Current Affairs - Persons

Exercise :: Persons - Latest Current Affairs

  • Persons - Latest Current Affairs
6. 

Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi is to be renamed after which politician?

A. Arun Jaitley
B. Digvijay Singh
C. Sushma Swaraj
D. Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Government has decided to rename Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi as Sushma Swaraj Bhawan. Also, it has decided to rename the Foreign Service Institute to Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service. It was announced by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on the birth anniversary of Mrs. Swaraj. The aim is to honour the legacy and decades of public service of the former External Affairs Minister.

7. 

Who has been elected the President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for 2020-21?

A. Nihar Niranjan Jambusaria
B. Atul Kumar Gupta
C. Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey
D. M. Devaraja Reddy

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Atul Kumar Gupta will be the new President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAI)for the year 2020-21. Nihar Niranjan Jambusaria has been elected as the Vice President of the ICAI for 2020-21. They were elected at a meeting of the central council in New Delhi on February 12.

8. 

Who has been named as the 2019 FIH Women's Rising Star of the Year?

A. Rani Rampal
B. Frederique Matla
C. Julieta Jankunas
D. Lalremsiami

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has named India forward Lalremsiami as the 2019 FIH Women's Rising Star of the Year. She won 40% of all the votes cast. She got 47.7% of her votes from among national associations and the media, fans/players contributed 28.4% and 36.4% respectively. She came ahead of Argentina's Julieta Jankunas and Frederique Matla of the Netherlands, who finished second and third, respectively.

9. 

Who took over as Eastern Fleet Commander?

A. Suraj Berry
B. Sanjay Vatsyayan
C. MD Suresh
D. MM Chopra

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The command of the Eastern Fleet was handed over to Rear Admiral Sanjay Vatsyayan by Rear Admiral Suraj Berry at a ceremony at Visakhapatnam on 11 February 2020. He previously served as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy and Plans) at New Delhi. Rear Admiral Suraj Berry will take over as Chief of Staff of the tri-services Andaman and Nicobar Command shortly.

10. 

What is the age of Kalitara Mandal, the oldest voter of Delhi?

A. 102
B. 110
C. 114
D. 119

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

110-years-old Kalitara Mandal, the oldest voter of Delhi, casted her vote at SDMC Primary School, Chittaranjan Park in Greater Kailash assembly constituency. Kalitara Mandal, born in 1908, said that "I have always cast my vote ever since I received my voter ID. I feel happy while casting vote. It gives me power. I wish each and every citizen casts his vote."