Daily : May 15, 2017

Sanjay Mitra appointed Defence Secretary

Sanjay Mitra

Question: IAS officer Sanjay Mitra appointed as the new-
(a) Foreign Secretary
(b) Defence Secretary
(c) Home Secretary
(d) None of the above
Ans(b)
Related facts:

  • On May10, 2017, Senior IAS officer Sanjay Mitra was appointed as the new Defence Secretary.
  • Mitra an IAS officer of 1982 batch and from the West Bengal.
  • He will have fixed two year stenure.
  • Presently he is Road Transport & Highways Secretary.

Reference:
http://www.uniindia.com/sanjay-mitra-appointed-defence-secretary/india/news/866938.html
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/sanjay-mitra-next-defence-secretary/article18420833.ece
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/sanjay-mitra-defence-secretary-ias/1/950679.html

South Korean President Moon Jae-in takes oath

New president of South Korea

Question: Recently who was sworn in as the new president of South Korea?
(a) Ahn Cheol-soo
(b) Hong Jun-pyo
(c) Moon Jae-In
(d) None of the above
Ans(c)
Related facts:

  • On May 10, 2017, Moon Jae-in, the Democratic Party’s candidate was sworn in as the new president of South Korea.
  • Out of 100% of the votes counted, Moon won with 41.08%.
  • 13,423,800 voters selected Moon Jae-in as their preference for President.
  • He will replaced Park Geun-hye, who has been removed from his post by impeachment in charge of corruption.
  • His tenure will be of 5 years.
  • It is notable that the President’s House of South Korea is called ‘Blue House’.
  • The capital of South Korea is Seoul.

Reference:
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/09/asia/south-korea-election/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39866696
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/south-korean-president-moon-jae-in-takes-oath-of-office-hours-after-assuming-presidential-duties/2017/05/09/05fce30e-352f-11e7-ab03-aa29f656f13e_story.html?utm_term=.16954980c175

Donald Trump appoints Indian-American Neil Chatterjee to key admin position in FERC

Neil Chatterjee

Question: US President Donald Trump has appointed Neil Chatterjee to which of the following commissions?
(a) Federal Communications Commission
(b) Agricultural Advisory
(c) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
(d) Nuclear Energy Commission
Ans(c)
Related facts:

  • On May 08, 2017 US President Donald Trump appointed Neil Chatterjee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission oversees electricity, natural gas and oil at the national level.
  • His appointment will be confirmed by the Senate.
  • His term will end on June 30, 2021.

Reference:
http://www.connectedtoindia.com/usinpac-congratulates-indian-americans-neil-chatterjee-rohit-chopra-1479.html
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/trump-appoints-indian-american-key-energy-post/1/949166.html

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