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Exercise :: Persons - Latest Current Affairs

  • Persons - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Who is the chairman of committee for representing the NCC and NSS?

A. Shivshankar Menon
B. Anil Swarup
C. Vijay Keshav Gokhale
D. Sujatha Singh

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The government has decided to set up a committee under the Chairmanship of Mr Anil Swarup, former Secretary, School Education, with suitable representations from NCC, M/o Youth Affairs and Ministry of HRD to suggest measures to strengthen National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS). The Committee will deal with on issues like expansion, strengthening training infrastructure, rationalizing resources, reducing manpower deficiency affecting NCC and NSS. The Committee will also submit recommend for building synergies between these two institutions viz.

2. 

Name of the Javelin thrower who clinched a gold medal at the Sotteville Athletics Meet in France?

A. Ravinder Singh Khaira
B. Vipin Kasana
C. Jagdish Bishnoi
D. Neeraj Chopra

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has clinched a gold medal at the Sotteville Athletics Meet in France. The Indian youngster secured the top spot in the podium with an 85.17m throw. Moldova's Andrian Mardare took the silver medal after he covered a distance of 81.48m. The bronze medal went to Lithuania's Edis Matusevicius, whose best throw of the night was 79.31m.

3. 

Who clinched ninth consecutive German Grand Prix victory?

A. Danilo Petrucci
B. Maverick Vinales
C. Valentino Rossi
D. Marc Marquez

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Honda's Marc Marquez clinched his ninth consecutive German Grand Prix victory and took a 46-point championship lead over Valentino Rossi into the summer break after dominating what is set to be the final MotoGP race at the Sachsenring. Seven-time world champion Valentino Rossi finished second with his Yamaha team-mate Maverick Vinales third.

4. 

Who won the tilte of 2018 Thailand Open in Bangkok?

A. Nozomi Okuhara
B. PV Sindhu
C. Carolina Marin
D. Saina Nehwal

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

India's star shuttler PV Sindhu (seeded second) suffered a defeat to fourth seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in straight games inside 50 minutes to settle for runners-up spot in the Thailand Open at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok.

5. 

Name the Indian who received the USISPF Leadership Award at the first Annual Leadership Summit of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) in Washington.

A. Aman Mittal
B. Pramod Sharma
C. Ravi Ishaan
D. Ajay Singh

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

D. Jim Umpleby III and Ajay Singh were awarded for their transformative role in developing US-India business relations and enhancing the lives of citizens in United States and India. The Annual Leadership Summit stressed on USISPF's commitment to enhance the strategic partnership between the US and India. The theme for this year's summit was: "Strengthening the Strategic Partnership".