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Exercise :: Persons - Latest Current Affairs

  • Persons - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Who inaugurated the Chamba Tunnel in Uttarakhand under Chardham Pariyojana through video conference mode on 26 May 2020?

A. Raj Nath Singh
B. Amit Shah
C. Nirmala Sitharaman
D. Nitin Gadkari

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the Chamba Tunnel in Uttarakhand under Chardham Pariyojana through video conference mode on 26 May 2020. The tunnel was constructed by the Border Roads Organisation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. 

Who lead the team of scientists of Botanical Survey of India who discovered 3 new plant species namely- Eugenia sphaerocarpa, Goniothalamus sericeus and Memecylon nervosum at the Western Ghats in Kerala and Tamil Nadu?

A. Manju Sharma
B. Samir K. Brahmachari
C. A. A. Mao
D. K.A. Sujana

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

A team of scientists led by K.A. Sujana at the Kolkata based Botanical Survey of India have discovered 3 new plant species namely- Eugenia sphaerocarpa, Goniothalamus sericeus and Memecylon nervosum at the Western Ghats in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

3. 

Who has inaugurated the Indian Dispute Resolution Centre , which provides a paperless dispute resolution environment?

A. Ranjan Gogoi
B. A K Sikri
C. Dipak Misra
D. Jagdish Singh Khehar

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Former Supreme Court judge Justice A K Sikri has inaugurated the Indian Dispute Resolution Centre , which provides a paperless dispute resolution environment.

4. 

Who has been appointed as the Member of Commission on Economic Recovery of New York?

A. Siddhartha Mukherjee
B. Satish Tripathi
C. Rohan Tripathi
D. Abhinay Mukherjee

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Indian-American physician Siddhartha Mukherjee has been appointed as the Member of Commission on Economic Recovery of New York. The commission focuses on jumpstarting the economy of the state that has been hit by COVID-19 pandemic. On the other hand, Indian-origin Satish Tripathi has been appointed as the Member of the commission.

5. 

Who has been named as World Bank's new Vice President and chief economist?

A. Carmen Reinhart
B. Armen Alchian
C. James M. Buchanan
D. Luc Coene

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The World Bank named former Bear Stearns executive Carmen Reinhart as its new Vice President and chief economist, tapping an expert on financial crisis who also serves on the advisory board of the New York Federal Reserve. Reinhart's appointment is effective on June 15, 2020.