Edristi Navatra Current Affairs July-2017

   
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International Youth Day 2017

International Youth Day

Question: International Youth Day is observed on …
(a) 11th August
(b) 13th August
(c) 12th August
(d) 10th August
Answer-(c)
Related facts:

  • International Youth Day was observed across the world on August 12.
  • International Youth day theme for year 2017 is “Youth Building Peace”.
  • It is worth mentioning that On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.

Reference:
http://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/

Shri Prasoon Joshi appointed Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification

New Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification

Question: Who has been recently appointed as new Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification?
(a) Shyam Benegal
(b) Sharad Joshi
(c) Prasoon Joshi
(d) Anupam Kher
Answer-(c)
Related facts:

  • On August 11, 2017, Prasoon Joshi, an Indian lyricist, screenwriter and poet was appointed as new chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification by the Central Government.
  • His appointment is for a period of three years or until further orders.
  • Mr. Joshi has replaced Pahlaj Nihalani on this post.
  • Listed below are the new members of the board appointed for a period of three years or until further orders.
  • Ms. Gautami Tadimalla
  • Shri Narendra Kohli
  • Shri Naresh Chandra Lal
  • Shri Neil Herbert Nongkynrih
  • Shri Vivek Agnihotri
  • Shri Waman Kendre
  • Ms. Vidya Balan
  • Shri T.S. Nagabharana
  • Shri Ramesh Patange
  • Ms. Vani Tripati Tikoo
  • Ms. Jeevitha Rajasekhar
  • Shri Mihir Bhuta
  • Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is a statutory body under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  • It regulates the public exhibition of films under the provisions of the Cinematograph Act 1952.
  • Films can be publicly exhibited in India only after being certified by the Central Board of Film Certification.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=169926
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=169928
https://www.cbfcindia.gov.in/main/

Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey launches Indian National Anthem video in sign language

Indian National Anthem video in sign language

Question: Who amongst the following has recently launched the Indian National Anthem video in sign language?
(a) Smriti Zubin Irani
(b) Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey
(c) Prakash Javedkar
(d) Dr. Harshvardhan
Answer-(b)
Related facts:

  • On August 10, 2017, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of State, Ministry of Human Resource Development launched the Indian National Anthem video in sign language at Films Division Auditorium, New Delhi.
  • The film is conceptualised by Satish Kapoor, Founder Director, We Care Film Festival.
  • We Care Film Festival produced the Film under the aegis of Brotherhood, an NGO.
  • It is directed by Govind Nihalani and the music is scored by late Aadesh Shrivastava.
  • The video features Mr. Amitabh Bachchan along with children with disability singing the National Anthem in sign language at the backdrop of the Red Fort.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=169844

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