Priti Patel appointed Britain’s first Indian-origin Home Secretary

Question: Recently, who has been appointed as Britain’s first Indian-origin Home Secretary?
(a) Sajid Javid
(b) Jeremy Hunt
(c) Philip Hammond
(d) Priti Patel
Answer: (d)
Related facts:

  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Indian origin Priti Patel as the country Home Secretary on 25th July, 2019.
  • She replaces Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid.
  • Ms Patel, was among the most vocal critics of Theresa May’s Brexit strategy.
  • The 47-year-old leader was first elected as a Conservative MP in 2010 and gained prominence in the then David Cameron led Tory government as his Indian Diaspora Champion.
  • She has her roots in Gujarat, India.

Links:
https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/priti-patel-appointed-britains-first-indian-origin-home-secretary/article28703129.ece
http://www.newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=369051
http://ddnews.gov.in/international/priti-patel-appointed-britains-1st-indian-origin-home-secretary
https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/priti-patel-appointed-britain-s-first-indian-origin-home-secretary-1573207-2019-07-25
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priti_Patel

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