elected as external auditor of World Health Organization (WHO) for four years term (2020 to 2023.

Arvind Mayaram
Rajiv Mehrishi
H R Khan
Raghuram G Rajan
None of These


8. ________________’s Inger Andersen appointed as new Executive Director (ED) of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), for 4 years term.

Denmark
Spain
Norway
Russia
None of These


9. Exporters body Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) has elected _______________ as its new president.

Sharad Kumar Saraf
I.V. Subba Rao
Bhaskar Khulbe
Nripendra Misra
None of These


10. Government Appointed Shefali Juneja as India’s representative in Council of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), for 3 years.

  1. ICAO is a United Nations agency, tasked with regulating international air travel. ICAO was established in 1944 by Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention). It is headquartered in Quartier International of Montreal (______________).
Russia
UK
US
Canada
None of These


11. Government appointed ___________________ as Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), lowering the post to the rank of Additional Director General.

Sanjay Agarwal
Pradeep Kumar Sinha
Nripendra Misra
V.S. Kaumudi
None of These


12. Govt. appointed ___________________ as Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) for 2 years, succeeding Rajiv Jain. Govt also appointed Samant Kumar Goel as Director of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), for 2 years, succeeding Anil K Dhasmana.

  1. Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) also approved extension of tenure of Amitabh Kant as CEO of NITI Aayog for 2 years.
Trilochan Mohapatra 
Arvind Kumar
Pradeep Kumar Sinha
Samant Kumar Goe
None of These


13. Indian Airline _______________ Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh elected to board of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Vistara
Air India
Jet Airways
Indigo
SpiceJet


14. Indian Author ______________ named as the director of London’s Nehru Centre, under Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

  1. London’s Nehru Centre was established in 1992, to promote cultural exchange between India and UK.
Amish Tripathi
Chetan Bhagat
H R Khan
Trilochan Mohapatra
None of These


15. Indian Olympic Association president ____________________ has been elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee.

H R Khan
Nriendra Misra
Arvind Mayaram
Narinder Batra
None of These


16. _____________has been appointed as new Director General (DG) of Indian Coast Guard (ICG), succeeding Rajendra Singh.

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha
Nripendra Misra
K Natarajan
Chhabilendra Roul
None of These


17. ________________ Interim President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won Presidential elections. Earlier Prez Nursultan Nazarbayev had resigned in March 2019, Presidentship was then transferred to Speaker of Upper House, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan
Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan
None of These


18. Misc. Appointments (June 2019) -

  1. ________________________ government has been appointed as new advocate general of State.
  2. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank appointed Flipkart founder Sachin Bansal as its independent director.
  3. Gianni Infantino has been re-elected as President of Football Governing Body FIFA until 2023.
  4. Indonesia's Anton Aditya Subowo re- elected as President of Badminton Asia.
  5. Government appointed PJS Pannu as Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence staff (operations).
  6. Government appointed Arun Kumar Sahu as next High Commissioner of India to Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
  7. Cabinet Secratary Pradeep Kumar Sinha has been given extension for three months.
  8. Jammu and Kashmir government removed Parvez Ahmad as J&K Bank Chairman, and appointed RK Chibber as interim chairman.
  9. Indian-American Pramila Jayapal became first South Asian American woman to preside over US House of Representatives as a temporary speaker.
  10. N Gopalaswami appointed as electoral officer to supervise BCCI’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) election.
  11. Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi has been appointed as new Indian Ambassador to Belize (Central America).
  12. Dinesh K Tripathi appointed as commandant of Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala (Kerala).
  13. British consumer goods Firm Reckitt Benckiser Appointed PepsiCo's Indian Origin Executive Laxman Narasimhan as New CEO.
  14. Govt. appointed Nripendra Misra as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister and P.K. Mishra as Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister. Both Designations will be assigned rank of Cabinet Minister. Also, IV Subba Rao will Continue as Secretary to Vice President.
  15. Bhola Nath Shukla appointed as Chairman-cum-Managing Director of PSU Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL).
  16. V Ravi Anshuman appointed as part-time member in Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for 3 years.
  17. China appointed Sun Weidong as new Ambassador to India.
  18. Government appointed Ms. Padmaja as next Indian High Commissioner to Republic of Oceanic Nation Tuvalu.
  19. RBI promoted Rabi N Mishra as executive director (ED).
  20. Faiz Hameed appointed by Pakistan military as new Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), military-led spy agency of Pakistan. ISI Chief is answerable only to Army chief and not Prime Minister.
  21. Govt. approved extension to Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi's tenure as Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).
  22. Uttar Pradesh Govt. appointed Prabhat Kumar as new chairman of Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission.
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
Bihar
Odisha
None of These


19. Mohamed Ould Ghazouani Became First Elected President of _________________ (Northwest Africa). Mauritania went to polls for first time since gaining independence from France 60 years ago. After independence, it was mostly ruled by Non-elected military governments.

