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Appointments Current Affairs Quiz - November 2018

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1.___________________ has been appointed as Chairman of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) ?

A.M. Naik
I.V. Subba Rao
Nripendra Misra 
Bhaskar Khulbe 
None of These


2. ________________ has been appointed as Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Pradeep Kumar Sinha
Trilochan Mohapatra
Arvind Saxena
Arun Srivastava
None of These


3. Asim Kumar Roy appointed Lokayukta of ____________________ for 3 years.

Arun Goel
Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas 
Ajay Kumar
West Bengal
None of These


4. Bank for International Settlements (BIS) appointed _________________________ as Chief Representative for Asia and Pacific.

Subash C Garg
D.M. Mulay
Ajay Kumar
Rajiv Kumar
Siddharth Tiwari


5. ____________________ has been given additional charge of Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, in addition to his existing portfolio of Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation.

Pushpa Subrahmanyam
Ajay Kumar Bhalla
D. V. Sadananda Gowda
K.V. Eapen 
None of These


6. Finance Ministry appointed CBDT member ____________________ as Convenor of Task Force that is drafting New Direct Tax Legislation (Law). It was constituted in November 2017 to review Income-tax Act 1961 and to draft new direct tax law in consonance with economic needs.

Akhilesh Ranjan
Arvind Mayaram
Raghuram Rajan
Sekhar Basu
None of These


7. Gafur Rakhimov (_________________________) elected as President of International Boxing Association (AIBA).

Kazakhstan
Uzbekistan
Kyrgyzstan
Turkmenistan
None of These


8. Goverment appointed UIDAI CEO _______________________ as new revenue secretary, succeeding Hasmukh Adhia. Also, Sumanta Chaudhuri is appointed as new Coal Secretary.

Ajay Bhushan Pandey
Nripendra Misra
Arvind Mayaram
Sekhar Basu
None of These


9. Government appointed ____________________ as Chairperson of Competition Commission of India (CCI), replacing Sudhir Mital.

  1. Competition comissoion was established in October 2003 and became fully functional in May 2009.
  2. It consists of Chairperson and 2 - 6 Members. Presently, Chairperson and four Members are in position.
Ashok Kumar Gupta
Ashutosh Sharma
Amarjeet Sinha
Renu Swarup
None of These


10. Government appointed K Dash, Akhilesh Ranjan and Neena Kumar as new members of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). Current Chairperson of CBDT is _____________________.

Nilam Sawhney
K.P. Krishnan
Shekhar C. Mande
Sushil Chandra
None of These


11. Government appointed __________________ as Chairperson of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).

 K. Sivan
Shekhar Basu
Arvind Mayaram
Nageswara Rao Guntur
None of These


12. Government appointed ____________________ as full-time Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED), for 2 years.

Arvind Mayaram
Sanjay Kumar Mishra
Pravin Srivastava
Raghvendra Singh
None of These


13. Government appointed Vijay Kumar Dev as Chief Secretary of _____________________.

Goa
Lakshadweep
Daman an Diu
Puducherry
Delhi


14. India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) appointed ___________________ as its new President.

Rajesh Ram Mishra
Rakesh Srivastava
Deepak Khandekar
Amarendra Kumar Dubey
None of These


15. International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) elected ______________________’s Kim Jong-yang as its next president.

Vietnam
Japan
China
South Korea
None of These


16. _____________________ has been appointed the chairman of the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI).

