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Exercise :: Persons - Latest Current Affairs

  • Persons - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Which Union Minister to commission INS Kiltan into Indian Navy in Visakhapatnam?

A. Smt Nirmala Sitharaman
B. Shri Arun Jaitley
C. Shri Ramesh Kumar
D. Shri Suresh Prabhu

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman commission an indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette INS Kiltan into the Indian Navy at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam. The commissioning ceremony will be attended by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and a host of other dignitaries. INS Kiltan is the latest indigenous warship after Shivalik Class, Kolkata Class and sister ships INS Kamorta and INS Kadmatt to have joined the Indian Navy's arsenal.

2. 

Who of the following bags the Centenary National Award for Literature?

A. Anita Desai
B. Arundhati Roy
C. Namita Gokhale
D. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Eminent writer and India author Namita Gokhale has been nominated for the first Centenary National Award for Literature, to be conferred by one of the most prestigious literary bodies in India - the Asam Sahitya Sabha - for her outstanding literary contributions as well as her service to the nation in supporting and showcasing literary talent and creating a literary environment in the country.

3. 

Who has won the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015 -16?

A. Shyam Benegal
B. T M Krishna
C. Javed Akhtar
D. P N Haksar

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Singer T M Krishna won 30th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the year 2015 and 2016. He is a pre-eminent vocalist in the Carnatic tradition of Indian classical music and has been an activist who has worked to break down caste-barriers in the society. The award is conferred for promoting national integration and strengthening nation's sense of solidarity. It carries a citation and a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh.

4. 

Who inagurated the first All India Institute of Ayurveda in New Delhi?

A. Narendra Modi
B. Ram Nath Kovind
C. Venkaiah Naidu
D. Shripad Yasso Naik

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), set up along the lines of AIIMS, on Ayurveda Day. Set up as an apex institute in New Delhi under the ministry of AYUSH, the AIIA aims to bring synergy between Ayurveda and modern diagnostic tools and technology.

5. 

Who of the following won the Shanghai Masters tittle?

A. Marin Cilic
B. Rafeal Nadal
C. Maria Shrapowa
D. Roger Federer

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Roger Federer won world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters and register his fourth victory of the year over his Spanish rival. He is the only man who can still stop Nadal ending the year as number one, took an hour and 12 minutes to claim his sixth title of the year and his second Shanghai crown with a clinical performance. He has also won a record eighth Wimbledon title & became the tournament's oldest champion with a straight-sets victory over Marin Cilic.