Lok Sabha - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   Who has been appointed the first woman Secretary General of LS on 29th Nov 2017?

a. Meira Kumar
b. Kumari Selja
c. Snehlata Shrivastava
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Snehlata Shrivastava

Snehlata Shrivastava, a 1982-batch retired IAS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, was on Wednesday appointed the first woman Secretary General of the Lok Sabha.

The appointment was made by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, an official release said. Shrivastava will replace Anoop Mishra, who is retiring on November 30.

Shrivastava, a senior civil servant with 35 years of rich and varied administrative experience, will have the rank and status of Cabinet Secretary with effect from December 1.

She has held several important positions in the Madhya Pradesh government as well as at the Centre.

Shrivastava has served as Secretary in the Ministry of Law and Justice and also as Special/Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Finance.

She has also held several senior positions in the Madhya Pradesh government, including as Principal Secretary in the ministries of Culture and Parliamentary Affairs.

2)   On 23rd July’15, how many members of Anglo Indian Community were nominated to Lok Sabha by the President Pranab Mukherjee?

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 5
Answer  Explanation 


Prof. Richard Hay and Mr. George Baker have been nominated as members of the Anglo-Indian Community in the Lok Sabha.