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Appointments Current Affairs Quiz - May 2019

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1. AK Mittal has been appointed as New Chief Justice of _______________________ High Court, after recommendation made by SC Collegium ?

None of These

2. Admiral _______________________ has been appointed as New (24th) Chief of Indian Navy. He replaced Admiral Sunil Lanba, who retired as Navy Chief..

  1. Air force Chief Birender Singh Dhanoa received baton of Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) from Outgoing Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba. BS Dhanoa will take over as new Chairman of COSC.
  2. Also, Atul Kumar Jain appointed as as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) of Eastern Naval Command.
Bikram Singh
Bipin Rawat
Karambir Singh
Dalbir Singh Suhag
None of These

3. _____________________ Prime Minister Scott Morrison won his first full term as PM, after his party won majority in 2019 Federal Elections.

None of These

4. Boubou Cisse has been named new Prime Minister of ________________ (West Africa).

Burkia Faso

5. Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) to Central government, Krishnamurthy Subramanian is appointed as 12th member of Advisory Council of 15th Finance Commission.

  1. Finance Commission is constituted under article 280 of Constitution by President of India. It mainly gives its recommendations on tax devolution. It is appointed for a period of five years and comprise of five member including one chairman and four other members.
  2. First FC was constituted under K.C. Neogy on 6th April, __________________________. 15th Finance Commission was constituted in November 2017, to be active between April 2020 - March 2025. It is chaired by N. K. Singh. 14th Finance Commission is headed by Y V Reddy.
None of These

6. Cooperative major IFFCO elected ____________________ as its Chairman and Dileep Sanghani as Vice Chairman.

Balvinder Singh Nakai
Arvind Mayaram
Nripendra Misra
I.V. Subba Rao
None of These

7. Cyril Ramaphosa has been Re-elected as _____________________ president, for his 2nd term.

South Africa
None of These

8. Former SC Judge ______________________ appointed as Member of Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal, London. He will serve 4-year term from till May 2023. Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal resolves disputes of the Commonwealth organisations.

KS Radhakrishnan
Nripendra Misra 
AK Mittal
Bhaskar Khulbe
None of These

9. Former ________________ Cricketer Kumar Sangakkara appointed as President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in England. He became first non-British to head the Club.

Sri Lanka
None of These

10. Igor Stimac (_____________________) has been appointed as Indian men’s football team coach.

None of These

11. India's _________________ re-elected to International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) for another five-year term beginning 2nd March, 2020.

Sekhar Basu
Arvind Mayaram
Nripendra Misra
Jagjit Pavadia
None of These

12. Indian origin Person Madan Bhimrao Lokur has been appointed as Non Resident Judge in Supreme Court of ___________________, for 3 years.

New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
None of These

13. Indian-origin Person ___________________ appointed as Deputy Executive Director in United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships ?

A.K. Dhasmana
Nripendra Misra
Pradeep Kumar Sinha
Arvind Subramanian
Anita Bhatia

14. James Marape elected as New prime minister of Oceanic Nation ________________. His predecessor Peter O'Neill had resigned recently.

Papua New Guinea
New Zealand
None of These

15. Joko Widodo has been re-elected as president of _______________ for his 2nd term, getting 55.5% of votes.

None of These

16. Laurentino Cortizo has been apointed as New president of _____________________ (Central America). Panama is located on Isthmus of Panama (narrow bridge of land connecting North and South America).

None of These

17. ________________ government appointed Ajoy Kumar Mehta as new chief secretary of state.

None of These

18. Major General __________________ has been appointed as first head of India's first tri-services Special Operations Division comprising commandos from all three services. This Division will have elements from Army's Parachute Regiments SF, Marine Commandos (MARCOS) of Navy and Garud Commandos of Indian Air Force.

