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Exercise :: Persons - Latest Current Affairs

  • Persons - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Which Indian police officer has been chosen for the 2019 Asia Society Game Changer award?

A. Sonia Narang
B. Chhaya Sharma
C. Archana Ramasundaram
D. Sanjukta Parashar

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

IPS officer Chhaya Sharma, who led the investigation into the brutal 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape, has been chosen for the 2019 Asia Society Game Changers award along with six others for redefining the role of female police officers. The award identifies and honours true leaders who are making a positive contribution to the future of Asia. This is the first time that all the awardees are women since the awards were launched in 2014.

2. 

Name the Indian officer who was appointed by UN to lead the Mission in Yemen.

A. Harbaksh Singh
B. Dalbir Singh Suhag
C. Abhijit Guha
D. Devraj Anbu

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed a veteran Indian Army official as the head of the world body's observer mission in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah. Lieutenant General (retired) Abhijit Guha appointed as the Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) and head of the UNMHA. He will succeeds Lieutenant General Michael Lollesgaard who served as RCC Chair and head of UNMHA from January 31 to July 31.

3. 

Which among the following pair awarded with Visitor's award 2019 under the category "Research in Biological Sciences"?

A. Neeraj Sharma and Pradeep Goyal
B. Shaon Ray and Deshdeep Sahdev
C. Ashutosh Sharma and Shekhar C. Mande
D. Partima and Asad Ullah Khan

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Visitor's award which is constituted since 2014 to create healthy competition among central universities, is provided under four categories in research field. They are, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Physical Sciences Biological Sciences and Technology Development. ii. Joint award: This year(2019) the award in the field of research in Biological science is jointly awarded to Dr.Partima and Prof. Asad Ullah Khan.

4. 

Who has been appointed as the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board's cricket committee, recently?

A. Kevin Pietersen
B. Michael Vaughan
C. Andrew Strauss
D. Graeme Swann

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Former England captain Andrew Strauss has been appointed as the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board's cricket committee. As a chairman, Strauss will monitor all levels of cricket in England and Wales to ensure a "thriving professional game at the heart of the sport". Andrew Strauss played 100 tests for England from 2004-12, scoring more than 7,000 runs at an average of 40.91, and captained the team to two Ashes series wins. He also served as England's director of cricket between 2015 and 2018.

5. 

Who conferred with UAE Order of Zayed?

A. Vivek Sharma
B. Suresh Sharma
C. Navdeep Suri
D. Dinesh kumar

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Sheikh Khalifa, conferred the Order of Zayed II first class.Mr Navdeep Suri was given the honour in recognition of his efforts during his tenure and his contribution to the development and strengthening of relations between the UAE and India.Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, presented the Order to the ambassador during a meeting at the ministry in Abu Dhabi.