Edristi Current Affairs April-2017

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UPPPCS Pre-2017 and SSC CPO SI – 2017 FREE Online Practice Test

UPPPCS Pre-2017 and SSC CPO SI – 2017 FREE Online Practice Test available on http://ssgcp.in/ . For old website go to link “Login to old website” and get your old test.

SIMBEX-17 maritime bilateral exercise

Simbex-17

Question: SIMBEX-17 is being organized from 18th to 24th May, 2017 between navies of Singapore and India in…
(a) Indian Ocean
(b) South China Sea
(c) Bay of Bengal
(d) Arab Sea
Ans: (b)
Related Fact :

  • Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercises, ‘SIMBEX-17’, is being organized in the South China Sea from 18th to 24th May, 2017.
  • Indian Naval Ships Shivalik, Sahyadri, Jyoti and Kamorta and one P8-I Maritime Patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft are participating in the exercise. Singapore Navy is represented by RSN Ships Supreme, Formidable and Victory and Maritime Patrol Aircraft Fokker F50 in addition to the RSAF F-16 aircraft.
  • The scope of the current exercise includes wide-ranging professional interactions during the Harbor Phase scheduled from 18 May to 20 May and a diverse range of operational activities at sea during the Sea Phase to be held from 21 May to 24 May.
  • Bilateral cooperation between Singapore and India was first formalized when RSN ships began training with the Indian Navy in 1994.
  • This year’s edition of SIMBEX-17 being held in the South China Sea is the 24th in the series and is aimed to increase interoperability between the RSN and IN as well as develop common understanding and procedures for maritime security operations.
  • The two navies share a long standing relationship with regular professional interactions that include exchange programs, staff talks and training courses.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=161920
http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsindian-and-singapore-navies-begin-maritime-bilateral-exercise-2017-5818835

Indian teen developed world's smallest satellite for Nasa

KalamSat

Question: World’s lightest satellite ‘KalamSat’ has been built by…
(a) Rifath Sharook
(b) Sheikh Farooq
(c) Dilip Sangvan
(d) None of the above.
Ans: (a)
Related Fact :

  • World’s lightest working satellite ‘KalamSat’ was launched on June 21, 2017 from NASA’s Wallops Space Center in the United States on a SR-4 rocket.
  • KalamSat will begin working once it enters the sub-orbital path. It will function for 12 minutes and will record different data before falling into the sea.
  • The satellite has been named ‘KalamSat’ in memory of the world-renowned scientist and late President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
  • The satellite has been built by Rifath Sharook, an 18 year old student from Pallapatti in Karur district of Tamil Nadu.
  • The four-centimeter cube satellite weighs 64 grams and includes sensors to measure temperature and radiation levels, among other data.
  • Rifath’s satellite was chosen from 86,000 designs submitted by teams from 57 countries in a ‘Cubes in Space’ contest held by NASA and ‘I Doodle Learning’.
  • The main role of the satellite would be to demonstrate the performance of 3D-printed carbon fiber

Reference:
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/tamil-nadu-teen-lightest-satellite-kalamsat-nasa/1/956871.html

Green Court NGT Bans Open Defecation, Waste Dumping On Yamuna Floodplains

Open defecation, dumping of waste on Yamuna floodplains banned

Question: Which of the following has banned open defecation and dumping of waste on the floodplains of the Yamuna river?
(a) National Green Tribunal
(b) Delhi High court
(c) Supreme Court
(d) Allahabad High court
Ans: (a)
Related Fact :

  • The National Green Tribunal banned open defecation and dumping of waste on the floodplains of the Yamuna River on May 19, 2017.
  • The directions came as the NGT was hearing a plea on the monitoring of the implementation of the ‘Maili se Nirmal Yamuna Revitalisation Project 2017’.
  • The tribunal announced an environment compensation of Rs. 5,000 for those violating the order.
  • A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also constituted a committee headed by the Delhi Jal Board CEO to oversee the execution of work pertaining to the cleaning of the river and asked it to submit reports at regular intervals.
  • The Green Panel noted that almost 67% of the pollution reaching the Yamuna would be treated by the two sewage treatment plants (STP) located at the Delhi Gate and Najafgarh under Phase 1 of the ‘Maili se Nirmal Yamuna Revitalisation Project 2017’.
  • The tribunal was informed that a total of 14 STPs are to be constructed to clean wastewater. Of these, seven are to be built by the Delhi Jal Board with its own funds.

Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/ngt-bans-open-defecation-waste-dumping-on-yamuna-floodplains/article18505049.ece
http://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/national-green-tribunal-ngt-bans-open-defecation-waste-dumping-on-yamuna-floodplains-1695639

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