Ethiopia
Mozambique
Madagascar
Mauritania
None of These


20. ________________ is appointed as Director-General India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Mrutyunjay Mohapatra
H R Khan
Sumanta Chaudhuri
Pradeep Singh Kharola
None of These


21. NASA selected Dipankar Banerjee, solar physicist from Indian Institute of Astrophysics as a Co-Investigator for its PUNCH mission (_______________), which will image the Sun. This is a landmark mission that will image regions beyond the Sun’s outer corona.

Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere
Polarimeter to Unique Corona and Heliosphere
Polarimeter to Unify the Core and Heliosphere
Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Hemisphere
None of These


22. ________________ Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya has been given additional charge of Governor of Manipur, in absensce of Najma Heptulla (Governor of Manipur).

Mizoram
Nagaland
Arunachal Pradesh
Tripura
None of These


23. Nayib Bukele has been appointed as New President of __________________ (Central American Nation).

Cuba
Paraguay
Uruguay
El Salvador
None of These


24. Newly Appointed Deputy CMs and Speakers of Recently elected State Assemblies -

  1. Andhra Pradesh -
    1. Speaker - Tammineni Sitaram
    2. Deputy CM - Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose, Alla Nani, K. Narayana Swamy, Pushpasreevani Pamula, Amzath Basha Shaik Bepari
    3. Chief Minister - Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
    4. Also, Ajeya Kalama is appointed as Principal Advisor to Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy.
  2. ___________________ -
    1. Speaker - Pasang Dorjee Sona
    2. Chief Minister - Pema Khandu
  3. Odisha -
    1. Speaker - Surjya Narayan Patro
    2. Chief Minister - Naveen Patnaik (CM for his 5th Consecutive Term)
  4. Sikkim -
    1. Speaker - L. B. Das
    2. Chief Minister - Prem Singh Tamang
Tripura
Manipur
Nagaland
Mizoram
Arunachal Pradesh


25. Noted Indian historian _______________________ elected as international member of American Philosophical Society (APS). She is renowned for her scholarship on emperor Aśoka, epigraphy of Mauryan period, and ground-breaking studies about contested Hindu and Muslim history of Somnath. She is among 1013 members elected to APS at its spring 2019 meeting.

Amish Tripathi
Jhumpa Lahiri
Romila Thapar
Rashmi Bansal
None of These


26. Om Birla (BJP MP from Kot-Boondi in _________________) elected as Lok Sabha Speaker for 17th Lok Sabha.

  1. He replaced Virendra Kumar who was appointed as Pro-tem Speaker of Newly Elected 17th Lok Sabha.
Rajasthan
Gujarat
Haryana
Punjab
None of These


27. Prasanta Kumar Saikia Appointed as Chairperson of Lokayukta in _____________________.

Mizoram
Arunachal Pradesh
Meghalaya
Tripura
None of These


28. Prashant Kumar has been Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of __________________ High Court, after previous Chief Justice D N Patel was appointed as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court.

Odisha
Chhattisgarh
Jharkhand
Gujarat
None of These


29. RBI approved appointment of Rakesh Makhija as chairman of _________________, with effect from July 18, 2019 to July 17, 2022.

Yes Bank
HDFC Bank
ICICI Bank
SBI
Axis Bank


30. Raghvendra Singh Chauhan appointed as Chief Justicee of _____________ High Court. Also, V Ramasubramanian appointed appointed as Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court.

Andhra Pradesh
Kerala
Telangana
Karnataka
None of These


31. ___________________ (MD & CEO of Can Fin Homes) has been appointed as MD of National Housing Bank.

Raghuram G Rajan
H R Khan
Arvind Mayaram
Sarada Kumar Hota
None of These


32. ___________________ has been named interim Central Vigilance Commisioner until a new incumbent is chosen.

Nripendra Misra
Sharad Kumar
Sekhar Basu
Arvind Mayaram
None of These


33. Social Justice and Empowerment Minister ___________________ has been appointed Leader of Rajya Sabha (Council of States).

Thawarchand Gehlot
Kalraj Misra
Radha Mohan Singh
Rajnath Singh
None of These


34. ______________ Government appointed K Shanmugam as Chief Secretary (CS) of state, and JK Tripathy as Director General of Police (DGP) of State.

Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
Kanrataka
Kerala
Tamil Nadu


35. _____________ Parliament elected Prayuth Chan-ocha as Prime Minister.

Indonesia
Thailand
Myanmar
Malaysia
None of These


36. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (_____________’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN)) has been elected as President of 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). He will succeed Maria Fernanda Espinosa as President of next General Assembly session that commences in September 2019.

Nigeria
Kenya
Ethipopia
Uganda
None of These


37. VP Sivakolundhu has been elected as new Speaker of _____________________ Assembly.

Arunachal Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Delhi
Goa
Puducherry




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