New Appointments PDF

January 2019

  1. Who is the newly appointed Chief Information Commissioner (CIC)?

Ans: United States

  1. Who has been sworn-in as new president of Brazil?

Ans: Jair Bolsonaro

  1. Who has been appointed as new Chairman of the Railway Board?

Ans: Vinod Kumar Yadav

  1. Justice AK Sikri has become the new Executive Chairman of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), which is not a function of NALSA?

Ans: Deals with grievances related to RTI requests

  1. Who has been appointed as Chairman of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)?

Ans: Saurabh Kumar

  1. Who has been appointed acting Chairman of LIC?

Ans: Hemant Bhargava

  1. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of Pakistan?

Ans: Asif Saeed Khosa

  1. Who is the head of task force to look into suicides of JNV students?

Ans: Jitendra Nagpal

  1. Which Indian origin personality has joined IMF as its first female Chief Economist?

Ans: Gita Gopinath

  1. Who has been appointed the new Director-General of Sashastra Seema Bal?

Ans: Kumar Rajesh Chandra

  1. Who has become the first monarch of Malaysia to resign before completing tenure?

Ans: Muhammad V

  1. Who is the head of the RBI panel on digital payments?

Ans: Nandan Nilekani

  1. Who has become first Indian to head Global Solar Council (GSC)?

Ans: Pranav R Mehta

  1. Who has become the first Indian to win in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship?

Ans: Jehan Daruvala

  1. Who has been appointed new Prime Minister of Taiwan?

Ans: Su Tseng-chang

  1. Who has been named as India’s Chef de Mission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

Ans: Birendra Prasad Baishya

  1. Who is the head of the SEBI committee to link research to policy making?

Ans: Sankar De

  1. Who is the head of the EC panel which submitted its report on digital media and campaigning during last 48 hours before polls?

Ans: Umesh Sinha

  1. Which Indian journalist has been appointed president of the Alliance for Media Freedom?

Ans: Narasimhan Ram

  1. Who has been sworn-in as the new President of Venezuela?

Ans: Nicolas Maduro

  1. Who is the head of the Group of Ministers (GoM) for GST issues in real estate?

Ans: Nitin Patel

  1. Who is the head of the committee which is formed by Madras High Court to weed out invasive plant species from Western Ghats?

Ans: Cherukuri Raghavendra Babu

  1. Who has been appointed the new CEO of the International Cricket Council (ICC)?

Ans: Manu Sawhney

  1. Who has been elected as the new chairman of Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC)?

Ans: Punit Goenka

  1. Who is the convenor of the newly constituted Group of Ministers (GoM) to look at issues related to lottery under GST?

Ans: Sudhir Mungantiwar

  1. Who has been appointed as Director General (Investigation) in the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)?

Ans: Prabhat Singh

  1. Who has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Sweden?

Ans: Stefan Lofven

  1. Who has been sworn-in as the new President of Madagascar?

Ans: Andry Rajoelina

  1. Who has been named as the new King of Malaysia?

Ans: Sultan Abdullah

  1. Which Indian personality has been appointed the WHO regional director for South-East Asia?

Ans: Poonam Khetrapal Singh

  1. Who is the head of IRDAI committee to identify Systemically Important Insurers (SII)?

Ans: Pravin Kutumbe

  1. Who has become the Pakistan’s first Hindu woman judge?

Ans: South Korea

  1. Who is the head of Lokpal search panel to select members of anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal?

Ans: Ranjana Prakash Desai

February 2019

  1. Who is the newly appointed DG of National Cadet Corps (NCC)?

Ans: Rajeev Chopra

  1. Rishi Kumar Shukla, who has been appointed the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), is from which state?

Ans: Madhya Pradesh

  1. Who has been appointed as the new Nepalese ambassador to India?

Ans: Nilambar Acharya

  1. Who has been appointed as the new Union Sports Secretary?

Ans: Radheyshyam Julaniya

  1. Who is the newly appointed Election Commissioner (EC) of India?

Ans: Sushil Chandra

  1. Who has been appointed as the chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)?

Ans: Pramod Chandra Mody

  1. Which Indian-origin prof has been appointed director of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance?

Ans: Faizel Ismai

  1. Who is the head of the expert committee on “Determining the Methodology for Fixation of the National Minimum Wage” that submitted its report recent?

Ans: Anoop Satpathy

  1. Who has become the IAF’s first woman flight engineer?

Ans: Hina Jaiswal

  1. Which Indian official has been appointed by UN as Controller & ASG in DMSPC?

Ans: Chandramouli Ramanathan

  1. Who has been appointed as the first court-appointed ombudsman for the BCCI?

Ans: DK Jain

  1. Who has been sworn-in as the first Lokayukta of Nagaland?

Ans: Uma Nath Singh

  1. Who has become the brand ambassador of the Swasth Immunised India campaign?

Ans: Kareena Kapoor

  1. Who is the head of the CBDT panel to help bring down tax litigation?

Ans: Sanjeev Sharma

  1. Who has been elected new president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)?

Ans: Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

  1. Which Indian personality is the WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region?

Ans: Amitabh Bachchan

  1. Who has been elected as the new President of Nigeria?

Ans: Muhammadu Buha

March 2019

  1. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of National Book Trust (NBT)?

