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Appointments Current Affairs Quiz - May 2018

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1. Alicia Pucheta has been been appointed as _______________ Nation Paraguay's first woman President (Interim).

South American
North American
European
Southern African
None of These


2. ____________ and Sabina Indrajit have been appointed as President and the Secretary –General of the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) respectively. ?

Sekhar Basu
Nripendra Misra
Amar Devulapalli
I V Subba Rao
None of These


3. ______________ has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Coal India.

P. Raghavendra Rao
Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha
Raghvendra Singh
Anil Kumar Jha
None of These


4. ___________ Payments Bank appointed Anubrata Biswas as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

Jana
Fino
Idea
Paytm
Airtel


5. Appointments approved by ACC (Appointments Committee of Cabinet) -

  1. Juthika Patankar - as Director General in National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD).
  2. M. Srinivas Rao - Chief Executive Officer in National e-Governance Division (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology).
  3. Rakesh Kumar Gupta - Secretary in Union Public Service Commission.
  4. ______________ - Director General in Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs.
  5. Rakesh Kumar Vats - Chairperson in National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).
Naveen Verma
Ajay Kumar
Sameer Sharma
Sanjay Mitra
None of These


6. Badminton Association of India (BAI) President _____________ has been elected as vice-president of Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC).

Himanta Biswa Sarma
Hasmukh Adhia 
Ajay Prakash Sawhney
Ajay Narayan Jha 
None of These


7. Bollywood singer Mohit Chauhan has been named as Green Ambassador of _____________ by State government.

Nagaland
Sikkim
Arunachal Pradesh
Manipur
None of These


8. Cab Aggregator Uber promoted its India head ______________ as regional general manager for Asia Pacific region (APAC).

Amit Jain
Jagdish Prasad Meena
Balram Bhargava
Rajiv Kumar
None of These


9. Cabinet Reshuffle -

  1. Coal and Railways Minister ________________ has been given Additional charge of Finance Ministry, until Arun Jaitley is on rest due to health issues.
  2. Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore has been given additional charge of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge).
Piyush Goyal
Rajnath Singh
Sushma Swaraj
Nitin Gadkari
None of These


10. Caribbean island Nation ____________ elected Mia Mottley as its first female Prime Minister since gaining independence from UK in 1966 ?

Jamaica
Trinidad and Tobago
Grenada
Barbados
None of These


11. ___________ has been appointed as new Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS).

Atanu Chakraborty 
Rajiv Kumar
Asha Ram Sihag
Devraj Anbu
None of These


12. Dilip Tirkey has been appointed as chairman of ______________ Tourism Development Corporation ?

Gujarat
Odisha
Goa
Maharashtra
None of These


13. Facebook appointed _______________ as CEO of Whatsapp after Co-founder Jan Koum resigned amid Recent Data-leak Controversies.

Surendra Nath Tripathi
G. Narayana Raju
Anil Gopishankar Mukim
Anand Kumar
Chris Daniels


14. Former _______________ Mukul Rohatgi has been appointed as an eminent jurist in selection committee for appointment of Lokpal.


Attoney General
Solicitior General
Chief Justice of India
Prime Minister
None of These


15. Former Supreme Court Judge _________________ is appointed as chairman of Press Council of India (PCI) for second term ?

K.V. Eapen
D.M. Mulay
Hasmukh Adhia
C K Prasad
None of These


16. Giuseppe Conte has been appointed as New Prime Minister of European Nation _______________.

Spain
Russia
Italy
France
None of These


17. Government appointed Defence Secretary ________________ to hold additional charge as Chief of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), replacing S. Christopher who completed his term ?

Rajiv Gauba
Sanjay Mitra
Nripendra Misra
Asha Ram Sihag
None of These


18. Government appointed former SC Judge ________________ as President of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) ?

Alok Srivastava
R K Agrawal
Subash C Garg
Ameising Luikham
None of These


19. Government appointed non-executive chairpersons in 3 public sector banks, as first appointment of bank executives recommended by Banks Board Bureau headed by Bhanu Pratap Sharma.

