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Exercise :: Persons - Latest Current Affairs

  • Persons - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Ashok Gehlot was sworn in as the Chief Minister of this state, recently.

A. Rajasthan
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Telangana
D. Chhattisgarh

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Congress party has picked old guard Ashok Gehlot over Sachin Pilot as Chief Minister of Rajasthan. Pilot will be the deputy CM of Rajasthan and will also continue as the state Congress chief. India's Grand Old Party won 99 seats of the 199 in the Rajasthan Assembly, just one short of the halfway mark to form the government.

2. 

Who will be the head of the group constituted by the government to vet the recommendations of a high-level panel on stressed power projects?

A. Piyush Goyal
B. Arun Jaitley
C. Suresh Prabhu
D. Dharmendra Pradhan

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The government has constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to vet the recommendations of a high-level panel on stressed power projects. The panel, headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, had submitted its report in November 2018. The other members of the GOM are Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and Power Minister R K Singh.

3. 

Uncrowned Glory - An exhibition of Ethnic Ornaments of Himachal Pradesh inaugurated in New Delhi. It was inagurated by;

A. Sunita Narain
B. Vandana Shiva
C. Satish Kumar
D. Dharmendra Singh Gangwar

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Dr Dharmendra Singh Gangwar, Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Culture inaugurated the third exhibition of the 2nd series of collection titled "Uncrowned Glory - An exhibition of Ethnic Ornaments of Himachal Pradesh" in National Museum, New Delhi. This exhibition aims to showcase the silver and gold ornaments, from different communities and regions of Himachal Pradesh,through photographic prints. This also help in preserving and transmitting the intangible aspects of the communities through generations. The exhibition will be open for public till the 31st of December 2018.

4. 

Who inagurated a 'Kala Utsav' in New Delhi on 12 December 2018?

A. Shri Anant Geete
B. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
C. Dr. Harsh Vardhan
D. Shri Prakash Javadekar

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

'Kala Utsav' was inaugurated by Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi on 12 December 2018. Kala Utsav is an initiative of the Department of School Education and Literacy of the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The aim of the festival is to promote arts in education by nurturing and showcasing the artistic talents of school students.

5. 

Who was appointed as the new president of the Film and Television Institute of India?

A. Dinesh Phadnis
B. Shivaji Satam
C. Brijendra Pal Singh
D. Aditya Srivastava

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Producer-director Brijendra Pal Singh was appointed as the new president of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and chairman of the institute's governing council by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Mr Singh, best known as the producer-director of popular TV series 'CID', is currently the vice-chairman of the FTII governing council. He succeeds veteran actor Anupam Kher, who had stepped down as the chairman citing "international commitments".