B S Dhanoa
AK Dhingra
Bikram Singh
Dalbir Singh Suhag
None of These

19. Misc. Appointments (May 2019) -

  1. SK Ghotia Appointed as Chief of Indian Air Force's Training Command.
  2. Godavarthi VenkataSrinivas appointed as Indian Ambassador to Senegal.
  3. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation appointed Sanjay Ubale as its policy director for India.
  4. Bombay Stock Exchange appointed Jayshree Vyas as its first independent woman director.
  5. Flipkart-owned fashion e-commerce platform Myntra appointed Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma as its first ever official brand ambassadors.
  6. Rakesh Sharma (Bajaj Auto Executive Director) elected as VP (Vice President) of International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (based in Geneva).
  7. Karnataka Bank appointed Balachandra YV and Gokuldas Pai as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Business Officer (CBO), respectively.
  8. Subhash Chand has been appointed as next Ambassador of India to State of Eritrea (East Africa).
  9. LIC Mutual Fund appointed Dinesh Pangtey as Its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
  10. Merchant service and UPI payments app BharatPe appointed Bollywood actor Salman Khan as its brand ambassador.
  11. Ms. Padmaja has been appointed as next Indian Ambassador to Republic of Oceanic Nation Nauru. Its a very small nation with area just 21 KM Square.
  12. Jeffrey Rosen has been appointed as United States' New deputy attorney general, replacing Rod Rosenstein.
  13. Radha Venkatraman appointed as New Indian Ambassador to Kingdom of Eswatini (Previously Called Swaziland).
  14. IL&FS Engineering appointed Karim Raza Khan as CEO.
  15. _____________________________ appointed Mueenul Haq as its New Ambassador to India.
  16. Alapan Bandyopadhyay appointed as new home secretary of West Bengal and Saurav Das become state's chief electoral officer.
  17. US-based retail chain Walmart appointed Suresh Kumar as Its chief technology officer and chief development officer. Also, Sandeep Patil has been appointed as India Managing Director of Truecaller.
  18. Supreme Court extended tenure of VK Jain as judicial member of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC).
  19. Abhay Kumar has been appointed as new Indian Ambassador to Comoros (East Africa).
None of These

20. Muhammadu Buhari has been appointed as _____________________'s president for his second term.

None of These

21. Naruhito became Japan’s new Emperor after historic abdication of his father Akihito (First Abdiction in over 200 years). It marks end of Heisei Era and Beginnig of Reiwa Era. Naruhito is Japan’s ______________________ emperor. Term “Reiwa” means “Beautiful Harmony”.

None of These

22. New Chief Justices Appointed in Different High Courts (as recommended by Supreme Court Collegium recently) -

  1. S Ravindra Bhat - ______________________High Court.
  2. A S Oka - Karnataka High Court.
  3. Ramachandra Menon - Chhattisgarh High Court
J & K
None of These

23. Peter Mutharika has been re-elected as President of _____________________ (East Africa).

Saudi Arabia
None of These

24. President appointed Jharkhand HC Judge D N Patel as chief justice of _________________ high court. He will succeed Rajendra Menon, who is scheduled to retire in June.


25. RBI appointed its former Deputy Governor, R Gandhi, on board of private sector lender ___________________ as an additional director.

YES Bank
Axis Bank
None of These

26. ______________________ will be appointed as Chaiaman at FMCG firm ITC, after former chairman Yogesh Chander Deveshwar passed away recently.

Sanjiv Puri
Aditya Puri
Arvind Mayaram
Sunder Pichai
None of These

27. _________________’s Dragan Mihailovic has been appointed as new head coach of the Indian Men’s Volleyball team by Volleyball Federation of India (VFI).

None of These

28. Sh. Narendra Modi Sworn In as Prime Minister of India, for his 2nd consecutive Term. Along with him, council of Union ministers was also sworn in, consisting of 57 Members (24 Cabinet Ministers, 9 Ministers of State (Independent Charge) and 24 Ministers of State).

