सामयिक विषय: Personalities

Pramod Sawant elected Speaker of Goa Assembly

New Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly

Question: Who amongst the following has recently elected as the new Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly?
(A) Digambar Kamat Digambar
(B) Ranjit Rane
(C) Pramod Sawant
(D) Siddharth Kuncolienkar
Answer- (c)
Related facts:

  • On March 22, 2017, BJP MLA Pramod Pandurang Sawant has been elected the new Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly.
  • The new Speaker defeated Congress nominee Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco.
  • Sawant secured 20 votes while Lourenco got 15.
  • Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco is MLA from the Sanquem Legislative Assembly of Goa State.

Related links:
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/602608/bjps-pramod-sawant-elected-speaker.html
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/bjps-pramod-sawant-elected-speaker-of-goa-assembly/

Renown Gujarati poet Chinu Modi passed away

Chinu Modi

Question: Recently Chinu Modi passed away. He was-
(A) Gujarati poet
(B) Marathi litterateur
(C) Environmentalists
(D) Bengali poet
Answer- (a)
Related facts:

  • On March 19, 2017, the famous Gujarati poet and Ghazalkar Chinu Modi passed away. He was 77 years old.
  • He was born on September 30, 1939.
  • He has made significant contributions in Gujarati poetry, drama, novels and stories writing.
  • He was awarded with Sahitya Akademi Award for his Ghazal collection ‘Khara Zaran’ in 2013.

Related links:
https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/843498861268230145
http://deshgujarat.com/2017/03/19/renown-gujarati-poet-chinu-modi-passes-away/
http://www.globalgujaratnews.in/article/gujarati-poet-chinu-modi-gets-sahitya-akademi-award/
http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/pm-narendra-modi-mourns-death-of-gujarati-language-poet-chinu-modi/594538/

Trump to nominate federal Judge Amul Thapar to 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

US President nominated for Indian-American top judicial post

Question- Recently, which American-American nominated US-American Donald Trump, has been named as the judge of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeal in US?
(a) Vivek Krishnamurthy
(b) Amul Thapar
(c) Tarun Chatterjee
(d) Vikas Agarwal
Ans: (b)
Related facts:-

  • On March 21, 2017, American President Donald Trump named Indian American diversified expert Amul Roger Thapar as the judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals (The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Six Circuit) of the Sixth Circuit.
  • He is the first American of Indian origin, who has been nominated for the top judicial post by Trump.
  • If the Senate affirms this appointment, he will be the judge of the Court of Appeal of the Sixth Circuit of US.
  • Here they will hear appeals from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan states.
  • Presently he is working as the District Judge of the United States in the eastern districts of Kentucky.
  • In 2007, when he was appointed to this position. He was the first South Asian judge to reach this position.

Related Links:-
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/21/president-donald-j-trump-announces-intent-nominate-judge-amul-r-thapar
http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article139760453.html

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