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Appointments Current Affairs Quiz - September 2017

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1. _________ has been elected as chairperson of board of The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) ?

Abanti Sankaranarayanan
Nripendra Misra
Pradeep Kumar Sinha 
Rajinder Khanna
None of These

2. Angela Merkel won fourth term as chancellor of __________ ?

None of These

3. ___________ has been appointed as interim Chairman of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) ?

C.K. Mishra
Trilochan Mohapatra
G. Gurucharan
B Sambamurthy
None of These

4. ________ has been appointed as Chairman-cum-Managing Director of NHPC (National Hydro Power Corporation) ?

Sekhar Basu
Shobhana K Pattanayak
Rajiv Nayan Choubey
Rajeev Kapoor
Balraj Joshi

5. _________ appointed Royana Singh as its first woman Chief Proctor. ?

Aligarh Muslim University
Delhi University
Banaras Hindu University
Allahabad University
None of These

6. Cabinet Changes -

  1. New Cabinet Ministers
    1. Nirmala Sitharaman - Ministry of Defence. Sitharaman is first woman after Indira Gandhi to hold portfolio of Defence Minister.
    2. ___________________ - Ministry of Railways (also Minister of State for Coal Ministry (IC))
    3. Dharmendra Pradhan - Ministry of Petroleum and Natural. He will also hold Ministry for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
    4. Muqtar Abbas Naqvi - Ministry of Minority Affairs.
    5. Nitin Gadkari - Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (also holds Ministry of Road Transport and Highways)
    6. Uma Bharti - Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
    7. Narendra Singh Tomer - Ministry of Mines (Also Holds Ministry of Rural Development and Minsitry of Panchayati Raj)
    8. Suresh Prabhu -Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  2. New Ministers Of State
    1. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat - Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
    2. Krishna Raj - Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
    3. K J Alphons - Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
    4. Satya Pal Singh - Ministry of Human Resource Development AND Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
    5. Virendra Kumar - Ministry of Women and Child Development AND Ministry of Minority affairs.
    6. Anant Kumar Hegde - Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
    7. Mahesh Sharma - Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
    8. Sudarshan Bhagat - Tribal Affairs
    9. Rao Inderjit Singh - Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
    10. Arjun Ram Meghwal - Minsitry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation AND Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
    11. Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary - Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Mines
    12. Pon Radhakrishna - Ministry of Finance AND Ministy of Shipping
    13. Shiv Pratap Shukla - Ministry of Finance
  3. New Ministers of State (Independent Charge)
    1. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore - Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (IC)
    2. Hardeep Puri - Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (IC)
    3. RK Singh- Ministry of Power (IC) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (IC)
    4. K J Alphons - Ministry of Tourism (IC)
    5. Mahesh Sharma - Ministry of Culture (IC)
    6. Santosh Kumar Gangwar - Minsitry of Labour & Employment (IC)
    7. Giriraj Singh - Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (IC)
    8. Rao Inderjit Singh - Ministry of Planning (IC)
    9. Piyush Goyal - Ministry of State for Coal Ministry (IC)) ?
Piyush Goyal
Dharmendra Pradhan
Suresh Prabhu
Radha Mohan Singh
None of These

7. Devendra Kumar Joshi has been appointed as Lieutenant Governor of UT of ____________ ?

Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Daman and Diu
None of These

8. ___________ Chairman Abhay Firodia has been elected as president of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) ?

Force Motors
Ford Motors
Toyota Motors
Maruti Suzuki Motors
None of These

9. Former UN Secretary-General ___________ has been elected as Chair of Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for 4 years term ?

Ban Ki-moon
Christine Lagrade
Shinzo Abe
Takehiko Nakao
None of These

10. Government extended term of Chief Economic Adviser _________ by one year till October 2018 ?

Sekhar Basu
Arvind Mayaram
Raghuram Rajan
Arvind Subramanian
None of These

11. Halimah Yacob has been appointed as 8th President of ___________ (and First female ever) ?

None of These

12. _____________ has been appointed as Chairperson of National Authority Chemical Weapons Convention (NACWC) ?

Bharathi Sivaswami Siha
Inder Jit Singh
Rajiv Nayan Choubey
Rajeev Kapoor 
None of These

13. _________ Chairman Rajat Sharma elected as President of News Broadcasters Association (NBA) for 2017-18. ?