  1.  Cabinet Ministers -
    • ‏Rajnath Singh - Defence
    • _____________________________________________- Home Affairs 
    • Nirmala Sitharaman - Finance; Corporate Affairs
    • Subrahmanyam Jaishankar - External Affairs
    • Nitin Gadkari - Road Transport and Highways; Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
    • DV Sadananda Gowda - Chemical and Fertilizers
    • Ram Vilas Paswan - Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
    • Narendra Singh Tomar - Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Rural Development; Panchayati Raj
    • Ravi Shankar Prasad - Law and Justice; Communications; Electronics and Information Technology
    • Harsimrat Kaur Badal - Food Processing Industries
    • Thawarchand Gehlot - Social Justice and Empowerment
    • Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank - Human Resource Development
    • Arjun Munda - Tribal Affairs
    • Smriti Irani - Women and Child Development; Textiles
    • Dr. Harsh Vardhan - Health and Family Welfare; Science and Technology; Earth Sciences
    • Prakash Javdekar - Environment, Forest and Climate Change; Information and Broadcasting 
    • Piyush Goyal - Railways; Commerce and Industries
    • Dharmendra Pradhan - Petroleum and Natural Gas; Steel 
    • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi - Minority Affairs
    • Prahlad Joshi - Parliamentary Affairs; Coal; Mines
    • Mahendra Nath Pandey - Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
    • Arvind Sawant - Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise
    • Giriraj Singh - Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries 
    • Gajendra Singh Shekhawat - Jal Shakti (formed by merging Merging Water Resources and Drinking Water Ministries)
  2. Ministers of State (Independent Charge) -
    • Santosh Kumar Gangwar - Labour and Employment
    • Rao Inderjit Singh - Statistics and Programme Implementation; Planning 
    • Shripad Yesso Naik - Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); MoS Defence
    • Dr. Jitendra Singh - Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; MoS PMO; Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space
    • Kiren Rijiju - Youth Affairs and Sports; MoS Minority Affairs
    • Prahalad Singh Patel - Culture; Tourism
    • Raj Kumar Singh - Power; New and Renewable Energy; MoS Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
    • Hardeep Singh Puri - Housing and Urban Affairs; Civil Aviation; MoS Commerce and Industry
    • Mansukh L Mandaviya - Shipping; MoS Chemicals and Fertilizers
  3. Ministers of State -
    • Faggansingh Kulaste- Steel
    • Ashwini Kumar Choubey - Health and Family Welfare
    • Arjun Ram Meghwal - Parliamentary Affairs; Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
    • General (Retd) VK Singh - Road Transport and Highways
    • Krishan Pal - Social Justice and Empowerment
    • Danve Raosaheb Dadarao - Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution
    • G Kishan Reddy - Home Affairs
    • Parshottam Rupala - Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
    • Ramdas Athawale - Social Justice and Empowerment
    • Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti - Rural Development
    • Babul Supriyo - Environment, Forest and Climate Change
    • Sanjeev Kumar Balyan - Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries
    • Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao - Human Resource Development; Communications; Electronics and Information Technology
    • Anurag Singh Thakur - Finance; Corporate Affairs
    • Angadi Suresh Channabasappa - Railways
    • Nityanand Rai - Home Affairs
    • Rattan Lal Kataria - Jal Shakti; Social Justice and Empowerment
    • V Muraleedharan - External Affairs; Parliamentary Affairs
    • Renuka Singh Saruta - Tribal Affairs
    • Som Parkash - Commerce and Industry
    • Rameswar Teli - Food Processing Industries
    • Pratap Chandra Sarangi - Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
    • Kailash Choudhary - Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
    • Debasree Chaudhuri - Women and Child Development
  4. Facts about swearing-in Ceremony and Council of Ministers -
    1. Oath of Office and Secrecy was administered by President Ram Nath Kovind.
    2. Leaders of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Nations were invited for swearing-in ceremony. BIMSTEC comprises Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar. It does not Include Pakistan. Sooronbay Jeenbekov (President of Kyrgyzstan) and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth also attended the ceremony.
    3. 17th Lok Sabha will have highest ever representation of women MPs, with 78 women MPs being elected.
    4. Chandrani Murmu of Beeju Janta Dal from Odisha became Youngest ever women MP, at age of 25 Years. She won from Keonjhar constituency.
    5. UAE Capital Abu Dhabi celebrated PM Modi swearing-in by lighting up Adnoc tower in Indian tricolour.
    6. Nirmala Sitharaman became first full-time female Finance Minister of India, replacing Arun Jaitley who opted out of new Cabinet because of health issues. In 2017, she had also become first full-time female Defence Minister of India. Earlier, Indira Gandhi had briefly taken additional charge of Finance and Defence ministries during her tenure as Prime Minister.
    7. Central government formed ‘Jal Shakti’ Ministry by Merging Water Resources and Drinking Water Ministries.
    8. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar became first career diplomat to be appointed as External Affairs Minister of India.
Arun Jaitley
Yashwant Sinha
Amit Shah
Amar Singh
None of These

29. Stevo Pendarovski has been elected as president of __________________.

North Macedonia

30. Supreme Court reached its full sanctioned strength of __________________________ with appointment of 4 new judges - Aniruddha Bose, Surya Kant, A S Bopanna, B R Gavai.

None of These

31. ________________________ crowned its new King Maha Vajiralongkorn, marking first ascension of a new monarch in seven decades. King Vajiralongkorn is tenth monarch of Chakri dynasty, which has reigned since 1782. Last coronation was held in 1950 for king's father Bhumibol Adulyadej.

None of These

32. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande (_______________) is set to be appointed as Next President of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), for 74th session beginning Sep 2019.

None of These

33. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres appointed Indian Army officer Shailesh Tinaikar as new Commander of United Nations Mission in ______________ .

South Sudan
None of These

34. US Air Force General Tod D. Wolters has been appointed as top military officer of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), headquartered in _________________.


35. _________________ Small Finance Bank appointed Nitin Chugh as its New Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

None of These

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