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56. 

Cha-Chai, is an installation of art work of which Portuguese artist?

A. Paula Rego
B. Octavio Zaya
C. Nadir Afonso
D. Joana Vasconcelos

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Union Minister for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurate the Cha-Chai, installation of the art-work of Joana Vasconcelos at the National Museum. The installation represents the five o'clock tradition of serving tea in Portugal originated in the 17th century.

57. 

Who has been appointed as the new financial services secretary?

A. Sharad Kumar
B. Prakash Singh
C. Debasish Panda
D. Jawed Usmani

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Senior IAS officer Debasish Panda was appointed as the new financial services secretary, according to a Personnel Ministry order. Panda, a 1987-batch IAS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, is at present special secretary, department of financial services.

58. 

Satyaraujan Dharmadhikari, who recently resigned was a judge in which court?

A. Bombay High Court
B. Chandigarh High Court
C. Madras High Court
D. Allahabad High Court

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The second senior-most judge of the Bombay High Court (HC), Justice Satyaraujan Dharmadhikari, has bid his resignation. He did not mention the reason. Justice Dharmadhikari was born in 1960. He gained his LLB from Bombay University. He enrolled as an Advocate in June 1983.

59. 

Who has been appointed CMD of Air India?

A. Rajiv Bansal
B. Natwar Singh
C. Bimal Jalan
D. Ashwani Lohani

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Rajiv Bansal, an IAS officer of 1988 batch, has been appointed the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India, an official order said on February 13. He will replace Ashwani Lohani, whose tenure has ended.

60. 

Foreign Service Institute has been renamed after which person?

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

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The government has renamed two prominent buildings after former foreign minister and BJP veteran Sushma Swaraj, a day before her 68th birth anniversary. The Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, a cultural centre reflecting India's connect with its diaspora, has been renamed Sushma Swaraj Bhavan, who was known for reaching out to distressed Indians globally. The Foreign Service Institute, a renowned institution where diplomats are trained, will now be called Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service.