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Edristi Navatra Current Affairs August-2017

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Two-day First National Conference on “Uniformed Women in Prison Administration” concludes

First National Conference on “Uniformed Women in Prison Administration”

Question: At which of the following places Two-day First National Conference on “Uniformed Women in Prison Administration” was concluded recently?
(a) Jaipur
(b) Hyderabad
(c) Lucknow
(d) New Delhi
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • From September 14-15, 2017, the Valedictory Session of the first National Conference on “Uniformed Women in Prison Administration” was concluded at New delhi.
  • The two-day Conference for women officers in the ranks of Jailors to Deputy Superintendent of Prisons in States and UTs was organised by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • The Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the Conference.
  • More than 90 delegates from all across the country attended the conference and actively participated in discussions to arrive at conclusions and recommendations to solve as many problems of women officers in prison administration and correctional services as possible.
  • Ms. Lalitha Kumaramangalam, Chairperson, National Commission for Women (NCW) was the chief guest of the conference and addressed the Valedictory Session of this first National Conference.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=170830

President of India launches ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ Campaign

President of India launches ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ Campaign

Question: From which of the following places President of India, launched a nationwide sanitation campaign, ‘Swachhta hi Seva’?
(a) Lucknow
(b) Kanpur
(c) Jaipur
(d) New Delhi
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • On September 15th, 2017, the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, launched a nationwide sanitation campaign, ‘Swachhta hi Seva’, at Ishwariganj village in Kanpur.
  • On this occasion, he administered pledged to a new start in this direction in more than two and a half million village panchayats and cities whereby they resolved to create a clean, healthy and new India.
  • This nationwide campaign will run from September 15 to October 2, 2017.
  • Its purpose is to increase the participation of people in fulfilling the Mahatma Gandhi’s clean India dream.
  • It is significant that on October 2, 2017, 3 years of ‘Clean India Mission’ are being completed.
  • Different programs related to this campaign will be organized by all the Ministries of the Government of India.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=170823
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=170825

Visit of the President of the Republic of Belarus (11-12 September 2017)

State Visit of President of Republic of Belarus to India

Question: During the 11-12 September, 2017, the President of the Republic of Belarus remained on the State Visit of India. The President of Belarus is-
(a) Mikhail Chigir
(b) Alexander Lukashenko
(c) Vladimir Yermoshin
(d) Andrey Kobikov
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • During September 11-12, 2017, President of the Republic of Belarus, H.E. Mr. A.G. Lukashenko, was at a State visit to the Republic of India.
  • This visit took place in a year when Belarus and India are celebrating 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
  • It is known that India’s relations with Belarus have been traditionally warm and cordial.
  • India was one of the first countries to recognize Belarus as independent country in 1991.
  • Formal diplomatic relations were established and the Indian diplomatic mission in Minsk was opened in 1992 and Belarus opened its Mission in New Delhi in 1998.
  • President Alexander Lukashenka was formally welcomed at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on September 12, 2017.
  • After that he paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
  • During this visit, he met President Ramnath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
  • On September 12, 2017, delegation-level bilateral talks concluded at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Lukashenko.
  • After the talks, 10 MoUs / agreements / treaties signed between the two countries were signed-
    1. Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus.
    2. Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of the Government of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Education of the Government of the Republic of Belarus for Cooperation in the Field of Vocational Education and Training.
    3. Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation between Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
    4. MoU between Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India and Belarusian State Agricultural Academy, Gorki, Belarus for Cooperation in Agricultural Research and Education.
    5. Protocol amending the Agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare of the Republic of India and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus signed on April 16, 2007.
    6. Programme of cooperation between the Government of Republic of India and the Government of Republic of Belarus in the field of culture for 2018-2020.
    7. MoU between M/o Petroleum & Natural Gas of the Republic of India and Belarusian State Concern of Oil and Chemistry in the Oil and Gas Sector.
    8. Memorandum of Understanding between JSV “Belzarubezhstroy” and National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd.
    9. Memorandum of Understanding between JSC Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) and Indian Potash Ltd (IPL).
    10. Agreement on the implementation of MoU signed between OJSC Minsk Tractor Works and Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. India in Pune.

Reference:
http://www.mea.gov.in/incoming-visit-detail.htm?28934/Visit+of+the+President+of+the+Republic+of+Belarus+1112+September+2017
http://www.mea.gov.in/incoming-visit-detail.htm?28940/Press+Statement+by+Prime+Minister+during+State+Visit+of+President+of+Belarus+September+12+2017
http://www.mea.gov.in/incoming-visit-detail.htm?28942/IndiaBelarus+Joint+Statement+during+the+State+visit+of+the+President+of+the+Republic+of+Belarus+to+India+September+1112+2017
http://www.mea.gov.in/incoming-visit-detail.htm?28939/List+of+MoUsAgreements+signed+during+State+visit+of+President+of+Belarus+to+India+September+12+2017
http://www.mea.gov.in/Portal/ForeignRelation/Belarus_August_2017.pdf

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