  1. _____________ - Anjali Bansal
  2. Punjab & Sind Bank - Charan Singh
  3. Central Bank of India - Tapan Ray
BOB
Indian Bank
SBI
Dena Bank
None of These


20. Government appointed noted artist and sculptor ____________________ as regular Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi. He replaced M.L. Srivastava, who was appointed Protem (Temporary) Chairman recently.

Uttam Pacharne
Hasmukh Adhia
Jagdish Prasad Meena
Rajiv Kumar
None of These


21. Government extende tenure of Cabinet Secretary ______________________ by 1 year, till June 2019.

Pradeep Kumar Sinha
Girish Sahni
Naveen Verma
Asha Ram Sihag
None of These


22. Haradanahalli Devegowda Kumaraswamy (Janata Dal (Secular)) has been appointed as New Chief Minister of ______________. G Parameshwara was selected as Deputy Chief Minister, and First Dalit for this post. Ramesh Kumar is selected as Assembly Speaker.

  1. H D Kumaraswamy Replaced B. S. Yeddyurappa of BJP, who had to step down after staying as CM for Just 6 Days as BJP did not achieve Majority in recent assembly elections.
  2. BJP - 104 Seats (112 Required for Majority), Congress - 78 Seats, JDS - 37 Seats.
  3. INC and JD (S) partnered to form government,with appointment of H D Kumaraswamy as CM.
Kerala
Karnataka
Gujarat
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


23. Hockey India appointed ________________ as chief coach of Indian men’s hockey team, replacing Sjoerd Marijne who take back his role as coach of Women’s Hockey Team.

K.P. Krishnan
Ajay Prakash Sawhney
C. K. Mishra 
Harendra Singh
None of These


24. Ibrahima Kassory Fofana has been appointed as new prime minister of Guinea (____________).

East Europe
South Africa
North Africa
East Africa
West Africa


25. Indian Ambassadors Appointed in May 2018 -

  1. Munu Mahawar - Sultanate of Oman.
  2. S.D.Moorthy - _____________.
  3. Pradeep Kumar Gupta - Mauritania.
  4. Mahender Singh Kanyal - Suriname.
Nigeria
Niger
South Sudan
Uganda
None of These


26. Indian Analyst C Raja Mohan has been appointed as director of Institute of South Asian Studies, a think tank of National University of ____________.

Singapore
Malaysia
Indonesia
Thailand
None of These


27. _____________ has been appointed as deputy National Security Advisor. Note that Ajit Doval is current National Security Advisor.

Vijay Gokhale
Pankaj Saran
Parameswaran Iyer
Sanjay Mitra
None of These


28. Indian-American ____________ has been appointed as interim judge to civil court of New York City in USA.

Ami Bera
Kamala Harris
Deepa Ambekar
Pramila Jaypal
None of These


29. Indian-American ______________ has been elected as a member of Board of Commissioners of Multnomah County in Oregon (Western USA State). She is first South Asian to be elected in This western US State.

Pramila Jaypal
Ami Bera
Kamala Harris
Seema Verma
Susheela Jayapal


30. India’s former shooter Pawan Singh appointed as Chairman of Result Timing Score Jury by International Shooting Sports Federation for ISSF World Cup in Munich (__________________).

South Africa
India
Germany
USA
None of These


31. Jagdish Mukhi has been appointed as acting governor of ______________ , in absence of Governor Najma Heptullah.

Arunachal Pradesh
Nagaland
Meghalaya
Manipur
None of These


32. _____________’s Saad Hariri has won his 3rd term as Prime Minister.

Israel
Lebanon
UAE
Jordan
None of These


33. Mahathir Mohamad has been elected as new Prime Minister of ___________ (South east Asia), for his 2nd term as PM, after 1st in 1981 – 2003. Aged 92, he is currently oldest PM of any nation in world.