Arvind Mayram
Rahul Prasad Bhatnagar
Jalaj Srivastava
Binoy Kumar
None of These


17. Misc. Appointments (Nov 2018) -

  1. MSG Menon appointed as Director General (Wks & Cer) of IAF.
  2. P S Rajeshwar appointed as 12th Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to Chairman, COSC.
  3. Vishwesh Chaube appointed as new Member (Engineering) in Railway Board.
  4. Hemant Gupta, R Subhash Reddy, M R Shah and Ajay Rastogi appointed as Judges in Supreme Court.
    1. Sanctioned strength of Supreme court judges is ______________________________________________. Current strength is 28.
  5. Sanjay Kumar Verma appointed as next Ambassador of India to Japan.
  6. Dinkar Asthana appointed as next Ambassador of India to Lao People's Democratic Republic.
  7. Nina Tshering La appointed as next Ambassador of India to Democratic Republic of Congo
  8. Gaddam Dharmendra appointed as India’s Ambassador to Iran.
  9. American multinational investment bank Citigroup appointed John Dugan as its new chairman.
  10. Electric carmaker Tesla appointed Robyn Denholm as Chairman, after Elon Musk resigned from Post.
  11. Indian-American Sikh businessman Harry Singh Sidhu been elected as Mayor of Anaheim city in California (US).
  12. Lok Sabha Secretary General Snehlata Shrivastava got one-year extension in her tenure.
  13. Apple appointed Ashish Chowdhary as its India operation head.
  14. Abhay Kumar appointed as next Ambassador of India to Republic of Madagascar.
  15. Abhay Thakur appointed as next High Commissioner of India to Nigeria.
  16. Stephen Barclay has been appointed as new Brexit Secretary by British Prime Minister Theresa May.
  17. Ministry of Woman and Child Development (WCD) nominated three members to National Commission for Women (NCW) - Chandramukhi Devi, Soso Shaiza, and Kamlesh Gautam. New appointments now leave two positions vacant in NCW. Rekha Sharma is current chairperson of NCW.
  18. Ms Nina Tshering La appointed next Ambassador of India to Republic of Congo (Central Africa).
  19. Google appointed Kerala-born former Oracle product chief Thomas Kurian as head of its cloud division.
  20. Hospitality chain OYO Hotels appointed Aditya Ghosh as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for its India and South Asia operations.
  21. Messaging Platform WhatsApp appointed Abhijit Bose as its India head.
  22. State Bank of Mauritius (SBM) appointed Sidharth Rath as its Managing Director (MD) for India Operations.
  23. LG Electronics appointed Brian Kwon as new president for its Mobile Business.
  24. Earl Eddings named as Chairman of Cricket Australia (CA).
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31
35
37
None of These


18. New Chief Justices of 4 High Courts Appointed -

  1. Sanjay Karol - _____________________
  2. Amreshwar Pratap Sahi - Bihar
  3. SK Seth - Madhya Pradesh
  4. Govind Mathur - Uttar Pradesh
Delhi
Tripura
Chhattisgarh
West Bengal
None of These


19. Pranoy Kumar Musahary has been appointed as chairperson of ______________________’s first Lokayukta.

Nagaland
West Bengal
Manipur
Meghalaya
None of These


20. ____________________ Bank appointed Vikas Muttoo as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its subsidiary Swadhaar Finserve.

RBL
ICICI
HDFC
Axis
None of These


21. Salome Zurabishvili to become First woman to be appointed as President of __________, after she won presidential elections.

Georgia
USA
UK
Russia
None of These


22. Sprinter Hima Das appointed as first ever youth ambassador of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) India. She was the first Indian athlete to win gold medal in track event at IAAF World U20 Championships held in Tampere (____________________). In 2018 Asian Games, she won silver medal in 400 m.

Sweden
Finland
Switzerland
Poland
None of These


23. Sunil Arora appointed as new Chief Election Commissioner of India, replacing OP Rawat.

  1. Election commission of India contains 1 Chief Election Commissioner and 2 Election Commissioners. 1 Seat of Election commissioner is currently held by _________________ and Other is currently vacant.
Upendra Prasad Singh
Yogendra Tripathi
Arvind Mayaram
Ashok Lavasa
None of These


24. __________________ biologist Joyce Msuya appointed as acting Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), after resignation of Erik Solheim.

Spanish
Brazilian
Japanese
Uruguyan
Tanzanian


25. United Nations children’s agency UNICEF appointed 14 year old Millie Bobby Brown as its youngest ever goodwill ambassador.

  1. Also, Singer Nahid Afrin of _______________ has been appointed as first ‘Youth Advocate’ of north eastern region by UNICEF to fight for child rights.
Manipur
Meghalaya
Assam
Mizoram
None of These


26. Voreqe Bainimarama re-appointed as Prime Minister of ____________________ (Oceanic Nation).

Fiji
Vanuatu
Soloman Islands
Trinidad and Tobago
None of These


27. World ___________________ appointed David Tait as its next CEO.

Customs Organization
Gold Council
Health Organization
Trade Organization
None of These




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