Aaj tak
Zee News
ABP News
India TV

14. Indian Person ________ has been appointed as Vice-Chairman of International Egg Commission (Belgium) ?

Suresh Chitturi
Ramesh Abhishek 
Susheel Kumar
Jai Priye Prakash
None of These

15. Joao Lourenco appointed as _______ (South African Nation)'s first new President in 38 years ?

South African
None of These

16. KV Rama Moorthy appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ________ ?

Tamilnad Mercantile Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank
None of These

17. Kenneth I. Juster has been nominated as next _________ ambassador to India. ?

None of These

18. Housing Finance Firm ______________ appointed Harshil Mehta as Joint Managing Director & CEO. ?

LIC Housing Finance
None of These

19. ___________ has been appointed as chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of United India Insurance Company ?

Navtej Sarna
Rita A Teaotia
Preeti Sudan
M. Nagaraja Sarma
None of These

20. _____________ has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). ?

Mahendra Pratap Mall
Naveen Verma
Ashok Kumar Gupta
Rashmi Verma
None of These

21. Mercedes Araoz Fernandez has been appointed as new Prime Minister of _______ ?

None of These

22. Ministry of Coal appointed ____________ as CMD of Coal India Ltd ?

Naveen Verma 
Gopal Singh
Parameswaran Iyer
M. Nair Rajeevan
None of These

23. _________ has been appointed as Chairman-Cum-Managing Director (CMD) of state-run National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC). ?

Ajay Prakash Sahaney
Ajay Narayan Jha
Rita A Teaotia
N Baijendra Kumar
None of These

24. New Indian Ambassadors Appointed -

  1. Gautam Bambawale - _______
  2. Ajay Bisaria - Pakistan
  3. Harsh Kumar Jain - Slovakia
  4. Vani Sarraju Rao -Estonia
  5. Palau - Jaideep Mazumdar

25. Newly Appointed Governors of Various States -

  1. B. D. Mishra - ___________
  2. Satya Pal Malik - Bihar
  3. Banwarilal Purohit - Tamil Nadu
  4. Jagdish Mukhi - Assam
  5. Ganga Prasad - Meghalaya
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
None of These

26. Peter Thomson (__________; outgoing president of the UN General Assembly) has been appointed as UN's first Special Envoy for oceans. ?

None of These

27. R A Sankara Narayanan has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of __________ ?

Bank of Maharashtra
Vijaya Bank
Axis Bank
None of These

28. Rajni Kant Mishra has been appointed as new Director General of _______ ?

None of These

29. Raquel Dodge has been appointed as first woman General Prosecutor of _________ (head of internal security of nation) ?


30. ____________ has been appointed as the chairman and managing director of ONGC ?

Devendra Chaudhary
Ramesh Abhishek
Shashi Shanker
Gopal Singh
None of These

31. Sjoerd Marijne (_____________) has been named chief coach of Hockey men’s side. Harendra Singh has been appointed as Specialist coach of senior women’s team ?

None of These

32. _______ multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis appointed Vasant Narasimhan as its CEO ?

None of These

33. _________ has been appointed as Secretary in Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) ?

T. Jacob
Gopal Singh
Rajeev Kapoor
Jai Priye Prakash
None of These

34. Micro-blogging website _______________ appointed Indian-born Sriram Krishnan as Senior Director of Product ?


35._____________ (CEO of A.P. Mahesh Co-operative Urban Bank ) is elected to managing committee of Indian Banks Association (IBA) ?

Upendra Kamath
Umesh Chand Asawa
P R Seshadri
Chanda Kochchar
None of These

36. Unique Identification Authority of India’s (UIDAI) CEO ___________ has been appointed interim chairman of Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) ?

A.B. Pandey
Rajiv Nayan Choubey
Susheel Kumar
Rita Teotia
None of These

37. __________ Goverment appointed actor Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat Mission in state. Note that that Akshay was also recently appointed as brand ambassador for cleanliness campaign in Uttar Pradesh ?

Jammu and Kashmir
Himachal Pradesh

38. ______________ has been elected as Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI). N. Ravi is elected as Vice Chairman ?

Viveck Goenka
Bibek Debroy
Ramesh Abhishek
Rajiv Nayan Choubey
None of These

39. __________ government appointed Binay Tamang as chairman of Gorkha Territorial Administration. ?

West Bengal
None of These

40. _______________ has been appointed as new Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA) ?

Rajeev Kapoor
Bharathi Sivaswami Sihag
Ramesh Abhishek
Susheel Kumar  
Y C Modi

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