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Exercise :: Persons - Latest Current Affairs

  • Persons - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

B.B. Kumar, who recently passed away was the chairman of which of the following institute?

A. ICSSR
B. ICMR
C. ISRO
D. IMA

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), B B Kumar, passed away on December 8. He had not been keeping well for some time.Braj Bihari Kumar was appointed as the chairman of the ICSSR in May 2017.Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, president of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), too condoled the demise of Kumar.

2. 

Who has been appointed as chief design consultant for TRIFED?

A. Tarun Tahiliani
B. Manish Malhotra
C. Rohit Bal
D. Ritu Beri

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Tribes India has announced the association with Ritu Beri Designs to promote Indian tribal crafts and culture. Ritu Beri has very graciously accepted to be the Chief Design Consultant for Tribes India. TRIFED has established a chain of 117 unique showrooms under the brand name of Tribes India, located all over the country, which provide artisans the platform for marketing and promotion of their products.

3. 

Bhawani Mukherji, who recently died at 68 was a former coach of which game?

A. Badminton
B. Tennis
C. Table tennis
D. Cricket

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Former India table tennis head coach Bhawani Mukherji died of an unspecified stomach ailment here on December 6. Mukherji, 68, is survived by his wife and a son. Mukherji, the first Dronacharya awardee in table tennis, did his schooling and graduation from Ajmer where his father was a medical practitioner. He joined the National Institute of Sports (NIS) Patiala in the mid-1970s after obtaining diploma in coaching.

4. 

Who has been appointed as the new chairman of National Stock Exchange?

A. Ram Shankar Katheria
B. Nand Kumar Sai
C. Suseel Kumar
D. Girish Chandra Chaturvedi

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Leading stock exchange NSE on December 6 said it has appointed Public Interest Director Girish Chandra Chaturvedi as its new chairman.The appointment comes following the approval of the markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi).The position was vacant since Ashok Chawla resigned as the chairman of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in January.

5. 

The 2+2 dialogue between India and the US will be held in which city?

A. Delhi
B. Washington
C. Chicago
D. Gurugram

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

India and the US are planning to sing a defence technology-sharing pact. The two countries will sign a deal at the 2+2 dialogue on 19 December in Washington, the US. The Indian side will be led by defence minister Rajnath Singh and external affairs minister S Jaishankar to the dialogue.