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President Pranab Mukherjee has recently visited which of the following countries?
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Who: President Pranab Mukherjee
What: visited Nepal
When: published on 2nd November 2016

President Pranab Mukherjee on 2nd November 2016 was on a three day state visit to Nepal, in the first presidential visit from India in 18 years to the Himalayan nation. 

He was received at the VVIP Lounge at Tribhuvan International Airport by his Nepalese counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari. He arrived at the head of a 36-member delegation.

The last Indian President to visit Nepal was KR Narayanan on 28th May 1998.

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http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/president-pranab-mukherjee-arrives-in-nepal-on-three-day-visit-3733518/
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Which of the following persons has recently been appointed as Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)?
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Who: Sushil Chandra
What: appointed as Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)
When: published on 1st November 2016

Senior Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer Sushil Chandra has recently appointed as chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). He has replaced Rani Singh Nair, who retired from service on 31st October 2016.

About Sushil Chandra:

Sushil Chandra had been Member (Investigation) in CBDT since December 2015. During his long and illustrious career in the Income Tax Department, he has handled many prestigious assignments like the Principal Chief Commissioner and Director General of Income Tax at Ahmadabad, Commissioner of Income Tax (Central) and Director of Income Tax (Investigation) at Mumbai, among others.

About Chairperson, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT):

Chairperson, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is the senior-most IRS civil servant in the Government of India. The Chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes is the ex officio Special Secretary to the Government of India and also cadre controlling authority of the Indian Revenue Service.

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http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/sushil-chandra-takes-over-as-cbdt-chairman/435893/
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Legendry singer, Pandit Amaradeva passed away recently, was from
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Who: Pandit Amaradeva
What: passed away
When: published on 3rd November 2016

Legendary Sri Lankan singer and composer Pandit Amaradeva, recipient of many international honours, including Padma Shri, for his contribution to music, passed away recently after a heart attack. He was 88 years of age.

About Pandit Amaradeva:

Deshamanya Wannakuwatta Waduge Don Albert Perera better known by his adopted name Amaradeva, was a Sri Lankan vocalist, violinist and composer.

He has been the recipient of several awards, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award (2001), Padma Shri (2002) and Sri Lankan President’s Award of Kala Keerthi (1986) and Deshamanya Award (1998).

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http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/sri-lankan-music-legend-pandit-amaradeva-dies/article9300621.ece
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Who has recently been elected as member of United Nation’s International Law Commission?
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Who: Aniruddha Rajput
What: elected as member of United Nation’s International Law Commission
When: published on 4th November 2016

Aniruddha Rajput has recently been elected as member of United Nation’s International Law Commission.

He is among the 34 individuals elected by the General Assembly as members of the International Law Commission, the UN organ tasked with the progressive development of international law and its codification.

The newly elected members will serve five-year terms of office with the Geneva-based body beginning January 2017. The members have been elected from five geographical groupings of African, Asia-Pacific, Eastern European, Latin American and Caribbean and Western European states.

About International Law Commission (ILC):

The International Law Commission was established by the UNGA in 1947 to undertake the mandate of UN to ensure promotion and progressive development of International law and its codification. It holds its annual session in Geneva, Switzerland for a period of ten to twelve weeks. The members of the Commission are the people who possess recognized competence and qualifications in both doctrinal and practical aspects of international law.

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http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/aniruddha-rajput-elected-as-member-of-united-nations-international-law-commission-3736541/
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Who is to be appointed as a member of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)?
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ho: Avinash Rai Khanna
What: is to be appointed as a member of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)
When: published on 6th November 2016

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna is all set to be appointed as a member of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) with a high-level selection panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi clearing his name.

As per Section 3 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, which deals with the issue of ‘constitution of a National Human Rights Commission’, only a former chief justice can be appointed as NHRC chairperson.

About Avinash Rai Khanna:

Avinash Rai Khanna is a Vice Chairman, Indian Red Cross Society and Vice President of Bhartiya Janta Party. He is also a BJP In-charge of Jammu & Kashmir & Rajasthan. Earlier, he served as member of Rajya Sabha and was also a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Hoshiarpur constituency of Punjab.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/avinash-rai-khanna-to-be-appointed-nhrc-member/story-b4s4tro6wR6WXX7Zs4mNnK.html

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