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Hina Jaiswal becomes IAFs first woman flight engineer, she belongs to the which city?

A. Hyderabad
B. Chandigarh
C. Gurgaon
D. Bhubaneswar

Answer: Option B


Chandigarhs Hina Jaiswal becomes IAFs first woman flight engineer. She has completed the Flight Engineers' course at 112 Helicopter Unit and placed at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bangalore. She has served as the Chief of firing team and battery commander in a front line Surface to Air Missile squadron, before being selected for the the prestigious Flight Engineers' Course. The flight engineer branch was opened to woman officers in 2018.


Who has won the Sustainable Development Leadership Award for year 2019 at WSDS?

A. Frank Bainimarama
B. Pawan Kumar Chamling
C. Anand Mahindra
D. James Alix Michel

Answer: Option A


Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, has been conferred with 'Sustainable Development Leadership Award 2019' at the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS-2019) in New Delhi. He won the award for his outstanding contributions towards sustainable development in Fiji. The summit reiterated India's vision for a greener tomorrow and to focus on energy transitions, clean oceans, mobilising development finance, environmental sustainability and sustainable mobility. Over 2000 delegates and speakers from over 40 countries participated in the summit. The summit was organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). At the event, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has collaborated with TERI to set up a Resource Efficiency Cell to help frame blueprint for national integrated resource efficiency policy. The cell will enable inter-ministerial and inter-departmental synergy in promoting material resource efficiency in India while helping frame the blueprint of the integrated resource efficiency policy for India.


Early Ed Asia 2019, Asias largest early childhood conference, held in __________.

A. Mumbai
B. Kolkata
C. Jaipur
D. Hyderabad

Answer: Option C


Early Ed Asia 2019, Asias largest early childhood conference, held in Jaipur. It was the first time such a conference was held in India with over 6000 eminent early childhood educators, policy-makers, researchers and other stakeholders from India and foreign countries. The latest trends in teaching and research were discussed to provide a stronger foundation to the children. The motto of the event was 'Our Children. Our Future'.


Who among the following has taken charge as the Chief of Staff at Eastern Naval Command, Vishakhapatnam?

A. SN Ghormade
B. Ajit Kumar
C. Karambir Singh
D. Anil Kumar Chawla

Answer: Option A


A National Defence Academy (NDA) graduate, Vice Admiral SN Ghormade took charge as the Chief of Staff at Eastern Naval Command, Vishakhapatnam. SN Gharmade was commissioned into Indian Navy on 1st January 1984 and he had assumed command of Guided Missile Frigate INS Brahmaputra, Submarine Rescue Vessel INS Nireekshak and Minesweeper INS Allepey in his 35 years long career. He was honoured by President of India with Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) on 26th January 2017 and Nau Sena Medal in 2007.


Who has been appointed as the chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet?

A. Hardeep Srivastava
B. Prakash Chandran
C. Pramod Chandra Mody
D. Laxman Das

Answer: Option C


Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has appointed senior IRS officer Pramod Chandra Mody as chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). He will succeed Sushil Chandra, who was recently appointed Election Commissioner. He is 1982 batch Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre). Prior to this appointment, he was a member in CBDT. Central Board of Direct Taxes is a nodal policy-making body of Income Tax (IT) department functioning under Department of Revenue, Union Ministry of Finance.