Ans: Govind Prasad Sharma

  1. Who has been appointed new Chairman of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC)?

Ans: Bhagwan Lal Sahni

  1. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who has been re-elected as the new President of Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), is from which country?

Ans: Kuwait

  1. Who is the head of the committee to review cases against tribals in naxal-hit areas of Chhattisgarh?

Ans: A K Patnaik

  1. Who has been nominated by India to head Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)?

Ans: Ramesh Chand

  1. Who is the head of the Joint Working Group (JWG) which is formed by the IRDAI & NHA to curb fraud in Ayushman Bharat scheme?

Ans: Dinesh Arora

  1. Who has been appointed new director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)?

Ans: Ajit Kumar Mohanty

  1. Who will chair the National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage?

Ans: Amitabh Kant

  1. Who is the head of the committee to formulate insurance cover for advocates?

Ans: Alok Srivastava

  1. Who has become the first-ever Thari Hindu woman to be elected to the Senate of Pakistan?

Ans: Ekta Bisht

  1. Who has been named the new Prime Minister of Palestine?

Ans: Mohammad Shtayyeh

  1. Who has been appointed as chairman of the ‘Ma Narmada, Ma Kshipra evam Ma Mandakini River Trust’ in Madhya Pradesh?

Ans: Namdev Tyagi

  1. Who heads the high-level committee of the Delhi government to reform higher education?

Ans: Jasmine Shah

  1. Who has been appointed the new Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)?

Ans: M R Kumar

  1. Who has been appointed as mediator to resolve disputes of cricket administration in BCCI?

Ans: P S Narasimha

  1. Who has been appointed as the first transgender election ambassador in India?

Ans: Gauri Sawant

  1. Who has been appointed the next Chief of Naval Staff (India)?

 Ans: Karambir Singh

  1. Who is the head of the RBI committee to deepen digital payments?

Ans: Nandan Nilekani

  1. Who has been elected as new President of Basketball Federation of India (BFI)?

Ans: K Govindaraj

  1. Who has been appointed as the new BCCI’s ad-hoc Ethics Officer?

Ans: K T Joshwa

  1. Who has been elected as the first female President of Slovakia?

Ans: Zuzana Caputova

April 2019

  1. Who is the head of the tribunal to review ban imposed on Jamaat-e-Islami & JKLF?

Ans: Chander Shekhar

  1. Who has become the first African-American female mayor in the history of Chicago?

Ans: Lori Lightfoot

  1. Who has become the 1st Indian to be elected as member of FIFA Executive Council?

Ans: Praful Patel

  1. Who has been elected as the new President of the World Bank?

Ans: David Malpass

  1. Who is the new President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)?

Ans: Vikram Kirloskar

  1. Who is the newly appointed Managing Director of LIC?

Ans: Vipin Anand Monday

  1. Who has taken oath as the new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court?

Ans: Pradeep Nandrajog

  1. Who was appointed as Amicus curiae by the Kerala High Court on Kerala floods?

Ans: Jacob P. Alex

  1. Who is the current chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT)?

Ans: Adarsh Kumar Goel

  1. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court?

Ans: Vikram Nath

  1. Who has been appointed as new Secretary of Defence Finance?

Ans: Gargi Kaul

  1. Who has been appointed as the first-ever woman Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI)?

Ans: Najma Akhtar

  1. Who has been appointed as the new CMD of National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC)?

Ans: Shiv Das Meena

  1. Who has become the first Indian to be appointed Chair of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Health and Safety Committee?

Ans: Bibhu Kalyan Nayak

  1. Who has been sworn-in as the new prime minister of Palestine?

Ans: Mohammad Shtayyeh

  1. Who has been appointed as new Prime Minister of Israel?

Ans: Benjamin Netanyahu

  1. Who has been appointed as India’s new High Commissioner to South Africa?

Ans: Jaideep Sarkar

  1. Who has been appointed as a new Chairman of Export Promotion Council for Handicraft (EPCH)?

Ans: Ravinder Kumar Passi

  1. Who is the newly appointed Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA)?

Ans: Rajendra Kumar Nayak

  1. Which former army chief has been appointed as India’s

new high commissioner to Seychelles?

Ans: Dalbir Singh

  1. Who is the head of the CPWD committee to formulate design policy for building construction?

Ans: M K Sharma

  1. Who is the head of the IRDA committee to review microinsurance framework?

Ans: Suresh Mathur

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