Edristi Current Affairs June-2017

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Vice Presidential election 2017 Venkaiah Naidu is NDA candidate

M. Venkaiah Naidu

Question: Who has been given the additional charge of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting after M. Venkaiah Naidu was declared NDA’s vice presidential candidate?
(a) Manoj Sinha
(b) Smriti Jubin Irani
(c) Narendra Singh Tomar
(d) Arun Jaitley
Ans: (b)
Related facts:-

  • On July 17, 2017,senior BJP leader and Union Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu was declared as the vice Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
  • The President handed over the additional charge of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to the Union Minister Smriti Jubin Irani on the advice of the Prime Minister in addition to her current portfolio (Textile Ministry).
  • Union Minister Narendra Singh handed over additional charge of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development in addition to his current Port Folio (Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation).
  • Venkaiah Naidu will be contesting against the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Gopal Krishna Gandhi.

Related Links:-
https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/886955774047432706
https://twitter.com/AmitShah/status/886963631115468800
http://zeenews.india.com/hindi/india/who-is-the-nda-vice-presidential-candidate-venkaiah-naidu/333301

Union Science and Technology Minister to head panchgavya panel with RSS

Committee for research on benefits from cow

Question: Recently, the central government has constituted a committee under whose chairmanship to research the benefits of cow?
(a) Dr. Harshvardhan
(b) Dr. Vijay Bhatkar
(c) Pro. V.Ram Gopal Rao
(d) R.A. Mashelkar
Ans: (a)
Related facts:-

  • On July 16, 2017, the Central Government set up a 19-member panelto carry out scientifically validated research on cow-derivatives .
  • The panel consists 19 members including three members from the RSS and the VHP and will be headed by Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan.
  • This committee will select projects that will help in the scientific validation of panchagavya i.e. cow dung, urine, milk, curd and ghee in different areas like nutrition, health and agriculture.
  • Vijay Bhatkar, chairman of the science unit of RSS- Vigyan Bharti and Vice Chancellor of Nalanda University is the co-chairman of this committee.
  • Former director of CSIR R.A. Mashelkar, IIT-Delhi Director, Pro. V.Ramgopal Rao, General Secretary of Vigyan Bharti A. Jayakumar and Sunil Man Singh will be other members of the committee.
  • Apart from this, the secretaries of science and technology, biotechnology and energy ministry have been included in the committee.
  • The term of this committee will be 3 years.

Related Links:-
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/benefits-of-cow-urine-science-technology-minister-to-head-panel-with-rss-vhp-members/article19289223.ece
http://www.jagran.com/news/national-government-has-formed-a-committee-for-research-on-benefits-from-the-cow-16378313.html
http://navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/india/pti-language-special-government-created-committee-for-research-on-cow-benefit-rss-vhp-members-included/articleshow/59618463.cms

Nar Bahadur Bhandari passes away

Nar Bahadur Bhandari

Question- Nar Bahadur Bhandari, who passed away recently, was the chief minister of which of the following states?
(a) Assam
(b) Sikkim
(c) Manipur
(d) Arunachal Pradesh
Ans: (b)
Related facts:-

  • On July 16, 2017, the former Chief Minister of Sikkim Nar Bahadur Bhandari passed away. He was 76 years old.
  • He was one of the longest serving chief ministers of Sikkim. He became the Chief Minister of Sikkim for the first time in 1979 on a Janata Parishad ticket and then again in 1984 and 1989 on a Sikkim Sangram Parishad ticket.
  • He was the founder of Sikkim Sangram Parishad (SSP) and remained it’s president till his death.

Related Links:-
https://twitter.com/PMOIndia/status/886613255572955136
http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/pm-modi-condoles-death-of-ex-sikkim-chief-minister-nar-bahadur-bhandari-1725492
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/former-sikkim-cm-nar-bahadur-bhandari-passes-away/article19289860.ece

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