Malaysia
Thailand
Indonesia
Singapore
None of These


34. Misc. Govt. Appointments and Extensions -

  1. New Secretaries -
    1. Heera Lal Samariya - Ministry of Labour & Employment.
    2. Deepak Khandekar - Ministry of ________________.
    3. Amit Khare - Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  2. Extension -
    1. Pawan Kumar Agarwal - Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
    2. N. Baijendra Kumar - CMD of National Mineral Development Corporation.
    3. Usha Sharma - Director General in Archaeological Survey of India.
    4. Yogendra Tripathi - CMD of Food Corporation of India.
    5. Sushil Chandra - Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes.
  3. Pravin Agarwal - BHEL Part Time Director.
Road Transport and Highways
Home Affairs
Railways
Finance
Tribal Affairs


35. Nasirul Mulk is appointed as interim Prime Minister of ____________, ahead of dissolution of current government. General Elections are scheduled in July 2018.

Bangladesh
Pakistan
Afghanistan
Sri Lanka
None of These


36. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has involved Survey of India (Established in 1767, oldest scientific department in India) to strengthen Ganga rejuvenation task by using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. It involves use of Digital Elevation Model (DEM) technology for accurate data collection.

1767
1867
1967
1997
None of These


37. New Governors Appointed -

  1. ________________ - Ganeshi Lal, replacing Satya Pal Malik.
  2. Mizoram - Kummanam Rajasekharan, replacing Nirbhay Sharma.
West Bengal
Maharashtra
Goa
Gujarat
Odisha


38. Nikol Pashinyan has been appointed as prime minister of ________________.

Armenia
Lithunia
Russia
Norway
None of These


39. Radhakrishnan Nair has been appointed as an Additional (Independent) Director in _____________’s board.

Axis Bank
ICICI Bank
HDFC Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank
None of These


40. Rajinder Singh is named the new President of ____________________, after Mariamma Koshy’s resignation.

BCCI
Badminton Association of India
All India Tennis Association
All India Football Federation
Hockey India


41. Ramalingam Sudhakar is appointed as Chief Justice of _____________ High Court (Imphal).

Nagaland
Manipur
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
None of These


42. __________________ has been elected as new Chairperson of Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Ltd. (TRIFED) , while Pratibha Brahma was elected as Vice Chairperson.

Nriendra Misra
Ramesh Chand Meena
Ajit Doval
H R Khan
None of These


43. Ranbir Singh has been appointed as commander of ____________ wing of Indian Army.

Northern
Eastern
Western
Southern
None of These


44. Sarah Mullally became first female Bishop of London, holding 3rd most senior position in the Church of ____________.

Italy
Spain
France
Russia
England


45. _____________ has been re-elected as the independent Chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC).

Dave Richardson
Shashank Manohar
Zaheer Abbas
N. Srinivasan
None of These


46. _________________, took over as 27th Principal Spokesperson of Government of India and Director General of Press Information Bureau.

Sitanshu Ranjan Kar
Sanjay Mitra
Naveen Verma
Injeti Srinivas
None of These


47. Stacey Cunningham has beeen appointed as First woman President of New York Stock Exchange (_____________).

Norway
France
Spain
Russia
USA


48. __________________ has been appointed as Chairman of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).

Subhash Chandra Khuntia
H R Khan
Raghvendra Singh
Ajay Kumar
None of These


49. ________________ has been named first Chief Financial Officer of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

B.P. Kanungo
Sudha Balakrishnan
Viral V. Acharya
N. S. Vishwanathan
None of These


50. Sukhdeep Sangwan has been appointed as Director General of ______________.

BSF
SSB
CRPF
CISF
Assam Rifles


51. US India Business Council named ________________ as its head for India.

Ambika Sharma
Inder Jit Singh
S.K. Kohli
Rajiv Nayan Choubey
None of These


52. US Senate confirmed ____________________ as first female director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Nikki Haley
Kamala Harris
Gina Haspel
Pramila Jayapal
None of These


53. __________________ President Nicolas Maduro won another six years term, after being re-elected.

Portugese
Brazilian
Russian
Venezuelan
None of These


54. Vladimir Putin sworn-in as President of _________________ for 4th time, for six-year term. While, Dmitry Medvedev is appointed as Prime Minister for his 2nd term.

USA
Spain
France
Greece
Russia


55. Yudhvir Singh Malik (Secretary in Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways) has been given additional charge as chairman of ______________.

BHEL
SAIL
NHAI
GAIL
None of These




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