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Exercise :: Persons - Latest Current Affairs

  • Persons - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Who was appointed as India's High Commissioner to the island nation Seychelles, recently?

A. Dalbir Singh Suhag
B. Bipin Rawat
C. Sam Manekshaw
D. Praveen Bakshi

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Former Indian Army Chief General (Retired) Dalbir Singh Suhag was on April 25, 2019 appointed as India's High Commissioner to the island nation Seychelles. Dalbir Singh was the Army Chief from August 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016. He was also part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in Sri Lanka in 1987.

2. 

Who has been conferred with the Best Sportsperson award by the Calcutta Sports Journalists Club?

A. Jhulan Goswami
B. Sambaran Banerjee
C. Neelash Saha
D. Pritam Kotal

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Jhulan Goswami, world's leading wicket-taker in women's one-day internationals, was awarded the Best Sportsperson award by the Calcutta Sports Journalist's Club. Sambaran Banerjee and former India winger Sukumar Samajpati won the Lifetime Achievement awards. Promising Sportsperson of the Year was given to Neelash Saha. Best footballer was given to Pritam Kotal.

3. 

Who won a assembly elections in Japan?

A. Yukio Edano
B. Yasuhiro Nakasone
C. Yuriko Koike
D. Puranik Yogendra

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

An Indian-origin Japanese has been elected to Tokyo's Edogawa Ward assembly, becoming the first Indian to win an election in Japan. Puranik Yogendra, a naturalized Japanese, secured 6,477 votes, the fifth highest of the 226,561 valid ballots cast, in the April 21 poll. Over 34,000 Indians live in Japan.

4. 

Who has been honoured with the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Lifetime Award 2019?

A. Salim Khan
B. Helen
C. Shabana Azmi
D. Javed Akhtar

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Actor, producer and screenwriter Salim Khan, who is also the father of superstar Salman Khan, was honoured with the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Lifetime Award.

5. 

Gomathi Marimuthu has clinched India's first Gold in the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships in Doha. She is from which state?

A. Telangana
B. Andra Pradesh
C. Tamil Nadu
D. Karnataka

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Gomathi Marimuthu from Tamil Nadu has clinched India's first Gold in the women's 800m race at the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Gomathi clocked a personal best time of 2 minute 02.70 seconds in the half mile event to win a surprise gold for India. Then, Asian Games champion Tajinder Pal Toor added the 2nd gold medal to India's tally by clinching the top spot in the podium in men's shot put with a season's best throw of 20.22 metres. While Shivpal Singh added a silver in men's javelin throw by sending the spear to a distance of 86.23m, his personal best. In the process, Shivpal also booked a berth for the World Championships to be held at the same venue in September-October as he crossed the qualifying mark of 83m.