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Exercise :: Persons - Latest Current Affairs

  • Persons - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Who is appointed as the Chief Business Officer of Walmart India?

A. Sameer Aggarwal
B. Deep Kalra
C. Abhishek Goyal
D. Bhavish Aggarwal

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Walmart India, the U.S. retail major, appointed Sameer Aggarwal as its Chief Business Officer. Mr.Sameer has been elevated from his position as EVP, chief strategy and administrative officer to the Chief Business Officer with immediate effect. Aggarwal will now lead strategy, merchandising, cost analytics, e-commerce, technology, marketing, and replenishment. Walmart India also appointed Anuj Singh as Head-Category Merchandising. The announcement followed after the resignation of Executive Vice-President (EVP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Devendra Chawla. Mr.Chawla had joined Walmart India in July last year from Future Consumer, a part of Kishore Biyani-led Future Group.

2. 

Ananth Narayanan, who resigned his CEO post from which of the following firm?

A. Walmart
B. Flipkart
C. Myntra
D. Big Basket

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Flipkart-owned Myntra's CEO Ananth Narayanan has resigned from his role with his position set to be abolished. Flipkart's Amar Nagaram has been given the responsibility to head Myntra. Key Myntra leaders such as Chief Revenue Officer Mithun Sundar and human resources head Manpreet Ratia have also resigned.

3. 

Name of the first Indian who wins Mister Supranational title in Poland.

A. Sahil Salathia
B. Nitin Chauhaan
C. Sidharth Malhotra
D. Prathamesh Maulingkar

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Goa's Prathamesh Maulingkar has created history by becoming the first Asian/Indian to win Mister Supranational title in a competition held at Krynica-Zdroj, Poland. The 27-year-old defeated 37 contestants from all over the world in the final round to win the coveted title. At the same pageant, Mister Supranational Poland was adjudged first runner-up, Mister Supranational Brazil was adjudged second runner-up and Mister Supranational Thailand was announced as the third runner-up.

4. 

Who was elected as the 14th chairman of the Coca-Cola Company?

A. Alexis M. Herman
B. Barry Diller
C. James Quincey
D. Chris Davis

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

James Quincey was elected as the 14th chairman of the Coca-Cola Company, succeeding Muhtar Kent, who plans to retire in April after a Coca-Cola system career that started in 1978. Quincey, currently serves as president and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company and will become chairman following the company's annual meeting in April 2019. Brian Smith will become president and chief operating officer of the company on Jan. 1, 2019. The company also announced that Sam Nunn, the Coca-Cola director, will also retire and Maria Elena "Mel" Lagomasino, will succeed Nunn as an independent director.

5. 

Who has been honoured with this year's Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award?

A. Jayachandran S
B. Imran Siddiqui
C. Valmik Thapar
D. Jyoti Sharma

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Hyderabad-based conservationist Imran Siddiqui has been honoured with this year's Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award, which is India's most prestigious award. Siddiqui, who is an Assistant Director for Conservation Science at WCS-India monitors tiger in 10,000 sq km, including Nagarjunasagar Srisailam, Amrabad and Kawal Tiger Reserves, and corridors connecting to Tadoba and Tirupati Forests.