1. Ajmal Sultanpuri passed away at the age of 97 in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Who was he?
• Noted Urdu poet Ajmal Sultanpuri passed away at the age of 97 in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
• Ajmal Sultanpuri was awarded the “LifeTime Achievement Award” by Uttar Pradesh (UP) Urdu Academy in March 2016 for his contribution to Urdu poetry.
• The two popular poems of Ajmal Sultanpuri are “Kahan Hai Mera Hindustan” and “Agar Main Tera Shahjahan”
2. Kobe Bean Bryant and his daughter died in a helicopter crash. He is associated with which of the following games?
• American legendary player Kobe Bean Bryant and his daughter died in a helicopter crash. He was a veteran player of Basketball.
• The helicopter crash took place near Calabasas in Southern California.
• Bryant is the fourth-leading scorer in National Basketball Association (NBA) history and selected to the all-star 18 times and earned a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in 2008.
3. What was the theme of the National Voters’ Day?
a. No voter to be left behind
b. Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy
c. Working hard to win
d. Your vote is important
• 25th of January is celebrated every year in India as National Voters’ Day.
• This is the 10th edition of the National Voters’ Day.
• The theme for the 10th edition of National Voters’ Day is ‘Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy’.
• The theme aims to renew the citizens’ faith in the electoral process as well as to educate the voters of India.
4. Who among the following has been re-appointed as Railway Board Chairman for a period of one year?
a. VK Yadav
b. Nand Kishore Yadav
c. MK Yadav
d. Sushil Yadav
• VK Yadav has been re-appointed as Railway Board Chairman for a period of one year.
• He had taken over as Railway Board Chairman from Ashwani Lohani, who had retired from the post in December 2018.
• Earlier, Yadav had held the post of General Manager of South Central Railway (SCR). He is an electrical engineer and belongs to the 1980 batch of the Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers.
5. Who among the following has been appointed as Chairman of National Medical Commission?
a. Dr. Suresh Chandra Sharma
b. Dr. Satish Sharma
c. Dr. Sushil Mehta
d. Dr. Naresh Trehan
• Dr. Suresh Chandra Sharma has been appointed as Chairman of National Medical Commission.
• He is Professor and Head of ENT – Head and Neck Surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
• An order was issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
• Health Ministry bureaucrat RK Vats, who has also been Medical Council of India (MCI) Secretary-General, has been named Secretary General of NMC.