CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ - 2019
The first South Asian American woman to preside over the US House of Representatives is;
A)
Silva Chan
B)
Susana Chou
C)
Pramila Jayapal
D)
Akmaral Arystanbekova

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Pramila Jayapal

Note : Indian-American Pramila Jayapal of age 53, a Democrat from Washington DC set a record by becoming first South Asian American woman to preside over the US House of Representatives as a temporary speaker. She was first elected in 2016. The Congress holds about 17 Asian Americans, with 14 in the House and three in the Senate.