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head IOA Finance Commission

New Head of IOA Finance Commission

Question: Who amongst the following has recently been appointed as the chairman of the Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) Finance Commission?
(a) Mukesh Kumar
(b) Pawan Deep Singh Kohli
(c) Anil Khanna
(d) G.S. Mandar
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts:

  • On January 12th, 2018, senior sports administrator Anil Khanna named Chairman of the Finance Commission of the Indian Olympic Association.
  • In addition to this IOA also formed a Medical Commission and Games Technical Conduct Committee and nominated office bearers of IOA and National Sports Federations (NSFs) to the Committees.
  • The advisory committee comprises Tarlochan Singh, GS Mander, S Regunathan and BS Landge.
  • The Khanna-led Finance Commission has Sahdev Yadav, Secretary General, Indian Weightlifting Federation and DK Singh, Secretary, Uttarakhand Olympic Association, as members.
  • Pawan Deep Singh Kohli, son of Tarlochan, was named Chairman of the Medical Commission.
  • It is noteworthy that Kohli’s name was embroiled in a controversy when he was appointed as the Chief Medical Officer of the Indian contingent for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Reference:                 
http://www.ptinews.com/news/9396985_Anil-Khanna-to-head-IOA-Finance-Commission.html
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/others/anil-khanna-to-head-ioa-finance-commission/articleshow/62474750.cms

दूधनाथ सिंह

Doodhnath Singh

Question: Doodhnath Singh passed away recently.He was a
(a) Politician
(b) Literary
(c) Human rights activist
(d) Environmentalist
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • On January 12th, 2018, famous Hindi writer, poet and critic DhoodhnathSingh Passed away. He was 81 years old.
  • He was born on October 17, 1936 in Ballia (UP).
  • He was among top writers and thinkers of Hindi.
  • He was also the national president of the People’s Writers Association.
  • Akhiri Kalam, ‘Laut Aao Ghar’, ‘Nirala: Suicidal faith’, ‘Yamagatha’, ‘Dharmakshetra-Kurukshetra’, ‘Names of the next century’, ‘Man with a flat face’ and ‘youth scent’ Are included.
  • He was awarded the highest literary honor of Uttar Pradesh, Bharat Bharati, Madhya Pradesh’s top honor, Maithilisharan Gupta samaan.

Reference: 
https://www.bhaskar.com/uttar-pradesh/allahabad/news/UP-ALAH-LCL-famous-hindi-writer-doodhnath-singh-passes-away-5789823-PHO.html

Rocket expert K. Sivan new Space Secretary

New chairman of ISRO

Question: Who amongst the following has recently been appointed by the Central Government as the new chairman of ISRO?
(a) Dr. Timothy Krishnamurthy
(b) Dr. K. Sivan
(c) Dr. A.S. Kiran Kumar
(d) Dr.V.K. Saraswat
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts: 

  • On January 10th, 2018, the Central Government appointed noted scientist K. Sivan as the new chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
  • At the same time, he was appointed by the Central Government as Secretary of Space Department and new Chairman of the Space Commission.
  • His tenure will be of 3 years.
  • Currently he is the director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, ThumbaThiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  • At this post, he will replace A. S. Kiran Kumar.

Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/k-sivan-named-new-isro-chairman/article22412843.ece

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