सामयिक विषय: Personalities

Mario soares

Mario Soares

Question: Recently Mário Soares passed away; he was the president of which of the following country?
(a) Argentina
(b) Portugal
(c) Brazil
(d) Venezuela
Ans:(b)
Related facts:

  • On 7 January 2017 Mario Soares, Portugal’s former president and prime minister passed away. He was 92.
  • He was the founder of Socialist Party of Portugal.
  • He served as Prime Minister of Portugal from 1976 to 1978 and from 1983 to 1985, and subsequently as the 17th President of Portugal from 1986 to 1996.
  • He was widely regarded as the father of the Portugal democracy.

Reference:
http://www.euronews.com/2017/01/08/portugal-mourns-father-of-liberty-and-democracy-mario-soares
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/07/mario-soares-former-prime-minister-of-portugal-dies-aged-92
http://www.politico.eu/article/portugal-mourns-father-of-democracy-mario-soares/

Adama Barrow

Adama Barrow

Question: Recently Adama Barrow sworn in as president of which of the following country?
(a) Ghana
(b) Gambia
(c) Guyana
(d) Kenya
Ans. (b)
Related facts:

  • On 19 January 2017 Adama Barrow, the member of the United Democratic Party (UDP) sworn in as the 3rd President of the Gambia.
  • He will replace Yahya Jammeh.
  • Troops from a bloc of West African countries have entered Gambia in support of Adama Barrow.
  • United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution backing Barrow and called for a peaceful transfer of power.
  • Longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh has refused to step down despite losing a disputed December 1 presidential election to Barrow, deepening a political crisis.

Reference:
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/01/gambia-president-adama-barrow-takes-oath-senegal-170119170745954.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38185428
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/19/new-gambian-leader-adama-barrow-sworn-in-at-ceremony-in-senegal

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