Edristi Navatra Current Affairs March-2018

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Most Film Friendly State Award

Question: Which state was recently announced to be given the ‘Most Film Friendly State Award-2017’?
(a) Uttarakhand
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Madhya Pradesh
Answer: (d) 
Related Facts: 

  • On April 19th, 2018, Madhya Pradesh state is elected as ‘Most Film Friendly State Award-2017’.
  • The Most Film Friendly State Award was announced by the Chairman of the Jury, Shri Ramesh Sippy.
  • Madhya Pradesh was selected unanimously by the Jury from among the 16 States that participated.
  • Madhya Pradesh has been selected for this award for its efforts towards easing filming in the State by creating a well-structured web site, film friendly infrastructure, offering incentives, maintaining databases, undertaking marketing and promotional initiatives.
  • Madhya Pradesh is offering a variety of incentives as well as setting up a well-established website and setting up film-friendly infrastructure.
  • State of Uttarakhandis given a Special Mention Certificate to recognize the efforts made by the State of Uttarakhand towards creating a film friendly environment.
  • The Most Film Friendly State Awards would be presented by Hon’ble President of India on May 3rd, 2018 during the presentation of the National Film Awards.
  • It is the fact that the highest film-friendly state award of 2016 was given to Uttar Pradesh.


New Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission

Question: Who was recently appointed as the new chairman of Uttar Pradesh Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission?
(a) Ram Asere Vishwakarma
(b) Lalji Prasad
(c) Brij Lal
(d) Vikram Singh
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts:

  • On 18th April, 2018, the Uttar Pradesh Government has appointed former DGP and retired IPS Officer Brij Lal as new Chairman of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission.
  • Lalji Prasad was also appointed the chairman of Uttar Pradesh Scheduled Castes and Development Corporation.


World Liver Day

Question: On which date ‘World Liver Day’ is observed?
(a) April 18
(b) April 17
(c) April 21
(d) April 19
Answer: (d) 
Related Facts:

  • On April 19th, 2018, World liver Day was observed.
  • The main theme of this day in the year 2018 – ‘Riding New Waves in Liver Diagnosis, Staging & Treatment’.
  • This day is celebrated to spread awareness about lever related diseases.
  • Liver is the most complex and second largest organ of the body after human brain.
  • It plays an important role in the digestive system of the body.
  • Other key functions ofLiver are:
  • Fighting withfeatures and diseases.
  • Regularizeblood sugar.
  • Remove the toxic substances from the body.
  • Controlling the level of
  • Helps in the formation of blood clotting (thickening / thickening).
  • Secretion of bile (a liquid that helps in breaking fat and digestion).


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