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aastha circuit tourist train: Northeast gets first pilgrim train, inaugural run on February 17

Aastha Circuit Tourist Train

Question: Recently North-East Frontier (NF) Railways has announced the launch of Aastha Circuit Tourist Train from Guwahati, the train will be launched on-
(a) 25 February 2017
(b) 01 February 2017
(c) 10 February 2017
(d) 17 February 2017
Ans. (d)
Related facts:

  • On 17 January 2017 North-East Frontier (NF) Railways has announced the launch of Aastha Circuit Tourist Train from Guwahati.
  • The new train will take travelers to a mix of popular pilgrimage destinations across the eastern part of the country at affordable rates.
  • For the first time, this type of special dedicated tourist train was being originated from NF Railway.
  • The all-inclusive special tourist train will start on February 17, 2017.
  • The train will take the tourists to various famous religious destinations like Gangasagar, Sri Swamy Narayan Temple, Kalighat, Birla Temple in Kolkata, Sri Jagannath Temple and Konark Temple in Puri and Bhubaneswar – Lingaraj Temple.
  • The duration of the tour from Guwahati to Guwahati is six nights and seven days and per person cost for the entire trip is Rs 6,161 only.
  • A similar fashioned tourist train is also being planned to run from other parts towards Assam and nearby areas.

Reference:
http://airworldservice.org/english/archives/39659
http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/aastha-circuit-railways-is-starting-the-first-pilgrim-train-for-northeast-117011601480_1.html

Rachael Heyhoe Flint

Rachael Heyhoe Flint

Question: Recently Rachael Heyhoe Flint, the former England women’s cricket captain passed away, she played her first ODI against which of the following team?
(a) Jamaica Women
(b) Australia Women
(c) International XI
(d) New Zealand Women
Ans. (c)
Related facts:

  • On 18 January 2017 Rachael Heyhoe Flint, the former England women’s cricket captain, has died aged 77.
  • Heyhoe Flint was captain when her team won the inaugural 1973 Women’s Cricket World Cup.
  • She also hit the first six in a women’s Test match in 1963, also at the Oval against Australia.
  • She was best known for being captain of England from 1966 to 1978.
  • She was one of the first ten women admitted to the MCC in 1999.
  • In 2004, she was the first woman elected to the full committee of the MCC and latterly became a Trustee.
  • In October 2010 was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, the first woman to achieve this accolade.
  • Rachel played 22 Tests (1594 runs) and 23 ODIs (643 runs) for England.
  • She played first Test against Africa (1960) and the first one-day against international XI (1973).

Reference:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-38664893
http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/player/53887.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachael_Heyhoe_Flint,_Baroness_Heyhoe_Flint

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