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Exercise :: Persons - Latest Current Affairs

  • Persons - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Whom to inaugurate World Telugu Conference recently?

A. Shri Arjun Sharma
B. Shri M Venkaiah Naidu
C. Shri Naresh Sharma
D. Shri Ramesh Gupta

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Telangana government under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is gearing up for the five- day long mega literary festival of World Telugu Conference beginning from tomorrow. For the first time after the bifurcation of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, the international convection is being organized at Hyderabad. Around 8,000 delegates and 250 cultural organizations across the globe would be participating in the five-day long Conference at LB Stadium. The amount of Rs 50 crore has already been sanctioned by the Telangana government.

2. 

Who of the following was honoured with the Companion of Honour at Buckingham Palace?

A. Barbara Cartland
B. Sidney Sheldon
C. JK Rowling
D. John Grisham

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Harry Potter author JK Rowling brought a touch of magic to Buckingham Palace as she was made a Companion of Honour. She received the prestigious award from Prince William as recognition of her services to literature and philanthropy.

3. 

Who is Named as ABCs Best Youth Boxer?

A. Naresh Iyer
B. Hari Rajan
C. Vijaya Prakash
D. Sachin Siwach

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

World youth champion Sachin Siwach was named the Asian Boxing Confederation's best youth boxer of the year 2017 after winning an online poll conducted by the continental body. Siwach polled 36.2 % votes in this category. Siwach claimed the Asian youth championships silver this year besides a gold at the Youth Commonwealth Games. India also fetched the Best Asian International Technical Official (ITO) award with Lenny D'Gama winning the online poll. D'Gama polled 45.5%.

4. 

Who is World's Highest-Paid Athlete of All Time?

A. James Williams
B. Peter John
C. Michael Jordan
D. Williams Herson

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

As per Forbes, Michael Jordan named as the highest-paid athletes of all time. The 54-year-old has a whopping $1.7 billion in the bank. Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods is standing at the second spot. Late America golfer Arnold Palmer is at No.3 with incredible $1.4 billion to his name.

5. 

Who addresses FICCI's 90th Annual General Meet (AGM) in New Delhi?

A. Narendra Modi
B. Ram Nath Kovind
C. Venkaiyah Nadu
D. Rajnath Singh

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) 90th Annual General Meeting at the Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. Rashesh Shah, the Chairman & CEO of Edelweiss Group took charge as FICCI President. The theme for this year's AGM is 'Indian Business in a New India'. Highlights of PM Modi's address: Over 5 crore toilets were built in the last three years. There have been 3 crore new entrepreneurs in the last three years.