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Exercise :: Persons - Latest Current Affairs

  • Persons - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Who chaired the 35th Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council Meeting in New Delhi ?

A. Nirmala Sitharaman
B. Anurag Singh Thakur
C. Girish Chandra Murmu
D. Vipul Bansal

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The 35th Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council Meeting was held in New Delhi.It was chaired by the Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman and it was her first meeting after assuming the office.

2. 

Justice V Ramasubramanian sworn in as the Chief Justice of the which high court?

A. Patna High Court
B. Meghalaya High Court
C. Jharkhand High Court
D. Himachal Pradesh High Court

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Judge of Telangana High Court, Justice V Ramasubramanian sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court.He succeeded Chief Justice Surya Kant. His Oath taking ceremony was administered by Governor Acharya Devvrat. Apart from Telangana High Court earlier, he served as an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court from July 31, 2006 and as permanent Judge from November 9, 2009.

3. 

Who has been sworn-in as the second Chief Justice of Telangana High Court?

A. Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta
B. Nisar Ahmad Kakru
C. Raghvendra Singh Chauhan
D. Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Acting Chief Justice of Telangana High Court, Raghvendra Singh Chauhan sworn-in as the second Chief Justice of Telangana High Court in Hyderabad. He succeeded Chief Justice T.B. Radhakrishnan in April, 2019 and sworn in as acting Chief Justice.He hails from Rajasthan. His Oath taking ceremony was administered by Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan. Chief Secretary S.K. Joshi , initiated the swearing-in ceremony while the Registrar General of Telangana High Court A. Venkateswar Reddy read out the warrant issued by President Ramnath Kovind.

4. 

Who among the following was conferred with the 'Innovative Research Excellence Award 2019 by the Minister for Labour and Human Resources of Bhutan?

A. Helmut Kroiss
B. Dr Gaurav Nigam
C. Sohiner Gill
D. Damir Brdjanovic

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

A well-known educationist, pediatrician and author, Dr Gaurav Nigam was conferred with the 'Innovative Research Excellence Award 2019' by Lyonpo Ugyen Dorji, Minister for Labour and Human Resources of Bhutan at the Asian Leadership Summit held at Thimphu, Bhutan. The event was organized by Global Leaders Foundation. He was conferred this award for his excellence in school education on the basis of his excellent performance, splendid achievement and outstanding contribution towards the innovative development and research activities in the field of school education in South Asian Region. He is the author of the book titled 'Devil Inside My Mind'.

5. 

A young entrepreneur, Viral Sudhirbhai Desai takes an initiative to change Udhana railway station into India's first green and clean railway station. He belongs to which city?

A. Ahmedabad
B. Vadodara
C. Surat
D. Rajkot

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Viral Sudhirbhai Desai, a young entrepreneur from surat launched an initiative to change Udhana railway station in Gujarat into India's first green and clean railway station like Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. In order to achieve the mission of 'Clean India-Green India', Desai installed oxygen bomber and over 1700 air purifying plants at the station and also painting has been made by him for environmental protection on the wall of the station. About 23,000 trees and 38 tree guards distributed to the people for tree plantation and environment protection by Desai and his organization, 'Hearts at Work Foundation".